Wii games

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  1. Wimbo

    Wimbo Active Member

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    So we now own a Wii. We have Sports, Guitar Hero, and one other disc that has several small games on it. What are your game recommendations for:

    6 year old girl?
    39 year old man? :eek::
  2. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    We have Super Mario Galaxy which is very fun. Might be a bit hard for her to do on her own depending at her skill with video games, but you can play and she can help as a "star catcher."

    My son is 7 (almost 8) and he loves Lego Star Wars, Lego Indiana Jones, and Super Mario Sluggers (a baseball game) with challenge "unlocking" elements as well. Those are all games you can play together and are very family friendly.

    I got my daughter All Star Cheer Squad for Christmas and it works with the Wii Fit board, but she really hasn't played with it much yet (she's only 4).

    My personal favorite game is Tiger Woods Golf and my son and I have fun playing NCAA Football together.
  3. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    if you can find a used version of madden id get it. its pretty fun. Do the throwing motion to throw the ball, the up down with ur arms to break tackles, i believe they added if u do the stiff arm it does it not sure tho
  4. Ren

    Ren Well-Known Member

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    Not sure what's good for 6 year olds wii music maybe? but for 39 year old I'd suggest the Wii version of Resident Evil 4 it's good fun with the wiimote
  5. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    Zelda, Mario (Paper & Galaxy)....that's about all there is.
  6. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    I really buy more for what the family can enjoy together. Having said that:

    We Bought These and Have no Regrets:

    The Lego games mentioned above are great! My five year old loves them so much that we bought all of them. Two players for all levels so it is great to play together.

    Boom Blox - This can be somewhat addictive to adults and can play up to four players. There have been a few times where the adults have played this one after the kids have gone to bed. Steven Speilberg was the creator and the graphics are very kid friendly. It really utilizes the Wii remote.

    Mario Cart - You use the remote as a steering wheel and can actually play tournaments online. My five year old really liked that one a lot and you can play up to four players.

    Mario Galaxy - As mentioned above, a really fun game for kids. Not a two player game, so it isn't as enjoyable for the father/kid experience, but the graphics are good and it will keep you involved while the other player plays.

    Rayman Raving Rabbids games are really fun. Although it isn't a two player game, it is as much fun to watch play as it is to play, so it keeps the non-player(s) involved. They make you do some very crazy stuff on these games, but they are pretty kid friendly things. Good "shooter" games (Actually, you shoot rabbids with plungers or carrot juice, no bullets). Excellent game to max the Wii experience because it uses the remote in every way imaginable. Very silly stuff and I enjoyed playing it with my son.

    Super Mario Party 8 - This game really depends on your/your kid's tastes, because it is somewhat like a board game for the Wii. It plays up to four players, which means my wife and I can play with our son (our daughter isn't old enough to play yet). Good stuff if you like playing actual games with your kid.

    DeBlob: This one is very very kid friendly. You paint the town with this blob character after these evil creatures took all the color away. Stages are timed. Pretty entertaining game, but it is one player so it can get a touch boring for the non-player. Very good use of the Wii remote.

    Rent, don't buy:

    Shrek the third - Good kid game, but I was not increadibly entertained.

    Ratatouille - Pretty fun game for the kids, but some levels were a little hard for my son. Pretty entertaining for adults, but I would suggest renting as opposed to buying.

    Nicktoons Attack of the Toybots - My son is a big Nick/Spongebob fan, so this game was a pretty fun rent. Some levels were a little hard for him.

    As an aside: It seems that most movie based games are between okay and bad, so I would always suggest renting before you even think about buying.

    Playground: Good for the kids, boring for the "non-participant". This is one that my kid can play on his own, but it isn't very much fun to watch him play. You basically run around and do all sorts of playground activities (Paper airplane flying, RC racing, dodgeball, etc.). Good rent, but it is only one player. I wouldn't buy it.

    A few games to stay away from:

    Wall-E - WAAAAY to hard for a kid my son's age. Starts out pretty easy, but gets harder with each level. My son loved the movie, so he was really bummed about how hard it was.

    Igor - Boring. My kid got tired of it really quick

    Meet the Robinsons - Boring. My kid put it down quickly.

    Paper Mario - Just not something either my kid or I could get into. Somewhat of a good concept, but it just didn't really deliver.

    Mario Super Sluggers - Very good game for an older kid, excellent use of the remote. But, this one was a little over my five year old's head because of all the different aspects you have to control (different types of pitches, different swings, etc (and he is ridiculously good at the Wii for his age). It left him a little disengaged. Probably a better game when they get a few years older.

    Balloon Pop: Somewhat like a tetris game, a little hard for my five year old and he was disengaged after about ten minutes. I found it pretty boring myself.
  7. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    I am not a gamer, but I do like the bowling game in Wii Sports. It frustrates me because I constantly have to pick up splits, but it's fun either way.
  8. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    I'll second Mario Cart... I forgot about that one initially, but we've all gotten a lot of use out of that one at our house.

    My son also has Paper Mario and it's interesting... you constantly have to switch from 2-D to 3-D with it, and it might be a little complicated for younger players.
  9. Duane

    Duane Well-Known Member

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    Paper Mario on the N64 is one of the best games I've ever played. It might not be great for younger players though, like DW mentioned.
  10. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    You hit it on the head. The switching left my son somewhat out of the whole thing and, since I really only play the Wii with him (okay maybe not :)) I just couldn't get enough interest in it to play it on my own.
  11. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    I third Mario Kart. IMO, it's the best game for Wii.

    You can use the regular control for a steering wheel but it is a lot easier if you buy a steering wheel for it. They are only like $10 a piece.
  12. Route 66

    Route 66 Well-Known Member

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    Super Smash Bros Brawl
    Mario Galaxy
    Boom Blox
  13. Romo2Dez4six

    Romo2Dez4six Touchdown!!!!

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    get Animal Crossing for the kid and for you if you like it.:)

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