Sonic Lost World (Wii U)

Sonic Lost World (Wii U)Sonic Lost World (Wii U)
Publisher: SEGA / Developer: SEGA
Release Date: 29th Oct 2013 (USA) / 18th Oct 2013 (UK/EU)

While it's nowhere near the top of the 'classic Sonic games' list, Sonic Lost World is also nowhere near the bottom - quite an achievement when you consider the blue blur's back catalogue of 3D games. We like Sonic, we quite liked this... It's not impossible!

Switch Port Probability: 3/10 - If Sonic Lost World had been a worldwide hit, we'd have seen the Switch port already. As it is, SEGA has plans for Sonic in the form of Sonic Colors: Ultimate, and we'd be very surprised if they planned to revisit Lost World.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut (Wii U)

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut (Wii U)Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut (Wii U)
Publisher: Square Enix
Release Date: 22nd Oct 2013 (USA) / 25th Oct 2013 (UK/EU)

The Director's Cut Wii U version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution came two years after the release on other platforms, and not long before the follow up Mankind Divided. While it might seem an unlikely candidate for a Switch port, its vintage and the fact it was a multiplatform title could make a Switch version more viable from a technical perspective.

Switch Port Probability: 4.5/10 - With publishers perusing their back catalogues for easy wins, who's to say that a 'Deus Ex Collection' is beyond the realm of possibility? We're not gagging for it, but we'd welcome it.

Watch Dogs (Wii U)

Watch Dogs (Wii U)Watch Dogs (Wii U)
Publisher: Ubisoft / Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Release Date: 18th Nov 2014 (USA) / 21st Nov 2014 (UK/EU)

The second sequel to this game was supposed to have launched by now on other platforms, but it was delayed. Ubisoft has the original Watch Dogs and its sequel just sitting there doing nothing, and after all the Assassin’s Creed action Switch has got, perhaps it’s time to jump on the 'Collection' bandwagon again?

Switch Port Probability: 2/10 - As a piece of cross-promotional marketing for Watch Dogs Legion, it might have made sense to put out a Switch port of the first game (or two) around the same time as Legion launched on other platforms. That time came and went, though.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (Wii U)

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (Wii U)Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (Wii U)
Publisher: SEGA
Release Date: 18th Nov 2012 (USA) / 30th Nov 2012 (UK/EU)

One of the few genuine challengers to Mario Kart 8's karting crown last generation, we very much enjoyed this SEGA-fest and would jump at the chance to play it again on Switch.

Switch Port Probability: 3.5/10 - Unlikely, given that its successor Team Sonic Racing is already available on the console. A shame, because it lacks the spark and the cross-title SEGA-love of All Stars Transformed.

Devil's Third (Wii U)

Devil's Third (Wii U)Devil's Third (Wii U)
Publisher: Nintendo / Developer: Valhalla Game Studios
Release Date: 11th Dec 2015 (USA) / 28th Aug 2015 (UK/EU)

Nintendo published this game from veteran developer Tomonobu Itagaki's Valhalla Game Studios, and at the time there was a buzz about it - a mature, Wii U exclusive from the mind behind the 3D Ninja Gaiden revival. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a bit of a mess and a real missed opportunity.

Switch Port Probability: 0.5/10 - In one way, we'd love to see this given more time. The original game had potential but was let down by sloppy execution. It would need such a significant overhaul, though, that it's probably best to leave it be. You can glaze a turkey, but you can't polish a Devil's Third.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Wii U)

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Wii U)Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Wii U)
Publisher: Nintendo / Developer: HAL Laboratory
Release Date: 20th Feb 2015 (USA) / 8th May 2015 (UK/EU)

Kirby's claymation-inspired outing on Wii U was a semi-sequel to 2005's Canvas Curse for Nintendo DS, and although Kirby and the Rainbow Curse arguably failed to recapture that game's spirit, it was certainly a pretty entry in the Kirby canon.

Switch Port Probability: 1/10 - For this to work as intuitively on Switch as it did on the Wii U GamePad, gameplay would need to be restricted to Handheld Mode. That's not impossible--after all, Nintendo is the company that put out a Switch that doesn't 'switch' — but a stubby finger or capacitive stylus lacks the precision of the GamePad's stylus and, given the game's relatively muted reception back in 2015, we really don't see Nintendo and HAL taking the trouble to revisit this one.

Game & Wario (Wii U)

Game & Wario (Wii U)Game & Wario (Wii U)
Publisher: Nintendo / Developer: Intelligent Systems
Release Date: 23rd Jun 2013 (USA) / 28th Jun 2013 (UK/EU)

A mini-game compilation featuring that loveable rogue Wario, Game & Wario showcased the Wii U Gamepad with a host of single and multiplayer mini-games which, while interesting, didn't quite capture the spirit of Wario's maniacal WarioWare series how we hoped it might. As a Gamepad showcase, it's not without merit, but take that aspect away and there's not going to be much of a game left, really.

Switch Port Probability: 0/10 - As much as we love Wario, we'd be gobsmacked if Nintendo went back and tried to repurpose this rather than build a new Switch-specific WarioWare experience from the ground up — something like WarioWare: Get It Together!, perhaps.

Star Fox Guard (Wii U eShop)

Star Fox Guard (Wii U eShop)Star Fox Guard (Wii U eShop)
Publisher: Nintendo / Developer: Nintendo
Release Date: 23rd Apr 2016 (USA) / 22nd Apr 2016 (UK/EU)

Star Fox Guard was an underrated little tower defence game in our book - one which uses the Gamepad to turn you into a security guard keeping an eye on CCTV camera feeds. It came bundled with Star Fox Zero as a physical disc, although the fact that it relies on the console's facility for asymmetric gameplay means it's a very unlikely candidate to be thrown a Switch lifeline.

Switch Port Probability: 0/10 - Nope. Sorry Slippy, you're on your own this time, son.

Nintendo Land (Wii U)

Nintendo Land (Wii U)Nintendo Land (Wii U)
Publisher: Nintendo / Developer: Nintendo EAD
Release Date: 18th Nov 2012 (USA) / 30th Nov 2012 (UK/EU)

We've got a big soft spot for this Wii U launch title. Its adorable Nintendo-themed Mii mini-games may not have had the universal appeal of Wii Sports, but they were charming and showcased just some of the GamePad's potential in a manner that few games for the console ever did.

Switch Port Probability: 0.25/10 - While some of its mini-games could survive the transition, Nintendo Land is built around having two separate, simultaneous screens - the one on your television and the one in your hands. Unless the Switch suddenly develops asymmetric gameplay abilities, this is one gem that simply can't be plundered from Wii U's grave.

Could Nintendo repurpose and rejig individual games from the collection on Switch, though? Perhaps as incentives for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers? We'd love to play Donkey Kong's Crash Course again...

Let us know which of the games above you think are likely to resurface on Switch, and which ones you're content to see slumber in the watery depths with the good ship Wii U.