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  • Summary: The game involves players creating and destroying various types of blocks in a three dimensional environment. The player takes an avatar that can destroy or create blocks, forming fantastic structures, creations and artwork across the various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. NF Magazine
    Feb 4, 2016
    95
    Almost anything is possible in Minecraft: Wii U Edition. [Issue #19 – January/February 2016, p.21]
  2. Pelit (Finland)
    Mar 3, 2016
    86
    Minecraft: Wii U Edition is, well, Minecraft. But. It doesn't support old Wii controllers and the Game Pad -integration could be better, like own screen for a second player and a touchscreen inventory. [Feb 2016]
  3. 85
    It’s not for everyone, but if it’s for you, it’s a gaming experience you won’t likely forget.
  4. Dec 19, 2015
    80
    All in all, Mojang has done a wonderful job of porting the full Minecraft experience over to the Wii U.
  5. Dec 24, 2015
    80
    Minecraft Wii U Edition is just another version of Mojang's great sandbox. Unfortunately, there is an evident lack of Wii U GamePad integration that makes its use very prosaic. If you've already played another version of Minecraft, you probably won't be thrilled.
  6. Dec 24, 2015
    75
    Minecraft arrives on Wii U with all its core experience, still as fun and addictive as always. Still, it doesn't really use any of the hardware's exclusive features, missing even the obvious opportunity to add some amiibo compatibility.
  7. Dec 30, 2015
    55
    Despite my adoration of the game, I ended up being frustrated at just about every aspect of the Wii U Edition. This is the epitome of a wasted-opportunity, bare-bones port. It's great that the game is coming to yet another audience, but this is hardly worth the investment for someone who already has the opportunity to play Minecraft elsewhere.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. Mar 1, 2016
    10
    This new update for WiiU Minecraft is great! Bigger worlds, more skins and more block selection! The controls are great! The graphics areThis new update for WiiU Minecraft is great! Bigger worlds, more skins and more block selection! The controls are great! The graphics are great at 1080p (Full HD) (Can support 720p (HD) and 480p (Standard) as well). Could let it so that 4 people can look at the TV and 1 person can look at the GamePad. Also, I wish it could support Classic Controller Pro, that would be great, so I can have 3 people play at the same time. Nunchuck, no thanks, I wouldn't want motion controls for this game. Make it come out on disc! It is currently only available on eShop! Could it come out on 3DS and Wii as well? Please do!!! Still great though. I think it matches with PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One! This is a great game, in Australia; it costs $40. Much cheaper than the others! I give it 10/10 Expand
  2. Mar 17, 2017
    10
    this game is defintly the most perfect game i have ever played i cant belive all thes negativ reviews. minceraft wil and always will bethis game is defintly the most perfect game i have ever played i cant belive all thes negativ reviews. minceraft wil and always will be bestest game evar Expand
  3. Jan 23, 2016
    9
    Minecraft Wii U Edition might not be the new Wii U version people hoped for. The game does not utilize the Wii U gamepad in any unique way andMinecraft Wii U Edition might not be the new Wii U version people hoped for. The game does not utilize the Wii U gamepad in any unique way and the world size is large, but not expansive. Regardless of these issues, Minecraft Wii U Edition is still the fun and challenging game that people enjoy to play all over the globe. While it may not bring anything new to the table, I still enjoy playing the game with my friends and family on the Wii U. Expand
  4. Mar 12, 2016
    6
    It's just Minecraft on the Wii U. It's nothing really special. If you played it on other platforms, then you should know what to expect. It'sIt's just Minecraft on the Wii U. It's nothing really special. If you played it on other platforms, then you should know what to expect. It's the same game, only on the Wii U Expand
  5. Jul 3, 2016
    6
    This game is not as good as the pc but it's aright. It doesn't control well and I expect way more from the wii u. This game is just not soThis game is not as good as the pc but it's aright. It doesn't control well and I expect way more from the wii u. This game is just not so enjoyable to be honest. Expand
  6. Aug 29, 2017
    6
    Minecraft may be a game that is heavily acclaimed by a lot of people all over the world, and honestly, I can easily see why, although I'm notMinecraft may be a game that is heavily acclaimed by a lot of people all over the world, and honestly, I can easily see why, although I'm not exactly a fan of it. I used to play it on my PC for some years, until one day I got bored of it, and left it. When the game was ported to the Wii U, I decided to give it another chance. By this rating of 6/10, I think it's obvious that I didn't like it much. Minecraft: Wii U edition keeps the essence that made Minecraft great, but in a quite weaker form. Even though it can get interesting and intense at times, the control scheme is very weird and difficult, making fighting a tricky experience. The world is also just too small (862x862). It may be understandable with the Wii U's power, but the same console was able to run Xenoblade Chronicles X, a game that has one of the biggest overworlds in videogame history, which substracts points from Minecraft. And it's just dumb to require an HD resolution to play in Co-op. However, the game is fun like 75% of the time, and it keeps the core essence of Minecraft, which makes me unable to give it a lower score that it does not deserve. Expand
  7. Apr 10, 2018
    0
    Terrible. I claims that you can connect other controllers to the game by clicking start, but there is no response to that from the game, whenTerrible. I claims that you can connect other controllers to the game by clicking start, but there is no response to that from the game, when it says that is how to put it in. I want a refund, and I want the local multiplayer to work. To connect those controllers, they need to be Wii U pro controllers, or else they don't work. A classic controller should be able to be used, but it isn't. Expand

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