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Wii Games: Most Popular Articles

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Hack Your Wii and Install the Homebrew Channel
Step 2: How to set up your SD card and determine which technique you will use to install homebrew. Page 2.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Close-Up Look at the Wii U
Answers to all your Wii U questions.
Psyscrolr - Wii U Review
The breezy platformer psyscrolr is about a boy with psychic powers. Is there enough of it?
What to Do If Your Wii Can't Read a Disk
Simple instructions on how to try and fix an unreadable disk.
The Best Wii Games to Aid Your Workout
A look at the Wii games that will give players the best workout.
12 Reasons the Wii U is Doomed
Why the Wii U is bound to be a massive failure.
How to Use Cheats in Wii Homebrew Games
A list of what you need to run homebrew cheats on your Nintendo Wii.
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
Underground Wii U Review - Do Fun and...
The Wii U exclusive Underground aims to be both a fun puzzle game and a sophisticated tool for helping surgeons improve their laparoscopic skills.
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 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.
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 10 Spookiest Wii Games of All Time
Looking for a game that will make your heart race? Here are 10.
How Do I Fix Error #002 on a Homebrewed...
Instructions on dealing with Wii Error #002.
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.
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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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.
10 Annoying Things About the Wii U
A few things about the Wii U that just bug me.
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.
Wii U Browser - Tips and Tricks
How to get the most out of the Wii U's Internet Browser.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nintendo's Seven Biggest Wii U Marketing Mistakes
A look at how Nintendo has failed to sell the Wii U effectively.
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.
Affordable Space Adventures Review - Vacation...
Affordable Space Adventures is a Wii U puzzle game that embraces the gamepad in a way that makes you want to force its designers to make nothing but Wii U games.
The Top 10 WiiWare Games
A look at the must-play WiiWare games.
The Top 8 Wii Puzzle Games
Here are my choices for the best puzzles games you can play on the Wii.
The Top 10 Wii Action-Adventure Games
A look at the 10 best action-adventure games released for the Wii.
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.
Nintendo Moving into Phone Games, Planning Next...
Nintendo has teamed with mobile company DeNA to make smartphone games, but they're not giving up on consoles; a new one codenamed NX is in the works.
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.
A Parents’ Guide to the Wii U
A detailed look at the Wii U for parents.
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
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.
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.
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 Can I Fix Wii U Sound Lag?
Advice on fixing Wii U sound lag.
Recent Reveals Making Gamers Nervous About Wii...
A look at how gamers are reacting to recent news on the Wii U's online situation.
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.
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?
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.
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
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.
Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventures - Game...
Money: How Many Skylanders Do You Need? How Many Can You Afford? Changing avatars is as simple as replacing
The Complete Guide to Wii Workout Games
Details on all the workout games released for the Nintendo Wii.
The 6 Best Wii Rhythm Games
A look at the best rhythm games for the Nintendo Wii.
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.
Energizer Flat Panel Induction Charging System
A review of Energizer's first rate Wii Remote induction charger.
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.
Cars 2 - Game Review
An unenthusiastic review of Cars 2, a racing game for the Nintendo Wii.
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 6 Most Romantic Wii Games
A look at a few Wii games with a little romance in them.
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.
Wii-Compatible Flash Games
A guide to finding free flash games you can play in your Wii Internet browser.
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
Wii Fit Plus - Game Review
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Here's What You Need to Know Before Buying...
What you need to know before buying a video game for someone.
A Dozen Game the Wii U Needs
Here are 12 games that would be perfectly suited to the upcoming Wii U console.
Wii MotionPlus - Add-On Review
The MotionPlus gives us the Wii we were expecting years ago.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Ben 10 Galactic Racing - Game Review
Fan of Ben 10? You'll have to be to put up with this game.
The Top 10 Wii Platformers
My picks for the 10 best platformers for the Nintendo Wii.
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.
Wii Sports Resort - Game Review
Unless you bought your Wii used, it came with Nintendo’s Wii Sports , a game that brilliantly showcases
Wii Safety FAQ - Wii Dangers and How to Avoid...
Learn how to avoid injury while playing those dangerously active Wii games.
The Takeaway on Mario-Kart 8 (Wii)
Review of the latest in a long line of Mario Kart games.
The Top Stupid Advice Nintendo is Getting
A look at the dumbest ideas game journalists and industry analysts are offering Nintendo.
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.
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?
Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident -...
Pros: Good story and puzzles. A rare return to adventure games. Cons: None, if you like hidden object
"Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party 2" Video...
Video game review of Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party 2, a rhythm game for the Wii
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.
'Just Dance 2' Game Review
Pros : Fun choreography and visuals. Great exercise. Cons : Scoring is broken. While Just Dance was a
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.
6 Reasons Resident Evil: Revelations’...
A look at what went wrong with Revelation's script
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.
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.
Punch-Out!! - Wii Game Review
Review of the boxing game Punch-Out!!, which combines fun with fitness.
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?
Nintendo's Wii U GamePad High-Capacity Battery
A look at Nintendo's extended battery for the Wii U gamepad.
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.
Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension -...
My take on the kid's action adventure game Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension.
How to Make a Mii
Step-by-step instructions for creating the perfect Mii
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 Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - Game Review
A review of the greatest game ever made for the Nintendo Wii.
The 10 Coolest-Looking Wii Games
A look at the 10 best-looking games you can find for the Nintendo Wii.
Lego City Undercover - Wii U Game Review
Lego Takes on Grand Theft Auto games; who wins?
Asynchronous Gameplay Explained
An explanation of the concept of Asynchronous Gaming, a term used by Nintendo for some of its multiplayer Wii U games.
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.
Dot Arcade - Wii U Review
Dot Arcade is as retro as you can get. Is that a good thing?
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.
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.
EA Sports Active - Game Review
Some people love working out at the gym. There is something about the sweat and strain that just makes
Deadly Creatures - Game Review
A game review of Deadly Creatures, an action game for the Nintendo Wii
The Wii U Console Review – Flawed But...
A look at Nintendo's follow up to the wildly popular 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.
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?
Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars - Game Review
Traveller's Tales comes out with their best Lego game to date.
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 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Spoiler-Fill...
An analysis of what is wrong the the story and plot of The Force Unleashed
Donkey Kong Country Returns - Game Review
Review of a fun, very very very very challenging platformer.
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.
What is the Wii Balance Board?
A description and definition of Nintendo's Wii Balance Board peripheral.
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
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.
Nyko Charge Station for the Wii Review
A review of the Nyko Charge Station for the Wii
2015 Promising to Be the Wii U’s Best Year
A look at the wealth of great games scheduled to come to the Wii U in 2015.
NERF Sports Pack - Wii Accessory Review
A review of NERF Sports Pack, a set of Wii remote add-ons to emulate sports equipment.
Logitech Cordless Keyboard for Wii - Product...
Product review of the Logitech Cordless Keyboard for the Wii game console.
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.
Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip - Game Review
Video game review of Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip for the Nintendo Wii
Seven 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.
Fortune Street - Game Review
A look at Nintendo's Monopoly-inspired virtual board game.
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.
SiNG Party - Wii U Game Review
A look at the first singing game for Nintendo's Wii U console.
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.
Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure - Game...
A look at a little girls' game from the perspective of a non-little girl.
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.
The Wii U Does Have Third Party Publishers;...
People like to say the Wii U has no third party support, but it's truer to say they don't have corporate third party support. Here's a look at the indie publishers who are keeping the Wii U interesting.
A Look at the Wii U Gamepad and the Wii U's...
A look at the Wii U Gamepad and Nintendo's plans for Wii U social interactivity.
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.
Red Steel 2 - Game Review
Can some snazzy visuals and MotionPlus support make this sequel succeed where its predecessor failed?
Experts Ponder the Future of the Wii U. Part 1:...
A look at what industry analysts are saying about whether the Wii U will be a big hit or a big flop for Nintendo.
Pikmin 3 - Hands-On Preview
A look at one of the most noteworthy Wii U launch titles.
The Amazing Spider-Man:Ultimate Edition –...
Activision ports a year-old game to the Wii U. Was it worth it?
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.
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.
Komodo's Buckshot Lock and Load Gun Shell -...
As a professional reviewer, my job is to evaluate the pros and cons of a product and come to a reasonable judgment as to its merits. This proved somewhat difficult when I picked up Komodo’s Buckshot Lock and Load light gun peripheral for the Wii remote; it’s hard to consider something reasonably when your brain keeps yelling, “Woah! This thing is freaking awesome!”
A Look Back at How 2014 Treated the Wii U
After a rough start, a great E3 and some big hits have resulted in a pretty good year for the Wii U. Here's a look at the console's ups and downs in 2014.

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