The Finest Wii games of all time

Few video game consoles stirred up as much buzz as the Nintendo Wii. Before motion tracking software was considered standard fare and idle shovelware started popping up left and right to make the most, Nintendo looked to revolutionize the gaming landscape with all the Wii (before the title was formally announced, the system was codenamed Revolution). Utilizing a two-piece"Wiimote" and"Nunchuk" management scheme, the Wii guaranteed gamers an chance to experience a new type of paradigm, to capitalize on the popularity of names like Dance Dance Revolution and turn the body into a game controller. A number of the best Wii games were Nintendo's first-party Wii names and earned praise, with several becoming staple party games which, to this day, maintain premium real estate in amusement centres.

Unfortunately, the Wii came along during a time of consolidation for game developers: As it became simpler to cross-publish games on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC, lots of programmers looked in the Wii's comparative technical limitations and unique controls, and simply chose to ignore the platform. Despite a dearth of quality third-party support, the Wii was still home to an exceptional core set of matches in its lifespan. 

Let us be real. Mario Kart Wii does not change the match such as Mario Kart 64 or Dual Dash, but the Wii Edition of this time-honored Nintendo heritage was still beloved in its own right. It felt like a slicker, better-looking version of Mario Kart 64, and that is not a terrible thing. 

The most innovative element of Mario Kart Wii, like several Wii games, was its movement controls. Nintendo even bundled in the plastic wheel attachment with each copy of this game. With 32 tracks — 16 new, 16 from previous games — and combat mode, the Wii entry of the iconic racer delivered a relatively robust package that really hit its stride when playing on the couch alongside friends. Considering that movement controls have been a part of each console Mario Kart experience because (Mario Kart 8 for Wii U along with the deluxe version for Change ), Mario Kart Wii's effect remains found in the show now. Even though it wasn't quite what we desired, Mario Kart is excellent no matter what. You would be hard-pressed to discover a better racing game for Wii.


The third entry in Nintendo's renowned fighting series made critical acclaim for tweaking the favorite formula and incorporating several new features, such as crazy-powerful"Closing Smash" moves that may swing the momentum of a battle. Brawl also introduced third-party characters to the series for the first time, specifically Sonic the Hedgehog, and Solid Snake in the Metal Gear  Collection. Other new additions include a Pokémon Trainer personality that controls completely evolved variants of the starter Pokémon from Pokémon Red and Blue. Super Smash Bros rom featured an expanded bundle of single-player actions, such as the Subspace Emissary Adventure mode, and offered online multiplayer (via Wi-Fi) for the first time in the series. Unfortunately, the Wi-Fi has since closed down, even though emulators on PC have kept online multiplayer living.

Donkey Kong Country Returns

The first Donkey Kong Country is mythical. From its seemingly futuristic images (in its own time) into the iconic audio to the controller-shattering difficulty, the 1994 name supplied treasured memories for lots of gamers. After a 13-year hiatus following  Donkey Kong Country 3, the series made its triumphant return on the Wii with Donkey Kong Country Returns. The side-scrolling, platforming gameplay is equally as ruthless as ever, with more bananas to collect and more hidden areas than you can shake a stick at. This time around, Diddy Kong has a jetpack to help the primate pair traverse the levels, and also a co-op mode lets Player 2 take charge of the junior Kong. The Wii version was flashed to Nintendo 3DS, and a sequel is also available on the Wii U and Switch. 

Animal Crossing: City Folk

Nintendo's Animal Crossing franchise has become a family name, beloved by fans throughout the world for its anthropomorphic animals and quirky lifestyle simulation gameplay. City Folk successfully attracted that formula to the Wii in 2008, allowing players build a lifetime one of the woodland creatures (not those woodland critters); if you liked the Gamecube or even Nintendo DS variations of Animal Crossing, you'll probably enjoy this too. City Folk brings back string mainstays like raccoon-dog shop owner Tom Nook, and players can see the seasons change in real time, according to the Wii's clock. The game utilizes motion controls for items like chopping wood and fishing. If nothing else, City Folk offers what may be the most exhilarating achievement within a video game: Paying off a mortgage. 

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

 Samus' nimble beam cannon and missile launcher return, as does her"Morph Ball" ability, allowing her to roll up at a tiny ball to explore tight spaces. Corruption makes excellent use of this Wii's movement controllers, mixing lock-on targeting with free planning to get a smooth, responsive feel. The difficulty is toned down a bit from Echoes, in which boss fights often required several tries, but Corruption is still a satisfying encounter. A fourth Prime match is currently in development for Nintendo Switch, and that means you still have time to catch up!

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