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« on: April 14, 2011, 01:02:00 pm »
Pretty standard rote coming from Nintendo. Especially when rumors like this start going around. True, this is just rumor. Then again, what objective is there for someone to fabricate something like this. Secondly, can Nintendo continue to push current stagnant Wii sales with almost no big titles coming through in the coming Months for the home console? It's a given that a new console will come. And judging by current feelings coming from investors and analysts, this seems to be the right conditions for Nintendo to show what they have next.

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Re: Nintendo does not comment on rumor or speculation
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2011, 02:52:34 pm »
That's weird.  I could've sworn the Wii2 was confirmed a while ago.
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Re: Nintendo does not comment on rumor or speculation
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2011, 03:00:26 pm »
I remember seeing an article about a rumored "Wii 2.0" a long time ago. Maybe 2009, early 2010?

That wasn't from a very good source though.

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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2011, 03:55:36 pm »
I've seen them too, but they were all speculation and predictions. But this one claims that it's now totally legit and sure to be announced this E3.

Sure this is just another rumor. But it also makes sense. The Wii craze is officially dead and stagnant. Time to let it live out the rest of it's cycle and start talking about next gen.


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Re: Nintendo does not comment on rumor or speculation
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2011, 05:19:24 pm »
Pretty standard rote coming from Nintendo. Especially when rumors like this start going around. True, this is just rumor. Then again, what objective is there for someone to fabricate something like this. Secondly, can Nintendo continue to push current stagnant Wii sales with almost no big titles coming through in the coming Months for the home console? It's a given that a new console will come. And judging by current feelings coming from investors and analysts, this seems to be the right conditions for Nintendo to show what they have next.

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Re: Nintendo does not comment on rumor or speculation
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2011, 12:59:40 am »
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Re: Nintendo does not comment on rumor or speculation
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2011, 09:22:28 pm »


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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2011, 09:28:54 pm »
This is basically DS functionality in home console form. Nintendo probably wont be using 3D on those controllers. Or that could hurt the 3DS itself.

Also, this makes local Mario Kart parties much more convenient not having to use split screen like that.

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Re: Nintendo does not comment on rumor or speculation
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2011, 09:30:59 pm »
This looks like the handhelds-as-controllers stuff they've been trying to make work since the GBA and Gamecube, and it never caught on.  I'm not sure how I feel about it.
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Re: Nintendo does not comment on rumor or speculation
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2011, 09:35:21 pm »
I love it. It's a superb idea! Hope it's real.

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« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2011, 09:39:56 pm »
This looks like the handhelds-as-controllers stuff they've been trying to make work since the GBA and Gamecube, and it never caught on.  I'm not sure how I feel about it.

It never worked because of the peripherals you had to buy for it. (console, handheled, cable) The Cafe solution is ready out-of-the-box and potentially open to any game developed for it. The only thing it needs is rechargable batteries built-in as well. That's one of the things that sucked about Wiimotes, forcing you to buy more batteries or paying for a recharge package.

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Re: Nintendo does not comment on rumor or speculation
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2011, 02:13:55 am »
Those controls look stupid and expensive.
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« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2011, 04:37:40 am »
I like the idea a lot, worried about battery life and cost of the thing. They could do a lot of neat things with that.
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Re: Nintendo does not comment on rumor or speculation
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2011, 06:51:49 am »
Yeah that looks like it could be tons of fun if they can make it work well enoughshould be pretty sweet.

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Re: Nintendo does not comment on rumor or speculation
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2011, 11:27:59 am »
Those controls look stupid and expensive.

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« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2011, 11:30:13 am »
Those controls look stupid and expensive.

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« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2011, 11:31:38 am »
Those looks pretty cool.
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Re: Nintendo does not comment on rumor or speculation
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2011, 12:23:28 pm »
Once we see them talking this up at 3E or whenever, I'll probably be drooling over it, but as of now I'm hesitant.
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Re: Nintendo does not comment on rumor or speculation
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2011, 01:00:42 pm »
I'm already anticipating it, even though I finally got a Wii this past Christmas.

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« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2011, 01:43:22 pm »
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Re: Nintendo does not comment on rumor or speculation
« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2011, 01:51:23 pm »
Well, I suppose it makes sense that Stream would follow Wii...

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Re: Nintendo does not comment on rumor or speculation
« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2011, 04:56:00 pm »
No way dude, you're trolling me.

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Re: Nintendo does not comment on rumor or speculation
« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2011, 08:51:23 pm »
These leaks seem VERY out of character for Nintendo. It's the only major source of doubt I have about all this.

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« Reply #24 on: April 22, 2011, 08:52:35 pm »
Yeah, these leaks seem to be getting out of hand.

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« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2011, 04:14:47 am »
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Re: Nintendo does not comment on rumor or speculation
« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2011, 09:10:15 am »
Unfortunately, Hammerman58 is not a vetted source so we can't trust this information.

Now, if Mr. Wizard were to post it... ****, I'd believe it in a heartbeat.

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« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2011, 09:55:27 am »
I figured Kotaku would carry me.
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Re: Nintendo does not comment on rumor or speculation
« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2011, 10:07:27 am »
I just want to get into a fight with Wizard again. We did it over IRC though.

Cool news! I'm excited for this new console.

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Re: Nintendo does not comment on rumor or speculation
« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2011, 03:16:38 pm »
Maybe it'll be calle the WII?

Wait, no, that's too close to WWII.

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« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2011, 03:18:33 pm »
The Nintendo Worcester Sauce.
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« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2011, 03:46:35 pm »
The Nintendo Wii was a toilet gag, so it shall be called Nintendo Puu.

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« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2011, 04:32:29 pm »
The article back there said they were going to call it the Stream.

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« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2011, 04:48:08 pm »
Also a toilet gag.

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Re: Nintendo does not comment on rumor or speculation
« Reply #35 on: June 06, 2011, 08:39:06 pm »
no it'll be purple and they'll call it project dolphin

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« Reply #36 on: June 07, 2011, 07:14:14 am »
Project Dolphin was the dev name for the GameCube. It's been released already.

Don't believe me? Turn your GameCube controllers over and look at the model number on the back. It's DOL-003. Nintendo does this with all of their products. Check out Nitro, while you're at it. :D

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Re: Nintendo does not comment on rumor or speculation
« Reply #37 on: June 07, 2011, 12:52:35 pm »
Once we see them talking this up at 3E or whenever, I'll probably be drooling over it, but as of now I'm hesitant.

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« Reply #38 on: June 07, 2011, 04:46:59 pm »
Project Dolphin was the dev name for the GameCube. It's been released already.

Don't believe me? Turn your GameCube controllers over and look at the model number on the back. It's DOL-003. Nintendo does this with all of their products. Check out Nitro, while you're at it. :D


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« Reply #39 on: June 07, 2011, 05:33:17 pm »
One thing i was knidy surprised about, but they can totally add, was the lack of a camera on the back of the controller. You think they would be all about the augmented reality in your living room. Imagine holding up the pad and seeing Mario jump out of your tv and start running around your living room. AR is the future!
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« Reply #40 on: June 07, 2011, 07:09:45 pm »
Also if you say it out loud it sounds like a siren.
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« Reply #41 on: June 07, 2011, 07:52:01 pm »
Also if you say it out loud it sounds like a siren.

I was doing this actually as soon as I read the name.
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« Reply #42 on: June 08, 2011, 01:14:33 am »
Or an enthusiastic fellow from the deep south.

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« Reply #43 on: June 08, 2011, 02:01:22 am »
Or an enthusiastic fellow from the deep south.

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« Reply #44 on: June 08, 2011, 05:04:36 pm »
Why?

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« Reply #45 on: June 08, 2011, 05:22:40 pm »
because i'm from texas and I take offense

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« Reply #46 on: June 09, 2011, 02:24:58 pm »
Or an enthusiastic fellow from the deep south.

WHEEEEE-OO!
As someone from the south, I am confused. Is it not "YEEEE-HAWWW"?

edit: I see nothing offensive about what sam said. Lots of people around here use the above utterance to express excitement/other things.

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« Reply #47 on: June 09, 2011, 02:44:03 pm »
U Wii U Wii U!

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« Reply #48 on: June 09, 2011, 06:49:25 pm »
Saw this on reddit...


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« Reply #49 on: June 10, 2011, 01:07:08 am »
THAT GUY LOOKS LIKE GEC :U
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« Reply #50 on: June 17, 2011, 11:01:03 am »
Ooookaaayyy...
Well, the Wiimote looked gimmicky too, so...

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« Reply #51 on: June 17, 2011, 08:45:35 pm »
Ooookaaayyy...
Well, the Wiimote looked gimmicky too, so...

What do you mean looked?

Most of the games worth playing on the Wii have you turn the controller sideways and use it traditionally. The wiimote is a gimmick.

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« Reply #52 on: June 17, 2011, 09:54:09 pm »
Oh boy, this again.
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« Reply #53 on: June 17, 2011, 10:18:48 pm »
Haha Gorman... those aren't words! :D

The WiiU looks promising! Definitely more potential than the Wii had.

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« Reply #54 on: June 18, 2011, 05:16:48 am »
That said I will be a lot more wary about impulse purchasing one.

I definitely could have waited until the Wii went down in price before buying one the first time around.
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« Reply #55 on: June 18, 2011, 08:44:21 am »
Agreed.

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« Reply #56 on: June 18, 2011, 09:06:44 am »
Reggie is the new Oprah, I guess.
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« Reply #57 on: June 18, 2011, 12:00:25 pm »
That TCG was awesome looking....
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« Reply #58 on: June 18, 2011, 12:30:03 pm »
they HOOKED jimmy fallon up

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« Reply #59 on: June 18, 2011, 12:53:38 pm »
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« Reply #60 on: June 18, 2011, 12:59:49 pm »
It wasn't the orchestra's fault, it was Miyamoto's. He went off script.

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« Reply #61 on: June 18, 2011, 02:15:00 pm »
That said I will be a lot more wary about impulse purchasing one.

I definitely could have waited until the Wii went down in price before buying one the first time around.

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« Reply #62 on: June 18, 2011, 02:17:19 pm »
I'd buy it once the new Smash Bros is released.

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« Reply #63 on: June 18, 2011, 08:29:26 pm »
You're all suckers, me and the rest of the first release buyers are gunna get into a spiritual ascention, and then you'll be so jelly. It's what you deserve though, for being such hateful bigots.

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« Reply #64 on: June 19, 2011, 09:55:36 am »
Hmmm... you might be right. People without white skin make me uneasy.

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« Reply #65 on: June 20, 2011, 09:21:46 am »
Move to Maine, we're more then 96% white!

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« Reply #66 on: June 22, 2011, 06:29:57 pm »
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Re: Wii U
« Reply #67 on: September 13, 2012, 07:15:12 am »
We have pricing and release date!

From the Nintendo livestream...

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Re: Wii U
« Reply #68 on: September 13, 2012, 05:29:19 pm »
Hmm, if I were to buy a WiiU I probably get the Black one for it being black and the cradle. Officially I'm on a wait & see with this one, wait for games and see what the other guys are going to do. I'm honestly thinking of being a one console man next gen. Just don't pay attention to my ipad and that oyni(whatever that this was named) I ordered.
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Re: Wii U
« Reply #69 on: September 13, 2012, 05:54:03 pm »
I'm less on the wait and see and more buy when it's a novelty or when my sister gets my parents to buy one 'for her' but then I take it.
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Re: Wii U
« Reply #70 on: September 15, 2012, 01:47:43 pm »
I like this plan. I may use it next time I have a sister.

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Re: Wii U
« Reply #71 on: November 06, 2012, 12:34:00 pm »
WiiU comes out very very soon! And if you were looking for a reason to pick one up, your search ends here.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5QoFmYaQaQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5QoFmYaQaQ</a>

Plus, a competent rival to Mario is good for everyone because it will force Nintendo to innovate the franchise like back in the days of Sonic.

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Re: Wii U
« Reply #72 on: November 06, 2012, 12:51:20 pm »
Not a raving rabbit in sight thank God!

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Re: Wii U
« Reply #73 on: November 06, 2012, 12:52:08 pm »
Hahah I know, right?

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Re: Wii U
« Reply #74 on: November 09, 2012, 07:45:43 pm »
Is the whole game platforming to covers of rock songs, if so sign me up.

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Re: Wii U
« Reply #75 on: November 09, 2012, 10:18:16 pm »
No. The rest of the game is awesome platforming.

But there are other music levels.
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Re: Wii U
« Reply #76 on: February 07, 2013, 06:53:54 pm »
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-02-07-wii-u-exclusive-rayman-legends-to-go-multiplatform

People who bought a Wii U are getting screwed, first Pikmin 3 was an expected launch title and then nope. Now an exclusive due to release in a few weeks go's multiplatform delaying it until September.

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Re: Wii U
« Reply #77 on: October 02, 2013, 12:14:53 pm »
Right, I got this today.

Anyone wanna share codes and whatnot?

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Re: Wii U
« Reply #78 on: June 27, 2015, 08:30:04 am »
I could have sworn on a stack of burning bibles that there was a Yarn Yoshi topic. Either way, reviews are coming in. Scoring solid 7s and 8s. There's a minor kerfuffle over GameSpot and their apparent inability to review platformers.

http://www.gamespot.com/reviews/yoshi-s-woolly-world-review/1900-6416168/

Check this one out. The second paragraph is gold.

For more entertainment, check out GameSpot's review of DK Tropical Freeze. They really don't get platformers.

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Re: Wii U
« Reply #79 on: June 27, 2015, 08:52:20 am »
We're they just lost with video games in the 90s?

What Mario platforms is he playing where you just dash across with no collectables2? What a tool
« Last Edit: June 27, 2015, 08:53:58 am by eropS »
No, no, he did. In the everything else section, at least. Officially, this makes him king.

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Re: Wii U
« Reply #80 on: September 27, 2015, 08:41:17 pm »
Nearly have everything in Amiibo Tap unlocked. I kinda wish if you bought enough amiibo figures to unlock everything (30) that the time limit would go away for the demos. Each amiibo runs about 13 bucks, so you're looking at almost 500 dollars to get 30 amiibo figures. That seems like a fair trade.

Anyway! Two more to go. Looking to get Dr. Mario and Sheik soon.

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Re: Wii U
« Reply #81 on: September 28, 2015, 11:29:03 pm »
I think this was a cry for help.
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Re: Wii U
« Reply #82 on: September 29, 2015, 06:57:10 pm »
n-no!!

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Re: Wii U
« Reply #83 on: May 17, 2016, 06:25:07 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW4z-8N_qDw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW4z-8N_qDw</a>

This one looks pretty interesting. Can't say I've seen much like it ever.

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Re: Wii U
« Reply #84 on: May 17, 2016, 08:38:13 pm »
Huh, that does look neat.
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Re: Wii U
« Reply #85 on: July 13, 2016, 08:32:46 pm »
i'm going to buy a cheap wii u soon because it has like 12 good exclusives which is kind of awesome. looking forward to hyrule warriors, splatoon, xenoblade x, super mario 3d world, the upcoming LoZBotW, and others

any recommendations? (pat?)

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Re: Wii U
« Reply #86 on: July 13, 2016, 09:13:40 pm »
Mario Kart 8 and all the DLC.

How cheap are you getting it? It might be worth your while (after crunching the numbers) to get the Kart bundle since DLC is included. They should still be pretty easy to get.

Otherwise, I enjoyed Star Fox Zero, but try that one out first if you can. If I wasn't a Star Fox fan I can't say if I'd recommend it.
LEGO City Undercover is good fun.
Star Fox Guard is very good.
Bayonetta 2 (see if you can get the copy that comes with Bayonetta 1 included) is also great.
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker is a ton of fun and probably one of the most polished games I've ever seen.
Rayman Legends is good.
New Super Mario Bros. is great if you like platforming.
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is fun, easy, and gorgeous to behold.
Wonderful 101 is hard and fun and hard.
Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze is a must-own game for this system.
Super Mario Maker is also worth getting, even if you don't love platformers.

Those are all the games I own that you didn't already mention. You may also want to look into some choice Wii games like A Boy and His Blob, Okami, Punch-Out!!, and Excitebots Trick Racing. Also also, if you already own a Wii, make sure to hang onto it so you can do a System Transfer. You'll be able to re-download anything you purchased on that Wii onto your Wii U.
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Re: Wii U
« Reply #87 on: August 02, 2016, 02:02:29 pm »
Was just on the Wii U eShop (North America) and A Link to the Past is $1.50.

There's no excuse not to get it.

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Re: Wii U
« Reply #88 on: August 06, 2016, 12:47:30 pm »
Every time I see this thread on the front page all I can think is "Weee-Uuuu wee-uuuu wee-uuu" the sound an ambulance makes.

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Re: Wii U
« Reply #89 on: August 06, 2016, 01:30:18 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JElywbkSbY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JElywbkSbY</a>
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Re: Wii U
« Reply #90 on: August 06, 2016, 02:38:58 pm »
Yeah. I though Wii was a dumb name. Wii U? Darn... How do you always manage to outdone you self like that Nintendo?
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Re: Wii U
« Reply #91 on: August 07, 2016, 09:26:31 am »
Nintendo is the best at everything, duh.