Greetings. I'm interested in picking up the Nintendo Wii, once a wireless sensor bar is released (one that does not introduce its own latency). Before that, I thought I'd iron out some info about how the online services function.
I know you can download a few classic games onto the Wii. I am coming from the land of the Xbox 360, where things like online multiplayer, charts, contacts, achievments, etc. are standard fare. I would miss such functions if they were not present. It really seems to me that a company would have to be braindead not to rip off the 360's innovations.
So I guess my questions are:
1) If I were to download, say, The Legend of Zelda, would the Wii have an online component to this game that kept track of how far I've progressed / what secrets I've discovered in the game, at least? Maybe even an achievment list?
2) If I were to download, say, Mario Bros., which is one of the most fun multiplayer games ever made... Would I be able to play against other people who also downloaded this game?
Again, these really seem like no-brainer functions, especially when it's already been done to great effect on a preexisting console, but I won't really know if the Wii offers such things until I've asked. One of the most important legitimizing factors to any of these classic games - the ONLY factor, really, that might entice one to pay five bucks for a game they've probably been emulating for years - is the interactivity made possible by online functions.