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Cordova, TN; December 3, in the year of our Lord 2014--Family Friendly Gaming, the industry leader in covering the family friendly video games took a good, hard, long look at the failures of the Wii U. Now in the spirit of fairness it is time to look at the successes of the Wii U. Four of them come to mind immediately. They are Mario, Offscreen Play, Sonic, and Backwards Compatibility. Some of them are more impressive than others. It can depend on your personal perspective, and outlook. The biggest one to Family Friendly Gaming is the Offscreen Play. Followed closely by Backwards Compability. Rounding them out is Mario, and finally Sonic.

Offscreen Play is the biggest success of the Wii U. There is something really cool about having one thing on the television screen, and something else on the Wii U Gamepad. Family Friendly Gaming routinely has one person playing a game on the Wii U, while another one is playing something on the Xbox One. Sometimes we even turn off the television set and just use the Wii U Gamepad. It is just such a handy little feature. One that took us by storm. One that we have analyzed thoroughly for months. One that we continue to appreciate and enjoy two years after the release of the Wii U.

Nintendo is the only one of the big three that decided to allow Backwards Compatibility. Microsoft and Sony both failed at this. Nintendo decided that families want to be able to play Wii games on the Wii U. Want to know something? Nintendo got this one right. Sony and Microsoft are wrong, especially when we look at the price of the systems. Not only did Nintendo allow us to play Wii games on the Wii U, they also let us transfer a small portion of our game saves. Their heart was in the right place.

Mario games have been all over the Wii U. Not only that, but Nintendo has locked Sonic the Hedgehog video games down to their systems. That exclusive nature with Sega means Sonic gamers have to play on the Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS. We have had countless hours of fun with Mario and Sonic games over the years. So it is a pleasure to continue to play them on the Wii U. Sonic and Mario continue to put up impressive sales numbers on the Wii U, so we expect to see more of them in the coming years.

Hopefully Nintendo can build on their successes on the Wii U. Family Friendly Gaming Nation is also hopeful they will learn from their mistakes. What successes have you noticed on the Wii U?

God bless,
Paul Bury
Family Friendly Gaming


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