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Best WiiWare Games of All Time

Abhijit Naik Aug 14, 2020
If you happen to be a self-proclaimed gaming freak, we have for you, a compilation of WiiWare games, which will sweep you off your feet. Considered the best games of all time, these are the classics that deserve a place in your collection.
Even though WiiWare is considered a platform for developers with small budget who get to release their games on a small scale, it doesn't mean these games are not noteworthy. Though small budget, WiiWare has some of the most innovative games that you will ever come across. 
The popularity of Nintendo Wii game console is such that it needs no introduction, and a large part of the credit for this popularity goes to the games it has to offer. These games may be no match for games which boast of amazing graphics, but the fact that they bank on a storyline makes them stand tall.

WiiWare Classics

As many as 288 WiiWare games are available for download in North America, each of which boasts of being better than the other. This, in turn, makes it a little difficult to compile a list of the best games ever. We tried our hand at this daunting task and the results were pretty satisfactory. 
Given below is a list of WiiWare games you need to download, if you intend to make the most of your Nintendo Wii gaming experience. These games can be purchased and downloaded from the Wii Shop Channel from where you download Wii games. Depending on which game you intend to download, it will cost you anywhere between 500 - 1000 Nintendo points.

1) World of Goo

Developer: 2D Boy
Genre: Puzzle
Mode: Single player, Co-operative

2) LostWinds

Developer: Frontier Developments
Genre: Platform/Adventure
Mode: Single-player, Co-op multiplayer

3) Rage of the Gladiator

Developer: Ghostfire Games
Genre: Action game, Strategy game
Mode: Single-player

4) Mega Man 9

Developer: Inti Creates/Capcom
Genre: Platforming, action
Mode: Single-player

5) Orbient

Developer: skip Ltd.
Genre: Puzzle
Mode: Single-player

6) Jett Rocket

Developer: Shin'en Multimedia
Genre: Platformer
Mode: Single-player

7) Defend Your Castle

Developer: XGen Studios
Genre: Arcade
Mode: Single player, co-op multiplayer

8) Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord

Developer: Square Enix
Genre: Tower defense
Mode: Single-player

9) Bit.Trip

Developer: Gaijin Games
Genre: Action, Music
Mode: Single-player, multiplayer

10) Cave Story

Developer: Studio Pixel, Nicalis
Genre: Action-adventure
Mode: Single-player
Even though this list looks quite amazing in itself, it would be least surprising if it changes sometime in near future, with quite a few amazing games lined up for release. The list of upcoming games includes the likes of Angry Birds, Bobby Carrot, Bonk: Brink of Extinction etc., all of which promise to ameliorate your Wii gaming experience.
New WiiWare games are added to the Wii Shop Channel's WiiWare section every Monday at 12pm ET. Similarly, you also have the option of downloading these games from numerous sites which offer free games download.
Those were the WiiWare games which―we believe―deserve a place in the list of best games of all time. We do understand that individual preferences differ from person to person. If you feel that we missed out on some game which deserved a place in this list, feel free to leave a comment.