Close search results
SEARCH
DATABASE Search
:
Layout - grid Layout - list

8 Great Games Like 12 Orbits on Nintendo Wii U

The Nintendo Wii U was the 2012 follow-up to the hugely success Wii console. It took the idea of the Wii's family motion controls and added in a controller with a built in screen. Although this is seen as s commercially less successful (or to many gamers, a failed system), for families it has been hugely successful at offering ways of playing together still not possible on even never consoles like the Nintendo Switch that followed it.

Because the Wii U is a console that uniquely has two screens displaying different views of the game world it's excellent for games where players take on different roles. This was epitomised by the launch title Nintendo Land and extended with games like Affordable Space Adventure and Wii Party U. In these games one player uses the Wii U gamepad and screen with up to four other players use the classic Wii Remote controllers and the TV view. For families it can be quite magical.

The Wii U also has a strong library of big budget exhuberent games like Super Smash Bros. Brawl, The Wonderful 101 and of course The Legend of Zelda Breath Of The Wild which is visual as good as the Switch version of the game (the Wii U was the system it was originally design for).

The Wii U also has the benefit of being able to play many games on just the gamepad screen, freeing up the TV for other viewers. This turns the gamepad into a pseudo portable system and can even be used to play Wii games. Although it's worth noting that the range from the Wii U base isn't that great.

Finally, the Wii U fully supports all the Wii controllers and game discs. This opens the door to a huge library of games and greatly reduces the cost as purchasing a newer console with four controllers can almost double the price of a Switch, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. Because of its reputation as a "failed" console you can regularly find Wii U consoles and games second hand at a really low price (£100/$120).

DetailsPlatform Details

Genres: Action, Fighting, Physically Active, Race and Sports
Era: 2000 - 2018
Total Games: 2
Total Likes: 13
 

Our experts have spent time searching for great games similar to 12 Orbits and have found the following:

12 Orbits is a tactical game where you control a small coloured ball by pressing a single button. When you are over the grey circles you press to orbit that circle, otherwise pressing the button will dodge.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 27/04/2018

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1-12

Genres: Action, Simulation and Sports

Accessibility: 21 features

Developer: Uj Rom (@UjRom)

Costs: Purchase cost

2 Hand Picked Video Games Like 12 Orbits

These are our hand-picked Video Game games similar to 12 Orbits. This doesn't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed 12 Orbits. These selections also include Video Game games that offer a different experience but address a similar theme or topic.
 

Mario Tennis Aces (Series)

Release Date: 28/08/2000, updated in 2018

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, GameCube, Switch, Wii and Wii U

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Mario Tennis Aces is the latest in the series of tennis game. These games recreate a relatively traditional game of tennis, although you play as Nintendo characters who each have special moves and powers.

Runbow

Release Date: 27/08/2015

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, PS4, Switch, Wii U and Xbox One

Runbow is an unusual racing game where each player controls a coloured figure who must run and jump their way through the platform levels ahead of their opponents who are trying to do the same thing.

1 Board Game Alternative to 12 Orbits

This is our hand-picked alternative to 12 Orbits. This doesn't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Labyrinth. These selections also include games that offer a different experience but address a similar theme or topic.
 

5 Video Games Like 12 Orbits Based on Genre

These are games of a similar genre mix to 12 Orbits. This includes games from the Simulation, Action and Sports genres. We pick out games of a similar PEGI rating to further hone these generated suggestions.
 

12 Orbits is in These Lists

In addition to the similar games listed above, which have been linked to this game specifically in the database, you may find games with a similar theme to 12 Orbits in the following lists:

One Button Games

The games here can be played with a single button. Although ranging in difficulty they are a good place to start for those needing simpler controls.

It should be noted that many of these games need to be started with more than one button. Some are played by tapping at a fixed point on a touchscreen. We haven't included games that require a motioned-touch.

For those needing alternative access there are many possibilities with an accessibility switch. These "switches" come in many shapes and sizes including jumbo buttons, super-sensitive finger switches and sound sensors. In some cases, the spacebar or a Bluetooth keyboard can work just fine. If the player can activate the control and if it can be connected to the games machine, then one-button play becomes a possibility.

This list was compiled with the help of Barrie Ellis, who runs One Switch. On that site you can find equipment to enable a far wider range of games to be played by accessibility switch users. OneSwitch also supports a range of other accessible gaming solutions.
 

One Joy-Con Nintendo Switch Multiplayer Games

The Switch console comes with one pair of Joy Cons. These are attached to the Switch in portable mode, and detached when playing on a TV. Some games support multiplayer modes with each player only needing one Joy-Con half to play. This offers a much more affordable way to accommodate more players.
 

Compete on the Couch

Raucous, unbounded, exuberant, all-age competitive fun is something video games are known for. Find the right games for your family and you can create important and healthy ways to let off steam, excel and persevere as you sit next to each other on the sofa. These games can play a big part in raising children to be magnanimous in victory and generous in defeat. Kids love competing online, but the games here focus on battling in the same room. Played with multiple controllers and a shared screen, they offer challenges that require real skill and give everyone a chance to rise to the top of the family pile.
 
Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

Subscribe to our free newsletter

Subscribe
PlayStation
Carina Initiatives
Xbox
YouTube
Facebook
Twitter
Discord
Contact Us
About