SteamWorld Heist does little to take advantage of Wii U's capabilities, but is still one of the best indie games on the system.
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Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure is a cute introductory action/platformer that stands the test of time to find new life on Nintendo 3DS.
River City: Tokyo Rumble's punch-drunk yankii action and RPG beat 'em up style will knock out a few hours, but may not be for everyone.
Jotun: Valhalla Edition packs a short adventure through the afterlife that's guaranteed to have your axe in your enemies and your jaw on the floor.
Despite some repetitiveness, The Legend of Kusakari's charming style, unexpected gameplay depth heavy influence from the Zelda series combine to deliver quick, punchy fun.
While Metroid Prime: Federation Force isn't a good single-player game, it offers a fun co-op multiplayer experience with plenty replay value and varied gameplay.
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games offers fun in its Co-op and Heroes Showdown modes, but suffers from being too light on content with not much left for the solo challenger.
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE is too much of a traditional JRPG to bring new players to Wii U, but it’s a solid exclusive that Shin Megami Tensei or Persona fans will adore.
Although lacking originality, Infinite Dunamis is a classic JRPG with a sci-fi twist, and fans of the genre will enjoy its vast gameplay and character customization.
Kirby: Planet Robobot manages to appeal to a new audience while sticking to the series' traditional formula. Fun gameplay, smooth graphics and lots of content make this title a must for your 3DS library.
Game Freak's solitaire-meets-horse-racing mashup Pocket Card Jockey may be niche, but the gameplay is so quirky, addictive, and simply unique there's no excuse to not give it a try.
Bandai Namco's Pokkén Tournament makes the fighting genre accessible to a younger audience, but does little to accommodate more experienced players.
Lovely Planet for the Wii U eShop delivers a fun, charming, and unique take on the FPS genre that emphasizes speedrunning and platforming over killstreaks.
Twilight Princess HD is a worthy remaster of one of the series' greatest. Polished visuals, new features and tweaks create the definitive package.
6180 the moon on the Wii U eShop is a short, but enjoyable and incredibly unique 2D puzzle/platformer that makes great use of the GamePad's second screen.
Mega Man Legacy Collection is a fantastic compilation, faithfully emulating the difficult NES classics while adding a staggering amount of extra content and gameplay.
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon on Nintendo 3DS starts slow but proves itself to be the series' most complete package yet — perfect for fans and newcomers alike.
Outside the Realm on the Wii U eShop is a short, easy, unpolished, and uninspired effort that struggles to even achieve basic gameplay elements.
Shadow Puppeteer is an admirable attempt at a fun, unique co-operative experience, but is ultimately let down by its lack of technical polish.
Story of Seasons continues the Harvest Moon series tradition by pulling players into an expansive world full of lovable characters, deep gameplay, and enjoyable music.