New Console Buyer’s Guide: Wii

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Nintendo Wii

Nintendo Wii

The Nintendo Wii may not be the most powerful console on the market, but no one can argue its success. The Wii has managed to bring casual gamers into the console realm and has provided user-friendly gameplay mechanics with some amazing AAA exclusives for fans to enjoy. While some hardcore gamers may be a little worried about the future direction of this console, less jaded gamers will continue to find a lot too love with Nintendo’s motion-controlled wonder.

Boom Blox
(EA, 2008, Metacritic Score: 85)
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Boom Blox

Boom Blox takes a simple concept and makes it a joyous multiplayer experience. Did you ever see something stacked really high and get the urge to give the pile a swift kick? Boom Blox is all about knocking things over, throwing objects, and detonating explosives in hundreds of vastly different ways, and each shows just how much motion-control can add to an experience. From on-rails shooting to bomb-throwing to Jenga-style block removing, there is a lot of fun to be had in Boom Blox, and gamers of all ages will enjoy the heck out of it.

Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
(Nintendo, 2006, Metacritic Score: 95)

 

Twilight Princess

For years, fans have wanted a more mature, more realistic-looking Zelda, and Nintendo delivered just that with Twilight Princess. The Wii controls add a whole new dimension to the traditional weaponry, such as the bow and arrow, which makes them a blast to use. The game also allows you to transform into a wolf for all new gameplay possibilities and offers several puzzle-filled dungeons to explore. This is still Zelda, so if you were a fan of older titles, you will love what is offered here.

No More Heroes
(Ubisoft, 2008, Metacritic Score: 83)
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No More Heroes

Jump into the shoes of Travis Touchdown, a badass, lightsword-wielding hitman who has to take down 10 assassins to claim the top spot in a league of killers. Featuring some of the best combat on the Wii, some great humor, a ton of nods to retro gaming, and a few of the most original levels in any game of 2008, No More Heroes is a fantastic, mature experience that every Wii owner should try.

Super Mario Galaxy
(Nintendo, 2007, Metacritic Score: 97)

 

Super Mario Galaxy

Mario returns to his platforming roots, but this time…in outer space! Fly from planet to planet as you help out locals and take down massive bosses in an outstanding Mario adventure that lives up to the enormous hype. Super Mario Galaxy is stuffed full of variety, as each of the 100+ planets is vastly different and requires intelligent thinking and platforming skill to accomplish everything and save the princess. This is, in my opinion, the single best game on the Wii, and one that everyone should own.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl
(Nintendo, 2008, Metacritic Score: 93)
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Smash Bros Brawl

Featuring new characters, weapons, locals, and even online play, Super Smash Bros Brawl provides a ton of great options for Smash veterans and newcomers alike. The fast-paced, easy-to-learn yet hard-to-master gameplay is still intact and even deeper now with the addition of special moves that can clear a screen of opponents. Brawl contains a massive cast, including old favorites like Mario and Link, as well as rookies like Sonic the Hedgehog and Solid Snake, and a full story mode with a ton of nods to gaming’s past that are sure to please longtime Nintendo fans.

Don’t miss our other 2008 Buyer’s Guides!
Sony PSP
Nintendo DS
Sony PS3
Microsoft Xbox 360
Multiplatform

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