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The 10 Best Wii Games for Ages 9-12

Updated on December 31, 2010

Wii Games for Ages 9-12

Nintendo Wii games that target the age group 9 to12 are designed to be entertaining, educational and uncomplicated. Kids of this age group would simply adore the following Wii game titles:

De Blob

DeBlob is a super hero who brings color to a dull and uninteresting city. Playing as DeBlob, the kids need to paint the city of Chroma red, blue and green and thereby revive the city’s vibrancy. The enemies who’ll oppose De Blob include tanks and the INKT soldiers. They’ll hurl turrets and hot plates at De Blob and kids would love retaliating by splashing a variety of colors on the INKT soldiers. D Blob is quite challenging even for parents and the game also features a four player split screen mode.

Super Mario Galaxy

One of the best rated games for Wii, Super Mario Galaxy has graphics, game play and control which are unparalleled. Players control Mario with the Wii-mote as well as the Nunchuks. Its difficulty level can be set for all ages, though the game’s theme will appeal predominantly to the kids. In the game, Mario searches the length and breadth of the galaxy for Princess Peach, who’s been held captive by the enemy Bowser. .Kids can transform Mario into a ghost or a bee, and the game play promises hours of fun.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

The game might not have tons of educational value, but it sure makes up for it by the amount of entertainment it offers. It’s a fighting game which boasts of jaw-dropping graphics, amazing controls and an equally amazing audio. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, kids have multitudes of characters to choose from. Mario, Peach, Kirby, Wario and Solid Snake are just a few of them. The entertainment is taken a step further with the multiplayer option of the game. Kids will love battling their friends online in a fighting game which is comparatively non-violent and fun.

More Games

My Word Coach

My Word coach is one of the best educational Wii kids games that you can catch hold of. It's probably the most enjoyable way of improving one's spelling, vocabulary and reading skills. And what's more, the game's inventory of words and phrases are ideal for kids aged 9 to 12. The game was developed by collaborating with linguists and it features a co-op mode too.

Mario Party 8

The most favorite party game has just got even better. Mario Party 8 features spectacular motion control which will allow kids to steer cars, go kart and walk over a tight rope. The pointer control of the game makes it easy for the kids to select multiple option answers or decorate a virtual cake. The game features scores of mini-games and about half a dozen party boards.

High School Musical Sing it

As the name suggests, this is a karaoke video game where kids can choose a character from the High School Musical show and start singing songs that have featured in the original show. Kids can sing solo or can sing duets with their partner. There are about 30 songs which kids can choose from. In addition, the game includes half-hour footage of the original show. The kids can even change the backdrops when they sing as a character from the show. This game is unique and promises hours of musical fun.

Smarty Pants

Smarty Pants is a game which is designed to make the kids smarter. The game comprises of thousands of interesting trivia which will appeal to kids aged 9-12. The game has a single player mode and a co-operative playing mode. Furthermore, country specific trivia (Italy, France, Germany, UK and the US) is included in the game as well. A great aspect of Smarty Pants is that the questions are framed according to the knowledge level of the player. Hence, the game can even be challenging for the parents.

Mario and Sonic at the Olympics Games

Kids will love participating at the Olympic Games as Mario or Sonic. They can even cerate their own characters (Mii characters). There are a host of Olympic events to choose from: Trampoline, table tennis, shooting, swimming and long jump being a few of them. The Wii controls work like a charm and makes it quite easy for kids to perform those smart maneuvers which can fetch them the gold medal in a 100 meter dash or skeet shooting.

Big BrainAcademy Wii Degree

In this game, kids would need to enroll in the BrainAcademy, wherein the kids would be examined on a number of skills. Once they've completed the tests, they would be given a score which would enumerate their 'Brain Weight'. It's a game where the Wii-mote needs to be used. There are some humorous portions in the game also, especially when the Wii- mote is used to hammer out the wrong answers. The game also features a multiplayer mode as well as a co-op mode.

Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels

The game is set in the world of the new Star Wars animated series: Clone Wars. In the game, the Wii Remote and the Nunchuk is used by the players to fight the deadly duels, Jedi style. The Wii remote controls the movement of the lightsaber while the Nunchuk controls the force powers of the player. The game play is stunning and players require a sharp mind-body coordination to survive the lethal lighsaber slashes from the enemies. Moreover, Lightsaber Duels comes with a two player battle mode.

There are more than a hundred Wii games available for kids. While most games would be loved by kids, some of the games may not be as impressive. The aforementioned list of games however guarantees to leave a lasting impression on the kids.


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      Katie 5 years ago

      They are not all the best top 10!

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      JOHN101 6 years ago

      i love mario super sluggers

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      Shawmick 7 years ago from India

      I thought Mario is a character which combines grit with cuteness. The bushy mustache, the perpetual friendly smile, he's a favorite across ages........

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      epearson 7 years ago from USA

      My kid loves Mario. It's amazing Mario is still around. Good list IMO.