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Top 20 WiiWare Games in USA (4th Nov)

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 4th of November:

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

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

Once again LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias remains in the top spot. In fact, the top four games remain intact from last week and Tetris Party manages to jump ahead of Contra Rebirth for the #5 spot.

We did see two new additions to the Top 20 this week, one old and one new. Ghost Mansion Party was the new title that managed to debut all the way up in the #11 spot and we also saw LostWinds make a re-appearance on the Top 20 this week, no surprise given the success of its sequel so far.

The big climber this week was Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 3, which jumped up eleven spots to #7. The big dropper this week was Driift Mania, which fell seven spots to #19. Could this one be on its way off the charts?

The debut of Ghost Mansion Party and the re-emergence of our old favorite LostWinds did cause both Arkanoid Plus! and Water Warfare to finally drop out of the Top 20 this week.

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Djungelurban

#2

Djungelurban said:

The Swedish top 20:
(1) 1 - LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias
(2) 2 - Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal
(5) 3 - Driift Mania
(4) 4 - Contra ReBirth
(-) 5 - Lit
(3) 6 - Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2: The Siege of Spinner Cay
(6) 7 - World Of Goo
(12) 8 - My Aquarium*
(15) 9 - Bomberman Blast*
(11) 10 - Protöthea
(7) 11 - LostWinds*
(18) 12 - Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
(8) 13 - Mega Man 9*
(9) 14 - Sexy Poker
(17) 15 - Fun! Fun! Minigolf
(-) 16 - Ghost Party Mansion
(-) 17 - PictureBook Games: Pop-Up Pursuit
(16) 18 - Gradius ReBirth
(R) 19 - Onslaught
(14) 20 - Swords & Soldiers

Left the chart:
(10) - - Bubble Bobble Plus! (26w)
(13) - - Aha! I Got It! Escape Game (4w)
(19) - - Family Slot Car Racing (11w)
(20) - - Little Tournament Over Yonder (2w)

JeanLuc_Vaycard

#5

JeanLuc_Vaycard said:

Hang on Driift! And I hope there is one country sensible enough not to have Ghost Party in their top 20

Stevie

#6

Stevie said:

Yay, Lostwinds 2 is still No.1, it gives me a little faith the world hasn't gone stark raving fish loving bonkers.

Sneaker13

#7

Sneaker13 said:

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

Three new releases. Ghost Mansion Party and LIT entered at 14 and 17 and both came out last week. I got LIT and it should be much, much higher on the list. Also new is Brain Challenge which came out 7 Nov. 2008.

With three new releases, three titles have to go. We say goodbye to:

  • Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2 (15 last week)
  • Driift Mania (19 last week)
  • Bomberman Blast (20 last week)

Biggest climbers this week are World of Goo with six spots from 16 to 10 and Onslaught with five spots from 14 to 9.

Biggest dropper is the Dutch game Heron: Steam Machine which made a free fall of fourteen spots from 5 to 19.

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

Two new games in the list. No surprise that they are both NES games. Blades of Steel and Castlevania enter the bottom of the list.

With two new games we say goodbye to:

  • Sonic The Hedgehog (19 last week)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (20 last week)

Nothing shocking. Bubble Bobble is the biggest climber with three spots from 14 to 11. While Metroid dropped three spots from 13 to 16 and that makes him the biggest dropper.

Djungelurban

#9

Djungelurban said:

@Sneaker13
Wait... Blades of Steel is selling in the Netherlands?! That's... odd... I mean, hockey in Holland... Let me put it this way... A semi-crappy second liner in the third tier league in Sweden can quite easily go to Holland and play in your top tier league and average something like 3 points a game... Hockey ain't that big down there so yeah... I'm a bit surprised by that...

And Sexy Poker holding on strong too I see... That's just swell... And Lit in 17th?! That's just stupid...

chris3116

#10

chris3116 said:

In Canada:

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

Defend your Castle (18) and Word Searcher (19) are gone.

Objection

#13

Objection said:

It brings a smile to see old favorite LW return to the charts soon after its sequel's release. :)

Egg_miester

#15

Egg_miester said:

i'll never understand americans can let great games like contra ff4 after years drift mania fall and crap like tales from monkey island just never go away

Jolted85

#16

Jolted85 said:

i've been playing my pokemon ranch almost every day now, it's really not that bad and I think it should be just a little bit higher now, sexy poker might be off the top 20 by next week though :P

Porky

#17

Porky said:

I helped sexy poker somewhat; my friend wanted that game for his birthday.

^I got around 300 pokemon at my ranch. I like that game its funny to watch too. I don't understand why the Platinum update hasn't happened yet.

Egg_miester

#19

Egg_miester said:

@siavm thats cool as i say each to there own even if i don't understand one persons likes or dislikes don't mean i wont respect it

Earendel68

#21

Earendel68 said:

Mexican WiiWare Top 20 for Nov. 4th:

1 (1) - LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias
2 (2) - Contra Rebirth
3 (4) - My Pokémon Ranch
4 (19) - Ghost Mansion Party
5 (4) - My Aquarium
6 (6) - Shootanto: Evolutionary Mayhem
7 (7) - Bomberman Blast
8 (5) - World of Goo
9 (10) - Tetris Party
10 (8) - LostWinds
11 (9) - Mega Man 9
12 (12) - Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
13 (11) - Dr. Mario Online Rx
14 (14) - Driift Mania
15 (15) - Adventure Island: The Beginning
16 (16) - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
17 (17) - Sexy Poker
18 (13) - Defend Your Castle
19 (X) - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord
20 (X) - Reel Fishing Challenge

Here is a special mention for Ghost Mansion Party for climbing 15 spots since it's debut last week. After this, there is not much movement this time. Defend Your Castle drop 5 spots and Texas Hold'em Poker left the chart along with Family Slot Car Racing.

There are two well known games in the bottom of the list: FFCC: My Life as a Darklord and Reel Fishing Challenge; by the way, this is the first time I have seen this last one in the Mexican list.

Now, Mexican VC Top 20 for this week:

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

Only a few changes here too. The bigest climber is Double Dragon with 3 spots; on the dropers side there is nothing really important, I think.

A special mention here too: Zombies Ate My Neighbors (Happy Halloween and all that!!!)

Goodbye to: Bubble Bobble (NES)

Until next Wednesday!!!

Djungelurban

#22

Djungelurban said:

@Egg miester
What?? Sure you didn't forget your meds today and started to hallucinate? The Monkey Island games are doing pretty poorly in the US compared to... Other places. I mean, only one episode charts right now and that one was released 9 days ago... So of course it's gonna chart. At the same time, Contra is in it's 9th week of release, in fact its performance thus far has been in line with MegaMan's performance in the US, and all in all it's still ahead of previously mentioned Monkey Island epi... So why are you complaining about that? And FFIV is in it's 23rd week! If that one wasn't falling I'd suspect there was something fishy going on considering its episodic nature. Sure, Driift Mania is falling but really... I'm not gonna knock the quality of the game, but there are a lot of Sprint clones out there... Besides, it's doing better elsewhere in the world...

And also, Monkey Island is a worthy game... The WiiWare version may be buggy, but the game is still good...

abe8812

#24

abe8812 said:

Let's see if next week Excitebike World Rally can make it before next week's update when it's released this Monday.

Sean_Aaron

#25

Sean_Aaron said:

Triple threat from me this week!

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

Farewell: FFCC My Life as a Darklord

Dracula Legend in the top spot, FF My Life As exits to make way for Shadow Walker, but otherwise not much change this week.

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

Farewell: Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask (N64), Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time (N64)

The Internet Channel compensation scheme continues to work it's chaos with the N64 Zelda games being displaced by crappy Famicom ports -- oh the humanity!

UK WiiWare Top 20
1 (1) LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias
2 (3) My Aquarium
3 (2) Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1
4 (N) LIT
5 (7) Family Slot Car Racing
6 (5) World of Goo
7 (4) Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2
8 (6) "Aha! I Got It!" Escape Game
9 (8) Onslaught
10 (9) My Pokemon Ranch
11 (N) Ghost Mansion Party
12 (10) LostWinds
13 (12) Driift Mania
14 (13) Pop-Up Pirate!
15 (11) Bomberman Blast
16 (15) Sexy Poker
17 (N) Protothea
18 (16) Contra Rebirth
19 (17) Tetris Party
20 (N) PictureBook Games: A Pop-Up Adventure

Farewell: Heron: Steam Machina, Texas Hold'em Poker, Learning with the PooYoos, Episode 1, Swords & Soldiers

Lots of new faces this week with LIT enjoying a particularly strong debut. The rubbish poker variant Texas Hold'em is finally purged from the chart and disappointingly Heron: Steam Machine only enjoys a brief moment on it. Will Swords and Soldiers be back? Is Contra soon to exit as well?

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

Farewell: Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (SNES)

Super Star Wars is no match for a so-so port of an old Nintendo arcade game!

I've decided to embrace my new Wii region and report the Brasil lists as well, so enjoy!

Brasil WiiWare Top 20
1 LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias
2 World of Goo
3 Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 3
4 Bomberman Blast
5 Contra ReBirth
6 Driift Mania
7 My Pokemon Ranch
8 Ghost Mansion Party
9 LostWinds
10 My Aquarium
11 Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1
12 High Voltage Hot Rod Show
13 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord
14 Tetris Party
15 Texas Hold'Em Poker
16 Onslaught
17 Water Warfare
18 Shootanto: Evolutionary Mayhem
19 Reel Fishing Challenge
20 Snowboard Riot

Brasil VC Top 20
1 Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
2 Super Mario Bros. (NES)
3 Pac-Man (NES)
4 Kirby's Adventure (NES)
5 The Legend of Zelda (NES)
6 Final Fantasy (NES)
7 Super Mario World (SNES)
8 Double Dragon (NES)
9 Mega Man 3 (NES)
10 Metroid (NES)
11 Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)
12 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
13 Punch Out!! (NES)
14 Super Mario 64 (N64)
15 Castlevania III (NES)
16 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)
17 Zombies Ate My Neighbors (SNES)
18 Castlevania (NES)
19 Mario Bros. (NES)
20 Zelda II (NES)

Sneaker13

#26

Sneaker13 said:

@Djungelurban

Eey, we are currently ranked 24 in the IIHF World Ranking. And we are not bad in normal hockey (our ladies rock), but ice hockey just isn't that big. Which is really odd because we are great in hockey and practically invented ice skating. So we should be really good at the combination. Really odd.

Yeah, I don't understand Sexy Poker either, or Ghost Mansion Party for that matter. I'm jaleous at you Sweden guys. LiT new at number five. That's the place it should be in Holland. I really love it and it deserves better.

Starwolf_UK

#29

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 (N) LiT
3 (4) My Aquarium
4 (3) Tales of Monkey Island
5 (2) World of Goo™
6 (6) Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2
7 (8) Family Slot Car Racing
8 (5) "Aha! I Got It!" Escape Game
9 (7) LostWinds
10 (N) Ghost Mansion Party

Well done for LiT but like this weeks othert new entry; will it last?

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