When Nintendo’s seventh-generation console, the Nintendo Wii, first launched in 2006, it sold like hotcakes. Even three years after its launch, the console broke the record for the best-selling console in a single month in the United States. And now with the Wii’s successor, the Wii U, set to launch on November 30, Nintendo is ready to make headlines once again.
But what if you aren’t quite ready to make the transition to the Wii U yet? Or what if you simply don’t have the money to spend on a new console? Fortunately for gamers, the Wii still has plenty of fight left in it, offering a wide variety of game genres to choose from. Here are our top three Nintendo Wii games under $20 that every gamer should play at least once:
Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Mario or Luigi? Link or Pikachu? In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, you can finally pit your favorite Nintendo characters against each other in a fight to the death. With a surprisingly deep fighting system and plenty of characters to unlock, Super Smash Bros. Brawl is a fighter that can, and will, keep you busy for months.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Inspired by one of the greatest games ever made, Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess defines what every console launch game should be: fun, thought-provoking and memorable. It may not be the best Zelda adventure, but it’s definitely up there.
Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition. Let’s be honest — who doesn’t like killing zombies? Resident Evil 4 first appeared on the Nintendo GameCube, but with updated graphics and upgraded controls, the Wii version is the one to get. Our suggestion? Don’t play this game alone at night unless you want to get spooked.
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