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The Wonderful 101 Review

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Posted: 12 months ago, last updated 7 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

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

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Release Date: 23/08/2013

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PC and PlayStation 4

Genres: Action, Adventure and Fighting

Developer: @PlatinumGames

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CommitmentCommitment

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.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+.

 

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'.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

The Wii U has some limited settings, such as disabling rumble and selecting mono audio. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping)... read more about system accessibility settings.


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