Topic: What is your favorite 2D platformer on the Wii?

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Donkey Kong Country Returns



sometimes I'd say NSMBWii, but the deal breaker ended up being this: DKCR makes the screen too big, putting less focus on DK. Also, superior multiplayer in NSMBWii just barely cinched it.
And no, I don't know why it bothers me in donkey kong but not mario (the screen resolution, that is)

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Mine is probably DKCR, but I love RO. I have yet to play any of the Kirby Wii games. Since Mega Man 9 and 10 were WiiWare, I'm surprised they haven't been mentioned yet. Also, would Cave Story count?

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If WiiWare counts, than Mega man 9 is shooting straight in my Top 5! Only losing out to Wario Land Shake it! and Klonoa. Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth is another great retro revival worth mentioning!

I wait too long for everything. I'm sure DKCR will surpass my expectations and will be absolutely wonderful after playing that terrible Rayman Origins.
I'm still looking forward to Rayman Legends on the U, because in all honesty the PS3 version of Rayman in 1080p, HDMI, true widescreen and it's superior looking visuals overall completely CRUSH the Wii version. The Wii version looks awful in comparison, but when you play the Wii version on it's own and get used to it actually looks beautiful, just nowhere near or even remotely close the HD versions. Even then, Rayman's gameplay is dull, the enemie placement as Cactus Jackson pointed out is drab and completely lazy. It comes off like an annoying Floaty Acrobratic Circus show collectathon. It's the environment visuals that Wowed me, they're absolutely phenomenal during the 2 jungle and underwater based worlds. Skyward Sonta is another awesome looking stage of bunch, that had me foaming at the mouth. But really, i play games to have fun, not to sit there and gush at the graphics. I would of had just as much fun watching somebody else playing Rayman than playing it myself. everything else music aside was a let down. Time to toss this little stinker in the trash, and play me some Mega man X2 on the Wii's VC. lol

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Rayman Origins also suffers from poor level design, forgettable environments and horrible music. Wario Land Shake It! and Donkey Kong Country Returns shares none of this in common.

Edited on by Chrono_Cross

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the thing is that I agree or at least kinda see almost every problem people have had with Rayman Origins.

I still really enjoyed it from beginning to end (barring frustration end game/secret level being absurd) the 2 times I played it all the way through so it had to have done something right.

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Beyond Good and Evil 2 better be happening! In the meanwhile though, here's a fun little Let's Play of the original. Think you'll like the game if you like Zelda!

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There are maybe 2 or 3 quality tracks in Origins. Just not the ones with the French-ified Alivin and the Chipmunks vocals. lol
Those get annoying fast, and when you mix in the sleeping LUM jingle the experience sound wise becomes completely grating, like a hornet raping your ear drums in Uuber over drive.

As far as 2D Wii platformer soundtracks go, i'd rank Klonoa as number 1 with it's superb atmospheric dreamy soundtrack, followed by Shake it! and Super Paper Mario. And you can't forget Mega man 9's....Mega Man hasn't sounded THAT good since MM2.

Edited on by KidRad

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I guess I'll say Kirby's Return to Dream Land. I do love New Super Mario Bros. Wii though (the propeller suit rocks, admit it!)

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New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Wario Land Shake It. DKCR, A Boy & His Blob, Klonoa, and Kirby Return To Dreamland were great, too.

Rayman Origins is too shaky for me (controls are too floaty among other things), but Legends looks way better judging the demo.

EDIT: OH, and Mega Man 9 is one of the best games from this past generation. Full stop.

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Playing through Kirby's Return to Dreamland and Donkey Kong Country Returns and I have to say, these both are serious contenders for my favorite.

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I'd say it was tied for DKCR and Kirby's Epic Yarn. I seriously hope Nintendo is prepping Wii U games that can top those gems.



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Only one I played was DKCR and Super Paper Mario to the extent it's a 2D platformer, and those were the only ones I wanted tbh, the Wii really disappointed me in the games department.



A Shadows Tale is definitely my favorite with Klonoa a close second

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