When Nintendo brought Donkey Kong Country Returns for the Wii to the 3DS, it opened the speculative door to porting other Wii games to the handheld. As DKCR proves, some Wii games are better when their motion controls are stripped away in favor of buttons. Surely there are other games from the Wii catalog that has just begging to become handheld sensations. GamesRadar has put together a list of ideal candidates including Wario Land: Shake It! and Super Paper Mario.
[P]erhaps Shake It is underrated because the Wii game was in the wrong place at the wrong time. The Wario Land series had only been on portables up to that release, so the franchise might have been hurt by the transition, meaning it could reclaim its place as a handheld gem via some port work. The New 3DS should have no trouble making the intricate line art pop, meaning all the long hard hours of the animators won't have been wasted on a small percentage of the Wii's audience.
I'd replay many of the games on the list if they were given a little extra work as DKCR enjoyed. Super Paper Mario may actually be better on the 3DS where the game's longer missions can be cut into easier to manage pieces thanks to the handheld's sleep mode. The perspective changes would really pop in 3D, too. I don't want to see the 3DS library (or the New 3DS library) become a never-ending list of Wii ports, but dropping in a few underrated classics from time to time would be nice.