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Submitted by Phil32 1068d ago | opinion piece

20 Cheap Wii Games to Play On Your Wii U For $20 or Less

SuperPhillip Central writes, "Currently, Wii U owners don't have a lot to play as of right now. However, the Wii U does feature something that makes it still worthy to own for those who missed out on the awesome Wii back catalog of games. A common criticism among those who are ignorant is that the Wii has few games worth playing. This assumption is most definitely false, as evident by our list of fifty of the best Wii games. That said, while you wait for some titles to finally launch on the Wii U, why not use the system's backwards compatibility to play some Wii titles that you may have missed out on? Better yet, how about you check out this list of twenty Wii games that are available for $20 or less? We could all use some financial assistance, especially in this economy, so why not be a bit frugal in our purchases? That is exactly what this list is for. If you missed out on the Wii for any reason, and you are looking for something to play on your Wii U, this list is for you!" (Excitebots: Trick Racing, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers, MadWorld, Monster Hunter Tri, Red Steel 2, Resident Evil 4, Sonic Colors, Super Mario Galaxy, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Wii, Wii U)

PopRocks359  +   1068d ago
Not to excuse the software drought the Wii U has been in for the past couple of months, but backwards compatibility is indeed good for something in this regard.

Monster Hunter Tri really shouldn't be on this list. 3 Ultimate comes out THIS month. Unless of course you just want a cheap Monster Hunter game; in which case, knock yourself out.

Kinda saddened that Muramasas: The Demon Blade was not listed. That one was pretty cheap when I nabbed it off of Amazon around half a year ago.
darthv72  +   1068d ago
i understand the reason for this article
but really, the games dont have to be cheap to be fun to play on the wii-u. Metroid prime trilogy, yeah that one is pricy but it is still fun to play.

I'd say just about any game that was fun to play on the wii would be equally fun to play on the wii-u. I unhooked the wii when the wii-u was purchased. i like that the wii-u and my tv display wii games in 720p even though the games arent native.

The hdmi makes wii games look better and crisper than component on the wii. Some of the more recent wii games i got for cheap were:

kirby epic yarn, tatsunoko vs capcom, samurai shodown anthology, king of fighters orochi saga, the conduit....all of which i paid no more than $20 ea (kirby was $10).
Phil32  +   1068d ago
Oh, yes, of course. This article wasn't meant to be saying that a game must be cheap to be fun. Sorry if that message was somehow presented to you or anyone else.
DarkBlood  +   1068d ago
agreed its best to get them wii games *like how im doing now* becuase give it a few more years it may be come nonexistent in regular stores.

but perhaps not with the wiiu being backwards compatible n all
neogeo  +   1068d ago
Wii was the ps2 of net gen. Lots of shovelware but also some great gems
ISNeko  +   1068d ago
Its funny that people bitch and moan about backwards compatibility, when in this case the players could fill the Wii U "drought" with Wii games we all know were overlooked by most.
mydyingparadiselost  +   1068d ago
Just picked up Trauma Center Second Opinion for 5 bucks. Do yourself a favor and get a copy NOW. :]
TheDivine  +   1067d ago
Well might not be all under 20 but I'd recommend

The Last Story (30 brand new)
Xenoblade ( get lucky at random GameStop 50)
New Donkey Kong Country
Pikmin 1 & 2
Okami
Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn (50ish but worth every penny)
Pandoras Tower (new for 40 launching in April)
Metroid Prime Trilogy ( pretty rare these days unforunately)
Zelda Twighlight Princess (20 or less)
Zelda Skyward Sword (20 new at best buy)
Mario Galaxy 1 & 2 (cheap)
MH Tri (under 20)
Fragile Dreams (under 20)
Arc Rise Fantasia (30)
Tales of Symphonia DotNW (20ish)
Sin and Punishment (10 or less)
Metroid Other M 10ish and one of my fav wii games ever, really underrated)
Exc exc

Truth be told wii had one of the best library's of the 3 consoles last gen. It just didnt have multiplats but what's wrong with nearly all exclusives? Lots to love. I'm still playing GameCube games to this day. Matter of fact I just bought a few new ones. Nin has never disappointed me in the games department and I'm sure the WiiU will be no different.
Tei777  +   1067d ago
It would help if Nintendo made wii games digitally downloadable like sony did with the psp for the Vita launch. But knowing them we'd probably reach the end of the decade before that feature is available -_-

*continues search for a cheap Xenoblade copy*
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fsfsxii  +   1067d ago
I bought my Wii 2 months ago and i'm really liking it.
So far, Metroid Other M is my favorite of the system, really a great game

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