Wii U Platformer Games

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
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
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
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
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
Teslagrad

Teslagrad

Platform: Wii U
September 11, 2014
Teslagrad is a 2D puzzle-platformer, where you play as a young lad who suddenly finds himself embroiled in an ancient conflict that will shake the foundations of his entire existence, and bring a gruesome truth to light. The game revolves around the use of electricity and magnetism, and your ingenuity will be put to the test as you employ the amazing technology of the Teslamancers to traverse the abandoned Tesla Tower. The game is completely devoid of both text and dialogue, and prefers to tell the story purely through visual means.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.1
Armillo

Armillo

Platform: Wii U
July 3, 2014
Rolling Platforming Game. Sci-fi parallel Universe theme. Massive amount of gameplay elements. Armillo is a unique, fun rolling platforming game with a sci-fi parallel universe theme. It features a massive amount of gameplay elements. For one, there is the regular 3D world, followed by a bonus stage on the moon. Then there is the evil parallel universe, and special 2D speed-run inspired worlds. Lots of unexpected deadly twists, and surprises await! The star of the game features a space armadillo named Armillo. He's not your usual armadillo as he's capable of blasting off to space in order to travel from planet to planet. He's joined by his little blue critter friends and his brother. What's supposed to be a peaceful galaxy becomes ruined by the invasion of the robotic Darkbots. Where are they from? Why are they here? But one thing is for sure, they certainly are not the friendly type.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.0
Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight

Platform: Wii U
June 26, 2014
Shovel Knight is a sweeping classic action adventure game with memorable characters and an 8-bit retro aesthetic created by Yacht Club Games. You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge quest. Shovel Knight has come to this valley with two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress and save his lost beloved. He wields a ShovelBlade; a multipurpose weapon whose techniques have now been lost to the ages. Always honest and helpful, Shovel Knight is a shining example of the code of Shovelry: Slash Mercilessly and Dig Tirelessly. However, between Shovel Knight and his beloved stands a cadre of villainous knights. These terrible foes, known as The Order of No Quarter, have been dispatched to prevent Shovel Knight from reaching the Enchantress at any cost.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.4
1001 Spikes

1001 Spikes

Platform: Wii U
June 3, 2014
Aban Hawkins & the 1,001 Spikes is a 2D platformer where you have 1,001 lives to beat the game.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.1
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Platform: Wii U
February 21, 2014
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has players help Donkey Kong and his friends get back their home from Vikings. Swing, swim, leap, and barrel-blast your way through tons of eye-popping levels to save DK Island from a permanent freeze.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.9
Super Mario 3D World

Super Mario 3D World

Platform: Wii U
November 22, 2013
Work together with your friends or compete for the crown in the first multiplayer 3D Mario game for the Wii U console. In the Super Mario 3D World game, players can choose to play as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach or Toad.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.9
Sonic: Lost World

Sonic: Lost World

Platform: Wii U
October 29, 2013
When the Deadly Six threaten to annihilate his world, Sonic's new moves and power-ups are the only way to defeat them before it is too late. In his latest plan to defeat Sonic and rule the world, Dr. Eggman has harnessed the power of 6 menacing creatures known as the Deadly Six. However, when the Deadly Six rise up against their new master, Sonic must unite with his arch nemesis Eggman and explore the mystical Lost Hex in order to take them on head-to-head. Use Sonic's unique new moves and incredible Color Powers to speed across a variety of unique terrains, racing inside, outside and upside down in every level. [Sega]
Metascore:
63
User Score:
7.2
Mighty Switch Force! 2

Mighty Switch Force! 2

Platform: Wii U
October 17, 2013
Combat the Planetary Inferno in the shape-shifting, dimension melding world of Mighty Switch Force 2! Its a Code Red from the Galactic Fire Brigade! Planet Land is combusting and everything is ablaze! Return to HQ immediately and pick up your Infinity Dousing Apparatus; your Siren Helmet is still authorized and up to code! The mission: to fight the inferno and extricate the reformed Hooligan sisters! Now, suit up and start soaking some scenery! -The sequel to the universally acclaimed Mighty Switch Force, and the newest game in the Mighty series! -Grab your new weapon, a super-powered fire hose, and embark on a treacherous search-and-rescue mission! -Familiar friends and foes return, along with exciting new ones! -Puzzles and brain-bending action return!
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.3
Skylanders Swap Force

Skylanders Swap Force

Platform: Wii U
October 13, 2013
In Skylanders SWAP Force, Portal Masters embark on an adventure in the mysterious Cloudbreak Islands, where a magical volcano gives the heroes the power to swap halves, turning them into a special team known as the SWAP Force. By reassembling this team, Portal Masters must send back Kaos and his evil plan to Cloudbreak in order to save Skylands.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
6.1
Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure

Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure

Platform: Wii U
September 24, 2013
Challenge your imagination as you battle the mightiest villains in an exciting and action-filled adventure through GOTHAM CITY, METROPOLIS, ATLANTIS and other iconic locales from the DC Comics universe. Enjoy endless replayability with new, dynamic puzzles that feature a different mission every time you play. Bring out your inner super hero (or villain!) with the all-new Super Hero Creator by crafting completely original objects out of parts of existing DC Comics characters. Then assign unique properties to your creations and use them to solve puzzles, or share them online with friends - which they can use in game or further modify as they like.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
6.3
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams

Platform: Wii U
September 5, 2013
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is a fast-paced platformer with a twist that derives its name from the protagonist, a little girl stuck in a dream world.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.6
Rayman Legends

Rayman Legends

Platform: Wii U
September 3, 2013
Rayman, Globox, and the Teensies are off wandering through an enchanted forest when they discover a mysterious tent filled with a series of captivating paintings. As they look more closely, they notice each painting seems to tell the story of a mythical world. While focusing on a painting that shows a medieval land, they are suddenly sucked into the painting, entering the world, and the adventure begins. The gang must run, jump and fight their way through each world to save the day and discover the secrets of every legendary painting. Rayman Legends takes full advantage of the Wii U and its new GamePad’s capabilities. Use the touch screen to take out enemies, manipulate platforms, cut ropes to clear a path and much more. With the gyroscope technology, you can move rotating platform and there are many more surprises to come.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.7
Disney DuckTales Remastered

Disney DuckTales Remastered

Platform: Wii U
August 13, 2013
DuckTales Remastered has seen the development team take the levels and layout from the original 1989 release as a foundation before expanding upon them to significantly enhance the gameplay experience but where this update truly impresses is its graphics and sound. All of the visuals from the 8-bit game have been beautifully re-created as hand-drawn and animated sprites, across a backdrop of luscious, re-envisioned level backgrounds. Furthermore, original Disney Character Voices talent, including some from the cartoon TV series, bring in-game characters to life with charm and wit, while the classic melodies of the original soundtrack are given a modern twist.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.0
Cloudberry Kingdom

Cloudberry Kingdom

Platform: Wii U
August 1, 2013
Cloudberry Kingdom has players jump and dodge their way through billions of levels on a last ditch mission to conquer infinity.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.0
The Smurfs 2

The Smurfs 2

Platform: Wii U
July 23, 2013
The Smurfs 2 video game is an action-packed adventure platformer that provides Smurfs fans of all ages with the opportunity to dive into the magical Smurfs Village and relive iconic moments and key environments from the feature film. Players assume the role of a Smurf and immerse themselves in an interactive adventure through the movie's enchanting environments including New York City and Paris, and expand their movie experience into worlds exclusive to the video game such as The Arctic Tundra and The Lava Jungle.
Metascore:
42
User Score:
5.9
New Super Luigi U

New Super Luigi U

Platform: Wii U
June 20, 2013
To continue the fun of New Super Mario Bros. U for Wii U, Nintendo is letting Luigi take over in new downloadable content that is coming in the Year of Luigi that provides alternate versions of the game's more than 80 stages. Players can freely change between the New Super Luigi U and New Super Mario Bros. U stages. These Luigi-focused stages provide a whole new level of game-play challenge and will be available for purchase as a single download.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.0
Mutant Mudds Deluxe

Mutant Mudds Deluxe

Platform: Wii U
June 13, 2013
Love pixels? Fond of platformers? Is there a special place in your heart for the 8-bit and 16-bit era? Want to have fun? Yes!? Well, youve come to the right place, my friend. Mutant Mudds Deluxe is a 12-bit action platformer full of pixels and platforming fun! Our hero, Max, may be just a 2D sprite, but he can leap into the third dimension by jetting between the background and the foreground playfields with his trusty jetpack in this unique dimensionally-woven experience. Armed with a heavy-duty water cannon, Max has what he needs to vanquish his long-term nemesi: the Mutant Mudds. Max must blast and hover his way across the soiled landscape to seek out mysterious Water Sprites. Legend says collecting all of the mysterious Water Sprites will wash the filthy Mutant Mudds away for good!
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.3
Kung Fu Rabbit

Kung Fu Rabbit

Platform: Wii U
May 2, 2013
Life in the temple of rabbits hangs by a thread. Universal evil has struck again and kidnapped all of your disciples. Only you managed to escape. They let you live... and they'll soon regret it! Use your agility and combat skills to save your disciples! Jump from roof to roof, slide gracefully along walls, sneak up on your enemies and then rip them to shreds! Detailed graphics, humour, hours of gameplay and intuitive controls. Each level requires logic, precision, agility and lots of sabre rattling. The game also has plenty of trophies to win, babies to save, carrots to eat and a universal evil to expunge! - 80 levels in normal and hard mode, providing dozen of hours of play! - 15 unlockable items to customise your rabbit
Metascore:
65
User Score:
5.1
The Cave

The Cave

Platform: Wii U
January 22, 2013
SEGA of America Inc. and Double Fine Productions have joined forces with legendary game designer, Ron Gilbert, to create The Cave. In this 2D puzzle action and adventure game, players will assemble a team of three from seven unlikely adventurers, each with their own unique personalities and stories. From there, you will descend into the mysterious depths to explore locations including a subterranean amusement park and a medieval castle, not to mention a fully armed and ready-to-launch nuclear tipped ICBM. The Cave awaits.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.2
New Super Mario Bros. U

New Super Mario Bros. U

Platform: Wii U
November 18, 2012
It was just another dinner at the castle with Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Princess Peach... Until suddenly the vicious Koopa fleet invades Mushroom kingdom airspace and launches a full-scale assault! With Bowser at the helm and his Koopalings each in their own custom airships, the castle is under attack with the Princess trapped inside—and the heroes have been cast out to the four corners of the Mushroom Kingdom. Will they make it back in time to save the day?
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.0
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge

Platform: Wii U
November 18, 2012
NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor's Edge promises to be a leaner, tighter experience than the original game. Significantly reduced scripted sequences, streamlined game flow, and improved A.I. complement an array of new features exclusive to the Wii U console.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.5
Trine 2: Director's Cut

Trine 2: Director's Cut

Platform: Wii U
November 18, 2012
Trine 2: Director's Cut, exclusively for Wii U, features a total of 20 levels full of adventure, including the high-acclaimed Goblin Menace expansion campaign and the exclusive "Dwarven Caverns" level, making Trine 2: Director's Cut the most comprehensive package of Trine 2 on any platform.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.9
Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition

Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition

Platform: Wii U
November 18, 2012
Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition has players enter the mechanical shape-shifting, dimension switching world and blow crime away.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.7
Skylanders Giants

Skylanders Giants

Platform: Wii U
November 18, 2012
Skylanders Giants unveils 16 new characters including super-sized Giants with oversized powers to boot, as well as the new LightCore Skylanders that light-up in the game and in the real-world as players’ transport them to Skylands using the Portal of Power that builds on the magic of the toys. What's more, the game features a Hero Challenges, more Battle Mode gameplay, and advanced integration across console, handheld, mobile and Skylanders Universes.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.3
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

Platform: Wii U
November 18, 2012
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two brings Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit back to Wasteland, another world filled with eighty years of forgotten Disney characters and theme park attractions. For the first time, Mickey and Oswald join forces as true partners - Mickey with his magical paint brush that yields paint and thinner, and Oswald with his powerful remote control that allows him to control electricity. Wii U players utilize the GamePad to view a fully detailed, real-time map of Wasteland with waypoints and markers to guide them through the game and complete the various quests and side-quests. Players are also able to use the GamePad to access sketches and activate them to use in-game for a more engulfing experience.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
5.6
Scribblenauts Unlimited

Scribblenauts Unlimited

Platform: Wii U
November 13, 2012
Scribblenauts Unlimited features a side-scrolling open world with new, high-definition hand-drawn scenery and objects where players can help the game's hero, Maxwell, solve robust puzzles and challenges by summoning any object they can imagine. And for the first time, players learn the back story of Maxwell's parents, his twin sister Lily, and how he acquired his magical notepad.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.5
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