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Is there a way to have multiple players / save sets in Zelda: Breath of the Wild?

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 ...
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How can I connect a Wii U to my router with an Ethernet cable?

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 ...
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Two Wii u's. Two Minecraft discs. Two tvs. same house

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 ...
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Play secret of mana or zombies ate my neighbors on wii U?

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 ...
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Version 1.0.6 "game balance adjustments" for Super Smash Bros. Wii U?

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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Is the Wii U Pro Controller compatible with the Nintendo Switch?

No. 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 ...
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Should I update my Wii U if there's a chance of a power outage?

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), ...
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Why is my Wii U tablet home button flashing blue?

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 ...
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Are the Wii U eshop and the 3DS eshop cross compatible?

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 ...
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Can you save GameCube games on the Wii U?

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 ...
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Are the GameCube, Wii, and Wii U vulnerable to the year 2038 problem?

The "Year-2038-Problem" is related to the fact that most Unix / Linux systems store timestamps as the amount of seconds since 1970. That way, a signed 32-bit value will overflow in 2038. Both ...
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Can the Wii U Remote Plus be used to play Wii games?

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, ...
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What are the conditions for the start coins in Mario Kart 8 multiplayer?

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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Can I use Amiibo as a playable character in Smash?

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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Version 1.0.6 "game balance adjustments" for Super Smash Bros. Wii U?

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. ...
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What happens if you use an Amiibo in Smash that hasn't been unlocked as a character?

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 ...
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How Many levels are in Super Mario World?

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 ...
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Does Breath of the Wild for Wii U require a TV?

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 ...
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How do I unlock all of the stages in Smash Bros for Wii U?

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 &...
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What does leveling an amiibo in Smash 4 do?

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 ...
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I bought the Super Smash Bros for 3DS and Wii U Lucas DLC on my 3DS, but it didn't appear on my Wii U

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 ...
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Nintendo Digital Zelda Breath of the Wild Wii U transfer to Switch

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 ...
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How is the Wii Wheel detected?

The wheel icon is shown when the player is using tilt steering with the Wiimote-only controls. It does not matter whether the wheel accessory is involved, which cannot be detected anyway, as it is ...
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How can I save my score on Super Smash Bros Wii U?

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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How can I get special symbols for my Mii nickname?

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 ...
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Start Co-op on Disney Infinity for Wii U

We finally found the answer. You must have a Nunchuk connected to the controller. If you don't, it doesn't tell you in any way. It just won't connect at all. Also, I found that it never works on ...
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Are games specific to a Wii console or the disk

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 ...
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Does mario 64 on the wii u look any better than it did on the wii?

Virtual Console games are direct copies of the original game, emulated on the Wii U. The only improvement you may or may not notice is the fact that Wii U uses digital video signal (hdmi) as opposed ...
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How to remove personal data from Wii U?

Nope. That's it. Just do the system reset. Here are the instructions From the Wii U Menu, select "System Settings." Using the Left Stick, scroll to the "Delete All Content & Settings" and press ...
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