Minecraft: Wii U Edition

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Minecraft: Wii U Edition
Minecraft Wii U Boxart.png.
Developer(s) Mojang AB
4J Studios
Publisher(s) Mojang AB
Microsoft Studios (Japan)
Platform(s) Wii U
Release date Digital Release
USA December 17, 2015
Physical Release
USA June 17, 2016
Japan June 23, 2016
Europe June 30, 2016
Genre Sandbox
Rating(s)
ESRB:ESRB E10+.svg - Everyone 10+
PEGI:PEGI 7.svg - Seven years and older
CERO:CERO A.png - All ages
ACB:ACB PG.svg - Parental guidance
USK:USK 6.svg - Six years and older
DEJUS:DEJUS L.png - General audience
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer
Media
Wii U:
Media CD icon.png Optical disc
Media DL icon.svg Digital download
Input
Wii U:

Minecraft: Wii U Edition is a Wii U game released by Mojang AB and 4J Studios. It is a port of Minecraft, a sandbox PC game with a blocky aesthetic centered around gathering resources to survive, exploring the randomly generated terrain, and creating worlds and sculptures using a variety of colorful blocks and tools, though the objective is largely based on the player's direction. It was originally released for the Nintendo eShop on December 17, 2015,[1] and later released with a physical edition on May 17, 2016.[2] The original game includes references to the Mario franchise, such as a painting featuring 100m from Donkey Kong (which was based on a painting by Kristoffer Zetterstrand), and the Wii U Edition keeps these references. However, the Wii U Edition also has an exclusive Super Mario Mash-Up Pack that was released alongside the physical edition.[2]

Another port of Minecraft is expected to arrive on the Nintendo Switch, called Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition on May 11, 2017, and will retain the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack.[3]

Super Mario Mash-Up Pack[edit]

Group artwork of the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack.

The Super Mario Mash-Up Pack was released as downloadable content on May 17, 2016, though it comes bundled with the physical edition. It was developed in conjunction with Nintendo.[4] Though the mechanics of Minecraft remain the same in the pack, everything has been visually changed to match the aesthetics of the Mario franchise, which includes different skins for the player and every block, item, and mob. There is also a premade world containing several Mario landmarks and multiple enemy gauntlets and jumping challenges.

Skins[edit]

Skins are textures that the player can apply to change their appearance. There are forty Mario-themed skins that come with the pack. The skins, as they are titled and ordered from the selection screen, are:

Mobs[edit]

Mobs make up the creatures that can be found across the world, both friendly and aggressive. Again, all of them exhibit the behavior of their original Minecraft counterparts (e.g. the Hammer Bros do not throw hammers and instead charge the players, just as the Zombies did previously).

Mario enemies and characters are listed first, followed by the original mob in parenthesis.

  • Elder Guardians are Porcupuffers
  • Shulkers are Piranha Creepers
  • Zombie Villagers were originally Boomerang Bros, though they were changed to Hammer Bros. wearing the clothes of the Pianta they were before they were transformed.

Blocks and Items[edit]

Minecraft Wii U Armor Stand.jpg

Building Blocks[edit]

Foodstuffs[edit]

Materials[edit]

Tools, Weapons & Armor[edit]

Decorations[edit]

Redstone & Transportation[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Paintings[edit]

The paintings are often used throughout the map as decoration.

Pre-release and unused content[edit]

Unused images (presumably intended for use in the digital manual) in the files for Minecraft: Wii U Edition show that different skins were originally going to be used, rather than the ones in the final version. These include Hooktail as the Ender Dragon instead of Gobblegut, Midbus as the Pigs, and Yoshi as the Horses. Another image shows the Ender Chest with a Mr. I-themed design, rather than the Shy Guy-themed design it has in the release version.

The screenshot showing the Yoshi horses was actually used in the "Horses" section of the "How to Play" menu, prior to the patch adding the Battle Mini Game.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hill, Owen (December 7, 2015). Minecraft: Wii U Edition now available to download. Mojang. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Hill, Owen (May 9, 2016). Mario Mash Up coming to Wii U Edition May 17! Mojang. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  3. ^ https://youtu.be/EDedvre19es?t=19m39s
  4. ^ (May 9, 2016). Two beloved video game franchises collide in the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack for Minecraft: Wii U Edition. Nintendo. Retrieved November 16, 2016.