The Wii U’s production has officially come to a halt across the globe. as the Nintendo Switch moves towards its release date. This has stabilized the price of the Wii U and games to around $215 USD for lightly used consoles Of course if you wanted to go cheaper the basic edition of the Wii U is even cheaper.
So, why invest now other than the cheaper price you ask? Well, Nintendo games are known for becoming less than fun to find and being pricey. Right now you can just walk to your local Gamestop and pick up almost any Wii U title easily and for a fair price. On top of that most pre-owned copies are in pretty great condition and easy to find if you want to go a cheaper route with game buying.
On top of that, the library for the Wii U is pretty much complete with the next major launch being Breath of The Wild. This is the perfect time to play through your Nintendo wishlist for a smaller price point. On top of that who secretly doesn’t like buying new consoles!?
Yoshi’s Wooly World was a popular Wii U title released in October of 2105 that delivered something fans of Yoshi’s Island had been waiting for. The game features a unique design choice of presenting the world and characters as made of yarn and also utilizes this in interesting ways in the gameplay. More exciting news comes as Nintendo has announced that on February 3rd a 3DS port of Yoshi’s Wooly World will release, called Poochy and Yoshi’s Wooly World, and it will have new content as well.
The 3DS version will continue amiibo support, and a bundle with the new Yarn Poochy amiibo will be available for $49.99 USD. The game will contain all the content from the original Wooly World release as well as some added bonuses. There will now be time trials that put players in control of Poochy for extra challenges. There are also added stop motion cutscenes to explain the story of Poochy and Yoshi in their world made of yarn.
For those who opted out of a Wii U, this port is a great addition to the 3DS library. For fans of the Yoshi series, this is a great spotlight for Poochy that many will enjoy, especially with their new Yarn Poochy amiibo. The game will run the usual $4o USD without the amiibo bundle, so if you haven’t picked up Yoshi’s Wooly World yet, be on the lookout in February to try it out on your 3DS!
Fans of the classic game Pokemon Snap are celebrating this week as a virtual console launch has finally come forth. Yesterday the game formally launched on the e-shop and can now be played using your Wii U home console. The current price of the game runs at $9.99 USD which is far less than its initial release. Of course, you will occasionally see it drop during sales if you are looking for the best bargain on the E-shop.
Pokemon Snap was originally for the Nintendo 64 home console. The game’s objective was to run through a pre-set path throughout several different environments and capture portraits of Pokemon. With each course came a new way to unlock the next one by interacting with the Pokemon in the environment. Professor Oak would supply you with tools like the poke-flute to unlock additional courses and Pokemon in the game as you got more points for taking clear photos.
If your feeling rather nostalgic and still have your Nintendo 64 then head over to Amazon. The cartridge version of the game will run your around $15 USD right now. While this is a bit steep compared to the digital version you will have a physical copy that won’t take up room on your console.
Hopefully, we can see more releases like Snap on the E-shop; Pokemon Channel anyone?