Wii Games: Most Popular Articles
Step by step instructions on how to hack your Wii and install homebrew software.
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.
A step-by-step guide to streaming media from your PC to your Wii U using the Plex Media Server.
Step 3: How to Connect your Wii to your television. Page 3.
Why the Wii U is bound to be a massive failure.
Simple instructions on how to try and fix an unreadable disk.
Step 3: How to connect your Wii U to your TV if your TV doesn't have an HDMI port. Page 3.
A guide to installing the homebrew channel to the Wii Mode of your Wii U.
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.
A look at the Wii games that will give players the best workout.
Answers to all your Wii U questions.
An explanation of the uses of the various controllers supported by the Wii U.
Why the Wii U is bound to be a huge success.
Looking for a game that will make your heart race? Here are 10.
Most people get a Wii balance board, the peripheral that watches how you move your feet, when they get
A look at the expanded version of the miniaturized Arkham game.
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.
A list of what you need to run homebrew cheats on your Nintendo Wii.
A few things about the Wii U that just bug me.
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.
A lot of games have been implied or rumored to be coming out for the Wii U. Here are the most convincing rumors.
Instructions on dealing with Wii Error #002.
A look at the two major services that allow you to stream media from a PC to a Wii U
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.
A look at the best party games for the Nintendo Wii.
A look at some places where Nintendo went wrong in their Wii design, with advice on how to do things right for the sequel
: How Do I Play Games that Require a System Update if My Wii is Homebrewed? System updates are dangerous
An updated list of the games that have been confirmed for the Wii U in North America.
Detailed explanations on how to know what peripherals you might need to buy for the Wii.
A look at the games that best used Wii MotionPlus technology.
A list of games proposed for the Wii U that are trying to raise funds on Kickstarter.com
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.
Accidentally updating a Wii operating system can result in the loss of the Homebrew Channel. Here’s how to get your homebrew back.
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.
A look at how Nintendo has failed to sell the Wii U effectively.
A guide to finding free flash games you can play in your Wii Internet browser.
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.
A look at the Hulu Plus Channel for the Wii, what it is, how it works, and how it compares with Netflix.
A look at the 10 best action-adventure games released for the Wii.
Details on all the workout games released 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.
An explanation of TV resolutions as they relate to video games in general and the Wii U in particular.
Step-by-step instructions for connection your Wii to the Internet for Online Play or to Download Games. Covers both wired & wireless connections.
A look at some of the many cool features of the Wii U.
A list of the games that used the Wii remote in the cleverest, most original ways imaginable.
As the Wii sails off into the sunset, let's take a moment to ponder upon all the things that were wrong with it.
How to get the most out of the Wii U's Internet Browser.
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?
Looking for games to play with your kids? Here's six that are fun for them and you.
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.
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.
My picks for the 10 best platformers for the Nintendo 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.
Know someone who doesn't seem interested in video games? Here are a few potential mind-changing games.
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.
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.
A look at the very best games to ever come to the Wii.
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 are my choices for the best puzzles games you can play on the Wii.
While there are certainly too many mini-game releases for the Wii, some of them are a lot of fun. Here are 10.
A look at the dumbest ideas game journalists and industry analysts are offering Nintendo.
Advice on fixing Wii U sound lag.
A listing of HTML5 games you can play on the Wii U browser.
A review of Wii Fit U, the latest iteration of Nintendo's Wii Fit fitness game.
You've got a Wii, now it's time to get it running. Here's a list of how-tos on connecting your Wii to your television, getting it online and other stuff.
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.
Gaming can be hard on the body. This is how I control the pain in my hands from my repetitive stress injuries.
An unenthusiastic review of Cars 2, a racing game for the Nintendo Wii.
A look at the must-play WiiWare games.
Pros: Fun, imaginative new mini-games Cons: Weak routine customization A lot of people bought Wii Fit
Instructions on how those with homebrew installed on their Nintendo Wii can update individual channels such as the shopping channel without having to perform a system update.
Things are looking bleak for the Wii. Will Nintendo really try and keep it alive once they have the Wii U to play with?
A review of Energizer's first rate Wii Remote induction charger.
The MotionPlus gives us the Wii we were expecting years ago.
The Wii has been justifiably criticized as a dumping ground for shovelware and casual games that fail to serve hardcore gamers. Yet, those players who want epic games with original ideas, challenging gameplay and engaging stories can find all of that on the Wii if they know where to look. While some core Wii titles have fallen short of greatness, there are still Wii games any serious gamer would love.
A beautifully designed device from a well known company, Energizer’s charger has only one flaw; it doesn’t work very well.
A look at the Lego game based on the Lego movie inspired by previous Lego games.
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.
One of the charms of video games is the way they make you feel you are actually doing something. Arcade basketball game ''NBA Jam perfectly illustrates this: every time I made a shot, leaping ten feet in the air and slamming the ball through the hoop or softly tossing the ball so that it gently glided through the net with a swish, I felt like I had done something truly incredible, even though all I had actually done was push a button and flick my wrist.
Here are 12 games that would be perfectly suited to the upcoming Wii U console.
A look at yet another game licensed from some lame TV series. Does it live down to its source?
A look at the best rhythm games for the Nintendo Wii.
Some of the best new Wii U products on the market for the 2013 holiday season.
A look at Nintendo's MotionPlus-enabled Wii Remote Plus, as well as a few words on Nintendo's latest MotionPlus game, FlingSmash
A look at the best games to reach the Wii in 2013
Some people love working out at the gym. There is something about the sweat and strain that just makes
A look at a fun game that wants to empty your wallet.
A look at what I've figured out about the Nintendo Wii U after their big September, 2012, press event.
Once again critics are laying into a Nintendo console. But like the stopped clock, could they be right just this once?
'Silent Hill: Shattered Memories' is the latest chapter in the long-running horror-survival series. I came into the game feeling a certain amount of skepticism, and by the end I’m still feeling pretty ambivalent, but Memories is certainly one of the more ambitious and well-made games for the Wii.
A look at why the Wii U is the best next-gen console of 2013, and possibly of the following year as well.
A detailed list of all the new features of the Wii U 4.0 system update.
A look into the motives of some disgruntled gamers complaints regarding The Legend of Zelda, Skyward Sword.
The Wii Dual Controller Charging Kit from Memorex is not sexy. But while it’s simple, workaday look is unlikely to win any design awards, Memorex’s charger simply and flawlessly does what it’s supposed to do; it charges up your Wii remote.
Sure, little girls seem cute and perky when they’re alive, but just let one die and she becomes a vessel of vicious, unrelenting fury that drags the innocent and guilty alike into an unimaginable nightmare. At least that seems to be the case in Japan, where the angry, stringy-haired ghost girl is a staple of horror movies. Creepy dead girls have also shown up in a few video games, but none have so closely hewn to “J-horror” tropes as the survival horror game 'The Calling.'
A look at Majesco's exercise game, Zumba Fitness World Party, for the Wii and Wii U.
A look at Nintendo's follow up to the wildly popular Wii.
Step-by-step instructions for creating the perfect Mii. Page 3.
A look at what went wrong with Revelation's script
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.
A look at the 10 best-looking games you can find for the Nintendo Wii.
A look at the specs for Nintendo's Wii U console.
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.
A look at EA's weirdly vindictive attitude towards the Wii U.
Review of the boxing game Punch-Out!!, which combines fun with fitness.
A look at the Wii U chess game. Wii Games.
A look at a few Wii games with a little romance in them.
A review of the greatest game ever made for the Nintendo Wii.
A look at the Wii U's conventional controller alternative
Unless you bought your Wii used, it came with Nintendoâs Wii Sports , a game that brilliantly showcases
Video game industry analyst Michael Pachter is found of predicting the future of the game industry. Since one of his current predictions is that the Wii U will do poorly, I thought I'd take a look at how accurate his past predictions have been.
A look at the importance of Xenoblade Chronicles to the Nintendo's future.
Fan of Ben 10? You'll have to be to put up with this game.
2007âs puzzle game Kororinpa: Marble Mania was an excellent third of a game masquerading as an entire
Game review of Electronic Arts' FIFA Soccer 09 All-Play for the Nintendo Wii
When my 8 year old nephew Jack saw that I had the platformer New Super Mario Bros. in my hand, his eyes
A detailed look at the Wii U for parents.
What you need to know before buying a video game for someone.
So far people aren't really fired up about the Wii U. Here's some advice to Nintendo on how to change that at this year's E3.
Love these games? Well, you and everyone else in the world is wrong.
A look at a little girls' game from the perspective of a non-little girl.
Conjectures on the future of the Wii U, ranging from Nintendo's ultimate dream to their worst nightmare.
A look at a few games that you should buy for the Wii no matter how many other consoles you own.
A review of the Nyko Charge Station for the Wii
All I wanted was the perfect induction charger for my Wii remotes. Was that so unreasonable? Yet every charger I tried was flawed. Then I tried the Nyko Wii Charge Base IC, and while it may not be perfect, it comes so close that it makes me wonder; why could no one do this before?
A look at Amazon's Instant Video service, which allows Wii and Wii U owners to access entertainment through their consoles.
Another great JRPG comes to the Wii.
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.
An analysis of what is wrong the the story and plot of The Force Unleashed
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?
Game review of Speed Racer for the Nintendo Wii.
Some of the best new Wii products on the market for the 2013 holiday season.
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.
For me, Tony Hawk has always been about crashing through plate glass windows. The early Tony Hawk skateboarding games were fanciful concoctions in which the extreme sports star would skate through fragile windows and collapsing floors. Tony Hawk: Shred reminds me of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 and 4, letting players crash onto collapsible roofs, bring floods and break lots and lots of plate glass.
If Nintendo Lives and Dies on Zelda and Mario, Would Their Best Bet Be to Ditch Third Parties and Drop Weird Controllers?
Going into a club and being assaulted by the insistent, bone-shaking metronome thump of modern dance
Pros : Great story and presentation. Cons : Short. Problematic co-op mode. When I started playing the
'Big Beach Sports' Video Game Review for Nintendo Wii
Pros: Good story and puzzles. A rare return to adventure games. Cons: None, if you like hidden object
While Activision’s 'Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock tried to lure players in with an elaborate story, their other new rhythm game, 'DJ Hero 2,' takes the opposite approach. Relentlessly anti-story, the game portrays the life of a DJ as one in which you go to clubs, wave at the audience in exactly the same way every time and then mash up a bunch of songs. 'DJ Hero 2' refuses to let story get in the way of gameplay.
An explanation of why you should not buy this game.
A list of my favorite Wii U Games in 2013.
A look at the ups and downs of the Wii U in 2013, month by month.
Video game review of Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party 2, a rhythm game for the Wii
Pros: Typical fun Lego formula. Cons: Overlong cut scenes. After basing Lego action-adventure games on
An explanation of the concept of Asynchronous Gaming, a term used by Nintendo for some of its multiplayer Wii U games.
A review of Penguin's Wii Soft Sports Pack, an add-on accessory for the Nintendo Wii
A game review of Deadly Creatures, an action game for the Nintendo Wii
A review of Energizer's Power & Play Recharge Station, a charger accessory for the Wii game console remote.
A look at the first singing game for Nintendo's Wii U console.