Last week, we published a list of the best Nintendo 3DS online store sales you could get in the final days of the digital store. Everyone seems to love it, and many of you have also requested a similar list for the Nintendo Wii U. Never say I don’t try to accommodate requests, so here we go with some of the best closing sales to turn off. – beat your favorite Nintendo console. I have once again selected ten of the best for your consideration. Keep in mind they are from a North American online store and prices are in US dollars. Act sooner rather than later, because you have less than a week before this is all gone.
Torn ($3.74 out of $14.99)
torn apart is a game that is best played on a touch screen, and as a result, the Wii U version of the game is a great way to play it. You can enjoy stunning visuals on a large display while enjoying the touch controls that the game is built on with a gamepad. This is a real adventure for a few dollars.
DuckTales: Remastered ($2.99 from $14.99)
There are several Capcom games on the Wii U that didn’t make it to the Switch for various reasons, the main one being licensing. WayForward’s remake of the classic NES game has its ups and downs, but I’m very glad it exists. We’ll get to hear the amazing voice of Alan Young, Uncle Scrooge for the last time, and it’s really interesting to see what was a relatively simple NES game given such an extensive remake. I wouldn’t expect this game to reappear in the future, and for three dollars it’s a steal.
Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove ($5.99 from $35.99)
What can I write about Spade Knight what haven’t I written yet? You get so many games in Treasure Trove, and they’re all of such a high level of quality that it’s almost shocking. The Wii U is a cozy place to play this game, and it’s a good game to just curl up and chew on for a few evenings. When it comes to 2D side-scrolling games, it doesn’t get any better.
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara ($2.99 from $14.99)
Here’s another licensed Capcom game, and I think it’s even rarer that we’ll see it re-released in the future. This is Capcom’s collection of great arcade beat-em-ups based on the classic tabletop brand, and both games are a hell of a lot of fun to play. Great action, and RPG elements add a bit of spice to kick things up a notch. All for the price of twelve quarters! It’s wild.
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate ($2.99 from $39.99)
I know there are a lot of Capcom games on this list. But they seem to be the only major publisher that has decided to throw a big sale on the North American online store. And would you look at it? Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for three dollars! That’s roughly one penny for every hour of gameplay. And it’s once again a great place to play thanks to the handy options that the gamepad screen offers while playing on your display. Of course, it’s already a little deadlocked, but it’s still a great game.
Zack and Vicki ($2.99 from $19.99)
Capcom even gives discounts on Wii Virtual Console games. Zack and Vicki – a wonderful, creative game that did not sell as well as it deserved in its time. This is a cartoon adventure game with interesting puzzles and a great sense of style. I wish we could see more articles from this series, but sometimes it happens.
Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition ($2.99 from $19.99)
remake Resident Evil 4 us, and if you want to play the original game, you have plenty of options to do so. I will give arguments in favor of this Wii version games. The pointer controls are great, and while they make the game a lot easier than it probably should be, I don’t see anything wrong with the feeling you get when chopping off the heads of attackers one by one. I can’t decide if a motion-controlled QTE is better or worse than a button-based QTE, but I love that you can easily draw your knife with a flick of your wrist. Great version for all times. You can also find others resident Evil games on sale such as Umbrella Chroniclesso take a look and see what catches your eye.
SteamWorld Heist ($2.99 instead of $14.99)
Steam World Heist is a fantastic turn-based strategy with many interesting ideas and familiar steam world charming This Wii U version of the game is really well done because you get the best of both worlds again: a nice big display and gamepad functionality. You can play it anywhere and have a great time, but I think Wii U is a really good option.
Shantae & the Pirate’s Curse ($9.99 from $19.99)
All shantae games are on sale on the Wii U eShop right now, but Pirate’s Curse my favorite from the group. Not only because it’s the best game ever. shantae series (this is, of course), but also because it’s a great way to play that particular game. The ability to fiddle with your inventory and other things on the controller screen while playing on the primary display is a feature only available in this version and the 3DS version. It all comes down to whether you want to take it with you or show it on the big screen. your call.
Runbow ($2.99 from $14.99)
runbow received some buzz when it launched, as Nintendo of America itself was apparently a fan of it. Play alone and it’s a good little platformer, but take advantage of the multiplayer and you’ll have a great time. You can play with up to nine people on one console if you have the right hardware. Sure, you can get this game on Switch, but there’s something about the Wii U version that just feels right.
That’s all. Not as rich a selection as the Nintendo 3DS offers, but there is certainly something good for those who care about the price. Give your Wii U a decent send-off by buying a few before the lights go out, and maybe throw in a few games that aren’t on sale if you’re feeling generous.