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  • Random A Keen Wii Fit Grandmother Has Reached 4,784 Days In The Game

    Putting the rest of us to shame

    It's fair to say that a number of us have some dusty Ring Fit Adventure Ring-Con controllers hiding in corners, wondering if they'll ever be used again. It's the curse of the fitness game - initial enthusiasm can easily make way for apathy within a matter of weeks. Well, not so in one particular case, which is a...

  • Video Yuji Naka Actually Made This Hidden Gem During The Wii Generation

    Before Balan

    Earlier this week, it was discovered Balan Wonderworld creator Yuji Naka had left Square Enix. In an update on social media, Naka confirmed he had resigned and is now considering calling time on his career. While it's sad he may end on this note, Naka has actually had quite a wonderful career - working on Sega games like Nights into...

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  • Video 100 Amazing Wii Games In 20 Minutes

    We're wagging our remotes like happy dogs

    The Nintendo Wii, now that's a console. No need for HD, 4K, HDR or gigaflops - Nintendo just shrunk and boosted a GameCube, added clever motion controls, then sat back and watched the world have fun. It had some amazing games, and not just the usual contenders but also lesser known titles that are still...

  • Random Say Hello To The Wii SPii Portable, A GBA-Sized Console

    The modding community strikes again

    The Wii is a much-loved console, and was actually rather cute and dinky back in the day when compared to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Nevertheless, current-day modders and hackers often look for new ways to play the system, with last year's WiiBoy Color being a good example. The market for shrinking the console...

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  • Soapbox 10 Years On, We Need More Brave, Worthwhile Experiments Like Epic Mickey

    The Brave Little 'Failure'

    In some ways, the Wii era feels further away than it actually is. The modern gaming landscape, though certainly influenced by Nintendo's approachable little console, seems so laser focused on pixel counts, framerates and raytracing that Wii feels incredibly old-school in 2020. The idea that just ten years ago we were still...

  • News Pokémon Designer James Turner Shares Original Pokémon Battle Revolution Art

    Ah, the nostalgia

    It's not often that we get to see behind-the-scenes looks at original concepts or early designs, but Pokémon designer James Turner has given fans of the series a small treat on social media. Turner, who recently served as art director on Pokémon Sword and Shield, has shared a couple of his designs from 2006 Wii title Pokémon...

  • News The Top Ten Best-Selling Games For Wii U, 3DS, Wii And DS (As Of September 2020)

    Mario Kart still reigns supreme

    Earlier today, we shared an updated list of the top ten best-selling Nintendo Switch games of all time, but how are the likes of the Wii U and 3DS doing, and even the Wii and DS before those? Well, it just so happens that Nintendo has also provided up-to-date figures for its best-selling games on those platforms. As...

  • Guide Best Nintendo Wii Games

    As ranked by you

    Next year we'll be celebrating fifteen years since Nintendo changed the game with Wii, the little motion-controlled console which broke away from the competition and started a revolution. Its brilliantly compact design (the size of three DVD boxes, remember?) and approachable and accessible controller helped it open up gaming to a...

  • Reminder Rate Your Favourite Wii Games

    Help us assemble the top 50 Wii games ever

    Reminder: This is a final call to rate your favourite Wii games before we publish the top 50 very soon. You'll still be able to rate the games and affect the ranking after the list goes live, of course, but there's nothing quite like the moment of anticipation, is there? We've added several games that were...

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  • News Switch Has Now Surpassed Wii's Lifetime Sales In Japan

    But Wii's worldwide total remains on top

    The Nintendo Switch had a hugely successful week in Japan last week, shifting a massive 392,576 units according to Famitsu data. This places the console at an estimated 12.8 million sales over its relatively short lifetime, which means Nintendo's latest machine has just hit a new, significant milestone. As...

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  • News So Long Wii Shop Channel, And Thanks For All The Games

    Closing down after more than 12 years

    Today sees the discontinuation of the Wii Shop Channel, an online service for the Wii which has hosted a wonderful and quirky collection of digital games since December 2006. Back in September 2017, Nintendo announced that the Wii Shop Channel would be closing in 2019. The closure would mean that players would...

  • Random What Ever Happened To The Queen's Golden Wii?

    The truth revealed

    Just under a decade ago, publisher THQ released Big Family Games, a Wii title which hoped to follow in the famous footsteps of Wii Sports with its own family-friendly, motion control minigames. If you haven't heard of it before, that's likely because it never reached those high levels of success, but there's a rather comical PR...

  • Reminder The Wii Shop Channel Closes This Month, Here's What That Means For You

    Redownload your games ASAP

    On 30th January, all online services for the Wii including all functions associated with the Wii Shop Channel will be closed down. That means you have exactly two weeks to get all of your Wii-based affairs in order. Of course, Nintendo has now released two new home consoles since the hugely popular Wii first launched back...

  • News This Custom Game Boy Cartridge Turns Your Old Handhelds Into GameCube And Wii Controllers

    Play Virtual Console with a real Game Boy

    Ever played an old Game Boy classic on the Wii's Virtual Console and thought, "hey, this is great, but it still doesn't feel quite like it used to in the good old days"? Well, this custom cartridge could well solve that dilemma as it allows players to use any Game Boy system as a controller for your GameCube...

  • Video This Pocket-Sized Portable Plays GameCube And Wii Games

    But you can't buy it

    Portable Wii consoles aren't a new thing – we've seen one that fits inside a coat, lest we forget – but few fan-made mods come as elegantly packaged as this one. The PiiWii Pocket is the creation of YouTuber Shank Mods, and uses actual Wii internals rather than emulation. It comes with a suite of controls, internal cooling...

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