So, as was noted by @BlueBarren, both the Wii U and the Switch have the ability to have multiple profiles. Some of us have always just gone along with a singular profile with no need to have any additional profiles...
If you want to have more than one game state saved in Breath of the Wild, we can simply make a profile for each player that would like to ...
You will need to purchase the Wii LAN Adapter for that. The official adapter is compatible with Wii, Wii U, and Switch. Note that this will occupy a USB port on your console.
According to Nintendo Support, regular USB to Ethernet adapters might not work with the Wii U. This likely also applies to the Wii and possibly also the Switch. You could try using an ...
Your sons must be friends with one another on their Wii U's through the Miiverse. According to this Reddit:
You have to add friends to play with them. You can add them in your friends list or through Miiverse!
You should be able to configure all of this on the Wii U itself, but if not, you can use the Miiverse link above.
Once they are friends with ...
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 ...
From the Nintendo Switch FAQ:
What controllers work with Nintendo Switch?
There are multiple controller options for the Nintendo Switch console, including Joy-Con controllers and the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. Compatible controllers will vary per game, so be sure to check game details. You can see available accessories here.
You answered your own question already since you already lost a console to a power outage.
No. Seriously, don't do that.
Never update your console or any other device's firmware (system software), without a reliable power supply.
While simple software updates (apps, games, ..) are not prone to kill your console the system software is. You can always ...
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 on ...
Yes, regular Wiimotes are supported by the Wii-U.
This page on Nintendo's website says:
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.
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 used ...
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.
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 ...
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.
Yes, but note that both games require the Nunchuck attachment as well.
Twilight Princess requires any kind of Remote, and a Nunchuck attachment.
Skyward Sword requires a Remote, MotionPlus, and a Nunchuck attachment.
There are two versions of the original Remote (or "Wiimote"):
The original Remote has more limited motion ...
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.
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.
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.
Having a Wii U, TV, and BotW, I can say that one can play BotW on the Wii U without ever needing to connect to a TV.
During the first cutscene, it will assume it is connected to a TV, but there will be a textbox on the gamepad screen that says, "touch here to play on the gamepad," or something like that, and it will pull the video down onto the gamepad for ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
No, the Wii U and Switch games are separate products.
At this time the Switch has no connectivity with other Nintendo hardware. The only linkage on the console is that the friends list has awareness to the lists in their mobile apps.
The Wii U gamepad (the one with the touch screen) and Wii U pro controller will not work on a Wii, and in fact do not work on the Wii mode the Wii U itself has.
All Wiimotes, including those with Wii Motion Plus (the only "new" remotes I'm aware of) will work with both Wii U and Wii systems.
There are no new "remotes" for Wii U. The Wiimotes sold for Wii U ...
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 the ...
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 ...
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.