The Wii U has not been as successful as Nintendo’s Wii Console; Consoles for the new Nintendo console have sold at a significantly lower rate than the Playstation 4 and Xbox One, causing many consumers to overlook the latest in Nintendo’s gaming consoles, the Wii U.

In the effort to show you all what you might be missing by not having the Nintendo Wii U, here are our 5 best Wii U games that every Nintendo fan should play.

Bayonetta 2

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Bayonetta 2 is by far the most adult game on this best Wii U games list; showcasing the character’s sex appeal, as well as nonstop action and imaginative gameplay mechanics. Bayonetta 2 continues the story of the first Bayonetta title (which is also available on a second disc included for Wii U users) and puts you in the role of Bayonetta once again as she traverses the mountain Fimbulventr in order to find the gates of hell so that she can save her fellow witch Jeanne. With new weapons to fight with, new mechanics related to Loki (an amnesiac character that aids Bayonetta on her quest) and costumes related to popular Nintendo franchises; Bayonetta 2 is full of non-stop action combat with tonnes of replay value by trying to get higher scores on each level.

Fans of Devil May Cry (as well as the original Bayonetta) will love Bayonetta 2, and with most Wii U copies of Bayonetta 2 containing a disc with the original game, there’s no time like the present to jump into this intensely fun franchise.

Xenoblade Chronicles X

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Xenoblade Chronicles X is the spiritual successor to Xenoblade Chronicles which released on the Nintendo Wii in 2012. Create a custom avatar and work to co-exist with occupants of a hostile alien planet whilst trying to protect humanity and survive. This open-world RPG offers both explorations on foot, as well as in giant robotic exosuits called Skells. Protect the city of New Los Angeles as you work with a group of allies to fight off the aliens and protect humanity.

Xenoblade Chronicles X sports improvements to the original game’s battle system, as well as Aerial combat, Off-TV play on the Wii U gamepad, and numerous awards for its story and gameplay. RPG fans are not going to want to miss the next great Xenoblade Chronicles RPG for the Nintendo Wii U.

Hyrule Warriors

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Dynasty Warriors and The Legend of Zelda unite in Hyrule Warriors, a game that allows players to enjoy large scale fights with iconic Zelda characters; Join Link, Zelda, and more as they group together in order to stop Ganondorf from being resurrected by a powerful evil that wants nothing more than to have the Hero of Time all to herself. Take on the role of over ten different characters (including popular villains from the Legend of Zelda franchise) and enjoy hack and slash gameplay as you fight to protect settlements, defeat memorable bosses from The Legend of Zelda series, and work to protect the triforce from those who would misuse its power.

Each character has multiple weapons to fight with, and with the experience and levelling system of Hyrule Warriors, the opportunities for replay value and completion are endless. In addition to the content provided with the purchase of Hyrule Warriors; Nintendo has released multiple downloadable content packs that include extra campaign content, new characters, and even costumes that can give each character a classic or all new imaginative look on your Wii U. Fans of the Dynasty Warriors series, as well as Zelda fans will absolutely love Hyrule Warriors and should not miss out on this top Wii U game release.

Super Smash Bros. For Wii U

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Super Smash Bros is back! The popular party fighting game has returned with characters from popular Nintendo franchises such as Mario, Luigi, Zelda, Ganondorf, Link, Captain Falcon, Rosalina, Greninja, Lucina and Robin and many more! Characters can now be customised with new capabilities and looks, as well as amiibo support which enable computer controlled characters that can be trained to fight. Super Smash Bros for Wii U has both solo and multiplayer modes, and in addition to known characters from Nintendo franchises, characters like Mega Man have also been added to the game. Additionally via downloadable content, Cloud from Final Fantasy VII, Bayonetta, and a host of other insane characters can join the fight and be used to play against friends, family, and online players.

Super Smash Bros for Wii U also is compatible with Super Smash Bros for 3DS, allowing players on both platforms to fight and transfer data. With a huge roster of characters, and immense replay value there is no reason not to list Super Smash Bros as one of the best Wii U games out there.

Super Mario Maker

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Lastly we have Super Mario Maker; a creative tool and game that enable you to not only create your own Mario levels, but also play user created levels in a variety of difficulty settings to fit your skill level. Super Mario maker allows you to create levels from Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros 3, Super Mario World, and new Super Mario Bros U, featuring enemies from each game to use in your levels, as well as common power-ups such as fire flowers, mushrooms, and much more.

When you aren’t making levels, you can either do the 10 Mario Challenge (which allows you to play a series of random levels with only ten lives). You could also do the 100 Mario Challenge, as well as simply playing random user created levels at your leisure. Additionally, there are Nintendo sponsored levels that can be completed to unlock things in-game; as well as costumes that can be unlocked by playing the 100 Mario challenge. Ever wanted to play a Mario level as the Wii Fit Trainer? With Super Mario Maker that dream can be a reality! With endless gameplay and creation possibilities, Super Mario Maker is a deal that is too good to pass up for any Mario Fan, and is our top Wii U game in this best Wii U games list.