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Here's a short article with confirmation from a Nintendo source that the Wii U will not be able to play Gamecube games.


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According to the specifications found on Nintendo's E3 website, the drive doesn't accept GameCube's small 8cm discs, only the new high-density discs for Wii U and the normal 12cm Wii discs - so no, it won't be compatible. This also fits with the likely strategy they use for backwards compatibility; they shut all the new stuff off so the console behaves just ...


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The list is quite long, but you can view the balance (and other) changes here: http://www.ssbwiki.com/List_of_updates/1.0.6_changelog


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Because those games are on the Wii Virtual Console, they require some kind of controller that the Wii (not the Wii U) knows about - the system is operating without access to any of the Wii U specific stuff when you're doing this. That means you need either a GameCube controller, or a Classic Controller attachment for a Wii Remote - and since a Wii U doesn't ...


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It uses IR. The top of the GamePad has an IR transceiver to control the TV (I assume it also reads where you're pointing at using the sensor bar, the same way the Wii Remotes work). In this picture, you can see the black transparent cover of the IR port on the top of the GamePad Also, from the video on this page: "[...] [the IR transceiver] can be ...


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You require the physical Wii and an SD card to move everything over. Note that this is a "move", not a "copy"; everything that gets put on the Wii U will be deleted from the Wii. Important! You will need to have both the Wii U and Wii on hand to perform a system transfer. [...] 3. If I transfer my games from Wii to Wii U, can I keep the games ...


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Yes, regular Wiimotes are supported by the Wii-U. This page on Nintendo's website says: Controllers The Wii U console is capable of supporting two Wii U GamePad controllers, up to four Wii Remote (or Wii Remote Plus) controllers or Wii U Pro Controllers, and Wii accessories such as the Nunchuk, Classic Controller and Wii Balance Board.


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The Wii U has no built-in GameCube support at all, similar to late-model Wiis - that's why there aren't any controller ports, or memory card ports. (The GameCube controller adapter only works with Super Smash Bros., at least for now.) You'll need to keep a Wii or GameCube around to play your GameCube games.


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This usually means the GamePad is showing an advertisement or you have some other notification. You should be able to disable these notifications in the GamePad Quick Start menu settings. Link to Nintendo's support site.


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Yes, but note that both games require the Nunchuck attachment as well. Requirements Twilight Princess requires any kind of Remote, and a Nunchuck attachment. Skyward Sword requires a Remote, MotionPlus, and a Nunchuck attachment. Controllers There are two versions of the original Remote (or "Wiimote"): The original Remote has more limited motion ...


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Nintendo does not release any changelogs. The only ones that exist are crowdsourced by Smashboards and r/smashbros reddit, and are done by just people noting things and testing on an unpatched system. I do diffs of the raw data files and upload them to my website here, but I haven't done the new patch yet. http://opensa.dantarion.com/s4/mastercore2/ The ...


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Just to make things clear: there is no such a thing as a "Wii U Balance Board"; there has only ever been one model of the Balance Board. The one you get in the Wii Fit U console bundle is actually the same board that was sold with the original Wii Fit. Some online retailers may erroneously call it "Wii U Balance Board", while it's actually "Wii Balance ...


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You can link a single ID to your 3DS and Wii U (this is a fairly recent change). But the games are not "cross buy" in any way similar to the Playstation ecosystem. You can upgrade Wii VC games to Wii U (only if they physically reside on the Wii U console), but buying [GAME] on Wii U, much less Wii, doesn't entitle you to [GAME] on 3DS even if [GAME] is on ...


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It is impossible to control the Amiibo character. I checked the electronic manual and it specifically mentions that Amiibo can be used as a Figurine Player and cannot be controlled.


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Actually, you're dad was probably referring to finding all the exits from all the levels in the game In the Super Nintendo version of the game, there are 96 exits total. These are tracked on the load game screen immediately after the title screen. Finding all of them will put a star next to the exit count.


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That is the location of the NFC reader/writer built into the gamepad (see page 8): NFC (near-field communication) location Built-in NFC feature allows the system to read or write to an enabled card or other device. This works with Wii U software exclusively designed to use this feature (see game packaging for compatibility information) To ...


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The number of coins you start with is based on your position to start the race. 1st/2nd: 0 3rd/4th: 1 5th/6th: 2 7th/8th: 3 9th/10th: 4 11th/12th: 5


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The requirements to unlock each stage can be found in this blog post: Kongo Jungle 64: Clear the "The Original Heavy Weights" event in Event Match (single player). Smashville: Clear the "Playing Tricks" event in Event Match (single player). Pokemon Stadium 2: Clear the "Lightning Strikes" event in Event Match (single player). PAC-LAND: Play all ...


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As Amiibo level up, their stats will increase. This will lead to Amiibo being statistically more powerful than other players when custom characters are turned off. You can customize how their stats increase by feeding them equipment, but they will increase even if you don't. The total of Amiibo stats (attack + defense + speed) cannot exceed 120. Amiibo's ...


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Try the Names feature, creating a name for each of you and always fighting with those names selected. There should be a section in the Records that keeps track of stats for each name you have.


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The Amiibo will not unlock that character. The Amiibo just becomes an AI controlled character, which can be placed on your team or play against you. There is no difference between the different versions of the game.


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Open the Mii Creation. Under "User Settings" choose "View/Modify user information", skip the body editing and you can change your nickname. Now, if you press the small keyboard icon (near "z") on the keaboard on screen you can access every special keyboards and characters. What you're looking for is under SYMBOL: In the third page you can find the ...


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Looks like the eShop will update on Thursdays, starting on June 16: Nintendo moves US eShop updates to Thursdays.


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Yes, you can re-download as often as you'd like. Note, however, that the eShop purchases are (currently) tied to the console, not your Nintendo Network ID. That means that if your Wii U itself dies, you need to get it repaired by Nintendo in order to preserve your purchases.


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The Wii discs are read only, meaning no data are stored on them, only on the Wii itself. You'll need to copy your saves from your Wii to your Wii U through the systems transfer process, and you'll need to have both systems at hand, so you cant sell your Wii before buying a Wii U.


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You were given a download code for the Wii U version when you bought the 3DS DLC. This page details how to get that download code and then use it on the Wii U: 1. The Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS The download code for the Wii U content included in the "3DS & Wii U" option will be listed on the Receipt. You can view the Receipt by going to the ...


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According to a blog I've read this December 7, Minecraft's Wii U edition will be having its physical release on a "later date". As for now, it's only available through Nintendo's shop.


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The internal flash memory is only used for storage of things like saves and assuming digital downloads and the like. Apparently the only way to extend the memory of the Wii U is to use a USB storage device. As to the second part of your question, unless a Nintendo Executive has made a public statement somewhere we can only guess as to why they made these ...


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Have the desired image displaying on your television and/or Gamepad Press the Home button on your Gamepad Press Internet browser Go to the site where you want to upload, And press the browse or upload button. (I did this at Imgur.com and postimg.org) When choosing what to upload on our preferred site, you are prompt, on which screen to upload (Gamepad or ...


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All of the old Wii controllers and accessories still work with a Wii U, as long as the games are prepared for them. The Wii Remote is the standard controller as it was originally released with the Wii. The Wii Nunchuck and Wii MotionPlus are accessories to a Wii Remote - they plug into the bottom. The Nunchuck is a secondary controller with an analog ...



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