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Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (28th Oct)

Posted by Corbie Dillard

It's Wednesday again and time for the WiiWare Top 20!

It's time to take a look at the most popular WiiWare titles available on the Wii Shop Channel. If you're feeling adventurous you can even take a look for yourself by simply logging on to your Wii Shop Channel, heading into the WiiWare section and then viewing "Popular Games". It's that easy!

We compile this list using the USA region Wii Shop channel, so if you live elsewhere your list will probably be quite a bit different. Please feel free to post your region's findings below as always.

Keep in mind that the list below is a measure of actual sales made recently, not of the total time the game has been available for sale.

Top 20 WiiWare games for the 28th of October:

1 [7] - LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias
2 [2] - Reel Fishing Challenge
3 [4] - World of Goo
4 [3] - My Aquarium
5 [1] - Contra Rebirth
6 [5] - Tetris Party
7 [8] - Dr Mario Online Rx
8 [9] - Texas Hold'Em Poker
9 [11] - Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
10 [10] - My Pokémon Ranch
11 [6] - Word Searcher
12 [12] - Driift Mania
13 [17] - Brain Challenge
14 [14] - Sexy Poker
15 [15] - Family Mini Golf
16 [16] - Defend Your Castle
17 [-] - Shootanta: Evolutionary Mayhem
18 [N] - Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 3
19 [13] - Arkanoid Plus!
20 [19] - Water Warfare

* [N] - Denotes a brand new entry on the Top 20
* [-] - Denotes a game that was not on the Top 20 last week

Aside from Reel Fishing Challenge, we had quite a shake-up in the top portion of the Top 20 this week. For starters, LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias has now taken ahold of the top spot on the chart this week, sending our previous #1 title Contra Rebirth all the way down to #5. We also saw World of Goo leapfrog over My Aquarium, possibly signaling an end to the fish dominance of past weeks.

We did have two new titles make their debuts this week. Last week's WiiWare release Shootanto: Evolutionary Mayhem finally made its appearance on the chart this week at the #17 spot and Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 3 managed to jump onto the Top 20 in its original week of release, coming in at #18.

The big climber this week was LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias, which jumped six spots to #1. It will be interesting to see how long this title can hang on to the top spot. The big dropper this week was Arkanoid Plus!, which dropped six spots to #19. Could this title be on its way out?

Of course with the debut of two new titles on the Top 20, that meant the dropping off of BUST-A-MOVE Plus! and You, Me, and the Cubes this week. Is a comeback in their future?

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User Comments (28)

Cheezy

#6

Cheezy said:

There's a typo. It's Shootano, not Shootana. No big deal, nice seeing LostWinds 2 at the top, that's a surprise, and a lot of movement is good to see.

Stevie

#7

Stevie said:

I'm sure it must be some inside joke at Nintendo to keep these fishing games at/near the top of the charts.

Glad to see a little more order this week though with 3/5 of the top 5 being actual decent games, lets hope Lost Winds 2 keeps the top spot for a while!!

Djungelurban

#8

Djungelurban said:

The Swedish top 20:
(1) 1 - LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias
(3) 2 - Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal
(2) 3 - Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2: The Siege of Spinner Cay
(5) 4 - Contra ReBirth
(4) 5 - Driift Mania
(12) 6 - World Of Goo
(7) 7 - LostWinds*
(8) 8 - Mega Man 9*
(9) 9 - Sexy Poker
(15) 10 - Bubble Bobble Plus!
(-) 11 - Protöthea
(18) 12 - My Aquarium*
(6) 13 - Aha! I Got It! Escape Game
(19) 14 - Swords & Soldiers
(11) 15 - Bomberman Blast*
(20) 16 - Gradius ReBirth
(14) 17 - Fun! Fun! Minigolf
(10) 18 - Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
(13) 19 - Family Slot Car Racing
(17) 20 - Little Tournament Over Yonder

Left the chart:
(16) - - Tetris Party (48w)

Sneaker13

#10

Sneaker13 said:

The Dutch WiiWare List of 29-10
1) (1) Untitled LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias
2) (2) Untitled My Aquarium
3) (7) Untitled Texas Hold'em Tournament
4) (3) Untitled Family Slot Car Racing
5) (10) Untitled Heron: Steam Machine
6) (8) Untitled Sexy Poker
7) (9) Untitled TV Show King
8) (4) Untitled Tales of Monkey Island chapter 1
9) (6) Untitled My Pokémon Ranch
10) (5) Untitled "Aha! I Got It!" Escape Game
11) (11) Untitled Tetris Party
12) (17) Untitled Swords & Soldiers
13) (15) Untitled Learning with the PooYoos, Episode 1
14) (14) Untitled Onslaught
15) (12) Untitled Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2
16) (18) Untitled World of Goo
17) (16) Untitled LostWinds
18) (-) Untitled Pop Them, Drop Them SAMEGAME
19) (13) Untitled Driift Mania
20) (20) Untitled Bomberman Blast

Only one new release. We see the return of Pop Them, Drop Them SAMEGAME which came out 30 Jan. 2009.

This also means that we lose one game.

  • Contra Rebirth (19 last week)

Biggest climbers are two Dutch games (which gives me joy), Swords & Soldiers climbs five spots from 17 to 12 and Heron with five spots from 10 to 5. Other notable climbe ir Texas Hold'em Tournament who made his way back into the top 3.

Biggest droppers are Drifft Mania with six spots from 13 to 19 and "Aha! I Got It!" Escape Game with five spots from 5 to 10.

The Dutch VC List of 29-10
1) (1) Untitled Super Mario Bros. 3
2) (2) Untitled Super Mario Bros.
3) (3) Untitled Kirby's Adventure
4) (4) Untitled Super Mario Bros. 2
5) (5) Untitled Pac-Man
6) (9) Untitled Adventure Island
7) (7) Untitled The Legend of Zelda
8) (8) Untitled Donkey Kong
9) (12) Untitled Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
10) (-) Untitled Pinball
11) (6) Untitled Super Mario World
12) (18) Untitled Double Dragon
13) (14) Untitled Metroid
14) (-) Untitled Bubble Bobble
15) (19) Untitled Mario Bros.
16) (11) Untitled Super Mario 64
17) (-) Untitled Adventures of Lolo
18) (-) Untitled Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
19) (10) Untitled Sonic The Hedgehog
20) (13) Untitled The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

More new NES games thanks to the Internet Channel refund. We welcome Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, Adventures of Lolo, Bubble Bobble and Pinball which is a surprise for me.

With four new releases we say goodbye to:

  • Donkey Kong Country (15 last week)
  • Super Smash Bros. (16 last week)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (17 last week)
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (20 last week)

Biggest climber is Double Dragon with six spots from 18 to 12.

Biggest droppers are Sonic The Hedgehog with nine spots from 10 to 19, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask with seven spots from 13 to 20, Super Mario World with five spots from 6 to 11 and Super Mario 64 with five spots from 11 to 16.

Rawk_Hawk

#11

Rawk_Hawk said:

Glad to see Driift Mania and Contra Rebirth doing very well. The Lost Winds is very good if you have not played it

Sean_Aaron

#12

Sean_Aaron said:

Bearing in mind these were recorded at 02:30am after a call-out here's the Japanese and UK rankings:

Japan WiiWare Top 20

1 (1) Pokemon Scramble
2 (N) Dracula Legend ReBirth
3 (N) UNO
4 (2) Final Fantasy IV - The After Years
5 (3) Simple Series Vol. 4: The Room Escape
6 (4) Bomberman Blast
7 (5) Asobu Made in Ore
8 (6) My Pokemon Ranch Platinum
9 (8) Pokemon Fantasy Dungeon Muzase! The Adventures of Light
10 (9) Animal Life
11 (11) Game of Life
12 (7) Pole's Big Adventure
13 (10) Pokemon Fantasy Dungeon Ikuzo! The Adventures of Storm
14 (12) Fish Eyes Challenge
15 (17) Tomy Car Driver
16 (13) Okiraku Tennis Wii
17 (14) Rockman 9
18 (16) FFCC My Life as a Darklord
19 (18) Pokemon Fantasy Dungeon Susumu! The Adventures of Flame
20 (15) Karaoke Joysound Wii

Farewell: Discipline, Hamekomi Lucky Puzzle Wii Returns

Two new entries, amazingly UNO comes out of nowhere to rocket into 3rd and even more incredibly Dracula Legend ReBirth having only released Tuesday is already in 2nd, which means Discipline and the Hamekomi Lucky Puzzle sequel bid farewell (hopefully Discipline did well enough to be worth bringing overseas?).

Japan VC top 20

1 (3) Super Mario Bros. 3 (FC)
2 (2) Super Mario Bros. (FC)
3 (1) Kirby Super Deluxe (SFC)
4 (8) Final Fantasy III (FC)
5 (-) Kirby's Adventure (FC)
6 (7) Downtown Special Kunio-Kun no Jidaigeki dayo Zenin Shuugoo (FC)
7 (12) Super Mario Bros. 2 (FC)
8 (N) Fire Emblem (FC)
9 (-) The Legend of Zelda (FC)
10 (-) Ice Climber (FC)
11 (4) Super Mario World (SFC)
12 (6) Puyo Puyo 2 (MD)
13 (5) Ganbare Goemon 3: Shishijyuurokubei no Karakuri Manji Katame (SFC)
14 (-) Rockman 3 (FC)
15 (-) Downtown Nekketsu Kooshinkyoku Soreyuku Daiundookai (FC)
16 (-) Super Mario USA (FC)
17 (-) Rockman 2 (FC)
18 (-) Twinbee (FC)
19 (10) Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask (N64)
20 (11) Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time (N64)

Farewell: Bahamut Lagoon (SFC), Mario Kart 64 (N64), Fighting Street (PCE), Super Mario Kart (SFC), Super Mario RPG (SFC), Super Mario 64 (N64), Seiken Densetsu 2 (SFC), Super Smash Bros (N64), Bravoman (ARC)

The Internet Channel compensation scheme has put the VC chart into a serious crazy-land situation with many old Famicom titles bumping SFC and N64 stalwarts right off the charts!

UK WiiWare Top 20

1 (1) LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias
2 (2) Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1
3 (4) My Aquarium
4 (3) Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2
5 (6) World of Goo
6 (5) "Aha! I Got It!" Escape Game
7 (8) Family Slot Car Racing
8 (10) Onslaught
9 (7) My Pokemon Ranch
10 (9) LostWinds
11 (12) Bomberman Blast
12 (11) Driift Mania
13 (14) Pop-Up Pirate!
14 (N) Heron: Steam Machine
15 (13) Sexy Poker
16 (15) Contra Rebirth
17 (-) Tetris Party
18 (18) Texas Hold'em Poker
19 (17) Learning with the PooYoos, Episode 1
20 (20) Swords & Soldiers

Farewell: You, Me and the Cubes, Happy Holidays: Halloween

Thankfully Happy Holidays seems to have been a fluke! It's sad that the Cubes have exited whilst it's happy that Steam Machine has entered!

UK VC Top 20

1 (1) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
2 (2) Super Mario Bros. (NES)
3 (8) Pac-Man (NES)
4 (-) Kirby's Adventure (NES)
5 (14) Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)
6 (-) The Legend of Zelda (NES)
7 (-) Donkey Kong (NES)
8 (-) Bubble Bobble (NES)
9 (-) Adventure Island (NES)
10 (-) Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES)
11 (3) Sonic the Hedgehog (SMS)
12 (-) Metroid (NES)
13 (-) Double Dragon (NES)
14 (6) Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (SNES)
15 (4) Super Mario World (SNES)
16 (-) Castlevania III (NES)
17 (-) Galaga (NES)
18 (5) Super Mario 64 (N64)
19 (-) Excitebike (NES)
20 (-) Castlevania (NES)

Farewell: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64), Super Star Wars (SNES), Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (SNES), The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64), Alex Kidd in Miracle World (SMS), Sonic the Hedgehog (MD), Pilotwings (SNES), Super Smash Bros. (N64), Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap (SMS), Mario Kart 64 (N64), Final Fight 2 (SNES), Donkey Kong Country (SNES)

Compensation scheme is a madhouse - A MADHOUSE!

WaveyChristmas

#13

WaveyChristmas said:

Mega Man 9 is the greatest WiiWare game period. Nuff' said :)

Contra ReBirth was great....You definitly need to play it on HARD mode to get the most out of it which makes it more fun and intense. Although the game was alittle too short, and the unlimited continues was a bad idea.

LosWinds was great! kept getting better and better as you played, I had a great time with it and i cant wait to try LostWinds 2, the motion controls were fantastic.

World of Goo! is slightly overrated but an awesome game nonetheless, the music sets the mood, and it gets pretty damn challenging at times. It's still not one of my favorites, but definitly a solid game.

Next up for me is LostWinds 2 and Nyx Quest....And i'm dieing to play Castlevania ReBirth!

Earendel68

#15

Earendel68 said:

Mexican WiiWare Top 20 (October 28th):

1 (4) - LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias
2 (1) - Contra Rebirth
3 (3) - My Aquarium
4 (2) - My Pokémon Ranch
5 (6) - World of Goo
6 (N) - Shootanto: Evolutionary Mayhem
7 (5) - Bomberman Blast
8 (11) - LostWinds
9 (13) - Mega Man 9
10 (8) - Tetris Party
11 (9) - Dr. Mario Online Rx
12 (12) - Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
13 (7) - Defend Your Castle
14 (10) - DRiiFT Mania
15 (14) - ADVENTURE ISLAND: The Beginning
16 (15) - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
17 (16) - Sexy Poker
18 (17) - Texas Hold'em Poker
19 (N) - Ghost Mansion Party
20 (-) - Family Slot Car Racing

We have a new winner: LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias. It's nice to have newcomers on the top of the chart.

The other two adittions are Shootanto: Evolutionary Mayhem and Ghost Mansion Party (I guess this one will be very popular these days)

Defend Your Castle and DRiiFT Mania are the biggest dropers. And we say goodbye to You, Me, and the Cubes; TV Show King and Ant Nation (this one comes and goes many times)

VC Top 20 for this week goes this way:

1 (1) - Super Mario Bros 3 (NES)
2 (2) - Super Mario Bros. (NES)
3 (3) - Kirby's Adventure (NES)
4 (6) - Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)
5 (12) - The Legend of Zelda (NES)
6 (8) - Final Fantasy (NES)
7 (10) - Pac-Man (NES)
8 (13) - Metroid (NES)
9 (9) - Punch Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream (NES)
10 (14) - Castlevania III Dracula's Curse (NES)
11 (17) - Mega Man 3 (NES)
12 (4) - Super Mario World (SNES)
13 (5) - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)
14 (16) - Zelda II The Adventure of Link (NES)
15 (18) - Double Dragon (NES)
16 (7) - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
17 (11) - Super Mario 64 (N64)
18 (-) - Adventure Island (NES)
19 (15) - Mario Kart 64 (N64)
20 (-) - BUBBLE BOBBLE (NES)

Odnetnin

#16

Odnetnin said:

Well done, Lost Winds and World of Goo.
On a side note, I wonder how many downloads Doc has?

Earendel68

#17

Earendel68 said:

I love this compensation thing. For the first time the top 11 games of the chart are only NES' games

The biggest climber is, of course, The Legend of Zelda, along with Metroid, Mega Man 3 and others. Welcome to Adventure Island and BUBBLE BOBBLE.

The biggest dropers are Super Mario World (the lonely represent of SNES games) and both N64 Zelda games

I wonder if, in some moment, there will be only NES games in the list...

Sneaker13

#18

Sneaker13 said:

I'm glad to see Punch-Out in the Mexican VC List. I got it for my Internet Channel refund and I'm loving it so far. Too bad it didn't make the list in Holland.

Starkiller

#19

Starkiller said:

Say, World of Goo's still up there even with the pay what you want birthday celebration? I'm impressed.

Earendel68

#22

Earendel68 said:

@Sneaker13 Yes; I would like to see NES' The Legend of Zelda before this bonus thing, like the Dutch list; but each country has it's own ideas of popularity, right?

chris3116

#24

chris3116 said:

This week in Canada:

1 (4) - LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias
2 (1) - World of Goo
3 (2) - Tetris Party
4 (3) - Contra Rebirth
5 (5) - Reel Fishing Challenge
6 (6) - Dr. Mario Online RX
7 (8) - Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
8 (10) - My Aquarium
9 (7) - Driift Mania
10 (11) - Texas Hold'em Poker
11 (12) - Bust-A-Move Plus!
12 (14) - My Pokemon Ranch
13 (N) - Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 3
14 (9) - Arkanoid Plus
15 (16) - Bubble Bobble Plus
16 (15) - Sexy Poker
17 (N) - LostWinds
18 (19) - Defend your Castle
19 (13) - Word Searcher
20 (17) - Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1

Water Warfare (20) and FFCC: My Life as a Darklord (18) are gone.
The return of the original LostWinds.

vherub

#25

vherub said:

still wondering if the first lost winds makes a reappearance, would be a good time for that to go onsale if wiiware ever did such things

Starwolf_UK

#27

Starwolf_UK said:

WiiWare.co.uk charts (This week's most downloaded titles by the UK's Club Nintendo members).
1 (1) LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias
2 (4) World of Goo™
3 (2) Tales of Monkey Island
4 (5) My Aquarium
5 (R) "Aha! I Got It!" Escape Game
6 (3) Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2
7 (6) LostWinds
8 (R) Family Slot Car Racing
9 (8) Onslaught™
10 (R) Driift Mania™

Man are these charts are like a yo-yo...and pretty volatile (games seem to come and go as they please).

Sneaker13

#28

Sneaker13 said:

@Thomas Joseph. Yeah, those idiots. Let's see. It's either in same position as last week or dropping down the list. Except in Holland where it climbed 2 spots. Stupid dutch people ;).

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