Wii U Action Games

Back to Bed

Back to Bed

Platform: Wii U
December 22, 2016
Bob the sleepwalker has a habit of always falling asleep in hazardous places. Luckily for Bob, his subconscious protector, Subob, is always ready to save him. Now the challenge for Subob is to guide Bob to safety, across rooftops, avoiding falls, and around dangerous creatures from the nightmares of Bob.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
tbd
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Platform: Wii U
December 20, 2016
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is a belly dancing, hair-whipping HD adventure from WayForward, makers of Ducktales Remastered, Adventure Time, and Contra 4.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.4
Teslapunk

Teslapunk

Platform: Wii U
December 8, 2016
Teslapunk is a classic 2D shoot-em-up with fast-paced arcade gameplay. You have to defend earth against an invasion from Mars lead by Emperor Zangorax who back on Mars is a popular DJ by night and a frantic invader by day. The Invasion takes you through 6 different levels each uniquely designed. Additionally there is a Survival Game Mode where you can level up your ship and buy helpful items.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
tbd
Exile's End

Exile's End

Platform: Wii U
November 22, 2016
EXILE'S END is a platformer with exploration elements set on a dangerous alien world. The game was developed by one-man indie studio Magnetic Realms with art, cutscenes, and music provided by legends of the 8 and 16-bit eras from Japan. It draws its thematic influence from the science-fiction films and anime of the 80s and its gameplay from classic action-adventure titles.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
tbd
Twisted Fusion

Twisted Fusion

Platform: Wii U
November 3, 2016
Twisted Fusion offers an open world experience, allowing players to choose their own path as they seek to find a way back to our world. Three friends are transported to a strange world unlike our own. Surrounded by strange creatures and even stranger locals, Cora and her friends have only their wits and a brace of water guns to rely upon! Luckily for our plucky trio of outlanders, the water found in this curious new land possesses mysterious qualities; transforming their ordinary water guns into powerful weapons. Set off on an epic adventure with up to 4 friends. Explore the breath-taking sky islands of Evan and aid their inhabitants by completing challenging quests and defeating the hordes of monsters that plague the land. Discover the secrets of Evan's towers and defeat the dangerous creatures that guard them. Twisted Fusion offers an open world experience, allowing players to choose their own path as they seek to find a way back to our world. Use the Wii U GamePad to access a host of apps on Cora's smartphone. Track the time and weather, check your quest progress, fast travel and unlock new characters, costumes, abilities and gadgets. Players can even collect and train their own team of monsters. Stranded in a strange land, our heroes seek only a way home. Can they overcome the dark forces that seek to hinder their mission?
Metascore:
36
User Score:
tbd
Pirate Pop Plus

Pirate Pop Plus

Platform: Wii U
October 20, 2016
Retro-style Arcade Action! Join Pete Jr on his quest to defeat the nefarious Bubble Pirate, an evil villain who has trapped the innocent townsfolk in bubbles! Dodge and pop bubbles with your anchor while collecting power-ups and managing Bubble Pirate's constant gravity-switching mischief! When you feel at your Piratey-est, test your skill in the ultra-challenging Hyper Mode... The game may be faster and harder, but you'll find treasures beyond your wildest dreams. Coins as far as the eye can see! Collect coins to unlock content in the games shop like new music, new faceplates, buttons, backlights, and even characters for your bubble-popping mayhem! Yarr!
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Skylanders Imaginators

Skylanders Imaginators

Platform: Wii U
October 16, 2016
Use the power of your imagination to create Imaginator Skylanders to battle in the ultimate adventure alongside the almighty Senseis to save Skylands.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.3
Noitu Love: Devolution

Noitu Love: Devolution

Platform: Wii U
September 15, 2016
The year is 2288. The city is protected by an organization called "The Peacekeepers League" and everything is swell except for that it's under attack! By a robot army lead by professor Darnacus Damnation!! Or is it... ? 100 years after the events of Noitu Love 1 the new star of the Peacekeepers is Xoda Rap, and what she has to endure is a sudden resurrection of the Darn armies, but adding to that the city is locally turning to places of the past! What could be causing this? Using a mouse reticule as a quick-dash-to-enemies and mouse gestures for special moves, Xoda will take on anything that stands in her way in the name of peace! The game shares little in pacing and action to Noitu Love 1. It is more of a continuation on that universe, so expect much more mindless action! Features: - 7 wholly different levels - 3 modes of playing the game - 3 difficulty levels befitting most players - Several bosses per level - Ratings for every level, difficulty and mode - A bunch of secrets and more!!
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.2
Jotun: Valhalla Edition

Jotun: Valhalla Edition

Platform: Wii U
September 8, 2016
In Jotun, you play Thora, a Norse warrior who has died an inglorious death and must face the challenges of Viking purgatory to prove herself to the Gods and enter Valhalla.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.4
Tadpole Treble

Tadpole Treble

Platform: Wii U
August 11, 2016
Face The Music In Tadpole Treble, swim through the actual sheet music of the game's songs. Avoid the notes, hit the beats, and guide a young tadpole through varied stages in a melodic quest to get home! The adventure introduces a unique, appealing song for every stage, showdowns against intimidating boss creatures, rhythmic elements to master, and rewards for seasoned players. Unlock stages, a music player, a bestiary, developer commentaries and an endurance test. Creative players of all ages will love our Composition Mode, where you can create your own songs using dozens of different tools....and then play through your masterpiece with Baton, or share them via QR codes! Webcomic artist Matthew Taranto, game designer Michael Taranto, and the whole team at BitFinity are happy to present Tadpole Treble--an aquatic, melodic adventure for all ages. Dive on in and enjoy this musical odyssey!
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.5
3Souls

3Souls

Platform: Wii U
July 28, 2016
Discover the world of Mustland with Nelesa in the sad cells of Moon Prison with this first episode of 3Souls. In this 2D puzzle-platformer, players must utilise the unique features of the Wii U GamePad to solve puzzles and the touch screen to glimpse into the thoughts and feelings residing within Nelesa's soul. A second player can join in on the journey to help you with the platformer parts of the game in local Co-Op Mode. 3Souls is an episodic game, structured in 3 separate episodes. With this purchase you will receive the starting episode 1. Episode 2 and 3 will be available later as chargeable downloadable content.
Metascore:
49
User Score:
6.7
Buddy & Me: Dream Edition

Buddy & Me: Dream Edition

Platform: Wii U
July 21, 2016
Explore the enchanted forest of a young boy's dreams, running alongside his best friend, a magical creature named Buddy. Jump, bounce, swing, glide, and fly together on an endless adventure about friendship, through a beautiful world of treehouse-inspired obstacles, curious critters, and natural wonders. A one-of-a-kind re-imagining of the endless runner, Buddy & Me features unique "companionship" mechanics, beautifully painted 2D environments, cel-shaded characters, and accessible gameplay for all ages and skills.- Never run alone again! Enjoy the constant companionship and help of Buddy.- Adorable characters and creatures reminiscent of classic animated films.- Never play the same game twice! Freshly assembled obstacles every time.- Hi-resolution, gorgeous painted environments inspired by the Pacific Northwest. - Adapts to your skill level, appropriate for all ages and experience.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
tbd
Mighty No. 9

Mighty No. 9

Platform: Wii U
June 21, 2016
Mighty No. 9 is an all-new Japanese side-scrolling action game that takes the best aspects of the 8- and 16-bit era classics you know and love, and transforms them with modern tech, fresh mechanics, and fan input into something fresh. You play as Beck, the 9th in a line of powerful robots, and the only one not infected by a mysterious computer virus that has caused mechanized creatures the world over to go berserk. Run, jump, blast, and transform your way through six stages (or more, via stretch goals) you can tackle in any order you choose, using weapons and abilities stolen from your enemies to take down your fellow Mighty Number robots and confront the final evil that threatens the planet. Once, you worked together, side-by-side but now, your fellow Mighty No. robots have lashed out, taking over key strategic locations across the globe and infesting them with their minions. You have no choice: the other Mighty Numbers...Must. Be. Destroyed.
Metascore:
48
User Score:
4.4
Olympia Rising

Olympia Rising

Platform: Wii U
June 9, 2016
Iola is a young warrior who has been cast into the Underworld after meeting an untimely end. She must navigate through the various twisted regions of Hades' domain, fighting through hordes of deadly creatures as she attempts to escape and make her way to Mount Olympus. Jump, climb, slash and incinerate your way through each stage. Fast-paced aerial combat propels you up through the Underworld as you defeat enemies with your blade and destroy them with powerful magic. Navigate through deadly environments with fluid maneuverability, looking for the most efficient way to climb to the top. Chain together deadly combos as you jump through the air, and build up a big combo to earn coins and pay Charon the Ferryman in order to pass through the many gates of the Underworld. Explore six unique, twisted environments of the Underworld, each offering different challenges, creatures and fierce boss encounters to overcome.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
tbd
Futuridium EP Deluxe

Futuridium EP Deluxe

Platform: Wii U
May 26, 2016
Futuridium EP Deluxe is a psychedelic retro inspired shoot'em up with a modern twist, that blends together frantic action, puzzle elements, a vibrant low poly aesthetic and an heart pumping electronic soundtrack. As a lone starship pilot lost in a dimensional loop just before a big space battle, with a limited and constantly depleting energy tank, your only hope is to fly as fast as possible over enormous space dreadnoughts, destroying their defenses and the cyan power cubes to get some energy back. Try to escape the infinite loop of Futuridium: you can count only on your reflexes, your dual lasers, the nimbleness of your starship and... the ability to turn 180 on the spot! Can you beat all the 50 levels, the 5 bosses, unlock all the extra game modes and collect the 150 medals? Good luck! You'll need it...
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Super Meat Boy

Super Meat Boy

Platform: Wii U
May 12, 2016
Super Meat Boy is a tough as nails platformer where you play as an animated cube of meat who's trying to save his girlfriend (who happens to be made of bandages) from an evil fetus in a jar wearing a tux. Our meaty hero will leap from walls, over seas of buzz saws, through crumbling caves and pools of old needles. Sacrificing his own well being to save his damsel in distress. Super Meat Boy brings the old school difficulty of classic NES titles like Mega Man 2, Ghost and Goblins and Super Mario Bros. 2 (The Japanese one) and stream lines them down to the essential no BS straight forward twitch reflex platforming. Ramping up in difficulty from hard to soul crushing SMB will drag Meat boy though haunted hospitals, salt factories and even hell itself. And if 300+ single player levels weren't enough SMB also throws in epic boss fights, a level editor and tons of unlock able secrets, warp zones and hidden characters.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.2
Lost Reavers

Lost Reavers

Platform: Wii U
April 28, 2016
The humid dust filled air and the remainders of the intruders who failed before you are stoic reminders of the dangers that lie in seeking lost and forgotten treasure. But all grievances can't compare with the overwhelming satisfaction that one gains from gazing at a priceless artifact. BANDAI NAMCO Studios is proud to present their latest Free-to-play online co-op action game, LOST REAVERS. The lost treasures of the world lie scattered throughout various corners of the Earth. But rare fortunes are never easily acquired. To recover these riches, it's going to take more than just a fortunate expedition. You'll need the wits to solve puzzles, the expertise to disarm traps, and the armaments to fight legions of undead guardians. But that's not enough; you're going to need a team of cunning explorers at your side. Team up with other voyagers online as you fight zombies, kill bosses, and discover valuable relics in the most diverse locations on the planet. Acquire the treasure and successfully return with the cargo to divvy up the prizes and receive your share of the spoils! Features An Assortment of Treasure Hunters Choose from a squad of expeditioners to tackle the missions ahead. Each character specializes in a distinct attack style. From the bazooka blasting machine gunner to the katana wielding school girl, ther'es a style for everyone to enjoy. Gain Levels and Unlock Weapons As you go on missions, your character will gain levels, unlock more skills, and increase their funds to acquire new weapons. But getting stronger is just a career perk; its the sparkle of a rare artifact that'll drive a treasure hunter to the ends of the Earth. Tactical Combat Planning Before the mission begins, organize your character to be the ultimate treasure seeker. Strategize with allies, modify weapons, or use items to give you the extra edge. Explore Elegant Environments With a variety of different routes, puzzles, and enemy spawns, levels may be enjoyed multiple times. Play with Friends Anytime Ally with up to three friends online to take down formidable enemies and deactivate various traps so you reach the treasure that lies deep within the level.
Metascore:
46
User Score:
7.2
Star Fox Zero

Star Fox Zero

Platform: Wii U
April 22, 2016
Fox, Falco, Peppy and Slippy (accompanied by their original voice actors) return in a new adventure. Gamers use the GamePad to control their Arwing spaceship and see the view from the cockpit, while the TV shows the overall context of the full battlefield. The title includes a new Walker transformation for the Arwing, a new Gyrowing vehicle and the return of the Landmaster Tank.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.4
Star Fox Guard

Star Fox Guard

Platform: Wii U
April 22, 2016
Use the Wii U GamePad controller to mount a dozen security cameras around a perimeter and defend it against a robot army invasion. As the robot army approaches, shoot at the attackers using the GamePad and TV in tandem, while observers watching the TV shout frantic suggestions about which camera offers the best look to target invaders.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.3
Dreamals

Dreamals

Platform: Wii U
April 21, 2016
Having been summoned to a dream world, the three animals embark on an adventure to go back to their world. Each animal can move only in one direction. Combine them wisely to find a path to the key. Features: - New Puzzle: Combine animals that can move only in set directions to solve the puzzle. - Various Gimmick Tiles: Use over 20 different types of gimmick tiles to solve the puzzles. - Various Stages: Enjoy playing all 80 stages with 4 different themes.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Paranautical Activity

Paranautical Activity

Platform: Wii U
April 14, 2016
Paranautical Activity combines the classic FPS action of games like Doom and Quake, with the randomness and difficulty of modern roguelikes like Binding of Isaac and Spelunky.
Metascore:
46
User Score:
tbd
Epic Dumpster Bear

Epic Dumpster Bear

Platform: Wii U
April 7, 2016
Epic Dumpster Bear is an action packed platformer inspired by the 16-bit classics where you play as a dumpster bear with a chip on his shoulder. Over 70 levels filled with tricky platforming, challenging bosses, and secret levels to be discovered. Over 35 unlockable Miiverse stamps and bonus puzzle levels throughout the game that take unique advantage of the Wii U GamePad. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
57
User Score:
6.5
Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut

Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut

Platform: Wii U
March 24, 2016
Discover magical attacks, brew zombie coffee, save golden babies and master the art of belly dancing to transform Shantae into more powerful creatures. Use your powers to foil the lady pirate Risky Boots and save Sequin Land from certain doom.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.9
Pokken Tournament

Pokken Tournament

Platform: Wii U
March 18, 2016
(Also known as "Pokemon Tekken") Battle Pokémon in all-new, action-packed arena fights. Perform vivid Pokémon moves in all their glory with button combinations through an intuitive fighting system to unleash devastating attacks upon your opponent to become the Pokkén Tournament champion. Learn various fighting styles of Pokémon such as Pikachu, Charizard, Lucario, and more. Any fan will be able to learn and execute signature Pokémon moves with a press of a button. Turn the tide of battle by calling upon support Pokémon to assist, and unleash devastating attacks to KO your opponent. Battles await, and it’s up to you to claim the title of Pokkén Tournament champion. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.3
Mutant Mudds: Super Challenge

Mutant Mudds: Super Challenge

Platform: Wii U
March 17, 2016
The game features a host of fresh platforming challenges and boss fights for super players. Max doesn’t miss a beat; picking up the action from the moment the original Mutant Mudds game ended. Max receives special intel, revealing the location of the original meteor impact site – showing that mutant mudds are still being spawned from it.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
6.9
Infinity Runner

Infinity Runner

Platform: Wii U
March 15, 2016
The Infinity is the largest spaceship ever built by man-kind; flung into the void of space to secure humanity a new home amongst the stars. However, instead of discovering paradise, the inhabitants of The Infinity unlocked the door to a long forgotten nightmare. Deep inside this leviathan something terrible hunts, out of myth and legend the last werewolf stalks the ship. Infinity Runner centers on a prisoner desperately trying to escape the decaying ship and the clutches of the terror within. In Infinity Runner, the player controls the protagonist, the prisoner, from a first-person perspective as he is challenged to escape from the gargantuan spaceship. This is accomplished by use of techniques and movements inspired by the disciplines of parkour and mixed martial arts, the game-play conveys the players strain and physical contact with the environment whilst dealing with the constantly changing and expansive surroundings. As well as these evasive elements theres also combat sections in the game where a dynamic targeting system is used which calls for fast reflex combinations. Infinity Runner packs a lot into one super slick sci-fi action game bundle and with it re-invents the running genre! FEATURES * WEREWOLVES IN SPACE! * 14 ACTION PACKED LEVELS * ARCADE MODE * STORY-MODE * WOLF LEVELLING SYSTEM
Metascore:
59
User Score:
tbd
Chasing Dead

Chasing Dead

Platform: Wii U
March 3, 2016
Chasing Dead is a story-based, Sci-fi/Horror First-Person Action Shooter .The game begins with a strange phenomenon in which another Earth appears in our skies. The curiosity and fear of a doppelganger planet initiates multiple missions in order to make contact with the duplicate Earth. A team of agents, astronauts, and scientists were sent 955,600 miles across space by NASA and the US Military, however all contact is lost a few hours after their arrival. You play as a marine named "Jake" who is sent on a mission to retrieve any research and data left behind by the original survey team while fighting off hostile forces. As Jake, you must traverse the zombie-ridden lands of the alternate Earth as you battle endless hordes of the undead, frightening mutants and insane soldiers.
Metascore:
24
User Score:
5.0
STEEL RIVALS

STEEL RIVALS

Platform: Wii U
March 3, 2016
STEEL RIVALS is a fighting game for your Wii U. Play single match against another player or AI opponent, win the tournament to unlock new costumes for your characters or play survival mode to get a high score you can show off. With plenty of playable characters, unlockable outfits and stages all in HD quality graphics.
Metascore:
19
User Score:
2.5
Inside My Radio

Inside My Radio

Platform: Wii U
February 25, 2016
Inside My Radio is a rhythm-action platformer adventure where your every move needs to be right on the beat. You journey as a green LED mysteriously trapped inside a dying boombox. Your mission: bring electro, dub and disco music back to life! Are you up to the rhythmic challenge of Inside My Radio?
Metascore:
56
User Score:
tbd
Replay: VHS is not dead

Replay: VHS is not dead

Platform: Wii U
February 25, 2016
REPLAY is a platform game in which you manipulate time. REPLAY: VHS IS NOT DEAD is a platform game in which you control time in a brand new way. Control up to 5 different characters and synchronize their actions to complete each level. Take on the role of film director and travel through several humorous movies in REPLAY: VHS IS NOT DEAD! Each level is full of surprises and will have you racking your brains. Are you ready? Then... Silence on the set... Camera... Action! -Accessible gameplay: In REPLAY: VHS IS NOT DEAD, you cannot lose. Don't like a scene? Cut! Take two! -Game duration: Over 70 levels in 4 different film universes, medals, costumes, hidden keys... -Retro look: 80s-style artwork and a soundtrack worthy of the great Hollywood classics.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - New 'n' Tasty

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - New 'n' Tasty

Platform: Wii U
February 11, 2016
Rescue your fellow meat factory slaves in this nostalgic, classic platformer with the latest immersive graphics and design. Find your destiny Once a happy floor waxer in Oddworld's biggest meat processing plant, Abe stumbled across his boss's secret plan to turn the factory's slave labour force into the latest in the RuptureFarms Tasty Treats line of novelty meat snacks. Abe now has to save his own skin from the grinders even if simply escaping the flesh farm is only the start of his Oddysee. Trigger-happy hunting parties, carnivorous sacred beasts, ancient temple traps and even a return to his former workplace await Abe on his journey to discover his people's heritage.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.6
Shutshimi

Shutshimi

Platform: Wii U
February 4, 2016
Shuetshimi is a randomized shoot'em up about a muscle-bound fish with memory problems. Shuetshimi is a randomized shoot'em up about a muscle-bound fish with memory problems defending the seven seas. Armed with your trusty bullet-morphing shotgun, defeat or navigate through waves of enemies and collect powerups as you battle your way through each of the game's bosses. But there's a catch (there's always a catch): you've been cursed with an incredibly short attention span. Combat waves and upgrade cycles only last 10 seconds a piece, so you'd better act fast! But wait, there's more (information)! Fishy Features: -Endless waves, endless fun! -10 second bursts of shmup action! -5 different, upgradeable weapons to choose from! -Over 30 upgrades to collect! Combine upgrades with different weapons for interesting combinations! -Hats! Over 30 of them! Some hats unlock hidden "Hattributes" which modify gameplay even further! -You can smoke underwater!? -Leaderboards! Compete with friends and foes for the top score! -Local Co-op! Work together or screw each other over when competing for the top score (NOTE: Vita version will not contain local co-op) -There's also a remarkable number of cats! Shutshimi is unlike any other shoot 'em up on the market. For starters, you play as a gun-toting, "swole" goldfish. And then there's the fact that enemy waves only last ten seconds each. Get it?* *Its because goldfish have long been rumored to have a short memory-span. It isnt true, but we took creative liberties.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
FreezeME

FreezeME

Platform: Wii U
February 4, 2016
A 3D Platformer inspired by the 90s classics, but wait there is a twist! FreezeME is a A 3D platformer in the style of the 90s-era but wait there is a twist! The main character "R" has one special tool - a camera around her neck. This camera allows her to literally freeze the objects she photographs. This brown-eyed moppet with a camera around her neck is hot on the trail of her best friend, "M," who has been abducted by the dastardly Fat the Cat that longs to create what he describes as a "Dog-Free-World." How kidnapping M will help him with this goal remains something of a mystery, but R is determined to thwart him by rescuing M from his clutches.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.5
Shadow Puppeteer

Shadow Puppeteer

Platform: Wii U
January 28, 2016
Play with light and darkness in this co-op puzzle platformer. The game melds platforming with puzzle-solving in a feast of light and shadow. With a Nordic yet original art style, the game tells the story of a boy and his shadow.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
6.2
LEVEL 22, Gary's Misadventures

LEVEL 22, Gary's Misadventures

Platform: Wii U
January 28, 2016
Gary is an office worker who oversleeps after a drunken night out on the town. Here’s where it gets tricky, because this isn’t the first time Gary’s been late for work, and he could be fired if he’s spotted arriving at his desk after everyone else yet again. So he’ll have to prove he’s smart and sneaky enough to make his way up all the 22 floors between him and his office without being seen.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Temple of Yog

Temple of Yog

Platform: Wii U
December 16, 2015
A mysterious temple and a developing village have an ancient pact: a life for progress. Tributes are offered, but none survive: sacrifice guaranteed. TEMPLE OF YOG is a roguelike adventure through procedurally generated dungeons that span two screens. Brave the dangerous depths of the Temple for the sake of progress.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
6.9
Typoman

Typoman

Platform: Wii U
November 19, 2015
Typoman is a 2D puzzle platformer distinguished by a unique game world. You slip into the role of the HERO struggling to make your way through a dark, surreal world. Despite your small stature you have a powerful gift: You can use letters to alter your environment.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
7.0
Rodea the Sky Soldier

Rodea the Sky Soldier

Platform: Wii U
November 10, 2015
A thousand years ago, Emperor Geardo of the Naga Empire sent an army of machine soldiers to invade the sky kingdom of Garuda. Thanks to the efforts of Princess Cecilia and Rodea, a machine soldier who promised to protect Garuda, Emperor Geardo's assault was thwarted. In present day, a spirited inventor named Ion discovers an abandoned robot that has fallen into disrepair in the heart of a scorching desert. Upon completing her repairs, the robot stirs to life and reveals itself to be none other than Rodea. Stunned to find himself in the future, Rodea learns that the Naga Empire is no more and that Garuda has known peace for a thousand years. But this peace was not meant to last, for the forces of Naga have returned to wage war against Garuda. Remembering the promise he made 1,000 years ago, Rodea takes to the skies to defend Garuda from the Naga Empire once again. [NIS America]
Metascore:
45
User Score:
6.4
Electronic Super Joy

Electronic Super Joy

Platform: Wii U
November 5, 2015
Visually stunning platforming. Run and jump to pulse-pounding music. Brutally Challenging. Visually stunning, hilarious, and infinitely challenging. Critically acclaimed, adored for its style and praised for its spot-on platforming, the original Electronic Super Joy is legendary. Now you can play it on Wii U! Electronic Super Joy is a brutally hard platformer set in a world of pulse-pounding electronic music. Run, jump, smash and fly your way through weird and different levels, with low-gravity, world rotation, giant monsters and swarming missiles. Features: -Levels designed around the music, not the other way around. -60 levels, 6 worlds, 4 bosses. -Wii U version Includes all bonus levels and the Micro Hell DLC -8+ hours of gameplay. -Double jump, ground-pound, flying, spaceship piloting, low gravity, you name it! -Over an hour and a half of unique electronic music!
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.8
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water

Platform: Wii U
October 22, 2015
Fatal Frame/Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water consists of 3 interconnected stories that converge to uncover the truth behind a recent group of tragic deaths in a forest marred by a history of suicides. As one of 3 people with the power of the Camera Obscura and the ability to see the shadows of those spirited away, you will explore the ruins of an eerie inn, a shrine filled with life-size dolls, and a lake full of dead priestesses. Each shadowy location is connected by a stream of water flowing throughout the mountain, and this once holy water is tied to the darkest mystery of all—the history of death and darkness on Mt. Hikami.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
7.8
Ascent of Kings

Ascent of Kings

Platform: Wii U
October 22, 2015
The death of a King. An epic challenge to choose a new ruler. Will the youngest of four brothers turn out to be the strongest? Will a boy become King? The answer is up to you. -Classic adventure-platformer gameplay. -Explore and encounter strange creatures - some harmless, some not. -Navigate dangerous passages and evade deadly traps. -Seek out elemental shrines and receive upgraded abilities.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
tbd
Guitar Hero Live

Guitar Hero Live

Platform: Wii U
October 20, 2015
FreeStyleGames have reinvented the legendary Guitar Hero franchise, with two innovative new gameplay modes and an all-new guitar controller.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
6.3
Just Dance 2016

Just Dance 2016

Platform: Wii U
October 20, 2015
All you need is your smartphone and the Just Dance Controller App to play Just Dance 2016 on Wii U, no extra accessories needed. Bust a move to “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars and feel the beat in “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor - Just Dance 2016 features an amazing tracklist with visuals that are more creative than before.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.9
Yoshi's Woolly World

Yoshi's Woolly World

Platform: Wii U
October 16, 2015
Take Yoshi on an adventure to remember in Yoshi Land for Nintendo Wii U. Enjoy dual-screen control thanks to the Wii U Touchscreen GamePad, while you'll also be able to experience full integration with Nintendo's MiiVerse service.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.5
Rakoo & Friends

Rakoo & Friends

Platform: Wii U
October 15, 2015
In his frantic race for survival, Rakoo embarks on a fantastic adventure in a world that’s as wild and beautiful as it is dangerous. Rakoo & Friends is an original adventure running game that’s full of humour with over 45 levels to discover.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
tbd
Momonga Pinball Adventures

Momonga Pinball Adventures

Platform: Wii U
October 15, 2015
It's time to roll. - IT'S TIME TO ROLL - Momonga is a unique pinball game, where you bounce through different worlds. On the way, you team up with friends to defeat enemies and conquer bossfights. Join Momo, Panda and Fry in a quest to save the momongas from the claws of the evil owls. - NOT YOUR AVERAGE PINBALL - Momonga Pinball Adventures is a different kind of pinball. Instead of regular cabinets, you bounce a flying squirrel through different levels. Enemies, boss fights, exploration - it has all the ingredients of good old action-adventure games, but with flippers. - AN EPIC ADVENTURE - Join Momo on an epic adventure to save his tribe. One day, evil owls turned the momonga village to ashes. They took the momonga tribe and vanished. After the raid, Momo was found by a panda in the outskirts of the village. The panda brought him to his sanctuary to heal his wounds. This is where the story begins. Help Momo face the owls and free his tribe.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
tbd
Race the Sun

Race the Sun

Platform: Wii U
October 8, 2015
You are a solar-powered craft. The sun is your death timer. Hurtle towards the sunset at breakneck speed in a futile race against time. You are a solar-powered craft. The sun is your death timer. Hurtle towards the sunset at breakneck speed in a futile race against time. Race The Sun is inspired by arcade games of the past with a focus on high scores, short game sessions, and a sense of pure fun mingled with a nerve-wracking tension. The rules are simple: don't crash, stay in the light, and don't slow down! This is a cross-save, cross-buy title.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.0
Toto Temple Deluxe

Toto Temple Deluxe

Platform: Wii U
October 1, 2015
From the makers of Knightmare Tower, Toto Temple Deluxe is a 2D platforming local-multiplayer game where up to 4 players must hold on to a goat for as long as possible, while their friends jump and dash around trying to knock it out of their hands.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
The Rivers of Alice (Extended Version)

The Rivers of Alice (Extended Version)

Platform: Wii U
October 1, 2015
The Rivers of Alice is a graphic adventure that takes place in a world of riddles and characters inspired by the music and lyrics of vetusta morla.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
6.6
VoxelMaker

VoxelMaker

Platform: Wii U
October 1, 2015
With VoxelMaker you have both 3D canvas and camera in your hands: be inspired and create! Create 3D models of your own design and render them with realistic lighting and shadows. Voxel models are made from cubes giving a stylized, "blocky" look - like 3D pixel art. You can use the built-in ray tracer to render high-quality images of your scenes. With VoxelMaker you have both 3D canvas and camera in your hands: be inspired and create! -Full-featured model editor with both physical buttons and touch controls. -Cut/copy/paste parts of your model to easily move/rotate/duplicate sections. -Insert text into your scene. -Easily paint colors onto a model or flood-fill areas. -Control light direction and intensity in your scene. -Render views of your scene with configurable shadow softness, ambient light, and depth of field. -Save rendered scenes to your Screenshot Album.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
tbd
Starwhal

Starwhal

Platform: Wii U
September 24, 2015
Flop it out with up to 4 players in a retro, epic narwhal battle in space.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
6.5
Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians

Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians

Platform: Wii U
September 24, 2015
Beatbuddy is a musical action-adventure where players take control of the eponymous Beatbuddy and navigate him through a unique musical world where each level is a song. Music, rhythm and interaction with the elements of a particular tune take center-stage, as you explore, overcome obstacles and solve puzzles. It all boils down to playing music in an entirely new way!
Metascore:
60
User Score:
tbd
Extreme Exorcism

Extreme Exorcism

Platform: Wii U
September 23, 2015
Extreme Exorcism is a paranormal platform experience in which every move you make comes back to haunt you. Assume the role of Mae Barrons, an extreme exorcist whose unconventional supernatural skills are called upon when everything and everyone else has failed to rid a haunted house of its ghostly presence.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.5
Skylanders SuperChargers

Skylanders SuperChargers

Platform: Wii U
September 20, 2015
Skylanders SuperChargers features a brand-new class of heroes, called SuperChargers who are distinct with fresh moves, powerful attacks and all-new weapons. These SuperChargers also have special in-game abilities that help Portal Masters fight Kaos. Twenty new SuperChargers character toys and 20 new vehicle toys will be available.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
5.7
Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows

Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows

Platform: Wii U
September 17, 2015
Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows is a free expansion for Shovel Knight, a sweeping classic action adventure game that won over 70 Game of the Year Awards in 2014. You play as Plague Knight, the villainous master of alchemy, in a quest all his own. Using his maniacal scientific mind, Plague Knight is seeking to concoct Serum Supernus, the Ultimate Potion. However, to retrieve these ingredients, he must extract them from his former allies… the villainous knights of the Order of No Quarter! World class platforming, music, storytelling, and art all return in Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows; an explosive quest with a new play style, new story, new bosses, and more!
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.4
Super Mario Maker

Super Mario Maker

Platform: Wii U
September 11, 2015
Play a countless number of intensely creative Super Mario levels from players around the globe. It’s easy enough to create your own levels with the Wii U GamePad controller that it may feel like you’re simply sketching out your ideas on paper, but you can now bring enemies and objects into a playable course in ways you could only consider before. Violate the conventions of traditional Super Mario gameplay by blending enemies, traps and items into unexpected twists, like Piranha Plant-shooting cannons, power-up-tossing Lakitus, or even Hammer Bros. riding on Bowser while bouncing on trampolines.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.7
The Swindle

The Swindle

Platform: Wii U
September 10, 2015
The Swindle is a platforming, action and stealth game set in a Victorian Steampunk world.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Devil's Third

Devil's Third

Platform: Wii U
August 28, 2015
[Available in the US in December 2015] The first project under THQ's partnership with game creator Tomonobu Itagaki and his newly formed Valhalla Game Studios, Devil's Third is a fast-paced action game set in the near future in the wake of a global catastrophe. Itagaki, whose credits include the critically acclaimed Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive franchises, has pledged to deliver an experience like no other, combining a deep storyline with original combat mechanics all set against an atmospheric and explosive backdrop.
Metascore:
43
User Score:
6.7
Runbow

Runbow

Platform: Wii U
August 27, 2015
Runbow is a fast-paced action party game with a novel color mechanic: Up-to nine players race against each other as platforms and obstacles appear and disappear when the background changes vibrant colors.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.8
FullBlast

FullBlast

Platform: Wii U
August 27, 2015
Many have tried and failed... It seemed that the war against these things would be a cakewalk, but this is taking more than expected - humanity needs you! You're our hero! FullBlast is a fast-paced action game. Go and save the Earth through levels full of aliens. -Power ups and power downs - watch out what you pick! -Heavy Metal soundtrack -Achievements and leaderboards -Two Players -Off-TV play
Metascore:
59
User Score:
6.4
Freedom Planet

Freedom Planet

Platform: Wii U
August 20, 2015
Fight your way across the celestial world of Avalice where cats are green, motorcycles drive up walls and monster girls do most of the buttkicking. Freedom Planet is a cartoony, combat-based platform adventure that pits a spunky dragonoid and her friends against an alien attack force.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.4
Kung Fu FIGHT!

Kung Fu FIGHT!

Platform: Wii U
August 6, 2015
Fight the bad guys, save the girl - you know the drill!
Metascore:
52
User Score:
tbd
BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition

BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition

Platform: Wii U
July 30, 2015
Fly and survive through the Game-of-the-Year- winning world of BADLAND and discover an astonishing number of imaginative traps, puzzles and obstacles on the way. BADLAND is a multi-award-winning side-scrolling action adventure with innovative physics-based gameplay and stunning atmospheric graphics and audio. BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition has been redesigned for the Xbox One with new analog stick controls and gorgeous Full-HD visuals. The GOTY edition also offers loads of local multiplayer fun: up to four players can compete against each other on 27 different deathmatch stages or work together to survive through all 100 levels of the co-op campaign. Features: - Side-scrolling action adventure with innovative physics-based gameplay - Over 15 hours and 100 levels of single-player story - Up-to-4 player local multiplayer awesomeness with co-op & deathmatch.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.5
Canvaleon

Canvaleon

Platform: Wii U
July 23, 2015
Canvaleon is a platform and stealth game in which you will step into the shoes of Canvas, a friendly white chameleon, and help him using your abilities and the environment in order to overcome some really dangerous enemies and threats.
Metascore:
49
User Score:
5.9
Roving Rogue

Roving Rogue

Platform: Wii U
July 2, 2015
Jumping against the clock, you must fight tank knights, Goblin archers, obsessed ghosts, demented wizards and other evil forces to get out of the crumbling castle and find your way back to… err… to wherever you came from.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
6.6
Never Alone

Never Alone

Platform: Wii U
June 25, 2015
Gather close and I will tell you an unipkaaq, a story that has been passed to me from generations past. I learned this tale from Nasruk many years ago. He told me that there is great wisdom in listening for those who are willing to hear. Remember, when you are part of the Inupiat people, you are never alone. This is a story inspired by Kunuuksaayuka. The story of an endless blizzard that threatens the survival of our people. A story of a dangerous and cold journey at the top of the world. A story of bravery and true friendship. Come play my story. You are Girl and Fox, crossing dangerous lands, facing icy peril. Meet fantastic creatures and visit lost villages. Discover the mysteries and beauty of the helping spirits that are hidden in the world around us. Work together to overcome the challenges and obstacles that Nature will throw against you. Alone you cannot survive. But together you just might - if you can use each others strengths wisely and you refuse to surrender to the wind and snow and dangers that stalk the frozen North. Succeed and you will restore balance to the land. Fail and all will be lost. Never Alone is an atmospheric puzzle platformer for 1- or 2-players built in partnership with the Alaska Native community. It delves deeply into the traditional lore of the Inupiat people of the Arctic to present a game experience like no other. -Play as both Girl and Fox - switch between the two characters at any time. Girl and Fox must work together to overcome challenges and puzzles as each has unique skills and abilities. A second player can join at any time for local co-op play. -Explore perilous Arctic environments, from tundra to coastal villages, from ice floes to a mysterious forest. -Brace yourself against gale-force winds and blizzards; face treacherous mountains. -Meet fascinating characters from Inupiaq folklore - Manslayer, the Little People, Helping Spirits, Blizzard Man and more. Never Alone was crafted in partnership with Alaska Native elders and storytellers for true authenticity. -Hear the story of Kunuuksaayuka as told by a master Inupiat storyteller in the spoken Inupiaq language -- a first for a commercial video game. -Unlock special video Insights recorded with the Inupiaq community to share their wisdom, stories and perspective. The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Korean.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
7.0
Life of Pixel

Life of Pixel

Platform: Wii U
June 18, 2015
Journey across the expertly-recreated worlds of more than a dozen vintage gaming systems. Life of Pixel takes you on a historical tour-de-force across the rich landscape of 8-bit and 16-bit gaming. Chock-full of tricks & traps, double jumps, gravity inversion, secrets & specials. Vanquish the enemy pixels and bosses who try to thwart you throughout your quest. [Nintendo.com]
Metascore:
64
User Score:
7.4
Adventures of Pip

Adventures of Pip

Platform: Wii U
June 4, 2015
Play as the Ultimate Digital Underdog! Adventures of Pip, is an action-platformer with a fresh gameplay twist inside a retro 32-bit world. Alas, Pip is an unlikely 1-pixel hero yet has the unique ability to absorb the pixels of his defeated enemies to evolve into three different forms. Players will skillfully switch between these three forms while exploring five worlds on an epic 10-hour campaign to defeat the Skeleton Queen. FEATURES: -Switch between three different evolution forms to complete each level. Each form has its own advantages and disadvantages. -Travel through different lands in search of the Skeleton Queen. Each land has different obstacles that will require you to switch between your forms. -Rescue trapped villagers inside the levels. Different villagers can open up new shops in the village Aiding Pip in his quest. -Fight unique epic bosses in the world using your different forms. Remember bigger isnt always better. -Use your Wii U GamePad controller to access your inventory quickly or to fast travel throughout the land.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.7
Splatoon

Splatoon

Platform: Wii U
May 29, 2015
Splatoon is a four-on-four multiplayer action game that drops players into a battle arena that two teams strive to claim as their own. Players of each team spray ink on the ground around them while blotting out the opposing team members in turf war competitions. Each character can turn into a squid-like character and swim through his or her own teams ink - gliding up and down walls and under floors - with ease. Using intuitive controls made possible with the Wii U GamePads gyro sensor makes it easy to look around and aim, and the on-screen map displays the entire arena at a glance, both of which feel great and redefine multiplayer action.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.7
Blocky Bot

Blocky Bot

Platform: Wii U
May 21, 2015
Jump your way through a wacky world of Robots, Wizards, Ninjas and the first ever playable box of robotic French Fries. Blocky Bot is a new super action mini platformer for Wii U, from the same team that brought you Paper Monsters Recut. Test your platforming skills and reflexes by collecting Bits and Bytes to unlock new characters and themes and push yourself for the best score and blocky bragging rights.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
tbd
Shapes of Gray

Shapes of Gray

Platform: Wii U
May 21, 2015
Shapes of Gray is a stripped-down action-arcade game about rapidly descending through a series of seconds-long levels, each one containing a unique combat-puzzle challenge. Use your enemies' attacks against each other to get the high score and complete arcade challenges all while jamming out to a totally rad indie-punktronic micro-soundtrack. "Shapes of Gray is not the game I was expecting. It's better." -AJ Hanson, Senshudo TV "A sweet experience that's undeniably entertaining." -Jason Clement, Game Podunk "Shapes of Gray is a fun, fast-paced game that challenged me, frustrated me every time that I died, and kept me interested until the very end." -Sean Knight, Press2Reset
Metascore:
46
User Score:
tbd
Nihilumbra

Nihilumbra

Platform: Wii U
May 14, 2015
Nihilumbra is a dark, atmospheric 2D puzzle platform game boasting hand painted dark environments, nightmarish monsters, and a hauntingly beautiful soundtrack. It tells a story that really panders to the existential dread lurking within us all.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.3
Funk of Titans

Funk of Titans

Platform: Wii U
May 14, 2015
Funk of Titans was developed by the indie developer A Crowd of Monsters, and is a fun fast-paced side-scrolling platformer where you are tasked to defeat the Music Titans in the name of funk by Zeus himself. As Perseus (wielder of Funk-Fu) you will accomplish this difficult task via 40+ levels through 3 different worlds of music: Pop, Rap, and Rock. The Pagan Titans and Music Gods stand in your way, so grab your knife, steel your heart, and let's get funky!
Metascore:
44
User Score:
2.0
Ultratron

Ultratron

Platform: Wii U
May 14, 2015
Experience the gameplay of old-school arcade standards, updated for the 21st century. Unique retro-futuristic sound and graphics, player responsive difficulty, and a subtle system of tactics combined with classic gameplay make Ultratron a hypnotic arcade game. The last human has been slain by evil killer robots. You are the one remaining humanoid battle droid. Your mission: avenge the human race. Boost your battledroid with powerups, buy cute but deadly pets in the shop. Blast your way through 40+ glowing neon levels, avoiding Chasers, Turrets, Spawners, Minelayers, bombs, and bullets, and take on the four giant boss 'bots of the Apocalypse - Ieiunitas, Bellum, Lues and Letum.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.5
Affordable Space Adventures

Affordable Space Adventures

Platform: Wii U
April 9, 2015
Affordable Space Adventures is a 2.5D side scrolling spaceship simulator. You are using the GamePad as a Heads Down Display - spaceship cockpit, and you have to configure all the systems in order to fly around undetected on an alien planet. You can either pilot the Small Craft TM solo, or fly as a crew of 2 to 3 players, requiring a lot of communication between the players.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.1
Guac' a Mole

Guac' a Mole

Platform: Wii U
April 9, 2015
In a swirly, goofy universe so far away it's unlikely to even exist... You are a doomed planet. Hideous avocado mutants are destroying you from the inside, and a persistent meteor rain is raging down on you. To live a little longer and get a high score you must rotate! Then, instead of you, the meteors will hit the mutants when they crawl up from your insides. While doing so, you could also look at the beautifully hand-drawn universe around you, and listen to the addictive retro-styled music. You know, if you get a spare moment between the meteor hits. Have a blast!
Metascore:
65
User Score:
tbd
Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures

Platform: Wii U
April 2, 2015
Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures makes it way on to Nintendo consoles.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.0
Underground

Underground

Platform: Wii U
April 2, 2015
Practice makes perfect. Surgical doctors-in-training residents all around the world have access to various box trainers and virtual reality simulators to train and maintain their laparoscopic skill set. However, due to a high workload, at the end of the day not everyone has time and energy to practice on these repetitive machines. By turning these drills into a fun and engaging video game, experienced doctors and doctors-in-training can practice them at home, and, more importantly, have fun while doing so.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
7.6
psyscrolr

psyscrolr

Platform: Wii U
April 2, 2015
A boy with psychic powers beyond his control fights for the future. psyscrolr is a unique platformer with Wii U GamePad Touch Screen elements. In this title, you will play the Scrolr, a boy who has inherited a presence from another world, which gives him psychic powers that he neither wanted nor dreamed of. In the game, you will be helped by the voice of his powers in his head, narrating what is happening as well as assisting in combat. Utilize new mechanics to pull, push, and destroy any obstacle in your way. Enjoy a hub-based layout where you can replay the levels with no penalty for death!
Metascore:
35
User Score:
3.3
Trine: Enchanted Edition

Trine: Enchanted Edition

Platform: Wii U
March 12, 2015
Trine Enchanted Edition is a fantasy-based action platformer with a fairytale-esque atmosphere, which tracks the journey of three heroes – a Wizard, a Knight and a Thief – in a mission to save the kingdom from evil. The action is founded in fully interactive physics – each character’s unique abilities and tactics can be utilized to invent new ways to battle an army of undead and defeat obstacles, and restore the order of the world.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars

Platform: Wii U
March 5, 2015
The Mario vs. Donkey Kong series makes its way to Wii U with the newest game in the charming puzzle series. This HD entry takes full advantage of the touch screen on the GamePad controller and features a near-limitless puzzle-creation mode.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.5
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

Platform: Wii U
February 20, 2015
(Also known as "Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush" in the UK/EU.) Do you have the magic touch? Then guide Kirby as he sets off on grand adventures in a hand-sculpted clay world. Draw lines on the touch screen of the Wii U GamePad controller to create rainbow-colored clay ropes to move Kirby around freely, or tap him to attack enemies or blast through obstacles. Transformations include a submarine, rocket and tank. In underwater levels, Kirby dons a swim mask. If his power level gets too low, a clay bandage appears on his head.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.0
Frenchy Bird

Frenchy Bird

Platform: Wii U
January 29, 2015
Fly & Retry Play as a Parisian pigeon and enjoy flying through Paris streets while avoiding lamp posts ! Share your score on Miiverse and make your way through the top 100 worldwide ranking! Features -Classic arcade action -Post your score in Miiverse with pre-filled text and automatic screenshot function -Worldwide top 100 ranking -Unlock stamps in Miiverse by doing high scores -Off-TV play
Metascore:
30
User Score:
2.3
Midnight

Midnight

Platform: Wii U
January 22, 2015
Use your Wii U GamePad to guide Midnight In this Wii U exclusive, golf-like game your task is to guide a little square shaped fairy, Midnight. Use your Wii U GamePad to launch Midnight, but watch out this world is full of danger. Avoid the spikes, circular saws and other dangerous objects. Earn 3-star rating by completing each 28 levels in the fewest possible moves.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
tbd
Chariot

Chariot

Platform: Wii U
January 8, 2015
Chariot is a funny physics-based couch co-op platformer in which a brave princess and her suitor carry a funeral wagon through ancient caves, fending-off swarms of looters while amassing riches, to bury the King's remains in a worthy gold-filled tomb.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.9
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse

Platform: Wii U
December 25, 2014
Embark on a brand new adventure which teams Shantae with her arch nemesis, Risky Boots! When a curse falls upon Sequin Land, Risky Boots and Shantae must join forces to battle unimaginable evil. Shantae must give up her job as Scuttle Towns "Guardian Genie" and become a pirate if she hopes to get her magic back and save the day. As a pirate, Shantae gains new weapons and tools to advance her quest and power through monsters! * Flintlock Pistol (blast enemies and switches from afar) * Pirate Hat (glide on the wind using this enormous headwear) * Risky's Boots (run at super speeds! Chain your attacks as you dash through enemies & over lava) * Cannon (blast yourself into the air on a belch of black powder) Core Gameplay Components: * Whipping! Destroy monsters, topple bosses, and solve puzzles with your hair * Platforming! Run and jump through deviously designed levels * Exploring! Navigate a world of interconnected levels and Labyrinths * Belly Dancing! Dance with your Magic Lamp to suck up magic and items * Customizing! Earn new abilities, unlock stat-boosting artifacts, magic & costumes * Storytelling! Flirtatious characters and wonderfully off-beat humor
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.7
Spy Chameleon

Spy Chameleon

Platform: Wii U
December 25, 2014
Don't let the comic look fool you. Being a good RGB agent requires a lot of talent. Spy Chameleon is an arcade-puzzle game where the player must avoid being seen thanks to the chameleon's ability to change colors and camouflage. Through 5 missions and 75 levels, the player will discover different enemies and abilities to complete these super-secret missions: taking photos of a celebrity with her lover and stealing the secret formula of a successful soft drink are just two examples. Watch your enemies, choose the best path and run to the next safe point. The duration of each level can mean finishing a game in just minutes or spending hours trying to complete the missions and all the challenges, getting the best time among your friends or completing all the achievements. Game features: -change colors to camouflage yourself with your surroundings -playability that combines reflexes, synchronization and strategy (at 60 FPS in 1080p) -compare your best times with those of your friends or the whole world
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.3
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Platform: Wii U
December 5, 2014
The intrepid Captain Toad sets off on his own adventure for the very first time through a wide variety of tricky, enemy-infested, maze-like stages to find hidden gems and nab elusive gold stars.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.7
Thomas Was Alone

Thomas Was Alone

Platform: Wii U
November 25, 2014
Thomas won't be entirely alone, he'll be joined throughout by the awesome Mr Danny Wallace (XFM, Yes Man and Assassin's Creed) who will be narrating his adventures.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.7
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Platform: Wii U
November 21, 2014
Duke it out with your favorite Nintendo characters in Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Wii U.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.9
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

Platform: Wii U
November 11, 2014
In Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy must work together as they face the deadly snake-like ancient villain, Lyric and his army of war mongering robots as they rise from deep within their home island. Sonic and his team will navigate the world like never before; racing across ancient ruins, through the depths of the ocean and even back in time to save the world from Lyric’s evil plan. With an emphasis on collaboration, the roles of Tails, Knuckles and Amy, will be elevated in gameplay that capitalizes on each character’s unique talents and abilities.
Metascore:
32
User Score:
3.6
The Swapper

The Swapper

Platform: Wii U
November 6, 2014
The Swapper features a unique art style that uses real-world clay-models and found objects to create an explorable space station realised in unique detail; gameplay sees players swap between different bodies to achieve otherwise impossible tasks. The game has won awards from IndieCade, Develop and Freeplay, and been a finalist in many more.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.5
Sportsball

Sportsball

Platform: Wii U
November 6, 2014
Soccer + Jousting + Flying Birds Sportsball is soccer, jousting, and flying birds. In this local multiplayer game, become a squawk jockey and join one of 4 world renowned teams. Each team flies one of their 4 unique birds in order to flap, tackle, dive, and score their way into Sportsball history. Teams clash in 10 stadiums across the world, from historic Melbourne, Australia to the recently constructed Tokyo Space Dome. Play against your friends in over 7 game modes, or customize the options to create your own! Whether youre playing a competitive two vs. two match, a one on one duel, or a cooperative Rallyball training session, youll feel the rush of flying high and the inspiration of the roaring crowd. Not feeling competitive, but want to join in on the fun? Use the Wii U GamePad microphone to announce the matches! Give a play by play, or heckle your friends. What are you waiting for? Call up all your buddies, mount your birds, and play Sportsball!
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.6
Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones

Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones

Platform: Wii U
October 30, 2014
Assume the role of a clone evading a notorious scientific testing facility. Stealth Inc 2 tests your mind and your reflexes over sixty levels linked together in a sprawling world.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.9
Falling Skies: The Game

Falling Skies: The Game

Platform: Wii U
October 30, 2014
Based on Falling Skies, the television sci-fi series, Falling Skies: The Game is set in a world devastated by Espheni aliens. Following the destruction of an Espheni tower at the end of season 3, the Second Mass happen upon the wreckage of an ambushed convoy. Among the survivors is an engineer who claims he can create a powerful weapon that may level the playing field in the fight against the Espheni invaders, but it will require the 2nd Mass to undertake several risky operations to collect all the components. What seems at first to be a routine salvage mission quickly becomes a battle for mankind’s very existence. [Little Orbit]
Metascore:
39
User Score:
2.4
Rock Zombie

Rock Zombie

Platform: Wii U
October 30, 2014
What would happen if a concert of a female rock band was invaded by a horde of zombies? The answer to that question can be found in this videogame which combines both, classic gameplay from the Arcade Golden Age with modern 3D graphics. Features: -20 action-packed levels in which you will fight against all kinds of enemies, ride a motorbike, drive cars and much more. -An amazing story told through 300 comic strips between the action scenes. -Three characters to choose from: Zoe, Sasha and Crystal. -A variety of weapons, outfits, concept arts and collectable material to unlock in the zombie museum. -Sound track that combines Hard Rock, Nu Metal and Alternative Rock to take you into a dark, rainy street atmosphere. -Off-TV mode.
Metascore:
50
User Score:
tbd
Tetrobot and Co.

Tetrobot and Co.

Platform: Wii U
October 30, 2014
Tetrobot is the world's most popular and reliable robot, but he's not perfect. That's why Maya has built him a microscopic little brother, Psychobot. Help Maya guide Psy through Tetrobot's cogs and circuits: by swallowing blocks of matter and spitting them out, they can repair anything. Learn how pipes, lasers, fans and other electronic devices work, learn how to alter the chemical properties of slime, and collect all the memory blocks that you find on the way. The owners of damaged Tetrobots all around the world rely on Maya and Psy: they're the only people who can repair their precious robots.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.9
Cosmophony

Cosmophony

Platform: Wii U
October 30, 2014
Cosmophony is a music-based shooter designed for challenge-seeking gamers looking for an intense gaming experience. The gamer assumes control of the heart of a fallen goddess within a dying universe in order to fulfill her destiny. The mission is to progress through a series of levels designed to be played to a 100% drum and bass soundtrack by DJ Salaryman.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.0
Bayonetta

Bayonetta

Platform: Wii U
October 24, 2014
Bayonetta is a cinematic and stylish action game from the creative mind of Hideki Kamiya. As a gun-wielding witch with powers beyond the comprehension of mere mortals, Bayonetta faces-off against countless enemies in a game of 100% pure all-out action. Outlandish finishing moves are performed with acrobatic grace as Bayonetta flows from one fight to another. Bayonetta pushes the limits of the action genre with magnificent over-the-top action and fast-paced, dynamic climax combat.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.8
Just Dance 2015

Just Dance 2015

Platform: Wii U
October 21, 2014
Since its launch in 2009, the Just Dance franchise has become the world’s top selling dance video game and a mainstay of popular culture. And the game is back again this year with Just Dance 2015, bringing hot moves and new features to 40+ current hit songs and throwback favorite tunes. Let loose with friends and family by dancing to hit songs like “Happy” by Pharrell Williams and “Burn” by Ellie Goulding. Staying true to the Just Dance personality, there are also legendary favorites like “Walk This Way” by Run DMC & Aerosmith and a chance to dance to Tetris moves! Get ready for this year’s fun and quirky dance moves that have something for everyone in your family or group of friends.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.7
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