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Since: 2.1.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
Ok, my Wii came in the mail today and I need to know what are some of the MUST HAVE games for it. I love arcadey games and espically SRPGS (Final Fantasy Tactics, for one).

For $500 I got:(all new unopened from the EVIL walmart)
Wii with 2 controllers and nunchuks
Wii Play with 1 controller included (giving me 2.5 complete controllers)
Mario Party 8
Big Brain Academy
Legend of Zelda
EDIT: Oh, I forgot, it came with a Sensor bar too. And it came with a full controller packed in. I ordered a 2nd full set.
Final tally: System, 5 games, 2.5 controllers

Wii Sports and(Apparently my box says Wii Sports is included. sweet!) 1.5 controllers are on my to-buy list.
Unless Madden doesn't have the INT issues the 360 has, I'm going to skip the '08 games.

I also need to know about multi-player games like Mario Party. The N64 was our party system of choice back in the day (Goldeneye. Take a shot for every kill, take 2 for ever death)
and I want to stock up on some more.


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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.03
Didn't Wii Sports come with it? It should have if the package was unopened.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.82
Don't bother with WarioWare unless you're going to have a LOT of friends playing it often. It's a fun rental for a night or two - and I would definitely rent it to have some fun for a couple nights - but it gets old fast.

Mario Party is much better for multiple players; the minigames own WarioWare.

Other than Party, save your money for the Golden Three this fall: Mario Galaxy in November, Smash Bros in December, and Mario Kart in early 2008.



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Since: 18.3.02
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.87

We just got ours too...I wanted to surprise the kids before school started.

We got SSX Blur, Mario Strikers Supercharged, and The Bigs (baseball game) with our unit, but those are being "hidden" for later gifts.

We currently only have Wii Sports, and Wii Play out with the game. Wii Play is kind of "meh" for me, but I do admit to uncontrollably laughing at the cow races.

I'm interested to see what others recommend as well. I want to get Mario Party 8 (as well as 1 more controller and 3 more nunchuks for a full set of 4 controllers).

Our kids are more than ecstatic just to be able to play their GC games again. Ours died about 3 months ago, and I didn't want to put $50 into getting it repaired.

I'm sure my kids are going to request the High School Musical "sing along" game just to torture me.

My next big "to do" is to get the wireless up and running so I can download a few retro games.
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Since: 4.7.07
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Mario Strikers charged is great fun. especially if you have wifi, but fun even without.
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.81
Skip the Sonic game - rent it before buying it at least. It is kind of fun, but not something I want to play that much.

I'm doing Gamefly right now and trying out a bunch of different stuff. Big Brain acadamy was fun but would be better in a household with children where you could watch them get better over time. I seemed to be getting dumber over time

I have Madden 08 and Strikers in my Gamefly queue but I am getting Excite Truck in the mail. Paper Mario is coming in the mail as well...

I think we played the N64 Mario Kart the most when Lise's little brother was here.




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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.64
Definitely don't forget to take it old school. Buy yourself a couple of 2000 Wii Point cards at Best Buy (roughly $20 each) and hit the Wii Shopping Channel. Get yourself Super Mario 64, Super Metroid, and Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past for when you're feeling nostalgic.




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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.41
Yeah, it's sad, but the Wii game I'm enjoying the most is my downloaded copy of "Punch-Out". I'm gonna knock that asshole Bald Bull on his ass one of these days, I swear.

Although, I just picked up a little game called Metroid Prime III this week and while I'm not nearly far enough to give a proper opinion, she's a sexy, sexy bitch.
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.69
My favorite so far is Super Swing Golf. I don't play real golf, but the game is alot of fun. The sequel is out Nov 1.



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Since: 4.1.02
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Resident Evil 4! If you haven't played it on another system yet, it is incredible. I had only rented it for the GC previously and just bought the Will Edition last weekend. Awesomely addictive game. I am sure Metroid Prime 3 will be superb as well, but I haven't played it yet. Super Paper Mario is also a great platfomer/RPG hybrid.

As for Virtual Console games I recommend the following (besides the obvious big guns like Mario, Zelda & Metroid):
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Kid Icarus
Contra III
Actraiser
Super Castlevania IV
Gunstar Heroes



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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.79
Here are some more thoughts from a demented mind in Central Florida:
    Originally posted by DougD3345
    Mario Strikers charged is great fun. especially if you have wifi, but fun even without.


A caveat, eef you weeell...

IMHO, Strikers can be a very fun game. However, on some of the single player stuff to unlock content (Superstar level challenges and above, Striker Cup contests above Fire Cup, etc.), if you're anything like me, don't be surprised by getting incredibly frustrated at the Wii putting you into ridiculous situations that you can't win, and what appears to be some fairly cheap tactics (e.g., CPU player getting hits all the time while constantly dodging your slide tackles and big hits, making your Striker Challenge players deliberately slower than the CPU players, etc.). I mean, we're talking to the point of "keep your loved ones and valuables away so Hulk does not smash" levels of frustration. Consider keeping play to Wifi inexperienced players, where you might actually have a shot.

And on a lighter note, RE4 Wii Edition is a lot of fun. Despite the CPU being really tough (and a little cheap) in some spots, it's not insurmountable. Plus, it's a lot of fun using the remote to aim... and a great idea. :)



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.22
    Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastard
    Although, I just picked up a little game called Metroid Prime III this week and while I'm not nearly far enough to give a proper opinion, she's a sexy, sexy bitch.



I too, have picked up such a game. And although I have not yet gotten far as well, your opinion is quite correct.


EDIT: For the Bull, punch him in the gut if he charges you.

(edited by El Nastio on 31.8.07 0814)


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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.02
Get Fire Emblem if/when it comes out!
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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.73
One good (but weird) party game is Rayman Raving Rabbids. It's really quirky and has been a big hit at our house. Basically, it's a series of really short and varied games.



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.92
If you want to play Final Fantasy Tactics, get a PSP or a DS. :P
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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
    Originally posted by Alex
    If you want to play Final Fantasy Tactics, get a PSP or a DS. :P


I still have my original PS1 copy.


Man, after 3 hours of my friends and I playing Wii Sports (mainly 4-way tennis) and Mario Party, my right shoulder is SORE.

Do you Wii peeps switch arms for various games? I noticed that Wii Sports has a Left/Right hand setting for your Mii.



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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.07
    Originally posted by Zeruel
    Do you Wii peeps switch arms for various games? I noticed that Wii Sports has a Left/Right hand setting for your Mii.

I don't go back and forth, but in Wii Sports, as in real life, I bat and golf left-handed, even though I'm naturally right-handed in everything else.



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X-E's co-Worst Poster of all time! JKyle.com says:

    Originally posted by Zeruel
    Do you Wii peeps switch arms for various games?
I usually switch while I'm playing tennis, in between volleys. Just to rub it in.



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