Best Wii U Virtual Console Games

Super Mario World

7 of 11

Originally released: 1990
Price: £5.49

Few launch titles can match this truly classic piece of work, which is often recognised as Mario’s finest 2D adventure.

Released alongside the SNES in the early ’90s, Super Mario World introduced Yoshi and Mario’s cape, as well as a gigantic world which could be tackled in a wide range of ways.

Secret routes were hidden for dedicated players to find, and locating all 96 exits was a challenge that separated the truly skilled from the also-rans.

Playing the game on Wii U today, it’s remarkable how well it holds up; the simplistic visuals have a timeless charm, and the gameplay will never get old. We have a feeling gamers will still be unearthing this solid gold classic in decades to come.