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November2022

  • Video Nintendo Land Will Likely Never Come To Switch, But That's Okay

    Catching up on the Wii U launch title

    The Wii U had a pretty dull launch line-up, all told. There, we said it. Between the likes of New Super Mario Bros. U, ZombiU, and Mass Effect 3, there was a general consensus that while all of these games are undoubtedly good, they didn't exactly set the world on fire and justify the Wii U as a "must-have"...

  • Video Remembering 10 Years Of Wii U

    Looking back on the console's launch and legacy

    The Wii U is now ten years old. Crazy, right? The successor to the WIi launched back in November 2012 to - shall we say - lukewarm reception. Nevertheless, for fans of Nintendo, it remains a quaint and beloved entry to the company's console line-up, introducing the likes of Splatoon, Xenoblade...

  • Guide 23 Best Wii U eShop Games You Should Get Before They're Gone Forever

    Yes, Wii U had games that didn't get Switch ports!

    In honour of the Wii U's 10th birthday, we're republishing this list of Wii U eShop games that are well worth downloading before the store disappears in March 2023. Enjoy! While many are rightly lamenting the upcoming death of the 3DS eShop, we feel like fewer gamers are pouring one out for the...

  • Soapbox After 10 Years I Finally Got A Wii U, Here’s What I Thought

    The good, the bad, and the ugly

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've been chewing over. Today, following up on his piece from a few weeks back, Jim delivers his verdict on the ten-year-old console and how it holds up in 2022 ... Picture the scene. The year...

  • Feature Wii U Memories - Our Pre-Launch Thoughts On Nintendo's Charming Misstep

    You Wii-n some, U lose some

    It's the 10th anniversary of the Wii U's North American launch and to mark the occasion we invited erstwhile Nintendo Life editor and all-around thoroughly nice chap Thomas Whitehead to reminisce about the machine, the time he first got his hands on it, and the hot takes he had pre-launch... The Wii U is now 10 years...

  • Guide Best Wii U Games

    As ranked by you

    Today marks 10 years since the launch of the Wii U in North America. As we look back and collectively take stock of a pretty eventful and turbulent decade, we're republishing this Top 50 article in celebration of a console for which we've still got a lot of affection. Remember, this ranking is based on each game's User Rating in...

  • Feature Wii U Vs. Switch - How Did Those Nintendo Hardware Reveal Trailers Compare?

    A lesson in the importance of first impressions

    With the Wii U turning ten years old (crikey, we're really starting to feel old now), it's only natural that we're finding ourselves looking back at the console that's graciously gifted so much of its previously-exclusive software to its successor. Where did things really go wrong? What did we like...

  • Poll What Was The Best Wii U Launch Game?

    What do U reckon?

    We have arrived at the eve of the 10th anniversary of Wii U's launch. Yes, it was a decade ago when the hardcore Nintendo fans began queuing outside stores across North America at midnight (12 days later in Europe, and 8th December in Japan) to pick up and take home a shiny new piece of Nintendo hardware. It's always a special...

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  • News The Sonic Lost World PC Mod Has Now Recreated The Legend Of Zelda DLC

    Reaching for the sky

    Sonic Lost World was a rather interesting entry in the series, and pretty decent in this scribe's humble opinion. It was exclusive to Wii U (with a 3DS version also released) until a little heralded PC port arrived, and of course that opened up the potential for mods; just last year we saw a fan recreation of the Yoshi DLC from...

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