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DefHalan

1. Posted:

With nothing really coming out for WiiWare anymore, what was everyone's favorite and most memorable WiiWare games. For me it would be LIT, World of Goo, And Yet It Moves, and Cave Story.

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DarkEdi

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FAST Racing League, Crystal Vampires, RetroCity Rampage are another gems.

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dumedum

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1. World of Goo - sublime. The Wii version is the best to this day.
2. Bit Trip Series.
3. Retro City Rampage.
4. NyxQuest
5. Dive The Medes Island Secret
6. Rage of the Gladiator
7. Tetris Party
8. Swords & Soldiers
9. Art of Balance
10. Zombie Panic in Wonderland

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OptometristLime

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Cave Story is a favorite.
Bit Trip - FATE, RUNNER, and BEAT (the ones I own / enjoy) ^_^

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ejamer

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I think WiiWare gets a bum rap by gamers. The service certainly had problems, but there are some really good games that were released here and very few people took the time to enjoy them!

My favorites:

  • Fluidity - Just a fantastic game, and I really liked the open-world aspect here better than the closed stages in the sequel.
  • Cave Story - Ok, this isn't the original platform... but WiiWare gave the game greater exposure and playing with a nice controller on your TV was awesome.
  • Lost Winds: Winter of the Melodias - The first game in the series felt a little bit too bare; this sequel was gorgeous and wonderfully balanced though.
  • Mega Man 9 - What a great return to 8-bit form for this classic series! Unfortunately, 10 seemed like they were just cleaning up the ideas that weren't good enough for 9.
  • Swords & Soldiers - The back-and-forth you can get going in this game is brutal. Timing is key, but using your spells effectively is the difference between victory and defeat.
  • Tetris Party - New modes were a great value add, especially cooperative Tetris. Also LOVED the fact that they had contests early on after release, letting you win extra Wii Points. This game funded a nice portion of my Virtual Console catalog.
  • World of Goo - Yes, it's better than Little Inferno. Style, substance, and goo... what more could you ask for?
  • La Mulana - Not for everyone. Some lame puzzle design later on. But if you don't mind getting your hands dirty with a FAQ once in a while it's a fantastic experience!
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles My Life as King - A real change of pace for the series, but compelling enough to bring you back day after day.
  • Bit.Trip ______ - The only downside to these wonderful games is that you are better off buying the Bit.Trip Complete retail compilation now.
  • Art Style ______ - Worth playing for the gorgeous style alone, although gameplay is consistently solid too.

There are also a bunch of games that I enjoyed, but would have a harder time recommending across the board, and a bunch of games that I wanted to play but never got around to. Have to say that I've

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Austroid

6. Posted:

I didn't get too many WW games, but the ones I did get where titles I knew were something special.

-FAST Racing League (helped itch that need for a new F-Zero)
-MDK2 (A very oddball action game)
-Jett Rocket (great show of the WiiWare's graphical capability)
-Grill-Off With Ultra Hand! (a funny tribute to Nintendo's past)

(I would add the Bit.Trip series, but I don't own any of them besides Runner2. I'd get the "Complete" retail version if I could find a copy.)

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7. Posted:

Bit trip series
World of goo
Lost winds
Jet rocket
Fluidity
Final fantasy my life as a king
Zombie panic in wonderland
Art and style (most of them)
Lit line
Castlevania rebirth
Rage of the gladiator

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SKTTR

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Robox - Great atmospheric, overlooked 2D metroidvania with a huge world, and tons of secrets to find and puzzles to solve. It's kinda slowpaced and oldschool challenging in the beginning but with a few move-upgrades (doublejump ftw) and energy-tanks the game gets easier, and you gain more control over your little droid and more access to its huge world. It's 1000pts so if you're into these kinds of games check it out.

I personally thought it was an overlooked underrated gem. If it was released on SNES it sure would have some fans.
I had just one big issue with it: The game's rather big but there's no map. It's just a 2D game, but if you've no good memory you might get confused/lost. Yeah, checkpoints and save points/teleport stations help you get around the areas easily, but the only help to find all the upgrades is just a simple item-counter for each of the three worlds. So next to shooting, platforming and puzzling, much of the game is exploration, and backtracking.

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Jaz007

9. Posted:

Onslaught was a pretty good WiiWare game.

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DarkEdi

10. Posted:

Yes, i love Onslaught, it has challenge and interesting levels. And a lot of replay to get a better score.

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Number_6

11. Posted:

The WiiWare game that still gets a lot of use at my house is Motoheroz. It is so much fun four player, while having a few pints with the fellows. Just before NOA killed off the Nintendo Channel, I checked Motoheroz play time: over 200 hours.

I agree with most of the other picks - World of Goo, FAST Racing League, Swords & Soldiers, and the Bit.Trip series are all games that I still play on occasion.

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Slayer

12. Posted:

ejamer wrote:

I think WiiWare gets a bum rap by gamers. The service certainly had problems, but there are some really good games that were released here and very few people took the time to enjoy them!

My favorites:

  • Fluidity - Just a fantastic game, and I really liked the open-world aspect here better than the closed stages in the sequel.
  • Cave Story - Ok, this isn't the original platform... but WiiWare gave the game greater exposure and playing with a nice controller on your TV was awesome.
  • Lost Winds: Winter of the Melodias - The first game in the series felt a little bit too bare; this sequel was gorgeous and wonderfully balanced though.
  • Mega Man 9 - What a great return to 8-bit form for this classic series! Unfortunately, 10 seemed like they were just cleaning up the ideas that weren't good enough for 9.
  • Swords & Soldiers - The back-and-forth you can get going in this game is brutal. Timing is key, but using your spells effectively is the difference between victory and defeat.
  • Tetris Party - New modes were a great value add, especially cooperative Tetris. Also LOVED the fact that they had contests early on after release, letting you win extra Wii Points. This game funded a nice portion of my Virtual Console catalog.
  • World of Goo - Yes, it's better than Little Inferno. Style, substance, and goo... what more could you ask for?
  • La Mulana - Not for everyone. Some lame puzzle design later on. But if you don't mind getting your hands dirty with a FAQ once in a while it's a fantastic experience!
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles My Life as King - A real change of pace for the series, but compelling enough to bring you back day after day.
  • Bit.Trip ______ - The only downside to these wonderful games is that you are better off buying the Bit.Trip Complete retail compilation now.
  • Art Style ______ - Worth playing for the gorgeous style alone, although gameplay is consistently solid too.

There are also a bunch of games that I enjoyed, but would have a harder time recommending across the board, and a bunch of games that I wanted to play but never got around to. Have to say that I've

I KNEW World of Goo looked like Little Inferno.

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OptometristLime

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0Games wrote:

I KNEW World of Goo looked like Little Inferno.

Goo: a World in Flames

Miyamoto on his desire to focus more on the (hard)core Nintendo fan.

[The casual] attitude is, ‘okay, I am the customer. You are supposed to entertain me.’ [...] and to me it’s kind of a pathetic thing.

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Slayer

14. Posted:

Lol.
Ah, help... Mega Man 9 or Retro City Rampage?

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Michael0134567

15. Posted:

There's still a lot of games I haven't gotten yet, but my favourites so far are Cave Story, LIT, and Onslaught.

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KingH3nrry

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How come no one ever talks about Liight? I haven't played many WiiWare games, so I don't know how it fares against the other games on the service, but I have played Liight and I absolutely loved it. It was a relaxing game and pretty fun and challenging. I've also played World of Goo (well, the demo), and it bored the crap out of me. I seriously think it's overrated.

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DarkEdi

17. Posted:

I downloaded a few days ago MDK2 and..... IT IS GREAT!!!

It is a platform shooter with voices and great graphics. It uses the pointer to shoot and you can use may characters. A 9/10 for me!!! Please, play this game if you like Jet Force Gemini or similar shooter games.

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OptometristLime

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0Games wrote:

Ah, help... Mega Man 9 or Retro City Rampage?

Did you already make up your mind?

I haven't played either one so, my opinion is unbiased! Ha.
Mega Man 9 for a hard core experience, probably the better game.
Retro City Rampage is less polished but it seems like the more novel, and ambitious game.

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Miyamoto on his desire to focus more on the (hard)core Nintendo fan.

[The casual] attitude is, ‘okay, I am the customer. You are supposed to entertain me.’ [...] and to me it’s kind of a pathetic thing.

You are what you eat from your head to your feet.

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DarkEdi

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Download both, but if you want first one i recommend Retro City because it has a lot parodies.

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luke17

20. Posted:

I loved Liight! My top Wiiware games:

Dr. Mario
World of Goo
Nyxquest
Lost Winds 2
Liight
Big Kahuna Party
Dive
And Yet It Moves
Art Style Series
Swords and Soldiers
Magnetis

Most bizarre games that I enjoyed (guilty pleasures): Monsteca Corral, Plattchen: Twist & Paint

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