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Poll: Which Wii U E3 Game Has Impressed You the Most?

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

There are plenty to choose from

This E3 has seen Nintendo show off a lot of Wii U software, even if we already knew about all but one of them before the expo launched. Rather than potential based on name alone, however, we've now seen these titles in action, with some certainly catching the eye. With the expo now having been open to the public, there are also plenty of off-screen videos popping up on the web; we'll also have hands on impressions for you over the next few days.

Now that we've had time to check out more footage, our hype-meters are starting to register their results. A straw poll in Nintendo Life HQ has placed Mario Kart 8 at the top of the pile. An honorable mention goes to Super Mario 3D World, while the absence of Super Smash Bros. in the single-game voting could be attributed to the lack of a release window beyond '2014'; the worst case scenario for that one is the next Holiday season.

But there was plenty on show in the Nintendo Direct, follow up 'Developer Direct' videos and beyond, showing that games to suit most genres are on the way. We want to know your favourite, as always, so the poll below and the comments section are your platforms. Our focus is on games developed and/or published by Nintendo, however, so if a 3rd party title is your most anticipated Wii U game from the show, tell us all about it.

Which is your favourite Wii U game from E3? (841 votes)

Super Smash Bros. (Tentative Title)


Mario Kart 8


Super Mario 3D World


Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze


Pikmin 3


The Wonderful 101


Bayonetta 2


Monolith Soft's X (No official title)


Wii Fit U


Wii Party U


The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD


A third-party game is my favourite


I can't pick one


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User Comments (206)



SCAR said:

Mario Kart 8, Smash Bros, and X impressed me the most. For me, those would be the 3 I would vote for, but I chose Mario Kart.



BTTFDeacon said:

I can't pick I like Smash Bros, Watch Dogs, Wind Waker HD(never played the original), Mario Kart 8, and Pikmin 3. Plus Monolith's X. I almost Forgot about Super Mario 3d World and finally some Bayonetta 2 footage.



WarioPower said:

I was split between MK8, Monolith's title, and Smash Bros, but I ultimately went with Smash Bros..



SCAR said:

Aww... I didn't even see the "I can't choose one" option.



EverythingAmiibo said:

The X trailer made me and my bro scream and freak out the whole time! It was in my opinion the best trailer hands down with 3D world then Smash, but as far as continuis hype goes, Smash has to win it due to their slow reveal of that all important roster!



Smitherenez said:

Mario 3D World did not wow me at first, I do like it now. MarioKart8 really surprised me! I did not see that gravity aspect coming and the graphics are great too! Smash Bros on the other hand looks like an HD version of brawl. X looks great too, but I want to see some fighting and want to know something about the story before jumping on board with it. DK didn't surprise me either, I knew it was coming thanks to the rerelease of DKCR (3D). The other games where games we already knew about. I do find it strange that Yoshi's wiiu outing is missing at the E3.



Jajayal said:

Honestly nothing really impressed me. I was hoping for a new 2D Metroid on 3DS and a Metroid Prime for WiiU. New DK looks pretty good, more Mario Kart and SSB will be nice.



ricklongo said:

Being a huge fan of DKC, I can't pick another game. Tropical Freeze it is.

Wind Waker and Smash Bros are very close on its heels, though.



TwilightV said:

I can't pick, too many good ones (except for third party, what a joke).

Edit: Minus Sega and Platinum of course.



nothankyou said:

Smash Bros. looks cool (Mega Man, Village Man, Wii Fit WoMan), but Monolith Soft's new title looks AMAZING. If they can do everything right that they did wrong in Xenoblade (which I love) then I'll get a Wii U without a second's thought.



KongFu said:

The direct feed footage of DKCTF in 60 fps was the most impressive thing I've ever seen on a Nintendo console...



Fazermint said:

Monolith Soft's X keeps amazing me. It's gorgeous and looks incredibly fun to play



crazycrazydave said:

Super Smash Bros, Monolith's X and surprisingly, Wonderful 101. Didn't really like the look of it before, but it impressed me seeing it in motion.



Mickey said:

Super Mario 3D World for two reasons: 1. 3D Multiplayer and 2. MARIO'S IN A KITTY-CAT SUIT!!!

EDIT: Smash Bros. Wii U is a close second.



Yasume said:

I choose I can't pick one, but for a different reason: There weren't any.

You should have added that option.



Warbeard said:

Donkey Kong, for the simple reason that it was there!!!

Actually, Smash Bros, which is leading the poll right now, is at the bottom of my list - it looks almost EXACTLY the same as Brawl :/ Most moves are direct equivalents! That's no fun!

@KongFu Hear! I almost had tears in my eyes!



Einherjar said:

Almost anything from nintendo. Cant pick a winner, but i can say that DK didnt get me hyped that much. Also, i love the new Mario game, following up 3D Land was a nice choice.



Wildfire said:

Donkey Kong Country tropical freeze for me, but I got to say that Super Smash with the MegaMan reveal makes this an hard choice!



batmanfan3000 said:

#1- Super Smash Bros.
#2- Donkey kong
#3- Mario kart
#4- Super Mario 3D World
And the rest I didn't really care.



Zaphod_Beeblebrox said:

I voted for X (Monolith Soft) but I bet it was just a CG movie, not a game engine. If my hunch is correct, we don't really know what it'll look like. But Xenoblade was awesome for a Wii game so they've got a great track record.



tchaten said:

I'm most excited by Super Mario 3D World, but most impressed with Pikmin 3



AlternateButtons said:

In terms of being IMPRESSED? Mario Kart. Its absolutely gorgeous and the anti-gravity mechanic seems really fresh.
But the one I'm most EXCITED for is definitely Smash Bros.
You people are voting on excitement rather than new mechanics.



GearsOfWarU said:

I can't Pick 1.... I am Super Stoked About Super Mario 3D World ( Reminds me of a mix of Super Mario Bros. 2 & Mario 64 ... games I Love ) ... Mario Kart 8 looks Wilde & Fun ... Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze looks like a Blast ... never gotten to play a DKC game... Super Smash Bros 4 is a complete Show Stopper... That looks to be Amazing... I also love Sonic Lost World ( looks like Best Sonic Game since Sonic Adventure on Dreamcast) ... Both Platinum Games are Must have's for Me Wonderful 101 & Bayonetta 2 are Awesome... so those would be my favorite's along with Shovel Knight can't wait for that little Gem : )



Hunter-D said:

Even though Smash Bros. looked AMAZING! you can't deny how impressive MK8 looks & plays this early on in the game and I'm not just talking about it's superb visuals.

It was lovely to see Anti-gravity come into play, we needed more innovation like this. Mario Kart TV sounds promising (watch the developer direct) but we'll still wait for more information.

I just hope we see a major overhaul in the online infrastructure. The Wii U is capable of giving us a great online mode so I hope it actually gets implemented.



Peach64 said:

X is the game I'm most looking forward to, but I don't think I found it as impressive as some. Thematically it looked very much like a generic, futuristic JRPG, and despite Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenosaga being some of my favourite games ever, Monolith aren't one of those studios that produces nothing but great games. They do put out some pretty average stuff, so keeping expectations fairly low overall.

I think it pretty much sums up my feelings of Nintendo at this E3, when I don't think I'm really excited for any of them. Looking forward to Super Mario 3D World, Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, Pikmin 3, and Wonderful 101, but I don't think excited is the right word. I don't see anything that makes me think 'Wow, I need one of those Wii U's right now!'.



SirMario said:

I would actually be surprised if someone voted for Wii Fit U. I hope it doesn't get a single vote, because there will be no more faith in humanity. P.S. I voted for Bayonetta 2.



Other_Dave said:

X, definitely X. Also looking forward to Art Academy and the eShop drawing app thingymajig.



Varia01 said:

I couldn't decide between, Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros U., or Sonic Lost World. I chose Sonic, which is one of the third-party games even though it has only one 1%. The game looks super fun and great in HD. It really looks like a neat integration of Mario and Sonic gameplay. Smash Bros and Mario Kart are very close to the excitement I have for Sonic. All three games are what I am excited for. Hype!




I seriously cannot pick one, there are so many great games coming out towards the end of this year and the beginning of next!



Mahe said:

Still waiting for Wii Party U and Wii Fit U. Get them out, Nintendo!



WinterWarm said:

Monolith's title X looked utterly beautiful, especially for the WiiU.

I've never played a Smash Bros. game, but this one look utterly fantastic.

Also, the Batman title on 3DS( can't remember name, sorry.)

Ultimately, I went with X.



NickStrife23 said:

I actually like Super Mario 3D World, and MK8 and WWHD, and X, and SSB, but SM3DW captured my interest!! The reason? It looks like fun and it looks like a game even my non-gamer friends can play.



hylianhalcyon said:

X by far. After playing Xenoblade and then seeing the trailers for X, I am the most hyped up I've been for a game in a long time.

I found the footage of the new Smash bros. to be ultimately disappointing. That's not to say I'm not going to love the game, but right now it looks like they just took Brawl's engine and threw in some new characters to make a trailer. Not very impressed with what I've seen of it so far.



Mqblank said:

My fave reveal, much to my own disbelief, has been the WiiFit Trainer in SSB as it is just hilarious and so out of leftfield, closely followed by the Mega Man reveal. The game I chose in the poll though was Super Mario 3D World as it is the game I KNOW I will enjoy playing most, especially in multi player.



bizcuthammer said:

Smash Bros and X were my favorites, with Sonic Lost World, Mario 3D World and Pokemon X/Y being distant runner ups. Mario 3D World is growing on me, but i still think it should've been a 3DS game. Definitely not what i really wanted as a follow up to the galaxy games, but it still looks fun.



banacheck said:

For the Wii U i cannot wait for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Monolith Soft's X, Pikmin 3 & Super Smash Bros. I hate having to pick one game but i'm also looking forwards to Super Mario 3D World & Sonic Lost World.



Ichiban said:

Bayonetta 2. That and X were the only ones which didnt look generic as f@*k



Xcape_DuCkMAN_X said:




Kryce said:

I voted for Smash bros.
I hope Sonic is still Smashing there...
I am also impressed about Zelda, Bayonneta 2 and Mario kart.



Mr_Vengeance said:

They were all great, but if I had to pick one it would be Mario 3D World. It just looks stunning. I adore the 3DS game, so this can't come soon enough. Pikmin 3 of course, is a wonderful game (if it would ever come out!) and Donkey Kong is spectacular beyond words. The concerns people are raising about originality are with merit, but Ninty need to expand the user base - and what a way to do it! (Just make sure Nintendo, if you are reading this, that we need some racers please - Mario Kart doesn't count as its a party game at this stage).



CanisWolfred said:

I'd say Super Smash Bros. Impressed me the most. I didn't expect it to actually interest me, but now it's a must buy. Mega Man for the win!



FriedSquid said:

Smash Bros definitely impressed me the most, while X comes in second. Mario Kart 8 and Super Mario 3D World do look very fun to me, but I wouldn't use the word "impressed" to describe them.



globalisateur said:

The ambitious X really seemed next gen, along with mario kart 8.
Apparently I wasn't the only one to be disappointed by super mario 3d land HD. It'll be a fun game, of course as much fun the one on 3DS was.



Daggo said:

Smash Bros. presentation ignited wildly once again my passion for that game. Now I found myself checking the SB website too often for my own good!



MeWario said:

I choose Wind Waker HD because it remains the only Zelda I haven't played and I am beyond excited for it!!!



Ootfan98 said:

X looks very good, but I had to vote Zelda. Watching the eShop Trailer through the HD telly just reminded me how much I need to play this again. Hopefully it will have the missing dungeons



Henmii said:

I voted: I can't pick one, because that's how it is! DKC tropical freeze, Super Mario 3D world and Mariokart 8 all looked fine! From a graphical standpoint I was the most impressed with Mariokart 8, strangely enough! Mariokart never really is a graphics powerhouse, but this one pushes the Wii u much more then other titles! The other titles only show just a little bit progress compared to Wii!



justinj42 said:

After playing DK Tropical Freeze, that is the game I'm most excited for. It's sick. And beautiful.



oOo-Sega-oOo said:

I thought they all looked amazing! But I have to say Monolith's X stole the show for me. Can't wait for that bad boy of a game to be released!



timp29 said:

I'm surprised votes are so high for smash bros. It seems the farthest from completion out of all the titles, which makes it really hard to make any solid impressions as far as I'm concerned.



Klunk23 said:

The wonderful 101 really caught my eye. Every thing really impressed me alot but the Wonderful 101 comes out on top, just barely, but still on top.



WAM2 said:

Smash Bros., duh. Brawl is like me and my bros' favorite game ever! I hope Sonic the Hedgehog returns, then we can have Sonic and Mega Man cross-over in an actual video game instead of just a comic!

@timp29 It's Smash Bros. You can beat people up as Mega Man. And a Wii Fit Trainer. Seems pretty clear to me.

Not to say anything about the game, but the trailer for "X" was unbelievably boring. All it showed was the main character walking! And then he got into a robot...and walked in that. I guess if you already have an idea of what kind of game it is it might be better but if that's your first impression of the game (which for me it was) then it makes it look like it will be the year's number-one walk'em up.

Nice visuals, though.



ultraraichu said:

Mostly everything but if I had to pick top 5, it would be smash bros, X, the wonderful 101, bayonetta 2, and super Mario 3d world. Granted I would buy all the poll choices when it comes out so my option doesn't merit to much.



Prof_Elvin_Gadd said:

X, Mario Kart, Smash Bros, then DKCR: Tropical Freeze.

Boy would I have loved to say Star Fox Universe... Perhaps in the future I will! I'm not down on this lineup as much as others are. It's pretty good, in fact.



ToneDeath said:

Smash Bros. is the game I want the most, but new 'challengers' aside there wasn't much shown to distinguish it from the previous two entries, so I wouldn't call it the most 'impressive' game right now.
That would be either Mario Kart 8 (partly for the shallow reason that the graphics and in particular the quality of the shadows is surprisingly good) or X (the Monolith Soft game) which looks very interesting...y'know, I really should get around to actually playing my copy of Xenoblade Chronicles one of these days.



Ralizah said:

I thought 3D Mario would be a show stealer, but it wasn't very impressive at all. X wins by a long shot.



AVahne said:

Mario Kart and X. Mario Kart looks gorgeous on the demo kiosk at Best Buy (even though I couldn't play).



Senate_Guard said:

3D World looks interesting, Kart 8 looks fun, and Smash Bros. 4 so far looks like a home run; except for a few character choices.

But where's my Metroid, Star Fox and F-Zero!?



Yosher said:

Super Smash Bros. easily, but Super Mario 3D World and Mario Kart 8, and even Bayonetta 2 are definetely up there. I'd choose The Wind Waker as well, buuut it didn't impress me all that greatly since it's mostly just a polished Gamecube game. (Not that there's anything wrong with that; I loved the game and will get it again for Wii U, just wasn't that impressing!)



Emblem said:

Pikmin and 101 are so close to release no ones going to pick them despite everyone being excited for them. I voted X but i initially got my Wii U for W101, Pikmin, Bayo and Smash Bros, everything else is just gravy to me .

+1 for a new Star Fox.



LasermasterA said:

#1 Super Smash Bros./Bayonetta 2 (since smash would have many, I voted for Bayonetta)
#2 X
#3 Mario Kart 8
#4 Super Mario 3D World
#5 Donkey Kong Country: TF/ TLZ: Wind Waker HD

I couldn't decide separate no. 1 and no. 5 so they are shared!



Lin1876 said:

For me, it's X, Watch Dogs, Smash Bros., Mario Kart then Bayonetta. Need a break from Mario platformers, 3D or otherwise.



BossBattles said:

Mario Kart 8 was the most surprising, because it actually looks like it is trying hard to be impressive.

@emblem: i will buy both Pikmin 3 and TW101. Totally different gaming experiences, different art style, different everything, aside from the loose connection of controlling multiple things at once in its gameplay.



Varia01 said:

You know what, Sonic Lost World, Mario Kart 8, and Super Smash Bros. U are tied in 1st for me. Shoulda voted "I can't pick one."; all three games look very awesome. Hype!



piperrobbie said:

Smash Brothers was my favorite game no contest, however I expected it to be great so with that not being taken into account the one game that really impressed me more than I thought It would was Mario Kart 8. That game looks beautiful and looks like it will be so much fun! (^o^)/



sketchturner said:

The lack of love for Tropical Freeze makes me sad. It's Retro Studios. It's David Wise. It's DONKEY KONG!!!!!



Objection said:

There was nothing wrong with what Nintendo showed, it was fine and a solid roster of sequels. It didn't remotely impress me, though. The only game that sort of made me want a WiiU was X and that seems a ways off.
It saddens me a bit because I want to be more excited about Nintendo and the WiiU but everything felt "samey" to me. For some people, more of the same is enough. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with that, but I wanted something more new and exciting, even if it was a new twist on an existing IP.



WaveGhoul said:

Visually, Mario Kart 8 blew me away. But I'm looking forward to Super Mario 3D World the most(Although at first i was dissapointed, but i'm warming up to it), with Smash Bros U right on it's Tanooki tail. I'm sure DKCR will be fantastic, but it wasn't exactly needed, feels like a bit of a waste to be honest. Wind Waker U looks gorgeous, which i'm sure will lend a hand at making the the sleep inducing sailing more tolerable. There are now over 10 Wii U releases that i will be getting, so much for the Wii U lacking in the good games department!

Aside from NSMB.U, Nintendo Land, ZombiU, Injustice & RE: Revelations, I'll definitly be getting the following >

Game & Wario
Pikmin 3
Super Mario 3D World
Super Smash Bros. U
Mario Kart 8
DKCR Tropical Breeze
Bayonetta 2
LOZ Wind Waker U
Wii Party U
Ducktales remastered
Shovel Knight

Also, does anybody else not give a damn about these 3D Batman games? I found the PS3 demo's to be an absolute bore. I'm probably in the minority, but eh. Just couldn't get into them. 3D Brawlers even when stealth is involved doesn't really do much for me.



Twilight_Crow said:

Mario Kart 8 was the only game that came close to impress me, wasn't expecting that interesting change in the gameplay.

But honestly there was nothing impressive for me in any of those games. I do like Mario 3D, Smash, DKCR, etc. But they all look like HD versions of other games. I understand Nintendo is playing safe, I'm ok with it and I hope it works for them.



JGMR said:

Monolith Soft's X (No official title), though the rest were impressive as well.



GiftedGimp said:

Could only vote for 1, X visually, But also Bayonetta and once I watched the developer directs Mario Kart and Mario World.
Watchdogs is there in my most impressed list based on trailers.



Tra_Venous said:

I think the music in the X trailer really clinched it for me, but I enjoyed a bunch of these titles. Very interested in future Nintendo Directs this year (sounds like we're going to see the new Zelda revealed this year sometime, and what about Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem? There's also a bunch of 3rd party software we don't know about yet)



Melkaticox said:

How the HELL could Super Smash Bros impress anyone? It looked great, sure, but it was nowhere near as 'surprising' as Bayonetta 2 or...specially, X.



NintyMan said:

Super Smash Bros. is the obvious choice, but I'm also very impressed with Mario Kart 8. But Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Super Mario 3D World both look amazing as well. All of Nintendo's new Wii U games look great, especially when you get to see the demos in person.



swordx said:

Xenoblade 2 (it sure looks like it!). Xenoblade is my favorite game. No game comes even close in quality.



Yodelman64 said:

I would say super mario 3d world, but ti did not impress me that much at first. now that I have had some time to see ti now I am really excited for ti but at first I wasn't. It would defintly be smash bros.



BenAV said:

I went with Wind Waker.
X is my most anticipated title, but my excitement isn't really any higher than it was after the initial trailer.
Smash Bros. wasn't exciting at all, considering it's just what I was expecting.
I wish I could give negative votes for Super Mario 3D World.



hYdeks said:

I choose Bayonetta 2, cause it looks awesome and I figured people would be showing the other games alot of love as it is lol Guess I could have picked the "can't pick one", now that I looked the list longer



phaedruss said:

Bayonetta 2 looks really good and so does smash brothers, excited to play as megaman as my main character, but there is no denying that "X" is THE best looking most impressive game shown in the ND and even at E3 at large.



Galactus said:

Having played DK, Mario, Mario Kart, & Zelda at Bestbuy today I had to vote Mario 3d World. Loved all the levels in the demo and having 3 player multi available made it amazing.



Meaty-cheeky said:

My Picks are the following
1. Super Smash Bros (3DS version especially)
2. Super Mario 3D world
3. Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze
4. Pikmin 3
5. The Wonderful 101



Lyndexer said:

Smash Brothers and Mario Kart 8 had to make Nintendo win E3 this year. If they don't, that'd be a real bummer. Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that a few other 3rd party characters will join; Mega man won't be the only 3rd party guest. This is a strong hint that Sonic will return.




Im leaning towards smash bros. because im a huge fan but still excited about all of these game well donkey kong,mario kart,super mario world,wonderful 101,watch dogs,wii party u,etc.



JaxonH said:

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze looks like it's going to be the funnest game I've ever played in my 25 years of gaming since the NES. Can't believe it only got 4% my goodness! DKC Returns was quite possibly the funnest game on the Wii imo, and Tropical Freeze looks superior in every way, even added water levels!!! And as good as Pikmin 3 looks, and Mario Kart 8, and Mario 3D World, and Bayonetta, and X, and Windwaker, and New Super Luigi U, and Wonderful 101, and certainly Smash Bros.... as epic as all these games look, I don't think any of them can touch DKC Tropical Freeze. I actually cried tears of joy watching the trailer for it, for the first time in my life. Ironically, this happened again 5 minutes later when Mega Man made his grand entrance in Smash Bros lol... Pure. Gaming. Bliss.....



JaxonH said:

I'm concerned with the human race at times. The Wii U has become my favorite console I've ever owned, and I've owned just about all of 'em. And the WiiU has this mega-super-ultra lineup of games: Pikmin and New Super Luigi U in August, Wonderful 101 in September, Windwaker in October, DKC Tropical Freeze in November, Mario 3D World in December, MarioKart in early 2014, followed by Bayonetta, Smash Bros 4 and X. If the WiiU ends up not selling I will become severely depressed, and will lose all faith in mankind to know a good game when we see one. I find myself constantly worrying about Nintendo and whether or not the WiiU will succeed, probably because of my deep love of the company and the experience they're providing. If that experience were to be cut off because no one buys Nintendo's console or their games, Idk what I'd do!!! How can Nintendo make the best games in the world and no one's interested?



XD375 said:

I chose Tropical Freeze, but maybe you should do the same poll without Smash as one of the options? XD



Adhrast said:

This direct had me completely uninterested, bored and disappointed, until I saw SSB. God it was jaw-dropping. Also WW HD looks kinda cute, the other games too, but there were too many things we had already seen.



DarkNinja9 said:

X seem to start that wow factor then Mario Kart 8, last it ended with Mega Man joining the new super smash bros so cant pick one

definitely a let down though was 3D maio and that new DK game -_- only thing about DK game was Dixie coming back thats about it...



siavm said:

I picked smash but that is mostly because of megaman and its smash. But Mario kart 8 really impressed me. X is looking like next gen. Bayonetta 2 and 101 look awesome. That 3d Mario game looks fun but it is missing that polish and the multiplayer looks to destroy what made 3d Mario good. I don't know about that one. It might just be that galaxy was so good that we expect another new masterpiece. This does seem to take a little bit of the design from the 3ds one.



Moshugan said:

I really like the new characters in SSB.4!
I hope there's something from Namco Bandai, since they're co-developing it.
Still, I voted for Pikmin 3, since I AM really impressed (and hyped) about it!



AzureShadow said:

Monolith's X sounds the most fun and most promising definitely looking forward to seeing that



seronja said:

no doubt, it is bayonetta 2! second wonderful 101, third is a tie with X & tloz WW HD.



cheesesteak7 said:

SSB, DKC, X, and Wonderful 101 all pretty much tied, so voted "can't pick one". (ok, SSB probably would be my choice).



DESS-M-8 said:

I was gutted there was no F-Zero, furthermore it was annoying to see anti-gravity cars and 3D tracks pushed into MarioKart. MarioKart gets further away from
The original with every iteration, an this time it's done it by taking another franchise they own and shoehorning it in.

MarioKart 8 minus anti-gravity AND F-Zero WiiX would have been a far better reveal



AMR said:

I honestly can't choose. Pretty much everything shown blew my mind (Super Mario 3D World & Megaman were the best surprises for me). Nintendo hit the ball out of the park this year, everything on the list is a day one purchase from me!



JulioSince1990 said:

@AMR How did 3D World 'blow your mind' it is a recycled 3D Land in HD + Multiplayer + Cat Suit + Other minor extras. I'm sure it will be fun but it is more of the same simple Mario games nintendo makes nowdays....



Expa0 said:

Smash Bros is the only Wii U title that really interests me since they didn't feel like showing SMT X FE. I might consider getting the new donkey kong thing since they got the original composer back even though I didn't really care much for returns. And of course I'll be getting Mario Kart for offline multiplayer since I always do.

Thankfully 3DS got me pretty well covered for this year.



Trikeboy said:

@JulioSince1990 Mario games have been the same since the first game was released on the NES, the only thing that really changed was the play environment. Yet, every Mario game that comes out has become a smash hit. Mario is the definition of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". They keep the core game the same and add extras to it. The only exception to this would be Sunshine but even Miyamoto says that he wasn't fully happy with the game. It was rushed out the door to quickly. Super Mario 3D World is destined to be a smash hit for Nintendo.



F4LLEND4RK said:

Super mario 3D world for me.
Definitely not Mario Kart though, I never really enjoyed that game much if I am honest.



LavaTwilight said:

It's definitely hard to pick one but we've been inundated with Mario games, Smash Brawl was lush and DKC: Returns was great! Mario Kart DS, Wii and 7 were all fantastic but I've been waiting 8years for Pikmin 3! There's no other option for me! I WANT PIKMIN 3!!!



CowLaunch said:

Interesting choice of words. I was most impressed with Tropical Freeze, as I feel the characterizations of the enemies are beginning to rival RARE's design, but my favourite game shown by far was Smash Bros, specifically for the 3DS.



GoombaSlayer said:

Cant decide... Barbie Dreamhouse Party or the newly announced Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff

No.. The list is pretty much the same as before. Its X and Bayonetta 2 that looks really awesome. Mario Kart 8 looked a lot better then i imagined.. so maybe that one. Mario seems fun but as with the Retro Studios announcement kind of a dissapointment since they arent the blockbusters/megatons imagined.

Watch Dogs, Arkham Origins, Rayman Legends and Black Flag looks great. Nice to see that both Oddworld: New N Tasty and Strangers Wrath HD will be coming to eShop as well.

So.. whats my vote? I think X. The new trailer just added to the hype.



Shadowflash said:

Wii Fit U all the way XD.

Smash Bros was the main reason I even watched the stream. Mario Kart 8 was also pretty cool.



Silvervisiona said:

Sonic Lost World was the most interesting and innovative piece of software for me this E3. Mario Kart 8 is a close second, one reason being my personal fascination for Mobius strips.



AMR said:

@JulioSince1990 For me 3D World blew my mind because of what it represents. Its 3D Mario with 2D sensibilities (i.e. fun, exploration, richness of envirinments). I enjoyed Galaxy 1 & 2 but felt they were more spectacle than fun. Mario games 3D or otherwise should be fun first spectacle second and this game looks like a return to form. The fact that this game was created alongside 3D Land means of course there are going to be similarities BUT if you look at the levels shown closely there seems to be a much much richer environment to enjoy. It may be a safe title but that isn't going to stop if from being a classic. It's the first 3D Mario I've been excited for in a long time. PS if you haven't done so already check out the 3D World developers interview it's a great watch. I don't expect you to share my views but I hope now you see why its one of my E3 highlights.



greatomnipotentdicta said:

Considering what happened to SSB going from melee to brawl, I'm not going to get hyped up until I see what the new one actually plays like. Until then, I'm much more excited for X.



RetrogamerFan said:

Overall i was very happy with the games shown for Wii U.
But if i had to pick one, it's Pikmin 3 - i wanted to play it ever since it was rumoured as a Wii title.



Shiryu said:

Voted for "Mario Kart 8" because let's face it: The spirit of "F-Zero" lives in it.



FritzFrapp said:

The Wonderful 101 is the best playable game I've seen at E3 this year. Inventive, it sound and looks great. No wonder Nintendo are dedicating an entire Direct to it.



Prof3ssorMGW said:

1. Super Smash Bros.
2. Mario Kart 8
3. Bayonetta 2
4. Super Mario 3D World
5 Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze



Clayfrd said:

So sad how underappreciated Pikmin is. It's a masterpiece of a series and one of the most interesting IPs Nintendo possesses. Maybe P3 will turn things around and people will start to love it, but it doesn't look that way. Still, I'm getting the Pikmin 3 I've been asking for for years, so I guess I can't complain! Just saying folks are missing out.

Smash definitely got the biggest jaw drop out of me. Mega Man in Smash is another thing I've been pining for for years, so to see that desire finally realized is, like Pikmin 3 was, surreal. Smash was already a day 1 buy for me, but I couldn't tell you the last time a trailer got me this hyped for a game.

Edit: I'm also very excited to see DKC:TF. I loved DKCR and think TF looks even better. And to see it's coming this October is great news. Perhaps even more than that, though, I'm really excited for Sonic Lost World. It looks like a real return to supremacy for the series. Colors and Generations were good, but this looks like a game that could actually be something really special. Consider me excited.

Still, despite excitement for any number of these games, Pikmin 3 still wins. Such a special series to me.



Emaan said:

For me, it was between Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 8, but I had to go with Mario Kart. It just looks so impressive!



Rect_Pola said:

I'm leaning toward wonderful 101 mostly because I'm at least familiar with the others on some level. This has been a long burro road and it better have been worth it.



Kirk said:

I'd go with Mario Kart 8.

It's the only game I can say without doubt ticks every single box I was hoping to be ticked...

Graphics, presentation, music and sound effects, controls, gameplay, level [track] design, brings a little bit of freshness and innovation to the core game, overall fun and level of satisfaction...

Other games on the list stand out in maybe one, two, three and sometimes even more areas but none of them tick every box to the same level that Super Mario Kart 8 does imo.

Of the two other games that are currently voted higher than Mario Kart 8 on the poll, both of which are also very solid looking titles, one has only been shown as gameplay footage and isn't even playable, so we have no clue as to how good it really is outside of it having decent visuals and large scale environments, and the other looks like barely a step up from the game that came before it, which doesn't mean it looks bad at all but it's hardly very stand out or truly "next-gen" in any particular area that I can see.

So, yes, Mario Kart 8.

My honorable mentions go to: Super Mario 3D World and Donkey Kony Country: Tropical Freeze.

All the games look pretty solid though at the point to be honest.



HeatBombastic said:

I'm too big of a Smash fan to pick anything else.

Well, I can't wait to see how they execute multiplayer Mario.



Melkaticox said:

@phaedruss Well yeah, that's what I said "It looked great".
However, there was no real surprise factor. Capcom said one of their character would appear on Smash Bros a few months ago...



JulioSince1990 said:

@Trikeboy I wish you were right about all this. Tell me, why is it that 3D Land lacks tripple jumps, rotating cameras, light exploration, secrets, PUNCHING, open non-linear levels and and overall moderate challenge? I'm not saying 3D Land isnt fun but it is an inferior product to 64 and even Sunshine. If you make a new game, you expect everything that made the previous one great to be improved, not some things removed and some added. AND yes, this Mario 3D World will be a smash hit, you know why? because it caters to the casual crown or young children. I remember when the DS came out and most little kids didnt enjoy Super Mario 64 DS much due to it being quite challenging and alittle serious in ton compared to other Marios but when the easy-to-play, limited and linear 3D Land came along, they loved it because it was nice and cute and easy to complete. The same thing happens if you put Super Mario World vs. 'New' Super Mario Bros, the casual and younger crown will enjoy 'new' alot more because it is simpler and easier to complete NOT because it is a better game. No 3D mario is superior to Mario 64 as of yet and no 2D MARIO superior to Super Mario World yet. People just keep on buying because the new ones are fun, but if we truly analize these games are not a higher achievement than the previous ones.



JulioSince1990 said:

@AMR I'm not saying the game wont be fun. It does look like crazy, simple fun. The problem is the lack of innovation, scope and lazyness of it. This game has limited movement (no tripple jumps, no punching, etc.), limited camera angles, linear, timed levels, linear level select, simplistic art style and levels and an overall 'easy' difficulty like 3D Land. It is NOT a true 3D Mario like 64. Usually, you would expect new games or sequels to IMPROVE on the older ones in everyway and this doesnt improve on anything but 3D Land, wich itself did not improve on anything thart came before it. I'm still waiting to a true hard-core mario game that doest cater to casual or young children. But nintendo is happy just releasing more of the same, time after time because it still sells. I want to be wowed and challenged, not just entertained and limited....



element187 said:

I'm surprised by the results of this poll.. only 9% of us chose Mario 3D World.... I think people have the wrong impression of the game because of the videos they saw of it.. It really isn't a Mario 3D Land style game unless you are playing in multiplayer mode... In singleplayer mode you can set the camera to play like a classic 3D Mario chase cam mode (64/Sunshine/Galaxy)



LonDonE said:

for me it was monolith soft X, and bayonetta 2, actually to be honest all the wii u games impressed me, since most were running at 60fps and 1080p, that's impressive considering we are still only in year 1 of the wii u life cycle, imagine in year 4 or 5, Jesus the games should look and run amazingly! their is a handful of games on PS3 and 360 which were native HD resolutions at 60fps, while still being graphically intensive games, bravo to you Nintendo! 60fps is the way to go, even if it means cutting back on eye candy, the feel of the game, and overall smoothness should always come first before eye candy!

Also the ultra fast responsive control's you get at 60fps compared to 30fps makes all the difference! i just felt let down that the new 3d mario game is not like galaxies or mario 64, that would have been so much better, shame, also i was pissed that after hyping retro's secret project for so long, it turns out to be another donkey kong game, and one which is not even 3d, but 2d instead, and they both come across lazy, but i know they will be great games regardless!



Ren said:

Just saw the X trailer but it's too late to re-vote! Thats a system seller for real. one of those at launch would have skyrocketed this thing.
otherwise it's 101 for me. it's a perfect molding of the Nintendo aesthetic and a more futuristic robot thing. That was a system seller for me but with nothing else I still couldn't justify 350$ so I'm still waiting for more.



ACK said:

Hard to pick one.

Mario Kart is always exciting, to me. Super Mario 3D World looks to be the streamlined, multiplayer 3D Mario game I've been waiting for; 3D Land was the perfect culmination of 3D Mario design and retro 2D Mario gameplay. Can't wait to speed run that one. Wonderful 101 is coming along better than I ever expected. A true sleeper. X is too awesome for words. The same could be said of Bayonetta 2. Pikmin 3 is going to be the ultimate realization of the Pikmin vision. Super Smash Bros. is Smash, bro. (The Villager, Mega Man, and Wii Fit trainer are all destined for heavy play in my household.). DKC:TF is as guaranteed to offer a good time as anything else. Where do I stop?

Reading the comments, I want to point out that
MonolithSoft is a second-party, partially owned by Nintendo. Also, that X trailer did not appear CG in any way. Everything appeared rendered and the HUD betrayed it's origins. That was mostly gameplay, folks.

Speaking of X, anybody else notice the striking similarity between that 'mech' hangar and the gear hangars from Xenegears?



Hungry-Bear said:

X is the one that impressed me the most. Nintendo is in need of good RPGs so that's why they have monolith soft.

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