The success of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One seems to have shifted the Wii U out of the conversation in the past two years, but despite struggles in the market, it’s still a great system. We scoured review sites to find the best exclusive games currently available for Nintendo’s premier console. There’s some very good stuff on here, so if you haven’t picked up a Wii U, take a look at these games and see if now might be the time to take the plunge.
13. Yoshi’s Woolly World
- Metacritic Score: 78
Ever since Yoshi’s Island came out on Super Nintendo, everybody’s favorite green dinosaur has been more than just Mario’s sidekick — he’s a capable hero in his own right. Yoshi’s games generally take place in stylized worlds, with expansive levels through which you have to accompany a helpless baby version of Mario (don’t ask).
Woolly World is a little different in that the entire game looks like it’s literally sewn together, which means you can expect to pull zippers to reveal secrets and to unspool coils of yarn to navigate treacherous paths. The game offers a terrific amount of imaginative fun for gamers of all ages. If you’ve been looking for a unique platformer, this is it.