Top Wii U Games of 2013

If you have not had a chance to try out the Wii U yet and are thinking of getting one…  I just want to say that this game system is perfect for the whole family.   Yes, you are not playing hard core games where you have to turn them off if your child comes in the room.  These are games that the whole family will enjoy.  Fabulous for family nights!

It is much different then what I expected.  I loved the big controller with screen on there which gives you the option to play on it plus some other goodies that you can use it for like GOLFING, which is my favorite!  I believe that game is coming out soon.  You can also use your old Wii controllers and then they also have Pro controllers which look similar to the most common controllers out there.  So your whole family can play!


I was one of the lucky ones that was chosen to meet the COO of Nintendo America, Reggie beginning of December and was able to try out the Wii U.  I was very pleasantly surprised on all that you can do with it.  And I love love love that they have my favorite game of all time Mario!  YAY!  It is actually called  Super Mario 3D World.

So here is a video on some top picks of the Wii U games out there…

You can also have a chance to win some great Wii U gifts if you tweet…

@Nintendo America My pick for #BestofWiiU is _______.  #NintendoMinute


Also, please find below some information about their highly recommended recent releases for Wii U – these games are recommended for the whole family, from around ages 6 and up:


I have also included a video for the Nintendo 2DS system, a great option for the younger, entry-level gamer (ages 5 and up) – a great way to get the little ones into the world of gaming – and it plays all 3DS games, as well! I like this for younger hands so you don’t have to worry about them breaking it by opening it to hard like on the 3D and 3DS.  Currently retailing for 129.99


Wii U Features

The new Wii UTM console introduces the Wii UTM GamePad, a controller with a 6.2-inch touch screen that redefines how people interact with their games, their entertainment and one another. In addition to introducing new ways to play, Wii U also offers users a variety of features to enhance the overall experience.

Miiverse:  MiiverseTM is an online gaming community that is built directly into the Wii U system. It lets gamers from around the world share experiences, discuss games and discover new content. Using their personalized MiiTM characters, players enter Miiverse and see games, applications or entertainment content that they and their friends enjoy and are interested in learning more about. They can also see what their friends are playing or discussing. From there, they can challenge their friends to play together, ask a question about a difficult level or discover new elements of their favorite games that they never knew existed. After a notable achievement or other share-worthy moment, players can pause their game or application and seamlessly post messages to the Miiverse community.

Video Entertainment:  Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus and YouTube all take advantage of the integrated second-screen experience on Wii U. Availability of the services varies country by country. Users should check with their service providers for more information.

Nintendo TVii:  This service enables consumers in the United States and Canada to find, watch and engage with TV shows, movies and sports in entirely new ways. Using the GamePad, Nintendo TVii can browse programming from sources they subscribe to, including cable and satellite channels, video-on-demand services, and even their recorded TiVo shows. Once they find something to watch, they can use the GamePad to start the program or set a DVR recording. While watching live TV, viewers can also use the GamePad to engage and share with family or friends.

Nintendo eShop:  The digital storefront for Wii U offers a variety of content that people can download and enjoy. Consumers can also purchase and download select games at the same time they become available at retail stores.

Video Chat Feature:  Using the built-in camera of the Wii U GamePad controller, consumers can communicate in a real-time video call with friends who also have a Wii U system.

Note: Some features require broadband Internet access.

Internet Browser:  Wii U comes with a browser that lets users surf the Web from the comfort of their couches. Users can browse purely on the GamePad while watching a program on TV. Additionally, they can pause a game, launch the browser and search for something, and then re-enter the game right where they left off.

TV Remote:  The Wii U GamePad can also function as an infrared TV remote that enables consumers to conveniently change channels, adjust volume or display a programming guide. It is compatible with most cable and satellite providers’ set-top boxes and most TV brands. Functionality may vary by country.

Near-Field Communication (NFC):  The Wii U GamePad has the ability to communicate wirelessly with compatible objects that are held above it. This ability introduces a variety of interesting possibilities for games and activities. More information about this feature will be announced at a later date.



About Leslie Pleasants

Leslie Pleasants is the founder of Today's Every Mom. Inspired by her own busy life with kiddos she set out to create a spot where Moms of any stage or age could find relevant and resourceful advice.