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  • Summary: Lead an army of 100 Wonderful Ones from around the world in this Unite Action spectacular! 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 ofLead an army of 100 Wonderful Ones from around the world in this Unite Action spectacular! 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 to overcome the enemy’s pitfalls and perils! And the final member of this team of courageous heroes—is you. From PlatinumGames, creators of the Bayonetta series, ASTRAL CHAIN, NieR:Automata, and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, comes The Wonderful 101: Remastered! This game will be PlatinumGames' first self-published title, and is a powered-up version of The Wonderful 101, originally released by Nintendo on September 15th, 2013 as a Wii U exclusive. The Wonderful 101: Remastered offers the unprecedented ability to control 100 heroes at once, with the flowing controls and dynamic action that are the PlatinumGames hallmark. It’s all brought together by a pulse pounding tale of heroic bravery and friendship standing tall against evil, and is PlatinumGames’ most ambitious offering to date. Hideki Kamiya, director of The Wonderful 101, has supervised this remaster and added numerous improvements to ensure that this game can be more easily and thoroughly enjoyed by all and on various platforms, and with improved visuals, framerate, and loading time for an enhanced experience on all fronts. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. NF Magazine
    Aug 29, 2020
    90
    Just like the Franken-console it first called home, this groundbreaking Nintendo-published, Platinum-developed game felt like an amalgamation of everything both storied studios did best. [Issue #47 – July/August 2020, p. 76]
  2. May 31, 2020
    85
    The Wonderful 101 Remastered is an incredible action game, one definitely worthy of playing for those who skipped over it on Wii U. The unique battle mechanics make it a standout and borderline essential for action game fans, while those more casual fans who just want a big explosive adventure will find a lot to love here. And if any game deserves to be played by a wider audience, this has to be it.
  3. Jun 11, 2020
    80
    Like an orchestral (Platinum) score, The Wonderful 101 requires some deciphering first and many repetitions - as this slightly Remastered rendition show - to be assimilated. Only then, pleasure kicks in, while revealing its grandeur. Such jubilation leads to forgive, if not forget all the rambling through this delirious, overactive and genuinely unique work of Hideki Kamiya, still destined for the rare "happy viewtiful".
  4. May 20, 2020
    78
    Even though this remaster doesn't address many of the flaws of the original (the camera, the input detection and frame-rate drops), this is still an inventive, colourful and fun beat'em up for everyone.
  5. May 25, 2020
    73
    We therefore cannot help but welcome The Wonderful 101 Remastered with open arms, a must for anyone who has admired the Platinum Games creations or the videogame action tout court, had not yet had the opportunity to join the crazy race of Hideki Kamiya and his large task force of polychrome heroes.
  6. May 13, 2020
    70
    The Wonderful 101: Remastered has its ups and downs. It features a fantastic story full of humor, likable characters, and enjoyable boss fights, but its outdated graphics and less than stellar controls hold it back from being the hero that we all wanted it to be.
  7. May 13, 2020
    40
    Even if the technical hiccups get fixed in a patch, though, the Wonderful 101 doesn’t stand the test of time. Remastered or not, I constantly felt like there were missing steps or if I was figuring things out too slowly to keep up with the hyperactive story and its multifaceted gameplay. What’s more, the transition to the Switch, even with its touchscreen capabilities has only exacerbated the game’s core problems. There’s a great concept and the good combat mechanics we know Platinum can achieve in there, but you’ll need a lot of patience to find them.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 6 out of 24
  1. Jun 24, 2020
    10
    Uno de los más incomprendidos de esta generación y es Delos mejores que hay
  2. Jul 18, 2020
    10
    This game is AMAZING!!! I have wanted to play it since it's initial release but I never had the chance to, 7 years later I finally do! TheThis game is AMAZING!!! I have wanted to play it since it's initial release but I never had the chance to, 7 years later I finally do! The graphics are super cute and fun and fit the style of the game perfectly, I love how everyone looks like a shiny toy! The frame rate is perfect, I have no complaints, the resolution looks great as well! As for gameplay, I am having a blast, totally fits the "Platinum Standard" that we have come to know and love. I don't understand the negativity to be honest, my only complaint would be drawing the fighters into weapons, it's not so easy when you don't use the touch screen...(I never have and never will use the touch screen on my Switch). But after about 30 mins you get used to it. Looking forward to whatever else they bring to this amazing console. Expand
  3. May 23, 2020
    10
    The one and only question is not whether this game is astonishing or crazy, but if you are ready for it. It’s definitely not the child’s gameThe one and only question is not whether this game is astonishing or crazy, but if you are ready for it. It’s definitely not the child’s game it looks to be; this ride needs guts and skill in order to reveal its boundless unsurpassed treasures. Expand
  4. May 23, 2020
    9
    I'm in love with this game. Haven't had this fun since Mario maker 2, it even keeps me away from Animal Crossing!
  5. Sep 3, 2020
    8
    No he jugado al juego original, aunque se nota que esta versión debe ser inferior a la original por varias razones:
    - El tabletomando estaba
    No he jugado al juego original, aunque se nota que esta versión debe ser inferior a la original por varias razones:
    - El tabletomando estaba integrado en el juego, y aunque se ha añadido aquí, tener dos pantallas en una resulta caótico y mas difícil de controlar el juego también (resulta realmente confuso en los quick-events del comienzo del juego por el zoom en las escenas.
    - Este juego me ha sorprendido en que cansa mucho la vista (también mi edad que no soy ningún niño, pero no me ocurre con otros juegos). Esto es debido al hecho de tener 100 personajes más los enemigos, cada uno de ellos diferentes moviéndose por la pantalla, junto ataques, efectos especiales... y ya el colmo es cuando tienes las dos pantallas a la vez... tantísimo detalles fluyendo a la vez cansa la vista xD.
    - Tengo entendido que gráficamente es algo inferior a la versión de Wii U (no he jugado a aquella versión así que esto ni lo note...).
    - Los niveles pueden ser un poco pesados de rejugarlos por la longitud de cara a completar algo que nos hayamos dejado.
    Por lo demás, el juego es genial: acción frenética, multitud de situaciones siempre manteniéndose fresco, mucho sentido del humor y parodias al mundo de los videojuegos, etc
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  6. May 20, 2020
    4
    I’m extremely disappointed with this game. I’ve been told it’s an incredible Wii U game and it’s the best Wii U game I never picked up. But itI’m extremely disappointed with this game. I’ve been told it’s an incredible Wii U game and it’s the best Wii U game I never picked up. But it has soo many problems. I have to figure out so much basic stuff by myself. Like I didn’t even know you could change your leader characters until I accidentally pressed -. And speaking of pressing - controlling the other screen is a nightmare!!! We have games like Splatoon and Tokyo Mirage Sessions and Captain Toad that all had gameplay dependent of the Wii U game pad transfer flawlessly to the Switch and this game falls short of that why? The story is so generalized, a 5 year old child could of written it. The gameplay is alright. But once you get into deeper chapters it gets way too complex way too fast with no warning. And it’s just hard to see your character, your character is the only one with a hurt box And if you get pinned by a foe you can’t see anything. The worst aspect of the game is 100% the camera. The camera controls are total hell and I have no idea how that’s possible from the same team who made Bayonetta and Astral Chain. There is a lot of charm in the game for sure, but you have to look for it. There are so many charming side characters like Wonder-Toilet and Wonder-Gamer and such that you have you go though the hell of the second screen to even know you have them. I’m sure drawing the wonderforms on the gamepad was way more effective then the mess of it is in the switch version. it takes me 3-4 tries to draw a circle for the fist wonder form constantly, it gave me the glider in the middle of combat so many times. And don’t get me started on how precise you have to be you draw the gun. IT’S AN L WHAT ELSE COULD IT BE!!! I want to give this game a chance, because it’s my friend’s favorite Wii U game. But it’s just so annoying to play. Expand
  7. May 23, 2020
    0
    As metacritic says: 7/10 is maximum for this "remaster"

    Simple port of mediocre game, not that great as some people were saying

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