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The Wonderful 101 (Nintendo Wii U)

by Nintendo
Nintendo Wii U
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo Wii U
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • Release Date: 23 Aug 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,136 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Product Description

Strength in Numbers

Earth is under attack from an invasion of enormous aliens, and the only thing that can protect the planet is a group of unlikely, yet mighty, heroes with special abilities. Unfortunately, the aliens are too powerful for the heroes to fight individually. They must join forces and work together to defeat their common enemy. These uniquely different

heroes can morph into powerful weapons to crush the invaders or turn into objects like a giant fist or bridge to interact with and traverse the environments.

  • Players must explore each stage to find helpless citizens and recruit them to join their army of heroes. The more heroes you gather, the greater your Special Morph Powers will be.
  • Players can use the Wii U GamePad’s touch screen to command heroes such as Bonzai Man, Vending Machine Man and even Toilet Bowl Man. Heroes can also morph into gelatin to guard themselves from enemy attacks.
  • Players can also use the GamePad to explore areas unseen on the TV screen and solve puzzle elements.
  • PlatinumGames, known for hit titles like Bayonetta and MadWorld, has partnered with Nintendo to apply its unique talent to the development of one of the first games for Wii U.

Product Description

Nintendo 2321746 - WII U WONDERFUL 101

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In a word. Wonderful! 24 Aug 2013
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The Wonderful 101 is the newest title from Platinum Games (Bayonetta, Metal Gear Rising) and published by Nintendo.

The plot essentially revolves around a group of people collectively titled the Wonderful 100 (the extra 1 is YOU!) who are given Superpowers via medallions around their necks which allow them Superhuman powers to take on an Alien threat.

Gameplay. You start each mission with a handful of people and as you explore the world you recruit more, think of it more like Little King's Story or Pikmin, each of the main characters allow you to have different attacks, for example Wonder-Red uses a giant fist, which can be used not only to attack enemies but also to turn valves. Wonder-Blue turns people into swords, which can slash at enemies while also picking locks.

To gain these 'wonderful' abilities you need to are required to either draw symbols on the stylus or use the R stick, personally I found it better to mix it up to accomplish this as some symbols are awkward with the stick.

Controls overall in the game take a little getting used to, but ultimately are fine. I found a few people getting frustrated with the game and blaming the controls rather than their own lack of skill.

Combat in the game is similar to a lot of Platinum games with some new things mixed in, you have your different attacks however simply attacking is not enough as you'll be required to block and dodge, however to do this you will be required to spend at the shop in between levels.

This is a Platinum game through and through, expect the game to hold your hand and you'll quickly find that you'll struggle with it. However if you don't mind hard work and learning about things for yourself you'll find this title far more rewarding.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic. 23 Aug 2013
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This is what the Wii U has been waiting for an exclusive that will make you buy one. The game is really good, yes there are a few fiddly bits but they are not enough to stop this game from being great fun. The characters are crazy but this just's makes the game even more fascinating. If you own a Wii U then in my opinion this is a just have.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Innovative Gaming Japanese Style 23 Aug 2013
By Darren
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I remember the reveal of the Wii U and Nintendo showing off a very quick clip of The Wonderful 101 (for the sake of the review I am typing TW101). I immediately thought it appeared to be a clone of Pikmin with superheroes. Up to the demo launching on the Nintendo Wii U eshop I admit I had the same misconception about the game, this is nothing like Pikmin.

Sitting down with the demo I was head kicked as enemies beat me up, sent me flying across the screen and the other 100 followers didn't seem to even care... I got extremely frustrated quickly and thought I am not buying this game!

I then watched a video on the game, a rather behind the scenes development glimpse and I caught sight of a developer playing a level; he was attacking and swiping at the Wii U gamepad quickly connecting Unite morphs one after the other and then I realised I hadn't even considered doing that.

Anyway here I am with a copy of the game a few days before release and I am over the moon with the experience. Think of it as a Power Rangers Hyper extreme over the top eye feast, that while not graphically the most impressive game on Wii U it certainly is one that utilises the Wii U system perfectly.

If you have played a Platinum Games title before you will know that they are experts in fighting mechanics, what I have come to love about TW101 is that the game rewards your experimentation allowing you to pull off extreme combos as your men and women morph into giant fists and then swords in seconds.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I'll just be focusing on the technical aspects of the product.


- Case, cover, game disc and manual.


- The controls of W101 are great, everything works smoothly although if you're planning to buy this game please try the demo first and learn how the controls properly work because this isn't your typical game where you jump in and know how everything works -- Nope, Wonderful 101 makes you want to play the game how it was intended otherwise you'll just die and eventually give up due to your own fault. Don't let this happen.

- In Wonderful 101 you can either use the Wii U GamePad or the Wii U Pro Controller, and it's not necessary to pick up the GamePad for additional screen because it's possible to bring up a little box with it and then hide it away when not needed.

- I'd recommend the Pro Controller over the GamePad because it lasts for 80h-90h of battery whereas the GamePad needs to be recharged every 3-4 hours which isn't comforting, though its advantage is that you can play the whole game on the GamePad without the TV on.


- They look absolutely stunning in HD with its cartoony and shiny look, I'd hope that by the cartoon-ish graphics it wouldn't be a reason for someone to ignore it (people are quick to judge it's insane).


- Sometimes the camera is unable to track your every move so you'll be wondering at least a couple of times where your character is localised, but once you catch up with its pace this isn't an issue any more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful is right
Wonderful is right, this game is fantastic.

The game is a bit misleading with it's outwards appearance having more in common with games like Devil May Cry or Bayonetta... Read more
Published 5 days ago by Brinton Roach
2.0 out of 5 stars Weird
Tried playing it but I don't understand it and have difficulty playing it not because its difficult , because its weird
Published 6 days ago by Human
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Wonderful
Ok, so as per the norm, I played the demo and wasn't really taken by it. Then I bought Mario Kart 8 with a free game download. Read more
Published 1 month ago by M. Brewster
5.0 out of 5 stars From a Platinum games lover
Well of course I liked it, at first I was skeptical, the new way to play this game was interesting, but not appealing, netherless everything changed when I bought more and more... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Pedro Fernandes
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully 101% mayhem & nuts
At the start it takes a bit getting used 2 and there is a steep learning curve so i urge u 2 play on the dificulty level that suits or it just won't b fun u can always turn it up... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Stewart
5.0 out of 5 stars Different, which means nice!
Great game, quite different from what i usually play, which is by all means a good thing! And if this little gem, managed to draw me out of my Assasin's, Call of Duty's and... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Dimitrios Anagnostopoulos
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun.....
Amazing unique game, you never know what is coming next, can be difficult at times though overall an amazing experience. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Capcomcrazy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game to play that is not your usual experience
This game gives me that lovely feeling of nostalgia, you know the same feeling that you got from watching great shows such as "Star Fleet" and other similar shows. buy it!
Published 4 months ago by d
4.0 out of 5 stars Melting pot of Nintendo games
This games call in first tap for all Nintendo Fan with many gameplay and passag to remember Nintendo Game like Starfox for the Shooter, Punch Out ! Read more
Published 5 months ago by S. Erbay
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic game
Brand new i.p. from Nintendo and Platinum, Fantastic game but definitely not for everyone. This game is hard, it takes time to get used to the controls and feel of the combat. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Ben
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