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Wii Party U (2013) is a collection of games to play with families in the same room. Different modes suit different groups and ages but are all light-hearted fun and make use of the Wii U Gamepad in creative ways.

While the games are generally of similar high quality, some have stood out for families. Using the Gamepad between the two players offers a simple way to play baseball or football in a real novelty. Lost-and-Found Square is another strong game in the collection, where one player uses the Gamepad to see the game world around them and must describe what they see so the other players can use their Wii Remote to locate them from their instructions.

There are five board games where you advance by playing 80 different mini-games in the TV Party section of the game:
  • Highway Rollers (1-4 players, 45 min)
  • GamePad Island (2-4 players, 45 min)
  • Mii Fashion Plaza (1-4 players, 60 min)
  • The Balldozer (1-4 players, 30 min)
  • Teammate Madness/Team Building (1-4 players, 20-30 min)

There are other modes that offer simple fun party games to play in a group in the House Party section of the game:
  • Button Smashers (2-4 players, 5-15 min)
  • Name That Face (3-4 players, 15 min)
  • Lost-and-Found Square (3-4 players, 5-20 min)
  • Sketchy Situation (3-4 players, 20 min)
  • Do U Know Mii? (3-4 players, 30 min)
  • Water Runners (2-4 players, 10 min)
  • Feed Mii! (3-4 players, 15 min)
  • Dance with Mii (2-4 players, 10 min)

There are seven games you play against other people with the Gamepad between you, in the Party section of the game:
  • Tabletop Foosball (1-2 players, 5 min)
  • Tabletop Baseball (1-2 players, 5-10 min)
  • Mii-in-a-Row (1-2 players, 20 min)
  • Tabletop Gauntlet (1-2 players, 5 min)
  • Tabletop Minigames (1-2 players, 5 min)
  • Animal Matchup (2 players, 5-15 min)
  • Puzzle Blockade (2 players, 5-15 min)

There are seven other mini-game collections in the Mini-game section of the game:
  • Minigame Collection (1-4 players, 5 min)
  • Freeplay Challenge (1-4 players, 5-30 min)
  • Bridge Burners (2-4 players co-op, 15 min)
  • Dojo Domination (1 player, 20 min)
  • Battle of the Minigames (1-4 players, 15-25 min)
  • Tabletop Tournament (1-4 players, 10-15 min)
  • Spot the Sneak (2-4 players, 10-20 min)

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Wii Party U 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 11 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Brain Game game with Communication, Platform, Puzzle and Race elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. Games are played with one Wii Remote per player in addition to the Gamepad controller.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between half an hour and 45 minutes to complete. Duration depends on which mode you select and you can find activities to fit your available time and size of group.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Some of the minigames work well for super young players, who can then grow into the longer series of challenges with other players.

CostsCosts

You can only play this on older systems (Nintendo Wii U) but can usually find it second hand on eBay. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
 
You can purchase the game with a Motion Plus enhanced Wii Remote in the box. 
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 25/10/2013

Out Now: Wii U

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1-4

Genres: Action, Brain Game (Communication, Platform, Puzzle and Race)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Developer: Nintendo (@Nintendo)


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