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The Wii created a new genre of motion-controlled video games. But it's initially Wii Remote controller was a little limited. Nintendo shortly brought out addition that added more one-to-one detection of movement: Motion Plus.You could purchase the Motion Plus block and plug it into existing Wii Remote controllers, or purchase updated Wii Remote controllers that included Motion Plus. These newer controllers are indicated by the Motion Plus nomenclature on the bottom. This nuanced motion-controlled continued on to the Wii U in games that used the Wii Remote controls and needed extra fidelity for the player.Wii U Party minigames, Nintendo Land, Table Tennis and Archery in Wii Sports Resort as well as the exploration and combat in Zelda Skyward Sword each stand out as really good use of this extended Motion Plus controls.
This list includes 10 games from the last 22 years, with 132 likes. They come from a range of different genres and play-styles and are all good games if you want to play the best motion controlled games.
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Release Date: 01/10/2011, updated in 2018
Platforms: Switch and Wii
Skill Rating: 3+ year-olds
This is a resort exploration game where 50 mini-games can be discovered and played. The mini-golf, skating, surfing, volleyball, car racing, tennis and other games use the Wii and Switch motion-sensitive controllers and are simple fun for youngsters....
Release Date: 12/11/2007
Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds
Mario Galaxy is a different style of running, jumping and exploration game. It takes the Mario character to hundreds of different planet shaped levels adding more realistic physics to the platforming play. Each world, or collection of worlds is...
Release Date: 08/10/2010, updated in 2013
Platforms: Switch, Wii and Wii U
Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds
Mario Party is an interactive board game. Players roll a dice to move around a board and then compete in different mini-games to earn the chance to throw again or earn points. You play as Nintendo characters and take on challenges that make use of the...
Release Date: 28/08/2000, updated in 2018
Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, GameCube, Switch, Wii and Wii U
Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds
Mario Tennis Aces is the latest in the series of tennis game. These games recreate a relatively traditional game of tennis, although you play as Nintendo characters who each have special moves and powers.
Release Date: 25/10/2013
Platforms: Wii U
Wii Party U is a collection of games to play with families in the same room. Different modes suite different groups and ages but are all light hearted fun and make use of the Wii U Gamepad in creative ways.
Release Date: 07/11/2010
Fling Smash is an action throwing game where you direct a ball-shaped hero by flicking the controller.
Release Date: 06/05/2008, updated in 2009
Boom Blox is a puzzle game on the Wii, designed by Steven Spielberg, where motion controls are used to direct projectiles at towers in surprisingly accurate and engaging ways. This extends beyond Jenga-style play to offer physics-based puzzles where you...
Release Date: 13/11/2008
Platforms: PS2, PS3, Xbox 360 and iOS
Shaun White's Snowboarding is a series of snowboard racing games that focuses on recreating, move for move, the downhill and halfpipe snowbound experience. You race down a mountain landscape steering with intuitive controls and performing point-earning...
Release Date: 08/06/2009, updated in 2009
Platforms: Wii and Wii U
Grand Slam Tennis is a tennis game. You choose one of the 23 real tennis players or create your own. You can play either singles or doubles. Unlike other tennis games, this focuses on hitting the ball with a gesture via the Wii Remote. This extends the...
Release Date: 20/01/2008
Skill Rating: 2+ year-olds
Wii Music is a rhythm-music game where you use Wii Remote motion controller to play different instruments. Unlike other music games, here you collaborate on playing arrangements of existing songs. The result is a super-approachable music game that's...