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  • Summary: A team of heroes from around the world must UNITE to protect the earth from vicious alien invaders! This band of 100 Wonderful Ones works together using their fantastic abilities to create a variety of forms. Whether it be a giant fist or a sharp blade, they'll use their wits and power toA team of heroes from around the world must UNITE to protect the earth from vicious alien invaders! This band of 100 Wonderful Ones works together using their fantastic abilities to create a variety of forms. Whether it be a giant fist or a sharp blade, they'll use their wits and power to overcome the enemy's pitfalls and perils! And the final member of this team of courageous heroes... is you.

    Features:

    * Over 100 unique and dazzling heroes, each with their own backstories and emblems!

    * Change weapons in a flash with the 'Unite Morph' system! Draw shapes to switch between swords, whips, hammers, and more to battle with strategy and flair!

    * Unite Morphs can be more than just weapons! Build hang gliders and bridges to cross chasms, and bounce and blast your way to great heights! Use your smarts as well as your strength to solve puzzles and persevere!

    * Don't forget - a hero's true calling is protection! Rescue the citizens you come across and your bravery will inspire them to UNITE UP! For a limited time, of course.

    * Your missions will take around the world! Through cities, across the ocean floor, deep in the jungle, and to a host of exciting locations!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. CD-Action
    Jun 25, 2020
    90
    It’s not the game that gets a second chance on PC, it’s us, the players, to notice it. If we don’t, that’s on us. The world has no more excuses to not give The Wonderful 101 a shot. [07/2020, p.77]
  2. May 13, 2020
    90
    As a remaster it may disappoint, but The Wonderful 101: Remastered is still the best way to play this Wii U classic.
  3. May 18, 2020
    75
    When The Wonderful 101 clicks, it's an amazing experience, though it takes time to get there with the sloppy control schemes and bad frame pacing.
  4. Jun 5, 2020
    75
    Quotation forthcoming.
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  1. This is far from the most polished remaster I’ve played, and the original was a hit-and-miss affair to begin with. Judged in terms of Platinum’s own end-of-level trophies, this earns a silver award at best. But then that preposterous theme tune kicks in, sweeping your misgivings away for a precious handful of minutes. When you hear that music, you feel like you can do anything – even draw a circle correctly on your very first try.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. May 28, 2020
    10
    Fantastic game! The sp*rgs in the user review have no idea what they're talking about and don't know how to grasp the game's unbelievably funFantastic game! The sp*rgs in the user review have no idea what they're talking about and don't know how to grasp the game's unbelievably fun mechanics! Go check out Mathewmatosis' fantastic videos about this game to truly help you understand how to enjoy the Wonderful 101! Expand
  2. Jul 3, 2020
    10
    The Wonderful 101 is a masterpiece, with hours of pure action, challenge, fun and madness. The whole adventure is full of charm, detail and anThe Wonderful 101 is a masterpiece, with hours of pure action, challenge, fun and madness. The whole adventure is full of charm, detail and an incredible game feel.

    The game's main mechanics are incedibly original and really, really fun, easy to learn but hard to master.

    The levels are impressive, with a huge amount of different enemies to fight, each of them being it's own unique concept with it's own moveset and moves (some of them can do a LOT of attacks!).
    And the boss fights... are just incredible. Every single boss fight from this game is full of crazy action and over the top epicness, with unpredictable bosses that can use different attacks every time you play the battle.

    The Wonderful 101 gets better and better as long as you progress, with an excellent character development, orchestrated soundtrack, non-stoping action and a sense of epicness that you can't see in almost any game.

    And the hard mode? You'll love it.
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  3. Sep 6, 2020
    10
    If you're an idiot who wants their games to be played for them, then this isn't for you. But make no mistake about it, this is one of PlatinumIf you're an idiot who wants their games to be played for them, then this isn't for you. But make no mistake about it, this is one of Platinum Game's best works. A heart pounding, heroic adventure coupled with a godlike soundtrack and a sublime combat system that you can really sink your teeth into. The game oozes passion and it's a damn shame that such passion has went unrewarded in reviews and sales. In an era of derivative 3rd person action-adventure games with shallow gameplay and dozens of forced walking sections and cutscenes, this remaster is a breath of fresh air and a reminder of what makes this medium so great. Expand
  4. May 27, 2020
    8
    Frames goes really well. I'm playing with a controller and did good, only the right stick doing as a touch made it a bit complicated. And whatFrames goes really well. I'm playing with a controller and did good, only the right stick doing as a touch made it a bit complicated. And what else can I say. Pretty funny game, the most important thing. Expand
  5. Aug 8, 2020
    6
    This game is pretty much Kamiya with no filter, which is both its most captivating quality and its detrimental flaw. The presentation isThis game is pretty much Kamiya with no filter, which is both its most captivating quality and its detrimental flaw. The presentation is great, there is a clear emphasis on sentai heroics which at the games best parts made me smile with childlike wonder. I would recommend playing this just to see the ending which is one of the most insane amalgamation of set pieces I have ever seen in a video game, it reaches gurren legaan levels of absurdity and deserves to be commended for the sheer spectacle of it all. The problem is getting to that point is a slog through terrible controls, a wonky camera, and some baffling design decisions.

    Combat in 101 is centered around drawing symbols with the wonder liner to unite the wonderful 101 into weapons and defensive abilities. the problem is that the wonder liner is janky as hell, idk if this worked better on the Wii U but for me on a controller it just doesn't work half the time or forms into something I wasn't going for. Its incredibly frustrating because when the liner messes up a unite that can leave you open for an attack, when you take damage your team members are scattered which means you have to run around and collect them or your weapons wont be as powerful. There is also an abundance of terrible mini games(a Kamiya tradition) like forming into a glider to cross gaps or where the game tries to be a shootemup(worst parts of the game), They arent THAT bad but combined with the jank wonder liner and terrible camera it just becomes a recipe for annoyance. Speaking of the camera its awful, its pulled waaay to close to the heroes so there are tons of parts where projectiles will hit you from offscreen or platforming sections where you couldnt see what was coming and get punished for it anyway.

    I really wanted to like The Wonderful 101. The presentation and writing made me grin from ear to ear, but the controls and camera just hamper the experience to the point where its not even fun. There are so many issues in this game that just dont exist in platinums other titles so I cant in good faith recommend it at full price.
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  6. May 20, 2020
    4
    1) Name the port a remaster.
    2) Collect money on kickstarter
    3) ????
    4) Profit!
  7. May 23, 2020
    0
    No, Platinum guys is over rated, game isnt that good as I thought, just simple mediocre game.

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