Labeled a critical failure for Nintendo, the Wii U left much to be desired. With a glimpse of what was to come of the Nintendo Switch in terms of graphics and peripherals, the Wii U has a small — but quality — library of games to choose from. With the smash success of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe already selling more copies than the Wii U original and a gap in the schedule with Metroid Prime 4’s redux, we’re sure Nintendo has more ports in the pipeline. Here are our top picks for Wii U games we hope to see on the Nintendo Switch in the coming year.
Wind Waker HD
Wind Waker HD was a true treat for fans of the original Game Cube title. It came with enhanced graphics, updated sailing controls (#blessed) and an abundance of charm. With the next mainline Zelda at least a couple of years away from being released, this is the perfect fix for longtime fans and a way to introduce the next generation to pre-Breath of the Wild goodness. It’s also fair to mention that many assumed we’d get a bundle of Wind Waker HD and Twilight Princess HD, though the latter could be left off and we’d still be excited
Super Mario 3D World
Launched with the WiI U, Super Mario 3D World is one of the best Mario games. Period. This game provided all the lovable coop charm that New Super Mario Bros. U delivered on a 3D scale. The game proved to be a completionist’s dream and it served up some delightful game mechanics and surprises that informed Super Mario Odyssey and beyond.
Yoshi’s Wooly World
Ok, before the angry millennial mob with pitchfork Snapchat filters come for us for being too greedy with the impending release of Yoshi’s next adventure, Yoshi’s Wooly World is an adorable, if not simple game that needs its day on the Switch. With a much larger audience on the Nintendo Switch, it’s the perfect time for Nintendo to release Wooly World as a Nintendo Classic and monetize on the hype of Yoshi fever.
Paper Mario Color Splash
Though not as inventive as its predecessors, Paper Mario Color Splash was a game full of joy and wonder that brought the series into the next generation. With no announcement or rumors of a new game in the long-running Paper Mario series, a colorful port of Paper Mario Color Splash would give fans another chance to play as the paperfied-plumber-not-plumber.
Pikmin 3 needs to be released. Fans of the niche game have been patiently (more patient than Animal Crossing fans, to say the least) waiting to hear an update on the adorable franchise’s future. With Nintendo soaring high with top sales, exciting games coming down the pipeline and room in the schedule to grow, releasing a port of Pikmin 3 as a surprise post-Pikmin 4 (yes, we went there) would be a sign of good faith.
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