Nintendo Wii Game Console
The Nintendo Wii is the fifth video game console that Nintendo has released. The Nintendo Wii is a mix of two of the seventh generation game consoles.
The main feature of the Nintendo Wii console is its wireless controller, the Wii Remote, which can be used as a handheld pointing device and detect movement in three dimensions. Another is WiiConnect24, which enables it to receive messages and updates over the Internet while in standby mode.
Up to today the Nintendo has sold over 21.56 million Nintendo Wii consoles worldwide.
Technical Specs for the Nintendo Wii
CPU : Custom-built IBM, "Broadway"
GPU : Custom-built ATI, "Hollywood"
SRAM : MoSys-developed 1T-SRAM
Input/Output : 2 USB 2.0 ports, 4 GameCube controller ports, 2 x 512 MB Flash Memory slots (SD Card compatible)
Max Resolution : 480p
Game Format :12 cm Wii Disc, 8 cm GameCube disc, 4.7 GB (or 8.5 GB Dual Layer)
Controllers : Supports at least 4 wireless controllers
Wireless Connectivity :Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)
Other Features : "Virtual console" for retro games. One proprietary component/digital out located on the rear of the system.
Mario games for the Nintendo Wii
WarioWare: Smooth Moves
WarioWare: Smooth Moves is a video game produced by Nintendo for its Wii video game system. It is the fifth game of the WarioWare series of games.Like its predecessors, WarioWare: Smooth Moves is a collection of microgames based on simple actions which usually last fewer than five seconds each. The microgames are played in rapid succession, presenting the player with the gameplay screen and a short instruction hinting at the action that must be accomplished. Once the microgame is complete, the next one begins. If a player makes four mistakes over the course of one set of microgames, they usually must start over from the beginning of the set.
Super Paper Mario
Super Paper Mario is a platform/role-playing video game developed by Intelligent Systems, a division of Nintendo. Originally developed for the Nintendo GameCube, it was released for the Wii. The style of gameplay is a combination of the previous Paper Mario titles and Super Mario Bros. titles. Unlike the RPG-style gameplay of previous Paper Mario games, the game combines platforming gameplay, RPG, and puzzle elements.It is the third game in the Paper Mario series.
Mario Party 8
During the standard game, four different characters compete on one of six themed boards. When playing with fewer than four people, players select which characters the computer will control, as well as their difficulty level and handicap. Players take turns rolling dice and moving across the game board, with the goal being to amass as many stars as possible within the alloted turn limit.
Mario Strikers Charged Football
Two teams of five players each battle for the possession of a metallic football. The player controls the character with the ball, if his team has possession, or may switch between characters if it does not. Normally purple, the ball quickens and brightens in color as it is passed around the field, eventually becoming bright white. A brighter ball has a better chance of scoring a goal when shot to the net. Opponents can attempt to hit or slide tackle the player with the ball to gain possession.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
Mario & Sonic brings together the title characters and 14 more from both franchises to participate in environments based on the official venues of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. These environments are stylized to fit the art styles of the Mario and Sonic video games. Besides the characters from the Mario and Sonic games, Miis can also be used in the Wii version. There are also a few randomly selected non-playable characters acting as referees for certain events. Each playable character has their own statistics which can serve as an advantage or disadvantage depending on the event. They are divided into four categories: all-around, speed, power, and skill.
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy is set in outer space, where Mario travels from galaxy to galaxy in order to collect Power Stars, which are earned by completing quests or defeating enemies. Each galaxy contains a number of planets and other space matter for the player to explore.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Following the style of its predecessors, the game uses a battle system unlike that of typical fighting games. A player can choose from a large selection of characters, controlling them as they fight on various stages, each attempting to knock their opponents off the screen. Instead of using health bars like most fighting games, percentage displays are employed. These displays begin on 0%, but increase as the characters take damage, up to 999%. As a character's percentage increases, the character flies farther back when hit. When a character is knocked beyond a stage's boundary and disappears from the screen, the character loses either a life or a point depending on the mode of play.The game can be played using the Wii Remote on its side, the Wii Remote and Nunchuk together, the Classic Controller, or the GameCube controller Brawl includes a function which allows players to create profiles with personalized button configurations for each control method along with their chosen username.
Mario Kart Wii
Mario Kart Wii is a kart racing video game. The player(s) chooses a character from a roster consisting of up to 24 characters, separated into three different weight classes. A character's weight decides the available types of karts and/or motorbikes, as well as their performance on the tracks.Each vehicle has seven different parameters which decides its characteristics: speed, weight, acceleration, handling, drift, off-road and mini-turbo.While motorbikes can perform wheelies for a speed boost, they have a limited turning ability for the duration of a wheelie. Karts cannot do wheelies, but can get better boosts on drifting, giving both karts and motorbikes their own advantages and disadvantages.The 50cc mode features karts, the 100cc mode features motorbikes, and the 150cc mode has a mix of both. However, all modes can eventually be made available by completing certain elements of the game, and be used with both karts and motorbikes
Dr. Mario Online Rx
As with other Dr. Mario games, players must manipulate pills to destroy colored viruses in the game area. Dr. Mario Online Rx also features a version of the Nintendo DS title Brain Age 2's "Virus Buster/Germ Buster" mini-game, which uses the pointer function of the Wii Remote to move pills, and now allows up to four players to participate cooperatively.The title supports the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service, allowing players to compete with one another over the Internet. Players can also use Mii characters instead of Dr. Mario himself during gameplay.
Mario Super Sluggers
Mario Super Sluggers is a sports video game for the Wii developed by Namco Bandai and published by Nintendo. It was previously known by the working title, Super Mario Stadium Baseball. It is part of the Mario Sports series, and the sequel to Mario Superstar Baseball for the Nintendo GameCube.
Wario Land: Shake It!
Still to be launched 26 September 2008