Released November 19th, 2006, the Wii was Nintendo’s seventh generation console. Competing against the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, WII held the lead in the console wars, selling more than 101 million units in the first quarter of 2012 and it maintained its dominance for several years before eventually fading out. It was one of Nintendo’s biggest hits and with it came some truly remarkable games. In celebration of the console’s ten-year anniversary Tim, Rick, and Patrick count down the ten best games released for the system. All this and more!

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00:00: Intro
01:00: Nintendosage: Super Mario Run preview 
16:00: Super Mario Galaxy soundtrack
28:00: Main Event: Counting down the ten best Wii games
58:00: Wii E3 reveal clip
80:00: “We The People” – A Tribe Called Quest

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The NXpress is a weekly podcast hosted at NXpresspodcast.com in which we discuss all things Nintendo. We stay clear from in-depth game strategies and keep things light. There’s plenty of nostalgia and feedback that will resonate with vintage game collectors; meanwhile modern games are sprinkled in and each week our show revolves around a central theme.
  • Mike Worby

    Ima murder some bruthas after this one. I wish I had been there to defend the honor of Skyward Sword and Xenoblade Chronicles.

  • Mike Worby

    Also, how the hell is DKCR not on this list? God damn it. DKCR is legit the best Donkey Kong game of all time.

    • I’m with you. A crime for not making the top ten on the original list, frankly (though I believe Tropical Freeze is better, DKR is incredible). But, I had to choose between DK and Metroid as to who was more screwed… I chose Metroid.

  • Mike Worby

    It just kills me that there was no one there to bring the xeno love.

    • I believe I expressed my love for Xenoblade Chronicles X… I’ll get around to trying XC again at some point, but I can’t lie – those opening hours didn’t inspire me to keep playing. I certainly didn’t vote for it to go anywhere on the list, let alone top ten, so couldn’t argue with it being taken off.

      • Mike Worby

        I suppose that’s true :p I just feel like XCX is so vastly inferior to the original that I was exasperated to listen. But hey, each to his own, I’ll consider this pay back for our veritable thrashing of the Wii U 😀

  • Ricky D Fernandes

    I could only bring in one game and I chose Okami, which in my opinion, belongs on the list of 100 best games of this century. I was shocked myself of the removal of Xenoblade. I never had much time to properly enjoy the game, but it is one of those Nintendo exclusives that belongs on the top 10.

  • Mike Worby

    Honestly I was surprised Okami even made the list, as I always think of it as a PS2 game. I’ve always thought these kinds of lists should be limited to exclusives, as those are primarily the games that people will remember playing on the console but that’s just me.