Posted on Wednesday, December 26 @ 11:00:00 PST by Alex_Osborn
20. Mario Party 9
The latest version of Mario Party is one of the best party games that Nintendo's console has to offer. The production values are far better than anything we've seen in prior entries and the game's visuals are surprisingly good for a casual Wii game. Plus, the console's motion capabilities really add to the experience and allow for some truly engaging mini-games. This franchise truly feels like it was designed for the Wii and Mario Party 9 takes family room gaming to the next level.
19. WarioWare: Smooth Moves
Don't believe the haters, Smooth Moves is an absolute gem. This collection of insane mini-games will have you laughing with your friends for hours on end. It's a great showpiece for how the Wiimote works and its simple and straightforward implementation makes it easily accessible for just about everyone. If you're looking for an absurdly amusing time waster, look no further, WarioWare: Smooth Moves is the game for you.
18. Boom Blox
This block-based puzzle game is an absolute must for those looking to get the most out of Nintendo's motion-sensing technology. Boom Blox is almost like a virtual form of Jenga, where the player is tasked with rearranging or taking down a tower of blocks. To do so, you must use the Wiimote to throw, push and pull objects to accomplish your task. The presentation leaves a bit to be desired, but the incredibly accurate physics makes this an instantly rewarding and addictive experience to play with friends.
17. Sin & Punishment: Star Successor
Who thought a challenging arcade shooter on the Wii could be so incredibly awesome? Treasure's Star Successor however, is just that. It's super fast, intense and downright difficult. If you're looking for a hardcore experience that challenges your dexterity and tests your reflexes, this installment of Sin & Punishment is just for you. You play as two kids who traverse various planets and square off against a number of monsters, so there's plenty of charm too. It's also a pretty gorgeous experience that stands out among Nintendo's library.
16. Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure
If you enjoy traditional adventure games, then you can't afford not to play Zack & Wiki. This enchanting puzzler tells the story of a boy and his monkey who are on a hunt for treasure, and as the player, it's your job to help them accomplish this mission. The puzzles are clever, the cel-shaded visuals are great, and there's just so much undeniable charm that it's impossible not to like this game. Seriously.