Wii Party U

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Wii Party U
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US cover artwork
Developer(s) Nintendo SPD
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Release date(s) Japan October 31, 2013
Europe October 25, 2013
Australia October 26, 2013
North America October 25, 2013
Platform(s) Wii U
Rating(s) ESRB: ESRB E.png - Everyone
PEGI: PEGI 3.png - Ages 3+
CERO: CERO A.png - All ages
Input(s) Wii Remote
Wii U Gamepad
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Wii Party U is a party game released for the Wii U in 2013, and the sequel to Wii Party. It is a collection of minigames, with multiple modes where there is an overarching goal with minigames used to further those goals. Each minigame and game mode can also be rated by the player on a five-star scale. The game is hosted by non-Mii characters Party Phil and Party Penny.

List of game modes

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TV Party

The primary party game mode, this contains five game modes:

  • Highway Rollers: Miis must run down a long highway by rolling dice, with minigames being used to decide turn order.
  • GamePad Island: Miis must explore island ruins across a board moved across using dice, with several obstacles that require using the GamePad to progress.
  • Mii Fashion Plaza: Miis must travel a board collecting clothing items to model, with clothing being obtainable from spaces or minigames.
  • The Balldozer: Miis take turns (order decided by minigame) dropping balls of their player color into a coin pusher-like machine, trying to drop balls off the front.
  • Team Building: Miis take turns (order decided by minigame) selecting Miis in sports jerseys with various colors and numbers to form patterns to earn points.

House Party

These are various minigames that involve multiple players using the GamePad and Wii Remotes. It contains 8 game modes. Bolded modes are the only games that can be played with two players, the others require three.

  • Name That Face: Each player takes turns making a silly face on the Wii U GamePad’s camera that matches their prompt. The other players try to guess what kind of prompt the GamePad player got based off the selfie. Each player making a guess gets ten points for guessing correctly, the selfie taker gets ten points per each player correctly guessing.
  • Sketchy Situation: Each player takes turns drawing a picture on the Wii U GamePad. One player is given a different subject to draw and everyone must guess who had the different subject.
  • Button Smashers: The GamePad and up to three Wii Remotes are used. Players take turns pressing and releasing buttons on the controllers while getting their hands tangled up.
  • Lost-and-Found Square: The GamePad player is lost in a crowd of identical looking people and the Wii Remote players must team up to find the GamePad player based of the clues they give the Wii Remote players. Wii Remote players are given points for how much time was left for them, and the Gamepad player gets points for the time left for all players that found them.
  • Do U Know Mii?: One player inputs their opinions about a prompt on the Wii U Gamepad. The other players then input what they think the first player inputted. Results are then averaged to see how the group thinks about the first person.
  • Water Runners: The GamePad is set away from the TV. Each player travels between the GamePad and TV screen to fill up a pitcher. Whoever fills the pitcher to the max wins.
  • Dance With Mii: Players hold hands together in a circle with the Wii U GamePad in the middle and dance to the music.
  • Feed Mii!: The GamePad player must fulfill food orders made by the other players.

GamePad Party

These are various games in which both players use the GamePad, one at each short end. Has 7 modes:

  • Tabletop Foosball: A modified version of Foosball.
  • Tabletop Baseball: A modified version of Baseball.
  • Tabletop Gauntlet: A minigame where players must get a ball through an obstacle course by moving course elements.
  • Mii-in-a-Row: A game where players must line up Mii body parts on a checkered board, occasionally playing minigames to convert opponent's tokens.
  • Tabletop Minigames: A free play mode of the minigames where both players use the GamePad.
  • Puzzle Blockade: 2 human players work together to push and drag blocks into place to match an image
  • Animal Match-up: 2 human players work together to remember the placement of images, then flip over the images that match up


These are various ways of playing the game's various minigames. Has 7 modes:

  • Minigame Collection: A free play mode, where any minigame can be played.
  • Freeplay Challenge: Players complete in harder versions of existing minigames
  • Bridge Burners: Human players must cooperate at minigames to reach the end. Lose three times and they fail. The AI doesn’t participate.
  • Dojo Domination: A single player gets ten hearts and fights thirty opponents, three at a time. The player loses a heart for each opponent they fail to beat and attempts to beat all foes.
  • Battle of the Minigames: Players compete to see who can win a certain number of minigames first
  • Tabletop Tournament: Players play GamePad minigames against each other in round robin or single elimination tournaments
  • Spot the Sneak: In each round, one player is able to cheat at a minigame (but must attempt to avoid suspicion) while the other players attempt to find out who is the cheater. After each minigame is played, human players vote who they think was capable of cheating, and the cheater isn’t penalized regardless of whoever they pick. Players who correctly guess who is the cheater steals points from them, but this cheater steals points from anyone who guesses incorrectly.


One of the hosts suggests a random game mode to play based on the number of players.


Lets the player check their rating of games, records set in games, and view the staff credits. [needs verification] It also lets the player disable in-game Miiverse posts.

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