One of the best things about the Nintendo Wii generation was its Wii Shop Channel - you could go and buy new and classic games, and listen to some upbeat retro-sounding music at the same time.
If you do miss this music while browsing digital stores, you might be interested in the Wii Shop Channel Music extension 2.0 - a browser extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
The original version was first released in 2020 and whenever you visited a shopping website (e.g. eBay or Amazon) on the internet, Nintendo's shop music played.
After a bunch of feature requests in recent months, the creator has now added in a settings panel - accessible from the extension's icon toolbar. From here you can access other new features like a button to turn the music on or off and select from other tracks.
The full tracklist includes Wii Shop Channel, Wii Shop Channel (Menu), Wii U eShop, 3DS eShop, DSi Shop and Coconut Mall from the Mario Kart series.
You can download this browser extension via the Firefox Browser add-on webpage. Google still needs to approve the version 2.0 update for Chrome. It's also available from GitHub.
[source blog.corbin.io, via mynintendonews.com]
Don’t tell Nintendo 🤭
My browser always plays the switch eshop theme.
(Nintendo Life is telling me my comment isn't long enough, but I have nothing else relevant to say. Uh... don't do drugs!)
now that the DSI shop is on there, it's finally time to switch to firefox
Random browser extension does what NintenDON’T.
But in all seriousness, please give us eshop music back Nintendo we miss it so much.
Who wants to listen to this while shopping
My favorite versions.
Wii shop Mr Krab version
Wii shop Eurobeat version
Wii shop Earth, Wii & Fire version
Can we get the brentalfloss version too?
Also, bring back the eShop and Virtual Console.
I miss having e shop music
Sure Nintendo flag a Youtuber for 2200 videos of music contents but let Firefox steal your Wii shop music.
Do the tracks actually loop or what?
Tracks like the Wii Shop Channel theme have an "intro" that only plays once, while the rest loops continuously. I'm asking since the tracks from the GitHub page have a fade effect applied at the end.
Incoming Nintendo takedown notice in 3...2...1
Wish there was a random track option, but pretty neat all the same.
I need this. Sounds like a great way to improve my online shopping.
V2 is live on Chrome. This is pretty neat!
Finally! I needed the "Wii Shop" tune in my real life. I've restocked bubblegum so many times to dead silence, but now I have this immortal melody to comfort me as I impulsively buy more gum. I'm not sarcastic, either--I installed this and tested it out, haha! Sweet!
Nintendo sends a take down in 3...
ps.: Here we go again. People thinking Nintendo will react differently. Just wait for the whining when Nintendo takes it down. Like they should. Because like I normally do when I read articles like this (on Nintendolife or other sites) I will report it to Nintendo.
Actually, version 2.0 was approved by Google and it's already available in the Chrome Web Store.
@Not_Soos Dude thanks, I've been doing drugs this whole time. I'll stop now. (le joke)
@sanderev You're a hateful person.
Coconut Mall, but not Malo Mart???
ah this is nice.. added to chrome.. (btw it says version 2.0 so I guess google approved it)
edit: it even works on dutch shopping sites (bol.com)
@sanderev So do you literally just scour the internet looking for things to report to Nintendo?
@The_BAAD_Man He always does this. I don't know what his deal is, but Nintendo is not going to take this down. Nintendo only takes things down when,
a. the fan project is making some sort of profit
b. said product is interfering with the potential profits of a current/future Nintendo game
Rom Hacks almost never get taken down. Most of the time, advertisements of said romhack ( youtube ads, etc) get taken down, but that's it.
What sanderev does not realize is that once data is uploaded to the internet, it stays there for good. One copy becomes another and another, and they get published when the original gets removed. Reporting to Nintendo is an absolute waste of time.
Please do not feed trolls
@The_BAAD_Man I don't but when I see (social) media advertise for it, I will report it.
@BloodNinja Thank you.
I report it because I love games.
Good on these people. Now, compulsive buying will commence! Seriously, there’s something about these tunes that makes me want to buy stuff.
How the hell did I never know about this? I love the Wii Shop theme! I'll need to check this out whenever the update gets approved for Chrome.
On a related note, I can still download previous purchases from the Wii Shop channel in WU's Wii mode. I tried as recently as a few weeks ago.
Coconut Mall haha so random. Amazing.
@PARK1755 Have you seen the anime, "The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated"? It uses the Wii Shop song as background music on occasion.
all time favourite is the wii u settings theme.
@Anti-Matter this is Wii Sports, but if we're sharing Wii music remixes I really like this one:
@sanderev I see you comment on everything emulation/piracy/modding related. I won't be too harsh seeing as this is a moderated website, but I think you're pathetic
This is what the Switch is missing: charming ambience in its UX.
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