Let’s face it, the Wii U was a colossal failure. I’ve written about this topic previously. Check it out if you’d like to learn more about why the Wii U failed so hard. Despite its numerous shortcomings, the console had several titles worth playing. The strong sales of the Switch so far have shown Nintendo is here to stay. What better way to continue the Switch’s strong start than with ports of games few people had a chance to play last generation. Nintendo already released Mario Kart 8, and Pokken Tournament will arrive in September. Here are five more Wii U games that need to come to the Switch.
Super Smash Bros. For Wii U
Super Smash Bros. is one of Nintendo’s top selling franchises. Smash on Wii U managed to sell very well despite the console's poor sales. The appeal is obvious. Who wouldn’t want a game where Nintendo’s most iconic characters duke it out? This would be a no brainer for a Switch port, unless Nintendo has a new Smash game in the works.
Super Mario Maker
A surprise breakout hit on the Wii U, Super Mario Maker allows you to build your own Mario levels. This was a stroke of genius on Nintendo’s part. Mario Maker has shown off incredible creativity from players and resulted in an endless supply of new levels to try out.
Tokyo Mirage Sessions
Tokyo Mirage Sessions is a collaboration between Atlus and Nintendo’s Intelligent Systems, the developers of Persona and Fire Emblem respectively. As a fan of both franchises, I am intrigued with this odd title. Basically, it’s a mashup of J-Pop with Persona style combat and some borrowed elements from Fire Emblem. The J-Pop idol aspect of the game may be difficult for some to get past, though a Switch port may help bring new eyes to it.
Hyrule Warriors is a crossover of The Legend of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors. More accurately, it’s a Dynasty Warriors game with a Zelda skin. Nintendo should give it the Mario Kart 8 treatment, releasing it with all the DLC and some of the bonus content from the 3DS version.
Platinum Games makes weird and incredible games, at least most of the time (don’t remind me of Star Fox Zero). I haven’t played Bayonetta 2 but had a blast with the previous installment. Strangely, Bayonetta 2 struggled to find a publisher but Nintendo was willing to publish it on their ailing console. The franchise hasn’t been a big seller but has a decent fan base. More people need to play Bayonetta, so please Nintendo, release this game on the Switch.
While the Switch has been a resounding success, it’s still in desperate need of more games. Hopefully, Nintendo can port these previously big hits and inject life into the Switch roster.