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#1 kube00

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 05:28 AM

Inspired by this thread
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How about some of the top Wii exclusives?

Mario Galaxy 1 and 2
Mario Kart,
Super Smash Brothers,
House of the Dead Overkill

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#2 SuperPhillip

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 05:56 AM

Super Mario Galaxy 2
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Sonic Colors
Monster Hunter Tri
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Kirby's Epic Yarn
Excitebots: Trick Racing
Mario Kart Wii
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Metroid Prime Trilogy

#3 lokizz

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:40 AM

of those games you mentioned which will work with one of those nintendo brand classic controllers? and btw thanks for staring this post i just got a wii on amazon today so i could use some suggestions. also how good is tatsunoko vs capcom?

#4 soonersfan60

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 02:23 PM

It's sad that you list mostly Nintendo titles (which are almost universally excellent) because those are easy for new owners to spot. You need to include some 3rd party gems which might be overlooked. (I think there was a thread about that not too long ago.)

And I did NOT consider the classic controller when putting the list together... you need to embrace the mostly un-obtrusive motion controls for many of these. (In fact, sometimes they make it better, as in the case of RE4, so embrace them.)

All the Nintendo titles you list are great. Here are some others you *must* get:

Zack & Wiki
Fragile Dreams
Epic Mickey (some people say it gets repetitive, but definitely a fun experience)
Goldeneye

Honorable Mention to: Trauma Team, NBA Jam
And if you like M games, many people liked MadWorld (but I've never played it)


And here are a few that were ported to Wii (mostly from PS2), but are awesome games if you missed them elsewhere:

Okami
Dokapon Kingdom
Phantom Brave
Sam & Max (point & click adv. from PC... one of my favs)
Sid Meier's Pirates (great game, but port from Xbox)
Lego Star Wars (if you don't have this on another system, you need this game!)

And if you like M games, many people liked Resident Evil 4 (updated from Gamecube to use pointer controls)

I'm sure I'll think of more, but that's a good start.

#5 Crunchewy

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 02:29 PM

I found Zack & Wiki's controls to be frustrating. I know it gets a lot of positive reviews, but I found the motion controls fairly infuriating. I didn't have a lot of fun with it, but maybe I'll try it again at some point.

Now I stand strongly because Excitebots Trick Racing. That's an overlooked gem and the motion controls are essential to it and good. Fantastic game!

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#6 kube00

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 03:31 PM

NBA Jam is fun and its cheap

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#7 R. Kasahara

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 03:33 PM

I had some of that same trouble with Zack & Wiki, as well as general frustration. It was enough that I set it aside for several months before beating it.

Dokapon Kingdom

Is this really a port, though? In North America at least, the Wii and PS2 versions came out at the same time (and thus, it isn't an exclusive at all).

My list, BTW:
- Metroid Prime Trilogy
- Kirby's Epic Yarn
- Rune Factory Frontier
- Wii Fit Plus
- Super Mario Galaxy
- Klonoa
- Mario Kart Wii
- Elebits
- Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales

...and I think that's it so far. Also, de Blob would be way up there if there wasn't a DS version.
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 03:44 PM

1. Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2
2. Metroid Prime Trilogy
3. Fire Emblem
4. Smash Bros.
5. Zelda: TP
6. DKCR
7. Kirby's Epic Yarn
8. Sin & Punishment
9. New Super Mario Bros
10. Okami

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-Boom Blox
-Zack & Wiki
-Xenoblade
-Muramasa

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 03:48 PM

Forgot about deBlob (although the 2nd one is on all systems now).

Klonoa is a PS2 port, but also a great game.

Elebits was fun... forgot about that one, too.

Boom Blox is another fun Wii exclusive I forgot about that was very enjoyable with a group.

Was Chocobo Tales for Wii fun? My son didn't like the DS version.

I didn't know that both versions of Dokapon Kingdom came out at the same time.

And finally on Zack & Wiki, you really should give it another chance. There were only one or two stages where I found the controls frustrating, and most of the time I came back to the game with a more "relaxed" approach. Avoid frantic movements and you should be fine. (That's why the only stages I didn't enjoy were the couple of them where timing was a factor, including the final one... so I've completed the game except for that.)

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 05:54 PM

Tag, should be a fun thread.

Wii Sports is on my list... but as the pack in it is rather ubiquitous.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 06:41 PM

definelty going to get the metroid prime trilogy ( gonna skip other M) ill get mario galaxy 1 and if i like it then get the sequel. i heard good things about epic mickey so ill check it out as well and the bundle i got comes with mario kart so im set there.

okami is a good game but i already beat it on ps2 and i already had tp on gamecube so aside from the new zelda coming out and tasunoko vs capcom what else is worth checking out? btw did they ever do a star fox on wii?

also whats the cheapest way to get another wiimote and wii motion plus dealy?

#12 R. Kasahara

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:04 PM

Klonoa is a PS2 port, but also a great game.

Remake of a PS1 game, actually, but good point nonetheless

Was Chocobo Tales for Wii fun? My son didn't like the DS version.

I didn't know that both versions of Dokapon Kingdom came out at the same time.

And finally on Zack & Wiki, you really should give it another chance. There were only one or two stages where I found the controls frustrating, and most of the time I came back to the game with a more "relaxed" approach. Avoid frantic movements and you should be fine. (That's why the only stages I didn't enjoy were the couple of them where timing was a factor, including the final one... so I've completed the game except for that.)

The Wii Chocobo Tales is really different from the DS one. It's a dungeon crawler in the roguelike/mystery dungeon style, but easier than usual. I happen to be a fan of the genre, so that's a big reason why I loved it, but it's also fun to play in general and has a lot of the usual Final Fantasy flavor (a job system[!], likable characters, great graphics and sound, a soundtrack packed with FF classic tunes, etc.).

As I said before, I did eventually beat Zack & Wiki, but it still stands in my mind as very much a quintessential Capcom game: fun when it's fun, but when it gets hard, it can be frustrating.
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:41 PM

also whats the cheapest way to get another wiimote and wii motion plus dealy?


Keep an eye out for deals on Flingsmash or Wii Play Motion. Both come with a Wiimote+MP controller in the box with the game.

Edited by foltzie, 23 September 2011 - 01:36 AM.
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#14 lokizz

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:34 PM

Keep an eye out for deals on Flingsmash or Wii Play Motion. Both come with a Wiimote+MP contorller in the box with the game.



thank you for the info ill add both of those to my list.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 11:16 PM

Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Wii Sports Resort
Donkey Kong Country Returns
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure
Metroid Prime 3 (I'd say Trilogy but it's near impossible to find)
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
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#16 soonersfan60

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 11:34 PM

oh, wow... Can't believe I forgot about Little King's Story! One of the best games... ever. If you like Pikmin, you'll love it. Logged so many hours on that game when it first came out but haven't pulled it back out recently.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 01:51 PM

I'll add MotoHeroz. Too bad no other CAGs seem to be buying it. :(

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 01:18 AM

Don't forget Excite Truck and Excitebots, both insanely fun arcade racers. Of the two, I probably prefer Excite Truck (custom soundtracks!), but Excitebots has online multiplayer going for it.

Also it's not exactly an exclusive, but the Wii's Resident Evil 4 remains the definitive version of the game to me, with the complete set of bonus missions, unlockable weapons and costumes, and wiimote shooting controls. HD graphics are overrated.

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 07:32 PM

Animal Crossing City Folk!

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 06:16 AM

No love for the No More Heroes games it seems..

They are both easily the best games I have played this generation. A gamers game and something new and original.

I think you should take everyone's top list and give each game a rank of how many people mention each then separate the list into a real top 10. Gbatemp does this type of thing and it makes a pretty good list to choose from for new owners of a system.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 10:16 AM

Does anyone know where I can get the PDF downloads of the Okami Wii cover art that was being offered by capcom for the IGN watermark mistake?

Didn't really want to start a new thread about something so old and just bumped this instead.

No particular order:
1. L.A. Machineguns/Gunblade N.Y.
2. Ghost Squad
3. Mario Kart Wii
4. Ultimate Shooting Collection
5. Zelda: Twilight Princess
6. Super Mario Galaxy
7. Punch Out Wii
8. Wii Sports
9. Muramasa
10. Resident Evil Darkside Chronicles

Honorable mentions that I don't own or already implied to be really good games:
No particular order:
1. Super Paper Mario
2. Xenoblade
3. Another Code R
4. Animal Crossing Wii
5. House of the Dead 1 and 2 Returns
6. Sonic Colors Wii
7. Resident Evil Archives
8. Resident Evil Zero Archives
9. Wii Sports Resort
10. Metroid the Other M
11. House of the Dead Overkill
12. Goldeneye Wii
13. Metroid Prime Trilogy
14. Super Mario Galaxy 2
15. Okami Wii
16. Resident Evil Umbrella Chronicles
17. Super Mario Strikers Charged
18. Super Mario Baseball
19. Nights Wii
20. Flingsmash
21. Wii Play Motion Plus
22. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
23. Donkey Kong Country Returns
24. Link's Crossbow Training
25. Zelda Skyward Sword

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 11:58 AM

Dawn of Discovery is very good if you like that type of game.

My kids love the new Kirby Dreamland game also. Looks pretty good but I haven't played it yet.

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 01:16 PM

1. Super Mario Galaxy
2. Super Mario Galaxy 2
3. Okami
4. Metroid Prime Trilogy
5. Kirby's Epic Yarn
6. Excite Truck (ExciteBots is gimmicky, plus "Truck" has custom soundtracks)
7. New Super Mario Bros.
8. Boom Blox
9. Epic Mickey
10. Wii Sports Resort

Honorable Mention: Pikmin

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 01:16 AM

No one has mentioned Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World? Shame on you all.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 01:00 AM

Does anyone know where I can get the PDF downloads of the Okami Wii cover art that was being offered by capcom for the IGN watermark mistake?


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Posted 04 November 2011 - 12:12 PM

Does anyone know where I can get the PDF downloads of the Okami Wii cover art that was being offered by capcom for the IGN watermark mistake?


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Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:47 AM

Here's my top 10:

Super Mario Galaxy 2
Super Mario Galaxy
Metroid Prime Trilogy
Twilight Princess
Wii Sports Resort
Mario Kart Wii
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Endless Ocean
Super Paper Mario
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#28 soonersfan60

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 05:37 AM

come on... you have to pick at least 1 or 2 3rd party games...

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:50 AM

Fragile Dreams
Sakura Wars
Okami
No More Heroes 2
Super Mario Galaxy
Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom
Muramasa
Fire Emblem
Mario Kart
Smash Bros.

#30 ROB64

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 05:21 PM

come on... you have to pick at least 1 or 2 3rd party games...

I wouldn't recommend any of the exclusive 3rd party games that I've played though (unless you count de Blob, but someone said that was on the DS too.)
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