5 Wii U Exclusives You Must Beat before Mario Kart 8 Launches

By Michael On 30 Apr, 2014 At 09:36 PM | Categorized As Articles | With 0 Comment

5 Wii U Exclusives You Must Beat Before Mario Kart 8 Launches

Mario Kart 8 is only one month away, and it will be the first worthwhile game for the Wii U, since Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.  I, for one, will be spending hundreds of hours online – killing the competition like I did with Mario Kart Wii. I won’t be the only one. There is a high probability, that once Mario Kart 8 is out – most Wii U gamers will be consumed by the game – leaving very little time for other titles to be played.

If you currently own a Wii U, this is the perfect opportunity to catch up with your backlog before the arrival of Mario Kart 8. If you haven’t done so already, here are 5 Wii U exclusives you must beat before Mario Kart 8 launches. (In no particular order BTW)

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Pikmin 3

Pikmin 3

Pikmin 3 is a unique experience, one that currently cannot be seen anywhere else, besides on the Wii U.  Commanding an army of loyal Pikmin is an empowering experience – giving you control of life and death of your tiny army. The time limit – creates an addictive level of anxiety rarely seen in modern games – one that forces you to be efficient and strategic with you resources. If you want a beautiful, charming and deep game – then Pikmin 3 is the perfect game for you, and most definitely, a must own for any Wii U owners.

Check out my Pikmin 3 Review

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The Wonderful 101

I hold “The Wonderful 101″ in high regard. Against strong competition – The Wonderful 101 managed to come on top – earning the prestigious Mii-gamer’s Game of the Year Award. Although, a little rough around the edges – The Wonderful 101 is an engaging action game with a colorful cast and a unique combat system. The over the top action and bullet pace is beyond anything you have seen before. If you own a Wii U – you owe yourself to play this game.

Check out my  The Wonderful 101 review

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Lego City Undercover

Lego City Undercover is a seriously underrated game. Considered as the only noteworthy open sandbox for the Wii U – Lego City Undercover is a hilarious adventure, albeit overly simplistic. If you are looking for a beautifully realized world to play around with and/or simply want to giggle like a school kid – then the misadventures of Chase McCain and Frank Honey will have you hooked. Furthermore, Lego City Undercover is a game built around the GamePad – consequently the controller is used in purposeful ways.

Check out my Lego City Undercover Review

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Super Mario 3D World

Super Mario 3D World needs no introduction. Currently, Super Mario 3D World is the highest rated Wii U game, not to mention the highest next Gen exclusive so far. It isn’t hard to see why; the excellent level design, beautiful art design and the incredibly fun multiplayer are qualities of a sublime game. As cliche as it sounds – Super Mario 3D World is worth buying a Wii U for.

Check out my Super Mario 3D World Review

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I have a love hate relationship with ZombiU. In my opinion, ZombiU could have been something greater – if Ubisoft had a bit more time to polish the game. The death mechanic inspired from Dark Souls effectively replicates the anxiety and desperation of surviving in an apocalyptic world. To this date – ZombiU still holds the crown of best GamePad implementation. If you want to test your skills – then Survival Mode will surely appease your hardcore side.

Check out my ZombiU Review

About - Michael is the proud owner and Editor-in-Chief of Mii-gamer.com! He has a Bachelors Degree with First Class Honors ( try to guess his Degree), and has been writing about video games for many years. His favorite Nintendo franchises include the Legend of Zelda, Super Smash Bros. and Pokemon. When Michael is not playing video games – he is usually outdoors riding kangaroo’s, playing cricket or sleeping (or doing all three at the same time).