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WiiU Arcade Video Games

Video Games Encyclopedia by Gamepressure.com

A list of Released Arcade video games for WiiU sorted by popularity among gamers.

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 don’t have any story or have it in a very simple form. This category contains e.g. popular platformers. more

Released Games 143
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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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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 – 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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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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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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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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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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Star Fox Zero (WiiU)
Star Fox Zero (WiiU)

Arcade 21 April 2016

Another installment in the series of third-person perspective shooters set in a SF universe, popular among Nintendo consoles users. The title was co-developed by Nintendo and Platinum Games, an acknowledged developer from Japan, led by Shigeru Miyamoto. The plot of Star Fox Zero tells a story of four friends – Fox, Falco, Peppy, and Slippy, who have to save the Lylat system from dangerous enemies. During the game, you control the Arwing, a space craft that can not only fly, but also transform into a powerful walking machine, offering two vastly different gameplay modes. What makes Star Fox Zero different from the previous parts is the fact that it centers around employing the unique possibilities provided by Wii U and its controller. The action is seen from the third-person perspective, while the controller screen, used for aiming, features the action in first-person perspective.

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

Arcade 29 May 2014

Mario Kart 8 is – despite its name – 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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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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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 Traveller’s 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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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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Yoshi's Woolly World (WiiU)
Yoshi's Woolly World (WiiU)

Arcade 26 June 2015

Three-dimensional platformer for the whole family developed by Nintendo. Yoshi’s Wooly World is set in a world made of yarn. We play as the titular green dinosaur Yoshi, one of the main mascots of the Japanese company; the game expands on concept of Kirby’s Epic Yarn. We received a classic platformer in 2.5D, in which our hero is followed by running eggs, which can be shot at various targets or parts of scenery. Thanks to the world being made of yarn, many objects can be unraveled to unlock new paths and secrets. Yoshi’s Wooly World offers a cooperation mode for two players. Each three-dimensional location is made of virtual yarn, and every character resembles a handcrafted puppet filled with cotton.

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Rabbids Land (WiiU)
Rabbids Land (WiiU)

Arcade 18 November 2012

A set of more than 20 arcade mini games, which were created for fun with friends and family. The main characters of the production are mischievous rabbits, who have been mascots of the Rabbids series for years. The game takes advantage of the capabilities of the Wii U console gamepad and offers unique opportunities for multiplayer fun.

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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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Disney Infinity 3.0 (WiiU)
Disney Infinity 3.0 (WiiU)

Arcade 28 August 2015

The third installment in a popular action-adventure game series for kids, set in an expansive universe of films and cartoons of The Walt Disney Company. As many as five game developers worked on this title: Avalanche Software, Ninja Theory, Sumo Digital, Studio Gobo, and United Front Games. In accordance with the tradition of the series, Disney Infinity 3.0 lets you synchronize collectible figurines with the game in order to unlock virtual characters. Upon doing so, you take part in various adventures in one of many Disney worlds. The third installment in the series introduces 5 new worlds coming from Star Wars, Marvel universe, and the animated picture Inside Out. Of course, there are also new heroes and an improved version of Toy Box with new multiplayer modes. Disney Infinity 3.0 retains the cartoonish artwork characteristic for the series. The game supports all figurines and power discs from previous editions.

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Unepic (WiiU)
Unepic (WiiU)

Arcade 16 January 2014

Funny platformer with RPG elements. An ordinary boy unwittingly moves from an RPG session straight into a dungeon straight from fantasy games. The hero has to face powerful enemies lurking in the underworld. The production resembles such hits as Castlevania. However, its characteristic feature is a huge portion of good humour. Interestingly, Unepic is available in the Polish language version.

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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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Mario Party 10 (WiiU)
Mario Party 10 (WiiU)

Arcade 12 March 2015

Mario Party 10 is another installment of the popular arcade game series from Nintendo and the first to be released on Wii U. As usual, Mario Party 10 comprises various minigames. The game focuses on multiplayer matches for up to five players. One of them plays as the game's antagonist, the evil Bowser. The remaining players stand against him and their goal is to avoid traps and various surprises prepared by the leader of Koopas who tries his best to get rid of the unwelcome guests. If he fails to do so, those players who reach the finish line with some of their health points remaining, win. We can play as characters known from the previous games of the series like Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, or Wario. The game has cartoonish visuals, a trademark of Mario games.

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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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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 opowieści". 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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Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush (WiiU)
Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush (WiiU)

Arcade 22 January 2015

A 2D platform game featuring Kirby, one of the most famous Nintendo game characters. The production, which is a spiritual successor to Kirby: Power Paintbrush for DS, was developed for Wii U. The game utilizes the GamePad and its touchscreen. You use it to draw rainbow platforms in the clay world, which are then used by Kirby to move around and also avoid obstacles and enemies. There are standard levels and special maps, on which Kirby transforms into various machines and vehicles, such as .e.g. a submarine or a tank. This makes the gameplay more platformer-like, which is evident from boss battles, usually taking place at the end of a given level. The game features nice, very colorful visuals.

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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 guitarist’s 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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Skylanders Imaginators (WiiU)
Skylanders Imaginators (WiiU)

Arcade 14 October 2016

Another installment in the popular series of 3D platform games developed in cooperation between Activision and Toys for Bob. The series uses special toy figurines that are transferred to the virtual world of the game. The mechanics of Skylanders Imaginators are similar to the ones from the previous installments of the series. It is a typical action game focused on exploration, getting through obstacles, collecting items and fighting enemies while occasionally solving riddles. The way of interacting with the toys hasn’t changed as well – what’s more, the game is fully compatible with models released for the previous installments. Among the most important new features there is the possibility to design new characters (thanks to the toy called Creation Crystal) and completely new figurines from the Skylanders Sense group, among which there are 31 warriors.

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Disney’s Planes (WiiU)
Disney’s Planes (WiiU)

Arcade 06 August 2013

Disney's Planes is a Behavior Interactive skillfulness game based on animated film motifs. The player's task is to complete the mission with planes. Most of them are peaceful in nature and consist in achieving their objectives in a timely manner.

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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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