Wii U Catch-All

They are pre-owned, same chain I got the console from...

Cexy Wii U game prices

Come with guarantee though.

There are a few that creep up to £12/£15 and BotW is £28, but yeah majority are £10, if not under... Lego City £6 for example.

Edit. Ooh, Bayonetta 2 for a fiver. Nope, stop, it's for the boy!

Actually we have an old portable CRT TV in the shed, from my student days. I think it still works, maybe I will keep those VC games on the Wii and set it up in the office

Re-reading I didn't actually see an ask for recommendations...but
Since ya got a kid, I think the Metroid games in Nintendoland are really really good, in fact most of the games on there are pretty good.
The 2d Mario + Luigi DLC should be costing less since it's getting released on Switch.
Bayonetta 2 is only on Wii U.
Star Fox Zero is fun!
Super Mario Maker is probably a must buy.

We got a lot of fun from Nintendo Land. So too, Wii Party U. And, Affordable Space Adventures, was a great co-op experience. I think it may even offer three or four player.

Such good memories with the Wii U.

Warriorpoet897 wrote:

Keep in mind that Wii’s emulation of NES and N64 games is much better than the Wii U’s. I actually left my VC games on my Wii for that reason.

Can you explain that? I never noticed a difference after moving my stuff from Wii to Wii U.

RnRClown wrote:

Affordable Space Adventures, was a great co-op experience. I think it may even offer three or four player.

I think I might actually have the Humble key for this from an old Nintendo Bundle.

RolandofGilead wrote:

Re-reading I didn't actually see an ask for recommendations...but
Since ya got a kid, I think the Metroid games in Nintendoland are really really good, in fact most of the games on there are pretty good.
The 2d Mario + Luigi DLC should be costing less since it's getting released on Switch.
Bayonetta 2 is only on Wii U.
Star Fox Zero is fun!
Super Mario Maker is probably a must buy.

I was on the fence about getting a Wii U for a long time so have kept an eye on the first party stuff over time, so know what's around big hitter wise, but yeah the less obvious hidden gems be very keen to hear about thanks.

Nintendoland wasn't on the radar to pick up but I think it's about £5 now pre-owned so will pick up and can give it a try.

I'm heading into town today, because I know there's a copy of BotW in Cex and want to be sure of picking it up at a decent price before bday. I'll see what else they've got in.

Oh and Mario Maker, he has the 2ds version - worth the double dip?

Blind_Evil wrote:
Warriorpoet897 wrote:

Keep in mind that Wii’s emulation of NES and N64 games is much better than the Wii U’s. I actually left my VC games on my Wii for that reason.

Can you explain that? I never noticed a difference after moving my stuff from Wii to Wii U.

The Wii U VC is darker and muddier and had a weird washed out look on NES games apparently due to some sort of anti aliasing you can’t turn off. There’s also noticeable input lag on N64 games.

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Breath of the Wild, Super Mario 3D World and Mario Kart 8 purchased. That'll do for the Bday.

All for under £50, job done...

...until Christmas.

Bubblefuzz wrote:

Breath of the Wild, Super Mario 3D World and Mario Kart 8 purchased. That'll do for the Bday.

All for under £50, job done...

...until Christmas.

Hehe I too have a birthday near Christmas.
Now that I read all this though, I think he's got enough videogames without Super Mario Maker. I dunno, I was always entertaining myself.

But if he likes being imaginative and creative (as opposed to being more action-oriented), Super Mario Maker is worth the double dip because only then can he make levels.

LEGOs are expensive last time I checked but an amazing creative outlet, I was basically making my own toys after putting them together according to the instructions the first time, looking over it appreciatively, then tearing it down.

Well, I might get him Lego City: Undercover on the Wii U and a physical Lego City set to go with it. How's that?

To be fair we're pretty good at balancing video games with off screen stuff. Crates of lego dominate a corner of our living room, much of which is 80's stuff passed down from the partner of a friend. We did manage to keep a big Sensei Wu dragon intact on a shelf for over a year, but even that has been scrapped and incorporated into the boxes of random now.

Purchasing and playing board games mainly to encourage non screen family time has actually led to me getting into tabletop gaming in a fairly big way myself, to a point where it's almost on a par with the video games as a pastime at the moment. So yeah Christmas gaming pressies are on the cards, just mainly of the non screen kind. My own Christmas wishlist to my family basically read "board games" along with "a watch that doesn't read my heart rate, doesn't tell me how many steps I've taken or calories burned, or how many minutes I've been active that day, or how good a sleeps I've had etc etc... but is just a watch, with at most a stopwatch / timer incorporated, just so I don't have to look at my phone every time I want to tell the time. Pretty sure the watch is happening, I moan about it enough* Yay!

*Oh dear, I've done it again, in a Wii U thread, oops. Apologies.

Back on track... Today it's test the Wii U time and see what needs doing to have it be a quick plug in and play come birthday morning.