Wii hates the fire

2007-06-30

So my new Wii is awesome. The worst thing about it is that there is no strain relief on the cable going into the “sensor bar”. As worst things go that seems like a pretty good one to me.

Today we discovered that playing the Wii is not compatible with having a real fire. Not that it melts or anything, but the pointing mechanism goes haywire sometimes. I guess that’s because the fire is a big flickery IR emitter.

So what games should I be playing? Wii Play and Wii Sports I have, Zelda is on order, and Resident Evil 4 will be ordered when it comes back in stock (!). Much as I thoroughly enjoyed Resident Evil 4 on a friend’s GameCube I’m a bit disappointed that one of the Wii games that I’m looking forward to is a game I’ve already played. There doesn’t seem to much else to look forward to yet.

Download games are also up for recommendations if anyone has tried any. Since my N64 Majora’s Mask was robbed, it’s tempting to download it for the Wii. But then, it’s also tempting to buy the GameCube version.

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10 Responses to “Wii hates the fire”

  1. Paul Says:

    Majora’s Mask isn’t available for download (did you mean Ocarina of Time?) My favourite two games on the VC so far have been Punch Out (NES) and Gunstar Heroes (Megadrive). I’d particularly recommend the latter.

  2. drj11 Says:

    Oops, I must’ve got confused about which Zelda games were available for download. I’ve played Ocarina plenty of times already and still have the cart’. Gunstar Heroes sounds like my sort of thing, thanks!

  3. neilbowers Says:

    So far I couldn’t really recommend Bust-a-Move. The controller works quite well, but it’s not really feeling like it was worth the money. I’ve only got one controller at the moment though – maybe it will be more fun in two-player mode.

    Two friends at work have recommended wario ware – I’m going to borrow it, along with Zelda and Monkey Ball, will let you know what I think.

  4. glorkspangle Says:

    On virtual console, Joe’s enjoyed Super Mario World, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Mario Kart 64.
    It’s true, there’s a games shortage at the moment. Everyone’s waiting for Galaxy and Brawl.

  5. drj11 Says:

    Last night I thought of an inherit advantage the VC games have that the disc games don’t: You don’t have to get up off your seat to play a VC game. :)

  6. Gareth Rees Says:

    My Majora’s Mask wasn’t stolen (the thief scorned my Nintendo 64 and PS1 games and just took my GameCube and PS2 titles). So you’re welcome to borrow it.

    Wii games: I enjoyed Twilight Princess a lot (not as good as Ocarina of Time or Majora’s Mask, more at the level of Wind Waker). Wario Ware: Smooth Moves was a bit disappointing, not as goods as Touched. Super Monkey Bal: Banana Blitz is a poor incarnation. It’s got jumping, and bosses, and looks like it’s trying to be just another platformer. Korororinpa is nice but doesn’t last long. I had ten minutes of fun in Excite Truck which is more than usual for a driving game.

    I’m waiting for Super Paper Mario.

  7. drj11 Says:

    Gareth: Thanks for the offer to lend me Majora’s Mask. In fact I’ve finished the game (well, actually I finished the bits I hadn’t done on someone else’s save. I was very very near the end), so the only reason I really want it is to satisfy that mantelpiece urge.

    Thanks for the potted reviews. Resi 4 arrived yesterday, and Zelda: TP today.

  8. drj11 Says:

    Is Super Paper Mario a remake of the GameCube Paper Mario which was itself a remake of the N64 Paper Mario?

  9. Gareth Rees Says:

    I don’t think The Thousand-Year Door was a remake of Paper Mario, more of a sequel. (I haven’t played the latter but I did enjoy the former. Both are by Intelligent Systems (the studio that made Advance Wars and Fire Emblem). Super Paper Mario is supposed to be more of a platformer and a bit less of an RPG than the previous games.

    What I liked about Thousand-Year Door was the way it supplemented the standard RPG turn-based combat (select your attack or item, then wait while the enemy selects his) with little microgames (press the right button at the right time during your attack to get a bonus). Normally I get really bored with RPGs because I don’t feel like I’m doing anything but the Mario RPG gameplay kept my attention for the whole game.

  10. drj11 Says:

    Intelligent Systems also did Tetris Attack. Clearly they can Do No Wrong.

    RIT also enthused about The Thousand-Year Door, I should probably check it out. Thanks for setting me straight on the different Paper Marios.


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