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Top-Selling Kids Games for the Nintendo Wii

Updated on August 21, 2012

There are some amazing games for kids available on the Nintendo Wii platform, which are far more interactive than kid’s games available in other consoles. All these games carry an ‘E’ rating, which means that they’re suitable for children aged 10 and above.

Here’s a list containing a handful of the best Wii kid’s games that are sure to provide kids with hours of entertainment and fun:

Mario Kart Wii with Wii Wheel

This is simply the most popular Wii kid’s game around. It’s appeared at the top of the best seller list for the last two years. The game was released in November 2007 and comes packaged with the Wii Wheel which can hold the Wii Remote. Kids love playing around with the humorous ‘Pow Block’ and ‘Mega Mushroom’ power-ups. The game features more than thirty tracks including tracks from Mario Kart 64 and Mario Kart: Super Circuit. The multiplayer mode of Mario Kart Wii with Wii Wheel can accommodate twelve players to race simultaneously. What’s more, a number of battle arenas have been added. The game comprises of several game play modes, with a gamut of available characters and vehicles.

Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga

For the kids who love Star Wars and also for those who aren’t a big fan of the Star Wars franchise, this game will surely win every kid’s heart. The kids can choose from a number of Lego Star Wars characters and in the game, the kids need to collect gold bricks which are strewn across all the chapters of the game. The motion sensitive controls of Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga would be adored by kids of all ages. The game comes alive especially while using the lightsaber. The game is an action packed roller-coaster ride, which has some extremely funny sequences too. No wonder why it’s one of the most popular Wii kids’ games of all time.

Super Mario Galaxy

Super Mario Galaxy is a highly acclaimed game only available on Wii. It’s as much popular with the kids as it is with grown-ups. It was released at the end of 2007, and still continues to rise in the popularity charts. The objective of Super Mario Galaxy is to rescue the beautiful princess Peach from the evil clutches of ‘Bowser’. The kids will have a blast helping Mario in solving myriads of puzzles and maneuvering his way across the galaxy. The galaxies and planets serve as the various levels of the game. Each successful quest fetches a Power Star for Mario. There are some cool gravity effects and power-ups to be experienced as well.

Wii Play with Wii Remote

Nintendo Wii Play with Remote comes bundled with a number of enjoyable titles including Find Mii, Table Tennis, Laser Hockey, ShootingRange, Billiards, Pose Mii, Fishing, Tanks and Charge. And it’s suitable for kids of all ages as the game is rated ‘E’.

Although the games are designed for two players, kids can play them in solo mode too. The Nunchuks are not required for most of the game titles except for Tanks, where the D-Pad can be replaced by Nunchuks. Wii Play with Wii Remote holds the record for being the best-selling bundled game ever, with global sales touching 23 million copies.

Active Life Outdoor Challenge for Wii

Active Life Outdoor Challenge promises to engage the kids in some form of physical exercise, so that they‘re not sitting on the sofa for hours. The game also comes with a gaming mat for transporting the kids to a virtual outdoor environment. The game play of games such as Mine-Cart Adventure, River Rafting, Jump Rope, Log Jumping, See-Saw and Water Trampoline is intuitive and can be played singly or in co-op mode with friends. Active Life Outdoor Challenge for Wii also features a simple workout trainer, which is ideally suited for kids.

Apart from these games, some fresh Wii games have been released, which will particularly appeal to the kids. ‘Ice Age 2: The Meltdown’, ‘The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy’, ‘Lego Batman’, ‘Mario Striker’s Charged ‘, ‘Guinness World Records The Video Game’ and ‘Larry Boy and the Bad Apple’ are six such games which kids would love playing.

Nintendo Wii is basically a kid-friendly console and that’s why you’ll find a gamut of brilliant Wii games for kids. These games blend education and entertainment in a way which no other console game can match.


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      shawna.wilson 7 years ago from Arizona

      My four year old son really likes the Wii Sports Resort, Mario Kart, and Super Mario Brothers. He has a hard time moving the characters around on the Star Wars game, but he still really likes to play it with his Dad. Thanks for the additional recommendations!