Earth's only hope against an alien invasion is a team of 100 superheroes, and they need your help. Only you can unite the superheroes to become the Wonderful 101! Players control a team of superheroes that is trying to defeat alien invaders. Individually, these superheroes pack a decent punch, but unite them, and they are unstoppable.
Draw certain symbols on the screen or with the right control stick to combine multiple heroes in a Unite Morph. By drawing circles around average citizens and sending them Wonder-Energy, players can recruit them to become heroes in battle. The more citizens recruited, the more powerful the Unite Morph attacks become. Players can track down and recruit the rest of the Wonderful 100, who have eccentric costumes and wild names.
Unite Morphs can also be used to solve puzzles in the game world. Puzzle-solving also takes advantage of the second screen on the Wii U GamePad controller by allowing players to control individual heroes.
In addition to the single-player mode, The Wonderful 101 offers a co-op multiplayer mode for up to five players. With one player using the GamePad and four others using a Wii U Pro Controller or Wii Remote with a Classic Controller attached, friends can team up to take on the numerous challenges.
The Wonderful 101 is rated "T" for "Teen" by the ESRB and is available at an MSRP of $59.99. It can also be purchased and downloaded in the Nintendo eShop.