I just put the finishing touches on a brand new stage for Mario to conquer with friends and strangers at the helm. There are enemies galore in my aptly named stage "Enemies Galore!," with Goombas and Koopa Troopas lining also almost every square of the arena provided for my customization. With a few quick taps my stage is uploaded to the world, and I can either choose to keep building or try some courses of my own. This is the beauty of Super Mario Maker, the coolest idea to come from the minds of Nintendo in quite some time. This game gives me the power to do something I never could before: take the Super Mario formula for building challenging stages and create my own Mario opus, then upload that stage for the world to get their hands on. It's charming, it's addicting, and the best game Nintendo has put out this year.
Wii U Game Reviews
Competitive platforming has always been one of the weaker spots in my gaming repertoire. I'm a major spaz, and often my twitch reflexes guide me down the nearest endless shaft of doom or into a wall of spikes instead of keeping me out of harm's way. That doesn't mean I avoid games like Rayman Origins or New Super Mario Bros. all together, though. Quite the opposite in fact, as I just can't seem to keep myself away from these kinds of games. That's part of the reason I found myself awaiting the release of 13AM Games' Runbow. The other parts have to do with the frantic nine-player multiplayer action and that sweet visual aesthetic.
Lego Jurassic World spans all four movies in the Jurassic Park franchise and as such it follows the plot of those movies as faithfully as a children’s game can.
If this is Nintendo's idea of what a multiplayer shooter should be, then I'm not about to argue with them.
High Strangeness follows Boyd, a young boy that finds himself at the center of strange occurrences and gets sucked into another world filled with strange creatures.
Elliot Quest definitely walks this line but never really lands into either side of the spectrum. That’s not to say that the game is bad or lacks identity, as it wears its influences on its sleeve, but Elliot Quest establishes a world and narrative of its own.
The Mario Party series is widely regarded as the king of party games, and is known for experimentation within the franchise, even if the results are mixed.
Where Mario is the straight-and-narrow platformer approach, sticking to a winning formula, Kirby is the experimental "throw things up against the wall and see what comes out" entry in Nintendo's catalog. They're Nintendo's own odd couple, and Kirby and the Rainbow Curse continues the pink puffball's reputation for being different in many ways.
If you own a Wii U, you absolutely owe it to yourself to pick up Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker.
As a seasoned veteran of the series from the very beginning, believe me when I tell you that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is the pinnacle of Smash.