Wii U

Share. A platformer with relentless charm, and groove in its heart. By Vince Ingenito Developer WayForward is pretty well dialed-in when it comes to the secret science of making a strong 2D platformer, and Shantae: Half-Genie Hero benefits greatly from that understanding. Shantae has a wide array of forms and magical abilities, and yet levels
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Share. Super Mario’s smartphone debut is a fun and frantic chase for hidden coins and high scores. By Jose Otero Super Mario Run asks you to surrender some direct control of Nintendo’s mascot, but what it gives you in return is a stylish, addictive platformer you can play with one hand. Slick new moves and
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Share. Not the very best. By Joshua Yehl Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You! aims to retell the funny yet touching story of how Ash and Pikachu first met and became best buddies, and in that regard, it is successful. The movie emphasizes the importance of friendship above all else with an energetic and colorful presentation
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Share. A new color for Mario. By Terri Schwartz Paper Mario takes a step in the right direction with the great-looking Color Splash, which continues the series’ trend of moving away from its RPG roots in favor of new gimmicks — this time paint instead of stickers — that add a unique twist to its
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Share. Nintendo’s wee console is lovely, but its painfully short controller limits how you can play it. By Jose Otero I still feel genuine excitement whenever I reach the fourth world of Super Mario Bros. 3 for the NES, and that rush of adrenaline is a testament to the power of the great classic video
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Share. This superficial hybrid JRPG is a toe-tapping good time. By Meghan Sullivan Imagine someone pouring pop rocks into a soda can, shaking it up as hard as they can, then digitizing the explosive results. That’s Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE: a zany, effervescent blend of beloved JRPG series Fire Emblem and Shin Megami Tensei that lacks
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Share. Nintendo’s take on action tower defense is smarter than you think. By Jose Otero It may be intended as a small counterpart to Star Fox Zero, but Star Fox Guard exceeds expectations by building a creative and intuitive action-tower defense game around the idea of manipulating your perspective. Nintendo uses constant misdirection from enemy
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Share. Nintendo’s wild, weird take on being a pilot takes time to get used to. By Jose Otero Star Fox Zero resurrects a classic Nintendo 64 plane and tank action game and reimagines it in a faster and more furious incarnation for the Wii U. The best levels capture the feeling of a wild rollercoaster,
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