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Drago
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(11-14-2012, 02:14 AM)
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So, one of the WiiUs biggest features is the ability to play a given game just on the GamePad, allowing someone else to watch TV, play another video game system, etc. There does seem to be a lot of confusion as to just which games support this feature and since some in the other threads were asking for a comprehensive thread / list of all the games that do support it, I decided to compose a list to use as a reference of all games known to have this.

Unfortunately, all Wii software (disc games, WiiWare, Virtual Console) is incompatible with the feature.
  • New Super Mario Bros. U
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  • Dragon Quest X
  • Assassins Creed III
  • Darksiders II
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited
  • Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razors Edge
  • Rabbids Land
  • Skylanders Giants
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • Wii Fit U
  • Madden 13
  • FIFA 13
  • Rayman Legends (I assume)
  • Toki Tori 2 (downloadable)
  • Mighty Switch Force HD (downloadable)
  • Nano Assault Neo (downloadable)
  • Trine 2 Director's Cut (downloadable)
  • Puddle (downloadable)
  • Several built-in apps (Netflix, Internet, etc.)

Special thanks to the help of gaffers in the WiiU press thread and this GiantBomb list in helping me compose this list.

If I am missing anything at all, including 2013 titles confirmed to be compatible, feel free to tell me and I'll add it to the list. I'll try to keep this list constantly updated as more and more games come out with this feature. And I'm sorry for yet another WiiU thread in advance. ;)
Last edited by Drago; 11-17-2012 at 12:45 AM.
Currygan
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(11-14-2012, 02:14 AM)
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this was much needed. TY OP



also, Batman on the pad screen? Damn...
vehn
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leveling up in Black Ops while I poop ftw
brandonh83
(11-14-2012, 02:16 AM)
Sunday, I would absolutely love it if you got your tight ass here just a little bit faster.
Medalion
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(11-14-2012, 02:16 AM)
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I knew BLOPS2 was one of those games

Thanks for the more comprehensive list OP!
Seik
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(11-14-2012, 02:16 AM)
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This is one of the options that really sold me on the system, I will use it quite a lot. :D
Tunavi
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(11-14-2012, 02:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Drago

Unfortunately, all Wii software (disc games, WiiWare, Virtual Console) is incompatible with the feature.

What the hell
HamPster PamPster
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(11-14-2012, 02:17 AM)
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Should be an |OT| considering its the WiiU's best feature!

WiiU games with Off TV Play |OT| The Most Powerful Handheld* Ever
Kevtones
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(11-14-2012, 02:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by vehn

leveling up in Black Ops while I poop ftw

This feature honestly just sold me on the game.
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(11-14-2012, 02:18 AM)
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Thanks for this thread.
Good to know.
MikeE21286
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(11-14-2012, 02:18 AM)
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They don't all?
goomba
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Originally Posted by Drago

Unfortunately, all Wii software (disc games, WiiWare, Virtual Console) is incompatible with the feature.

Someone ask Iwata to ask about this in an Iwata asks.
Medalion
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(11-14-2012, 02:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by I Push Fat Kids

This feature honestly just sold me on the game.

New OT "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 - Plop while you Blop, too"
Currygan
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(11-14-2012, 02:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tunavi

What the hell

you gotta save something for the Super Game Boy XL VC
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(11-14-2012, 02:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by MikeE21286

They don't all?

no, that wouldn't make sense for developers who want to make games that utilize both tv and gamepad.
Malvingt2
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Originally Posted by Medalion

New OT "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 - Plop while you Blop, too"

love it !!! lol
QuantumBro
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(11-14-2012, 02:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tunavi

What the hell

I can understand why Wii and Wiiware wouldn't work, but no virtual console sucks.
Why would you do that?
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Originally Posted by Tunavi

What the hell

Currently, you can buy Wii versions of virtual console games on the Wii Shop Channel in backwards compatibility mode. Most are hoping that one day, Nintendo will release Wii U versions of virtual console games on the Wii U eShop, allowing for Virtual Console play on the gamepad.

It does suck we can't play Wii games on the gamepad, though, especially since they got our hopes up by including a sensor bar in the gamepad. lol
MikeE21286
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(11-14-2012, 02:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by EloquentM

no, that wouldn't make sense for developers who want to make games that utilize both tv and gamepad.

Seems like a choice for the player to make.
goomba
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(11-14-2012, 02:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by MikeE21286

They don't all?

How could dual screen games play on a single screen?
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(11-14-2012, 02:21 AM)

Originally Posted by Medalion

New OT "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 - Plop while you Blop, too"

holy shit :lol

what have you DONE Nintendo. It would surprise me if so many Wii U related game OT's don't have some kind of variation of toilet jokes.
Rash
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(11-14-2012, 02:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by goomba

Someone ask Iwata to ask about this in an Iwata asks.

It seriously needs to be addressed in some way. I just want to know if it's even remotely possible, and a possibility for the future. VC games on the Gamepad is like a dream.
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Originally Posted by goomba

How could dual screen games play on a single screen?

Do any single player dual screen required games exist?
Mik_Pad
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(11-14-2012, 02:22 AM)
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Great work OP, nice to see that a lot of games will be compatible, definetly one of the strongest features of Wii U.
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(11-14-2012, 02:23 AM)
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Black OPs 2, Sonic Transformed, and AC3 are going to be godly in bed. I might even double dip on Arkham City when it hits below $20 just because of this feature.
Drago
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(11-14-2012, 02:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by MikeE21286

Do any single player dual screen required games exist?

ZombiU and NintendoLand for sure, and others I may be forgetting
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(11-14-2012, 02:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Drago

ZombiU and NintendoLand and others I may be forgetting

That's awesome then.

I didn't know of this.

I feel like I know so damn little about this system and its games.
shadyspace
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(11-14-2012, 02:25 AM)
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Why there is not an icon for this is baffling.
Kyou
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(11-14-2012, 02:26 AM)
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there needs to be a shorter, catchier name for this.

Offplay? Padplay?
Chopper
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(11-14-2012, 02:27 AM)
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So, what's the lost of games that don't?
Glass Joe
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(11-14-2012, 02:28 AM)
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In seeing the Ninja Gaiden 3 reviews, I didn't see that mentioned. Just move lists for the gamepad. I may have overlooked it. If true, it's on my radar again, at least for a rental.

Originally Posted by Why would you do that?


It does suck we can't play Wii games on the gamepad, though, especially since they got our hopes up by including a sensor bar in the gamepad. lol

The gamepad's sensor bar was never intended for this feature. Really, imagine putting the gamepad on a stand. Then picture taking a Wii remote and pointing at it. The reality of how awkward that would be on a 6.2" screen should set in.
AdroitOne
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(11-14-2012, 02:29 AM)
Tekken Tag 2 also has off tv play.

http://www.gamespot.com/tekken-tag-t...arada-6396759/
dyergram
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(11-14-2012, 02:30 AM)
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Wii og games not supporting this is heartbreaking to be frank.
Drago
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(11-14-2012, 02:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by AdroitOne

Tekken Tag 2 also has off tv play.

http://www.gamespot.com/tekken-tag-t...arada-6396759/

Originally Posted by Hiltz

Trine 2 and Dragon Quest X are also confirmed for off-tv play.

Nice. Thank you very much for this. :)
Last edited by Drago; 11-14-2012 at 02:32 AM.
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Actually, at this point I think it'd be more beneficial to make a list of games that don't support off TV play. It's a pretty important feature of the console, and in a way, the list as is is similar to making a list of Wii games that use the Wii Nunchuck. lol
Hiltz
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Trine 2, Puddle, and Dragon Quest X are also confirmed for off-tv play. I don't reckon Epic Mickey 2 is. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate HD is confirmed to not support off-tv play.
Last edited by Hiltz; 11-14-2012 at 02:35 AM.
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(11-14-2012, 02:30 AM)
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Trine has Padplay as well doesn't it?

Edit: Hiltz
NateDrake
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(11-14-2012, 02:32 AM)
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Scribblenauts confirmed

Originally Posted by beanman25

And I quote: "OPTIONS: Edit sound and graphic settings. View the controls, credits, intro movie, and ending movie. Activate TV OFF Mode to play using only the gamepad"


:)

Chopper
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(11-14-2012, 02:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by dyergram

Wii og games not supporting this is heartbreaking to be frank.

How would that even work?
Lyude77
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(11-14-2012, 02:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by Chopper

So, what's the lost of games that don't?

Nintendo Land
Zombi U
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate HD

There are definitely some more, but those are the ones I know for sure.

OP, you can add Fifa 13 to the list supporting it if you want: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...fa-13-on-wii-u
Medalion
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(11-14-2012, 02:36 AM)
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Pretty bummed about Zombi U not supporting it if BLOPS2 can do it
Drago
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(11-14-2012, 02:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by Medalion

Pretty bummed about Zombi U not supporting it if BLOPS2 can do it

The difference between the two is that the GamePad is integral to the gameplay in ZombiU. Not so much in BLOPS2. :p

And thanks for the info Lyude
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(11-14-2012, 02:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lyude77

Nintendo Land
Zombi U
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate HD

There are definitely some more, but those are the ones I know for sure.

OP, you can add Fifa 13 to the list supporting it if you want: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...fa-13-on-wii-u

I don't get that one. Capcom drop the ball in there

Originally Posted by Medalion

Pretty bummed about Zombi U not supporting it if BLOPS2 can do it

the Wiiupad is your backpack.. so yeah. both screens are need it, because it is in real time when you changed your items.
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(11-14-2012, 02:39 AM)
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Those are pretty nice incentives for me to buy multiplatform games. If I'm a developer I'd rather make sure the game is playable off-play instead of adding tacky gamepad features. Menus are fine though.
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Originally Posted by Hiltz

Trine 2, Puddle, and Dragon Quest X are also confirmed for off-tv play. I don't reckon Epic Mickey 2 is. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate HD is confirmed to not support off-tv play.

It does! If you buy the 3DS version
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(11-14-2012, 02:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by Medalion

Pretty bummed about Zombi U not supporting it if BLOPS2 can do it

Zombi U has several parts where you need to look at the GamePad and keep an eye on the screen though..


EDIT: I think 'downloadable' in the OP should be changed to 'downloadable only'.
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Originally Posted by Medalion

Pretty bummed about Zombi U not supporting it if BLOPS2 can do it

I dunno, any game that can be played on the Gamepad screen is probably also a game that could be played entirely with the Pro controller, no pad required. Since ZombiU has the scanning stuff, and seems to be actually trying to validate the Wii U Gamepad as part of the gaming experience, having a pad-only mode wouldn't work as well.
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Originally Posted by Lyude77

Nintendo Land
Zombi U
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate HD

There are definitely some more, but those are the ones I know for sure.

OP, you can add Fifa 13 to the list supporting it if you want: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...fa-13-on-wii-u

So, the ones in which Gamepad-use is integral. Seems fair enough.
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(11-14-2012, 02:41 AM)
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I was actually unaware that this was a game-by-game basis feature. I thought it was just a system perk.
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Originally Posted by Malvingt2

I don't get that one. Capcom drop the ball in there

They probably did that because of the connectivity with the 3DS version.

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