Nintendo’s best games and gaming devices
A recent article by TechCrunch has confirmed what became obvious when the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One’s launch sales soared — the Wii U, released in 2013, is a huge flop. For longtime fans of Nintendo who want to see the underdog company succeed against tech giants like Sony and Microsoft, this news is fairly disheartening.
But, for avid gamers looking to get great deals, this is pretty good news. Despite problems moving hardware, both Nintendo’s 3DS and Wii U have released some killer games that should be easier than ever to find at deep discounts thanks to this bad financial news. Looking for even more savings? Pick the below software up from GameStop and get 2.5 percent Cash Back on your purchase.
Super Mario 3D World (Wii U)
While Nintendo has certainly gone to the Mario well often in the past few years, releasing 2D side-scrolling games featuring the iconic plumber, Super Mario 3D World is his first foray in 3D on a console since the classic Super Mario Galaxy games of the Wii some years ago. 3D World adds numerous new power-ups and a multiplayer-friendly focus for a game that most critics agree isn’t to be missed. It’s hard to argue that a single game should make a console worth buying, but Super Mario 3D World does a pretty convincing job.
Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
You’d think there would be a certain amount of fatigue associated with the Mario Kart brand given this is the series seventh iteration (spread across handheld and console systems) but Mario Kart 7 does enough right that it’s easily a must-play. Classic Kart racing has been expanded to include vehicles that can fly in the air or dive into water and players now have the option of racing as their Mii character instead of the classic Nintendo characters.
LEGO Marvel Superheroes (Wii U)
What’s better than a game filled to the gills with classic Marvel characters? How about a game filled with LEGO versions of Marvel characters! LEGO Marvel Superheroes is an open world game featuring the best of the Marvel world running around in a LEGO universe. Players control classic characters like Dr. Doom, Black Widow, Iron Man, Thor and more as they complete the game’s requisite missions.
Pokemon X & Y (3DS)
Pokemon is back! While it’s not likely to reach the fever pitch it did in the 90s, the debut of new Pokemon games on the 3DS is welcome news to fans of this familiar series. X & Y attempts to bring Pokemon trainers together via the 3DS’ web connect features that help nearby players find one another. More features regarding player connections are also going to be announced in the future. X & Y also enables players to trade Pokemon between one another via the game’s “Global Trade Station.”
Wii U Gamepad Battery Pack (Wii U)
The Wii U’s tablet-like Gamepad was one of its coolest features when the console was first announced. Unfortunately, the huge display hasn’t really been utilized to great effect aside from its ability to play games directly off the device when people want to use the TV for non-gaming activities. To make matters worse, although it’s rechargeable, it craves battery power at an alarming rate. That’s why this battery pack that doubles the available charge of the controller is a must-have for gamers spending a lot of time with their Wii U.
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—By Dan Kricke, Appolicious