It took a few years, but Nintendo's $300 Wii U console has finally come into its own. Whether you're beating up friends in Super Smash Bros., racing past them in Mario Kart 8 or exploring colorful dungeons in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Nintendo's latest console offers a host of joyful experiences that can't be played on any other machine.
The Wii U might not have the graphical power of the Xbox One or PS4, but with a unique, touchscreen-touting gamepad and support for Nintendo's new "toys to life" figures, there's still plenty to get excited about, hardware-wise. The console isn't just for kids, either, offering a handful of satisfying hardcore experiences such as Bayonetta 2 and Xenoblade Chronicles X. Whether you're an adventurer, fighter, racer or role-playing addict, here are our picks for the best games on Nintendo's Wii U.