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.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Wii
Genres: Action, Adventure, Open World and Simulation
Duration: Between 19 hours and 25 hours to complete.
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online.
Costs: Purchase cost.
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....
Platforms: Nintendo Wii and Nintendo Wii U
Genres: Action, Fighting, Puzzle, Racing, Sports and Strategy
Duration: Between half an hour and 45 minutes to complete.
Mario Party (Wii, Wii U, 3DS and Gamecube) is an interactive board game. Players compete in different mini-games to earn the chance to throw dice and proceed around the board. You play as Nintendo characters and take on challenges that make use of the...
Super Mario Galaxy
Genres: Action, Adventure, Platform and Simulation
Duration: Between 16 hours and 26 hours to complete.
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online.
Mario Galaxy is a different style of running, jumping and exploration game. It takes the Mario character to 100s of different planet shaped levels adding more realistic physics to the platform Ing play. Each world, or collection of worlds is different...
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
Genres: Action, Platform and Puzzle
Duration: Between 6 hours and 9 hours to complete.
Fling Smash is an action throwing game where you direct a ball-shaped hero by flicking the controller.
Wii Party U
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
Genres: Action, Platform, Puzzle and Racing
Wii Party U is a collections 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.
Grand Slam Tennis
Genres: Simulation and Sports
Duration: Between 5 minutes and 10 minutes to play a round.
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...
Pikmin 3 Deluxe
Platforms: GameCube, Nintendo 2DS/3DS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo Wii U
Genres: Action, Fighting, Simulation and Strategy
Duration: Between 14 hours and 17 hours to complete.
Costs: Free-to-start. In-game purchases.
Pikmin is a series of puzzle games where you direct hordes of titular plant-like creatures to navigate garden locations. Different colour Pikmins have different abilities so the challenge is to get enough of the right ones to destroy obstacles, avoid...
Shaun White's Snowboarding
Platforms: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and iOS
Genres: Action and Racing
Duration: Between 5 minutes and 10 minutes to complete.
Shaun White's Snowboarding is a series of snowboard racing games that focus 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...
Platforms: Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Wii U
Genres: Action and Shooting
Duration: Between 8 hours and 12 hours to complete.
Players: You can play with 8 players in the same room and up to 8 players online.
Costs: Purchase cost. In-game purchases.
Splatoon on the Wii U and Splatoon 2 on the Switch are games where you shoot ink rather than bullets in this deeply skilled combat game. As well as taking out opponents, teams work together to cover the arena with their colour of ink. This not only...
Genres: Action, Fighting, Platform, Puzzle, Racing, Shooting and Strategy
Players: You can play with 5 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online.
This collection of Nintendo games was created for the Nintendo Wii U launch. It uses the console’s tablet screen to create specific roles for different players. In Mario Chase, the hiding player uses the tablet controller screen while the four seekers...
Genres: Action, Fighting, Physically Active, Racing and Sports
Duration: Between 10 minutes and 45 minutes to play a round.
Costs: Purchase cost. Season pass and in-game purchases.
Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort and Wii Sports Club offer motion-controlled sports. Although these games are well known, the depth each of them offer is a best-kept secret. Games like bowling, tennis and boxing are easy to pick up but require considerable...
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
Platforms: Nintendo 2DS/3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo Wii U
Genres: Action, Physically Active and Sports
Duration: Between 2 minutes and 10 minutes to play a round.
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 8 players online.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games is a series of simple competitive sports games featuring characters from Nintendo and Sega. Each game in the series is themed around a different Olympic year and location.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Genres: Action, Adventure, Narrative, Open World and Role-Playing
Duration: Between 45 hours and 60 hours to complete.
Players: This is a single player game.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is an adventure game in the Zelda series. You play Link and navigate the floating island of Skyloft before diving down to the land below it. While the island locations and flight drew from Wind Waker, the combat and...