With the advent of online gaming, I know getting together with friends and family around a television and a video game console isn’t as popular as it used to be. But there’s still nothing quite like interacting with video games and playing together or against friends to see who’s the best. Here’s a list with five party games that are exclusive to the Nintendo Wii.
5. Mario Party 9
Mario Party’s not for everybody and I say that because the logic of the game can be a little ludicrous at times (the game tends to punish whoever’s ahead,) therefore, the game’s more about luck than skill and that can be annoying. Nevertheless, the colorful visuals, the charming Nintendo characters, the minigame variety and the lighthearted nature of the game makes it appropriate for people of all ages and if you want more interactivity out of a board game, Mario Party offers that and more.
Mario Kart Wii isn’t the best game in the series, but the racing game has so many new features that it’s hard not to keep playing. There are motion controls, dozens of tracks to choose from, you can play with bikes for the first time in the series and you have access to some new items. Mario Kart Wii is still accessible and simple for newcomers, but the game offers enough new elements to keep veterans entertained as well.
3. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Brawl has never been extremely popular in the fighting game scene, but if you’re willing to play the game casually, you’ll find variety and depth. This is a dynamic fighting game with several Nintendo and non-Nintendo characters and a slew of both single-player and multiplayer modes to keep you entertaining for weeks and weeks. It can be too chaotic and erratic at times, but Brawl is still a fantastic game you can play with pretty much everyone.
2. Wii Sports Resort
Resort improves upon the concept of its predecessor in pretty much every way. The game compiles twelve minigames and some of those are enhanced versions of the minigames from the original Wii Sports. The game was designed to take advantage of the console’s motion sensing capabilities as well as the Nunchuck attachment, but the new feature this time around is the possibility of using Wii Motion plus for extra accuracy. Better graphics, better controls, more minigames, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better party game on the Wii than Wii Sports Resort.
1. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
When you’re playing New Super Mario Bros Wii with four people, the game can be extremely challenging and chaotic, but if you communicate and cooperate, this is also a rewarding experience. Like its Nintendo DS predecessor, this version of New Super Mario Bros. Offers a traditional sidescrolling platformer experience that feels fresh and new thanks to features like the Super Guide, several power-ups, 80 levels.