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WiiU Arcade Video Games

Arcade games. Titles from this category require particularly good manual skills. Main purpose of the gameplay is to reach a specific point or defeat enemies while controlling a character or a vehicle. Arcade games usually donít have any story or have it in a very simple form. This category contains e.g. popular platformers. more

Super Mario 3D World (WiiU)
Super Mario 3D World (WiiU)

Arcade 22 November 2013

The fifteenth installment in the Super Mario arcade game series created by Nintendo, and the first one designed for Wii U. In terms of gameplay mechanics the game is a light-hearted 3D platformer, in some moments resembling a classic side-scrolling arcade game. You run through colorful, linear locations filled with obstacles and opponents to beat, as well as simple logic puzzles to solve. At the beginning of each level, you get to pick one of four characters: Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Toad Ė each of them has some unique skills. In accordance with the series' tradition, Super Mario 3D World is full of all sorts of collectibles, including the brand new bell, which transforms your character into a cat. This form allows you to move faster, be a more effective fighter, and climb to otherwise inaccessible areas.

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Trine: Enchanted Edition (WiiU)
Trine: Enchanted Edition (WiiU)

Arcade 12 March 2015

An adventure-platformer featuring puzzle elements. It was developed by the Finnish Frozenbyte studio, known for Shadowgrounds - a series of isometric shooters. The story is set in a colorful fantasy world, where the player gets to lead a team of three characters: a wizard, a knight and a thief. Using a mysterious device called Trine, they must save the kingdom from the undead. The gameplay mechanics were inspired by classic platformers. The player explores subsequent game levels while avoiding traps, solving puzzles and fighting enemies. Each of the three characters has some unique abilities, and the player can switch between them at any time. The wizard can summon various objects, the thief has significant ranged capabilities and the knight simply packs a punch. The game stands out with very magical atmosphere of the visuals and an ample color palette.

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Rayman Legends (WiiU)
Rayman Legends (WiiU)

Arcade 30 August 2013

An action 2D platform game starring a sympathetic creature of a protagonist. The game was developed by Ubisoft Montpellier and is the fifth full-fledged installment in the series created by Michel Ancel. This time the titular protagonist and his friend Globox must face nightmares which have created amazing worlds during the 100 years they have spent in the Crossroads of Dreams. Rayman must also free the Teensies captured by the clone of the deceptive Magician. Gameplay mechanics and the visual style of Rayman Legends are similar to the mechanics and style of the previous Rayman game (Rayman Origins). The new features in the game include musical levels and a system that allows other players to freely join the game in split-screen cooperation mode.

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New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)
New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)

Arcade 18 November 2012

New Super Mario Bros. U is a platformer maintained in the classic, arcade convention produced by the development team of Nintendo under the leadership of Takashi Tezuka. The main characters, plumbers Mario and Luigi, go to the rescue of Princess Peach, whose castle was besieged by Bowser's army. The title has been designed with the capabilities of the Wii U console in mind.

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Cars 3: Driven to Win (WiiU)
Cars 3: Driven to Win (WiiU)

Arcade 13 June 2017

Another installment in a series of racing games based on Pixar animated movies. The game was developed by Avalanche Software, creators of titles like Pure and Split/Second: Velocity. The title enables the player to control more than twenty customizable vehicles-characters (animated cars are the main protagonists of Cars). Among them there are Lightning McQueen and Cruz Ramirez, who prepares for an encounter with his rival Jackson Storm. The action takes place on twenty unique tracks. As player wins races, he gains access to various upgrades for his vehicles. Car development system is connected to the ability to unlock new characters, tracks and gameplay features like new game modes. Cars 3: Driven to Win features high quality three-dimensional graphics that faithfully recreate the movie.

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Sonic Lost World (WiiU)
Sonic Lost World (WiiU)

Arcade 18 October 2013

Dynamic platformer with one of the most famous heroes of video games in the lead role. The blue hedgehog Sonic sets off to rescue the title, lost world. As usual, he has meetings with dangerous enemies, but a friendly heros can always count on the help of his faithful friends. The title was produced by the Sonic Team on behalf of Sega.

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LEGO Dimensions (WiiU)
LEGO Dimensions (WiiU)

Arcade 27 September 2015

Next installment in a bestselling game series devoted to LEGO bricks and developed, as usual, by Travellerís Tales studio. This title is Warner Bros'. response to the growing popularity of franchises like Skylanders or Disney Infinity. This is the first game in the series that uses real LEGO minifigures, which are transferred into virtual word through a special port. When it comes to gameplay mechanics, the game is not much different from other titles in the series, still being a third-person action-adventure game. You play as various LEGO characters who have to stop evil Lord Vortech from annihilating humanity. The game is available for purchase in several editions devoted to different franchises. Starter pack includes figurines of Gandalf, Wyldstyle, Batman, and Batmobile. However, you can buy individual packs of characters featured in the Return to the Future franchise, LEGO Ninjago sets, DC Comics, or The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

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Zumba Fitness World Party (WiiU)
Zumba Fitness World Party (WiiU)

Arcade 05 November 2013

The next installment of one of the most popular series of games. The project again requires players to get up from their armchairs and perform exercises, as well as dancing in front of the TV screen. At the same time, this is the first installment of the cycle, which takes daredevils to different corners of the globe.

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Terraria (WiiU)
Terraria (WiiU)

Arcade 28 June 2016

A sandbox platform game by indie studio Re-Logic, sometimes called the 2D version of the popular Minecraft. There is no set goal; your task is basically to shape the randomly-generated world around you. At first you only have a few basic tools, which allow you to dig and find resources, chop wood, and create simple structures. As the game progresses, due to the extensive crafting system, you discover better tools, allowing you to create advanced materials and to fight monsters. There are many possibilities in the game, and the only restriction is your own imagination. Terraria features a single player mode, but you can join forces with other players, thus gaining precious allies, who can help you with the more challenging tasks.

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DuckTales Remastered (WiiU)
DuckTales Remastered (WiiU)

Arcade 13 August 2013

Remake of a classic two-dimensional platformer from 1989, based on the TV animated series "Kacze opowieúci". WayForward studio is responsible for the production of the new version of the game. Just like in the original, we play the role of Sknerus McKwacz, who tries to save the kidnapped nephews of Kaczor Donald.

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Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (WiiU)
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (WiiU)

Arcade 18 November 2014

A spin-off of the Sonic the Hedgehog arcade game series by SEGA, starring the eponymous super-fast blue animal. Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal for Nintendo portable consoles is a prequel to the animated TV series based on the franchise. The game was developed by Sanzaru Games. Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal is a classic platformer, in which you quickly traverse the 2D maps, overcome obstacles, fight enemies, gather collectibles, solve logic puzzles, etc. Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal is even more exploration-oriented than the previous installments. The game features four playable characters: Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Sticks, and each of them has unique abilities. Although you can play Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal on your own, the main focus of the game is the co-op mode for up to four players.

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Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (WiiU)
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (WiiU)

Arcade 22 August 2013

Project Giana is a two-dimensional platform created by Black Forest Games studio. The game takes place in a world with two opposing characters and is based on a skilful transition from its positive to dark version. The shape of the environment changes, as well as the heroine herself and her abilities.

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New Super Luigi U (WiiU)
New Super Luigi U (WiiU)

Arcade 19 June 2013

New Super Luigi U is a stand-alone supplement to the 2012 edition of New Super Mario Bros platformer, produced by the Nintendo EAD development team. U. Expansion, whose main character is a nice plumber in a green suit, introduces new boards and playable characters.

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Mario Kart 8 (WiiU)
Mario Kart 8 (WiiU)

Arcade 29 May 2014

Mario Kart 8 is Ė despite its name Ė the eleventh part of the famous arcade racing series from Nintendo, as well as the first installment created for the Wii U console. Once again we can take control of the Nintendo's most famous characters, driving their wacky vehicles. In terms of mechanics, the game borrows several solutions from the previous titles, such as underwater races or performing airborne stunts to gain points, and offers vehicles like motorcycles and gliders. Aside from well known boxes with various power-ups, racing tracks are filled with coins known from Super Mario Kart. One of the most important innovations are anti-gravity races, during which we can drive on walls and even ceilings. This is completed by traditional multiplayer modes, which allow for online or split-screen competition with other players.

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (WiiU)
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (WiiU)

Arcade 13 February 2014

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is the next installment of the popular series of gorillas in the lead role. This time our hero has to cope with the invasion of his native island of stylized on the Vikings animals.

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Ben 10: Omniverse (WiiU)
Ben 10: Omniverse (WiiU)

Arcade 18 November 2012

Arcade game based on the popular animated series Ben 10. Players play the title character, able to turn into alien creatures from other planets on request. During the game we will fight together with our partner, an alien named Rook.

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Never Alone (WiiU)
Never Alone (WiiU)

Arcade 25 June 2015

A platformer with puzzle game features, developed by Upper One Game studio. The story of Never Alone is based on Inuit beliefs, with players taking control of a young girl from the Inupiaq tribe who sets on a dangerous journey with her white fox to save her people and stop the arrival of the eternal blizzard. During her adventure, she will meet many creatures from Inuit legends, such as Sky People, Rolling Heads or Blizzard Man. Never Alone presents its world from the side perspective, as we traverse vast levels, avoid traps, fight enemies and solve puzzles. The single player campaign lets us switch between the girl and the fox, both of which have unique abilities that are necessary to progress; however, control is split between two players in the cooperation mode. Never Alone features good-looking three-dimensional visuals accompanied by a soundtrack based on traditional Inuit music. Interestingly, the narrator speaks in Inuit language and the dialogue is translated into English through subtitles.

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SteamWorld Dig (WiiU)
SteamWorld Dig (WiiU)

Arcade 28 August 2014

An action-platform game developed by independent Swedish studio Image & Form. The game takes place in an unusual universe that combines the traits of steampunk and Wild West settings. Once human civilization had fallen and the Homo sapiens was reduced to cave-dwelling troglodytes, weird creatures that are mostly robots became the new dominant species. One of them is the main protagonist of the game, Rusty. While looking for remains of human civilization, he starts a journey deep into the ground, where he looks for interesting treasures. During the game the player is traveling through caves, avoiding traps, fighting enemies, collecting minerals and making sure to always have access to light. The protagonist can use various useful tools that enable him to decide in which direction should the tunnel be dug. After filling the backpack we return to the surface and trade the minerals we've found for various goods and upgrades for the protagonist.

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Guitar Hero Live (WiiU)
Guitar Hero Live (WiiU)

Arcade 20 October 2015

The next major installment in a bestselling music game series launched in 2005 by Harmonix studio, who are currently developing a similar series, Rock Band. Returning after a several-year long hiatus, this new installment was developed by FreeStyle Games, who previously created two DJ Hero games. Overall, the gameplay mechanics did not change much, however, this time the game features the view from the guitaristís eyes, whereas cartoonish characters gave way to authentic musicians and crowds resembling real audience. Guitar Hero Live supports a new version of guitar controller with 6 buttons in two rows, imitating the real instrument even better. As always, the game lets you adjust difficulty level to your skills. Unfortunately, unlike rivaling Rock Band 4, Guitar Hero Live is not compatible with tracks purchased for previous games.

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Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (WiiU)
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (WiiU)

Arcade 02 July 2014

A humorous platformer set in Mexican climates. We travel between different dimensions to save the kidnapped daughter El Presidente from the hands of a skeleton named Carlos Calaca. Two people can take part in the game, playing on one screen. The Super Turbo Championship edition has been enriched with new, previously unavailable elements.

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Shovel Knight (WiiU)
Shovel Knight (WiiU)

Arcade 26 June 2014

Shovel Knight is a classical 2D platform game with elements of adventure and RPG, set in fantasy world. The title is a debut of the independent studio Yacht Club Games, hiring, among others, former employees of the experienced Way Forward studio. In the production, we impersonate a titular knight who, with the help of a legendary shovel-like weapon, fights the mysterious members of The Order of No Quarter. Traversing subsequent locations, our hero faces scores of enemies, including difficult bosses. Interacting with certain elements of the environment, he solves series of puzzles, facilitating the completion of a given level. Gameplay is modeled after classic platform games like Mega Man and Castlevania. Its old-school character is emphasized by pixel-art graphic design. The game lets you play alone or in a local multiplayer mode for up to 4 players.

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Super Mario Maker (WiiU)
Super Mario Maker (WiiU)

Arcade 11 September 2015

A new version of the extensive editor that lets players create and share levels for the Super Mario Bros. series, developed for the Wii U console. We create two-dimensional platform stages using well-known elements from 8-bit Super Mario Bros. or its HD successor, Super Mario Bros U. We choose both environmental parts (pipes, brick etc.) and enemies. All of it is very simple and requires only the touchpad to operate. Our creations can be instantly tested, at any moment we can refine them and eventually share with players from the entire world, or try to complete levels prepared by others. Additionally, Super Mario Makers supports amiibo figures, which unlock new skins for our hero.

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Shantae and the Pirate's Curse (WiiU)
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse (WiiU)

Arcade 25 December 2014

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is a 2D platformer available for PCs. While playing, the player crosses vast levels, solves puzzles, overcomes obstacles and fights enemies. The collection of various equipment and armaments also plays an important role, and many of the items held can be upgraded. All this was done in a style modelled on productions from 32-bit consoles.

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Trine 2: Director's Cut (WiiU)
Trine 2: Director's Cut (WiiU)

Arcade 22 November 2012

A sequel to a platform/puzzle action game developed by Frozenbyte. The story of the original game was set in a colorful, magical fantasy world. Trine 2 once again presents the adventures of the three characters bound together by the power of an artifact known as Trine. Amadeus, Zoya and, Pontius are brought to a fairytale land inhabited by goblins. Their task is to discover the truth behind the actions of the malicious creatures and to prevent them from achieving their goals. Similar to the original game, Trine 2 is a two-dimensional platformer. The gameplay features arcade elements (jumping, fighting, etc.) and puzzle solving. The main characters have gained new abilities and can also search for hidden treasures and bottles containing experience points. The sequel features also a new game mode, implementing cooperative online multiplayer.

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Game & Wario (WiiU)
Game & Wario (WiiU)

Arcade 28 March 2013

Game & Wario is a collection of mini-games using the new tablet WiiU console, created by Intelligent Systems. The main character of the title is Wario, the eternal opponent of a bearded plumber and other characters from the world of Mario Bros.

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