The Wonderful 101

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

The Wonderful 101
Wonderful 101 box artwork.jpg
North American boxart
Developer(s)Platinum Games
Publisher(s)Nintendo
Director(s)Hideki Kamiya
Producer(s)Atsushi Inaba
Hitoshi Yamagami
Artist(s)Yuka Kotaki
Ryo Koizumi
Writer(s)Hideki Kamiya
Composer(s)Rei Kondoh
Masato Kouda
Norihiko Hibino
Platform(s)Wii U
Release date(s)EU August 23, 2013[1]
JP 20130824August 24, 2013
AU August 24, 2013[2]
NA September 15, 2013[1]
Genre(s)Action
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer
DistributionWii U optical disc
Nintendo eShop
 
Jump to: navigation, search
The Wonderful 101
Wonderful 101 box artwork.jpg
North American boxart
Developer(s)Platinum Games
Publisher(s)Nintendo
Director(s)Hideki Kamiya
Producer(s)Atsushi Inaba
Hitoshi Yamagami
Artist(s)Yuka Kotaki
Ryo Koizumi
Writer(s)Hideki Kamiya
Composer(s)Rei Kondoh
Masato Kouda
Norihiko Hibino
Platform(s)Wii U
Release date(s)EU August 23, 2013[1]
JP 20130824August 24, 2013
AU August 24, 2013[2]
NA September 15, 2013[1]
Genre(s)Action
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer
DistributionWii U optical disc
Nintendo eShop

The Wonderful 101 (ザ・ワンダフル・ワン・オー・ワン Za Wandafuru Wan Ō Wan?) is an action-adventure video game developed by Platinum Games and published by Nintendo exclusively for the Wii U. The game was directed by Hideki Kamiya and produced by Atsushi Inaba, who worked on the Viewtiful Joe series and Ōkami together. It was initially set to release during the Wii U's launch window (which lasted from the console's launch until the end of March 2013) in North America and Japan,[3] but instead was released at the end of August 2013 in all territories except North America, where it was released on September 15.

Gameplay[edit]

Screenshot depicting a "Unite Morph" ability used to battle an opponent. The heroes have combined to form "Unite Hand", which is shown punching a large enemy called the Diedough-Goo.

In The Wonderful 101, players control a horde of superheroes from an isometric viewpoint and can turn them into various objects called "Unite Morphs". As levels progress, players must explore each stage to find helpless citizens and recruit them to join their army of heroes. The more heroes gathered, the greater the special morph powers can be. Players can use "Unite Morph" forms to battle off enemies, solve puzzles or traverse the environment at the cost of depleting the player's battery meter. The meter can be recharged by performing normal attacks or by picking up batteries dropped by a defeated enemy. Enemies will also drop "O parts", the in-game currency used to buy upgrades, new "Unite Morph" abilities and items. To transform the horde of heroes, shapes are drawn on the Wii U GamePad's touchscreen or right analog stick the corresponding symbol of a form, such as an “L” for a gun or a squiggly line for a whip. The GamePad can also be used to see things from a traditional third person angle and explore tighter environments better, such as indoors.[4][5][6]

Modes[edit]

The singleplayer campaign is broken between levels. Each level ends with a grade depending on a number of factors, such as how long it takes the player to complete and how much damage the player takes. In addition to a single-player mode, The Wonderful 101 has a cooperative mode that supports up to five players, with one person utilizing the GamePad and the four others using their own Wii U Pro Controller.[5][7]

Plot[edit]

Much like Hideki Kamiya’s Viewtiful Joe, the Wonderful 101 is inspired by tokusatsu—Japanese live-action films or television drama with a heavy emphasis on special effects. The main heroes’ outfits resemble those found in tokusatsu shows like Super Sentai, its American counterpart Power Rangers, and Kamen Rider, while the enemies resemble the giant monsters found in kaiju films, such as Godzilla and Gamera.

In this game, Earth is under attack from an alien invasion terrorist organization called the "GEATHJERK", and earth's last line of defense is the titular group of superheroes. Unfortunately, the aliens are too powerful to fight individually, so the heroes must work together. These uniquely different heroes can morph together into powerful weapons to crush their invaders or get through the environment.

40 years ago, Earth first came under the threat of the Guild of Evil Aliens Terrorizing Humans with Jiggawatt bombs, Energy beams, Ray Guns, and Killer lasers (GEATHJERK). This event known as Earth Defense War I, prompted the formation of the CENTINELS planetary secret service and the Gaia Defense Army (GDA). 20 years later the GEATHJERK returned for Earth Defense War II, Where GDA officer Arthur Wedgewood was mortally wounded aiding Wonder Red, but managed to get him and his son William into an escape pod before sacrificing himself by ramming his ship into the GEATHJERK mothership. 20 years later William, now grown up and a schoolteacher, drives his students to school before the GEATHJERK suddenly reappear. After getting his students to safety William suits up as Wonder Red and regroups with Wonder Blue and other members of the Wonderful 100, using their unite morphs, they manage to stop the school bus form crashing into Blossom Elementary. They are then picked up by the CENTINELS flagship Virgin Victory. There, CENTINELS Commander Laurence Nelson reveals that the CENTINELS were able to bring up the force field "Margarita" a small portion of the GEATHJERK armada managed to get through and are attacking Blossom City, He sends the Wonderful 100 off and names Wonder Red leader of the team despite his lack of experience, prompting protest from Blue. While on the ground they fend of a massive Gah-Goojin, rendezvous with Wonder Green, and soon meet Laambo, one of the 6 commanding officers in the GEATHJERK armada. Laambo uses his cybernetic hydra Diekuu Ohrowchee to uproot the Goddess of Blossoms, which houses one of the 5 super reactors powering Margarita. Laambo then moves to drop the statue from space but the Wonderful 100 manage to kill him and retrieve the statue also rescuing Luka Alan Smithee, one of Williams students who was inside the statue. The Wonderful 100 moves to defend Blossom Tower, but on the way there they are intercepted by a fleet of space pirates known as "Guyzoch" led by Prince Vorkken, who proposes the CENINELS align with Guyzoch . They manage to defeat him but the Guyzoch then retreat. The Wonderful 100 then rendezvous with Wonder Pink, who helps defeat a Diedough-Goo. On the way to Blossom Tower, the Gah-Goojin whose arm was blasted of by the Wonderful 100 seeks to purge them and intercepts them when the parasitic Notoriyeah, who was extracting information, was destroyed. With the combined effort of the team, and a little tickling, the robot was ahniallated.

The Wonderful Ones move to Strato Port to defend another Super Reactor, there they run into Luka once again, The Wonderful 100 reluctantly allow him to accompany them when they learn his parents are dead. The Wonderful Ones meet up with Professor Shirogane and Wonder Yellow and eventually make their way to the statue. At the statue they are met by Wanna another GEATHJERK commanding officer who attempts to vaporize the Wonderful 100 and the statue with his flagship Diejeah, but a mysterious ship known as Dakkar and its pilot fire a massive missile at Diejeah, saving the statue. Wanna then has Diejeah assume it lethal form to destroy the statue, but the Wonderful Ones manage to destroy Diejeah. Wanna then makes a last ditch effort to destroy the statue but fails when Professor Shirogane tucks the statue away into subspace, Wanna then explodes.

Professor Shirogane explains on the Virgin Victory that the 5 super reactors that power Margarita only send out enough energy to keep it running for 24 hours. Once that time is up, the rest of the GEATHJERK armada outside Margarita will be within firing range of the "Shirogane Comet". The Wonderful 100 then moves to Neo Mu to defend another Super Reactor, while there they rendezvous with Wonder White, but soon run into Vijounne, another GEATHJERK officer. Blue then runs off from the team, attempting to beat Vijounne by himself, but Vijounne then retreats. Before the Wonderful 100 head underground, Luka, who everyone thought had been left on the Virgin Victory runs ahead of the team, forcing them to force the door open. While underground, Vijounne shatters one the walls, flooding the base before running off while Blue chases after her. The Wonderful 101 are forced to plug the hole leaving Red to go off by himself to find Blue and reactivate the floodgates. While chasing after Blue, Red is met by the Dakkars pilot who reveal her name to be Immorta, she then states that if the Wonderful Ones don't improve, they'll be torn apart by Guyzoch. After meeting up with Blue, Red attempts to force the truth out of him, Blue explain that he was raised by his older brother, who was a police officer, but during an operation he was betrayed and killed by his partner who was actually Vijounne in disguise. The two work together to reactivate the floodgates. While moving to regroup with the other Wonderful Ones, the two are intercepted by Vijounne, who then throws Red into a shaft, Blue then attempts save him when they are suddenly rejoined by the rest of the Wonderful 100 where they then escape the shaft. After a rough skirmish with a Die-Rixxen, the make their way to the Super Reactor where Vijounne and her squid-like fortress Ohdarko attempt to steal the statue, they also find Luka who is attempting to meet with the GEATHJERK's leader by stowing aboard Ohdarko. The Virgin Victory manages to retrieve the statue and take it to the surface, Vijounne then attempts to use Ohdarko to destroy the Virgin Victory, The Wonderful 100 manages to destroy Ohdarko and rescue Luka, but Vijounne manages to escape.

The next super reactor is sealed in Mt. Ogertoe, an active volcano, which also is over the Lost City of Lowrule. The Wonderful 100 head to secure it, rendezvousing with Wonder-Black in the process.They run into Prince Vorkken again, but before they fight, he tries to say what he's fighting for, and tells of a fateful day and a new girl who was transferred to the next class. The team is very curious, especially Pink. Chewgi pleads for brevity though, and they engage in combat. Immorta soon intervenes, hitting Vorkken's ship, The Meizzer. After escaping the lava flow with Immorta and Dakkar, Immorta reveals that her unit is gone, but Blue resents Immorta as if she was a spy and rejects her offer of combined forces. White notices a change in the Guyzoch armor whenever the Meizzer loses power. The Wonderful 100 then sight a Gah-Goojin ramming the door protecting the super reactor, they also see that Luka has tagged along yet again, this time with Pink vouching for him. Once they reach the door after a scuffle with a massive Tuumekey, they find the door sealed tight. Luka reveals a mysterious pendant that seems to open the door. Gah-Goojin appears again to try and sink the statue into the lava before the Subspace circuit activates. Taking the robot for themselves, Blue almost destroys the statue, but the circuit activates. Black's quick thinking allows full control of Gah-Goojin, but it was not long before Walltha, the third class GEATHJERK officer and Laambo's twin brother intervenes. He stated that he was not there for revenge for Laambo's destruction, but to serve GEATHJERK supreme overlord Jerghinga. Actavating the Wallgah-Googin, Walltha procceds to attack. The Wonderful 100 manage to beat the Wallgah-Gojin in a Punch-Out style boxing match, the volcano begins to erupt, so the Wonderful Ones hop aboard the Virgin Victory while Walltha gives chase. Making it out of Mt Orgetoe, Wonder Green manages to destroy the Wallgah-Goojin with Walltha inside. The Virgin Victory victory then flies off toward the final super reactor.

Aboard the Virgin Victory, Red requests Nelson to allow Luka to be a part of the group, citing his hatred of the GEATHJERK as being worthy of acknowledgment. The Wonderful 100 moves to Gocken Island to de defend the final super reactor within the lost city of Kowrule. There Vijounne reappears and Blue abandons the team once again to chase after her. He nearly drowns before being rescued by the Virgin Victory. Commander Nelson explains to Blue that he was a lot like him when he was Reds predecessor, before he watched Reds father die at the hands of Laambo, but Red managed to put his desire for revenge aside and became a teacher to inspire the same bravery in his students. Blue then rejoins with the rest of the Wonderful 100, now accompanied by Immorta. The virgin Victory chases down Vijounne and the Wonderful 100 finally manages to kill her, before dying, Vijounne expresses her disbelief at earth becoming the "Greater Galactic Coalition". The Wonderful 100 once again head off toward the super reactor. Along the way Immorta explains that Vorkken was once the benevolent prince of the comet Rhullo, before GEATHJERK invaded and Vorkken lost his kingdom, his family, and the love of his life. Before GEATHJERK destroyed Rhullo Vorrken managed to get Immorta into an escape vessel before disappearing for a while. When he finally resurfaced his mentality had completely shifted into that the space pirate leader feared across the universe. Immorta then requests the Wonderful 100's aid at reclaiming Vorkken from what he has become. The Wonderful 100 arrive at the super reactor to find that Vorkken had gotten there first, and had already killed and dug a grave for GEATHJERK officer Heyourgah. The Guyzoch board the Meizerr and engage in a ferocious two-part battle against the Wonderful 100 that ends with both sides badly beaten. Immorta then beats up Vorkken, inadvertantly revealing herself to be Vorrken's younger sister and that he had been under the GEATHJERK's mind control the entire time. The groups are then intercepted by Gimme, the high commander of the GEATHJERK forces, stating that Vorkken has worn out his usefulness, and activates the bio-weapon Vaaiki in his bloodstream. Luka then betrays the Wonderful 100 offering himself over to an audience with Jerghinga, revealing that his pendant controls the super reactors and he wants revenge on earth for his mothers death. Gimme that takes Luka with him, with The Wonderful 100 reeling from had just happened.

As energy levels in Margarita begin to drop, The Wonderful 100 uses Professor Shirogane's Nano-Accel to enter Vorkken's body to combat the bioweapon. While inside they are joined by the members of Guyzoch, Vorrken's first mate Chewgi explains that Vorkken forced them into service and that the slightest disobedience would result in the destruction of their home worlds, but Vorkken turned off the attack satellites just before their battle. The groups make there way to the bioweapon Vaaiki and manage to crush it on Professor Shirogane's keyboard, saving Vorkken's life. Chewgi and the rest of Guyzoch then leave for their home worlds. Meanwhile, GEATHJERK activates a gravity well to destroy Blossom City and expose the CENTINELS nervous system, Mother Platinum. The Wonderful 100 heads down to Blossom City to defend Mother Platinum and rescue Luka. Meanwhile, Vorkken disappears from the Virgin Victory.

The Wonderful 100 make it to Gimme's ship and demand Luka be returned, but Gimme refuses, stating Luka is aboard on his own will. Gimme goes on to explain that demanding Luka back is ironic and has Luka explain why he betrayed them. Luka explains that his mother was the scientist who created Margarita, but was apparently killed in a lab accident, the CENTINELS were apparently unable to prevent her death. Gimme expels the Wonderful Ones from his ship and transforms it into Giga-Goojin, however Luka's pendant activates a mysterious robot made from the building of Blossom City which Red dubs Platinum Robo. They board Platinum Robo and manages to tear Giga-Goojins head open and The Wonderful 100 head inside, but are quickly subdued by the a widening in Margarita. Gimme offers Red some last words before he intends to kill them. Red explains to Luka that his mothers intelligence in earth defense was unparalleled, but she was unable to create an artificial intelligence capable of powering Mother Platinum, so she had her own mind uploaded into Mother Platinums mainframe, basically becoming Earth's last line of defense, and that her death was actually a sacrifice. Impatient, Gimme silences Red and prepares to delivers the finishing blow. The Virgin Victory then suddenly ram into the Giga-Goojin, Reds story having provided a distraction, and the Wonderful Ones manage to push Gimme into the Gravity Well, killing him. However Mother Platinum is destroyed and the CENTINELS lose control of the Shirogane Comet, and Luka pores over his regret over whats happening being his doing. Despite the situation however, the team doesn't give up. Platinum Robo then tells Luka in his mind that the Shirogane Comet is in range and has a manual trigger, giving hope for earth.

The Wonderful 100 decides to fly off into the Exoatmosphere aboard Platinum Robo to activate the Shirogane Comet manually, with some effort they manage to reactivate the Shirogane Comet and use it to vaporize the entire GEATHJERK armada, however the celebration is cut short when the GEATHJERK's planetary fortress reveals itself and restores the fleet. The Wonderful 100, Platinum Robo, and the Virgin Victory then set the fortress in their sights. Along the way, Blue reveals that they can use unite morphs by knocking Gah-Googin's out and setting them to autopilot, which he claims to have discovered earlier. They make progress through the traps and defenses, but Platinum Robo is forced to stay behind in order to allow the Virgin Victory to get through the bulkheads. The Wonderful ones then fly off by themselves in order to disable the fortresses shield, they are soon rejoined by the Guyzoch, who decided against returning home to repay their get to the Wonderful 100, eventually they are also joined by Vorkken. On the surface they manage to destroy the shield generators, but are unable to contact the Virgin Victory when the floor caves in and they fall inside the fortress. Once inside, they come across a massive reactor, a voice reveals itself to be Jergingha, supreme overlord of the GEATHJERK federation. The Wonderful Ones brush off his threats, intending to destroy the reactor and go home, but the reactors opens itself to reveal Jergingha's brain, as he is the planetary fortress. Jergingha then activates his internal self-destruct mechanism and reveals that GEATHJERK was founded with the intention of eliminating threats to galactic peace such as Earth, The Wonderful Ones refuse accept that earth is a threat, and manage to shatter Jergingha's tank. Jergingha reveals that in earths chronology, the GEATHJERK originate form 1500 year in the future, and that 100 years prior, the GEATHJERK worlds were assimilated and destroyed by The Greater Galactic Coalition, beginning the Greater Galactic Imperium: darkest age in galactic history. When Blue question what that has to do with Earth, Jergingha then has them realize that Earth commanded the Greater Galactic Coalition. The Wonderful 100 refuses rot believe humanity would ever go that far, before Jergingha reveals a futuristic Wonder Mask. Jergingha then uses the mask to become Wonder-Jergingha and proceeds to battle the Wonderful Ones. Jergingha manages to overpower the team and prepares to kill them, but Lukas efforts allow Wonder Red to suit back up as the Virgin Victory ram into Jergingha, the Wonderful 100 uses the Virgin Victory's shooter mode to vaporize Jergingha. The Virgin Victory and soon the Guyzoch aboard the Meizzer manage to escape Jergingha's body as it self destructs. However Red notices that the fortress is actually reforming and Jerginghas then reveals himself in his bipedal form designed for destroying planets. The Wonderful 100 boards Platinum Robo and several other robots and engage in a titanic battle with Jergingha. They Wonderful 100 manages to mortally wound Jergingha, but in a last ditch effort, Jergingha charges toward the Earth, lamenting how he had intended to avoid its destruction, but he is left with no other choice. As Jergingha charges his "Chi-Q marble buster", Platinum Robo, Virgin C=Victory, The Meizzer, and the Dakkar unite up and retaliate with an equally devastating beam that destroys Jergingha once and for all. Back on earth, the rest of the GEATHJERK armada self-destructs, but Luka says that its not over and pledges to devote himself to his studies and become the person his mother was. Red supports Luka, also instructing him to pass that spirit on to the next generation and set earths destiny away from the Greater Galactic Coalition. The Wonderful 100 pays their respects to Platinum Robo as it then flies off into the horizon. Vorkken and Red then exchange thank and Vorkken then promises to make up for what bad things he had done while under the GEATHJERK's control, even if it take hi awhile. The Guyzoch, Vorkken, and Immorta then leave the earth as the Wonderful 100 head back to Blossom City for search and rescue.

Some time later. Luka is riding to school with his classmates when some GEATHJERK forces attack, Luka gets his classmates to safety and the suits up as Wonder-Goggles and rejoins the Wonderful Ones. They manage to stop the bus from crashing into the school and go on to confront the remaining GEATHJERK forces. The Wonderful Ones then announce themselves as The Wonderful 101 and the game ends.

Characters[edit]

Each main playable character has a citizen appearance, while their hero alter egos are all named Wonder, followed by their corresponding color, job, or noun. To transform into their hero counterpart, each character calls out "Wonderize", followed by their color, in a manner similar to henshin calls. Each character has their own unique morph as well.

The game also features a cast of supporting characters:

The Guild of Evil Aliens Terrorising Humans with Jiggawatt bombs, Energy beams, Ray guns, and Killer lasers (GEATHJERK): An alien armada under the Geathjerk Federation that destroys planets they deem as a threat to galactic peace. Originally from 1500 years in the future, the Geathjerk are bent to destroy Earth, which they call Chi-Q, and other planets to alter time itself so that their destruction by an Earth-based empire would never occur. The GEATHJERK invaded Earth on two occasions prior to the game's events, first invasion 40 years ago prompted the formation of the CENTINELS.

Additionally Bayonetta, Jeanne, and Rodin from Platinums Bayonetta series appear as unlockable characters. The games director Hideki Kamiya appears in the game as Wonder Director, and a character similar to the title character from his previous Viewtiful Joe franchise appears in the game as "Poseman".

Development[edit]

Development of what would become The Wonderful 101 began during the lifetime of the Wii. The original idea came from Platinum Games' president, Tatsuya Minami, who wanted to bring a group of popular or iconic video game characters together in one game. Because different gamers would prefer certain characters over others, being forced to play as a certain character at a certain point in the game was quickly scrapped. Instead, all of the characters would be on-screen at once so the player could choose between them at any time. Platinum Games initially thought of using Nintendo first-party characters who would work together to get past obstacles, but when the idea was presented to Nintendo, they questioned how the mechanic would fill an entire game. Director Hideki Kamiya also doubted that the "conflicting elements" of the different Nintendo characters could be "put into a consistent formula" successfully like in the Super Smash Bros. series. Further brainstorming was put on hold while he worked on another game, but when that game was put on hiatus a year later, work on The Wonderful 101 resumed. Kamiya decided to use the Japanese henshin theme with a group of five original heroes who could unite and transform into various weapons. Soon the group expanded to one hundred heroes, and the Japanese superhero style changed to "an American comic book vibe." Although the developers had been thinking of making the game for the Wii, when Platinum Games and Nintendo finalized their partnership, it became Wii U-exclusive. The developers wanted to use the console's unique features effectively, so they came up with drawing on the Gamepad as a way to activate the "Unite Morphs".[9][10]

Marketing[edit]

The Wonderful 101 was revealed at E3 2012 on the conference floor, codenamed Project P-100. On July 3, 2013, Nintendo introduced their "Wonderful Wednesday" social networking campaign to promote The Wonderful 101, where each Wednesday leading up to the game, they release a new character portrait. However, two days later, Kamiya posted how he worried about the lack of marketing for The Wonderful 101 on Twitter, mostly referring to the lack of information in magazines or websites, and claiming that the game took almost 1.5 times the resources and manpower as Platinum’s biggest game, Bayonetta. During the August 7, 2013 Nintendo Direct, Satoru Iwata announced that on August 9, 2013 a Nintendo Direct presentation would be made exclusively for The Wonderful 101.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
AggregatorScore
GameRankings78.02%[11]
Metacritic78/100[12]
Review scores
PublicationScore
Edge6/10[13]
Eurogamer8/10[14]
Famitsu39/40[15][16]
GameSpot8.0/10[17]
IGN7.4/10[18]
Joystiq4/5 stars[19]
NintendoLife9/10[20]
VideoGamer.com8/10[21]

Critical reception[edit]

The Wonderful 101 received generally positive reviews from critics. It has an aggregate score of 78.02% on GameRankings[11] and 78/100 on Metacritic.[12] The game received comments from some game critics concerning its steep learning curve, while others, such as Nintendo Enthusiast's Michael Nelson, praised the game for requiring a certain amount of skill.[22]

Most reviewers enjoyed the ridiculously nonsensical story, characters, and humor, but found the few sexual jokes out-of-place in an perceived kid-friendly game, although it retains a Teen rating.[14][17][18][19][23] The Wonderful 101's length and pacing seemed a bit drawn-out to some reviewers due to repetitive enemies and boss fights,[13][17][21] while others thought they were alright thanks to the even distribution of new moves and upgrades.[14][20]

Forming weapons by drawing on the touchscreen garnered mixed reception. Many reviewers found that the GamePad worked fine for straight lines or circles (to make a sword or a fist), but that it sometimes interpreted the wrong weapon for more complex shapes.[13][14][18] Others thought that drawing simple shapes on the GamePad while using the right analogue stick for others was more reliable,[17] or that the GamePad worked perfectly and it was simply a matter of practice.[20][23] The camera was criticized for being too zoomed-out to keep track of all of the characters during battle but also too zoomed-in to see the occasional out-of-view enemy.[13][18][19] Reviewers agreed that the game lived up to Platinum Games' trademark high difficulty, with some citing the controls and camera as contributing factors.[13]

Nearly all reviewers were pleased with the creative uses of the GamePad's second screen.[13][17][18] However, a few thought that navigating inside of a building using the controller's gyroscope was clunky.[20]

Reviewers thought the multiplayer mode was enjoyable, but often lost track of their own group of characters. Most agreed that it felt “tacked on.”[17][23]

Reviewers praised The Wonderful 101's cartoony art style and flashy effects in battle,[14] but also thought the character models looked low-polygon if the view zoomed in.[20] The set-pieces and giant bosses were likewise well-received, as were the voice acting and soundtrack.[14][18]

Sales[edit]

The game sold 5,258 copies in its first week in Japan[24] and reached 22nd place in its first week of the UK sales chart.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Luke Karmali (May 17, 2013). "The Wonderful 101 Release Date Announced". IGN. Retrieved 2013-05-17. 
  2. ^ "NINTENDO ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE WORLDWIDE PARTNERSHIP WITH SEGA FOR UPCOMING SONIC THE HEDGEHOG GAMES". Nintendo Australia Pty. Ltd. May 18, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  3. ^ "We try to make sense out of Nintendo's launch windows. But it got delayed.". Nintendo World Report. 2012-09-19. 
  4. ^ "Nintendo All-Access @ E3 2012 - Games". E3.nintendo.com. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  5. ^ a b Meyer, Lee (June 26, 2013). "Hands On: The Wonderful 101". nintendolife. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ "The Wonderful 101". nintendo.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  7. ^ "The Wonderful 101 : Nintendo @ E3 2013". E3.nintendo.com. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  8. ^ http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wiiu/acmj/index.html#/character/
  9. ^ Parish, Jeremy (September 9, 2013). "Wonderful 101 and a World Without Genres". US Gamer. Retrieved September 12, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Hideki Kamiya Interview: Wonderful 101, the Bayonetta 2 Controversy, His Twitter Account and More...". VideoGamer.com. Pro-G Media. August 22, 2013. Archived from the original on August 23, 2013. Retrieved September 12, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b "The Wonderful 101 for Wii U". GameRankings. Retrieved September 19, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "The Wonderful 101 for Wii U Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved September 19, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f "The Wonderful 101 Review". Edge. Future Publishing. August 19, 2013. Retrieved August 24, 2013. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f Stanton, Rich (August 18, 2013). "Give It a Big Hand!". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Retrieved August 24, 2013. 
  15. ^ Gifford, Kevin (August 21, 2013). "Japan Review Check: Wonderful 101, Lost Planet 3". Polygon. Vox Media. Retrieved August 25, 2013. 
  16. ^ "The Wonderful 101". Famitsu. Enterbrain. Retrieved August 25, 2013. (Japanese)
  17. ^ a b c d e f Gaston, Martin (August 18, 2013). "The Wonderful 101 Review". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 24, 2013. 
  18. ^ a b c d e f MacDonald, Keza (August 18, 2013). "Unite and Conquer". IGN. IGN Entertainment. Retrieved August 24, 2013. 
  19. ^ a b c Martin, Garrett. "The Wonderful 101 review: Barrel of superheroes". Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  20. ^ a b c d e Whitehead, Thomas (August 18, 2013). "Chaos and Colour Multiplied by 101". Nintendo Life. Nlife. Retrieved August 24, 2013. 
  21. ^ a b Cairns, Daniel (August 18, 2013). "The Wonderful 101 Review". Video Gamer. Pro-G Media. Retrieved August 24, 2013. 
  22. ^ Nelson, Michael (September 12, 2013). "Review: The Wonderful 101". Nintendo Enthusiast. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
  23. ^ a b c Holmes, Jonathan (10 September 2013). "More than the sum of its parts". Destructoid. ModernMethod/Independent. Archived from the original on 26 September 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  24. ^ a b Miller, Simon (2013-08-28). "The Wonderful 101 slows down Wii U sales in Japan". Videogamer.com. Retrieved 2013-08-28.