If you read my 10th anniversary PlayStation 3 celebration you will know it ended with me saying I will be celebrating another 10th anniversary soon.
Well here we are to mark the 10th anniversary of the Nintendo Wiis first release. I did buy one at launch when it eventually arrived in the UK with a bunch of games.
I was excited about the Wii as Nintendo’s prior console the GameCube (which has just had a 15th anniversary) is my personal favourite Nintendo console ever.
Only problem with late GameCube less & less was coming out for it and I had an Xbox 360, where I was buying and playing all my games as it was the new shiny thing which ran in HD.
When the Wii was announced, I did get excited as it was Nintendo’s turn to bring out a new system alongside the Xbox 360 and PS3.
Both of those were similar that at the time I liked the idea of a new way of playing games with the motion of the Wiimote and it was well priced that I had to have one.
Now 10 years on, I’ve bought and sold many a Wii as I found myself not liking the motion controls even if they seemed to be only something simple in a game and the whole disconnect between hands when using a Nunchuck and Wiimote together, never clicked with me also as later we went on in the generation the lack of HD did make a difference to me.
Why I did buy and sell so many Wiis, it’s the quality of Nintendo’s games that would bring me back as yeah it could be a gap of nothing I wanted to play but then suddenly you would get this big release that I did want to play.
Now not being a big Wii fan, I didn’t play everything and some quality games such as Super Mario Galaxy I didn’t like due to the controls.
No way is the game bad and it may even be one of the best games of all-time but I just couldn’t past the Wiimote.
This list as you must have list of Wii exclusives like with the Xbox 360 and PS3, will likely be very different to most list of ten best Wii games you’ve seen before.
Just going to say to start, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is not my list as that was a port of a GameCube game and I'm not going to go into much detail on some of these games as it was really hard for me to pick 10 games and I'm not sure I would say some are good.
Another Code: R – A Journey into Lost Memories
Link's Crossbow Training
Mario Strikers Charged
No More Heroes
Sin & Punishment: Successor of the Skies
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - This is my favourite Wii game and did show what you can do with a Wiimote and Motion+, like always a fantastic Zelda
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars
The Last Story - This is what I say is my second favourite Wii game and TLS is what got me back into the JRPG genre.
Wii Sports - The game that made the Wii with its simple premise which just worked, how could I have a list without this.
Now that the Wii is 10 years old and some of these games like Red Steel can be picking up for 49p and myself missing so many great titles, please let me know some of the best games only on Wii to seek out and play.