5 must-have Nintendo Wii launch games

“The five Wii launch games that everyone needs to own. Start saving those pennies,” Mike Jackson writes for ComputerAndVideoGames.com (CVG).

“With the launch of the Wii just two months away, hype for the innovative new console is reaching critical levels. Every gamer in their right mind should be putting down some serious cash, ready for the launch – unless, like us, you plan on blowing your November wage on it, then doing without food for a month. Who needs food when there are so many games to buy? But if you can’t afford them all, here are the five that you simply must buy,” Jackson writes.

Jackson’s list:
• Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
• Red Steel
• Call of Duty 3
• Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
• Wario Ware: Smooth Moves

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: Not Apple-related, but may be interesting to some MDN readers. We’re going to follow the story of Nintendo’s Wii for pretty obvious reasons.

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28 Comments

  1. Aaron, then you want the PS3. Both models of the PS3 will have Blue-ray and an HDMI port. Both will do HD movies. Blue-ray has much more content available for it so it makes it the more logical choice for those that love movies.

    Another alternative until HD players come down in price and movies are available on both formats is the Oppo 971H up-converting DVD player. It is the top rated DVD player even beating out ones the most expensive players and it only costs $200. I have one and on my HDTV movies look fantastic. Then you don’t have to worry about the movie that you want coming out on the format that you chose.

  2. Mike K
    The Sony PS3 WILL NOT,I repeat WILL NOT play blu-ray movies.. The Blu-Ray drive in the PS3 is cripled and will only play games..

    Where do you get this from???

    Also that article looks at everything from a negative view. It also makes some assumptions that are probably not based in reality.

    It also says things like it will cost you $99 – $129 for an HDMI cable. Maybe if you want one that says Sony on it but high quality HDMI cables can be had for less than $20.

  3. If you want to use this primarily as a Blu-ray player…think twice. If you take a look at Playstation 3’s website you’ll find a bit of scary news.

    Look at the “about” section, then question 10 “Can I still play my PS2 games, etc… on PS3?” In the fine print you will read “Blu-ray discs and other media may not operate properly on the PS3 system. This is primarily due to variations in the manufacturing process or encoding of the software”

    So you’re “cheap” answer to a Blu-ray player now might not even play your blu-ray movies.

  4. ALL YOU PS3 FANBOYZ BETTER BUY A WARRANTY WITH BESTBUY OR GAMESTOP WITH YOUR PS3. BECAUSE THE PS2 FIRST RUN PRODUCTION UNITS COULD NOT PLAY DVDS WELL AND HAD MULTIPLE DVD READER FAILURES.

    AND THE PS3 WILL BE IN THE SAME BOAT. ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING ITS A FIRST RUN BLU RAY DRIVE.

  5. I can’t believe he left the new Mario game off the list. That’s definitely the #1 must have for the Wii, as has been the case with every Nintendo console launch.

    What I don’t like about WarioWare is that the mini games are only three seconds long. That’s not long enough to really enjoy the fun of them. Personally I can’t wait for the Wii version of Mario Party. Those mini games are just right.

  6. Nintento Wii is available for pre-order in much of Europe, don’t know why US retailers aren’t offering the same.

    Nintendo and Apple have much in common, strive for QUALITY being one point I like a lot.

    @Jooop: New Mario game is not available at launch, but should be available before the holidays.

  7. The obvious reason to follow the story is the fact that Nintendo’s competitors are Microsoft and Sony, both of which are also Apple’s competitors. Remember, Sony tried to block iTunes in Japan and Australia because along with the iPod, it competes with their Walkman line and Connect music store (which is a direct ripoff of iTunes).

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