We check out where you can download games on the Wii

Are you a Wii Gamer sick of Wii Sports and looking to freshen up your catalogue of games a little? We have good news for you, there is a world of online games just waiting to be downloaded! In this blog we are going to talk you through Nintendo's downloadable games service and some of the classics you can download games on the Wii.

While the Xbox and Playstation 3 may have raced ahead of the Wii in terms of online gaming, there is still an online games store on the Wii well worth a look. All you have to do to browse is hook your console up to the internet and create an account. Then you will find Nintendo's Wii store, where you can make use of the virtual console to play old classic games from retro consoles including the N64, Super Nintendo, NES, Sega Mega Drive, and Sega Master System.

Games are generally priced at either 400 points (roughly £4) or 800 points (roughly £8). The higher price point is reserved only for N64 games or really rare games that didn't see a release in Europe. You can check out all of the information on what games are available by pointing your browser at nintendo.com/wii/virtualconsole. Here you can check out all of the Virtual Console games Nintendo have released.

If you are looking for recommendations for a game or two to download, then we recommend you check out Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time for N64, and Super Mario World for the Super Nintendo. Both are absolute classics that offer countless hours of fun.


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