A Look at 2014's Best Wii Games
The Best of the Best: The 2014 Wii Roster
The Wii had several high-visibility titles come out in 2014, including some of the best games to come out on the system so far - including the groundbreaking Mario Kart 8, now one of the top titles available for the Wii. Here, in no particular order, are the best games that 2014 had to offer for the Wii.
Super Smash Bros.
2014 saw the latest iteration of Super Smash Bros., one of Nintendo's evergreen franchises; the multiplayer-focused brawl game offers an expanded roster, including the Wii Fit Trainer, Pokemon's Lucario and Charizard, The Legend of Zelda's Link and Sheik, and more. The game lives up to the high quality of the series and joins the Wii's pantheon of top titles easily.
Another classic come to life with a new version, Donkey Kong's latest version is a side-scrolling platformer universally acclaimed by critics and fans alike. The game's unique level designs and boss battles help it stand out from the crowd, according to most reviewers, and show that the brand is moving into the modern age of gaming seamlessly.
For the older audiences of Wii U gamers came Bayonetta 2, the second installment of the much-loved Bayonetta story. With an expanded combat system and several improvements to the quality of the first game's gameplay, Bayonetta 2 has also become one of the Wii's favorite titles.
Sidescroller pixel-art game Shovel Knight came out of left field to become one of the indie hits of 2014, boasting reto-inspired gameplay and beautiful art direction. Shovel Knight creates a unique and memorable gameplay experience on the Wii and features a colorful, memorable cast of characters, as well as impeccable level design.
Mario Kart 8
The true titan of 2014, Mario Kart 8 was a hotly anticipated title for the Wii that lived up to the hype easily. With tight controls, innovative antigravity and hovering gameplay, the familiar cast of Mario Kart characters, and gorgeous cartoony graphics, this latest Mario Kart quickly became a legend in the Wii roster.
The Wii Opens Up
With more and more top-teir titles available for the Wii, the console's roster is becoming a force to be reckoned with in the gaming world. We're excited to see what the future holds for the Wii and which of this year's games will be the standout titles!