Wii Party U

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Platforms: Nintendo Wii U

Genres: Action, Platform, Puzzle and Racing

Released: October 2013. Added to this library 5 weeks ago, last updated 4 weeks ago.

Overview

Wii Party U is a collections of games to play with families in the same room. Different modes suite different groups and ages but are all light hearted fun and make use of the Wii U Gamepad in creative ways.

While the games are generally of a similar high quality, some have stood out for families. Using the Gamepad between the two players to offer a simple way to play baseball of football in a real novelty. Lost-and-Found Square is another strong game in the collection, where on player uses the Gamepad to see the game world around them and must describe what they see so the other players can use their Wii Remote to locate them from their instructions.

There are five board games where you advance by playing 80 different mini-games in the TV Party section of the game:

  • Highway Rollers (1-4 players, 45 min)
  • GamePad Island (2-4 players, 45 min)
  • Mii Fashion Plaza (1-4 players, 60 min)
  • The Balldozer (1-4 players, 30 min)
  • Teammate Madness/Team Building (1-4 players, 20-30 min)
There are either modes that offer simple fun party games to play in a group in the House Party section of the game:
  • Button Smashers (2-4 players, 5-15 min)
  • Name That Face (3-4 players, 15 min)
  • Lost-and-Found Square (3-4 players, 5-20 min)
  • Sketchy Situation (3-4 players, 20 min)
  • Do U Know Mii? (3-4 players, 30 min)
  • Water Runners (2-4 players, 10 min)
  • Feed Mii! (3-4 players, 15 min)
  • Dance with Mii (2-4 players, 10 min)
There are seven games you play against other people with the Gamepad between you, in the Party section of the game:
  • Tabletop Foosball (1-2 players, 5 min)
  • Tabletop Baseball (1-2 players, 5-10 min)
  • Mii-in-a-Row (1-2 players, 20 min)
  • Tabletop Gauntlet (1-2 players, 5 min)
  • Tabletop Minigames (1-2 players, 5 min)
  • Animal Matchup (2 players, 5-15 min)
  • Puzzle Blockade (2 players, 5-15 min)
There are seven other mini-game collections in the Mini-game section of the game:
  • Minigame Collection (1-4 players, 5 min)
  • Freeplay Challenge (1-4 players, 5-30 min)
  • Bridge Burners (2-4 players co-op, 15 min)
  • Dojo Domination (1 player, 20 min)
  • Battle of the Minigames (1-4 players, 15-25 min)
  • Tabletop Tournament (1-4 players, 10-15 min)
  • Spot the Sneak (2-4 players, 10-20 min)

Commitment

Duration: This game will take between half an hour and 45 minutes to complete. Duration depends on which mode you select and you can find activities to fit your available time and size of group.
 
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. Games are played with one Wii Remote per player in addition to the Gamepad controller.

Costs

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

You can purchase the game with a Motion Plus enhanced Wii Remote in the box.

Ratings

Rated PEGI 3.

ESRB EVERYONE for mild cartoon violence.

Accessibility

System settings: The Wii U has some limited settings, such as disabling rumble and selecting mono audio... read more.


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You could purchase the Motion Plus block and plug it into existing Wii Remote controllers, or purchase updated Wii Remote controllers that included Motion Plus. These newer controllers are indicated by the Motion Plus nomenclature on the bottom. This nuanced motion-controlled continued on to the Wii U in games that used the Wii Remote controls and needed extra fidelity for the player.

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