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Thursday26th Jan 2023

Monday16th Jan 2023

  • Random Early Build Footage Of Unreleased DS de Blob Game Surfaces Online

    The blob that never was

    In a time before Splatoon, de Blob was the big name in spreading colourful ink around town. Unlike Nintendo's inky shooter, the series saw you take control of a colour-absorbing ball which would complete various challenges by spreading paint across a monochromatic landscape. You might remember de Blob on the Wii, its sequel...

Thursday12th Jan 2023

  • Random Twitch Chat Beats "Every Single Sport" In Wii Sports

    It even got a home run in baseball

    We've seen Twitch chat beat games like Pokémon and even The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but how about a more active game? Over the holiday break, Twitch and variety streamer GappyV decided to invent the ultimate test - creating code that converted basic messages into Wii Remote and Nunchuk inputs to see...

Wednesday11th Jan 2023

Sunday4th Dec 2022

Thursday24th Nov 2022

  • Random Move Over Apple, You Can Run Mac OS On The Wii

    Old meets older

    The Wii is now 16 years old. That might be enough to set you off on a certain existential crisis, true, but we can all take comfort in the fact that people are still discovering new things that the console is capable of. Take Pierre Dandumont for example, who has finally managed to answer the age-old question - could you get a Wii to...

Monday21st Nov 2022

  • Video The Wii Is Now Old Enough To Drive

    The Wiil of Time

    While we were all caught up with the Wii U turning ten over the last week, there was also a big anniversary for the Wii which turned a wrinkle-inducing, hair-greying, grand total of 16 years old! Yep, that's right, the Wii is now old enough to drive. Once you have finished staring off into space at the sudden realisation of how...

Monday7th Nov 2022

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Friday30th Sep 2022

Thursday22nd Sep 2022

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Thursday1st Sep 2022

Monday1st Aug 2022

Friday22nd Jul 2022

  • Random Modded Wii Mini Turns It Into A Wi-Fi Capable Homebrew Machine

    From Mini to Mighty

    The Wii Mini was an odd little system. Released in Canada in 2012 before making its way to other regions in 2013, it was perhaps the most nerfed console we've ever seen. Nintendo pitched it as a cheaper option for customers who had either yet to buy a Wii or wanted an extra one in another location, but in order to reach the lower...

Wednesday20th Jul 2022

Monday18th Jul 2022

  • Random Want To Drive Your Car Using The Wii Wheel? This Fan Can Do Just That

    A Wii convertible

    In the hundreds of hours you spent playing Mario Kart Wii with the Wii Wheel, did you ever once dream of driving your own vehicle in real life with that same peripheral? Well, one fan has made this a reality, and gone one step further, by ‘Wii-ifying’ his car. Go Nintendo has shared the work of TikTok star @ttptng – Tyler...

Wednesday6th Jul 2022

  • News Rejoice, The Wii Shop Channel And DSi Shop Are Finally Back Up

    After months of being down

    Yes, your eyes aren't deceiving you — the Wii Shop Channel and DSi shop are finally accessible again after the two were suffering outages for months. The stores were first reported as offline back in March. Then, in May, GameXplain reached out to Nintendo, who stated that it had "nothing to announce", but thanks to

Monday27th Jun 2022

Tuesday21st Jun 2022

Monday20th Jun 2022

  • Video Here's The Story Behind The Cancelled Wii Plush Toy Game 'Wiiwaa'

    Wii want it

    The Wii opened up a world of possibilities and creativity for many developers, and one, in particular, tried to jump on the creativity train with a unique video game that would be controlled with a soft toy. Zoink Games, known for developing unique adventure games with distinctive art styles such as Lost In Random, Flipping Death, and...

Saturday21st May 2022

  • News Nintendo Responds To Wii And DSi Shop Channel Outages

    Update: Two months on it has "nothing to announce"

    Update [Sat 21st May, 2022 18:05 BST]: Two months after the Wii and DSi Shop channel outages, YouTube channel GameXplain has now reached out to Nintendo to see if it could provide any more clarification about what's going on. Unfortunately, the new statement is that it's still got "nothing to...

Monday9th May 2022

Tuesday3rd May 2022

Monday25th Apr 2022

  • 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...

Wednesday20th Apr 2022

  • 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...

Monday21st Mar 2022

  • 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...

Sunday20th Mar 2022

  • 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...

Saturday12th Mar 2022

Friday11th Mar 2022

  • 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...