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Wii Games: Most Popular Articles

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The NX: 10 Educated Guesses About Nintendo's...
Nintendo will unveil their new game console, the NX, sometime this year. Until then, they're not telling us anything, but some possibilities are more likely than others.
How to Install the Homebrew Channel in 'Wii...
A guide to installing the homebrew channel to the Wii Mode of your Wii U.
Hack Your Wii and Install the Homebrew Channel
Step by step instructions on how to hack your Wii and install homebrew software.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
A Close-Up Look at the Wii U
Answers to all your Wii U questions.
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
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.
Plex and PlayOn: A Look at Two Ways to Stream...
A look at the two major services that allow you to stream media from a PC to a Wii U, Plex and PlayOn.
The 7 Best Wii Party Games
A look at the best party games for the Nintendo Wii.
The Best Wii Games to Aid Your Workout
A look at the Wii games that will give players the best workout.
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.
The 10 Best Free HTML5 Games You Can Play on...
A listing of HTML5 games you can play on the Wii U browser.
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.
10 Annoying Things About the Wii U
A few things about the Wii U that just bug me.
How Do I Fix Error #002 on a Homebrewed...
Instructions on dealing with Wii Error #002.
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.
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.
How to Work Around System Updates if Your Wii...
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The Five Games that Best Use the Wii MotionPlus
A look at the games that best used Wii MotionPlus technology.
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.
The 15 Best Wii Exclusives of All Time
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.
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.
12 Reasons the Wii U is Doomed
Why the Wii U is bound to be a massive failure.
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.
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.
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 Slow Painful Death of the Nintendo Wii
Nintendo swore they would support the Wii after the Wii U launch, but instead, the Wii suffered a sad, lingering death.
Wii U Browser - Tips and Tricks
How to get the most out of the Wii U's Internet Browser.
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.
Answers to Basic Questions About Mario Kart 8
Answers to commonly asked questions about Mario Kart 8.
The 10 Spookiest Wii Games of All Time
Looking for a game that will make your heart race? Here are 10.
10 Reasons the Wii Sucked
Remember the Wii? Let's take a moment to ponder upon all the things that were wrong with it.
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.
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.
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 Top 8 Puzzle Games for the Nintendo Wii
Here are the 8 best puzzle games you can play on the Wii.
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.
The Top 10 Wii Action-Adventure Games
A look at the 10 best action-adventure games released for the Wii.
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.
A Parents’ Guide to the Wii U
A detailed look at the Wii U for parents.
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.
Energizer Flat Panel Induction Charging System...
A review of Energizer's first-rate Wii Remote induction charger.
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.
How To Rearrange Wii/Wii U Icons and Create Wii...
The main Wii/Wii U menu shows all your games and apps as icons. You can move and delete these icons, and, in the Wii U, put them into folders. Here's how.
The Complete Guide to Wii Workout Games
Details on all the workout games released for the Nintendo 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.
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.
Nintendo's Seven Biggest Wii U Marketing Mistakes
A look at how Nintendo has failed to sell the Wii U effectively.
How Can I Fix Wii U Sound Lag?
If you're TV's speaker doesn't quite sync up with your Wii U speaker, that's lag. Here's some advice on fixing Wii U sound lag.
8 Games That Showed How to Use the Wii Remote
A list of the games that used the Wii remote in the cleverest, most original ways imaginable.
Free Flash Games You Can Play on a Wii
A guide to finding free flash games you can play in your Wii Internet browser.
The 10 Best WiiWare Games
A look at the must-play WiiWare games.
The 6 Best Wii Rhythm Games
A look at the best rhythm games you can play on the Nintendo Wii.
The Top 10 Wii Platformers
My picks for the 10 best platformers for the Nintendo Wii.
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
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
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.
Wii U Pro Controller - Review
A look at the Wii U's conventional controller alternative
Ten of the Coolest Little Things About the Wii U
A look at some of the many cool features of the Wii U.
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.
The 6 Most Romantic Games on the Wii
6 Wii games that pay tribute to romance, love, or lust.
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.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Wii Mii Design
Step-by-step instructions for creating the perfect Mii
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.
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.
Wii MotionPlus - Add-On Review
The MotionPlus gives us the Wii we were expecting years ago, even if it was subsequently replaced by the Wii Remote Plus.
Wii Fit Plus - Game Review
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nyko Charge Base IC - Peripheral Review
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?
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.
Wii U Specs
A look at the specs for Nintendo's Wii U console.
12 Reasons the Wii U Will Ultimately Succeed
Why the Wii U is bound to be a huge success.
NERF Sports Pack - Wii Accessory Review
A review of NERF Sports Pack, a set of Wii remote add-ons to emulate sports equipment.
A Look at the Wii U's Highs and Lows in 2015
As 2015 comes to a close, it's time to look back at the Wii U's highs and lows. Hint: Splatoon and Amiibo Festival are each one or the other of those.
The Top 5 Wii Games That Skipped the U.S., plus...
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.
Lego Goes Meta with The Lego Movie Video Game
A look at the Lego game based on the Lego movie inspired by previous Lego games.
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.
Nine Ways Nintendo Failed the Wii U, and How To...
A look at how Nintendo failed the Wii U, and the lessons learned that should influence the handling of their next console, the NX.
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.
Cars 2: The Video Game - Not Horrible - A Wii...
The Wii racing game Cars 2 is competent and very, very boring.
6 Reasons Resident Evil: Revelations’...
A look at what went wrong with Revelation's script
EA Sports Active - Game Review
Some people love working out at the gym. There is something about the sweat and strain that just makes
Lego Pirates of the Caribbean - A Swashbuckling...
Apparently out of good movie series like Star Wars, Lego takes on a pirate series with one good movie and three bad sequels.
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.
"Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party 2" Video...
Video game review of Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party 2, a rhythm game for the Wii
Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident -...
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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.
Wii Sports Club Won't Sell Like the Original,...
Wii Sports Club has been released one sport at a time over a year. Now it's all here, and it's all fun.
10 Tips for Going From Zero to Hero in Splatoon
When I started playing Splatoon online, I was absolutely terrible at it. Even though I loved the game
Wii Safety FAQ - Wii Dangers and How to Avoid...
Learn how to avoid injury while playing those dangerously active Wii games.
Virtua Tennis 4 - Game Review
Pros: Nicely designed MotionPlus mode. Cons: Most of game requires use of really bad control set up.
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.
The Top Stupid Advice Nintendo is Getting
A look at the dumbest ideas game journalists and industry analysts are offering Nintendo.
Will the Wii Really Make You Fit? - A Look at...
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.
Bayonetta Kicks Ass and Gets Naked: Is that...
Bayonetta 2 has gotten some flack for the sexualization of its protagonist. I ponder on whether the game is sexist, and how much of a problem sexism in video game actually is.
Nintendo's Wii U GamePad High-Capacity Battery
A look at Nintendo's extended battery for the Wii U gamepad.
The Top Wii U Games of 2015
2015 was a patchy year for the Wii U, with some big hits and a couple of games that got un-Nintendo-like critical drubbings. Here are my 10 favorite Wii U games for the year.
Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip - Game Review
Video game review of Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip for the Nintendo Wii
'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.
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.
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.
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.
SiNG Party - Wii U Game Review
A look at the first singing game for Nintendo's Wii U console.
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.
Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventures - Game...
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The Takeaway on Mario-Kart 8 (Wii)
Review of the latest in a long line of Mario Kart games.
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.
A Dozen Game the Wii U Needs
Here are 12 games that would be perfectly suited to the upcoming Wii U console.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - Game Review
A review of the greatest game ever made for the Nintendo Wii.
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.
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.
The 10 Most Overrated Wii Games of all Time
Love these games? Well, you and everyone else in the world is wrong.
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Blackwater - Reviewing a...
The Fatal Frame series with its camera weapon seems custom made for the Wii U. That makes Fatal Frame: Maiden of Blackwater terrific, but not perfect.
WaraWara Plaza Defined
Definition of WaraWara Plaza. Wii Games.
Wii Mini Console - Review
A review of the Wii Mini, Nintendo's pared-down version of the Wii console.
Nintendo's Wii Remote Charging Cradle and...
A review of Nintendo's charge cradle for the Wii remote.
The Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Spoiler-Fill...
An analysis of what is wrong the the story and plot of The Force Unleashed
What is the Wii Balance Board?
A description and definition of Nintendo's Wii Balance Board peripheral.
Eight Multi-Platform Games That Are Better on...
A look at a few games that you should buy for the Wii no matter how many other consoles you own.
Super Mario 3D World - Wii U Game Review
A review of the Wii U's Super Mario 3D World.
Pikmin 3 - Hands-On Preview
A look at one of the most noteworthy Wii U launch titles.
Disney Infinity
A look at Disney Infinity, a kid's game for the Wii U and Wii.
Here's What You Need to Know Before Buying...
What you need to know before buying a video game for someone.
Ben 10 Galactic Racing - Wii Game Review
Fan of Ben 10? You'll have to be to put up with this game.
The Wii's 5 Wackiest, Weirdest Add-Ons
My nominees for the oddest, most over-the-top or least practical accessories produced for the Wii.
EA's Wii U Vendetta - Did Electronic Arts Try...
A look at EA's weirdly vindictive attitude towards the Wii U.
'The Calling' - Game Review
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.'
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.
Wii Fit U - Wii U Game Review
A review of Wii Fit U, the latest iteration of Nintendo's Wii Fit fitness game.
Marble Saga: Kororinpa - Game Review
2007’s puzzle game Kororinpa: Marble Mania was an excellent third of a game masquerading as an entire
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
DJ Hero - Game Review
Going into a club and being assaulted by the insistent, bone-shaking metronome thump of modern dance
Hot Wheels: World’s Best Driver - Wii U...
An explanation of why you should not buy this game.
The Voice - Wii U Review
The karaoke game The Voice purports to be based on the TV series of the same name, but while it's not a bad karaoke game, it doesn't put much effort into looking like the series.
Tenchu: Shadow Assassins - Game Review
Review of the Stealth Game Tenchu: Shadow Assassins for the Nintendo Wii.
Wii Sports Resort - Game Review
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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?
Nyko Wireless Sensor Bar - Accessory Review
Behind my entertainment center, which contains a TV, DVR, receiver, turntable and 6 game consoles, there is a twisted mass of cords that is formed into a great Gordian knot. Perhaps that is why I am so fond of cordless devices like Nyko’s Wireless Sensor Bar for the Wii.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted U - Wii U Game Review
A look at the re-imagined racing game.

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