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Categories > Nintendo Wii U Games > XSEED Games > Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - 'Risky Beats' Edition - Nintendo Wii U

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Fantastic edition of a fantastic game! And NewEgg got it to me fast :)
Pros: Ordered it, checked Super Eggsaver Shipping (I'm cheap and patient), and got it surprisingly fast. I can't recall, but I feel like it was 2 days later. At any rate, even if it took longer - and I've definitely had games and stuff from NewEgg take longer than that via Super Eggsaver - they always come through with quality packaging and the game itself was in great condition.

The game, by the way, is EXCELLENT. Wayforward's been one of the best and most consistent developers for, like, 20+ years now. Shantae's been their crown jewel over that time, but they've also done great original and licensed games - Contra 4. Double Dragon NEON, Bloodrayne Betrayal, DuckTales Remastered, Sigma Star Saga, Mighty Switch Force, Mighty Flip Champs, Aliens Infestation, etc. Thanks to Kickstarter, this is the first time they've been able to produce a Shantae for consoles/PC first, instead of handhelds, and they took the opportunity to make one heck of a gorgeous sidescroller! If you've never played one of the Shantae titles, think of them as the modern successor to the Monster World/Wonder Boy games, particularly Monster World IV (which in and of itself is a gem worth hunting down on consoles/PCs these days). You play as a half genie girl who's the protector of a little Arabian-inspired port city called Scuttle Town, and she's constantly butting heads with the pirate lady Risky Boots. You go on an adventure that spans several varied areas throughout "Sequin Land", which - like in the Monster World games (or Sega Disney classic, Quackshot) - have tons and tons of alternate paths you can't get to until you later return with new abilities. In Shantae's case, animal transformations that completely change your platforming abilities. Some games in the series are more like dumb Metroidvanias (with HORRIBLE maps), but the better two (this and Shantae and the Pirate's Curse) opt for a map screen a la the aforementioned Quackshot.

The action feels great, the presentation is phenomenal - this uses a newer version of their engine from DuckTales Remastered, so it has high-res hand-animated sprites over 3D environmental assets ("2.5D" in some circles). The music is amazing too; Jake Kaufman (a.k.a. "Virt") is composer here, as he has been for all of Shantae's titles and most of Wayforward's titles in general (you may also remember him for scoring such games as Shovel Knight, Crypt of the Necrodancer, or the "Wild West Earthbound" Boot Hill Heroes), and his funky, poppy chiptunes bring a ton of energy to every moment in this game. They're gonna be stuck in your head for a looong time, though this isn't his best soundtrack (Pirate's Curse and Mighty Switch Force 2 are better imho). I really can't give enough credit to the design here too - the levels, the pacing, the setpieces and bosses, the pathing through everything; you're constantly going to be engaged while playing this. You'll be earning jewels to buy upgrades, you'll be finding new transformations and then heading off to get to previously seen but inaccessible areas, you'll be platforming your fingers off with really tight, well designed set piece sequences and more. You'll also be enjoying the story, which is well written with snappy, clever dialogue and a cast of affable, likeable characters. If you've never played one of these before, you're in a for an absolute treat. They're fantastic titles and this is the second best one in the series by far. Pirate's Curse is the best, but this is a better entry point. The original - for Game Boy Color - is actually not that great on its own and is only impressive in the content of being on the GBC. While the second title, Risky's Revenge, is just not up to the standards of the newer two and has some legit problems.

A great game, and came in great condition. Also, if you're wondering, the CD in this version - the "Risky Beats" Edition - is the full soundtrack. Not some cheap 4-song collection, like some CDs that come with games. It is a really great extra, because as I said before, its got a hell of a soundtrack.
Cons: There's one part in the game that drove me nuts for an hour or two. Finding the Wizard hiding in Mermaid Falls, which requires an uncanny attention to detail for the player to notice a tunnel entry point for the tiny mouse form to enter. It is so easily missable, its not even funny. Had to look up a walkthrough on Youtube, and drove me nuts that I had to do so. Its so out of place.

No complaints with the game a whole, or the shipping, or as a package. Got it in excellent condition; everything was perfecto!
Other Thoughts: I can't recommend this game enough and I would buy it again... I might buy it again, give the copy to my sister or someone. And I have no problem with getting more games from NewEgg :)
Reviewed By:VINCENT V.,2/7/2017 8:14:14 AM
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Categories > Nintendo Wii U Games > Warner Brothers > LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Nintendo Wii U

Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1 Glitches
Pros: It's Star Wars and Lego!
Cons: The game is really bad about glitches. A search on the web revealed that this is a common issue that generally occurs when accessing the Extras menu. In my case, it happens about 10 minutes into game play the first time to have to press L. It freezes and emits a high pitch squealing noise. You have to power off the Wii to get it unstuck. NewEgg will not allow me to return it so I'm stuck with a game that can't be played.
Reviewed By:David S.,12/27/2016 12:52:37 PM
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Categories > Nintendo Wii U Games > Nintendo > Pokken Tournament - Nintendo Wii U

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 LOVE IT!
Pros: Super fast shipping, great game if you're a pokemon fan, a tekken fan, or just looking for a different battle/dueling system for pokemon instead of the old, bland, stand there and pick a move style. Active dodge, grapples, air combos, just about anything you can think of in a modern dueling gaming.
Cons: Only part I don't like is with the in-game battle system, elements no longer really matter, your "super effective" is just a critical hit for counting a block or parry or grapple, the "triangle" as the tutorial calls it.
Other Thoughts: Most definitely recommend this product!
Reviewed By:Terrance H.,9/21/2016 4:35:58 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week.
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Categories > Nintendo Wii U Games > Nintendo > Yoshi Woolly World Bundle - Nintendo Wii U

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Bought as a gift for my daughter
Pros: She loves playing the game and gets many hours of enjoyment out of it.
Cons: None
Reviewed By:Danny J.,2/23/2016 11:56:53 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
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Categories > Nintendo Wii U Games > Nintendo > Mario Party 10 Nintendo Wii U

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 One of the best Mario Party!
Pros: Kids have a blast with this game. It is great o get a group together even the un experience video gamers! Mario Party is a hit for everyone.
Cons: No much to complain about. May be a little easier settings for the real younger kids so they have a better chance at winning.
Other Thoughts: Buy it its worth every penny!
Reviewed By:Gregory M.,2/4/2016 8:28:17 PM
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Categories > Nintendo Wii U Games > Nintendo > Yoshi Woolly World Bundle - Nintendo Wii U

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Great game kids love it
Pros: Kids just love it. Has a really easy setting to play on so it makes it fun for younger inexperienced kids.
Cons: A little repetitive. After a while the kids start to get bored.
Other Thoughts: Great for a Mario collector!
Reviewed By:Gregory M.,2/4/2016 8:14:41 PM
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Categories > Nintendo Wii U Games > Ubisoft > ZombiU Wii U Games

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 underrated game
Pros: this was a fun challenging game that keeps you on your toes with surprises around corners and unexpected challenges. makes great use of the game pad. the story isn't bad either. played it through several times. surprised it didn't do better.
Cons: can't save except at certain points.
Reviewed By:Anonymous,11/27/2015 6:52:15 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product more than 1 year.
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Categories > Nintendo Wii U Games > Nintendo > Super Mario Maker Nintendo Wii U

Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4 Good game.
Pros: Can make your own Mario levels. Can make them using 1 of 4 styles. Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros 3, Super Mario World, and New Super Mario Bros U. Can make them on the ground, underground, underwater, inside Bowser's castle or on an airship. Can use Amiibos (hope thats spelled right) to give mario costumes (only in Super Mario Bros style). Gameplay (along with graphics and sound) is different depending on style. Can upload your courses (via Miiverse) and play other peoples courses).
Cons: Have to unlock some features. Cant get all things in Mario such as half way flags, Hidden Exits, Ice Flowers and more. The low system specs can (though rarely) get in the way for example you cant have more then 3 bowsers in your lever (which stinks because i always wanted to have a lakitu who throws giant flying Bowsers.)
Other Thoughts: The photos at the top are outdated. Also both a pro and a con: You can make custom sound effects but when playing a level made by someone else it is replaced by a parrot squawk. Stops bad content but can create some limits.
Reviewed By:Anonymous,10/24/2015 3:24:13 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
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Categories > Nintendo Wii U Games > Nintendo > Splatoon Nintendo Wii U

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Way Better then Call of Duty
Pros: Great game. Very Original. The story is fun. The backstory is rich. Lots of weapons such as blasters that shoot explodeing globs of ink, Paintbrushes (called inkbrushes) to even gatling guns! (splatings), of course also machine guns (shooters) and snipers (chargers). These of course all fire ink. Really for everyone from kids to adults. 3 Ranked modes: Tower Control (similar to TF2 payload), Splat Zones (similar to king of the hill), and Rainmaker (similar to capture the flag) along with turf war the signature mode. Along with frequent updates. When waiting to get in a online match you can play the 8-bit squid jump minigame (which can be played any time in the lobby.)
Cons: 1: Every 4 hours there are two maps choosen for turf war and two choosen for ranked. The ranked mode also changes. You can only do modes and the maps for that mode unless you are doing a private match with your friend.
2: Story Mode is a little short.
3: The "bubbler" and "Kraken" are super OP (overpowered).
Other Thoughts: Great game. Beats CoD or even battlefield anyday. Just as a note the story mode contains what i would describe as "mild suggestive themes". It is the most mild er mildness i have ever seen. It is VERY mild and hard to notice. Anyone who does care about that stuff (and too few people care) shouldnt really worry too much. Story isnt even needed to play to do online. However some weapons can only be used if you have reached select points in story.
Reviewed By:Anonymous,9/3/2015 6:20:46 PM
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Categories > Nintendo Wii U Games > Nintendo > Splatoon Nintendo Wii U

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 One of the best shooters I've ever played.
Pros: Gameplay is highly addictive and a fresh new twist to the Shooter genre.
Cultivates everyone of all skill levels.
An amazing array of weapons since the August update ranging from guns(blasters) such as sub machine guns to more unique weapons like buckets and paintbrushes.
Fun to use sub weapons to help spread your ink such as bombs and sprinklers, which can lead to the even more fun special weapons such as shields, bazookas, locators, and the powerful Kraken!
A wide selection of clothing with special attributes which slightly boost your performance and efficiency.
Smooth online performance with four different modes such as the signature Turf War, as well as Tower Control, King of the Hill, and Rainmaker. (keep that gamepad charged)
Gyroscope controls are very useful and fun once you've gotten the hang of it.
An amazing community full of creative and funny members.
FREE updates which expand the games content.
Cons: You can only play one mode in ranked matches until the game switches the modes.
You can only play on two maps on turf war or ranked matches.
No proper way of communicating with your team.
Single Player mode is pretty short.
Weapon layout depends on what main weapon you choose and is not customizable.
Attributes on clothing are randomized.
Other Thoughts: Splatoon is a must have for Wii U owners. An amazing new twist on the shooter genre where winning is based on how much of a mess you can make and how well you can use your ink based arsenal. While the single player is fun and interesting, the online is where it's at. This game is incredibly addicting and you will find yourself sinking hours of your time to outsmart, out play, and out ink your opponents. You will also be immersed into the world of Splatoon with the variety of charming, "punny" characters, especially the ink idols, Callie and Marie. Whether you win or lose, you'll be having too much fun to care.
Reviewed By:Anonymous,8/16/2015 7:01:34 PM
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