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Nintendo Wii Breakdown--The Answer for Nintendo Newbies!

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  1. Kunu

    Kunu WiiChat Member

    Sep 11, 2006
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    The Nintendo Wii Breakdown


    Part I: What's the Wii?

    The Nintendo Wii is Nintendo's brand new next-generation console. You may be wondering what is so good about this console; your answer will be pouring into your mind into a few moments. But once you read this, don't get your hopes up; not many of us have actually experienced the Wii itself.

    The Wii, once, was codenamed the "Revolution." It was named this because Nintendo believed that this console will revolutionize the very ways of gaming; so do I, and many others.

    Part II: The Controller


    The Wii Controller, or the Wii-Mote is one of the many things that sparkled the console. This controller is not like an ordinary Xbox/360 controller, or a PS2 controller; it's motion-sensitive.

    Don't get my drift? Let's take an example: Let's say you're playing Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for the very first time. You start out, sword 'n all. What do you do to swing your sword at an enemy? Press the B button? A? Nope.

    Swing! Swing your arm like you're holding the sword itself(but with the Wii-Mote, rather) in front of the T.V.(scroll down for further details) and Link will swing the sword, too!

    Now, let's say you playing Wii Sports(scroll down for bundling info) and you're playing tennis. You're holding a racket; what do you do?

    Swing! Swing the 'Mote, and boom, you just did a forehand!

    What 'bout FPS'es?

    Precise aiming. Aim, press A, and boom. It makes the experience more virtual.

    Part III: Hardware


    PowerPC CPU (code-named “Broadway”), made with a 90nm SOI CMOS process, jointly developed with and manufactured by IBM; GPU developed with ATI


    A single self-loading media bay plays single- or double-layered 12-cm optical discs for the Wii console, as well as 8-cm Nintendo GameCube discs.

    Backward Compatibility:

    The Wii is backward-compatible to all Nintendo GameCube games and includes four ports for controllers and two slots for memory cards.


    The Wii console communicates wirelessly with the Internet via IEEE 802.11 or a USB 2.0 LAN adaptor. Wii also can connect wirelessly with Nintendo DS.


    About 8.5 inches long, 6 inches wide and less than 2 inches thick (roughly the size of 3 DVD cases stacked on top of each other)


    Featuring a compact design that makes it a natural addition to any television setup, the Wii console is white in color and can be displayed either vertically or horizontally


    Input: four Wii Remote controllers can communicate with Wii, which features a bay for an SD memory card

    Output: an AV Multi-output port for component, composite or S-video

    WiiConnect 24:

    The Wii console can communicate with the Internet even when the power is turned off. The WiiConnect24 service delivers a new surprise or game update, even if the system is idle. Users can connect wirelessly using IEEE 802.11 or a USB 2.0 LAN adaptor.

    Taken from Nintendo Wii's site.


    Part IV: Wii Channels!

    Another thing that boosts up the uniqueness. Wii Channels; they are an outside-gaming experience.

    The Mii's:

    Fun 3-D caricatured portraits of users, or Miis, created in this channel can be used on characters across a variety of Wii software. In addition to storing Miis on the Wii, several Miis can be stored in a user’s Wii Remote and taken to a friend’s house to play on another Wii console. Each member of the family can have his or her Wii Remote personalized with their own Mii.

    Photh Channel:

    This channel allows users to retrieve digital pictures from an SD memory card inserted into the Wii console and display them on their television screen. Users also can manipulate the photos in a variety of fun and creative ways, such as zooming into details or creating mosaics, puzzles or slide shows. Users can even add an MP3 tune from their SD memory card to their slide shows. It provides a fun and easy outlet for people to edit and show off their digital pictures.

    Forecast Channel:

    Users can access free local weather forecasts after turning on the Wii console. When connected to the Internet, the WiiConnect24 service automatically updates local weather information.

    News Channel:

    Users can access the most up-to-date breaking news from around the world, organized into a variety of topical categories. When connected to the Internet, the WiiConnect24 service automatically updates this free channel.

    Wii Shop Channel:

    This is where users go to download video game content, including classic video games originally played on the NES, SNES, N64, Sega Genesis and NEC TurboGrafx platforms. Here the users may buy Wii Points with a credit card or redeem a Wii Points Card purchased at retail to add points to their account, then redeem points to download these Virtual Console games. Users also can use points to download the Opera browser used in the Internet Channel.

    Virtual Console Channel:

    After users download Virtual Console games from the Wii Shop Channel, each game will appear in the Wii Channel Menu as its own Virtual Console Channel. To play the game, users simply select the game's channel.

    Internet Channel:

    This channel dramatically changes the relationship between a user's home, the television and the Internet. Users download the Opera browser with Wii Points. Then they can surf the Internet right from the comfort of their couch. They can do quick research while watching a television program ("What was that actor's name again?"), or book travel plans and shop during commercials. The service is compatible with Macromedia Flash and also runs AJAX software.

    Wii Message Board:

    Forget hand-scrawled notes tacked to the refrigerator door. Users can leave messages for other family members on a calendar-based message board. They also can use WiiConnect24 to send messages to people outside the home as well. Even better, people can trade photos and text messages with cell phone users. The service also allows for incoming messages targeted at software, such as a new map or weapon for a game. Games can constantly be updated, thereby extending their playability.

    Disc Channel:

    This channel allows users to play either Wii game discs or any of the entire library of Nintendo GameCube discs.

    Taken from Nintendo Wii's website.

    Part V: Games, Games, Games!

    Taken from Wikipedia.

    100 Bullets — IGN (O) (?)

    Alive - International Herald Tribune (O) (?)
    Animal Crossing (Wii) — IGN (N)
    The Ant Bully — Midway (O)
    Untitled AQ Interactive 3D Shooting Game - IGN
    Untitled AQ Interactive game based on a major comic license — IGN
    Unspecified Artdink Project(s) — AdvancedMN
    Untitled ASNETWORKS Action Game - IGN
    Untitled ASNETWORKS Fishing Game - IGN
    Untitled ASNETWORKS Shooting Game - IGN
    Avatar: The Last Airbender — THQ (O)

    Untitled Banpresto Action Game - IGN
    Unspecified Barking Lizards Technologies projects — Codename Revolution
    Barnyard — GameSpot
    Battalion Wars 2 — Club Skill (N)
    Beijing 2008 Olympic Games — TeamXbox (O) (?)
    Big Brain Academy Wii - Aussie-Nintendo.com
    Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII — Ubisoft (O) (L)
    Bleach Wii: Shiraha Kirameku Rinbukyoku — Go Nintendo
    Blitz: The League — Midway (O)
    Bob Ross: The Joy of Painting — Planet GameCube(O)
    Bomberman Land — GameSpot
    Boxing Action — GameSpot
    Broken Saints — Cubed3 (?)
    Bust-a-Move Revolution — Majesco

    Call of Duty 3 — IGN (O) (L)
    Untitled Camelot RPG — IGN
    Cars — IGN (O)
    Unspecified Cellien Studios project(s) — The Wiire
    Cooking Mama: Cooking with International Friends — GameSpot
    Unspecified Coresoft project(s) — Codename Revolution
    Unspecified Crave Entertainment projects — Codename Revolution
    Crayon Shin-chan: Saikyou Kazoku Kasukabe King Ui - Codename Revolution
    Crossword - IGN

    Dance Factory — Games Asylum (O)
    Untitled D3 Publisher Action Game - IGN
    Darkness — Crossbeam Studios Entertainment
    Unspecified Day 1 Studios project(s) - The Wiire
    Devil Kings - IGN (O)
    Digimon Wii — GameSpot
    Disaster: Day of Crisis — Pro-G (N)
    Disney's Chicken Little: Ace in Action — Buena Vista Games (O)
    Disney's Meet The Robinsons — Buena Vista Games (O)
    DK Bongo Blast - The Wiire
    The Dog Island - The Wiire
    Donkey Kong Wii — IGN (N)
    Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 — Planet GameCube (O)
    Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors — IGN
    Dreamers — Worth Playing

    Unspecified Eidos Projects — GameSpot
    Elebits — IGN (L)
    Unspecified Emerging Entertainment violence-free title — Emerging Entertainment (O)
    Ennichi no Tatsujin (Master of Festivals) - The Wiire
    Untitled Epoch Action Game - GameSpot
    Excite Truck — Cubed3 (N)(L)
    Eyeshield 21 - IGN (N)

    Far Cry: Vengeance — Ubisoft (L)
    FIFA 07 — IGN(cancelled[citation needed])
    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers — IGN
    Fire Emblem: Goddess of Dawn — GameSpot
    Final Furlong — N-Sider
    Fishing Master - The Wiire
    Forever Blue - Eurogamer (N)
    Untitled From Software action game — GameSpot
    Untitled From Software Action RPG - IGN
    Unspecified From Yellow to Orange studio project — Gamasutra
    Furi Furi - The Wiire

    Unspecified Game Factory project — GameSpot
    Untitled Gearbox Software project(s) — GamerCC
    Unspecified Genki game — GameSpot
    The Godfather: The Game — EA (O)
    Untitled Godzilla project — The Wiire
    Gottlieb Pinball Classics — Games Asylum
    Unspecified Grand Prix Games project — Codename Revolution
    The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy — Go Nintendo (?)
    GT Pro Series — Ubisoft (L)
    Guitar Hero - Gamesindustry.biz (?)

    Happy Feet — Midway.com (O)
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix — EA
    Harvest Moon (Wii) — GameSpot
    Unspecified Helixe project(s) - Codename Revolution
    Healing Type - The Wiire
    Heroes — GameSpot
    Heroes Over Europe - Screen Play (O)
    Untitled Hideo Kojima Project — Aussie-Nintendo.com
    Unspecified High Voltage projects — Gamasutra
    Horse Racing Action - IGN

    Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Video Game — GameSpot (O)
    Untitled Interchannel Sword Fighting Action Game - IGN

    Unspecified Jaleco title — GameSpot
    JAWA — GameSpot
    Jigsaw Puzzle - IGN

    Kiduo Senshi Gundam - IGN
    Kirby - IGN
    Untitled Koei RPG - IGN
    Untitled Konami Action Adventure game 1 - IGN
    Untitled Konami Action Adventure game 2 - IGN
    Untitled Konami baseball game - IGN
    Untitled Konami music simulation game - IGN
    Untitled Konami RPG game - IGN
    Untitled Konami soccer game — GameSpot
    Kororinpa - The Wiire
    Killing Day — IGN (O) (?)
    Untitled Krome Studios Project(s) — Aussie-Nintendo

    Leaderboard — Games Asylum
    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess — IGN (N) (L)
    Let's Go By Train (Densha de Go!) — GameSpot
    Lost: The Video Game — IGN (?)
    Unspecified LucasArts project(s) — IGN

    Machi Kuru Domino — IGN
    Madagascar 2 — IGN (O)
    Madden NFL 07 — GameSpot (L)
    Mahjong Wii - IGN
    Untitled Majesco title — Majesco
    Untitled Mana MMO — GoNintendo (?)
    Mario Kart Wii — The Wiire (?)
    Mario Party 8 - IGN
    Mario Strikers Charged — Club Skill (N)
    Marionette — IGN (?)
    Marvel: Ultimate Alliance — Activision (O) (L)
    Untitled Marvelous Interactive original simulation title — GameSpot
    Medal of Honor: Airborne — GameSpot (O)
    Mercury Type R — Go Nintendo
    Metal Slug Anthology — IGN (L)
    Metroid Prime 3: Corruption — Joystiq (N)
    Untitled Milestone Inc. action Game — GameSpot
    Untitled Milestone Inc. Vertical Shooter — GameSpot
    Mobile Suit Gundam — GameSpot (?)
    Monster 4x4 World Circuit — Ubisoft (O) (L)
    Untitled Monolith Soft RPG - IGN (N) (?)
    Mortal Kombat: Armageddon — GamesRadar (O)
    Mr. D Goes to Town — GameSpot

    NASCAR 07 — IGN (O) (?)
    NBA Live 07 — GoNintendo (O) (?)
    NCAA Football 07 — IGN (O) (?)
    Untitled Neko Entertainment Project — Codename Revolution
    Necro-Nesia — GameSpot
    Need for Speed: Carbon — IGN (O)
    Noumiso Konekone Puzzle Takoron - IGN
    Untitled n-Space game — GameSpot

    Untitled oeFun project — Just Pause
    One Piece: Unlimited Adventure — IGN
    Open Season — Ubisoft (L)
    Orb — Crossbeam Studios Entertainment

    Pac-Man Carnival - IGN
    Pachindaa - IGN
    Unspecified Papaya Studio project(s) — Codename Revolution
    Pokémon Battle Revolution — IGN (N)
    Prince of Persia Wii — IGN
    Princess Company - IGN
    Project H.A.M.M.E.R. — Gaming Age (N)
    Unspecified Pronto Games project(s) - Codename Revolution

    Unspecified Radical Entertainment project(s) — MaxHire
    Raid over the River Wii — IGN
    Rampage: Total Destruction — Advanced Media Network (O)
    Ranch Story — GameSpot
    Rapala Trophies - GoNintendo
    Rayman Raving Rabbids — GamingAge (L)
    Ready to Rumble 3 — Nwiizone (?)
    Red Steel — Game Informer (L)
    Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles — GameSpot
    Unspecified Red Tribe Project — Vooks.Net
    River King - IGN

    Sadness — GameSpot
    San-X All-Star Wii — GameSpot
    Unspecified Sega Gun Shooting Game - IGN
    Samurai Warriors Wave — Gamasutra
    SD Gundam G Breaker — GameSpot
    Untitled Sensory Sweep Studios action title — Codename Revolution
    Shrek the Third Game — IGN (O) (?)
    Sidewinder — Games Asylum
    Untitled The Simpsons project(s) — AdvancedMN (O) (?)
    Untitled Simple Series game — GameSpot
    Snoopy vs. the Red Baron — The Wiire
    Sonic and the Secret Rings — SEGA
    Spider-Man 3 — IGN (O)
    SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab — Planet GameCube (O)
    Spore — IGN (?)
    SSX Wii — EA
    Sudoku - IGN
    Super Mario Galaxy — 1UP (N)
    Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz — SEGA.com (L)
    Super Paper Mario - The Wiire
    Super Smash Bros. Brawl — IGN (N)
    Super Swing Golf Pangya — Planet GameCube (L)
    Star Wars Wii — IGN
    Sword of Legendia — GameSpot (L)

    Tamagotchi — GameSpot
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles — IGN (O)
    Unspecified Terminal Reality projects — Codename Revolution
    Thorn — Crossbeam Studios Entertainment (?)
    Untitled THQ/Relic Entertainment strategy game — CreativeHeads (O)
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour — EA
    Time Crisis Wii — Spong (?)
    TNA iMPACT! — IGN (O)
    Untitled Tomy 3D action game - IGN
    Untitled Tomy Action Game — GameSpot
    Untitled Tomy Battle Action Game — GameSpot
    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent — IGN (L) (O)
    Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam — IGN (L)
    Unspecified Totally Games project(s) - Advanced Media Network
    Trauma Center: Second Opinion — GamesAreFun (L)
    Turn IT Around!! — GameSpot

    WarioWare: Smooth Moves — Cubed3 (N)
    Wii Music — GameSpot(N)
    Wii Play - N-Sider (N) (L)
    Wii Sports — Cubed3 (N) (L)
    Wii Motor Sports — IGN (N)
    Wing Island - The Wiire
    World Series of Poker — The Wiire (L)

    Untitled Yasumi Matsuno project - 1up
    Untitled Yoot Saito project — Codename Revolution

    Unspecified Zen Studios project(s) — Cubed3 (?)

    Part VI: Release Date, Box, Bundle.

    Release Dates:

    November 19th 2006 - North and South America ($250)
    December 2nd 2006 - Japan (25,000 yen)
    December 8th 2006 - Europe (249 Euros)
    December 8th 2006 - UK (£179)


    Voilah! The wonderful box art of the Wii itself! You will be getting this box, hopefully, on November 19, 2006, or some other launch date.

    It will include: One Wii-mote, Nun-chuck attachment, Wii Sports (Europe, North America, South America Only), Wii Play (Japan Only), AC adapter, audio/video cable, sensor bar stand, sensor bar, Wii console stand, and 2 batteries.

    Part VII: Sensor Bar


    This bar attaches to your T.V., which emits a large range for your Wii-Mote to detect. Don't worry, the range is pretty large, think of the bar's range as wide as a wide-angle camera. ;) Maybe even larger.

    The Bottom Line

    You've seen everything you need to know; now, you can decide whether you'll buy it or not. I know I am!

    Written by Kunu, for and only for WiiChat.com.

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  2. Flip

    Flip WiiChat Member

    Sep 25, 2006
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    Wii Friend Code: 6487-0727-1500-1514
    Very nice information Kunu. That games list is very useful for people who will be buying the console for it's available games. Great job.
  3. motherbrainrulez

    motherbrainrulez WiiChat Member

    May 17, 2006
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    glass tank, zebes
    Wii Friend Code: 8024-1926-5495-8435
    well done it was great
  4. i0n

    i0n :eek:

    Apr 30, 2006
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    Excellent post Kunu.

  5. brunosundov1

    brunosundov1 WiiChat Member

    Oct 3, 2006
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    i've heard that more than one bundle will be offered. does anyone know if that is true or not?
  6. Sam_Harris

    Sam_Harris ******

    Jul 29, 2006
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    is wii play bundled with the japanese version and man you forgot the aussie info geez :nono:
  7. thoughtcrimnal84

    thoughtcrimnal84 WiiChat Member

    Sep 7, 2006
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    Holy Crap. I didn't know Guitar Hero was going to be on the Wii. Freakin Sweet
  8. NateTheGreat

    NateTheGreat Pondering Member

    Jun 30, 2006
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    A basement on the hill.
    Wii Friend Code: 4054-9249-4284-3802
    Everywhere except Japan the Wii will come with 1 wiimote, 1 nunchuk, 1 powercord, 1 composite video cable, 1 Wii stand (for displaying Wii vertically), 1 sensor bar, 1 sensor bar stand, and WiiSports.

    The Japanese version will ship with everything but WiiSports.
  9. ocdan

    ocdan Pastafarian

    Oct 16, 2006
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    once again, you dont swing the wii-mote to swing the sword in zelda, you do press A, the only motion sensoring is with the cursor fairy and just to perform the spin attack with the wii-mote and the sheild shove with the nunchuk
  10. Neuro

    Neuro Cyberpunk

    Nov 5, 2006
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    And just when I thought I knew everything there was to know..

    Nice post, mate.
  11. Kakashi

    Kakashi Hatake

    Aug 1, 2006
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    Well actually...

  12. Joe

    Joe Banned

    Oct 23, 2006
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    Parker CO
    Wii Friend Code: 5856-5939-3035-0479
    Great Post...So there will be a numchuck included :cool:
  13. RichardC01

    RichardC01 WiiChat Member

    Nov 13, 2006
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    I know the Wii cannot play dvds but what about cd playback?
    I noticed Excitetruck has custom soundtracks, so if its not from a cd then how would i go about puting an album onto an SD card?
  14. ocdan

    ocdan Pastafarian

    Oct 16, 2006
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    Oak Creek, Wisconsin
    2 words...flash drive
  15. RichardC01

    RichardC01 WiiChat Member

    Nov 13, 2006
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    Wii Friend Code: 1066-4321-0519-7062
    Ah, of course, thanks very much.
  16. WackoForWii

    WackoForWii WiiChat Member

    Nov 11, 2006
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    I think he said that it would. If he didn't, yes. And it looks like he copied and pasted from the Nintendo site. Either way, good info. And you do control his sword useing motion sesitvity. Nintendo said it themselfs. You'll also see it in online videos.
  17. jssmrkingrevenge

    jssmrkingrevenge Wiisourceful

    Nov 10, 2006
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    Nice games list there, I hope its real! I was kind of worried about games being released for the Wii, but after that I have no worries.
  18. LolygagerX

    LolygagerX Wii Are Comeing

    Sep 19, 2006
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    GREAT Post Kunu this will realy help thoughs noobies out there =)
  19. EvanVolm

    EvanVolm WiiChat Member

    Nov 18, 2006
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    Good post, it answered a few of my questions. Though, I think you should mention that it can play previous Nintendo games(NES, SNES, N64) in the "Backwards Compatibility" section. You only mention GameCube games. Some people(like I) skipped through the Wii channels because I don't have high-speed internet/Wi-fi. They might miss that part...

    But I still have some questions...:

    You say the sensor bar connects to the T.V. itself, through AV inputs Im guessing. Well, what if a T.V. doesn't have those inputs? My TV doesnt, so I use the AV ports through the DVD player which is hooked up to it(through cable line) for my Xbox or other game consoles. Won't there be 2 different AV plugs? One for the Wii console and one for the sensor bar? I hope I'm not sounding too confusing. I'm started to get confused myselft just typing this...
  20. DustinIsSex

    DustinIsSex WiiChat Member

    Nov 19, 2006
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    alright, thankss, great info.
    umm, I could've skipped this, 'cause I just kinda "briefly" read it lol but, is there anyway to just use regular controllers to play on the wii, instead of always using the wii mote or the numchucks or whatever? Because there will be times where I will just want to play a game normally, without motion sensor stuff. Is there anyway? And is Nintendo Wii going online? Sorry if these are both noob questions and already answered in the posts above...lol if it is, my apoligies:cornut:

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