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Old 10-04-2009, 06:20 PM
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Wife pulled the trigger on a Wii as a family Christmas present. We've been playing at the in-laws and have only played wii fit & sports packages.

Sure enough family and friends are going to ask what to get the kids for Christmas, so I figured it would be a good opportunity to stock up on some games.

What are some good games that I could throw out there as suggestions? Ian has played lego star wars on the PC, and LOVES it, so maybe that and/or Indiana Jones will be on the list. Besides, I dug it too!

Any other suggestions?

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Old 10-05-2009, 12:07 AM
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Mario cart, fun for all ages. For the younger kids, they have Pajama Sam and Freddie the Fish, pretty much identical to the pc versions. (good for 5-6 year olds)

Wii points - they have some classic games you can download right to the wii.
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lego indy
lego batman
definitely entertaining

mario kart a must

boom blox is kinda cool
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Old 10-05-2009, 04:41 AM
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Wii Resorts, is just ok....

We love Mario kart...And Mario Galaxy is pretty cool.
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Here's a good site to start
http://www.metacritic.com/games/wii/

A list of most games and their composite review scores.
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:59 PM
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awesome...thanks for the ideas, guys!!
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Mario cart and Galaxy are favs with my wify and kids but golf and hunting games are a nice put your brain on the shelf fun games..
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Okay, have ordered a wii with credit card points for Christmas. So I guess that comes with one controller, no nunchuk?

What do I need? Does it come with a battery charger? Second remote and nunchuk a must? Skins, do I need them?

All you wii fans, what are the must-have accessories?
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I've found these games to be quite fun for everyone in our house:
Mario cart
Mario Galaxy
Boom Blox
Super Smash Bros
De Blob
Excite Truck
Lego Stat Wars

The tomb raider games are fun for older kids(me) and so is Resident Evil 4.


Neo--you'll have to buy a nunchuck separate. At least one more remote and nunchuck for two player games.
It doesn't come with a charger. You can buy a charging dock for the remotes but I just use rechargable batteries, they were cheaper.
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Thanks Wolfman! Especially for the "older kids" games. He he he.
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