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In shared-screen, players don't connect to a network - local or online - because the game takes place on a single console or computer. Two or more players play at the same time, but the screen isn't split - all of the characters (or vehicles, or whatever) controlled by the players are visible in the game window. This form of multiplayer is most common in brawlers, platformers (such as the LEGO series), sports simulators, and isometric co-op action games.

The LEGO Movie Videogame
The LEGO Movie Videogame

Action 07 February 2014

An action game with elements of 3D platformer, based on a popular franchise of toy bricks. This game was developed by Traveller’s Tales, known for such titles as LEGO Marvel Super Heroes and LEGO The Lord of the Rings. The plot in The LEGO Movie Videogame is based on the corresponding movie. The main protagonist, named Emmet, is an ordinary young man, who gets mistaken for a superhero. Together with his friends Emmet has to challenge the cruel Lord Business. Gameplay mechanics are based on solutions that worked well in Traveller’s Tales’ previous games. One innovation in this game is the world design – environments are now entirely built of bricks, which lets you rebuild them freely. As it is always the case with LEGO games, apart from single player experience The LEGO Movie Videogame offers cooperative gameplay for two players.

WiiU

LEGO City: Undercover
LEGO City: Undercover

Action 18 March 2013

Another installment in the popular series of third-person perspective action games that uses the license of the popular LEGO bricks franchise. This time, the title is available exclusively on Nintendo platforms. The game takes place in a modern metropolis and its main protagonist, Chase McCain, is an undercover cop. His task is to find, infiltrate, and stop criminal operations, which he does in-style, Hollywood style. Gameplay mechanics in LEGO City: Undercover combine the most important features of the LEGO series with elements typical of the Grand Theft Auto and Driver series. The overall feeling of the game is strongly inspired by classic action movies. The gameplay is a mix of various genres and during the game the player will participate in spectacular car chases, fly a police helicopter, chase after suspects on rooftops, and engage enemies in fist fights. The controls are simple and intuitive and the game provides us with many opportunities to employ the unique capabilities of Nintendo consoles and their controllers.

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

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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LEGO Jurassic World
LEGO Jurassic World

Action 12 June 2015

Another reincarnation of the highly popular action-adventure game franchise originated in mid-90’s, sporting a license on the world’s most famous brand of toy bricks. This production by Traveller’s Tales Studios was created for the premiere of the film Jurassic World, however, the game’s story spans across the whole bestselling Jurassic Park trilogy. The game is set on Isla Nublar, an island known from the movie, which is actually a one of a kind amusement park with prehistoric reptiles brought back to life through cloning processes. As a result of a chain of experiments, a new dinosaur species was created by scientist, which is a combination of a Tyrannosaurus and a Velociraptor. Unfortunately, the beast escapes, becoming a direct threat to all visitors. When it comes to gameplay mechanics, the game employs the traditional solutions used in the series, with action-adventure elements and a gallery of characters known from the original movie.

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Rayman Legends
Rayman Legends

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
New Super Mario Bros. U

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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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

Arcade 29 October 2015

An expanded version of a popular indie game that has been released in 2011 by Team Meat studio. Nicalis studio, a bit more experienced team, has been involved in refreshing of the title, in cooperation with original developers. When it comes to mechanics, the gameplay hasn’t changed much, offering randomly-generated levels, traversed by the titular Isaac, who solves simple puzzles and eliminates monsters or much more powerful bosses. The main difference between the Flash-based original, is a completely new graphic engine, introducing new, improved visuals and a number of innovations that, as a result of technological limitations, hadn’t made their way into the original. The developers included the whole base game and its two DLCs, and introduced a number of novelties. A local co-op mode has been incorporated in the game, allowing two players to take part in a joint playthrough on one screen.

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Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Fighting 18 November 2012

An arcade fighting game developed by Bandai Namco. It is the second installment in the subseries focusing on fights 2vs2. The plot is non-canonical here, serving the purpose of the background for spectacular fighting. The game features over fifty well-known fighters participating in the titular tournament. The player can change both their appearances and weapons to one's liking. Before the fight begins, the player selects two combatants to be used interchangeably. The second installment of the Tag Tournament subseries improves and expands the tag mechanics, allowing the player to perform special attacks, such as complex combos or throws executed by two fighters together. Interactive elements of the in-game arenas can be used in combat as well, by hitting the opponent's head against a wall for example. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 offers regular game modes, including Tutorial, Training, as well as Versus and Arcade. Apart from the solo experience, the game features multiplayer competition for up to four players.

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Pokken Tournament
Pokken Tournament

Fighting 18 March 2016

A three-dimensional fighting game with Pokémon. Pokkén Tournament has been made by the key creators of the Tekken and Soulcalibur series. It was initially released in Japanese arcades in July 2015. Wii U console version introduces many fixes, as well as a single player mode. Fights take the form of one on one duels on closed arenas. Players choose one of many available Pokémon, both from old and new generations of the main RPG series, including Lucario, Machamp, Suicune, Gardevoir, Pikachu, Gengar, Weavile, Charizard and Blaziken, among many others. Each uses a different fighting style and unique combos. There are also special combinations of buttons that let us summon another Pokémon as support. Pokkén Tournament lets the player face both artificial intelligence and other people, either through LAN or online.

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Guitar Hero Live
Guitar Hero Live

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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LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

Action 21 May 2013

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is a sequel to the action game LEGO Batman: The Video Game released in 2008. The game was developed by Traveller’s Tales, who also created such product as LEGO Indiana Jones and LEGO Harry Potter. As the title suggests, the player becomes The Dark Knight, and together with other DC Comics super heroes (such as Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and others) has to save Gotham City from the villains. Gameplay mechanics are based on solutions familiar to the fans of the original game, combining elements of an action game and a 3D platformer. The developers of LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes also provided a large area for players to explore and ransack in search of dozens of collectibles.

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Scribblenauts Unlimited
Scribblenauts Unlimited

Puzzle 13 November 2012

Scribblenauts Unlimited is a puzzle game produced by 5th Cell studio. The player is supposed to help Maxwell and the inhabitants of the virtual world by inventing things that can solve various problems. The title offers the option of playing in multiplayer mode, as well as the possibility of sharing your ideas.

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Taiko no Tatsujin: Wii U Version
Taiko no Tatsujin: Wii U Version

Arcade 21 November 2013

A new installment of Japan's popular series of music games, in which players hit the rhythm of music on virtual taiko drums. The title is the first representative of the series on the Wii U console and has an extensive library of more than 70 licensed works from anime, games, series and popular films in the Land of the Cherry Blossom.

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Mario Party 10
Mario Party 10

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.

WiiU

The Cave
The Cave

Adventure 22 January 2013

A humorous adventure with elements of an arcade platformer and a puzzle game. The title was produced by Ron Gilbert and the development team from Double Fine studio (Psychonauts, Brutal Legend, Stacking and others). The action of The Cave takes place in the title cave, full of secrets and traps. The player directs the actions of a group of three heroes who roam the corridors of the cave in search of an enigmatic "something". (the goals vary depending on the chosen team composition).

WiiU

Warlocks vs Shadows
Warlocks vs Shadows

Action canceled

A two-dimensional action game developed by the independent studio One More Level. The player is taken to a dark fantasy land called the Shadow World and traverses it as one of ten available warlocks. The characters have at least four unique abilities and acquire new, increasingly powerful weapons and magical equipment in the course of the game. The journey to rescue other wizards takes us through foggy swamps, ruined cathedrals, and green ruins — locations are filled with hordes of enemies, and every level is crowned by a spectacular boss fight. Warlocks vs Shadows offers both a single player story campaign and a multiplayer mode for up to four players, featuring modes based on cooperation and competition. The production is enriched by high-quality pixel-art graphics and an original soundtrack that combines metal and electronic music.

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Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Arcade 24 June 2016

Another entry in popular series of sport games, in which we meet characters from the most famous franchises of Nintendo and SEGA companies. The cycle first launched in 2007, since then accompanying each subsequent summer and winter Olympic Games, meaning that the 2016 edition takes us to the arenas of XXXI Olympic Games at Rio de Janeiro, where, once again, two teams of characters will compete with each other. The first team comprises of heroes like Mario, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Bowser, and Donkey Kong. The other one included e.g. Sonic, Shadow, Miles ‘Tails’ Prower, Dr. Eggman or Knuckles. Mario & Sonic at Rio 2016 Olympic Games allows us to participate both in single and multiplayer disciplines, such as football, ping pong, volleyball, gymnastics, cross-country running, golf, and rugby. Similar to its predecessors, the title has the official license of International Olympic Committee.

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Street Fighter Alpha 2
Street Fighter Alpha 2

Fighting 22 May 2009

The second installment of the Street Fighter Alpha sub-series, a continuation of Capcom's best-selling series of two-dimensional battles. A gallery of characters known from the first part of the series returns in the game, although there are also a few new ones. The creators also introduced a number of modifications to the combat mechanics known from the original.

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Nintendo Land
Nintendo Land

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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Injustice: Gods Among Us
Injustice: Gods Among Us

Fighting 16 April 2013

A spectacular fight of the creators of Mortal Kombat. In the game we will play one of the superheroes or superhumans, appearing in films and comic books from the DC universe. During combat, all characters use their characteristic powers and skills.

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The Smurfs 2
The Smurfs 2

Arcade 19 July 2013

The Smurfs 2 is a platformer by the WayForward Technologies team. Production allows you to play the role of the Smurfs trying to save the Smurfetka kidnapped by Gargamel. The game is mainly about avoiding obstacles and solving simple riddles.

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Just Dance 2019
Just Dance 2019

Party 25 October 2018

Another entry in the popular series of rhythm games developed by Ubisoft. The players assume the role of dancers and are tasked with recreating the moves presented on the screen of the TV. The game features 40 new songs, including Bruno Mars’ and Cardi B’s Finesse (Remix), Daddy Yankee’s Shaky Shaky and LPP’s Fire.

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Grand Prix Rock 'N Racing
Grand Prix Rock 'N Racing

Racing 05 September 2016

An arcade racing game from Spanish studio EnjoyUp Games with classic top-down view. Though its focuses on Formula 1 racing car competition, its driving model is anything, but realistic, and fair play rules are rather lightly treated. We are given 10 different tracks from 10 countries, and the game is divided into racing seasons. Our vehicle’s parameters play major part in achieving victory, and they can be modified through tokens earned through racing. Due to that, we can forget about taking top positions during our first season, but as we upgrade our engine power, acceleration, brakes, tires and gearbox, we can progressively take higher places and finally compete for the top spots. Grand Prix Rock’N’Racing offers rather modest visuals and a rock’n’roll soundtrack.

WiiU

Rock'N Racing Off Road DX
Rock'N Racing Off Road DX

Racing 15 September 2015

Arcade racing game in which we sit behind the wheel of various cars adapted to off-road competition and fight for victory on twenty-four off-road routes. The production allows you to have fun not only on your own, but also with other players in the local multiplayer mode.

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