Let’s face it, the Wii U was a colossal failure. As of this post, the Wii U has been Nintendo’s greatest console flop. I’ve written about this topic previously. Check it out if you’d like to learn more about why the Wii U failed so hard. Despite the numerous shortcomings, the Wii U had several titles worth playing. The strong sales of the Switch so far have shown Nintendo is here to stay. What better way to continue the Switch’s strong start than with ports of games few people had a chance to play. Nintendo already released Mario Kart 8 and Pokken Tournament will arrive in September. Here are five games that need a port of the Switch.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
This one is super obvious. Super Smash Bros. is one of Nintendo’s top selling franchises. Smash on Wii U managed to sell very well despite the Wii U’s poor sales. Perhaps the ultimate competitive game, responsible for ending countless friendships. The appeal is obvious. Who wouldn’t want a game where Nintendo’s (and some not from Nintendo) most iconic characters duke it out? This would be a no brainer for a Switch port, unless Nintendo has a new Smash in the works.
Super Mario Maker
A surprise breakout hit on the Wii U, Super Mario Maker allows you to build your own Mario levels. This was a stroke of genius on Nintendo’s part. A game that allows you to build your own Mario levels is a dream come true for many gamers. Mario Maker has shown off incredible demonstrations of creativity by the players and an endless supply of new levels to try out. Absolute bliss for all Mario fans
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE is a collaboration between Atlus and Nintendo’s Intelligent Systems, the developers of Persona and Fire Emblem respectively. As a fan of both franchises, I am intrigued with this odd title. Basically, it’s a mashup of J-Pop, Persona style combat, with some elements of Fire Emblem. From what I can tell, its more Persona than Fire Emblem. The J-Pop idol aspect of the game may be difficult for some to get past. How it was marketed may have upset fans who were expecting something different. A port may bring new eyes to it.
Hyrule Warriors is a crossover of The Legend of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors. More accurately, it’s a Dynasty Warriors game with a Legend of Zelda skin. Nintendo should give it the Mario Kart 8 treatment, releasing it with all the DLC and some of the content from the 3DS version.
Platinum Games makes weird and incredible games, most of the time (don’t remind me of Star Fox Zero). I haven’t played Bayonetta 2 but had a blast with the previous installment. Strangely, Bayonetta 2 struggled to find a publisher but Nintendo was willing to publish it on their ailing console. The franchise hasn’t been a big seller but has a decent fan base. More people need to play Bayonetta, so please Nintendo, release this game on the Switch.
While the Switch has been a resounding success, it’s still in desperate need of games. Hopefully, Nintendo can port the previously mentioned games on the Switch.