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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 11 months 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

Release Date: 23/08/2013

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4 and Wii U

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Players: 1-5

Genres: Action, Adventure and Fighting

Developer: Platinum Games (@PlatinumGames)



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Play Time: This game will take between 17 hours and 25 hours to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 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.

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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'.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Parental Guidance (PG) for Mild fantasy violence and sexual references.


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


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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