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Wii Games: Most Popular Articles

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Hack Your Wii and Install the Homebrew Channel
Step by step instructions on how to hack your Wii and install homebrew software.
The Fall for the Wii U: Everything You Want in...
The Fall combines eerie atmosphere with fun puzzles and an intriguing story; is there more to life than that?
Wii U Sales Surge with MK8 Release
Mario Kart 8 is proving to be a powerful tool in Nintendo's attempt to turn the Wii U into a hit.
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.
How to Install the Homebrew Channel in 'Wii...
A guide to installing the homebrew channel to the Wii Mode of your Wii U.
What Game Controllers Do You Need for the Wii U?
An explanation of the uses of the various controllers supported by the Wii U.
Trine 2: Director’s Cut - Hands-On Preview
A quick, hands-on look at a scenic Wii U eShop title.
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.
A Close-Up Look at the Wii U
Answers to all your Wii U questions.
12 Reasons the Wii U is Doomed
Why the Wii U is bound to be a massive failure.
How to Setup Your New Wii Console
Step 3: How to Connect your Wii to your television. Page 3.
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.
How to Connect Your New Wii U to Your TV
Step 3: How to connect your Wii U to your TV if your TV doesn't have an HDMI port.
The Best Wii Games to Aid Your Workout
A look at the Wii games that will give players the best workout.
What to Do If Your Wii Can't Read a Disk
Simple instructions on how to try and fix an unreadable disk.
Answers to Basic Questions About Mario Kart 8
Answers to commonly asked questions about Mario Kart 8.
12 Reasons the Wii U Will Ultimately Succeed
Why the Wii U is bound to be a huge success.
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 10 Spookiest Wii Games of All Time
Looking for a game that will make your heart race? Here are 10.
How to Use Cheats in Wii Homebrew Games
A list of what you need to run homebrew cheats on your Nintendo Wii.
Wii Skins
Bored of staring at the stark whiteness of your Wii? Why not cover it in psychedelic swirls, cartoon characters or pictures of your cat? You can do all this and more with Wii skins, oversized decals that give your Wii a whole new look.
Dead Space: Extraction - Game Review
Pros : Great story and presentation. Cons : Short. Problematic co-op mode. When I started playing the
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.
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 Games That Should Be on the Wii
A list of games on other consoles that should be ported to the Wii.
How to Work Around System Updates if Your Wii...
: How Do I Play Games that Require a System Update if My Wii is Homebrewed? System updates are dangerous
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
The 7 Best Wii Party Games
A look at the best party games for the Nintendo Wii.
Donkey Kong Country Returns - Game Review
Review of a fun, very very very very challenging platformer.
Current Wii U-Related Crowdfunding Projects
A list of games proposed for the Wii U that are trying to raise funds on Kickstarter.com and Indiegogo.com
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.
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 Surf the Internet on Your Nintendo Wii
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.
How Do I Fix Error #002 on a Homebrewed...
Instructions on dealing with Wii Error #002.
The Top 10 Free HTML5 Games You Can Play On the...
A listing of HTML5 games you can play on the Wii U browser.
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.
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.
Ten of the Coolest Little Things About the Wii U
A look at some of the many cool features of the Wii U.
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.
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 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?
Wii U Browser - Tips and Tricks
How to get the most out of the Wii U's Internet Browser.
The Complete Guide to Wii Workout Games
Details on all the workout games released for the Nintendo Wii.
Here's What You Need to Know Before Buying...
What you need to know before buying a video game for someone.
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
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.
The Top 10 Wii Action-Adventure Games
A look at the 10 best action-adventure games released for the Wii.
A Continually-Updated List of Upcoming Wii U...
An updated list of the games that have been confirmed for the Wii U in North America.
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 Top 10 WiiWare Games
A look at the must-play WiiWare games.
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.
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.
What 8 Months with Wii Fit U Did For Me
I finally commit fully to Wii Fit U. Over 8 months, I learn a lot about Nintendo's approach to fitness software, but am I improved by the end?
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.
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.
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.
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.
How Do I Update Wii Channels if I Have Homebrew...
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.
Nintendo's Wii U GamePad High-Capacity Battery
A look at Nintendo's extended battery for the Wii U gamepad.
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 Top 10 Wii Platformers
My picks for the 10 best platformers for the Nintendo Wii.
Energizer Flat Panel Induction Charging System
A review of Energizer's first rate Wii Remote induction charger.
How Can I Fix Wii U Sound Lag?
Advice on fixing Wii U sound lag.
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.
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
10 Realizations Inspired by Nintendo’s...
A look at what I've figured out about the Nintendo Wii U after their big September, 2012, press event.
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.
Wii-Compatible Flash Games
A guide to finding free flash games you can play in your Wii Internet browser.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2 -...
A look at a Wii U beat'em up. Wii Games.
WaraWara Plaza
Definition of WaraWara Plaza. Wii Games.
Little Inferno - Game Review (Wii U)
A look at the Tomorrow Corporation's Debut indie game.
12 Games That Should Be on The Wii U
Here are 12 games that would be perfectly suited to the upcoming Wii U console.
6 Reasons Resident Evil: Revelations’...
A look at what went wrong with Revelation's script
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.
Road Rage Comes to Mario Kart 8
Mario Kart 8 has inspired the internet meme LuigiDeathStare, devoted to Luigi's very angry driving face.
Art Academy Sketchpad - Wii U Review
A look at Nintendo's Wii U drawing app.
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.
The About.com Guide to Setting Up Your Wii
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.
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.
The Wii U is DOOOOOOOOMED!
Once again critics are laying into a Nintendo console. But like the stopped clock, could they be right just this once?
Madden NFL 13 - Game Review
Madden NFL 13 is the game that taught me what all those little diagrams mean. So I reviewed it.
Disney Epic Mickey - Game Review
Mickey Mouse runs rampant through a cartoon world with paint and paint thinner in one of the best games ever made for the Wii.
The 10 Coolest-Looking Wii Games
A look at the 10 best-looking games you can find for the Nintendo Wii.
A Look at Nintendo's Upcoming Wii U 2014...
Here's my hands-on preview of games Nintendo is bringing out this 2014 holiday season. The games covered are Bayonetta 2, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Hyrule Warriors, and Super Smash Bros.
Wii MotionPlus - Add-On Review
The MotionPlus gives us the Wii we were expecting years ago.
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition -...
It took me a while to review Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition; the game wreaks havoc on my repetitive stress issues. But It's worth the pain.
The 10 Best Core Games for the Wii
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.
Madden NFL 12 - Preview
I recently had a chance to take a look at Madden NFL 12, which comes out this August. Here's what I learned.
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.
From Zelda to Splatoon, Nintendo is on Point at...
A look at Nintendo's 2014 E3 presentation, in which Nintendo finally gets it right.
Homebrewers Offering Dedicated Server for...
While Nintendo is shutting down it's Wii servers on May 20, there may still be a way for owners of the console to continue playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl and
Wii Fit Plus - Game Review
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5 Reasons why Xenoblade Chronicles is the Most...
A look at the importance of Xenoblade Chronicles to the Nintendo's future.
The Top Stupid Advice Nintendo is Getting
A look at the dumbest ideas game journalists and industry analysts are offering Nintendo.
Earthbound - Game Review (Nintendo Wii U...
Earthbound comes to the Wii U's virtual console.
"Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party 2" Video...
Video game review of Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party 2, a rhythm game for the Wii
The Wii U Console Review – Flawed But...
A look at Nintendo's follow up to the wildly popular Wii.
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?
Wii Sports Resort - Game Review
Unless you bought your Wii used, it came with Nintendo’s Wii Sports , a game that brilliantly showcases
Wii U Specs
A look at the specs for Nintendo's Wii U console.
"FIFA Soccer 09 All-Play" - Video Game Review
Game review of Electronic Arts' FIFA Soccer 09 All-Play for the Nintendo Wii
Hot Wheels: World’s Best Driver - Wii U...
An explanation of why you should not buy this game.
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.
The 6 Best Wii Rhythm Games
A look at the best rhythm games for the Nintendo Wii.
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?
A Parents’ Guide to the Wii U
A detailed look at the Wii U for parents.
The Takeaway on Mario-Kart 8 (Wii)
Review of the latest in a long line of Mario Kart games.
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?
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.
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.
Fortune Street - Game Review
A look at Nintendo's Monopoly-inspired virtual board game.
Master Reboot - Scratching the Adventure Itch...
Breaking the mold of indie retro platformers on the Wii U, Master Reboot is an atmospheric 3D adventure game about virtual life after death.
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.
Punch-Out!! - Game Review
Review of the boxing game Punch-Out!!, which combines fun with fitness.
Nyko Charge Station for the Wii Review
A review of the Nyko Charge Station for the Wii
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.
Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars - Game Review
Traveller's Tales comes out with their best Lego game to date.
EA Sports Active - Game Review
Some people love working out at the gym. There is something about the sweat and strain that just makes
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters - Game...
Pros : Beautifully designed, helpful caddie, many cool extras. Cons : Reminds me that I don’t know how
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - Game Review
A review of the greatest game ever made for the Nintendo Wii.
A Paper Game Comes to Life
A look at the Indie Adventure Game.
Lego Pirates of the Caribbean - Game Review
Pros: Typical fun Lego formula. Cons: Overlong cut scenes. After basing Lego action-adventure games on
Dead Wii Walking
Things are looking bleak for the Wii. Will Nintendo really try and keep it alive once they have the Wii U to play with?
The History of Gesture Gaming
A look at gesture gaming technology, both before and after the introduction of the Wii.
The 10 Most Overrated Wii Games of all Time
Love these games? Well, you and everyone else in the world is wrong.
How to Make a Mii
Step-by-step instructions for creating the perfect Mii. Page 4.
Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension -...
My take on the kid's action adventure game Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension.
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.
Xenoblade Chronicles - Game Review
A new game enters the JRPG hall of fame.
Does Michael Pachter Know What He's Talking...
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.
Wii U Pro Controller - Peripheral Review
A look at the Wii U's conventional controller alternative
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.
How Microsoft’s New Focus Could Change...
As Microsoft Looks Beyond Games, Will Gamers Find New Appreciation for Nintendo?
Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure - Game...
A look at a little girls' game from the perspective of a non-little girl.
Memorex Wii Dual Controller Charging Kit Review
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.
Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventures - Game...
A look at a fun game that wants to empty your wallet.
New Super Mario Bros. - Game Review
When my 8 year old nephew Jack saw that I had the platformer New Super Mario Bros. in my hand, his eyes
Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident -...
Pros: Good story and puzzles. A rare return to adventure games. Cons: None, if you like hidden object
The Beatles: Rock Band - Game Review
Beatles Rock Band is the best band rhythm game of all time. The worst part of the game; trying to get your friends to go home.
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes - Game Review
A big hub world and the introduction of voice acting distinguish the latest game in the Lego franchise.
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.
LEGO The Hobbit Reviewed
When playing movie-licensed games, the quality of the movie rarely reflects the quality of the game. But LEGO The Hobbit comes across as a pretty sincere
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