Minute to learn, lifetime to master - thatís the best way to sum up Boom Blox. The simple and accessible Jenga-esque gameplay will appeal for the casual gamer, but the game also offers countless new ways to play, with more than enough depth to satisfy the hardcore crowd. Itís the perfect party game, and a surprisingly good stocking stuffer for all kinds of Wii owners.
Mario Kart Wii
Most series show their age when the developers resort to the kart-racer genre. With Mario, the opposite is true. The Mario Kart series is enough to be a franchise in itself, and with new Wii controls and a super polished online experience, Mario Kart Wii makes a great impression. Nintendo ďbridgeĒ game philosophy comes to life here, as this is a title that anyone can enjoy, hardcore and casual players alike.
A Zelda-style adventure from the creators of Viewtiful Joe? Sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. PS2 owners realized all too well that such was not true at all. Thankfully Capcom gave Wii owners the chance to prove it to themselves as well. Okami doesnít have the backing of a long running franchise, but it stands its ground against the best of the genreís bunch. Its original release may have hit another console, but the Wii is obviously the natural fit for the painting mechanics of the game.
The Wii isnít exactly known for nabbing top notch 3rd party games, but de Blob is certainly a step in the right direction. The world is your canvas as you let your creative powers run wild in this crazy platformer. The concept began as a college project, but THQ and Blue Tongue have fleshed it out into a masterpiece of a game. The childish appearance may be off-putting to some, but underneath lies an experience no gamer should miss.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros Brawl was one of those games that you only see once in a few years. A true Nintendo fanís dream, almost every game in Nintendo history is featured somehow, from mega franchises Mario and Pokemon to the extremely hardcore Sin and Punishment. Hundreds of unlockables, a surprisingly deep storyline, and one of the best and deepest multiplayer experiences easily make Super Smash Bros Brawl game of the year material. A rare example of a game that you can NOT call yourself a Nintendo fan without, and Iím 100% serious about that.