5.) WarioWare: Smooth Moves
The Wii became something of the go-to party game system. Like previous games, Smooth Moves is full of five-second “microgames,” which test your dexterity and reflexes — but since this a Wii party game, you also look like kind of a dingus while playing.Smooth Moves is one of the best examples of how to use the Wii for a fun multiplayer experience, while still recognizing the limitations of the controller.
4.) DeBlob 2
Centered on a world being drained of its hue by The Man, de Blob 2 gives you the pleasurable task of bringing color back to the masses. As you progress in each level, the music adds new layers and instruments, giving it a really nice sense of momentum. It’s kind of like Katamari Damacy meets Super Mario Sunshine.
3.) Mario Kart Wii
Mario Kart Wii is a strong entry in the series, and finally took the kart racer online on a home console. The addition of bikes and tricks kept the game fresh, adding new gameplay mechanics to a series that is built largely on staying the same. And while the game did feel like it was aimed at a more casual crowd, this was still a Mario Kart game at heart.
2.) New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Wonderfully blended together the nostalgic feeling of classic Mario with four-player cooperative play, creating an experience that had children laughing and adults grinning from ear to ear. Though the level design isn’t the best in the series and things can get hectic with four people onscreen at the same time, the overall experience is fantastic, providing some worthwhile fun for groups and solo players alike. Just make sure to share the mushrooms.
1. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Creating Super Smash Bros. Brawl nintendo settled for piling on loads of new content, from new items to new characters. The entire game is an insanely robust love letter to not just Nintendo’s history, but video game history in general. The inclusion of new characters really made the game feel different from Super Smash Bros. Melee. Making for one of the most enjoyable experiences on the Wii.