game saves on wii u and making sure they dont get overwritten

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  1. mr ooops

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    hi all

    just got a wii u , now the problem is my youngest will be playing on it (hes 3) and he has a habbit of copying over all 3 game saves in mario for instance, not good when the 16 year old has just got to level 3000 etc............

    now we've all set up our own mii people (or whatever there called) so I presumed that now when we play mario for instance we all had our own game saves, but alas if i or my 16 year old get to the final boss of the final level with our own mii's on say game save 1, then the 3 year old logs into his and goes on game save 1 and deletes game save 1 or over writes it then he has just lost ours?

    does not sound right to me, is this the case, if so anything we could do to stop him causing world war 3 in the house, dont want to stop him playing on it,

    can you buy memory cards for the wii u, that way me and the eldest can use that for our game saves and youngest can run riot and save what he wants where he wants on the console?

    hope that makes sense

    thanks
    jas
     
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    You each have your own profile so it's just a case of clicking on your Mii's face when the console boots up.

    Then each profile has their own list of game saves.
     
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    thats what i thought should happen but weve just tested it and this is not happening on mine

    ive just gone on the wii u, choose my character and played 3 levels of mario (used game save slot 1)

    eldest logs me out and chooses his character, goes to game save slot 1 and its started him from my save, so for a test, we delete slot 1 on his profile, go back to my profile and ive now got no save and have to start again.
     
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    I don't think all games support separate profiles. I don't think you can start a new game and then save that over an existing save though, so the chances of the little one wiping a save are slim.
     
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    Strange, must be set up wrong. Do you definitely all have your own profiles and not just 2 miis on the same profile?

    These are my Mario saves, my daughters and my son's.

    Edit: I attached the photos from my phone but they don't seem to be showing up.
     
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    No, that would make far too much sense. I remember NSMBU sharing the whole 3 slots across any user profile. Unbelievable and meant we couldn't all have our own save game.
     
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    Ah that's better. Photos attached of the 3 different profiles. Works this way in all games I've played.
     

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    Do you have NSMBU? See if that's still the same?
     
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    Ah yeah, just checked NSMBW and the saves are shared across all profiles. What a daft way of doing it! Donkey Kong has it's own saves for each profile and Lego City did. I'm sure that Rayman did as well. Infact I can't think of another game that doesn't. Seems like NSMBW was just a one off.
     
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    Yeah, really daft - and did limit its play here, simply because they had no way of tracking their own progress.
    mr ooops, was it NSMBU?
     
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    I'm surprised they never sorted the issue out with nsmbu, surely a patch of somekind could have be released. It's got to have been an oversight as sharing three game slots across all profiles makes no sense whatsoever. I think thats the only game I've come across which has that, all other games have their save files attached to profiles if i'm not mistaken.
     
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    I think NintendoLand did too.
     
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    Don't all Wii games share the same save slots when played on the Wii U?
     
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    thanks for all the help and replies, yest the game in question was NSMBU
     

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