Nintendo Wii ROMs

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Super Smash Bros Brawl Cover Thumbnail Super Smash Bros Brawl
Console: Nintendo Wii
Genre: Action, Fighting
Year: 2008
4.3 261561
Xenoblade Chronicles Cover Thumbnail Xenoblade Chronicles
Console: Nintendo Wii
Genre: Action, Role Playing
Year: 2012
4.5 101295
Dragon Ball Z- Budokai Tenkaichi 3 Cover Thumbnail Dragon Ball Z- Budokai Tenkaichi 3
Console: Nintendo Wii
Genre: Action, Fighting
Year: 2007
4.1 92177
Super Mario Galaxy Cover Thumbnail Super Mario Galaxy
Console: Nintendo Wii
Genre: Action, Platform
Year: 2007
4.4 60193
The Legend Of Zelda - Skyward Sword Cover Thumbnail The Legend Of Zelda - Skyward Sword
Console: Nintendo Wii
Genre: Action, Adventure
Year: 2011
4.4 46333
Super Mario Galaxy 2 Cover Thumbnail Super Mario Galaxy 2
Console: Nintendo Wii
Genre: Action, Platform
Year: 2010
4.3 45175
Metroid Prime - Trilogy Cover Thumbnail Metroid Prime - Trilogy
Console: Nintendo Wii
Genre: Compilation, Misc
Year: 2009
4.8 37023
Mario Kart Wii Cover Thumbnail Mario Kart Wii
Console: Nintendo Wii
Genre: Racing
Year: 2008
4.2 30021
WWE 13 Cover Thumbnail WWE 13
Console: Nintendo Wii
Genre: Sports
Year: 2012
4.1 29469
Pokémon Battle Revolution Cover Thumbnail Pokémon Battle Revolution
Console: Nintendo Wii
Genre: Strategy, Turn Based Tactics
Year: 2007
4.1 29125
Donkey Kong Country Returns Cover Thumbnail Donkey Kong Country Returns
Console: Nintendo Wii
Genre: Action, Platform
Year: 2010
4.2 26911
Disney Infinity Cover Thumbnail Disney Infinity
Console: Nintendo Wii
Genre: Action, Adventure
Year: 2013
3.7 26595
Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom- Ultimate All-Stars Cover Thumbnail Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom- Ultimate All-Stars
Console: Nintendo Wii
Genre: Action, Fighting
Year: 2010
4.2 26378
The Last Story Cover Thumbnail The Last Story
Console: Nintendo Wii
Genre: Action, Role Playing
Year: 2012
4.4 24045
Metroid - Other M Cover Thumbnail Metroid - Other M
Console: Nintendo Wii
Genre: Action, Adventure
Year: 2010
4.0 23648
Monster Hunter Tri Cover Thumbnail Monster Hunter Tri
Console: Nintendo Wii
Genre: Action, Role Playing
Year: 2010
4.4 23510
Spider-Man - Shattered Dimensions Cover Thumbnail Spider-Man - Shattered Dimensions
Console: Nintendo Wii
Genre: Action, Beat Em Up
Year: 2010
4.0 21248
Mario Party 9 Cover Thumbnail Mario Party 9
Console: Nintendo Wii
Genre: Misc
Year: 2012
4.0 19642
Raving Rabbids Party Collection Cover Thumbnail Raving Rabbids Party Collection
Console: Nintendo Wii
Genre: Compilation, Misc
Year: 2010
3.5 18592
The Legend Of Zelda - Twilight Princess Cover Thumbnail The Legend Of Zelda - Twilight Princess
Console: Nintendo Wii
Genre: Action, Adventure
Year: 2006
4.5 18250
Sonic Colors Cover Thumbnail Sonic Colors
Console: Nintendo Wii
Genre: Action, Platform
Year: 2012
4.6 17619
New Super Mario Bros Wii 2 - The Next Levels Cover Thumbnail New Super Mario Bros Wii 2 - The Next Levels
Console: Nintendo Wii
Genre: Action, Platform
Year: 2010
4.1 16977
Super Paper Mario Cover Thumbnail Super Paper Mario
Console: Nintendo Wii
Genre: Action, Platform
Year: 2007
4.5 16165
Kirby's Epic Yarn Cover Thumbnail Kirby's Epic Yarn
Console: Nintendo Wii
Genre: Action, Platform
Year: 2010
4.5 14828
Resident Evil 4 Cover Thumbnail Resident Evil 4
Console: Nintendo Wii
Genre: Action, Adventure
Year: 2007
4.2 14511

Console History: Nintendo Wii


When the Nintendo Wii was first announced in 2006, gamers greeted it with a great deal of skepticism, mostly based on the unusual name. In the months that followed, however, skepticism quickly morphed into hot anticipation as the Wii's revolutionary features were gradually announced: motion controls, internet connectivity beyond anything yet seen in a console, backwards compatibility with the Gamecube, and the ability to download titles from older Nintendo consoles and handhelds through the Virtual Console.

In the end, the name didn't matter at all. It certainly didn't hurt the launch, which would be Nintendo's most successful until the Switch debuted over a decade later. Nintendo's early marketing campaign for the console was highly effective, enticing many casual and first-time gamers with the innovative Wii Remote.

There is some debate among gamers as to how successful the Wii was in a historical context, however. While it certainly had one of the hottest starts of any console, Nintendo largely failed to capture the long-term attention of those newer and more casual gamers who jumped on the initial bandwagon. As the newness wore off, and as the PS3 and Xbox 360 debuted their own more advanced motion control systems, Wii sales sharply tapered off. The debut of the Kinect in 2010 was effectively the death blow for the system. Official production of and support for the Wii continued until 2013, but significant new releases for it had dried up by 2011.

Still, the powerful first few years were enough to make the Wii one of the best-selling consoles of all time, third behind the first two PlayStations, and fifth if you add in handheld systems (behind the Nintendo DS and Game Boy). There were worldwide shortages of the system from its launch in 2006 all the way into 2008, with players in the United States having a particularly tough time getting ahold of the system.

As was the pattern with a number of Nintendo's consoles and handhelds, the system was known more for amazing exclusive first-party releases than it was for third-party support. Nintendo's collection of games that made use of the Wii Remote (Sports, Fit, Play and Resort) were by far the console's biggest hits. The other top sellers for the system were mostly members of Nintendo's flagship franchises - the Super Mario Galaxy games, Mario Kart Wii, New Super Mario Bros., Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Mario Party 8 just to name a few. A handful of third-party titles did find success on the system, however: the biggest were The Michael Jackson Experience, Deca Sports, Epic Mickey, Monster Hunter Tri, Rayman Raving Rabbids and Red Steel. The ports of Guitar Hero III, Resident Evil 4 and Rock Band also did very well. And though it didn't rack up massive sales, Monolith's Xenoblade Chronicles gave RPG fans a very strong Nintendo-exclusive title to enjoy.

Of course, there's also the Virtual Console to consider. In total, Nintendo made over 400 retro titles available spanning not just their own back catalog, but the platforms of some of their biggest rivals as well. You could download games for Sega's Master System and Genesis, the Turbografx, the Commodore 64 and even select arcade titles.

Two variants of the Wii were released. Both of these were more compact and had a lower retail price than the original console, but sacrificed certain features. The Wii Family Edition added the ability to stand the system up horizontally at the cost of the Gamecube compatibility and controller port. The Wii Mini was an ultra-compact version that moved the disc loader to the top of the unit, but dumped the majority of the connectivity features in addition to Gamecube support.

The Wii U largely rendered the Wii obsolete, given that it had backward compatibility with the previous console's physical media and digital download titles. The Wii does have the distinction of being the last console capable of running Gamecube games natively, though with some hacking it is also possible to get them running on the Wii U.