Top Ten: Overlooked Wii Games

Dustin counts down ten Wii games you should have been playing!

By Dustin Grissom. Posted 02/04/2014 09:00 5 Comments     ShareThis

GoldenEye 007 (Wii) ScreenshotThere’s something about Mario characters in a futuristic, brutal aesthetic that gets me excited. You’ll be taking out Toad with illegal hits, seeing Bowser fly from the sky with augmented, metal claws, and witness Wario creating space for a shot with his fart clouds. It’s a glorious experience, and is one best shared with friends. Getting your pals together to try and take on the computer-controlled teams to make you way to the Striker Cup is surprisingly difficult and exhilarating, with a mix of challenging, smart AI and intense Sudden Death and elimination matches. You’ll certainly be on the edge of your seat, groaning with each opponent’s score and jumping up and high-fiving when you land a mega-strike. Mario Strikers Charged is one of the most unique, well made arcade-styled Mario sports games you can buy, and could certainly stand on its own without the Mario characters and environments.

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5 Responses to “Top Ten: Overlooked Wii Games”

  • 1459 points
    penduin says...

    Great list! Almost makes me want to give GoldenEye another try. (I’m useless at cover shooters, but love stealth gameplay. My relationship with that particular game is complicated. :^)

    I’d like to throw out a few other under-appreciated gems:
    – Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
    – NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams
    – Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
    – Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros’ Treasure

    None of those are for everybody (as one would expect from overlooked games), but all are great in their own right. I was tempted to list Sonic and the Secret Rings too, though I’m not sure it was “overlooked” so much as some of us loved it while others can’t be happy no matter what Sonic does. (see: Lost World reviews ;^)

  • 96 points
    ElectricOutcast says...

    At least we can still play these on Wii U and I might look at a few of these games but some (IE Silent Hill and Dead Space) they’re just not for me

  • 1276 points
    Robert Marrujo says...

    Oh, this is just a great list, really loving every single choice. I would throw A Boy and His Blob, de Blob 1 & 2, Zach & Wiki, and Spyborgs on this list, too… along with a few others. Can we just say Wii’s library in general was overlooked?

  • 207 points
    Jon Stevens says...

    Little King’s Story is another one which really didn’t get enough appreciation.

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