November 18th, 2012 has come and gone. The Wii U has been released, which means that the Wii is now officially from the previous generation. While a few Wii games will still be released in the next year, they will be few and far between. The Wii exclusive is basically a thing of the past. If you own a Wii and haven’t decided to purchase a Wii U or if you are interested in getting some older Wii games to play on your Wii U, the following are the best exclusives made for the Wii.
Excite Truck – Spiritual sequel to a game released on the original NES, Excite Truck is a racing game that takes advantage of the Wii remote to let you steer like you were in a real car. The game is part race and part trick exhibition and all fun. If you like this game, also grab the sequel Excitebots: Trick Racing.
Just Dance – The title of this game tells you everything you need to know about it. Unlike other rhythm games you aren’t trying to get a high score, you are just trying to dance. The sequel, Just Dance 2, is exactly the same game with different music.
Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – This game is basically a love letter to the motion controls of the Wii. Your ability to swing your remote precisely is critical to completing the game. As an added bonus, the game also has an impressive story with a few very surprising twists on the usual formula.
Mario Kart Wii – This is the second racing game on this list and for a good reason. The motion controls are perfect for racing games and Mario Kart is just an incredibly fun series. There is nothing particularly original here, but the game is still loads of fun.
No More Heroes – This game and its sequel prove that the Wii isn’t just for kids. It is a violence fest with very artsy graphics and a sense of humor. You may have to hide this from your kids, but you will enjoy being Travis Touchdown for a while.
Super Mario Galaxy – This game and its sequel are possibly the best Super Mario Bros. games ever made. Years of refinement have lead to amazing games. If you are old school, though and don’t like 3D, or if you simply enjoy side scrolling games too, pick up New Super Mario Bros. Wii for a classic Mario experience.
Super Paper Mario – One part RPG and one part side scrolling action, this game is a perfect blend of genres. It also blends 2D and 3D in a brilliantly original mechanic. You have to play it your self to truly understand.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl – Purists will say that Super Smash Bros. Melee is a better game, but better or worse, this is a great game. The best part is that it allows you to play as Pit of Kid Icarus fame and Snake of Metal Gear. These two characters alone make this a game worth playing.
Wii Fit – Not only can the Wii be fun, it can also keep you healthy. Wii Fit is a game designed specifically to get you to exercise regularly without it being a chore. If you stick to it, you will probably even lose weight. Though, be warned, if you don’t, the game will mock you.