Skatter Tech brings you this list of top Wii games for this year’s season shopping for friends and family. The list contains the top five games to consider getting based on their overall value and game play quality. The games are more rescent games, particularly of the past few months, and do not include several other games worth purchasing for new Wii owners. Suchgames worth noting not included in the list follow: classic, popular titles, like Super Smash Bros. Brawl or Super Mario Galaxy, hidden gems like Okami and No More Heroes, or upcoming releases worth pre-ordering like Capcom vs. Tatsunoko, Super Mario Galaxy 2, and Metroid: Other M.
Best Overall: New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Great for any gamer, casual or experienced, the newest addition to the Super Mario Bros. series holds true to its roots with traditional platforming game play. Following the well thought out New Super Mario Bros. available on the Nintendo DS, the Wii version continues the story while adding new worlds and well thought out fights to the game. With its hyped multiplayer capability, the game guarantees a nostalgic experience for any age and the ability to play with friends definitely adds worth to an already classic.
Best Platformer: Muramasa: Demon Blade
This artistically rendered game has everything that makes an action-adventure truly great. When you aren’t sitting there in awe of just how good the levels and characters in the game look, you’ll be spending hours playing through trying to collect and upgrade every weapon you can. The integration of visuals and game play both add definitely leaves hope for more of its kind.
Best Party Game: Rock Band*
See that pretty little asterisk up there? All that means is that there are several new kinds of Rock Bands available today, where everyone with different musical preferences can likely find one to appreciate and love. Whether it’s the light-hearted Lego Rock Band, the more classic Beatle’s Rock Band, or just good old Rock Band 2, each offer incredible amounts of replay and is hands down the best party-game with everyone having a good, loud time.
Best Racing: Excitebots: Trick Racing
Although there are a few worth-while racing games available on the Wii today, with competitive multiplayer available, Excitebots is one that is strange to say the least… controlling an animal styled robotic vehicles you race sporadically through several available courses, all of which changing constantly. Although this game will leave you feeling childish at first, whether it’s because you’re racing a turtle or the fact you throw a pie to slow down that tailgating ladybug, you will definitely leave that first round with an addiction that will haunt you until you get to race again.
Best On-Rail Shooter: Dead Space Extraction
Now this is a surprising addition to the list no doubt. With the original Dead Space having such innovative game play as well as stunning visuals, it was unclear if this game would be utterly awesome like its brothers on the PS3 and XBOX 360, or it would just be another port. Extraction manages to not only expand the story to the series to please fans, but also recreates its innovative game mechanics to compliment those of the Wii. Falling under the Genre of a Rail-Shooter, its amazing just how much action style elements this game incorporates into its game play. With a well integrated multiplayer and addicting game play, Extraction has definitely proven its worth.
This Gift Guide is a part of our ongoing Skatter Tech Holiday Gift Guide.