Wednesday, December 8th, 2021

14 Wii games worthy of a switch port

Fifteen years after the launch of the Wii, the comprehensive fun of Wii Sports, waggle games and the Wii Elbow has been introduced to the world. Its small three DVD case-sized trick box delivered some real jewels over its long life. Many are tailored to the system’s innovative remote-style motion controllers and nunchuk, and do not work the same on other platforms. ..

Well, it’s not very really? The Joy-Con controller, which slides to the side of the Nintendo Switch, features all the gyroscope motion sensor gavins needed to control Wii games in the most authentic way. In fact, we saw a lot of games on Switch that were previously exclusive to the Wii, the first two games in the No More Heroes series, such as Super Mario Galaxy, Xenoblade Chronicle, and World of Goo. The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD Port and the Noble Okami HD (I was fooling it when I debuted on the PS2, but the Wii port was great).

Still, we gamers have nothing, if not frustrated or capricious, forever. Given the new lease of life on Switch, there are plenty of great Wii games out there. This is a non-exhaustive list of gems that Team Nintendo Life is given the chance to pick switchports by hand (in no particular order). Lastly, what do you support in your vote …

Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)

the publisher: Nintendo / / Developer: Nintendo EAD

release date: May 23, 2010 (USA). / / June 11, 2010 (UK / EU).

By excluding Super Mario Galaxy 2 from the Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection, the sequel was equally appreciated and routinely became our personal favorite between the two changes, so among Mario fans. The questions and general confusion did not end. The Galaxy 2 is not just “more the same”. Take the baton from the first game and use it to run endlessly and beyond.

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Excite Bot: Trick Racing (Wii)Excite Bot: Trick Racing (Wii)

the publisher: Nintendo / / Developer: Monster game

release date: April 20, 2009 (USA).

Excite Truck was an underrated gem in the early days of the Wii, and its satisfying motion control blended nicely with the undulating physics of a raced arcade monster truck. This follow-up maintained the sensitivity of the arcade and difficult terrain, but switched the truck to an on-wheel robot. This is a great game and has never been released in Europe, so when it reappears on Switch, we’ll jump into joy.

Wii Sports (Wii)Wii Sports (Wii)

the publisher: Nintendo / / Developer: Nintendo EAD

release date: November 19, 2006 (USA). / / December 8, 2006 (UK / EU).

Wii Sports’ comprehensive motion control game, a console-defined game thanks to its pack-in (and very good), is perfect for the Switch, which focuses on local co-op. This element will appear on Switch in a modified format and similar golf and bowling activities will be available within Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics. And of course, Mario Tennis Aces and Mario Golf Super Rush are always there, but they’re not as accessible and familiar as Wii Sports’ super-simple approach.

Whether it’s a deluxe offering that includes Wii Sports Resort activities or a fragmentary offering released as another sweetener for Nintendo Switch online subscribers, it includes the Wii Sports Club, an online element around the Wii U port. It’s possible, but this is an evergreen tree. A game that will surely work on Switch again.

Punch out!  !!  (Wii)Punch out!  !!  (Wii)

the publisher: Nintendo / / Developer: Next level game

release date: May 18, 2009 (USA). / / May 22, 2009 (UK / EU).

The Canadian studio Next Level Games, under the umbrella of Nintendo, which was acquired by a company in Kyoto in 2021, had great games such as Mario Strikers Pair, Luigi’s Mansion 2, and Punch Out. They ensured Nintendo’s continued support and hard-earned trust. This is a gorgeous update to the Arcade / NES / SNES series with great animations, optional motion controls, and lots of characters.

Sin and Punishment: Star Successor (Wii)Sin and Punishment: Star Successor (Wii)

the publisher: Nintendo / / Developer: treasure

release date: June 27, 2010 (USA). / / May 7, 2010 (UK / EU).

An original Japanese-only classic that is now playable on Switch as part of the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack, and now is a great time to revive the excellent sequel to Treasure. Sin and Punishment: Star Successor is not ashamed of its name, with innovation, stunning set pieces, and some of the best shooter actions from developers incredibly shaped in the field. I want to see it fly again in HD.

The House of the Dead: Overkill (Wii)The House of the Dead: Overkill (Wii)

the publisher: Sega / / Developer: Headstrong Games

release date: February 10, 2009 (USA). / / February 13, 2009 (UK / EU).

At some point, we’ll be getting the House of the Dead Remake on Switch, and this pulp-like spin-off, first launched on the Wii in 2009, has a lot of time. TheHouseof the Dead: Overkill was a complete disastrous joy when the spirit of B-movies and exploited movies were bleeding from all open wounds and first shot it over a decade ago.

Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii)Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii)

the publisher: Nintendo / / Developer: Good feel

release date: October 17, 2010 (USA). / / February 25, 2011 (UK / EU).

Kirby’s Epic Yarn has been re-released in 3DS with the addition of extras, but the opportunity to see this exquisite game rendered in high resolution is inevitable for triple dips. We love this game and see it on its Switch OLED screen … Oh my.

Tatsunoko VS Capcom: Ultimate All Stars (Wii)Tatsunoko VS Capcom: Ultimate All Stars (Wii)

the publisher: Capcom / / Developer: Eighting

release date: January 26, 2010 (USA). / / January 29, 2010 (UK / EU).

Wii missed many of the “big” fighting games of the time, but Tatsunoko vs. Capcom blends impressive depth and accessibility for players who are fascinated by the fascinating visuals of this crossover fighter. It’s also a glory dedicated to the Wii console. The Tatsunoko Production fighter may not have had the Western Marvel cash, but had enough characters to serve as an introduction to a whole new world of anime for many Western players. .. It’s a great game. I would like to take a look at this again, assuming that the licenses can be organized.

The Last Story (Wii)The Last Story (Wii)

the publisher: Nintendo / / Developer: Mistwalker

release date: August 14, 2012 (USA). / / February 24, 2012 (UK / EU).

Along with the Xenoblade Chronicles and Pandora’s Tower, Last Story is notable as one of the “Project Rainfall” titles that campaigned North American players to release in the region. Nintendo, which published the game elsewhere, finally granted Xseed publishing rights and released six. A few months after the PAL region.

The author of Hironobu Sakaguchi Final Fantasy, this is An impressive RPG and one of the last big releases of the system. It was an ambitious title that I would like to revisit on Switch, although it was difficult from a technical point of view.

Boom Blocks (Wii)Boom Blocks (Wii)

the publisher: Electronic Arts / / Developer: EA Los Angeles

release date: May 5, 2008 (USA). / / May 8, 2008 (UK / EU).

Steven Spielberg is making the game, everyone! Legendary Hollywood director Steven Spielberg! The moment we heard that, we started imagining Indiana Jones-esque derring-do, or something with aliens and dinosaurs. We didn’t start thinking about physics-based block puzzles / party games in the Jenga style.

However, Boom Blox turned out to be an absolute explosion to play and a game worth revisiting. Publisher EA doesn’t have a good form on Switch, but this is an easy win for everyone involved.

Klonoa (Wii)Klonoa (Wii)

the publisher: Atari / / Developer: BANDAI NAMCO

release date: May 5, 2009 (USA). / / May 22, 2009 (UK / EU).

Original from Paon’s PlayStation, this Wii remake adds paint smoothness, some Wii controls, and some other welcome features to the 2.5D platformer. Chronoa is an excellent addition to the colorful catalog of consoles and is a fun little game we want to come back to. Since 2008, I haven’t heard from the characters, so it’s about time.

Wario Land: Shake It!  (Wii)Wario Land: Shake It!  (Wii)

the publisher: Nintendo / / Developer: Good feel

release date: September 29, 2008 (USA). / / September 26, 2008 (UK / EU).

Cracking 2D Platformers from Wario Land’s Good Feel People: Shake It! (Also Wario Land: Shake Dimension Brought the anti-hero antique to the Wii (if you like the taste of Europe). It’s not the longest 2D platformer I’ve ever played, but its gorgeous art style and Wario’s adorable greedy antiques give a warm fuzzy look back in 2008.

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (Wii)Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (Wii)

the publisher: Konami / / Developer: Climax entertainment

release date: December 8, 2009 (USA). / / February 26, 2010 (UK / EU).

The Wii may not be the first system to come to mind when asked to think about classic horror games, but Silent Hill: Shattered Memories has the best titles in the genre. Especially to actually use the functions of the host console. Whether it’s a controller speaker or an intelligent use of motion control, it draws you into this reimagination of the first entry in the Silent Hill series. Obviously, the switch port couldn’t duplicate the speaker functionality, but otherwise it could be a great platform for handling the memories of this reimagined version of the 1999 PlayStation original.

Madworld (Wii)Madworld (Wii)

the publisher: Sega

release date: March 10, 2009 (USA). / / March 20, 2009 (UK / EU).

MadWorld at PlatinumGames presented a black-and-white aesthetic that helped highlight the action’s super-violence every time red blood was sprayed across the screen.Take advantage of Frank Miller’s dark graphic novel visual style Sin cityMadWorld is another example of how the Wii’s reputation as a family console is guaranteed, but only partially correct. In fact, it has an incredibly diverse catalog, and the hack and slack brawler published by Sega was a good example.

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