Nearly a year after the Switch’s release, we’ve received a handful of ports for some of Nintendo’s best Wii U games, like Mario Kart 8, Pokken Tournament, and Lego City Undercover. And with the recent release of Bayonetta 1 + 2, Hyrule Warriors, and the confirmation of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, the ports keep coming. But all of this has got us thinking about what other Wii U games we want to see make a comeback–especially those of us who never owned a Wii U.
After all, it would be a shame for past big-name exclusives like Xenoblade Chronicles X and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker to remain landlocked on a system Nintendo is quickly phasing out. Not to mention that Switch also makes for a wonderful multiplayer console, even on the go. The thought of playing Super Mario 3D World or Super Smash Bros. at the drop of a hat is a reality we would love to be a part of; one we hope Nintendo is planning to make possible.
Considering Nintendo only has control over its own properties, we narrowed down the list of Wii U games we want to see on Switch to first-party published games only. But you never know: Nintendo has a lot of sway at the moment with the success of Switch, and a publisher or studio need only look at Switch sales numbers .
If you had the chance to pitch any Wii U game to Nintendo for a Switch revival, what would you choose? Take a look at our picks, and let us know your thoughts and suggestions in the comments below.
For an analysis of Nintendo Switch’s first year, be sure to read our feature discussing the console’s various successes and failures. In addition, you can also check out our features detailing 13 things we still want to see from the console, the best games on the console as of 2018, and the best Switch games under $20.