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Wii Games: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
What Game Controllers Do You Need for the Wii U?
An explanation of the uses of the various controllers supported by the Wii U.
How to Install the Homebrew Channel in 'Wii...
A guide to installing the homebrew channel to the Wii Mode of your Wii U.
How to Stream Media in Wii-U Plex Media Server
A step-by-step guide to streaming media from your PC to your Wii U using the Plex Media Server.
Hack Your Wii and Install the Homebrew Channel
Step by step instructions on how to hack your Wii and install homebrew software.
5 Must Have Apps for Your Hacked Wii
So, you’ve installed the homebrew channel on your Wii. Now what? Here are five applications to help you get the most out of your homebrewed Wii.
The Rivers of Alice: Extended Version - Wii U...
The Rivers of Alice: Extended Version is a puzzle-adventure game ported from the iPhone. It's got some good puzzles, but also some overly familiar ones.
A Close-Up Look at the Wii U
Answers to all your Wii U questions.
Explore the Fascinating World of Wii Homebrew
Wondering what homebrew is, or what it has to do with the Wii? Here's a simple explanation of what it is, what it does and some of the things it can be used for.
What to Do If Your Wii or Wii U Can't Read a Disk
If your Wii or Wii U isn't reading a game disk, don't throw it out just yet; sometimes it's an easily fixable problem. Sometimes you can even fix a Wii console that isn't playing any disks. Learn how.
How to Use Cheats in Wii Homebrew Games
A list of what you need to run homebrew cheats on your Nintendo Wii.
How to Setup Your New Wii Console
Step 1: How to decide on the right location and alignment for your Wii.
12 Reasons the Wii U is Doomed
Why the Wii U is bound to be a massive failure.
How to Connect Your New Wii U to Your TV
Step 1: How to decide on the right location for your Wii U, and optionally how to attach the stand.
5 Reasons to Buy a Wii (Not an Xbox 360 or...
For gamers, one of the hardest decisions is which console to buy: each offers games and features you won’t get from the others. If you’ve got a thousand dollars or so to fritter away, I say get them all. Otherwise, here are the top five reasons the Wii might be the console for you.
The 5 Best Games for the Wii Balance Board
Most people get a Wii balance board , the peripheral that watches how you move your feet, when they get
The 7 Best Wii Party Games
A look at the best party games for the Nintendo Wii.
PlayOn Vs. Plex Media Server
A look at the two major services that allow you to stream media from a PC to a Wii U
These Are the 15 Best Wii Exclusive Games Ever...
Often the most interesting games on a platform are those designed for that platform alone. These are games in which designers weren't trying to split the difference between the Wii and the PS3; they were designed for the Wii alone. Here are the 11 best Wii exclusives.
What Accessories Do I Need to Play Wii Games?
Detailed explanations on how to know what peripherals you might need to buy for the Wii.
Coping with Video-Game Related Repetitive...
Gaming can be hard on the body. This is how I control the pain in my hands from my repetitive stress injuries.
The 10 Spookiest Wii Games of All Time
Looking for a game that will make your heart race? Here are 10.
The Best Wii Games to Aid Your Workout
A look at the Wii games that will give players the best workout.
10 Annoying Things About the Wii U
A few things about the Wii U that just bug me.
The Five Games that Best Use the Wii MotionPlus
A look at the games that best used Wii MotionPlus technology.
How to Work Around System Updates if Your Wii...
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Wii U Browser - Tips and Tricks
How to get the most out of the Wii U's Internet Browser.
The Top 10 Free HTML5 Games You Can Play On the...
A listing of HTML5 games you can play on the Wii U browser.
How Do I Fix Error #002 on a Homebrewed...
Instructions on dealing with Wii Error #002.
The Games Announced for the Wii U
An updated list of the games that have been confirmed for the Wii U in North America.
The Six Most Intriguing Wii Homebrew Games
Gamers can install the homebrew channel to use the Wii as a media player or to run game emulators, but they can also download a number of interesting games. Many are simply ports of old games or new versions of standards like Pong, Tower Defense or Break-Out, but others are original, free games that, in spite of often primitive graphics and bare-bones gameplay can be wonderfully entertaining. Here are six you really should check out.
How Do I Restore the Homebrew Channel After I...
Accidentally updating a Wii operating system can result in the loss of the Homebrew Channel. Here’s how to get your homebrew back.
The Six Best Sports Games for the Wii
I’m not a big sports guy. I don’t play sports, I don’t watch sports, and if all professional sports were to disappear from the world I wouldn’t notice for a very long time. And yet, there are sports video games that are exciting to me as real sports are to others. Here are the best ones I’ve played.
Ten of the Coolest Little Things About the Wii U
A look at some of the many cool features of the Wii U.
Answers to Basic Questions About Mario Kart 8
Answers to commonly asked questions about Mario Kart 8.
What Does it Mean That Some Wii U Games Run in...
An explanation of TV resolutions as they relate to video games in general and the Wii U in particular.
The Top 10 Wii Action-Adventure Games
A look at the 10 best action-adventure games released for the Wii.
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is a cute game in which you draw paths to roll Kirby where you want him to go. It's fun, but it still feels like your playing a handheld game you can't take on the road.
12 Reasons the Wii U Will Ultimately Succeed
Why the Wii U is bound to be a huge success.
The Six Best Wii Games to Play with Your Kids
Looking for games to play with your kids? Here's six that are fun for them and you.
A Parents’ Guide to the Wii U
A detailed look at the Wii U for parents.
Nintendo's Seven Biggest Wii U Marketing Mistakes
A look at how Nintendo has failed to sell the Wii U effectively.
The Top 8 Wii Puzzle Games
Here are my choices for the best puzzles games you can play on the Wii.
The Ten Best Wii Mini-Game Collections
While there are certainly too many mini-game releases for the Wii, some of them are a lot of fun. Here are 10.
Wii U Games Rumor Watch - Games That Might Be...
A lot of games have been implied or rumored to be coming out for the Wii U. Here are the most convincing rumors.
How to Get Your Wii Online (Wireless or Wired)
Step-by-step instructions for connection your Wii to the Internet for Online Play or to Download Games. Covers both wired & wireless connections.
10 Reasons the Wii Sucked
As the Wii sails off into the sunset, let's take a moment to ponder upon all the things that were wrong with it.
Looking for a gift for a Wii U fan? Buy them...
Some of the best new Wii U products on the market for the 2013 holiday season.
How to Set Up and Surf the Internet on Your...
A complete tutorial on how to browse the Internet on the Wii Console, with step-by-step instructions on installing and using Nintendo's Internet browser, The Internet Channel.
Current Wii U-Related Kickstarter Projects
A list of games proposed for the Wii U that are trying to raise funds on Kickstarter.com and Indiegogo.com
How Do I Rearrange My Channels in the Wii Menu?
The main Wii menu shows all your channels and downloaded games. Those that don't fit on the first page of the menu are placed on successive pages. How can you rearrange and organize your menu so what you want is where you want it?
How Can I Fix Wii U Sound Lag?
Advice on fixing Wii U sound lag.
The Complete Guide to Wii Workout Games
Details on all the workout games released for the Nintendo Wii.
Wii Remote Plus - Peripheral Review
A look at Nintendo's MotionPlus-enabled Wii Remote Plus, as well as a few words on Nintendo's latest MotionPlus game, FlingSmash
What is the Wii Balance Board?
A description and definition of Nintendo's Wii Balance Board peripheral.
The Top 10 WiiWare Games
A look at the must-play WiiWare games.
Year Walk - Game Review: A Fever Dream for the...
Year Walk is a Bergman-esque fever dream. It's also an adventure game for the Wii U.
Kung Fu Rabbit - Wii U Game Review
An iOS game comes to the Wii U, silly premise intact.
The About.com Guide to Setting Up Your Wii
About.com's main resource for setting up your Wii, from hooking it up to the TV to setting up the Internet to advanced topics like installing homebrew aplications.
The 10 Best Wii Games to Play with Non-Gamers
Know someone who doesn't seem interested in video games? Here are a few potential mind-changing games.
The Best Use of the Wii Remote in Games
A list of the games that used the Wii remote in the cleverest, most original ways imaginable.
Wii U Pro Controller - Review
A look at the Wii U's conventional controller alternative
Wii-Compatible Flash Games
A guide to finding free flash games you can play in your Wii Internet browser.
How to Update Wii Channels if You Have a...
A Wii system update could brick a homebrewed Wii, but if you need the latest channels and fixes there are homebrew apps that will safely install them.
A Wii Remote Charger Comparison Chart
There are a good number systems that let you use rechargeable battery packs to power your Wii remote. If you're not sure which one to get, here's a comparison chart.
Here's What You Need to Know Before Buying...
What you need to know before buying a video game for someone.
The 6 Best Wii Rhythm Games
A look at the best rhythm games for the Nintendo Wii.
The Five Best Accessories for the Nintendo Wii
Sure, the Wii out of the box is good, but the Wii with a solid set of peripherals and add-ons is better. Here is my list of the best accessories for the Wii.
The 17 Best Core Games for the Wii
While the Wii often seems focused on non-gamer titles, it has had some amazing core titles. These are the best Wii games for the serious gamer.
NERF Sports Pack - Wii Accessory Review
A review of NERF Sports Pack, a set of Wii remote add-ons to emulate sports equipment.
Wii MotionPlus - Add-On Review
The MotionPlus gives us the Wii we were expecting years ago.
WaraWara Plaza Defined
Definition of WaraWara Plaza. Wii Games.
The Top 10 Wii Platformers
My picks for the 10 best platformers for the Nintendo Wii.
Nintendo Patent Reveals Potential Virtual...
Nintendo has filed a patent for a 3D display on a 2D screen, and suggested other possible virtual reality effects. Will it come to anything?
Amidst Speculation, Bad Press, Nintendo...
Rumors said it would never happen, or might happen, and the press said it shouldn't happen, but yes, Nintendo will publish Devil's Third in North America in 2015.
The Ultimate Wii
Sure, you can buy a Wii and then buy accessories as you need them, but if you’ve got the money, why not just create the perfect Wii setup right now? I don’t mean go out and buy a golden Wii, I just mean get everything you need for all your future Wii gaming needs. Here’s a guide to the ultimate Wii setup.
Wii Fit Plus - Game Review
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10 Unusual Uses for the Wii Remote
The motion-sensing and bluetooth capabilities of the Wii remote have proven irresistible to inventors. Here are the 10 coolest things anyone has found to do with a Wiimote.
Lego Pirates of the Caribbean - Game Review
Pros: Typical fun Lego formula. Cons: Overlong cut scenes. After basing Lego action-adventure games on
7 Reasons Why Misguided Critics are Hating on...
A look into the motives of some disgruntled gamers complaints regarding The Legend of Zelda, Skyward Sword.
A Dozen Game the Wii U Needs
Here are 12 games that would be perfectly suited to the upcoming Wii U console.
The 10 Most Intriguing Wii U Indies for 2015
With Nintendo firming up their indie release calendar, it's a good time to look at the most promising indie games scheduled for 2015.
The 6 Most Romantic Wii Games
A look at a few Wii games with a little romance in them.
Energizer Flat Panel Induction Charging System
A review of Energizer's first rate Wii Remote induction charger.
A Look at the Additions of The Wii U 4.0 Update
A detailed list of all the new features of the Wii U 4.0 system update.
Energizer Induction Charging System - Accessory...
A beautifully designed device from a well known company, Energizer’s charger has only one flaw; it doesn’t work very well.
Saban’s Power Rangers Samurai - Game Review
A look at yet another game licensed from some lame TV series. Does it live down to its source?
Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip - Game Review
Video game review of Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip for the Nintendo Wii
Wii Hulu Plus Channel Review
An overview of the Hulu Plus Channel for the Nintendo Wii, including what it is, how it works, and how it compares with Netflix.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Wii Mii Design
Step-by-step instructions for creating the perfect Mii
The Top Stupid Advice Nintendo is Getting
A look at the dumbest ideas game journalists and industry analysts are offering Nintendo.
The 7 Best Action Games for the Nintendo Wii
It’s a dangerous world out there, so grab your gun and your sword before entering that foreboding house or that dank cavern or that alien compound; you’re going to have to fight if you want to stay alive. And if fighting for your life is your idea of fun, here are the funnest Wii games for you.
Mario Party 9 - Game Review
A look at Nintendo's latest party game, Mario Party 9, which pushes Mario Party 8 into the dustbin of history.
How Netflix Can Improve Streaming on the Wii
A few months ago, Netflix began to offer the ability to stream movies through the Wii. It’s a nice little system, but it could be so much better. Here are 10 things Netflix needs to do to make their Wii streaming video experience great.
The 10 Coolest-Looking Wii Games
There are some visually stunning Wii games, using the look of rough pen-and-ink, soft watercolor, yarn, simple paper cut-outs, shadows and light, to create original, striking visuals. Here are the 10 most graphically beautiful games available for the Wii.
Nyko Charge Station for the Wii Review
Wii remotes are perhaps the last non-rechargeable remotes any console will every have, and they can burn through batteries quickly. Accessories like the Nyko Charge Station for the Wii will end the Wiimote's battery habit.
Splatoon, the Best Online Shooter Ever - Wii U...
Nintendo has always seemed a little leary of online, but with Splatoon they dived head first into the inky waters of online gaming. The result is amazing.
9 Things Nintendo Could Do to Make Wii U Better...
A look at some places where Nintendo went wrong in their Wii design, with advice on how to do things right for Wii U
Memorex Wii Dual Controller Charging Kit Review
The Memorex Wii Dual Controller Charging Kit is one of the best Wii remote chargers you can buy. Here's why.
Resident Evil Revelations - Wii U Game Review
Resident Evil returns to its zombie-in-mansion roots.
10 Reasons the Wii was Awesome
With the Wii about to go the way of the PS2, it's time too look back on all the great things the console had to offer.
The Top 4 Missing Wii Games - And the 3 That...
Nintendo has published a lot of Wii games in Japan and Europe that they refuse to bring to Americas. Here are 4 that deserve a U.S. release, plus three that arrived only after loud complaint.
Roving Rogue - Wii U Game Review
Roving Rogue is a cute indie platformer that lets you travel through walls. It's a lot of fun at first, but sustaining that fun proves to be the trick it hasn't quite mastered.
Punch-Out!! - Wii Game Review
Review of the boxing game Punch-Out!!, which combines fun with fitness.
6 Reasons Resident Evil: Revelations’...
A look at what went wrong with Revelation's script
Wii U Specs
A look at the specs for Nintendo's Wii U console.
The Takeaway on Mario-Kart 8 (Wii)
Review of the latest in a long line of Mario Kart games.
Zumba Fitness World Party - Wii/Wii U Review
A look at Majesco's exercise game, Zumba Fitness World Party, for the Wii and Wii U.
"FIFA Soccer 09 All-Play" - Video Game Review
Game review of Electronic Arts' FIFA Soccer 09 All-Play for the Nintendo Wii
Xenoblade Chronicles vs. The Last Story: Which...
Two great JRPGs came out for the Wii within a few months of one another. You don't have to choose between them, because they're both great, but if you've only got the money for one, here's a handy comparison.
Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventures - Game...
Money: How Many Skylanders Do You Need? How Many Can You Afford? Changing avatars is as simple as replacing
'Silent Hill: Shattered Memories' Nightmare FAQ
For most people, the most difficult part of 'Silent Hill: Shattered Memories' is making it through the “nightmare sequences” in which the world becomes frozen and populated with savage monsters. When I got stuck in the game, I went to gamefaqs.com and searched the forums for advice. I’ve played through the game a couple of times, and this is the advice that I found helpful.
Nine Ways Nintendo Failed the Wii U, and What...
A look at how Nintendo failed the Wii U, suggestions on what they can do about it, and a guess as to how likely they are to change.
Nintendo's Wii U GamePad High-Capacity Battery
A look at Nintendo's extended battery for the Wii U gamepad.
Lost in Shadow - Game Review
A look at a game that plays with shadow and light in a unique way.
What 8 Months with Wii Fit U Did For Me
I committed fully to Wii Fit U for over 8 months. I learned a lot about Nintendo's approach to fitness software, but did it do me any good?
Netflix on the Wii - Review
Netflix has finally come to the Wii (at least officially; PlayOn has offered a way to view Netflix movies on the Wii for a while now). Netflix subscribers with a Wii can get a disk from Netflix that allows them to stream movies directly through their console. I’ve had the opportunity to try out Netflix on the Wii, and while the interface is rather minimal, it works very well indeed.
Five Ways Third Party Publishers Are Ruining...
A look at some of the things third part publishers are doing wrong.
Angry Birds Trilogy - Wii Game Review
A look at the Wii version of a puzzle game that has come to the Wii and Wii U.
Amazon Instant Video - Software Review (Wii and...
A look at Amazon's Instant Video service, which allows Wii and Wii U owners to access entertainment through their consoles.
Hyrule Warriors: Zelda-Skinned Action Done...
Making a hack and slash game based on the Zelda Universe might seem a little nuts, but it's turned out surprisingly well.
Will the Wii Really Make You Fit?
A number of studies have attempted to determine whether the Wii is a good source for exercise. Here is what they have found so far.
The Wii U Year in Review: 2013
A look at the ups and downs of the Wii U in 2013, month by month.
Wii Mini Console - Review
A review of the Wii Mini, Nintendo's pared-down version of the Wii console.
Proposed: The Nintendo-Only Box
If Nintendo Lives and Dies on Zelda and Mario, Would Their Best Bet Be to Ditch Third Parties and Drop Weird Controllers?
The 10 Most Overrated Wii Games of all Time
Love these games? Well, you and everyone else in the world is wrong.
Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon -...
In a post-apocalyptic world, a teenage boy does what any boy would on a desolate planet: he tries to pick up a girl. Like many girls, this one is quite elusive, and during his pursuit he will befriend robots, fight giant masks and play hide-and-seek with a ghost. All through the beautifully-named role playing game Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon he never stops to wonder: Is she really worth all this trouble?
Fortune Street - Game Review
A look at Nintendo's Monopoly-inspired virtual board game.
Asynchronous Gameplay Explained
An explanation of the concept of Asynchronous Gaming, a term used by Nintendo for some of its multiplayer Wii U games.
Wii Fit U - Hands-On Preview
A hands-on look at Nintendo's upcoming exergame, Wii Fit U.
The Wii U Console Review – Flawed But...
A look at Nintendo's follow up to the wildly popular Wii.
Ben 10 Galactic Racing - Game Review
Fan of Ben 10? You'll have to be to put up with this game.
Cursed Mountain - Game Review
Sometimes, late at night, a gamer playing a survival horror game will scream out in fright. But if you hear someone scream while playing Cursed Mountain, they’re not scared; they’re furious. Page 2.
Lone Survivor Wii U Review: David Lynch Meets...
Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut brings survival-horror and insanity to the Wii U. Will it drive gamers crazy?
Nintendo's Wii Remote Charging Cradle and...
A review of Nintendo's charge cradle for the Wii remote.
EA Sports Active - Game Review
Some people love working out at the gym. There is something about the sweat and strain that just makes
Should You Replace Conventional Television with...
For TV fans, there are options beyond conventional broadcast or cable TV. Herewith, a handy chart to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of switching to using Wii streaming media services like Netflix and Hulu Plus to get your television fix.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - Game Review
The latest iteration of Nintendo's hugely popular brawling series is here, and my friends were thrilled to come over and play it with me.
"Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party 2" Video...
Video game review of Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party 2, a rhythm game for the Wii
Disappointing PS4 and Xbox One Launch Titles...
A look at why the Wii U is the best next-gen console of 2013, and possibly of the following year as well.
Donkey Kong Country Returns - Game Review
Review of a fun, very very very very challenging platformer.
The Top 10 Wii U Games of 2014
Sure major third parties have deserted the Wii U, but between Nintendo and some solid indie developers, it's still been a great year for Wii U owners. Here are my choices for the top 10 Wii U games of 2014.
The Last Story - Game Review
Another great JRPG comes to the Wii.
Quick Start Menu Arrives on the Wii U
Wii U System Update 5.0 is out, bringing with it the new gamepad Quick Start menu and some other nice additions to the operating system. Learn more about it here.
Skylanders SuperChargers - Hands-on Preview
A quick look at Skylanders Superchargers, a new entry in the series that introduces vehicles and, on the Wii U and 3DS, some Nintendo characters.
Nyko Charge Station U - Wii U Peripheral Review
A review of Nyko's Charge Station U, which lets you charge a Gamepad and two remotes simultaneously.
Never Alone (Kisima Inŋitchuŋa) - Wii...
Never Alone is a very sincere game that combines learning about indigenous Alaskans with climbing and jumping. It succeeds more in one way than the other.
Cars 2: The Video Game - Not Horrible - A Wii...
The Wii racing game Cars 2 is competent and very, very boring.
Let's Tap - Game Review
I’m not exactly sure why my friends David and Yi wound up playing the party game Let’s Tap at my apartment. When I asked them a couple of weeks ago if they were interested in playing a game in which you put the Wii remote on a box and tap the box with your fingers to control the game, which I thought was a really cool idea, they both made a face and shook their heads.
Wii Sports Resort - Game Review
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Extreme Exorcism - Wii U Review: Saving...
In the ingenious battle game Extreme Exorcism players battle an army of their previous incarnations.

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