Best Wii U Virtual Console Games

Super Mario 64

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Originally released: 1996
Price: £8.99

Prior to Super Mario 64, 3D platformers were few and far between, and failed to offer the same level of depth, control and – strange to say it – realism as this near-legendary N64 launch title.

Thanks to the console’s groundbreaking analogue controller players were put in charge of Mario like never before; freed from the archaic limitations of 2D, the portly Italian plumber positively soared.

Now considered to be one of the defining video games of all time, Super Mario 64 is well worth a look on Wii U thanks to it’s vastly sharper graphical clarity. A must-have for players of all ages.