Nintendo Wii U Reviews

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse Review (Wii U)

One of the more overlooked titles on the Wii U, Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is a part of the new platforming indie craze. Shovel Knight, Shantae, Axium Verge, and many others are a part of the new retro gaming craze trying to bring back the metroidvania/platforming style of play. Shantae was one of the frontrunners seeing its return after eight years of dormancy with the DS title, Risky’s Revenge, meeting critical acclaim. WayForward Technology garnered much needed praise with its return to classic platforming splendor and proceeded to create the sequel Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse. After it was launched, its ability to make use of its retro platforming roots and perfect them only excelled it to the forefront of the Wii U library with its release in the end of 2014.

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Review

With the launch of the Wii U, people were hyped for where the next installment of the Smash Bros. franchise would go. With the 3DS version released, some were not happy that the roster would be the same on Wii U. Despite that, people were excited to learn that they would be able to play with their GameCube controllers and in HD for the first time. Will this game give naysayers a reason to buy a Wii U, or will you just dig out your GameCube and play Super Smash Bros. Melee instead?

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NES Remix Review (Wii U)

The announcement of this came from a decent Nintendo Direct showing the trailer and stating that the game is available to play now. This caught people off guard and wanted to see what this game is all about. For most people they loved how it took classic games and added a twist while others stated Nintendo is playing catch-up to mods that made games like this on PC long ago. Is NES Remix worth reliving those classic days of making up challenges, or should we just move on to something that is fresh and new?

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Super Mario 3D World Review (Wii U)

Mario is to video games as Mickey is to Disney. That’s what goes through my mind when I think of the Mario Bros franchise. Today Mario’s name can be replaced with other characters since video games have become broader to mainstream appeal. Over the years, a new Mario game meant as a showoff for what the Nintendo hardware is capable of. As time went on, it seemed the Mario games were starting to lose their appeal (unless it’s a 2D side scrolling one). Mario has now become an annual release while the Zelda franchise has time to stay fresh.

After the showing of Super Mario 3D World at E3 2013, people were not impressed with the reveal stating that it looks like a copy and paste of Super Mario 3D Land that was released in 2012 for the Nintendo 3DS.

Once again, Nintendo proves that you can’t judge a book by its cover as it shows that this would be the first four player co-op 3D platforming game that uses elements from the past 2D and 3D Mario games.

Considering that the game was released the same day as Microsoft’s Xbox One, Nintendo was hoping to get those buyers to pick up a Wii U. Has this game brought a new idea to the Mushroom Kingdom or should we not check another castle?

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