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Must have Wii U titles? Lets see some lists!

Jul 08 at 9:23:58 AM
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It seems the dust has settled with the Wii U re-releases on the Switch which has me wondering, what are the must have Wii U titles? Are there re-releases that are better on the Wii U than on the Switch? What does the Wii U essentials list look like? And are Devils Third and Hello Kitty Kart Racers in your must haves cuz r@re L00k?

What does your Wii U must have or console essentials look like?

NA's Wii U Essentails List
Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition
Game & Wario

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Mario Maker 1

Need For Speed Most Wanted U (Exclusive content)
NES Remix (different than 3DS version)

Nintendo Land
Paper Mario: Color Splash
Pikmin 3
Smash Bros for Wii U (Smash 4)
Splatoon (does this have a campaign to play after the servers evenutally go offline?)
Super Mario 3D World
Tank! Tank! Tank!

Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE
Wii Party U
Wonderful 101
Xenoblade Chronicles X
Yoshi's Woolly World
Zelda Twilight Princess HD

Zelda wind waker HD
ZombiU

Honorable mentions
Darksiders II (Gamepad features?)
Darksiders: Warmastered Edition (Gamepad features?)

Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Gamepad features)
Rayman Legends (Probably the best version of this game; available on Switch)
Mario Party 10 (under dispute for how lackluster it was recieved)
Rodea (for the Wii game included in the CE so maybe it should be a Wii must-have?)
Runbow
Sniper Elite v2
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed - Bonus Edition
SteamWorld Collection

Star Fox Zero (under dispute for how lackluster it was recieved)
Shovel Knight (not exclusive)
Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition (Exclusive Content)
 

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Edited: 07/11/2019 at 06:08 PM by RegularGuyGamer

Jul 08 at 9:44:22 AM
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Yoshi's Wooly World

Jul 08 at 10:05:47 AM
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Pikmin 3
Super Mario 3D World
Tokyo Mirage Sessions
Xenoblade Chronicles X
Wonderful 101
Rodea (for the Wii game included in the CE so maybe it should be a Wii must-have?)
Zelda Twilight Princess HD
Zelda wind waker HD

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Edited: 07/08/2019 at 10:19 AM by LutherDestroysTheGond

Jul 08 at 12:27:01 PM
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I'm going to throw Bayonetta out there as its the only way to get both games on discs (the first release one) vs Switch with one on cart and a download code for the other (unless you want to pay $150+ for the climax edition)

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Jul 08 at 12:29:09 PM
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Honestly don't think the Wii U is a must have at all. I know I haven't touched mine since switch came out. However, I would nominate Pikmin 3 as one of those exclusives worth a play that you wouldn't get to experience anywhere else. While New Super Mario Wii U was another favorite of mine, you can just experience a similar game on the Wii or Switch these days.

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Jul 08 at 12:48:55 PM
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I think Wii U versions are worth getting just because they have become so inexpensive compared to their Switch counterparts. I bought Hyrule Warriors on Wii U a couple years ago for $30 thinking that was a deal, now the Wii U version is like $8. Donkey Kong tropical freeze can be found for like $10..

It's crazy how these full blown first party titles are selling for peanuts just because it's available on Switch now. They're still the same game

Jul 08 at 1:59:35 PM
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Originally posted by: jonebone

Honestly don't think the Wii U is a must have at all. I know I haven't touched mine since switch came out. However, I would nominate Pikmin 3 as one of those exclusives worth a play that you wouldn't get to experience anywhere else. While New Super Mario Wii U was another favorite of mine, you can just experience a similar game on the Wii or Switch these days.





New Super Mario U just released on the Switch under the 'Deluxe' moniker.  

I'll throw in some Wii U exclusives that are arguably must-plays, and hopefully will receive Switch ports/remasters:

Wind Waker HD

Twilight Princess HD

Super Mario 3D World

Pikmin 3 (Not big on Pikmin myself, but it's got its fanbase)

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Edited: 07/08/2019 at 02:00 PM by ifightdragons

Jul 08 at 3:12:15 PM
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Not much if you're playing Switch ports. Something like Wind Waker HD has the inventory and maps on the tablet so even if it comes to Switch you could debate it'd have fewer features. On the scale of Mario games, 3D World was not one of my favorites, although NSMBU very much is.

Just cause no one said it, Nintendo Land asynchronous multiplayer is cool.

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Edited: 07/08/2019 at 03:13 PM by DefaultGen

Jul 08 at 9:12:57 PM
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Damn is the list really 10 or less games??

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Jul 08 at 9:21:14 PM
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Originally posted by: RegularGuyGamer

Damn is the list really 10 or less games??

Wii U sucks I was going thru my games I have amassed and they are lame mostly not worth keeping. 

Also no one said shovel knight and the Shantae release are amazing 
 

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Jul 08 at 9:58:42 PM
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Originally posted by: romiked2689

Originally posted by: RegularGuyGamer

Damn is the list really 10 or less games??

Wii U sucks I was going thru my games I have amassed and they are lame mostly not worth keeping. 

Also no one said shovel knight and the Shantae release are amazing 
 





Shovel Knight and Shantae are svailable on the Switch, so I guess that's why no one bothered to mention them.

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Jul 08 at 10:41:30 PM
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Originally posted by: ifightdragons
 
Originally posted by: romiked2689
 
Originally posted by: RegularGuyGamer

Damn is the list really 10 or less games??

Wii U sucks I was going thru my games I have amassed and they are lame mostly not worth keeping. 

Also no one said shovel knight and the Shantae release are amazing 
 



Shovel Knight and Shantae are svailable on the Switch, so I guess that's why no one bothered to mention them.

Yep you are correct I completely forgot when thinking that hard! 
 

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Jul 09 at 12:08:34 AM
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My must have list includes:

Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Nintendo Land
Paper Mario: Color Splash
Pikmin 3
Rayman Legends (Probably the best version of this game)
Runbow - Deluxe Edition
Shovel Knight
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed - Bonus Edition
SteamWorld Collection
Super Mario 3D World
Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition
Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE
Wii Party U
Wonderful 101
Xenoblade Chronicles X
Yoshi's Woolly World
ZombiU


Edited: 07/09/2019 at 07:36 AM by Trifecta

Jul 09 at 12:19:40 AM
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Originally posted by: RegularGuyGamer

Damn is the list really 10 or less games??
Came here to shit on the WiiU, looks like its not needed!

 

Jul 09 at 1:40:12 AM
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The Wii U got the definitive version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Jul 09 at 1:46:34 AM
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Originally posted by: RegularGuyGamer

Damn is the list really 10 or less games??
It depends on what you are looking for specifically. Do you want exclusives or just anything that people would consider "good"? There are a lot of solid games on the system but I think a lot of people are avoiding certain titles because they are simply available elsewhere.

Regarding one of your questions in the original post, I don't believe there is a single first-party Wii U to Switch port that is technically still better on Wii U. Switch versions usually get some minor extras--maybe some extra levels, maybe an extra gameplay mode, perhaps a new character or two. Breath of the Wild aside, screen resolutions are usually about the same as well. Third-party is a different story, notably with Rayman Legends that suffers from performance issues in the Switch version. Though, that one's a bit of a wash because I'm not particularly a fan of having to constantly look down at the tablet in the Wii U version. That's fine for some games, just not side scrolling platformers.

As it's been said previously, what's appealing about the Wii U is that it's a good bang for the buck right now. Most games on it are going down in price and you can get nearly identical Wii U versions of Switch titles at 75% less, if not more. You really can't beat that value for Nintendo's first-party output alone.

There are of course some of those Nintendo titles that haven't been ported to Switch yet. Personally, I think Nintendo Land is pretty underrated. Lots of great games on that collection with a ton of variety and I doubt it'll ever get a Switch port. NES Remix Pack is also a nice collection of the two eShop games and also includes Super Luigi Bros on it. Game & Wario is fun. Both Mario Maker and Splatoon got sequels on the Switch, but the originals are still excellent on the Wii U. Pikmin 3 is great. Star Fox Zero is hit or miss depending on the person, but it's so cheap right now it's probably worth a try regardless.

If you don't need exclusives, some of the multi-plat third party stuff is apparently pretty good on the system as well. Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Need For Speed Most Wanted U, the Batman games, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Darksiders II, a boatload of Lego games, etc. The early ports often times had tablet features that you didn't get in other versions, which may be a reason to get them. The system even got Darksiders: Warmastered Edition at the end of its life and I've heard good things about that game.

​If we get into digital-only stuff, there's quite a bit to dive into (some of the ones I played the most of were Nano Assault Neo, Fast Racing Neo, Ghost Blade HD, Pinball Arcade and Zen Pinball, etc). Then there's the Virtual Console stuff. Nothing terribly special there in most cases for the common systems, but I have to make a special mention of the GBA emulator by M2. Their work on that is top-notch and those games play awesome. Likewise the system still houses some Nintendo DS Virtual Console titles as well, something you currently can't really get on another console. It's cool playing the original New Super Mario Bros. on the big-screen.

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Edited: 07/09/2019 at 01:49 AM by Austin

Jul 09 at 6:29:48 AM
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I know it's not exclusive but NES Remix is an awesome game and well worth a buy if you have the system.

Jul 09 at 9:35:51 AM
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Right now?

Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD
Pikmin 3
Super Mario 3D World
Xenoblade Chronicles X
ZombiU

That's pretty much it at this point.

Jul 09 at 10:39:06 AM
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Originally posted by: RegularGuyGamer

Damn is the list really 10 or less games??

It's amazing how few exclusives you can have when you release a console with 160 games then spend 2 years rehashing every single one of them instead of making new ones  
 

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What about digital only titles?

Jul 09 at 1:15:40 PM
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It's on the switch but is still a great wii u game: Pokken. Its a great fighting game...

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Smash Wii U deserves a mention. Aside from exclusive modes & different mechanics, there are custom moves, (currently) exclusive DLC costumes, and is missing the largest amount of past stages in Ultimate.

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Wonderful 101
Smash bros
Super Mario 3D world

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Originally posted by: RegularGuyGamer

Damn is the list really 10 or less games??


There are more. People are forgetting many like xenoblade, kirby rainbow curse, smash bros, starfox, etc at the time of your comment. Ive made a list before its like 20-30 

edit: ive seen more memtions after your comment. The wii u has plenty of games worth having

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Edited: 07/11/2019 at 01:54 PM by quest4nes

Jul 11 at 2:04:43 PM
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I updated the OP with a list and some commentary. I don't have, nor have I played all these games so just some notes in parrens. Any input would be great!

NA's List

Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition
Darksiders II (Gamepad features?)
Darksiders: Warmastered Edition (Gamepad features?)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Gamepad features)
Game & Wario
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Mario Maker 1
Need For Speed Most Wanted U (Exclusive content)
NES Remix (different than 3DS version)
Nintendo Land
Paper Mario: Color Splash
Pikmin 3
Rayman Legends (Probably the best version of this game; available on Switch)
Runbow - Deluxe Edition
Rodea (for the Wii game included in the CE so maybe it should be a Wii must-have?)
Shovel Knight (not exclusive)
Smash Bros for Wii U (Smash 4)
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed - Bonus Edition
Splatoon (does this have a campaign to play after the servers evenutally go offline?)
Star Fox Zero (under dispute for how lackluster it was recieved)
SteamWorld Collection
Super Mario 3D World
Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition
Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE
Wii Party U
Wonderful 101
Xenoblade Chronicles X
Yoshi's Woolly World
Zelda Twilight Princess HD
Zelda wind waker HD
ZombiU

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