Wii Games: Most Popular Articles
Step by step instructions on how to hack your Wii and install homebrew software.
An explanation of the uses of the various controllers supported by the Wii U.
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.
A guide to installing the homebrew channel to the Wii Mode of your Wii U.
Step 3: How to Connect your Wii to your television. Page 3.
Answers to all your Wii U questions.
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.
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.
Why the Wii U is bound to be a massive failure.
A look at the Wii games that will give players the best workout.
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.
Answers to commonly asked questions about Mario Kart 8.
A list of what you need to run homebrew cheats on your Nintendo Wii.
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.
Looking for a game that will make your heart race? Here are 10.
Why the Wii U is bound to be a huge success.
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.
Most people get a Wii balance board , the peripheral that watches how you move your feet, when they get
A few things about the Wii U that just bug me.
A look at the best party games for the Nintendo Wii.
A look at the two major services that allow you to stream media from a PC to a Wii U
: How Do I Play Games that Require a System Update if My Wii is Homebrewed? System updates are dangerous
A look at the games that best used Wii MotionPlus technology.
A look at some of the many cool features of the Wii U.
An explanation of TV resolutions as they relate to video games in general and the Wii U in particular.
Instructions on dealing with Wii Error #002.
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.
A lot of games have been implied or rumored to be coming out for the Wii U. Here are the most convincing rumors.
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 get the most out of the Wii U's Internet Browser.
A look at the 10 best action-adventure games released for the Wii.
Looking for games to play with your kids? Here's six that are fun for them and you.
Detailed explanations on how to know what peripherals you might need to buy for the 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 listing of HTML5 games you can play on the Wii U 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?
A list of games proposed for the Wii U that are trying to raise funds on Kickstarter.com and Indiegogo.com
Details on all the workout games released 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.
A guide to finding free flash games you can play in your Wii Internet browser.
As the Wii sails off into the sunset, let's take a moment to ponder upon all the things that were wrong with it.
Here are my choices for the best puzzles games you can play on the Wii.
Step-by-step instructions for connection your Wii to the Internet for Online Play or to Download Games. Covers both wired & wireless connections.
An updated list of the games that have been confirmed for the Wii U in North America.
A look at the must-play WiiWare games.
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.
Advice on fixing Wii U sound lag.
Some of the best new Wii U products on the market for the 2013 holiday season.
While there are certainly too many mini-game releases for the Wii, some of them are a lot of fun. Here are 10.
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.
A look into the motives of some disgruntled gamers complaints regarding The Legend of Zelda, Skyward Sword.
My picks for the 10 best platformers for the Nintendo 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.
Gaming can be hard on the body. This is how I control the pain in my hands from my repetitive stress injuries.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 review of Energizer's first rate Wii Remote induction charger.
Things are looking bleak for the Wii. Will Nintendo really try and keep it alive once they have the Wii U to play with?
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 look at Nintendo's MotionPlus-enabled Wii Remote Plus, as well as a few words on Nintendo's latest MotionPlus game, FlingSmash
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.
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.
Know someone who doesn't seem interested in video games? Here are a few potential mind-changing games.
Here are 12 games that would be perfectly suited to the upcoming Wii U console.
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.
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 what went wrong with Revelation's script
A look at some places where Nintendo went wrong in their Wii design, with advice on how to do things right for Wii U
A look at how Nintendo has failed to sell the Wii U effectively.
A look at yet another game licensed from some lame TV series. Does it live down to its source?
A look at the dumbest ideas game journalists and industry analysts are offering Nintendo.
A detailed list of all the new features of the Wii U 4.0 system update.
The MotionPlus gives us the Wii we were expecting years ago.
A look at Nintendo's extended battery for the Wii U gamepad.
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.
A look at the best rhythm games for the Nintendo Wii.
A look at a few Wii games with a little romance in them.
Traveller's Tales comes out with their best Lego game to date.
A look at the 10 best-looking games you can find for the Nintendo Wii.
A look at a little girls' game from the perspective of a non-little girl.
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A look at Amazon's Instant Video service, which allows Wii and Wii U owners to access entertainment through their consoles.
What you need to know before buying a video game for someone.
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 Nintendo's follow up to the wildly popular Wii.
Game review of Electronic Arts' FIFA Soccer 09 All-Play for the Nintendo Wii
A review of the Nyko Charge Station for the Wii
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 Nintendo's 2014 E3 presentation, in which Nintendo finally gets it right.
Once again critics are laying into a Nintendo console. But like the stopped clock, could they be right just this once?
A detailed look at the Wii U for parents.
Madden NFL 13 is the game that taught me what all those little diagrams mean. So I reviewed it.
Definition of WaraWara Plaza. Wii Games.
A review of the music game Wii Music
A review of NERF Sports Pack, a set of Wii remote add-ons to emulate sports equipment.
Love these games? Well, you and everyone else in the world is wrong.
A look at Majesco's exercise game, Zumba Fitness World Party, for the Wii and Wii U.
If Nintendo Lives and Dies on Zelda and Mario, Would Their Best Bet Be to Ditch Third Parties and Drop Weird Controllers?
A list of the games that used the Wii remote in the cleverest, most original ways imaginable.
A look at why the Wii U is the best next-gen console of 2013, and possibly of the following year as well.
A list of my favorite Wii U Games in 2013.
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.
Another great JRPG comes to the Wii.
A look at the specs for Nintendo's Wii U console.
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.'
Unless you bought your Wii used, it came with Nintendoâs Wii Sports , a game that brilliantly showcases
A look at the Wii U's conventional controller alternative
A look at Nintendo's Wii U drawing app.
Screenshots from the Wii game Speed Racer
Pros: Fun WarioWare-styled gameplay. Cons: Worthless mini-games, too much mini-game recycling. Remember
A look at some of the things third part publishers are doing wrong.
Here's my hands-on preview of games Nintendo is bringing out next year (2015). The games covered are Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Mario vs. Donkey Kong, Project Giant Robot, Project Guard, and Yoshi’s Woolen World.
Pros: Good story and puzzles. A rare return to adventure games. Cons: None, if you like hidden object
Step-by-step instructions for creating the perfect Mii. Page 3.
A look at what I've figured out about the Nintendo Wii U after their big September, 2012, press event.
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?
A look at TVii, a free Wii U service designed to make watching TV in the modern age easier.
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?
2007âs puzzle game Kororinpa: Marble Mania was an excellent third of a game masquerading as an entire
Mario Kart 8 has inspired the internet meme LuigiDeathStare, devoted to Luigi's very angry driving face.
An unenthusiastic review of Cars 2, a racing game for the Nintendo Wii.
A review of Nyko's battery pack add-on for the Wii U Gamepad
A review of the greatest game ever made for the Nintendo Wii.
Fan of Ben 10? You'll have to be to put up with this game.
Review of the latest in a long line of Mario Kart 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.
A look at Nintendo's Monopoly-inspired virtual board game.
Money: How Many Skylanders Do You Need? How Many Can You Afford? Changing avatars is as simple as replacing
As Microsoft Looks Beyond Games, Will Gamers Find New Appreciation for Nintendo?
A look at how Nintendo fared against Microsoft and Sony in 2014's E3 presentations.
Some of the best new Wii products on the market for the 2013 holiday season.
Video game review of Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party 2, a rhythm game for the Wii
A description and definition of Nintendo's Wii Balance Board peripheral.
A look at Disney's latest movie tie-in game for the Wii and Wii U.
There is no real reason not to stop playing the puzzle game Create at any time I like. There’s no gripping story pushing me forward. There are no big boss battles. Once I solve a puzzle, there is nothing compelling me to start a new one. And yet, hour after hour I find myself moving from one puzzle to the next. As day slips into night I think, “I’ll just solve this one and then stop,” followed by, “I might as well just see what the next one is like.” The game is as addictive as potato chips.
A look at Nintendo's latest mini-game collection.
Both Microsoft and Sony have upcoming add-ons for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 that will allow for Wii-styled gesture gameplay. How will this impact Nintendo’s predominance in the console wars?
Review of the boxing game Punch-Out!!, which combines fun with fitness.
A review of the Nintendo Wii version of Guitar Hero: World Tour
A review of Energizer's Power & Play Recharge Station, a charger accessory for the Wii game console remote.
A look at the Wii version of a puzzle game that has come to the Wii and Wii U.
Some people love working out at the gym. There is something about the sweat and strain that just makes
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.
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.
An explanation of the concept of Asynchronous Gaming, a term used by Nintendo for some of its multiplayer Wii U games.