Wii U Holiday Gift Guide 2013
New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U Wii U Deluxe Bundle
Price: $299.99 – For every gamer
If you’re planning to buy a Wii U this holiday season, the New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U Wii U Deluxe Bundle is the package for you. You get two excellent Super Mario games – New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U – and Nintendo’s new HD console. While there are three major consoles on the market right now, this particular Wii U bundle provides consumers the best value.
Here are some other Wii U bundles that might interest you:
Super Mario 3D World
Price: $59.99 – For the Super Mario fanatic
Without a shadow of doubt, Super Mario 3D World is the best Wii U game to date. It builds on the formula first seen in Super Mario 3D Land by adding awesome new power-ups – including the fun and adorable Cat Suit – and cooperative multiplayer for up to four players. Plus, there’s plenty of content to find with Miiverse stamps and green stars littered around just about every level, and some interesting things to do after completing the game.
Price: $59.99 – For the strategic gamer
The Pikmin series made its long awaited return earlier this year on the Wii U. Pikmin 3 introduces new types of Pikmin to the series and utilizes the Wii U GamePad to streamline gameplay. In addition to gameplay enhancements, Pikmin 3 showcases the true graphical power of Nintendo’s HD console. Pikmin 3 also offers multiplayer with its two-player Bingo Battle mode and even more gameplay with Mission Mode, which extends gameplay even further with downloadable content.
The Wonderful 101
Price: $59.99 – For the action loving gamer
Brought to Wii U by Platinum Games – developer of MadWorld and Bayonetta – The Wonderful 101 brings fast-paced, action oriented gameplay to the Wii U. Take control of 100 superheroes to take down alien invaders known as GEATHJERK. The Wonderful 101 lets players create larger than life objects using the Wii U GamePad to help them make GEATHJERK an afterthought.
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
Price $49.99 – For the adventurous gamer
One of the GameCube’s finest masterpieces returns to the Wii U with an amazing HD facelift. However, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD also brings significant improvements to the game’s tedious sailing mechanics and the notorious Triforce quest. The remake also adds a new item that lets gamers interact with Nintendo’s Miiverse, a social network for Nintendo gamers.
Price: $29.99 – For the whole family
Nintendo Land has 12 mini-games based on Nintendo properties, including a variety of multiplayer games that support up to five players. While you can still get Nintendo Land in a Wii U bundle, if you take my above advice, then you’d need to buy this game separately – that is, if you want this game. Luckily, Nintendo recently dropped its price to $29.99, which makes it an attraction purchase for new Wii U owners.
Price: $19.99 – For the retro gamer
DuckTales for the NES has become a favourite amongst gamers throughout the years and now it’s back in this brand new remake. DuckTales Remastered gives DuckTales new life with gorgeous, hand drawn artwork by WayForward and voice work featuring actors from the original cartoon. This would be the perfect gift for introducing young gamers to a Disney classic, or for giving that retro gamer on your list a nostalgic gift.
Price: Can be found for around $20 – For the zombie lover
ZombiU was one of the first games to be released on Wii U but it didn’t gain the traction it sought. ZombiU is a survival horror game set in London that challenges gamers to stay alive for as long as possible. It’s a first person shooter that utilizes the Wii U GamePad in unique ways – like as n environment scanner and sniper rifle score – to keep gamers on their toes. It might not have made a big splash in 2012.
Here is a list of some other Wii U games you might find interesting: