First Wii U Game Reviews Come In

Games Master

The first reviews for Wii U games have appeared in the latest issue of Games Master, just under two weeks before the release of Nintendo's next gen machine. The games in question are Nintendo Land and New Super Mario Bros. U, two of the main launch titles for the console.

Surprisingly, Nintendo land comes in higher in the rankings, with an overall score of 86 per cent. Super Mario Bros. U on the other hand didn't do quite so well, sitting a little lower, at 82 per cent. This is less than the 87 per cent metacritic review score that the original New Super Mario Bros had on the Wii.

Describing Nintendo Land, the mag said that there's, "a heck of a lot more to it" than just a tool for showing off the capabilities of the gamepad - arguably what could be said about games like Wii Sports and the Wiimote. Apparently the minigames that are "some of the most innovative, raucous and party-fuelling fun we've ever had with a console," include Luigi's Mansion, Animal Crossing and Mario Chase.

While the new Mario Bros. title wasn't quite as spectacular, it still reviewed well with GM who said that it bodes well for the future of Mario on the platform.

The Wii U is set for release on November 18th at a base price of $299. This will get you 8GB of internal storage, but if you want more storage you'll have to shell out another $50 to get the 32GB version.