"I'm going to rip your..." Well, let's just say that you know the rest of the quote if you've played the game.   This surprise hit was a confluence of multiple factors: 1) An original, on-rails, arcade-style shooting game to take advantage of the Wii Remote; 2) An over-the-top, profanity-laden, gore fest that seemed remarkably out of place on a Nintendo system; and 3) A surprisingly well-designed and replayable game.  You just HAD to play to see what unbelievable thing happened next.
For anyone who missed Traveller's Tales' original Lego releases at the end of the PS2/Xbox/GCN generation in 2005 and 2006, LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga was a lovely, kids-friendly, multi-player reprieve from Wii waggle and party games. Yes, this 2007 compilation emphasizes collecting things, but it is served up with oodles of fan service and surprising wit. Star Wars fans will enjoy tons of themed levels, enjoyable side quests, and recognizable characters.
15. Game X
WiiWare (cont.)
  • Mega Man 9
  • Midnight Pool
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I
  • Target Toss Pro: Bags
  • TV Show King
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Nintendo Wii system and controller
Wii Boxed Game Collection (65 games)
  • Boom Blox
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Reflex Edition
  • Call of Duty: World at War
  • Data East Arcade Classics
  • de Blob
  • Dead Space Extraction
  • Deadly Creatures
  • Def Jam Rapstar
  • Dewy's Adventure
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns
  • Dragon's Lair Trilogy
  • EA Sports Active
  • Elebits
  • Ghost Squad
  • Ghostbusters: The Video Game
  • Grand Slam Tennis
  • Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
  • Guitar Hero IV: World Tour
  • Guitar Hero: Aerosmith
  • House of the Dead: Overkill, The
  • Just Dance
  • Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition
  • Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, The
  • Link's Crossbow Training
  • Mad Dog McCree: Gunslinger Pack
  • Madden NFL 08
  • MadWorld
  • Manhunt 2
  • Mario Kart Wii
  • Mario Party 8
  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
  • Mercury Meltdown Revolution
  • NBA Jam
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii
  • NHL Slapshot
  • NiGHTS: Journey into Dreams
  • Pictionary (uDraw)
  • Punch-Out!!
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids 2
  • Raving Rabbids 3: TV Party
  • Raving Rabbids 5: Travel in Time
  • Red Steel 2
  • Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition
  • Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles
  • Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles
  • Rock Band 2
  • Rock Band 3
  • Sonic and the Secret Rings
  • Sonic Colors
  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2
  • Super Paper Mario
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • Table Tennis (Rockstar Presents)
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10
  • Tomb Raider: Anniversary
  • uDraw Studio
  • We Ski
  • Wii Fit
  • Wii Sports
  • Wii Sports Resort
  • Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure
Wii Shop Downloads
WiiWare (11 games)
  • Castlevania: The Adventure Rebirth
  • Contra Rebirth
  • Dart Rage
  • Dr. Mario Online Rx
  • Excitebike: World Rally
  • Family Mini Golf
  • Mega Man 9
  • Midnight Pool
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I
  • Target Toss Pro: Bags
  • TV Show King
Wii Virtual Console Breakdown (65 games)

Nintendo (NES) = 13 
Sega Master System (
SMS) = 8 
TurboGrafx-16 (
TG-16) = 7 
TurboGrafx-CD (
T-CD) = 2 
Super Nintendo (
SNES) = 6 
Sega Genesis (
GEN) = 17 
Neo Geo (
NG) = 3 
Nintendo (
N64) = 1 
Arcade (
ARC) = 6 
Commodore 64 (
C-64) = 2 


* indicates game I also own on cartridge
Virtual Console (65 games)
  • 1942 (ARC)
  • Adventure Island (NES)
  • Alex Kidd in Miracle World #1 (SMS)
  • Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars #2 (SMS)
  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle #4 (GEN)
  • Alex Kidd in Shinobi World #5 (SMS)
  • Altered Beast (ARC)
  • Black Tiger (ARC)
  • Blades of Steel (NES)
  • Blaster Master (NES) *
  • Bomberman '93 (TG-16)
  • Bonk's Adventure (TG-16)
  • Bonk's Revenge (TG-16)
  • California Games (C-64)
  • Castlevania (NES) *
  • Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (NES) *
  • Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (NES) *
  • Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (TG-16)
  • Chrono Trigger (SNES)
  • Darius Twin (SNES)
  • Devil's Crush (TG-16)
  • Double Dribble (NES)
  • Dungeon Explorer (TG-16)
  • Ecco the Dolphin (GEN)
  • Final Fight (SNES)
  • Forgotten Worlds (GEN)
  • Gate of Thunder (T-CD)
  • Ghouls 'n Ghosts (GEN)
  • Golden Axe (GEN)
  • Gunstar Heroes (GEN)
  • Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures  (SNES)
  • Kid Icarus (NES) *
  • King of the Monsters (NG)

Virtual Console (cont.)
  • Magician Lord (NG)
  • Mario Bros. (NES)
  • Metal Slug 3 (NG)
  • Milon's Secret Castle (NES)
  • Monster World IV (Wonder Boy #6) (GEN)
  • Phantasy Star (SMS)
  • Phantasy Star II (GEN)
  • Prince of Persia (SNES)
  • Revenge of Shinobi (GEN)
  • River City Ransom (NES) *
  • Shinobi (ARC)
  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (GEN)
  • Sin & Punishment (N64)
  • Sonic Chaos (SMS)
  • Space Harrier (ARC)
  • Space Harrier II (GEN)
  • Space Invaders: The Original Game (SNES)
  • Splatterhouse (T-16)
  • Strider (GEN)
  • Summer Games II (C-64)
  • Super Dodge Ball (NES) *
  • Super Fantasy Zone (GEN)
  • Super Hang-On (ARC)
  • Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels (NES)
  • Super Thunder Blade (GEN)
  • Toejam & Earl (GEN)
  • Wonder Boy #1 (SMS)
  • Wonder Boy in Monster Land #2 (SMS)
  • Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair #3 (GEN)
  • Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap #4 (SMS)
  • Wonder Boy in Monster World #5 (GEN)
  • Y's Book I and II (T-CD)
All-Time Favorite Wii Games
1. Rock Band 3
Rock Band 3 (Wii) screenshot
2. Rock Band 2
Rock Band 2 (Wii) screenshot
3. Wii Sports
Wii Sports screenshot
4. Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy screenshot
5. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
New Super Mario Bros. Wii screenshot
6. Guitar Hero III
Guitar Hero III (Wii) screenshot
7. Mario Kart Wii
Mario Kart Wii screenshot
8. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. Brawl screenshot
9. Boom Blox
Boom Bloxi screenshot
10. Rayman Raving Rabbids
Rayman Raving Rabbids screenshot
11. Super Mario Galaxy 2
Super Mario Galaxy 2 screenshot
12. Wii Sports Resort
Wii Sports Resort screenshot
13. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii) screenshot
14. House of the Dead: Overkill
The House of the Dead: Overkill (Wii) screenshot
15. LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Wii) screenshot
Honorable Mention: Ghost Squad, Def Jam Rapstar, NBA Jam, Donkey Kong County Returns, Just Dance
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