Wii - Timeline

Tuesday26th Jan 2016

  • Video Collecting Every Wii Game Is Difficult, But This Guy Did It Anyway

    1260 games later

    The Wii is one of the most successful games consoles of all time with over 100 million consoles sold - and counting. As ever, commercial triumph goes hand-in-hand with loads of software, and the Wii has been blessed with 1260 games to date, not all of them good. You might assume that collecting all of these games would be a foolish...

Friday22nd Jan 2016

  • Video Sonic Colours Has Some of the Coolest Glitches

    Blurring the lines

    We know the popular narrative for some is to say that Sonic's been in a rut and had a bad run of games, but recent years have brought some solid entries. Sonic Colours / Sonic Colors certainly qualifies as one of the better releases in the past couple of generations, blending 2D and 3D play with some neat twists and power-ups. In...

Tuesday12th Jan 2016

Thursday7th Jan 2016

Tuesday29th Dec 2015

Wednesday23rd Dec 2015

Sunday20th Dec 2015

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    Wii U eShop / Wii

    Review Trauma Team

    Trauma Drama

    Back in the early days of the Nintendo DS, Trauma Center: Under the Knife was a standout example of how the then-new touch screen controls could provide a fresh experience on the go. Atlus would then take its anime-pumped surgery games to the Wii, translating touch controls to motion controls, and found a winning combination there as...

Saturday5th Dec 2015

Tuesday1st Dec 2015

  • Feature There and Back Again - A Xenoblade Tale

    How Monolith Soft’s Magnum Opus brought Gonçalo Lopes back to JRPGs

    In this article Gonçalo Lopes, better known to many as music composer and arranger Shiryu, talks about the lasting impact that Xenoblade Chronicles on Wii has had on his gaming life. Being a European PAL gamer in the early '90s was pretty cool. Yet being a well-informed...

Wednesday11th Nov 2015

  • Music Have a Listen to the Rodea the Sky Soldier Soundtrack

    Soaring high

    Rodea the Sky Soldier is out now in North America and is imminent in Europe, and is a title that's been years in the making. It had a sticky route to release, yet for some eager followers that'll matter little - especially as it's a Nintendo exclusive and the original work of Yuki Naka. Although it has shortcomings we gave it a...

Sunday8th Nov 2015

  • News Beenox Won't Be Working on Spider-Man Games Anymore

    Moving on to greener pastures

    As some of you may be aware, Beenox has more or less been the studio responsible for the Spider-Man video games for the past several years. Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Spider-Man: Edge of Time, and both of The Amazing Spider-Man games all came from this studio, which is a rather impressive feat given how quickly...

Friday6th Nov 2015

  • Video A Wii Wave Race Project Got Far Enough to Have Its Own Patents

    Ultimately turned down by Kyoto management

    When we consider long-abandoned Nintendo franchises we'd like to see again, there's always a chance - if it's a top 10 - that Wave Race will come up within such lists. Those with fond memories of the Nintendo 64 may reminisce over its entry, even if the Game Boy original passed many by, while its last...

Thursday29th Oct 2015

Tuesday27th Oct 2015

Wednesday14th Oct 2015

Friday2nd Oct 2015

Tuesday29th Sep 2015

Monday21st Sep 2015

Saturday19th Sep 2015

Thursday10th Sep 2015

  • News Apple Just Announced Its Own Wii, Almost A Decade After Nintendo

    New gaming controller for Apple TV looks very familiar

    Unless you happen to live under a rock, you will no doubt have been aware that yesterday Apple held one of its special events in which it announced several new products. There was a larger iPad, two new iPhones and - perhaps most significantly of all - a new Apple TV, this time with a very...

Tuesday8th Sep 2015

Monday7th Sep 2015

  • Mario History New Super Mario Bros. Wii - 2009

    The new, new 'New'

    In this series of articles we'll write about one or more Mario game per day, each representing a different year as part of our Super Mario 30th Anniversary celebrations. Following the warm reception to New Super Mario Bros. which was released on the DS in 2006, it was inevitable that Nintendo would bring the New Super Mario...

  • Mario History Mario Kart Wii - 2008

    Filling the world with plastic wheels

    In this series of articles we'll write about one or more Mario game per day, each representing a different year as part of our Super Mario 30th Anniversary celebrations. Mario Kart: Double Dash! on GameCube played its part in shaking up home console racing in the iconic karting series, while Mario Kart DS...

Sunday6th Sep 2015

  • Mario History Super Mario Galaxy - 2007

    Out of this World

    In this series of articles we'll write about one or more Mario games per day, each representing a different year as part of our Super Mario 30th Anniversary celebrations. In our previous entry we highlighted how New Super Mario Bros. was the first new 2D Mario title in some time; that was due to a general focus on 3D Mario...

Wednesday19th Aug 2015

Tuesday18th Aug 2015

Wednesday12th Aug 2015

  • Mario Memories Being Taken To A New World In Super Mario Galaxy

    Tom Whitehead recalls a watershed moment in his relationship with Nintendo

    In this series of 30 daily articles celebrating the upcoming 30th Anniversary of Super Mario, various members of the Nintendo Life extended family will share their memories and thoughts on the iconic franchise. First up is site editor Tom Whitehead. I've confessed in the...