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Miyamoto Names His Most Underrated Wii U Game

by Ben Reeves on Jul 03, 2016 at 04:00 AM

The Wii U isn’t Nintendo’s most popular console, but it has quietly amassed a decent collection of games that include hits like Super Mario Maker, Splatoon, and Bayonetta 2. However, there are a few Wii U titles that didn’t get a whole lot of attention. So which Wii U game does legendary designer Shigeru Miyamoto think you should give a second look?

During an interview at E3, we were able to interview the Nintendo luminary. During the conversation we asked Mr. Miyamoto which Wii U game he thinks has been overlooked. “I think personally Star Fox is a really fun game if you sit down and play it. I think, for example, an elementary school kid who plays it without any preconceived notions, I think it would be really fun for them. I think it’s also really, really fun for siblings to play it together."

Senior product marketing manager of Nintendo of America Bill Trinen also jumped into the conversation to add his two cents. “Personally, I think Pikmin 3 is the most amazing game on Wii U. It’s probably one of my favorite games in the last six or seven years. I think that hardly anyone realizes that the multiplayer bingo battle mode was literally the best new multiplayer mode that has been created since Smash Bros. It is so much fun.”

In response to this Miyamoto added, “Pikmin is the kind of game that you have to play maybe three times to get the full effect, but you know, people don’t have a lot of time, so they just clear the stage and just move on. Games are becoming more of a consumable product, and it’s getting harder and harder for people to let a game to sink in and enjoy leisurely.”


Our Take
Bill Trinen is correct.