Ahh…the Wii U, one of my favorite consoles of all time, and yet woefully ignored by consumers and developers alike. Some of the best games I have ever played are out on this console, and it’s hard to pick 10, but I did my best. Of the 88 games I own for the console, I have only played 71 of them. But here are the best of those ones…
Update 11/11/19- Added new game to list, knocking Mario Kart 8 out off list
Ubisoft Montpellier/ Ubisoft
This is one of the best platformers I have ever played. Excellent level design, fast paced action, andjust a whole array of weird stuff going on. Tons of unlockable skins for different characters to play as, satisfying challenge. It’s just great all around.
Yoshi’s Wooly World
Speaking of great platformers, this is another one. The yarn or wool world looks incredible and it’s fun how you interact with it. Finding a ton of collectables in each stage kept me playing for hours. There are so many different Yoshis to explore the incredibly clever and fun levels with and fight the wacky bosses that fill the world.
The Wonderful 101
This game sadly seemed to go completely under the radar. I feel like there was no advertising at all. And this is a travesty, for it is a truly unique and excellent action game with great humor and gameplay, in the spirit of Viewitful Joe.
Paper Mario: Color Splash
Intelligent Systems/ Nintendo
Within minutes, I got that classic Paper Mario feeling. There’s something about this series that makes me feel all happy and at peace. I don’t know what it is.
This one follows more closely to the Sticker Star formula, but also manages to be completely unique compared to the rest of the series. In fact, it’s more like a 3D platformer with RPG elements.
It is probably one of the funniest games I have ever played. The story and characters are highly entertaining.
Overall, I’d peg this as the third best in the series, after the first two.
Super Smash Bros For Wii U
Bandai-Namco Games/ Nintendo
Aside from having the coolest cover art of all time, this game comes with some truly great additions in levels and especially characters. A lot of characters got changes made to them too which is nice. There is plenty to do in this game, but getting everything is very tedious, especially farming for the newly added alternative special moves each character has. The board game single player is pretty fun. The game seems a bit lacking however, due to how big brawl was. They can only make it so much bigger. Though it is obvious they put everything they have into this game…and it’s Smash Bros…so it’s timeless fun.
In short, this is one of the best action games ever made. Far better than the first one.
Super Mario Maker
This is one of the greatest ideas of all time. Giving players the ability to create their own Mario levels with a ton of ways to do so? Wowee! You could literally play this game the rest of your life, enjoying the millions of stages others have created or just building your own. Some levels are genius, others, not so much. But one things for sure, it’s a whole lot of fun. The one downside is you can only upload 10 levels unless people “like” your levels a whole lot of times, then you can add more. If none get liked enough, they are removed from online, which kind of takes the fun out of making levels, though I see why this is necessary.
New Super Mario Bros. U
They finally stopped f’ing around with the “New” series with this game. This is the first time the platformers could really live up to the old SMW and SMB3. Super creative levels, cool new items and a huge world make this one to remember.
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
This remaster basically took a great game, removed all it’s flaws and turned it into one of the best Zelda games of all time.
Super Mario 3D World
This game is simply jaw dropping. It gave us everything I could have hoped for. The cat suit is strangely awesome, the levels, gameplay, 4 playable characters…all just incredible.
There you have it…10 incredible games among a whole library of them.