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The Wonderful 101 Review
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Posted: 22 months ago, last updated 12 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


The Wonderful 101 is an action game where you control not one but a huge horde of superheroes. Viewed from above, you work your way through levels defeating enemies. The group can "Unite Morph" into different shapes with specific powers.

As you progress you explore each stage to free citizens who then join your army of heroes. The more you have, the greater the special morph powers are. On the Wii U, different morph powers are triggered by drawing a symbol on the GamePad, on other platforms you use the control stick.

This creates not only an unusual way to play but a focus on the community or crowd rather than on superhero. It's also nice that the everyday people you save join the troupe as unique superheroes.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 23/08/2013

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4 and Wii U

Genres: Action, Adventure and Fighting

Developer: Platinum Games (@PlatinumGames)


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Duration: This game will take between 17 hours and 25 hours to complete.
Players: You can play with 5 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. The single-player campaign is broken into levels, on which you are scored at the end. There is also a cooperative mode that supports up to five players on Wii U and four players on other systems. On the Wii U one person uses the Wii U GamePad as a controller and the four others each using their own Wii U Pro Controllers.


The Wonderful 101 usually costs £39.99.

The Wonderful 101

Switch Store Wii U £39.99

The Wonderful 101: Remastered

PlayStation Store PS4 £39.99
Switch Store Switch £39.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

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Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12+. Contains frequent mild violence and occasional mild bad language. The game contains a cinematic sequence where an alien monster is cut in half with a sword, he then peels into two pieces, although there is no blood or gore. The game also contains the word 'crap'.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our The Wonderful 101 Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@PlatinumGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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