The best Wii Matches of all time

Few video game consoles stirred up as much buzz as the Nintendo Wii. Before movement tracking software was believed standard fare and idle shovelware started popping up left and right to make the most, Nintendo looked to revolutionize the gaming landscape with all the Wii (before the title was officially declared, the system was codenamed Revolution). Using a two-piece"Wiimote" and"Nunchuk" management scheme, the Wii promised gamers an chance to experience a new type of paradigm, to capitalize on the popularity of names such as Dance Dance Revolution and flip the human body into a game control. Many of the best Wii games have been Nintendo's first-party Wii names and earned praise, with several getting staple party games which, to the day, keep premium real estate in entertainment centers.

Unfortunately, the Wii came during a time of consolidation for game developers: Since it became simpler to cross-publish games on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC, lots of programmers looked in the Wii's comparative technical limitations and special controls, and simply decided to dismiss the system. Despite a dearth of quality third-party service, the Wii was still home to an exceptional core set of games in its lifespan. Without further ado, we present our list of the best Wii games ever produced.

Let's be real. Mario Kart Wii doesn't alter the match like Mario Kart 64 or Double Dash, however the Wii version of this time-honored Nintendo tradition was beloved in its own right. It felt like a slicker, better-looking model of Mario Kart 64, and that is not a terrible thing. 

The most innovative aspect of Mario Kart Wii, such as several Wii matches, was its motion controls. Nintendo even bundled in the plastic wheel attachment with each copy of this game. With 32 tracks — 16 new, 16 from prior games — and battle mode, the Wii entrance of the iconic racer delivered a relatively robust package that really hit its stride when playing on the sofa with friends. Considering that movement controls have been part of each console Mario Kart experience since (Mario Kart 8 for Wii U and the deluxe version for Switch), Mario Kart Wii's impact is still found in the show today. Though it wasn't quite what we desired, Mario Kart is great no matter what. You'd be hard-pressed to discover a better racing game for Wii.


Super Smash Bros Brawl Rom the next entry in Nintendo's famous fighting series earned critical acclaim for tweaking the favorite formula and adding several new features, such as crazy-powerful"Final Smash" moves which may swing the momentum of a struggle. Brawl additionally introduced third-party characters into the series for the first time, namely Sonic the Hedgehog, and Solid Snake in the Metal Gear series. Other new additions include a Pokémon Trainer character that controls fully evolved variants of the newcomer Pokémon out of  Pokémon Red and Blue. The match featured an expanded bundle of single-player actions, including the Subspace Emissary Adventure style, and offered online multiplayer (via Wi-Fi) for the very first time in the collection. Sad to say, the Wi-Fi has since closed down, even though emulators on PC have kept online multiplayer alive.

Donkey Kong Country Returns

The first Donkey Kong Country is mythical. From its seemingly futuristic graphics (in its time) into the iconic audio to the controller-shattering difficulty, the 1994 title supplied treasured memories for lots of gamers. The side-scrolling, platforming gameplay is equally as simple as ever, with more bananas to collect and more hidden areas than you can shake a stick at. This time around, Diddy Kong has a jetpack to help the primate pair traverse the levels, and a co-op manner lets Player 2 take control of the junior Kong. The Wii variant was later ported to Nintendo 3DS, and a picture is also available on the Wii U and Switch. 

Nintendo's Animal Crossing franchise is now a household name, beloved by fans throughout the world because of its anthropomorphic animals and quirky lifestyle simulation gameplay. City Folk successfully attracted that formula into the Wii in 2008, letting players build a life among the woodland creatures (not those woodland creatures ); if you liked the Gamecube or Nintendo DS variations of Animal Crossing, you'll probably enjoy this too. City Folk brings rear string mainstays like raccoon-dog shop owner Tom Nook, and gamers can see the seasons change instantly, according to the Wii's clock. The game uses motion controls for things like chopping wood and fishing. If nothing else, City Folk offers what may be the most exhilarating achievement found in a video game: Getting off a mortgage. 

As soon as the Metroid series made its way onto GameCube as Metroid Prime, it had been showered with praise for successfully offering a first-person take on the franchise. Samus' trusty beam cannon and missile launcher reunite, as does her"Morph Ball" ability, allowing her to roll up at a tiny ball to explore tight spaces. Corruption makes outstanding use of the Wii's movement controllers, combining lock-on targeting with free planning to get a sleek, responsive feel. The issue is toned down a bit from  Echoes, where boss fights often required several attempts, but Corruption is still a satisfying experience. A fourth Prime game is currently in development for Nintendo Switch, and that means you still have the time to catch up!