An unfortunate console, Wii U. A platform full of beautiful exclusives that failed, for various reasons, to achieve the success it deserved. There are now so many Wii U games that, to reach a wider slice of people, have been brought up Nintendo Switch. The last of these was Pikmin 3, with the next month seeing the arrival of Super Mario 3D World on the hybrid console. Despite everything, there are still important games developed on the previous home platform of the Kyoto house that never made it to the Switch.
What we want to do today is therefore a ranking of the 10 best Wii U exclusives absent on the current console Nintendo. These are titles that, who knows, could arrive in the future on the hybrid, albeit at the cost of a substantial modification to the controls. So here is our Top 10 which, we specify, will not include titles like Splatoon, Super Mario Maker or Super Smash Bros., as the sequels of these works are included in the Nintendo Switch line-up.
10 - Game & Wario
Eighth chapter of the hilarious Wario Ware series, Game & Wario is a game that skilfully takes advantage of the Wii U GamePad. It does this through funny and crazy mini-games not all of the same quality, but which still manage to entertain the player.
9 - Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water
This is the latest chapter in the horror series developed by Koei Tecmo. A creepy adventure that sees three main characters delve into the mysterious Mount Hikami and contend with scary ghosts to defeat, as usual for the series, with shots of photographs.
8 - Nintendo Land
Identifiable as one of the very first games released on Wii U, NI mean Land proposed a fun playground consisting of various activities related to the most famous series of the Kyoto house. This is a title that exploited the potential of the GamePad very well, so it is difficult to imagine a port for Switch, but never say never.
7 - Kirby and the Rainbow Brush
A very special chapter of the Kirby series that ccompletely expanded the classic mechanics known by fans for embracing an innovative style of play. In this title the pink ball is in fact controlled by rainbow lines that the player creates by touching the touchscreen of the GamePad. A choice that at the time of the release divided critics and audiences enough.
6 - Paper Mario: Color Splash
This colorful Paper Mario adventure did not entirely satisfy fans of the series, which the most recent has managed to do more The origami king. In any case, we are still talking about a fun game full of ideas, quotes and the classic humor of the saga.
5 - Star Fox Zero
Developed by PlatinumGames in collaboration with Nintendo, Star Fox Zero is the latest installment in the rail shooter series released so far. The game introduced as a novelty the use of the GamePad gyroscope for the movements of the spacecraft, for an interesting title that also saw the participation in the production of the legendary Shigeru Miyamoto.
4 - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
Twilight Princess certainly needs no introduction, being one of the most loved chapters of The Legend of Zelda by fans of the saga. This remastered version in HD released in 2016 offered, in addition to an improved resolution, some tricks such as the introduction of timbres. The latter could be used within the Miiverse, a social platform now closed by Nintendo.
3 - Yoshi's Woolly World
A wonderful 2D platformer, full of different ideas and situations and with a superfine level design. The game has received a port on 3DS but never one on Nintendo Switch, which can still boast the exclusivity of Yoshi's Crafted World, another great title in the series. But it would be nice to see one too reissue of Woolly World, perhaps expanded in a similar way to what happened with Super Mario 3D World.
2 - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
Another episode of the series The Legend of Zelda loved by fans, The Wind Waker was revived in 2013 in a high definition version which enhanced the already beautiful and immortal graphic style of the original. An adventure that focuses on pure exploration, seasoning it with fantastic characters and touching moments to form a masterpiece that, despite its flaws, still manages to excite today.
1 - Xenoblade Chronicles X
Probably one of the best open world JRPGs of the last generation, Xenoblade Chronicles X boasts a spectacular game world, enriched by extremely fascinating life forms and explorable places. A wonderful experience to live between a particularly rich gameplay, an intriguing storyline and the immense soundtrack composed by Hiroyuki Sawano.