10 Best Wii U Arcade Games So Far!

10 Best Wii U Arcade Games So Far!

Mutant Mudds Deluxe!

Play as Max, our 8-bit hero wielding a powerful water cannon. Journey across the soiled lands and find the mythical Water Sprite that will cleanse the world of mutants. This is a platformer dedicated to fans of 8-bit and 16-bit games. It’s a game with solid retro-themes – charming visuals and tight gameplay. It just failed on properly implementing the 3D effects.


It was first released on the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network. A simple game where you tilt the world to move different fluids from one end of the level to the other. Much like the video game Fluidity. Overall, Puddle is an enjoyable game. Good-looking graphics, interesting level design…though there are surprising difficulty spikes along the way. Just don’t use the GamePad’s motion control — it’s clunky.

Cloudberry Kingdom

The game’s procedurally-generated levels will keep you playing! Play as Bob and save the princess from the clutches of the evil Kobbler. Ditch the story and focus on the gameplay and you’ll have an awesome time! The difficulty matches your skills, making sure to keep you engaged. Cloudberry Kingdom’s visuals are archaic…but it’s gameplay is addictively fun with high replay value!

DuckTales: Remastered

Scrooge McDuck and family is back and in HD…in this re-imagined version of DuckTales, an NES original released in 1989. It plays almost the same as the original.The mechanics, the music and level design are the same…with minor changes here and there. DuckTales Remastered looks way better! And the boss battles are far more fun and challenging! This is a must-have for all DuckTales fans!

BIT.TRIP Presents…Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien

This is a direct sequel to the original rhythm-slash-platforming game and it’s better in every way. Runner2 is now in full-3D, with more colorful visuals and smoother animations. It’s bigger: 120 levels to beat in 5 different worlds…and 5 boss battles! It plays even better than the first game. And, most of all, the music and gameplay blend perfectly!

New Super Mario Bros. U

This is the first Mario game released on the Wii U. It follows the same playstyle we all know and love of the old Mario games; accompanied with awesome spins. Now, the graphics and sound are okay. But the gameplay is solid…especially the Challenge Mode where you run through various levels and survive for as long as you can!

Child of Light

Aurora finds herself lost in the world of Lemuria. She must fight the dark creatures ruled by the Queen of the Night to recover the Sun, the Moon and the Stars. It’s a brilliant game that mixes platforming with elements of strategy and RPG. The visuals are colorful and pretty, the soundtrack memorable. And you’ll meet diverse and interesting characters during your quest.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

DK’s tropical paradise is being invaded by cold-weather creatures – seals, penguins and many more! Team up with Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong or Cranky Kong and defeat these invaders. Be warned. This is not an easy platformer. You’ll die a lot but I’m sure you’ll keep on. Completing each level is just so rewarding. Challenging levels, memorable boss battles and six beautifully-designed islands!

Rayman Legends

This is a sequel to the successful Rayman Origins and it’s just as good. There’s not that much story, which will shift your focus to its intense gameplay. Run, jump, float and attack to clear each level…while saving Teensies along your way. The graphics are smooth and vibrant. The boss fights are epic! Rayman Legends is one helluva platformer. And it’s teeming with unlockable contents.

Super Mario 3D World

This is, probably, the best Mario games in a long time. It has the same playstyle as Super Mario 3D Land plus more! The visuals are gorgeous, the levels fun!. There are plenty of mini-games to beat. But, for me, the best part of 3D World is playing it with friends in couch coop mode. This is definitely a must-have for all Wii U owners!