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Captain N's 10 Favorite Wii Games

On 11/20/2016 at 01:03 AM by Captain N

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Hello everyone, how are you? So today is the 10th anniversary of the Nintendo's revolutionary console, the Wii. Some love it some hate it. I personally enjoyed all the games I've played on it. But as usual, here is the obligatory anniversary list of my favorite games. 


Sonic Colors

Sonic Colors: Contrary to popular belief, Sonic doesn't color on a giant coloring book with giant crayons, which is a tad disappointing cause that would of been interesting. I guess that's what happens when you have such a deceiving title. Anyway, back on topic. Sonic Colors is one of my favorite Sonic games, not the best but definitely better than most 3D Sonic games before and after it. 2D platforming isn't the best but really love the 3D parts. Definitely one of the best looking Wii games. But still, what does Sonic Color?

Punch Out!!

Punch Out!!: The Mac is back! Next Level Games has made some good and bad games, but I personally think this might be their finest game. It's a really fun game and you can play it with motion controls using the Wiimote+Nunchuk like Wii Boxing, or Wiimote held sideways like the NES original. What's cool is that you have to expose a boxer's weakspot in order to land hits, not only that but they get harder as you fight. It may have racist stereotypes but it's a really fun game.

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle: Travis Touchdown is back and this time he's out for revenge. I never played the original on the Wii, but did play the remaster/remake on PS3 and it was really weird, crazy, and I loved it. This time Travis is out for revenge and he has to climb to the ranks of the United Assassins Association again. The sequel made alot of improvements, such as no more entry fees for fights, and no more open world. You can also play varous mini-games to make Travis stronger. The game features more playable characters too. Definitely one of the better sequels out there. I remember finding a copy for 10 bucks at Sears, easily one of the best 10 bucks I've ever spent.

Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tekaichi 3

Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tekaichi 3: This one is a mouthful. I remember seeing a bunch of these at Target for 20 bucks years ago and said why not? It had been a while since I played a DBZ game. The game has a whopping 161 playable characters, story mode which takes from the original Dragon Ball, DBZ, the movies, and even GT, plenty of stages to choose from, neat character customization, different modes, and (a now dead) online mode. The game still looks good and looks like the anime. You can play this with Wiimote+Nunchuk which is motion controlled based, Classic Controller, and GCN controller I think. I'm actually more better with motion controls if you can believe that. To date this is my favorite DBZ game.


Super Smash Bros. Brawl: I remember being hyped so much for Brawl. Every so often I would check the SSB Dojo to see any new updates on it. It certainly is the most interesting of the bunch, as it might have been the least popular of all 4, well 5 Smash games if we could the 3DS and Wii U versions separately. It was also one of the first games in Smash to feature a story mode of sorts, which was mostly go through the stage and beaut up baddies, and bosses, with some neat cutscenes that held it together. It was also the first in the series to add online play, which would of been great if it didn't lag. It was also the first time (and last) we saw Snake from Metal Gear Solid as a guest character as well Sonic The Hedgehog which we could finally beat up for Sonic 06. Not the best one, but really fun if you play with more people. Fun Fact: We have 10,000 matches played in Brawl, which is time well spent in my opinion.

Kirby's Return To Dream Land

Kirby's Return to Dream Land: I thought Kirby had always lived in Dream Land, and where is he returning from? New Super Mario Bros. Wii gave us 4-Player co-op in a Mario game, while not perfect it was fun. Kirby perfected it in this game. You can play with up to 4 players in the main mode, you can choose between 4 different Kirby's or choose from Kirby, Meta Knight, King Dedede, and Waddle Dee, each with their own abilities. You can even drop in and out at any time too. Game itself is really fun as you all have different moves and such for each of your abilities, just like in SSB.

Metroid Prime Trilogy

Metroid Prime Trilogy: Yes I know this is cheating since this is technically a compilation of 3 games. It's basically a collection of all your favorite Metroid Prime games with your least favorite Metroid Prime games. Except this time, Metroid Prime 1 and 2 from the Gamecube have been reworked to work like Metroid Prime 3 with motion controls. While I love Metroid Prme 3 for personal/sentimental reasons, Metroid Prime 1 is definitely the better of the 3. 2 isn't the best, but that doesn't make it a bad game, it's still a good game. Not sure how cheap it is or if the games are cheaper on their own, but if you have a Wii U, it is available on the eShop for 20 bucks.

Twilight Princess

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess: One of the Zelda games I was the most hyped for back at the time. The Wii version has a mirrored map, like the one on Ocarina of Time's Master Quest. It also has been reworked to use motion controls, and I find the aiming to be really good. At least it's not going all over the place unlike another Zelda game... It's also 10 years old today as well, so that's double the celebration. I still love this game after all these years. Fun Fact: this is the second time Twilight Princess has appeared on my favorite games list, the first was on my favorite Gamecube games list. That means both versions have appeared on my posts. This is the last time it'll appear on this type of list.

Xenoblade Chronicles

Xenoblade Chronicles: I remember reading about this one on a Nintendo Power magazine I picked up the day Super Mario Galaxy 2 released called Monado: Begining of the World or something and it had my interest. It came out in Europe and it was dubbed in english and NoA had no plans to bring it to the west, so fan movements like Operation Reynfall were created to bring awareness to it, and a few other Wii games. People imported it and I always kept my hopes up it would eventually release over here. It did and made a nice birthday present to myself, Gamestop even gave me a free game by accident since it was on the same pre-order receipt. The game is really fantastic. The story is amazing, the gameplay is addictive, and the world is so massive. I really can't say more since it's so spoiler heavy and chances many here haven't beaten it or played it. If you can, get it, the Wii disc isn't that rare anymore or you can get it on the Wii U's eShop.

Super Mario Galaxy 1&2

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Super Mario Galaxy 1&2: Everyone already expected this. I love both of these games so much that I can't pick which is my favorite from both, so that's why they are both my favorite Wii games, my favorite Mario games, and maybe my favorite Nintendo games. Super Mario Galaxy was the reason I had to get a Wii and the rest was history. It had fantastic level design, amazing music, and fun gameplay. The main story was rescue the Princess, but also feature a (optional) tragic story within it.

2 on the other hand was more of the same, but it improved on the original on every level.The announcement of Super Mario Galaxy 2 helped me during my darkest hour and helped hold on to life just a bit longer. To me, these games represent the pinnacle of the franchise, everything they used to make Mario into a fantastic platformer, are in these 2 games. Or at least the pinnacle of the 3D Mario games. The objective is to collect a star at the end of the stage, but you never do the same thing twice, you are always doing something different even though the end result is the same. I think this is where these games truly shine.It will take quite alot for Nintendo to topple down their best games in my opinion. Galaxy 1 had more impact, and 2 improved on it. I play these games every year from start to finish and have yet to get tired of them. I love them so much. If you couldn't tell already.

So, Happy 10th anniversary Wii, here's to another 10 years. That's it for now, thanks for reading and later.



Cary Woodham

11/20/2016 at 10:35 PM

Some of my favorite Wii games include Zack & Wiki, Metroid Prime Trilogy, Kirby's Epic Yarn & Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Animal Crossing: City Folk, Klonoa, the Mario Galaxy games, We Ski & Snowboard, and of course, Wii Sports.  Wii Sports actually managed to dethrone Super Dodge Ball on the NES as my favorite sports video game.


11/21/2016 at 01:10 AM

I still have to go play a bunch of Wii games but I liked Little King's Story, MadWorld, and the Pikmin 1 and 2 rereleases. Muramasa Demon Blade was great too. 

Super Step Contributing Writer

12/22/2016 at 12:31 AM

One of these days I'll buy a cheap Wii and get MP Trilogy, MadWorld and some others on this list. 

I liked watching Dan play Punch Out! on Game Grumps as well. Or was it Arin playing that one? I know Dan played the original. 

Sonic Colors DS was really good, wish I'd have gotten a shot at the Wii game. Always wanted to play NMH 1 & 2. SMG games look fun. I played TP on GCN and don't think I'd buy the Wii version.

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