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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.

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.

WiiU

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.

WiiU

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.

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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.

WiiU

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.

WiiU

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

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Action 28 June 2016

Another entry in the bestselling adventure game series, combining popular LEGO franchise with the classic universe of Star Wars. Its plot is largely based on the seventh part of the galactic saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and tells the story of completely new characters, though some familiar and iconic faces from previous movies appear in the background. There are also many exclusive plotlines that fill in the story gaps between Return of the Jedi and the latest movie in the series. The game mechanics remained mostly the same and the gameplay comes down to exploring, fighting enemies, and solving many logical puzzles, most of which require a creative use of the famous bricks. Nonetheless, some new features have been added, like allowing a multiply uses of single brick for different purposes and eye-catching blaster duels, during which we can make use of cover.

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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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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.

WiiU

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.

WiiU

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.

WiiU

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.

WiiU

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.

WiiU

Never Alone
Never Alone

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.

WiiU

Shovel Knight
Shovel Knight

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.

WiiU

SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge
SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge

Adventure 22 October 2013

Action adventure game licensed by the popular animated series SpongeBob Kanciastoporty. The cunning Plankton managed to steal the safe that contains the recipe for the famous sandwich of Kraby Putty. SpongeBob and his friends must find the three keys before they fall into the hands of the villain. Game was produced by Behaviour Interactive studio.

WiiU

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.

WiiU

Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival
Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival

Party 13 November 2015

Spin-off to the popular Animal Crossing series, designed as an electronic board game, set in the universe of the series that has been developed since 2001 by Nintendo. During the game, we use amiibo figurines and cards, transferred into the game world via special NFC reader. As we play, we throw virtual dices and move over a special board, full of various mini-games, prizes, and sometimes traps, which will cause us to lose, for example, virtual money. The goal of the game is extremely simple: to make our character the happiest resident of the village. The title, like most digital board games, is designed primarily to be played in multiplayer mode. Notable features of Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival include extremely colorful, 3D graphic designs and interactive board game that changes with each successive seasons, as was the case in previous full-fledged installments of the series.

WiiU

Just Dance 2016
Just Dance 2016

Party 22 October 2015

Another installment of the popular dancing game series by Ubisoft. In Just Dance 2016, the fun is about dancing to the hottest hits of pop music. Video clips with dancers showing us the moves are displayed on the screen and our task is to recreate the choreography as faithfully as possible. The biggest novelty of this installment is the introduction of the Just Dance Controller application, thanks to which all we need to play is a smartphone held in our hand. Moreover, the Just Dance Unlimited platform, which is a streaming service that lets us dance to the tracks it offers, debuted with the production. The game also received an updated song list; these include: Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars, Born this Way - Lady Gaga, All About that Bass - Meghan Trainor, I Gotta Feeling - the Black Eyed Peas, Want to Want Me - Jason Derulo, and many other hits. The track list consists of tracks for solo performances, duets, and even dancing groups.

WiiU

Just Dance 2014
Just Dance 2014

Party 01 October 2013

Just Dance 2014 is a dance game belonging to one of the most popular series of this type. Fun traditionally consists in keeping pace with the dancers displayed on the screen, and our actions are recorded using the Move motion controller.

WiiU

New Super Luigi U
New Super Luigi U

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.

WiiU

Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know!
Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know!

Adventure 19 November 2013

The second game is based on the hit animated series Adventure Time. Playing as cartoon characters, we set out to help the Balloon Princess, eliminating the hosts of monsters hidden in the title dungeons, which threaten the Sweet Kingdom.

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).

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The Wonderful 101
The Wonderful 101

Action 23 August 2013

The Wonderful 101 is an arcade action game in which we control a group of superheroes fighting against an invader from space. The team can take various shapes, turning into huge weapons and objects useful in combat and exploration.

WiiU