With the lists for PlayStation and Xbox 360 complete, we are ready to complete the roll-out of the last gen home consoles. We look now at the top 10 Wii games and with Nintendo set to showcase their next home console we may have to start on the Wii U list as well. . . But for now we look at Wii.
MadWorld is divided into several levels representing different parts of Jefferson Island that have been converted into sets for the game show “DeathWatch”. The player progresses through these levels in a linear fashion during the first playthrough, but can revisit any completed level to attempt to score more points or take on a harder challenge.
Continuing the tale of the anti-hero assassin Travis Touchdown, “No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle” pits the player against multiple baddies in a battle to become the number one assassin in Santa Destroy.
Gameplay offers fast weapon combat and quick time finishing moves, making this a unique 3rd person hack n’ slash experience. The sequel ups the ante with the possibility of wielding multiple swords this go around, adding to the smooth and excellent use of motion controls. With 2D minigames, funky music, awesome graphics and massive boss battles, “Desperate Struggle” shoots fountains of style.
Hunting monsters has never been this fun. In “Monster Hunter Tri”, players assume the role of a monster slayer from the Guild. Your goal is to protect and rejuvenate the small fishing community of Moga Village; you’ll create items from the dropped loot, harvest plants, mine for ores, and forge items and weapons from the monster parts you acquire. With different weapon classes to suit your way of playing, as well as the ability to venture together with friends online, this game can really get you addicted.
If you owned a Wii, it’s very likely you also owned this game. “Wii Sports” brings together 5 mini games that accompanied every Wii upon launch. Grab your tennis racket, bowling shoes, boxing gloves, golf club and baseball bat as you compete to beat the top scores against friends and family. Intuitive controls and fun gameplay made every each game a blast to play. With Nintendo focused on more casual players, Wii Sports was a major financial success and lead to a second Wii Sports title, “Wii Sports Resort”, which offered even more activities to get your motion groove on.
Though it was an almost guaranteed hit, the 6th instalment of the king of the karting games still delivered an endless amount of features and a wide variety of imaginative courses. There are plenty of novel ideas to go with this classic racing formula, as players can choose to compete with motorcycles in brand new and retro tracks. With over 35 million copies sold, “Mario Kart Wii” also has the honour of being the #1 best-selling racing game of all time.
Taking a classic NES formula and bringing it to the modern era, “New Super Mario Bros. Wii” sees our favourite plumber fight his way through Bowser’s henchmen to once again rescue Princess Peach. With new items such as the Ice Flower, the Propeller Mushrooms and the Penguin Suits, and the ability to play all 77 levels in CoOp with your friends, this re-tread of the old style is bursting with new tricks.
The Metroid Prime Trilogy is one of gaming’s best, and “Metroid Prime 3: Corruption” is certainly a fitting end. You’ll take control of Samus as she fights against the Space Pirates and her evil doppelganger while dealing with Phazon, a mutagenic material that incapacitates its host. The game offers slick controls and awesome puzzle-solving, with an FPS Control Scheme that can aim arguably better than dual analog stick. You’ll travel across breath-taking, atmospheric environments filled with perplexing puzzles and awe-inspiring boss fights. Charge up that cannon and blast your way to Dark Samus.
If one game perfected the art of motion controls, it had to be this Wii gem. While we loved Twilight Princess, that game was originally made with the Gamecube in mind, Where as Skyward Sword was designed to make the best use out of the system. With its unique graphical style mixing up contemporary graphics and cel shading, Skyward Sword presents a host of collectibles, amazing dungeon design and some of the best boss battles in the series.
Who wasn’t ready to BRAWL? “Super Smash Bros. Brawl” presents your usual cast of Nintendo fighters along with some surprising new additions as they battle it out in this crossover fighting game. New to the stage are third-party characters Solid Snake and Mario’s greatest rival: Sonic the Hedgehog. While the multiplayer action has always been the series strong point, the improved single player campaign mode known as the Subspace Emissary offers a plot-driven, side-scrolling beat ‘em up adventure that’s sure to kill any alone time. Also Final Smashes.
Taking the most recognisable video game character into new frontiers – Nintendo presents a masterful sequel to the terrific “Super Mario Galaxy”. The series revolutionized and reinvented the 3D platform genre, introducing new game mechanics such as gravity that affects gameplay in new and creative ways. Mario will once again have to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser’s clutches, using new power-ups such as the Spin Drill and Cloud Mario to help him make his way through multiple planets and galaxies. With stunning visuals and an amazing soundtrack of classic and new tunes, this game is platforming perfection, and it’ll be a long time before any other platformer can come close to topping it.