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  • Video Wii Sports - What Makes It Iconic?

    The legacy of a lovely family game

    Wii Sports has a heck of a legacy behind it. Packaged with the Wii console at launch, it's the best-selling single-platform game of all time, as well as the fourth best-selling game ever, behind only Tetris, Gran Theft Auto V, and Minecraft. Wrap your head around that. It's no surprise, really. Being included with...

  • Video This Game Made One Video Producer's Childhood

    The lovely Felix on one of his favourites

    We've all got that video game that we played over and over again while growing up that we just absolutely adore. It might be the first game you ever played. It might be a Christmas or birthday gift. Or it might just be something you spent a lot of time playing with your best friend while sitting on your...


  • Poll Do You Own This Rare Twilight Princess Box?

    It's worth a clawshot

    We're all collectors here at Nintendo Life, always on the lookout for unusual finds, Japanese-exclusive games, awesome region-exclusive box art, and all sorts of weird and wonderful merchandise. However, this weekend, we came across something that we just cannot find any reliable information about, so we need your help! This...

  • News Nintendo's Wii Shop Channel Can't Be Accessed Right Now

    Is it just an error, or something else?

    Update [Wed 23rd Mar, 2022 01:05 GMT]: Nintendo has provided a response. Read more in our latest story: Nintendo Responds To Wii And DSi Shop Channel Outages Original Story [Sun 20th Mar, 2022 01:00 GMT]: If you've tried accessing the Wii Shop Channel over the past few days, you might not have had much...

  • Random Console Modder Makes "Fake Portable GameCube" Mock-Up A Reality

    "It's real now"

    Reflect on previous Nintendo generations, and you might remember mock-ups of portable GameCube handhelds inspired by the Game Boy Advance SP. If you've ever wanted a real version of something like this, well...that's exactly what console modder and YouTuber 'GingerOfOz' has created. The modder has been able to shrink this mock-up...

  • Random No, Your Wii Isn't Going To Self-Destruct

    Your system won't "burst into flames" next year

    Nintendo has made headlines of late thanks to the impending closure of the Wii U and 3DS eShops, an event that has shell-shocked many members of the Nintendo community. It's easy to see, then, why a story about Wii consoles 'self-destructing' might actually be taken seriously by less well-informed...

  • Random Somebody's Bought The Silent Hill Domain Just To Troll Konami

    I see that troll... Silent Hill

    Ah, Silent Hill... We just can't seem to let you go. In what appears to be a direct troll of publisher Konami, the SilentHill.com domain has been bought by an unnamed individual, displaying a single tweet from series veteran Masahiro Ito lamenting the design of the iconic Pyramid Head. The joke comes as a result of...



  • Feature 14 Wii Games That Deserve Switch Ports

    Swiitch ports

    It's now 15 years since Wii launched and the world was introduced to the inclusive delights of Wii Sports, waggle gaming, and Wii elbow. That little three-DVD-case-sized box of tricks delivered some real gems over its long life — many of which were tailor-made for the system's innovative remote-style motion controller and nunchuk and...







  • 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...


  • 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...













  • Random In Japan, You Can Buy A Nintendo Wii For 50 Cents

    And DS consoles are under a dollar

    The Wii and DS were phenomenally successful consoles, selling over 250 million units between them worldwide. That's great news when a system is 'alive' and still getting new games, but when it's a decade down the line, the software has dried up (well, almost dried up) and