Despite its flaws, the Wii was revolutionary in gaming products. While other systems were busy isolating their players, Wii was busy working on getting people to play together in very interesting ways. The technology was ahead of its time at the time, and there are still plenty of games around that will never grow old or boring.
Lost in Shadow
Jumping from your own shadow is not nearly as fun as trying to jump on to the shadow of a moving platform. This half puzzle half adventure game had us all on the edge of our seats.
Rabbids Go Home
This was like getting to create your own cartoon. The graphics are amazing, and very nickelodeon-ish (think Rugrats) and made the whole premise of running around rampant trying to fill up a shopping cart with junk very addictive.
Who ever thought that exercise could be fun? Nintendo did and created a whole new generation of kids who actually started getting healthier by playing video games. Xbox doesn’t do that.
Kirby: Return to Dream Land
Four-play mode will never be the same after the Kirby days. The animation is superb, the game play innovative and it encouraged kids to play as a team. This brought back vivid memories of the first Super Mario Bros days.
Mario Party 9
Speaking of the video game icon, Mario Party 9 took our hero on a series of quests to win small tiny stars alongside friends. Same great beat, same great graphics in a more interactive setting to play.
Don’t let the bright colors fool you. Klonoa has the same dark theme as it did with the Play Station, just with better graphics. Simplistic in its play, this remains a good game for the amateur video gamer.
Matthew’s Bow Hunting
There is a classic The Big Bang Theory Episode of the dweebs playing this game. Sheldon of course has to take it to the limit by pulling his pretend recurve bow and taking aim at the screen. Even stopping to pull another recurve bow arrow out from his imaginary bag on the back. That’s how into this game you get, even in the comfort of your own living room.
Disney Guilty Party
This was a real life mystery that had to be solved fast through a series of mini games that gave you clues. This game was great for teaching kids how to work together alongside their favorite Disney characters.
Animal Crossing: City Folk
Long before the days of Farmville and Cityville, Wii had combined the two into a game that allowed you to bring to life your own little town. What made this even more special was that it was the first game to incorporate voice chat.
Video games come and go, but the great ones never die. Shoot, I still remember saving Zelda on the Nintendo 64. Take out some of the classics you haven’t played in while and remember a time when video games were whimsical and fun.
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