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My Favourite-Wii-Games

Updated on November 28, 2008


Okay, I'm sure you had enough of the media fluff about how great the Wii is. Why should you buy it, and how good are the games?

The answers are of course, it's cheap enough that it won't put a big dent in your pocketbook and while the games catalogue is not as big as the Xbox 360, the games you can get are of consistenly high quality, meaning that pretty much every game I have ever bought or borrowed for the Wii, I've played for hours with all ages groups. So, in no particular order, are my five favourite games for the Wii. 

Wii Rockband

When rockband for the Wii first came out, reviews complained that it was a warmed-over port from the PS2, and that the guitar sucked when compared to Guitar Hero.

Oh come on. By the way, how are those drums in Guitar Hero. No drums? Oh thank you. This is definitely a game that you can play with the whole family with Dad doing the guitar, Mom doing vocals, and your teenaged son doing the drums with maybe the daughter doing bass. Or switch it all around for lots of fun. Any case, they have a great playlist including the Who, Ramones, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. 

Super Mario Galaxy

Super Mario Galaxy

My all-time, Super Mario Galaxy offers tens of hours of fun game, and it is pretty well almost as fun the second time around. Some critics call the greatest video game ever made, and a few grumps complain that it's too easy. I think the former miss the point. There are no real roadblocks in this game, in that you have to get every star on every planet to clear each and every galaxy. So you can skip some planets that you find too hard.

But if you want to challenged, there are very difficult stages. This is my favourite games because my young boys love to watch me play it, and when they get bored and want the controls, I can take them to a safe planet and they can goof around a bit.

Super Mario Galaxy is a must for every family with young children. 

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Two words: Time suck. Zelda's Twilight Princess is very good at making the evening disappear and you late to bed... again. 

Every level feels like a open-ended world with puzzles of varying difficulty to solve. Definitely an adult game, or I should say a game for older kids as my kindergarten boys got bored with it relatively quickly. But for teenages and adults it offers again tens of hours of enjoyable game time.

Warning, unless you are a hard-core gamer, be sure to do some research on walkthroughs on the internet, to same yourself some frustration in the later stages. 

Snake Versus Super Mario

Super Smash Bros.

What is "Super Smash Bros."? "It's a brawling, battling, action-packed video game that features a varied roster of characters for four-player simultaneous melees!" Yeah, yeah, yeah, that's a quote from the official fan web site. Well okay, but so how is it different from the 3 million other fighting games?

Well, it has Mario in it. And once again, it's a game that adults can play and enjoy as well as the little kids. Well sorta of. As long as Mom isn't looking.

Wii fit

Wii Fit

Actually, I lied. Wii fit is not one of my favourite games. To tell the truth, I think it's sorta dumb. But the ladies, my wife in particular, love it, or at least pretend to. So it's in here. But I get to chose the video, which I think you should watch because it's hilarious. 


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