Submitted by Theyellowflash30 1036d ago | opinion piece

Xbox 360 & PS3 Owners who Skipped the Wii, Should pick up These Wii Games on Their Wii U's

By Furious Francis, editor-in-chief

The Wii U is out in the US, Australia, Europe, the UK, and is hitting Japan this week. Many Wii U owners might have skipped the Wii generation in lieu of the Xbox 360 and PS3 due to the lack of HD visuals, friends codes, and bad online infrastructure. Thankfully, Nintendo has fixed all the defiencency’s the Wii had while including fully functional Wii into the Wii U. If you didn’t play some of the Wii’s best games, booting those games up on your Wii U is easy, and up-scales the games to 1080p via HDMI. Check out the list of must play Wii games, for your brand new Wii U. (Donkey Kong Country Returns, Muramasa: The Demon Blade, Nintendo, PS3, Punch Out!! Wii, Red Steel 2, Suoer Mario Galaxy 2, The Last Story, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xenoblade)

Qrphe  +   1036d ago
"- Wii games need to be played with either Wiimotes or a Wii classic controller. You cannot use your Wii U gamepad or Wii U Pro Controller to play Wii games on your Wii U. "

I wish there was a way

Theyellowflash30  +   1036d ago
Yeah, me too. I think Nintendo just ran out of time. Hopefully there is a patch to fix the issue.
ChickeyCantor  +   1036d ago
They don't see it as an issue. And there is little to no chance that they will do it.
PopRocks359  +   1036d ago
I think they may patch it. People asked them about things like that and they said that they are "working to change that."

Fingers crossed!
Kennytaur  +   1036d ago
The gamepad has all of the classic controllers input, so that should be fine. But as for Wiimotes required games, I don't see that working. Just buy a Wiimote with nunchuck and have fun.
quantae06  +   1036d ago
I doubt it. Most Wii games can't go from motion controls to standard anyways. But the ones that support classic controllers could do it. But I doubt Nintendo patches the Gamepad or Pro controller to work with Wii games in some kind of way. Either way I can't wait to get a Wii U.
PopRocks359  +   1035d ago
I would hope for any game that uses the classic controller as well as Virtual Console games to use the Gamepad and the Pro controller. May or may not happen, there is no confirmation on it, but I remain hopeful.
stragomccloud  +   1035d ago
The wii remote thing is fine, because of the dependency of some games on motion.... however, I really wish that classis controller/gamecube controller supported games could support the gamepad and the Wii U pro controller.
Venox2008  +   1034d ago
Wiimote dowsn't cost to much these days, so... :)
TheLyonKing  +   1036d ago
Everyone who is a fan of japanese style video games really do need to check last story out.
Theyellowflash30  +   1036d ago
Yeah, I love the game. There is so much style and nuance to the battle system. I hope Mistwalker can create a sequel to the game on the Wii U.
Kennytaur  +   1036d ago
I will. :-)
Benjamminkno  +   1036d ago
Unfortunately for Nintendo, most of these games are not taken seriously. You really do have to "fish-out" the monster library of boring Wii games. Fortunately, Wii U has brought a second chance to the stellar games that do stand out.

But enough about that, where's the new stuff?!?
Give me more innovation!!
They need FF, GTA, Dead Space, RE, Crysis, ME, Borderlands...

No FanS Land  +   1036d ago
well that's an oxymoron, third party and innovation? Dream on.
Kurt Russell  +   1035d ago
You beat me to the punch.
Innovation = same games as other consoles :P
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Donnywho  +   1036d ago
I'm a Ps3, 360 and Wii owner who is looking at the Wii U like it's an alien that wants to have sex with me. I seriously have no idea what to think about this thing. Do I want it? Do I want to run from it?
FinalomegaS  +   1036d ago
i think i know he answer to your most important question there...

pull your pants down and have sex with it.

there-was-it-good-for-you-too ?

I just finish the transfer files from wii to wiiu yesterday and I can finally say the wii is good for one thing now... play Fire Emblem for gamecube.

Super Contra3 and other SNES VC games, I haven't tested them out yet on the wiiu.

I think deep down you want it... go for it~
neogeo  +   1035d ago
ok pants off, but what if its slimy? I can put it in a slimy Alien, but what if it's cold inside? What if it's smelly? Would my mom approve?
Would I get a STD? Or is the Alien going to make me man prego and make me produce a chest popping monster?
n4f  +   1035d ago
just put it in the disk slot its the best part
Donnywho  +   1034d ago
LOL at all of this but yea, I do think I want one.
shempo  +   1036d ago
ni no kuni
tales of xillia
ffv13 are coming on ps3 so nope i dont care for a wii or a wii HD
chadboban  +   1036d ago
Well I've got a PS3 and a Wii, so I get to enjoy all the upcoming games you mentioned here plus the ones in the article.

Seriously though, if you're a JRPG fan, I recommend at least trying Xenoblade or The Last Story. They're great games.
Booyah  +   1036d ago
I so want to try them, but I'm freaking broke
Kennytaur  +   1036d ago
Hey, me too! The Wii is a perfect second console to the PS3.
Qrphe  +   1035d ago
Have a bubble only cuz I'm happy to see Phoenix no Ikki.
FinalomegaS  +   1036d ago
excuse me, new to the site? Welcome...

Just so you know, there are some great JRPGs on the wii and the wiiu sorta upscale the graphics.
sandman224  +   1036d ago
Blah blah blah. Buy new games on your wii u. There's no need to play old games unless your life is that miserable that you have nothing better to do. There are already plenty of good wii u games. Wii games belong in the grave R.I.P.
TheTimeDoctor  +   1036d ago
I'll wait for the Wii Z
madjedi  +   1036d ago
So gamers that skipped the wii with it's library of 5 yrs worth of games are going to run out and buy a wii u, with it's handful of launch titles several of which are old ports.

Just to play upscaled wii games, i know nintendo fans consider anyone who dares mention good graphics/doesn't mindlessly scream it's all about the gameplay not a true gamer/graphics whore ect.

But if they didn't bite on the inexpensive wii the later part of this gen, why would they spend $400 for hd wii games. Either they don't like nintendo games or do not the financial freedom to pay $400 on a new console, or don't see enough value in it.
DarkHeroZX  +   1036d ago
mid range gaming PC + Dolphin emulator= Huge Wii and Gamecube back catalog.
GraveLord  +   1036d ago
LOL? Like any PS3 or 360 owners would actually get a Wii U.....let alone a Wii game for it...
Theyellowflash30  +   1036d ago
I personally know 8 people who did, thats why I made the article. Not everybody is a 1 bubble fanboy like you.

I own a PS3 and 360 and bought a Wii U was well. Go troll somewhere else.
quantae06  +   1036d ago
I own a 360 and a PS3, and I don't own a Wii. I'm buying a Wii U next month if I get the money needed.
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Thepcz  +   1035d ago
wii is the greatest console i ever had
and yes, i have had basically all the consoles since the NES.

But the wii had amazing games, and also was unique in the way you play.

wii + xenoblade = epicness of biblical proportions.

the type of epic not seen since ocarina of time.

that game alone makes wii the best console ever. its sublime.

plus on wii, you can play gamecube games and play practically every nintendo classic ever made via the virtual console.

it doesn't get much better.

it has a catalog of brilliant games.

but im holding out on wiiu. for several reasons.

1- i cant afford it :l well, i can, but there are more important things i could blow £300 on.

2- there are no games out that would justify me blowing £300 on the thing, even if i did want to part with the cash.

3- i have a few games i still haven't completed and a few i havent even started. so buying a new console with new games is just silly.
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animegamingnerd  +   1035d ago
they should in fact i enjoyed the last story and xneoblade more then any other microsoft or sony exclusive in the last couple years
humbleopinion  +   1035d ago
But why would Xbox 360 and PS3 owners who skipped the Wii buy a WiiU in the first place? It currently doesn't offer any proper new experiences, most of the multiplats actually perform worse, and the narrow selection of current exclusives wouldn't matter in the first place: if someone wanted a Nintendo console for Nintendo games, they would have picked up the original Wii already (and for a much cheaper price).
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taquito  +   1035d ago
this is the only way to play wii games, ever!


on pc, where mediocre looking games can be made to look amazing
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animegamingnerd  +   1035d ago
WTF you pretty much just pirate the game
Omnislash  +   1035d ago
I really want to play The Last story. It may very well be the closest thing to a Final Fantasy game this gen...

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