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*** Official Nintendo Wii U thread ***

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by Koalaboy, 7 Jun 2012.

  1. kingbean

    Gangster

    Joined: 13 Dec 2007

    Posts: 478

    Dammit. Really want a Wii U but after buying a Zelda 3DS and Xbox One i can not justify it with the wife :(
     
  2. keogh

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 Jun 2004

    Posts: 2,761

    Location: Bangkok, Thailand (formally London)

    My Wii U turns up this week, but I'm a complete noob when it comes to Wii and Wii U... what is this Virtual Console you guys are talking bout?

    And can I play Zelda OoT on the Wii U... that was and is my greatest game of all time bar none, would love to play it again.
     
  3. LeJosh

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Sep 2008

    Posts: 10,434

    Location: Edinburgh.

    It's just another name for the software that you can buy on their digital shop.

    All their retro games are classed under 'Virtual Console'.

    Edit - This is to answer the OoT question > Not just now, as far as I'm aware.
     
  4. keogh

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 Jun 2004

    Posts: 2,761

    Location: Bangkok, Thailand (formally London)

    Ahh right, is Zelda OoT available to play on Wii U?
     
  5. LeJosh

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Sep 2008

    Posts: 10,434

    Location: Edinburgh.

    After looking, it may be on the Wii e-shop so maybe, let me check on the machine its self.

    Edit - checked and it's not available on Wii U eshop, only 3DS.
     
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  6. keogh

    Mobster

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    Location: Bangkok, Thailand (formally London)

    Doh, thanks for looking!
     
  7. POB

    Soldato

    Joined: 27 May 2003

    Posts: 5,948

    Location: Its a Small World

    Just grabbed from Amazon New Super Luigi U for £21.29 when you use the code 5OFF25PC (which takes £5 off any £25 spend on Amazon).
     
  8. solado

    Gangster

    Joined: 23 Dec 2010

    Posts: 274

    Location: Uk

    I really have fallen in love with the Wii U title screen, sat there looking at other peoples messages / drawings for the past 5 minutes... Sad isn't the word!


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  9. megalomanic

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 4 Mar 2008

    Posts: 1,418

    Location: Scotland

    ^ yeah really like it too, creates a great sense of community and a welcoming 'fun' environment. I love how the Mii's run in at the start too :D

    Miiverse in general was one aspect of the Wii U that really took me by surprise, the per game/app/series communities and integration with some games is very clever (bottles in Wind Waker, death notes in NSMBU etc).

    I'd like to see a few more features focused around friends, perhaps some party features integrated with games in the future. Whats already there is very solid though, great start to Nintendo's online/social effort.
     
  10. mayweather12

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 Nov 2012

    Posts: 157

    TBH, I think I'm going to wait for a Premium bundle with the new Super Mario 3D World, think this is on the horizon?
     
  11. solado

    Gangster

    Joined: 23 Dec 2010

    Posts: 274

    Location: Uk

    Sure is here.

    Comes as a mega bundle - 3 games, wii deluxe, wii mote and mario hat seems a good deal. Im sure it will come down in price slowly if you was looking to pay less. Sometimes you can get the Wii U deluxe for £200 for mario bros u + luigi U. Then £35 for mario 3d world at tesco.
     
  12. thedinks

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 Sep 2008

    Posts: 828

    Location: Mynydd Isa

    Bought a Mario controller for 29.99 with that code :)
     
  13. Tombles

    Hitman

    Joined: 10 Jun 2005

    Posts: 750

    Another new owner here :)

    After seeing Super Mario 3D World I had to get one. That along with the Zelda games is good enough for me but will enjoy the party games too.

    Bought the premium pack with Nintendo Land, Super Mario 3D World, Windwalker HD and Wii Play for just over £300 which seems pretty good to me. Only played Mario so far but very enjoyable. This whole console screams nostalgia to me. Brings back good memories.
     
  14. budge1972

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Nov 2003

    Posts: 1,440

    Location: bicester

    I highly recommend EDGE from the eShop £1.79 and well worth it.
    Awesome music aswell
     
  15. merlin

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: England

    That's a lot of entertainment for £300 - that lot should see you deep into 2014.

    I'm still struggling to find time for all the games ive got - especially as I have got myself slightly addicted to wii sports Tennis online - its immense with the motion plus controllers.
     
  16. Cavallino

    Capodecina

    Joined: 8 Dec 2004

    Posts: 14,285

    Location: Hampshire

    I don't get miiverse, what exactly do you do in it? :)
     
  17. solado

    Gangster

    Joined: 23 Dec 2010

    Posts: 274

    Location: Uk

    In a nutshell its a community hub where people talk about the games on the Wii U. Share drawings, screenshots or just chat about the game :)
     
  18. Kobi

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Oct 2010

    Posts: 1,994

    Location: Sunny Scotland

  19. jrodga2k5

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 28 Oct 2005

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    Location: Scotland

    This...plus it's a great community, full of passionate gamers and it generally is a fantastic way to keep it! The mods seem to do a terrific job...I genuinely think it is a great way for kids to start out learning about online communities, certainly a safe and friendly environment.
     
  20. m_cozzy

    Hitman

    Joined: 13 Nov 2005

    Posts: 695

    Location: Havant

    I'm sure this has been asked a million times, but I'm at work and dont have time to research.
    I'm confused about controllers, what do I actually need to buy? I assume all new games will use the pad, do I need the original wii controls to play wii games only, what about the enhanced sensor controller, are they used at all? then there is a pro controller, what would I need this for?
    thanks

    Looking forward to ordering so I can play mario 3d (sm64 was still the best game ever) and used to enjoy the wii party games, hence thinking I may beed the wii controllers.

    EDIT: read on previous page I need wii remotes still, just one question then the normal ones or worth getting the enhanced sensor once? And the pro pad...
     
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