The Wii U Owners Topic


No, it’s New Super Mario bros.


Ah… still a good game, and another that’s fun with multiple players!


Do you need two wii u controllers or will a wii controller do?


Multiplayer games all use Wii Remotes in addition to the Gamepad for Wii U games. All Wii games will use the Wii Remotes. You will never have more than one Wii U Gamepad.


This WiiU Pro Controller is really flimsy and plasticky. It makes a sound when I push too hard on the left stick.

Is the Switch Pro Controller better at least? Just curious.


Switch Pro Controller is awesome. The D-Pad isn’t my favorite Nintendo D-Pad, but it’s good. In every other way it’s fantastic and among their best.


So what are the chances that some WiiU exclusives end up on Switch?


100%, since it’s already happened with Mario Kart 8, Breath of the Wild, and Pokken Tournament.

I’d expect more to trickle out over the next couple of years. There’s no reason to keep great games locked on a dead platform. Platinum has teased Bayonetta and Wonderful 101 ports.


Nintendo has said they’re not interested in doing straight ports; to be worthwhile the Switch versions need to bring something new to become the ‘definitive’ version of the game. Which is what’s happened already with Mario Kart and Pokken. And Splatoon if you’re being particulary uncharitable… ;)

Apart from the aforementioned Platinum teases, most people are expecting Super Smash Brothers to appear at some point too. Or maybe hoping.


Mario Kart is pretty much a straight port. The only really new thing is the battle mode.

Generally, I’d expect any Wii-U exclusive that didn’t totally bomb, or was reliant on the Wii-U control set-up, to come out on Switch eventually.


I don’t know about that… a new mode is kind of a big thing. Plus there’s new karts, characters, costumes, and a bunch of gameplay changes like holding dual items and the kids steering mode. It’s easily the ‘definitive’ version and more than a straight port.


All the “new” karts and characters were in the Wii-U DLC, no? Still, I won’t dispute that it’s the definitive version.


No, pretty sure the Splatoon Inklings for example were added for Switch version.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe features 6 new characters not present in Mario Kart 8, 4 of whom are returning from past games in the series (King Boo, Gold Mario, Dry Bones, Bowser Jr., Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy)


Right so let me re-phrase: What are the odds a third-party (Tecmo) WiiU exclusive ends up on Switch? ;)


ie Tecmo Bowl? Depends on whether Nintendo gets around to doing a Virtual Console for Switch, I would imagine.

If you mean Hyrule Warriors, I wouldn’t bet the farm on it, but maybe.


Nah. I’m trying to talk myself out of buying a refurbed WiiU just to play Fatal Frame 5, which actually got a proper English language localization and release this time around.


It’s doubtful that will end up anywhere else. I think if you want to play it, you’re going to have to snag a Wii U. That’s not a bad thing necessarily. Lots of great games on there that may not come to the Switch.

That said, I suspect the Wii U will ultimately be one of the more collectible systems down the road because the quality of the lineup is rather high, there are many unique games on it that won’t be playable any other way, and the sales were low. People will want to collect it so any system you buy now would retain lots of value IMO.


They yoinked the scanning mechanic out of Lego City and slapped it on the Switch, and everything else.


To be fair, it was only used about three times in the game and was totally pointless.


Haha true.