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Some of the Best Multiplayer and Co-op Nintendo Wii Games

Updated on April 16, 2013

The Top Nintendo Wii Games!

Here are some of the best games Nintendo and a handful of other companies have to offer! Most of these are up to four players, so they are great for parties, or just when you're bored or for when you just want to play Wii. There's something here for everyone, the casually playing parent or the hardcore gamer brother in your family. I own all of these games myself, most recently Rayman Origins. I love that game. Anyway, here are ten of the best Wii games you can buy. As a plus, Wii is less expensive now, and the game's prices have dropped from $50.00 to $30.00 or $20.00! Keep in mind these will all work on your Wii U console, as well as the normal Wii. Enjoy.

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Rayman Origins

A great multiplayer or singleplayer platformer

Rayman Origins. You need this game right now. I cannot stress enough that this is everything you could ever want in a platformer, and then some. First off, the art style in this game is fun and cartoony, but also artistic and pretty to look at. The characters are well-designed with plenty of animations and the whole game runs smoothly on Wii. The gameplay is fun, and it once in a while spices things up when things get boring. For example, out of nowhere after three platforming levels it gave me a just as fun sidescrolling shooter level where Rayman and his friends ride on birds. The game has a lot of variety for a Wii platformer, and is one of the best I've played. The story is good as well, you go along through the various worlds with Rayman and his friend Globox, along with Teenies, a race of small creatures that live in Rayman's world. Long the way they save various nymphs who give Rayman and his friends new powers like flight, attacks, and wall running. You fight your way through over sixty levels and various bonus levels to the final boss. There's plenty of replay value considering the point is to find all of the Electoons, the power source of their world. Collecting these be easy or hard by discovering secret parts of levels, completing a level in a certain amount of time, or collecting enough Lums on that level. Overall, I say this is a must own game that won't get boring quickly.

Get this game. Right Now. - No really, it's awesome.

Rayman Origins - Nintendo Wii
Rayman Origins - Nintendo Wii

A great platforming experience for up to four players!

 
Rayman 3D - Nintendo 3DS
Rayman 3D - Nintendo 3DS

A fun 3D platformer for 3DS. I don't own this one, but it's fairly cheap and fun.

 
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9. New Super Mario Bros Wii

1-4 Players

Join Mario, Luigi, and Yellow and Green Toads in an adventure to save Princess Peach and the Mushroom Kingdom! With 8 new worlds to play, secrets to discover, and new power-ups, such as the Penguin Suit and Propeller Mushroom! This excellent game features all the enemies such as Goombas, Koopas, and eventually Bowser. Each world features a Koopaling boss, along with Bowser Jr. making appearences here and there. If you die more than eight times on a level, the Super Guide feature will kick in and Luigi will guide you through the level. The levels Luigi completes for you will be solid red and they can be redone later. This way, you will not be stuck on a level that you can't beat. The game also features Star Coins on every level, which then can be used to purchase movies in Peach's castle. This is a really great game for Mario fans!

Get your copy of the game!

New Super Mario Bros. Wii
New Super Mario Bros. Wii

This is one of my favorites!

 
New Super Mario Bros
New Super Mario Bros

Its avalible for Nintendo DS too!

 
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8. Wii Sports Resort

1-4 Players

Wii Sports Resort, the sequel to the first Wii Sports, is a very good game and it is now included in every Wii system along with Wii Sports. If you get the non-Wii edition, it comes with Wii Motion Plus. You get the Wii Motion Plus either way now, because Wiis now come with them. Wii Sports Resort includes 12 resort games, such as 100 Pin Bowling, Jet Skiing, cycling, Ping Pong, and much more! With the Wii Motion Plus, your movements are even more precise, and with the wildly fun sports, everyone will be reaching for a controller! The game also includes Stamps, which are achievements that are fun to try to acomplish! My favorite game is Swordplay, a sort of fencing-like game where you try to knock your opponet of the raised platform! It also includes access to the Check Mii Out Channel, so other Miis From other Wiis can show up in the background or one-player mode. This a fun game for the whole family!

Get your Wii Sports Resort on Amazon now!

Wii Sports Resort
Wii Sports Resort

Terrific game for the whole family!

 
Wii Sports
Wii Sports

Try the First Wii Sports!

 

7. MarioKart Wii

MarioKart Wii is one my favorites and my brothers and I have a lot of fun with it! Play as Mario, Donkey Kong, princess Peach, Luigi, Toad, Wario, Bowser, and many more of your favorite characters! The race tracks are in familiar Locations, such as Bowser's Castle and Yoshi's Island. You can even unlock and play as your Mii! The Wii Wheel is also included. There is a Grand Prix mode where you can unlock new characters, a Time Trial mode where you race agaist the best time on a track, and Battle Mode where you fight other in Balloon Battle and Coin Runner Modes using items like Red Shells, Bullet Bills, and more! These items can be used in Grand prix mode to knock other players off course. it also is Wi-Fi compatible and you can race other players over the internet. I would recommend this game too!

MarioKart Wii is on Amazon!

Mario Kart DS
Mario Kart DS

Get the DS version. A whole different game with different racetracks, characters, and gamemodes. Up to 4 players with DS Download play. Also works on 3DS!

 
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5. Wii Party

Wii party is the newest game where you play as your Miis! With over 80 mini-games, this game is awesome! And, obviously good for parites because its up to four players! Play as your Mii through shooting galleries, bumpercars, and lots of others! There are over 5 ways to play! The mini-games can be 1vs3 2vs2 or single player! This game is like Wii Play, just improved and with a lot more! This game is pure fun and can be enjoyed by the whole family! Play as your Mii through a giant board game that depends on who wins the most mini-games! this is awesome and is a perfect gift for Christmas or just a gift to the family!

Wii Party
Wii Party

This is the ultimate party game!

 
Wii Play with Wii Remote
Wii Play with Wii Remote

This one came before, and is pretty good.

 
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Marioparty 8

Play mini-games as14 of your favorite Mario characters! Over 5 different board maps and 70 minigames and ways to play! play as Mario characters or as the Miis you have created! Spin, twist, jump, shake, toss, and balance through 70 all new mini-gamessuch as Mine Cart Mayhem and Kart racing! This one we enjoy very much and would say that it is an awesome game for the whole family!

Get MarioParty 8 right now!

Mario Party 8
Mario Party 8

Get it today!

 
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Donkey Kong Country Returns

Donkey Kong and his buddy Diddy are back in their latest adventure! Play as DK through many fun levels in single player, or team up with a friend in co-op mode! Collect Banana Coins in each level to unlock more lives, more heath or an extra level! battle the the evil Tiki King and his minons with many other bosses along the way! Donkey can preform ground pounds, collect Bananas, and fight his way through many fun (and some challenging!) Levels to get his Banana hoard back! Team up with Rambi the rhino to destroy any thing in your path and take out enemies with ease! This games includes many suprises along the way and is a rather fun and cool game that I would recommend for anyone who loved the original Country!

DK Country Returns is on Amazon!

Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast - Nintendo Wii
Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast - Nintendo Wii

Blast your way through levels as DK and Diddy Kong!

 
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2. Kirby's Epic Yarn

Great co-op play in this title. Play as Kirby through a yarn-styled world with a great art style. This game is different from every other Kirby game, and does a good job of breaking away from the norm. The story is okay, but not much better than the cliches you get all the time with Nintendo games.

A second player can join in at any time to help you out with that tough level. There are some good boss fights, along with the appearance of many you have seen before, such as King Dedede, except softer and more plushy. I would recommend this game to beginners, however, because it is impossible to die.

Epic Yarn is a causal approach to a normally challenging series of games, but not so easy that it's not fun. It very much is. You can collect little beads that drop out of enemies when you kill them to get more things for your house in the hub world. The game gives you a rating at the end of each level according to the amount of beads you collect. when you are hit by an enemy, you lose some of the beads you have, giving the game an angle of difficulty. There are eight different worlds, including the hub where you can play challenges and purchase things with the beads you collect. Overall, Kirby's Epic Yarn is one of the best two-player co-op games on the Wii.

Get Kirby's Epic Yarn on Amazon!

Kirby's Epic Yarn
Kirby's Epic Yarn

Get Kirby's newest adventure!

 
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1. Super Smash Bros Brawl

Super Smash Brothers Brawl is number 1! This cool fighting game features all your favorite characters such as Fox, Mario, Pikachu, Kirby, and many more! This fast-paced game has 41 unlockable characters and 35 unlockable stages. In the game, another thig you collect is stickers and trophies. These item can be viewed in the trophy gallery and each has a bio of what it is and its characteristics. Stickers do not have a bio, but are still good to collect. They can be veiwed in the sticker book on the extras menu. This game also features a story mode called The Subspace Emmisary, and some mini-games like Coin Launcher in which the coins you collect from the classic mode are used for new trophies, Target Smash, where you try to get the best time smashing all the targets, the Home Run Contest, where you try to hit a sandbag far so you can get the best distance, and Boss Battles, in which you try to beat the enemy bosses from the story mode as fast as you can without dying. There are also Classic and All-Star modes, where you beat every character you have unlocked. The difference between the two is in All-Star you only get one life and in classic you can have up to five. The way the game works is you try to beat each others character off the screen by racking up their damage counter. You can play in either Stock, Time or coin modes. Stock you have lives, Time you try to get the most KOs in a set amount of time, and Coin, where you pretty much just beat the coins out of each other. The one with the most coins at the end wins. There is a lot more to this game, including items, Pokeballs, and much more! We really like this one and play it a lot. Its good for parites, because its up to four players! This is one of the best games ever! An excellent mash-up of all the Nintendo themes, I would say that this game is AWESOME and would absolutely recommend it!

Buy Super Smash Bros Brawl on Amazon right now!

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      ConvenientCalendar 4 years ago

      Great lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Kirby's return to dreamland

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      dogface lm 5 years ago

      Maybe Wii Fit Plus as it makes me move. P: But every game on this page is great (even though I haven't played them all, but most of them). :)

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      homeschoolgirl1 5 years ago

      Wii Party

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      blessedmomto7 6 years ago

      Of course I love Wii Fit, but then I am not much of a gamer. Blessed

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      Howard 6 years ago from Michigan

      2 of my sons absolutely love Super Smash Bros Melee for the Wii. They like a lot of the games but I think it is their favorite multiplayer game. I like Mario Kart as my favorite multiplayer.

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      I have the Wii Fit. Should look into some of the others here.

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      Tilly4Family 6 years ago

      I love our Wii we just got for Christmas! Thanks for sharing all this great information on your lens! As a mom, I need a kid to tell me how to work this thing! :-) hoping for the Wii fit for my birthday soon! Great work on this lens by the way!

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      nicoleacosta1 6 years ago

      If I have to pick from these games, then it's Mario Party Eight. I have six kids, and we all get together and play this game. It is a lot of fun. Cheering each other on, laughing, high-five's and all! I recommend this game to everyone :) The Wii is by far the best gaming console out there.

      ~Nicole Acosta

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      brmadagan 6 years ago

      Mariokart is my favorite!

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      blessedmomto7 6 years ago

      My favorite is Wii fit plus. I am getting it for Christmas!