This is a list of Wii games that are available on Wii U for download from the Nintendo eShop. These games utilize the backward compatibility of Wii U with Wii games in order to run, albeit without needing to explicitly access the Wii Menu. Games that can be played with the Classic Controller can also be played using the Wii U GamePad as a controller instead. The download variants can also support any save files created on or transferred to the Wii U from any respective disc variant of the same title. Although similar to Virtual Console titles in some ways, these games are not technically part of Virtual Console as they run on native hardware rather than by emulation, and are not branded as such, except by Nintendo of America.

33 games have been released in Japan, 30 in North America, and 28 in the PAL region. The games are sorted by title. To sort by other columns, click the corresponding icon in the header row.

Games[edit | edit source]

Title Publisher Developer(s) Japan[1] North America PAL[2] Ref
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Donkey Kong ReturnsJP
Nintendo Retro Studios January 21, 2015 September 22, 2016[lower-alpha 1] January 22, 2015 [3]
Excitebots: Trick Racing
Excite Mō MachineJP
Nintendo Monster Games June 28, 2017 December 15, 2016 Unreleased
Kiki Trick Nintendo Nintendo SPD June 28, 2017 Unreleased Unreleased
Kirby's Epic Yarn
Keito no KirbyJP
Nintendo Good-Feel August 9, 2016 July 28, 2016 May 21, 2015 [4][5]
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby's Adventure WiiPAL
Hoshi no Kirby WiiJP
Nintendo HAL Laboratory January 28, 2015 July 30, 2015 February 19, 2015 [6]
Lost in Shadow
A Shadow's TalePAL
Kage no TōJP
Konami Hudson Soft June 28, 2017 October 27, 2016 July 21, 2016
Mario Sports Mix Nintendo Square Enix August 24, 2016 August 11, 2016 October 8, 2015 [7][5]
Mario Strikers Charged
Mario Strikers Charged FootballPAL
Nintendo Next Level Games August 17, 2016 September 8, 2016 May 12, 2016 [8][5]
Mario Super Sluggers
Super Mario Stadium Family BaseballJP
Nintendo Bandai Namco Games August 17, 2016 March 31, 2016 Unreleased [9][5]
Metroid: Other M Nintendo Team Ninja March 17, 2016 December 8, 2016 March 31, 2016 [10]
Metroid Prime: Trilogy Nintendo Retro Studios Unreleased January 29, 2015 January 29, 2015 [11]
Muramasa: The Demon Blade
Oboro MuramasaJP
Marvelous Vanillaware August 19, 2015 Unreleased Unreleased [12]
New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
Wii de Asobu: Donkey Kong Jungle BeatJP
Nintendo Nintendo EAD June 21, 2017 November 3, 2016 December 1, 2016
New Play Control! Pikmin
Wii de Asobu: PikminJP
Nintendo Nintendo EAD June 21, 2017 September 29, 2016 September 1, 2016
New Play Control! Pikmin 2
Wii de Asobu: Pikmin 2JP
Nintendo Nintendo EAD June 21, 2017 March 30, 2017 December 15, 2016
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Nintendo Nintendo EAD August 9, 2016 Unreleased January 7, 2016 [5]
Pandora's Tower
Pandora no Tō: Kimi no Moto e Kaeru MadeJP
Nintendo Ganbarion March 4, 2015 August 13, 2015 April 16, 2015 [13]
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu no DaibōkenJP
Nintendo Creatures Inc. July 5, 2017 May 19, 2016 July 16, 2015 [14]
Project Zero 2: Wii Edition
Zero: Shinku no ChouJP
Nintendo Tecmo Koei August 3, 2016 Unreleased October 20, 2016 [5]
Punch-Out Nintendo Next Level Games June 24, 2015 January 22, 2015 March 12, 2015 [3]
Rayman Raving Rabbids Ubisoft Ubisoft Montpellier Unreleased July 6, 2017 July 6, 2017
Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition
Biohazard 4: Wii EditionJP
Capcom Capcom July 5, 2017 February 4, 2016 October 29, 2015 [15]
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
Biohazard: Umbrella ChroniclesJP
Capcom Capcom July 5, 2017 November 10, 2016 Unreleased
Rhythm Heaven Fever
Beat the Beat: Rhythm ParadisePAL
Minna no Rhythm TengokuJP
Nintendo Nintendo July 27, 2016 November 10, 2016 November 24, 2016 [5]
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor
Sin and Punishment: Successor of the SkiesPAL
Tsumi to Batsu (Sin and Punishment): Sora no KōkeishaJP
Nintendo Treasure March 25, 2015 August 27, 2015 April 30, 2015 [16]
Super Mario Galaxy Nintendo Nintendo EAD Tokyo May 31, 2015 December 24, 2015 February 4, 2016 [17]
Super Mario Galaxy 2 Nintendo Nintendo EAD Tokyo January 15, 2015 January 14, 2015 January 14, 2015 [3]
Super Paper Mario Nintendo Intelligent Systems August 3, 2016 June 16, 2016 August 11, 2016 [5]
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Zelda no Densetsu: Skyward SwordJP
Nintendo Nintendo EAD September 2, 2016 September 1, 2016 September 1, 2016
Trauma Team
Hospital. 6-nin no IshiJP
Atlus Atlus August 19, 2015 December 3, 2015 Unreleased [18]
Wario Land: Shake It!
Wario Land: The Shake DimensionPAL
Wario Land ShakeJP
Nintendo Good-Feel August 24, 2016 November 17, 2016 April 7, 2016 [5]
WarioWare: Smooth Moves
Odoru Made in WarioJP
Nintendo Intelligent Systems June 21, 2017 September 15, 2016 October 6, 2016 [19]
Xenoblade Chronicles
XenobladeJP
Nintendo Monolith Soft July 27, 2016 April 28, 2016 August 5, 2015 [5]
Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure
Takarajima Z: Barbaros no HihōJP
Capcom Capcom June 28, 2017 January 21, 2016 December 3, 2015 [20][21]
Zangeki no Reginleiv Nintendo Sandlot February 18, 2015 Unreleased Unreleased [22]

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Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. This title was originally available as a My Nintendo reward in North America from March 31, 2016 until June 30, 2016. The game was eventually publicly released via the Nintendo eShop on September 22, 2016.

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