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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 148
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Themes
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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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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Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (WiiU)
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (WiiU)

Arcade 08 November 2013

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games is another title from Nintendo, in which the heroes of two popular universities compete in various sports disciplines. This time the theme of the game is the winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

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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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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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Disney Infinity (WiiU)
Disney Infinity (WiiU)

Arcade 18 August 2013

Disney Infinity is an arcade game in which the most famous characters and worlds from Disney and Pixar movies appear. Production allows you to create your own levels based on selected elements of fairytale brands. The game requires a special docking station to operate, where the characters you want to control are placed. You can play alone or with friends in multiplayer mode.

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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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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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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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A Boy and His Blob (WiiU)
A Boy and His Blob (WiiU)

Arcade canceled

A re-imagining of a 2D platform puzzle game for Wii and NDS, which is a remake of a classic hit originally published in 1989 for Famicom (NES). The game tells the story of a boy and his bizarre, jelly-like fella called Blobert. He needs to find a way to save his planet Blobolonia from an evil emperor, who imposes an unusual diet on his people - composed entirely of sweets. The two heroes set out on a dangerous journey with the purpose of finding the objects necessary to defeat the emperor while his minions try to stop them. The key to success in this classic platformer is to use Blobert’s special abilities, which can be developed by feeding him with a variety of colorful jellybeans. Compared to the original version from 1989, the re-imagining features completely new visuals and slightly changed mechanics – the range of moves and abilities of the hero is much bigger.

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Action Henk (WiiU)
Action Henk (WiiU)

Arcade canceled

Action Henk is a dynamic arcade game developed by a Dutch studio RageSquid. Henk is one of the best stunt men from the 80's and the 90's. Unfortunately, age has finally caught up with him and the days of his glory are over. To fight his midlife crisis, he accepts Doctor Kentony's challenge to prove that he did not lose much of his younger self. We will have to beat over seventy various levels where we will have to get from point A to point B as quick as possible. Henk can slide, jump, and do some tricks which we unlock as we progress. We can share our scores through the game's online ranking system. The game also has a competitive multiplayer mode, and an editor that allows us to create our own levels and share them with other players.

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Affordable Space Adventures (WiiU)
Affordable Space Adventures (WiiU)

Arcade 09 April 2015

A pleasant arcade game, in which you fly a small spaceship and explore an alien planet, while trying to avoid various dangers. The locations are full of ruins and still active defensive computer systems, left by the locals. You task is to discover the secrets of this place. The ship you fly is in the air and you steer it by using its maneuvering engines. The ship's cockpit and other important information are shown on the Wii U's gamepad. Thanks to the interface, accessed by the touchscreen, you can control the masking and defensive systems your ship. By using them, you can sneak past your enemies and disable various traps. Affordable Space Adventures features a single player mode and a co-op mode for up to three players. Te game utilizes 2.5D visuals. The background are very detailed and each location is distinct in terms or atmosphere and climate.

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Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows (WiiU)
Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows (WiiU)

Arcade 17 September 2015

A free expansion to Shovel Knight, a well-received platform title developed by Yacht Club Games. This time, the players received a completely new hero – Plague Knight, who is known for being one of the antagonists in the base game. After his defeat at the hands of Shovel Knight, the fledging protagonist decides to leave his former allies and embark on a journey in search of ingredients necessary for creation of a mysterious, powerful potion. The gameplay of Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows is almost completely the same as its predecessor. We are given a mix of an action game, RPG, and a platform game – the game focuses on exploration of two-dimensional levels, and facing the encountered enemies. The new hero forces the players to develop completely new tactics – even if most of the journey takes place in reused locations, the new hero is not equipped with the trademark shovel – he makes use of bombs and short-distance flying. The list of novelties is complemented by new enemies and bosses.

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Stealth Inc. 2 (WiiU)
Stealth Inc. 2 (WiiU)

Arcade 23 October 2014

The second part of a sci-fi sci-fi skeleton platformer, also known as Stealth Bastard, set in the realities of science fiction. In the game we play the role of a hacker-burglar, who breaks through the research complex of a powerful corporation, releasing clones imprisoned there. Our hero bypasses security and hackes center systems, avoiding detection and contact with enemies.

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Mighty No. 9 (WiiU)
Mighty No. 9 (WiiU)

Arcade 21 June 2016

Mighty No. 9 is an arcade platformer developed in 2.5D by the experienced Japanese developer Comcept; the title draws inspiration from the renowned Mega Man series. The storyline is focused on the character of mighty Beck, the only robot who resisted an extremely dangerous virus, which arouses aggression among mechanical beings. It is the task of our protagonist to eliminate the danger and return the order to the world of the robots. The gameplay mechanics in Mighty No. 9 are very similar to those of the classic 8 and 16 bit console era hits, and during our playthroughs we are faced with a lot of running, jumping through consecutive ledges or platforms, and combat, where we have the chance to use our hero’s powers and abilities. During the skirmishes we are occasionally aided by an additional character, which appears in the moments of greatest danger. The newest Comcept production is powered by Unreal Engine technology; in addition to the single player campaign it also offers a special mode for challenges and the opportunity to cooperate with other users through the Internet.

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Skylanders Giants (WiiU)
Skylanders Giants (WiiU)

Arcade 18 November 2012

Skylanders Giants is an unusual platform game sold in sets containing special figures and docking stations. The main characters in the game are the title giants, who try to stop the evil's drive to the bone marrow of Kaos.

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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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Angry Birds Star Wars (WiiU)
Angry Birds Star Wars (WiiU)

Arcade 29 October 2013

Angry Birds Star Wars is the fifth installment of one of the most popular logic-arcade games in the world. This time, in the well known production of Rovio Mobile, Furious Birds are fighting piggies in the universe of Star Wars.

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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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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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The Croods: Prehistoric Party! (WiiU)
The Croods: Prehistoric Party! (WiiU)

Arcade 19 March 2013

The Croods: Prehistoric Party! is a compilation of logical-skillful mini-games inspired by the animated film "Krudowie". (2013). The production was created for a multiplayer game in which up to four players can take part. The development was undertaken by Torus Games studio in cooperation with Disney Pixar label animators.

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Mighty Switch Force! HD (WiiU)
Mighty Switch Force! HD (WiiU)

Arcade 18 November 2012

Two-dimensional platformer with logical game elements. Players play the role of a cybernetic police officer, hunting siblings of criminals who escaped from prison. The policeman is equipped with a modern arsenal and special skills changing her surroundings.

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NES Remix Pack (WiiU)
NES Remix Pack (WiiU)

Arcade 05 December 2014

A box compilation of two installments of NES Remix series, which were released in 2013 and 2014. The title consists of remixed and modified levels from the most popular productions from NES consoles, such as The Legend of Zelda or Super Mario Bros. Each player has specific guidelines and goals.

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Nintendo Land (WiiU)
Nintendo Land (WiiU)

Arcade 18 November 2012

Nintendo Land is a collection of 12 mini-games based on the most popular brands of Nintendo. The package was created as a starter for buyers of the Nintendo Wii U console and demonstrates the various functions of the device. Players can try to capture Mario, annihilate the spirit in Luigi's house, chase Yoshi in go-karts and fight off the attack of ninja warriors.

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Ben 10: Omniverse 2 (WiiU)
Ben 10: Omniverse 2 (WiiU)

Arcade 05 November 2013

The game is based on the popular animated series Ben 10, aired by Cartoon Network television station. It is a continuation of the production from November 2012, which tells another adventure of Ben - a boy who can turn into cosmic beings.

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