Most Overrated Wii U Games

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In honor of the Nintendo Switch hitting the shelves in a couple of weeks, here are the most overrated games from Nintendo's 8th gen console, the Wii U.

The Top Ten

1 Mario Kart 8

Okay, we get it, you hate Mario Kart 8 for reasons a triggered 6 year old would hate something for. Can you stop shoving it down our throats now? (No offense. Sometimes you tick me off.) - DCfnaf

@Seventies-Music-Fan You are voluntarily clicking the reply button on his comments and consciously reading my critical comments. You don't have to do that and you can just move along with your life ignoring me. However, you don't because you think that shoving your beliefs down my throat is going to make me like this list. - DCfnaf

Worst roster ever! Eliminate Pink baby gold Cat clone peach #112012312.

You guys are clearly children. Nobody gives a crap about the roster. - DCfnaf

My most favorite racing game ever. - HeavyDonkeyKong

I feel like I'm getting tortured by all this, "So overrated! " crap. - TristGamer

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2 Mario Party 10

The graphics are standard for the Wii U, you still don't get the car item removed so you can move around the board, Princess Peach and Princess Daisy still have their overly excruciating, overly stereotypical princess dresses/voices and there is little innovation at most. I prefer Classic Mario over Modern Mario.

Actually, I am glad that none of you care. After all, voice acting does not make the game. Gameplay does. I just felt as if I had to give proof and detail.

I don't think you know what overrated means. It means it gets too much PRAISE. This game gets none. - DCfnaf

Yeah, I like the franchise (mainly the 2nd game) but this is considered one of the worst games the Wii U offered. - DCfnaf

It isn't as great as it seems - YOSHIA2121

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3 New Super Mario Bros.U

Sure it is good but it repeats the same formula the three predecessors did and just added a few minor new elements. - Seventies-Music-Fan

Mario Kart 8 And Smash Also Have The Formulas as The Previous Installments - VideoGamefan5

Why did a comment that is simply "New Super Mario Bros. U is better than Super Mario Bros. 3" get liked?! I give Super Mario games released in the 20th Century an A. I give New Super Mario Bros. U a B-. I'll admit. I am a half-nostalgiatard.

Yeah I Agree, This Game Rules, but Is Overrated - VideoGamefan5

While it's not a bad game and it's fun like most Mario games, it was not very innovative. It feels too much like the previous NSMB games, especially NSMB Wii.

4 Star Fox Zero

This game is what I feared it would be. A decent but unremarkable clone of Star Fox 64. It's the 2010's. Do something new (other than a controller gimmick) - marmalade_skies

Seriously, Why do people like this? - VideoGamefan5

Such a shame. This could have been a great game if it didn't try to be too fancy with its controls. - Entranced98

This game is the biggest letdown and probably killed the Starfox series.

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5 Super Smash Bros Wii U

I like this game, but can do without all the arguing, bullying, and shipping. Which only got worse when two characters who would have fit in much better in Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale if any game of that type (yes I know Bayonetta 2 was Wii U exclusive but the first game wasn't and 2 shouldn't have been Wii U exclusive anyway) ended up in there.

Actually, if anything I think those who bought the game then bought Bayonetta and/or Cloud just to beat up all the other or certain other characters (that actually, you know, CAME WITH THE GAME) are what made this overrated.

I don't think it's overrated. It's a polished game with a large character cast, lots of content. Very balanced compared to previous entries. - marmalade_skies

Just because a game is good does not mean it is not overrated. Thus game has a crazy fanbase. - DaisyandRosalina

A game is still considered overrated if the game itself is fine but has overrated DLC, right? And before certain people leap to a certain character's defense, I mean ALL the DLC is overrated.

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6 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

I hate it because it didn't have Candy Kong

It sucked compared to NSMB you can't even get powers its just lame monkeys with times events. Generic, boring. NEXT.

Donkey Kong Country games are overrated.

Bored me to tears same game since 1990s.

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7 Pokken Tournament

I honestly don't see how this game wasn't made sooner. The combat idea behind it was so obvious. - Mcgillacuddy

This game is amazing why is it in the list?!

Meh, Nice Graphics But The Game Lacks a lot - VideoGamefan5

Got bored almost emidietly

8 Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Actually, Nintendo and SEGA were sexist in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, especially in the London one whereas if a character were a gender, every other teammate they have is no different gender. Girls' Story *cough cough*

Pretty much, nobody liked this game. - TristGamer

I'm pretty sure no one likes this. - DCfnaf

I kinda liked it. I guess I liked having Wario and Eggman on the same team. - Wereweegee

They still decided that at least one female Mario character should not interact with a male Sonic character, eh? Either way, I don't like this game at all. We already have the real Olympics. What is the reason of no Super Mario/Sonic (platformer) crossovers?! >:(

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9 Paper Mario: Color Splash

Literally this list shows how underrated the Wii U itself is because even only focusing on the Wii U, most of these games listed are very underrated or hated by everyone. Seriously. - Rue

This game is so boring like really boring - VideoGamefan5

Sticker Star sucks, this, is just lame. - TristGamer

Top 5 Best Mario RPGs

1. Paper Mario (A for the story, A+ for the presentation and A+ for the gameplay, 10/10 overall)
2. Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the Seven Stars (A for the story, A+ for the presentation and A+ for the gameplay, 10/10 overall)
3. Super Paper Mario (A for the story, A for the presentation and A for the gameplay, 9/10 overall)
4. Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (A- for the story, A+ for the presentation and A for the gameplay, 9/10 overall)
5. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (A- for the story, A+ for the presentation and A for the gameplay, 9/10 overall)

Honorable Mention: Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (A for the story, A- for the presentation and A+ for the gameplay, 9/10 overall)

Top 5 Worst Mario RPGs

1. Paper Mario: Sticker Star (F for the story, C- for the presentation and D- for the gameplay, 3/10 overall)
2. Paper Mario: Color Splash (B+ for the story, B+ for the presentation and a C+ for the gameplay, 7/10 ...more

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10 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Boy was this a disappointment. It was released at full-price in 2016 and it looks on par with an Xbox 360 game from 2008. Not only that but (unlike in Wind Waker HD) the gameplay wasn't changed much. The MIDI soundtrack is still there. The tears of light were 10% shorter, but the first 4 hours of the game is still really slow. Not much new content. It should've been $30 - not $60. - marmalade_skies

This game actually is overrated, it's because people thought this was zelda wii u (now known as breath of the wild), but instead we got this game to replace it - VideoGamefan5

Do we really need remakes of original games? - The Ultimate Daredevil

The Contenders

11 New Super Luigi U

It's just new super mario bros u but with luigi, seriously, who would pay 50 or 60 dollars for this game? - VideoGamefan5

It's a harder clone of another game!... did anyone seriously want this? - mattstat716

You can get this game WITH NSMBU! , this list...I'm dying as I read it more and more. - DCfnaf

Probably my favorite NSMB game. It provides a great challenge.

12 Super Mario 3D World

ABSOLUTELY NOT! This game was great! - DCfnaf

What do you know about "overrated"? You think that games that are universally hated are overrated all... - DCfnaf

Awesome graphics

Yea a Super Mario 3D Land Ripoff + Cat suit and graphics. (Just what everyone wanted) Sarcasm Alert

13 Minecraft: Wii U Edition

I can't believe I forgot to put this, minecraft is so overrated - VideoGamefan5

All Minecraft is overrated

What?

14 Bayonetta 2

Everyone acts as if this entire series was the first ever to have a female protagonist that wasn't one that wasn't a choice among males (e.g. Chun-Li in "Street Fighter" or Zoey in "Left 4 Dead"), was obviously a woman from the start (unlike Samus in the original "Metroid" though by now her gender is common knowledge), and this wasn't because it was a tie-in game for a movie or whatever that already had a female protagonist (e.g. "Alien Triolgy" or any "Sailor Moon" game). It's not. Even looking past the main character's gender, there's really nothing all that special or groundbreaking here, just a rip-off of "Devil May Cry".

Look, I tried, I really did, but I just can't see what everyone else sees in this game other than (whether due for perverted reasons or misguided feminism) the title character herself.

In a world where "South Park" has been around for twenty years now, why is over-the-top crap like this still worshiped and seen as "groundbreaking"?

Proof that these days a game, movie, or T.V. show need only star a member of a "historically oppressed" group (and yes women do fall into that category) and it's automatically great, perfect, wonderful, etc. no matter what else.

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15 Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash

Definitely doesn't deserve the hype it got. All graphics, no gameplay. - Entranced98

Umm, who would want a tennis game? The only time people watch tennis is at the Olympics. - TristGamer

This game is BORING, just plain dull - VideoGamefan5

I can do without the existence of the most of Mario Sports.

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16 Splatoon

Awesome game, but people are going crazy over it, and the fanart is just as bad as the zootopia fanart - VideoGamefan5

17 Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adventure

It's Minecraft, Need I Say Anything? - VideoGamefan5

Ugh

18 Shovel Knight

More like Underrated - VideoGamefan5

WHY DO VIDEO GAMES LACK UNANIMOUS PRAISE FOR HAVING A RETRO STYLE?! IT'S NOT LJN! SHOVEL KNIGHT DESERVES AN A+! SHOVEL KNIGHT IS SEXY! HIS DEATH BATTLE OPPONENT IS SCROOGE MCDUCK!

19 SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge

This is a wii game, and what do you expect? Of course its bad. It's MODERN NICKELODEON!

This game sucks period - VideoGamefan5

Did you mean to put SpongeBob Heropants on this list? Even Disney Channel is better than Nickelodeon. I heve these reasons such as catfights.

20 Super Mario Maker

This is on the list twice, why?

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1. New Super Mario Bros.U
2. Mario Kart 8
3. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
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3. Star Fox Zero
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