Although Nintendo has gotten criticism for their use of bringing Wii U games to the Switch, I don’t think it’s a bad idea. The company’s previous system had a plethora of amazing exclusives, and given that many didn’t purchase the console, in turn many gamers were left in the dust. With Switch selling so well, it’s only logical that Nintendo would bring over some hits from the Wii U era. With that said, here are 5 games that would benefit from getting a port to the hybrid console.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
This Mario-spinoff title is a perfect fit for Switch. It featured fantastic puzzles, beautiful visuals, and fun gameplay all around. It’s a niche title on Wii U, and if brought to their current console, could potentially be the beginning of a franchise akin to Donkey Kong Country or the Yoshi series of games. Speaking of Donkey Kong Country…
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
This is one of the better platformers of the last decade, and it’s a shame more people didn’t get their hands on it. Featuring incredible visuals, an adequate story, and unique gameplay, this would be a gem on Switch – especially with the ability to be taken on-the-go.
Xenoblade Chronicles X
With Xenoblade Chronicles 2 highlighting Nintendo’s Holiday 2017 lineup, why not bring over Chronicles X to help bolster sales? It was raved about on Wii U, with some calling it the system’s best game overall. Nintendo’s hybrid console would benefit by having this game in its library.
Pikmin 3 is an absolute blast of a game. It’s widely regarded as the best in the series, and has been called one of his best by the creator himself, Shigeru Miyamoto. The Pikmin series is one that often goes unnoticed by the mainstream gamer, and that’s a shame; with Switch continually appealing to your average, everyday gamer, why not put this title on the console and further get fans ready for Pikmin 4, which has been confirmed as in the works?
Star Fox Zero
Yes, you read that correctly. The infamous Star Fox Zero should get an update on the Switch, for a few reasons. The first being its visuals. With the Switch being able to handle graphics better than Wii U, it only makes sense to visually enhance the game and make it look less like something out of the Gamecube era. Secondly, Switch could fix the control problems. With the game’s original release, controls were the main issue. Nintendo could easily change them around for a potential current-gen port of this game. Lastly, if Star Fox Zero indeed was being brought to the hybrid system, it would greatly benefit from an added online version. Something as basic as online multiplayer would suffice. There is a great game lying within Star Fox Zero, and it’s up to Nintendo to give it to fans.
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