Nintendo have released quite a few Wii U ports on Nintendo Switch. Considering the fact that the Wii U wasn't exactly Nintendo's most popular console, this is great. It means these games get a new lease of life on the Switch and people that didn't own a Wii U finally have the chance to play these games.
There are some games that Nintendo is still planning to put onto the Switch. Games like Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE are set to be released on the system in the near future, and fans of these games just can't wait to see them ported to a new console. When they come out, it'll finally be time to put away the Wii U once and for all... almost. There are still quite a few games that Nintendo seems to have forgotten are in the Wii U's library that still need to be released on the Nintendo Switch, from familiar classics to more obscure gems.
10 Fatal Frame: Maiden Of Black Water
The Fatal Frame series of survival horror games made its debut back in 2001, when the first game in the series was released on the PlayStation 2. The most recent release in this series, the fifth main installment, is Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water.
This horror game takes place on the fictional Hikami Mountain, a place that has gotten a serious reputation for being the home of all manner of spooks. The game follows three different characters: Yuri Kozukata, Ren Hojo, Miu Hinasaki, daughter of Miku Hinasaki who has appeared in other games in the series.
9 Kirby And The Rainbow Curse
There have been Kirby games released on several platforms over the years. Kirby has become an icon in the world of video games and has even appeared in other games like the Super Smash Bros. games. While there are Kirby games on the Nintendo Switch, there's one that Nintendo has left behind on the Wii U that desperately needs to be brought back.
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse was released as a follow-up game to the Nintendo DS game Kirby: Canvas Curse. In this game, Kirby is having a peaceful day in Dream Land when suddenly, a hole appears and drains all the color out of Dream Land. A paintbrush fairy explains to Kirby that someone evil has taken the color out of Planet Popstar and Kirby has to go and get it back.
8 The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword was released both for the Wii and the Wii U. The Legend of Zelda isn't a series that is under-represented on the Switch. The console launched with the fantastic Breath of the Wild, and other games like Cadence of Hyrule and Link's Awakening have been brought to the Switch recently.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is a game that takes place back at the very beginning of the Legend of Zelda timeline. The game introduces the myths and legends about the Triforce and starts with Link as a knight-in-training. After Zelda is taken up to the clouds of Skyloft, it's up to Link to save her.
7 Super Mario 3D World
Super Mario 3D World was released on the Wii U in 2011. This game follows Mario as he travels through the Sprixie Kingdom, trying to save all the Sprixies from Bowser. This game is a unique one because it introduced the Super Bell power-up, which transforms Mario into a cat.
This game received acclaim from critics and gamers for its unique art style and super fun storyline. Nintendo even used the Super Bell power-up in Super Mario Maker 2 on the Switch, so it's obvious that Nintendo definitely knows how popular this game is. Nevertheless, this game was still left on the Wii U instead of being brought to the Switch.
6 Affordable Space Adventures
Next, we'd like to salute Wii U's forgotten line-up with our pick of the Wii U eShop. Affordable Space Adventures is a game that was released on the digital store in 2015. This puzzle adventure game was a pretty popular one among people who had a Wii U, even though it was only released as a digital download and has never been released on any other consoles.
Affordable Space Adventures is a puzzle-style game in which the player controls a character who purchased a space adventure from a company that recently started taking customers to another planet. Unfortunately, the spaceship crashes and leaves them stranded on the strange planet.
5 The Wonderful 101
The Wonderful 101 is a Wii U game that was released around the world in 2013. The game takes place during a war between the people of Earth and an alien species from another planet. Luckily for the humans living on Earth, the Wonderful Ones are here to save the day.
The Wonderful Ones are a group of superheroes that can team up and come together to become extra strong, using their powers in tandem to defeat the aliens that threaten life on Earth. This game was pretty well-liked among gamers and only drew much criticism because of the learning curve involved. Still, it's one that could do well if brought to the Nintendo Switch.
4 The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is the 13th game that was released in the Zelda franchise. This game was released on both the Nintendo GameCube and the Wii U, but hasn't been ported to any systems since then. Considering Nintendo recently brought Link's Awakening to the Nintendo Switch, could we see more older Zelda games brought to the system too?
Twilight Princess was a great success, boasting a darker aesthetic and unique mechanics. This game follows Link after he's pulled into the Twilight Realm and transformed into a wolf. With the help of Midna, he's turned back into a Hylian and saves Zelda.
3 Pikmin 3
Even though the Pikmin series has been around since 2001, it's one that seems to have been completely forgotten by most gamers. Is this because games like Pikmin 3 were left on the Wii U and not ported to other game consoles? It definitely didn't help.
Pikmin 3 was released in 2013 and is the third game in the franchise. In this game, the player controls up to 100 little creatures known as Pikmin. The player uses these Pikmin to explore the game and, through the abilities of these plant-like beings, discover the secrets of the world in which the game is set. Pikmin can do a lot of things for the player, like collect items, defeat enemies, and build bridges to help you keep on exploring the world.
2 Star Fox Zero
Star Fox Zero was the sixth game in the Star Fox franchise and was released alongside Star Fox Guard in 2016 on the Wii U. It's safe to say that Nintendo has definitely not forgotten about the Star Fox series as a whole, since characters from this series have been prominent in the Super Smash Bros. franchise, but it does seem that Nintendo has forgotten about this installment in the series.
The game is pretty similar to other Star Fox games, in that the player controls Fox McCloud and pilots his Airwing through each level to take on enemies. This game received fairly mixed reviews, but is unique and shouldn't be left behind on the Wii U.
1 The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker was released in 2002 on the Nintendo GameCube and an HD remaster was then released in 2013 on the Wii U.
Toon Link, the version of Link that appears in this game, is in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, so there's no reason Nintendo should leave this game on the Wii U. The game is set on Outset Island and is a favorite of many Zelda fans because of the uniquely charming art style and fun gameplay.