Wii Platformer Games

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

Platform: Wii
November 18, 2012
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two has gamers playing as Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Walt Disney's first cartoon star, in an all-new adventure of creativity, wonder and discovery.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
6.8
Skylanders Giants

Skylanders Giants

Platform: Wii
October 21, 2012
Skylanders Giants is an all-new adventure for existing Skylanders toys that will also add 20 new characters--including eight giant ones--to the roster.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.1
La-Mulana

La-Mulana

Platform: Wii
September 20, 2012
La-Mulana is a archaelogy action and exploration game where players take control of Professor Lemeza and his inseparable whip to discover the mysteries of Humanity!
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.5
Rayman Origins

Rayman Origins

Platform: Wii
November 15, 2011
Rayman's new adventure is a two-dimensional cooperative platformer with a colorful, whimsical art style.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.6
Anima: Ark of Sinners

Anima: Ark of Sinners

Platform: Wii
October 27, 2011
Anima: Ark of Sinners is a fantasy RPG for the Wii.
Metascore:
32
User Score:
tbd
Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Platform: Wii
October 24, 2011
Kirby's Return to Dreamland has players play as Kirby one of his three friends to retrieve ship parts scattered across Pop Star in order to help the aliens return home.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.7
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure

Platform: Wii
October 16, 2011
The small purple dragon returns, bringing with him new friends in this peripheral-based adventure.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
5.9
Bobby Carrot Forever

Bobby Carrot Forever

Platform: Wii
July 21, 2011
Bobby Carrot isn�t just any hare. When he sleeps, he dreams of incredible adventures and fantastic worlds. Would you like to go with him today? Guide the famous puzzle hare through hundreds of exciting levels, find and use cool items, avoid obstacles and collect all carrots to win. Uncover the secret of the 6 golden carrots and meet new friends who will help you on your way.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
tbd
de Blob 2

de Blob 2

Platform: Wii
February 22, 2011
This is the follow-up title to 2008's popular hit, de Blob.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.0
Lost in Shadow

Lost in Shadow

Platform: Wii
January 4, 2011
(Known as "A Shadow's Tale" in the UK/EU) Climb to the top of this platformer from Konami.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.7
Fluidity

Fluidity

Platform: Wii
December 6, 2010
(Also known as "Hydroventure") Players must navigate their way across multiple chapters to rid Aquaticus of a corruptive goop called the "Influence", solving puzzles along the way in order to find Rainbow Drops scattered around the world. Using the three forms of water - liquid, ice and cloud - players can transform to continue on their adventure, for instance become a cloud to float to hard to reach areas, then make the cloud rain to return to a liquid state, or turn into ice and stick to surfaces..
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.8
Disney Epic Mickey

Disney Epic Mickey

Platform: Wii
November 30, 2010
Deus Ex and Thief cocreator Warren Spector is developing a dark, Wii-exclusive adventure featuring Disney's rodent mascot.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.3
Donkey Kong Country Returns

Donkey Kong Country Returns

Platform: Wii
November 21, 2010
The latest installment of the Donkey Kong Country series returns.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.6
Sonic Colors

Sonic Colors

Platform: Wii
November 16, 2010
An extraordinary amusement park has been seen orbiting around the home planet of Sonic the Hedgehog, and rumors are spreading that an alien race of Wisps, who have a unique colorful energy, are being held captive there by the evil Dr. Eggman. Soon after arriving at the amusement park, Sonic discovers he is able to use these mysterious alien forces to help the Wisps escape!
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.4
Dood's Big Adventure

Dood's Big Adventure

Platform: Wii
November 14, 2010
In Dood’s Big Adventure, players will navigate their customizable Dood through 60 levels across four gameplay modes in a world where coloring books come to life and user-created doodles, characters and background art populates the in-game world.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
tbd
Flip's Twisted World

Flip's Twisted World

Platform: Wii
October 25, 2010
This unique puzzle platformer places the world literally in the palm of players' hands as they navigate topsy-turvy worlds where up and down, and left and right are only a matter of perspective. In Flip's Twisted World, Master Fulcrum's curious apprentice Flip messes with the wrong magic artifact and gets sucked into a crazy cubed universe. To escape his cube prison, Flip must turn the entire world to reveal new paths and endless possibilities. Adventuring through five bizarre puzzle worlds, Flip must stop the destruction of the universe and restore The Master's home to normal before he returns! Players help Flip navigate his world by rotating the environment 90 degrees in any direction with a simple twist of the Wii Remote. Pits become passages and obstacles transform into openings once players change their point of view. As Flip progresses through the game he'll meet many unique characters - some helpful, others hurtful - and collect five magic tools to aid his journey home. Optional side quests let players unlock bonus goodies and alternate costumes, while finding pieces of the Master's lost journal reveals secrets of the magic universe's past. Flip's Twisted World features original music from prolific video game composer Tommy Tallarico, who has scored over 250 games and won numerous international awards for his work. [Majesco]
Metascore:
47
User Score:
tbd
Kirby's Epic Yarn

Kirby's Epic Yarn

Platform: Wii
October 17, 2010
Kirby's wields his yarn through danger in the latest epic adventure.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.5
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I

Platform: Wii
October 11, 2010
Sonic is back for his fourth installment in the classic 2D series, revamped from the ground up.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.5
Ivy the Kiwi?

Ivy the Kiwi?

Platform: Wii
August 24, 2010
Ivy the Kiwi? follows the storybook adventures of a lonely baby bird as she traverses beautiful 2-D landscapes and challenging obstacles in search of her mother. Players guide Ivy through her daunting journey utilising a unique control scheme: vines created and controlled by the player who aims to collect feathers to boost his score.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.2
And Yet It Moves

And Yet It Moves

Platform: Wii
August 23, 2010
And Yet It Moves is a puzzle-platformer, set in a unique world, made of ripped paper. Within the paper collage, you can jump, run and last but certainly not least: rotate the world. Learn how to apply the physical consequences of rotation to master the many tricky situations you may encounter.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.7
A Monsteca Corral: Monsters vs. Robots

A Monsteca Corral: Monsters vs. Robots

Platform: Wii
August 16, 2010
Monsteca Corral begs to ask gamers the question "Have you ever wanted to take on a daring rescue mission of an alien planet inhabited by monsters, using your quick wit to prevent invading robots from taking over?" Onteca and the Wii Shop Channel have teamed up to give gamers just that, an exciting 3d Wii™ experience that challenges its players to strategize and save the planet Monsteca from robot takeover.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
tbd
Furry Legends

Furry Legends

Platform: Wii
July 19, 2010
[WiiWare] The legend starts here. Furry Legends is a dynamic platform adventure with the most fur ever seen in games. Solve fun, physics-based puzzles in a fantastic 3D world called Furland. It's a humorous and weird place populated by funny creatures you've never seen before, including five-eyed crabs, round cows, crazy rabbits and the lovely Furballs. Players control fluffy characters, each with a different set of special skills, such as the ability to manipulate time. Save the Furballs from their doom and keep Furland safe from Lord Squarie.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
6.3
Super Mario Galaxy 2

Super Mario Galaxy 2

Platform: Wii
May 23, 2010
Super Mario Galaxy 2, the sequel to the galaxy-hopping original game, includes the gravity-defying, physics-based exploration from the first game, but is loaded with entirely new galaxies and features to challenge players. On some stages, Mario can pair up with his dinosaur buddy Yoshi and use his tongue to grab items and spit them back at enemies. Players can also have fun with new items such as a drill that lets our hero tunnel through solid rock. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
97
User Score:
9.1
Cave Story

Cave Story

Platform: Wii
March 22, 2010
[WiiWare] Cave Story takes you into a rare world where a curious race of innocent, rabbit-like creatures called Mimiga run free. You wake up in a dark cave with no memory of who you are, where you came from or why you're in such a place. Uncovering Mimiga Village, you discover that the once-carefree Mimiga are in danger at the hands of a maniacal scientist. Their only hope rests squarely on the shoulders of a quiet, amnesiac boy who can't remember his own name. Take control, learn the origins of this world's power, stop the delusional villain and save the Mimiga.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.7
Max & the Magic Marker

Max & the Magic Marker

Platform: Wii
March 8, 2010
[WiiWare] In the game Max has a magic marker, that makes it possible for him to draw anything he wants – and it becomes real! Unfortunately the monster he drew also became real – so he's got to find and catch it before it causes too much trouble. [Press Play]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.4
Mega Man 10

Mega Man 10

Platform: Wii
March 1, 2010
[WiiWare] Fans of all ages can enjoy the newest entry in this historic 8-bit franchise. As a special service to new players, there's an Easy Mode – a first for a Mega Man game. This new feature means novices and longtime fans alike can all have a shot at making it to the end of a Mega Man game. Also, you can now play as Proto Man and try Time Attack Mode from the beginning, or watch play-through videos from players all over the world. [Capcom]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.4
Blaster Master: Overdrive

Blaster Master: Overdrive

Platform: Wii
February 8, 2010
[WiiWare] BLASTER MASTER OVERDRIVE is an action-adventure game that takes place on an Earth infected by an aggressive, polymorphic virus. Poor, defenseless animals worldwide have been turned into flesh-eating, hemoglobin-swilling terrors. Fortunately, the world has Alex, who happens to be one of the world's foremost biologists and specializes in viral mutation profiles and genetic manipulation. Every studious biologist facing imminent global annihilation needs a sweet ride, and Alex is no exception. He has S.O.P.H.I.A., a shape-shifting, gas-guzzling, projectile-spewing paean to destruction on four wheels. Things look grim, but with Alex and S.O.P.H.I.A. on the case, the world just might have a chance. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
58
User Score:
8.4
Chronos Twins DX

Chronos Twins DX

Platform: Wii
January 11, 2010
A giant cyclone has sucked up thousands of fish from the oceans! It’s an ecological disaster! Tanks of water are immediately assembled throughout the world, so that all the fish can be returned to the oceans. As the sea creatures start falling back to Earth, someone must make sure they land safely and quickly since they cannot survive for long out of water.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth

Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth

Platform: Wii
December 28, 2009
[WiiWare] Another 100 years have passed since the death of Count Dracula, but his curse has emerged once again within the realms of Transylvania. Play the role of the ultimate gothic hero from the long lineage of vampire hunters, the Belmont clan, and rid the universe of Dracula's legion of darkness and doom. Based on the classic 1989 original Castlevania: The Adventure, this WiiWare version will allow players of a new generation - and older fans - to experience one of the most popular games within the storied Castlevania timeline from a new perspective. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.5
Pallurikio

Pallurikio

Platform: Wii
December 21, 2009
[WiiWare] Jump and roll with Pallurikio, a fast-paced action platformer that's easy to pick up yet challenging to master. While playing a mysterious board game he found with his friends, Rusty is sucked into a dimensional vortex and finds himself in a mystical and wondrous world where he assumes the aspect of the round and bouncing Pallurikio. Using the Wii Remote™ controller, make Pallurikio jump and roll and help him find his way through more than 50 enticing levels while surviving all kinds of pitfalls and trickeries in Bakumbala Jungle, the far reaches of Palluro Prime and many other weird settings. Featuring physics simulation, Time Attack mode, collectible cards and space rockets to boot, Pallurikio is a game you won't want to miss.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
tbd
New Super Mario Bros. Wii

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Platform: Wii
November 15, 2009
New Super Mario Bros. Wii offers a combination of cooperation and competition. Players can pick each other up to save them from danger or toss them into it. Mario, Luigi and two Toads are all playable characters, while many others from the Mushroom Kingdom make appearances throughout the game. Players can even ride different Yoshi characters and use their tongues to swallow enemies, items and even balls of fire. In some areas, players use the motion abilities of the Wii Remote controller. The first player to reach a seesaw might make it tilt to help his or her character reach a higher platform - or might maike it tilt incorrectly just to mess with other players. New items include the propeller suit, which will shoot players high into the sky with just a shake of the Wii Remote, and Mario’s new ability to transform into Penguin Mario. At the end of each stage during the coin battle multiplayer mode, players are ranked based on the number of coins they have collected. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.3
LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias

LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias

Platform: Wii
October 19, 2009
[WiiWare World] The follow-up to last year's WiiWare launch title once again puts the power of the wind in the palm of your hand, as you experience Toku and Enril's new adventure to save Toku's mother, lift an ancient curse and thwart the evil Balasar. The elemental powers of Enril the Wind Spirit are used to protect and guide the young boy Toku - power his jumps and glides, suspend and smash new enemies, and explore all-new expanses of the stunningly presented, magical land of Mistralis. Players can instantly transform Mistralis between Summer and Winter, harnessing the brilliance of nature: frozen Winter ponds and waterfalls become deep, teeming Summer pools and chambers in which to dive and unlock secrets, enemies can be frozen or doused, and the very air itself used to form snowballs or moisture-laden clouds. Other amazing new abilities include the cyclone, which can be used to transport Toku, smash powerful enemies and even drill through the rock of Mistralis' diverse, richly interactive Chilling Peaks and Melodia City areas. [Frontier Developments]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
3.3
A Boy and His Blob

A Boy and His Blob

Platform: Wii
October 13, 2009
In a boy and his blob, an evil emperor has seized the throne of Blobolonia, and the fate of its inhabitants lies in the hands of the blob and a young boy he encounters when he crash lands on Earth. Playing the part of the boy, gamers must work together with their new blob friend to solve puzzles, defeat monsters, and escape danger on Earth and Blobolonia. By feeding the blob jelly beans, players can activate his special abilities to transform him into helpful tools - including a ladder, trampoline, parachute, cannon, shield and many more. Every different blob form aids the boy as he navigates 40 side-scrolling levels filled with hidden treasures and unlockable bonus content on the way to the Emperor's Citadel. Classic beans such as Licorice Ladder, Apple Jack, and Tangerine Trampoline, are joined by all-new jellybeans, including Bubble Gum Bubble and Caramel Cannon to provide a brand new play experience that only Wii can provide! [Majesco]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.4
Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

Platform: Wii
October 13, 2009
Playing as the mischievous Max, players explore the Wild Things' mysterious island, journeying over dangerous terrain, battling fierce creatures and interacting with the fearsome but loveable Wild Things. Through your adventure, you'll befriend and team up with the Wild Things - each with their own unique skills or special talents - learning valuable new abilities, working together to solve action puzzles, overcoming obstacles and have a rumpus of a good time! Following a unique storyline inspired by Where the Wild Things Are, the game take players on a journey beyond the movie to explore the mysterious island of the Wild Things on an adventurey that you'll never forget. Run, jump, climb and swing your way across the island's dangerous terrain while battling fierce creatures with your trusty scepter. Collect a variety of special items and "power-ups" to gain new abilities and overcome obstacles. On your journey you'll team up with the fearsome but loveable Wild Things discovering their unique personalities and abilities. At any time return to the Wild Things Village to play through a variety of mini games, start dirt-clog fights and have a rumpus good time. Journey across the hostile of the Wild Things filled with fierce creatures and hazardous obstacles around every corner. Go beyond the movie to explore a unique storyline inspired by the book and movie. [Warner Bros.]
Metascore:
65
User Score:
tbd
NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits

NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits

Platform: Wii
August 10, 2009
[WiiWare; also known as "Icarian: Kindred Spirits"] Experience the awesome story of Nyx, an enigmatic winged girl who must descend from heaven in search of her missing friend, Icarus. Fly over the ruins of ancient Greece and avoid falling into blazing sands or perishing in the claws of cruel harpies and hydras. You will need the help of Zeus and other benevolent gods from Olympus to summon their powers. They will let you cast rays, modify the scenery and control winds as you wish. By making your own wrist movements and pointing to the game screen, you will be able to achieve these and many other feats. Fly, aim and shoot using your Wii Remote™ controller. Play with a friend and maximize your abilities: While one controls Nyx, the other will control the powers from the gods. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.2
CID The Dummy

CID The Dummy

Platform: Wii
July 7, 2009
In a world obsessed with safety, with potential danger around every corner. A world where the once lowly Crash Impact Dummy has risen to a position of great importance amongst us, responsible for crashing, smashing, checking and re-checking everything from lemonade to escalators; CID has been chosen for the mission of a life time. A chance to crash and smash with real purpose, to battle the most fierce robot villain, a chance to rescue the most beautiful girl in the world: a chance to do something amazing. With high speed crashes, turbo-charged weapons, kung-fu fighting, mind-boggling puzzles and level systems and more monsters than you can shake a super-charged fire-blazing bazooka at. Join CID to save the world, the day and the girl in this years most daring adventure. CID The Dummy - Save the world, the day and the girl! [Oxygen Games]
Metascore:
31
User Score:
4.0
Bubble Bobble Plus!

Bubble Bobble Plus!

Platform: Wii
May 25, 2009
[WiiWare] A simple yet exhilarating action game where you control the bubble blowing dragons Bub and Bob, trapping enemies in bubbles and then popping them. You can play all 100 of the Standard Mode rounds, which faithfully recreate the nostalgic arcade game, or try 100 new Arrange Mode rounds, which allow up to four players to play on stages with exciting new features such as new enemies and stage layouts. There are also Super Mode rounds for you to enjoy. Obtain the true ending by solving puzzles hidden on each stage to defeat the final boss. You can also play Ranking Mode where you compete with players from around the world to get the highest score by registering your scores via Nintendo WFC for each game mode. On top of all that, you can enjoy a further 100 rounds, facing off against new boss characters by purchasing the "Expert Mode 1" and "Expert Mode 2" add-on content. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
5.7
Adventure Island: The Beginning

Adventure Island: The Beginning

Platform: Wii
May 25, 2009
[WiiWare] Adventure Island: The Beginning comes to the Wii with exciting new skills and elements! Learn how to use new skills while exploring Adventure Island from coast to coast. Search for Golden Melons hidden throughout the stages and Mini Games. When obtaining Golden Melons, you'll be able to purchase various items to help you on your adventure. Items purchased will increase your attack power or enable you to reach places you couldn't get to before. Fulfill certain requirements while playing in any of the modes to achieve a "Master Higgins Feat". You will be awarded a Master Higgins costume for doing so. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
60
User Score:
tbd
Klonoa

Klonoa

Platform: Wii
May 5, 2009
(Also known as "Klonoa: Door to Phantomile") follows the story of Klonoa and his ring spirit friend, Hewpoe, as they set off to investigate a mysterious crash near their home in Phantomile, a world created by everyone’s dreams. The pair soon find themselves embarking on an exciting adventure filled with magical creatures and evil villains. With his trusty friend Hewpoe at his side and the power of the Wind Bullet in his hands, it’s up to Klonoa to save Phantomile! [Namco Bandai Games]
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.2
New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat

New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat

Platform: Wii
May 4, 2009
Donkey Kong Jungle Beat originally debuted on the Nintendo GameCube system. This new version has been remastered with motion controls, new enemies and obstacles, and a new final boss battle. Nintendo also has added special monkeys to each stage that give tips or let players save their progress. The new controls make this well-reviewed game accessible to new players while giving those who played the original new challenges. The goal of the game is to guide Donkey Kong through beautifully rendered stages like lava caves, tempestuous oceans and even a ninja-chimp fortress. Racing through the game will get players to the goal, but the real skill comes from helping Donkey Kong perform multiple mid-air acrobatic moves as he collects bananas in each stage. The more sweet moves he does in a row, the more bonus bananas he gets at the end of the stage. To become the king of the jungle, he must team up with animal friends and defeat multiple contenders in boxing matches. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.6
Cocoto Platform Jumper

Cocoto Platform Jumper

Platform: Wii
April 27, 2009
[WiiWare] A long time ago in a faraway land, strange little creatures lived in the depths of Abyss. Cocoto, his little devil friends and the mysterious Fairy protect the secret of the magma — the source of their power — in a magic cauldron. Meanwhile, Zaron, the god of lightning who lusts after this force, is up to something. He can count on the rulers of the other kingdoms that Cocoto must cross. The tragic kidnapping of Shiny, Baggy and Neuro has left Cocoto alone to watch over the cauldron. Refusing to leave his friends, he will set out to find them with Fairy. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
59
User Score:
tbd
Deadly Creatures

Deadly Creatures

Platform: Wii
February 9, 2009
Deadly Creatures is a 3rd person action thriller set amidst a desert world of venomous terror, built exclusively for the Nintendo Wii. Players control an armored Scorpion and a deadly Tarantula as they fight for survival against Gila monsters, lizards, black widows and many more terrifying creatures. Featuring intuitive motion controls and a deep combo-based combat system, Deadly Creatures is a thrilling mix of brutal creature-crushing action and suspenseful exploration of vast 360 degree desert and man-made environments. Gamers explore this darkly compelling story through the eyes of two of the world’s most deadly creatures. [THQ]
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.5
Niki: Rock 'n' Ball

Niki: Rock 'n' Ball

Platform: Wii
January 26, 2009
[WiiWare] Are you also in love with these unforgettable Arcade classics, where the only goal is to vanquish all opponents to reach the next stage? Niki - Rock 'n' Ball is a new interpretation of these games with a completely innovative and unique gaming mechanism. Roll along with Niki through fantastic worlds, find all the ZeLeLi pearls and liberate your village from cuddly as well as evil monsters before it is too late! Timing is everything! Jump in the nick of time to avoid landing amidst barbs and hop about across the stages, thanks to the realistic gaming physics. Snap on the ZeLeLi amulet, transform yourself into Niki Rock and force even the most obstinate monster to its knees! Explore all the stages and win valuable medals dribbling through them alone or along with a friend. Play Niki - Rock 'n' Ball with all the familiar controls in the Retro style or experience the novel controls in the Wii style. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
44
User Score:
6.6
Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars

Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars

Platform: Wii
December 2, 2008
Mushroom Men - The Spore Wars shows gamers the mundane world from the surreal perspective of a three-inch-high Mushroom Man. Unnoticed by humans, a war rages between the spore factions. As a brave Bolete Mushroom Man, players are given the opportunity to transform common household trinkets and trash into weapons and tools, and wreak havoc on a miniature scale. As civil war rages amongst the fungi, fierce battles span the diminutive landscapes. Prepare yourself for the Spore War. [Gamecock]
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.8
Sonic Unleashed

Sonic Unleashed

Platform: Wii
November 18, 2008
Having been broken apart by the evil Dr. Eggman, it's up to Sonic to put the pieces of the world back together again by retrieving the power of the chaos emeralds! In doing so, Sonic finds himself in a race against time and faced with an unusual situation that challenge hims in ways never before seen. Both day and night play different, yet important, roles in Sonic's newest quest... as the sun sets, a new adventure awakens. By completing a wide variety of action-packed stages, spanning the seven broken continents of the world, gamers unleash Sonic’s amazing abilities to save the world, and himself! In addition to running at high speeds, which is highlighted in four new speed mechanics, combat fighting now becomes possible. New combat, movement, functional abilities and platforming are introduced to offer increased depth and variety. Sonic Unleashed offers a re-defined experience for fans and newcomers of the franchise alike by combing picturesque & detailed scenery, an expansive world with multiple paths to choose from and dynamic viewpoints for an immersive and renewed gaming atmosphere. Along with seamless 3D to classic 2D camera transitions, the game is built on a powerful, new proprietary "Hedgehog Engine," which introduces impressive lighting abilities and new technology tailor made for Sonic’s new speed capabilities. [Sega]
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.2
Nickelodeon Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow Princess

Nickelodeon Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow Princess

Platform: Wii
October 27, 2008
Team up with Dora and Boots to save the Snow Princess when a mean Witch casts a spell upon her. In this wintery wonderland, you'll skate on a frozen pond, ride a speedy dogsled, snowboard down an icy mountain, stop Swiper, and even more! [2K Play]
Metascore:
47
User Score:
5.8
The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon

The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon

Platform: Wii
October 21, 2008
In the final chapter of the Legend of Spyro trilogy, players find Sypro teaming up with an unlikely ally - Cynder, his former enemy, to face his most challenging mission to date. As the Dark Master's (voiced by Mark Hamill) evil envelopes the world like a plague, Spyro must fulfill his destiny and unlock the true power of the purple dragon within him to stop the Dark Master in his tracks. The game introduces two never before seen elements into the Spyro universe: Spyro can now fly at any time and players can drop-in/drop-out with the new cooperative feature. The co-op feature allows players to have the option of completing the game as either Spyro or Cynder, giving them more freedom to explore Spyro's world in completely new ways. [Sierra Entertainment]
Metascore:
64
User Score:
7.0
Crash: Mind Over Mutant

Crash: Mind Over Mutant

Platform: Wii
October 7, 2008
In Crash Bandicoot: Mind over Mutant, a rejuvenated Neo Cortex is taking over the world one brain at a time! Cortex and N. Brio devise a new kind of evil - a text-messaging, do-anything device which controls both mutant and bandicoot minds. Armed with his quick-wits and lightening agility, Crash must free his friends, the titans and save the day. Not only does Crash gain the ability to control his enemies when he jacks them – now he can store his favorite monsters in his pocket, upgrade them and utilize their powers when they are most advantageous. Wumpa Island becomes a "free-romping" environment, allowing players to travel and explore through intersecting worlds, with different gameplay options available depending on what creature you've brought along for the ride. Your co-op partner is Crash's sister, Coco, playable for the first time in the cooperative mode. Not only does Coco make the game that much more inviting for girls to pick up and play, she also brings with her a new tactile "treasure hunt" ability. [Sierra Entertainment]
Metascore:
70
User Score:
6.3
de Blob

de Blob

Platform: Wii
September 22, 2008
As de Blob, the player uses the city as a playground by rolling and bouncing through the streets crushing as many Leech Bots as possible. The Leech Bots are the machines/creatures that extract color from the city and carry this "liquid color" inside them. To restore color to the city de Blob crushes the Leech Bots, absorbs the pigment they carry, and uses the pigment/paint to color everything it touches. de Blob is forced to take on the evil INKT Corporation agents who want the world devoid of color because "color is a crime!" Constantly under attack, the Blob in his own quirky way fights back. Rolling, bouncing and crushing are his weapons. The object is to color and/or stencil as many buildings in the city as possible while avoiding the enemy. Race against time moving at Blob speed, or choose your own pace. The city is a canvas and de Blob is your paint brush! Vast cityscapes and urban sprawl offers players the freedom to explore and make their own game-experience. Complete levels as a fun, animated superhero who transforms a hostile city into a vibrant, colorful, happy place. Creative activities and puzzles give immediate and continuous rewards throughout the entire city. Multiple challenges must be found and accepted, which can guide the player through to the next level – the destination and objective for one challenge can be the starting point of the next. Successful completion of challenges earns rewards such as points, time, environmental improvements, additional challenges, and liberating zones. An intricate single player campaign, as well as a multiplayer experience that supports two to four competitors via split screen. Sprint challenges – short bursts of gameplay where the player attempts to accomplish a single skill-based objective. Replay sprint levels to earn higher achievement ratings, which enable the gamer to unlock additional content from the Art Gallery. [THQ]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.2
Wario Land: Shake It!

Wario Land: Shake It!

Platform: Wii
September 22, 2008
(Also known as "Wario Land: The Shake Dimension") Wario Land: Shake It!, a classic side-scroller, stars Wario, the smelly, bad-mannered alter ego of Mario. With the Wii Remote controller turned sideways like an old-school controller, veterans and newcomers alike can run, jump and smash their way through hectic side-scrolling stages. Players shake the Wii Remote to help Wario take down his enemies, empty bags of treasure or cause earthquakes. Best of all, there are numerous stages each offering multiple missions to keep players coming back again and again to unlock everything, collect more coins or just improve their best times. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.5
Mega Man 9

Mega Man 9

Platform: Wii
September 22, 2008
[WiiWare] Mega Man fans, the wait is over! The classic Blue Bomber that debuted in 1987 is back with the ninth installment in the classic series. It's a new adventure for Mega Man done in an 8-bit style-graphics, music and gameplay are all like you remember them. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.3
Disney*Pixar WALL-E

Disney*Pixar WALL-E

Platform: Wii
June 24, 2008
What if mankind had to leave Earth, and somebody forgot to turn the last robot off? After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, WALL-E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-knacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. EVE comes to realize that WALL-E has inadvertently stumbled upon the key to the planet’s future, and races back to space to report her findings to the humans (who have been eagerly awaiting word that it is safe to return home). Meanwhile, WALL-E chases EVE across the galaxy and sets into motion one of the most exciting and imaginative comedy adventures ever brought to the big screen. Joining WALL-E on his fantastic journey across a universe of never-before-imagined visions of the future, is a hilarious cast of characters including a pet cockroach, and a heroic team of malfunctioning misfit robots. Players of the game take control of WALL-E and EVE through a fast-paced adventure based on the Disney/Pixar film. The game allows fans to relive some of the movie’s most thrilling moments as they explore 10 worlds filled with non-stop action and adventure, along with head-to-head multiplayer challenges. Players will recognize the storyline, characters and key locations from the WALL-E film as they carry out intense missions, dodge dangerous enemies and navigate their way through a futuristic world. In addition, the game contains new storylines and environments that movie-goers will not see in theaters. [THQ]
Metascore:
51
User Score:
5.3
Kung Fu Panda

Kung Fu Panda

Platform: Wii
June 3, 2008
In Kung Fu Panda, players embark on an epic, action-packed adventure as they master the specialized Kung Fu fighting styles of Po the Panda, the unlikely hero, his teacher Shifu, and the legendary Kung Fu masters, the Furious Five: Monkey, Tigress, Viper, Mantis and Crane. Through 13 legendary levels from the movie and beyond, and spanning land, water and air, players must work their way to become the Dragon Warrior and defeat the ultimate enemy, Tai Lung, as they battle a variety of foes, overcome dangerous obstacles, navigate multi-tiered environments and solve challenging puzzles. Featuring a deep variety of gameplay, unique co-op and competitive multiplayer modes, collectibles, and a host of character upgrades, the Kung Fu Panda video game provides an experience gamers of all ages will enjoy. [Activision]
Metascore:
70
User Score:
6.7
Death Jr.: Root of Evil

Death Jr.: Root of Evil

Platform: Wii
May 27, 2008
Experience life after death as the Grim Reaper’s teenage son Death Jr. (aka DJ), and his school sweetheart Pandora, as they embark on a journey to free DJ’s captured father and complete their school science project at the same time! Rebuilt exclusive for the Wii, Death Jr.: Root of Evil uses new simple gameplay control methods based on ranged and melee combat, and a full 3D camera that makes for a fast and fun experience. [Eidos Interactive]
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.0
LostWinds

LostWinds

Platform: Wii
May 12, 2008
[WiiWare] LostWinds is a fresh, enchanting adventure that lets you wield the awesome powers of Enril the wind Spirit - from raging tornados to the gentlest breeze – to guide and protect Toku, a young boy who is the only one who can help you release the curse placed upon the world of Mistralis and its people by evil Balasar. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
3.3
George of the Jungle and the Search for the Secret

George of the Jungle and the Search for the Secret

Platform: Wii
March 18, 2008
Grab a vine and swing into a grand adventure with your friend, George of the Jungle! George is swinging and soaring through the dangerous terrain in search of the papers that hold the cure to a devastating disease – and he needs your help. A big, mean bird has snatched these precious papers and scattered them throughout the jungle. Join forces with George of the Jungle and help him find the missing pages. Without them, Doctor Scott and the Witch Doctor might never finish their research! [Crave Entertainment]
Metascore:
35
User Score:
4.0
NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams

NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams

Platform: Wii
December 18, 2007
As a fantasy jester called NiGHTS, experience a heightened sense of gliding, spiraling, and looping through seven extraordinary worlds of Nightopia where the ocean resides in the sky and glass-formed cliffs overlook a castle of mirrors. When the "Nightmarens" from the neighboring dark world of Nightmare infiltrate the idyllic Nightopia, NiGHTS must defend the dream world to keep it safe for all dreamers. NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams takes you in a voyage filled with courage, hope and inspiration. [Sega]
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.6
Super Mario Galaxy

Super Mario Galaxy

Platform: Wii
November 12, 2007
[Metacritic's 2007 Wii Game of the Year] The ultimate Nintendo hero is taking the ultimate step ... out into space. Join Mario as he ushers in a new era of video games, defying gravity across all the planets in the galaxy. When some creature escapes into space with Princess Peach, Mario gives chase, exploring bizarre planets all across the galaxy. Mario, Peach and enemies new and old are here. Players run, jump and battle enemies as they explore all the planets in the galaxy. Since this game makes full use of all the features of the Wii Remote, players have to do all kinds of things to succeed: pressing buttons, swinging the Wii Remote and the Nunchuk, and even pointing at and dragging things with the pointer. Since he's in space, Mario can perform mind-bending jumps unlike anything he's done before. He'll also have a wealth of new moves that are all based around tilting, pointing and shaking the Wii Remote. Shake, tilt and point! Mario takes advantage of all the unique aspects of the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controller, unleashing new moves as players shake the controller and even point at and drag items with the pointer. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
97
User Score:
9.1
The Simpsons Game

The Simpsons Game

Platform: Wii
October 30, 2007
The Simpsons Game features a hilarious, sprawling, and mind-busting storyline crafted by the TV show's Emmy Award-winning writers. The action-comedy also features the full cast of voice actors from the TV show who reprise their roles for the game. In The Simpsons Game, Homer, Marge, Bart, and Lisa use exciting, all-new powers to save the world from rising chaos. To help the Simpsons, gamers at home must journey through all of Springfield (as well as vast worlds beyond!), vanquish an amazing array of villains, and fight their way through parodies of popular games. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
64
User Score:
6.1
Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots

Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots

Platform: Wii
October 23, 2007
The evil Professor Calamitous is at it again! But this time he’s gone too far. He has created evil robots that look just like our Nicktoons heroes! Now, SpongeBob, Jimmy Neutron, Danny Phantom, Timmy Turner, and Tak must stop them and the Professor no matter what it takes. By using new attacks, and awesome mech suits, now you can help our heroes stop the evil professor before he wreaks havoc everywhere. [THQ]
Metascore:
60
User Score:
7.0
The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night

The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night

Platform: Wii
October 18, 2007
The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night continues the strong action-infused gameplay focus established in The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning and takes it even further with new powers, including: Four new, upgradeable Breath Attacks (one for each element type), such as Ice Bomb, Electric Orb, Earth Vine, Enhanced Fire; Four new elemental melee moves, including Comet Dash, Artic Blast, Earth Pound, Electric Spin; Four new Fury attacks – Earth, Electricity, Ice, Fire; Monstrous new and explosive boss battles against the likes of Skabb the Pirate, Gaul the Ape King and more. The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night also expands Spyro's combat arsenal by adding "Dragon Time," a new advanced move that allows Spyro to bend time to his will. Players can engage Dragon Time to dodge attacks, out-maneuver enemies or solve tricky time-based environmental puzzles. [Sierra Entertainment]
Metascore:
60
User Score:
6.3
Dewy's Adventure

Dewy's Adventure

Platform: Wii
September 25, 2007
The evil Don Hedron has descended upon the peaceful forest with Black Water and it's up to Dewy, a small droplet of water, to eliminate the terrible scourge and save the towering Elder Tree. Take control of Dewy using the Wii Remote, rolling him around the environment and using special elemental powers with unique gesture-based controls to take on the dastardly forces of Don Hedron. Control heat and cold to transform Dewy into ice and steam to solve puzzles and restore a beautiful world of peace! Unleash special elemental powers with the Wii Remote to take on enemies and solve puzzles - shoot bolts of lightning, create earthquakes or wind and more. Control temperature that heat or cool Dewy down to turn him into ice and steam for even more choices in battle. [Konami]
Metascore:
67
User Score:
6.3
Anubis II

Anubis II

Platform: Wii
September 18, 2007
Long ago, an evil spirit known as Mumm’hotep plunged the Land of Egypt into Darkness. The Gods have called on the only one that could save Egypt and rid the sands of evil monsters. The mighty Anubis, Guardian of the Underworld! Armed with the Golden Sceptre of Ra and the fire of the Gods, Anubis must battle his way through the Ancient cities of Egypt. On his quest, Anubis will encounter maniac Mummies, stinging mosquitoes and Swarms of deadly locusts. Journey through Egyptian Tombs in your search for the Golden Pyramids of Power that will help Anubis complete his quest. Solve puzzles and progress through the monster infested Tombs until you reach your goal and confront the evil Mumm’hotep in a FINAL battle that only the hardiest of warriors will reach. [Conspiracy Entertainment]
Metascore:
19
User Score:
2.9
Disney/Pixar Ratatouille

Disney/Pixar Ratatouille

Platform: Wii
June 26, 2007
Players relive the film's most thrilling moments as they assume the role of Remy, a young rat who dreams of becoming a great French chef, despite the obvious problem of being a rat. From the underground sewers to the bustling streets of Paris, players dash, glide and slide through 6 action-packed worlds filled with dangerous enemies, heists and perilous missions. Players can go head-to-head with their friends in multiplayer mini-games or navigate their way through a sensational rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down. [THQ]
Metascore:
62
User Score:
6.6
Spider-Man 3

Spider-Man 3

Platform: Wii
May 4, 2007
Possess the never-before-experienced powers of Black-Suited Spider-Man. Unleash incredible agility, amazing durability and awe-inspiring web abilities. But be warned - the rush your intensified powers bring could overwhelm you. More freedom than ever. More city than ever. For the first time, enjoy unprecedented freedom—choosing what you want to do, when you want to do it. There's no checklist to complete in order to progress. You set your own next goal, roaming anywhere you want - including subterranean areas such as subways, sewers and villains' lairs - in the most massive, detailed New York City ever seen in a Spider-Man game. Experience an all-new combat system, two exciting ways. Redesigned from the ground up, a unique combat system empowers both Spider-Man and Black-Suited Spider-Man to perform suit-specific powers and abilities. State of the art animations, combos and finishers make punch, kick and web attacks more super-heroic than ever. Battle 10 of Spider-Man’s most infamous enemies from the movie and Marvel universe, including Sandman and Venom. [Activision]
Metascore:
53
User Score:
5.3
Super Paper Mario

Super Paper Mario

Platform: Wii
April 9, 2007
The newest chapter of the Paper Mario story isn't just out of this world ... it's out of this dimension. What at first glance appears to be a 2-D sidescroller ripped straight from the pages of the Paper Mario universe soon turns into a 3-D action-adventure that defies all video game logic. Fusing 2-D and 3-D perspectives, not to mention RPG and platformer elements, the game slips back and forth between dimensions. The action sprawls across eight worlds filled with traps, puzzles, bizarre mysteries and items that often draw themselves out of thin air. Oh, and just because Mario's in the title doesn't mean he's the only star – players also get to play as Peach and Bowser. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.0
Sonic and the Secret Rings

Sonic and the Secret Rings

Platform: Wii
February 20, 2007
The game opens as Sonic is mysteriously transported to the world of The Arabian Nights where he encounters a mystical genie, Shahra. Shahra pleads with Sonic to save her world from the powerful evil genie, Erazor Djinn. As the story unfolds, Erazor confronts Sonic and pulls him into his evil plans. Sonic has a limited time to deliver Erazor the seven World Rings and save the storybook world. Navigating a world full of obstacles and enemies, from Erazor’s genie minions to dinosaurs, players use a bevy of core moves to keep up the pace. Holding the Wii Remote horizontally, players tilt the controller left and right to control Sonic's signature speed. They jump, perform sliding stops, pull off wicked homing attacks with a snap of the controller, and even walk backwards with a tilt of the Wii Remote. Players also hop aboard winged pots and fly with a vigorous shake of the controller. They launch themselves from catapults with a whip of the Wii Remote, surf through rapids on tree trunks and even pilot flying carpets in the race to restore this storybook world before all is lost. Players navigate 100 missions within eight wildly varied worlds, gaining new moves and abilities along the way. As players progress through the game, Sonic's abilities can be strategically equipped based on the demands of the mission ahead. From a boost called Speed Break to an ability called Time Break that slows the world around him to a near stop, Sonic needs every trick in the book to make sure Erazor Djinn stays in the storybook world. In addition to the single player adventure, Sonic and the Secret Rings offers 40 mini-games that support up to four players. Showcasing the abilities of the Wii Remote, players will use the controller as a violin bow, an ax, a canoe paddle and dozens of other motions to compete in these easy to pick-up-and-play games. [Sega]
Metascore:
69
User Score:
6.2
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown

Platform: Wii
December 6, 2006
The Ice Age is ending and our subzero heroes return in this action adventure video game set in a melting paradise of water parks, geysers and tar pits. Manny the Mammoth, Sid the Sloth and Diego the Sabre-Toothed Tiger are back and realize that the melting glaciers will soon flood their valley. Fans will be able to play as their favorite characters from the film, along with everyone’s favorite sabre-toothed squirrel, Scrat, and embark on a mission across an increasingly dangerous landscape towards their salvation from a huge glacial dam that is about to break, threatening to flood the entire valley. [Sierra Entertainment]
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.0
The Ant Bully

The Ant Bully

Platform: Wii
December 5, 2006
Go pick on someone your own size! After bullying an innocent ant colony, a young boy named Lucas is magically shrunk down to ant size and embarks on a remarkable adventure. Play as Lucas, experiencing the dangerous and thrilling life of an ant as you battle, explore and forge new friendships with natives and other species in his new ant world. Based on exciting moments from the upcoming digitally animated family adventure The Ant Bully, and featuring all-new challenges created especially for the game, help Lucas evolve from recluse to hero in his quest to save the colony from extermination. [Midway]
Metascore:
45
User Score:
8.0
Open Season

Open Season

Platform: Wii
November 30, 2006
Team up with a cast of crazy critters, unleashing your animal instincts in Open Season, the game – a riotous romp in the great outdoors in which a rowdy brood of forest animals turns the tables on a bunch of unsuspecting hunters. When a domesticated grizzly named Boog gets lured into leaving the creature comforts of home by a fast-talking mule deer named Elliott, he finds himself lost in the woods just three days before hunting season begins. Forced to "rough it" in the great outdoors, Boog goes native, rallying all the forest animals to take back their home and send the hunters packing. Interact with Beth, Shaw, and all your animal favorites from the Open Season film. Throw skunk bombs, hurl rabbits, use acorn-firing squirrels, and pull outrageous woodland pranks to scare the pants off the hunters. Roll in a giant snowball, ride the rapids on a floating outhouse, zip through tunnels in a crazy mine cart ride, and take on more madcap adventures as Boog discovers how to go from "Mild" to "Wild". Challenge your friends or team up together in 4-player mini-games. [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
49
User Score:
5.6
SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab

SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab

Platform: Wii
November 13, 2006
Bikini Bottom will never be the same. SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab brings the #1 kids gaming franchise and TV property into the bizarre and unusual, introducing never-before-seen art styles and brand new gameplay mechanics that will change your perception of Bikini Bottom forever. Embark on a series of fantastic tales through nine visually unique levels. Experience five brand new gameplay mechanics including rampaging, flying, skydiving, chase and hot rod racing. Rampage through Bikini Bottom as gigantic Plankton. Fly through the savage jaw of the enormous bull worm as SpongeBob. Blast off into outer space and survive a hi-speed asteroid field as Patrick. Plunge into the pages of a comic book as Starfishman and become the hero of the seven seas. Speed through the metallic flames, chrome and smoke-filled world of Hot Rod racing. [THQ]
Metascore:
57
User Score:
5.7
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