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5 Games for Nintendo Wii That Need a Sequel
The Wii is home to a number of excellent exclusive titles. Sure, gamers have had to deal with tons of shovelware, but beneath the piles of bad Wii games lie a number of winning titles. Here are the top 5 Wii games that are outstanding achievements in game design and that warrant a sequel.
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MadWorld - Sega, Platinum Games
MadWorld is truly a one-of-a-kind game for the Wii. It features black-and-white visuals reminiscent of a graphic novel, and the only color you see is tons of red that covers the screen when you take your character’s chainsaw and use it to wipe out enemies. Unfortunately, despite critical acclaim, the lack of an audience resulted in rather poor sales figures for MadWorld, and Sega has stated that perhaps it was a mistake bringing the title to the Wii. Nintendo’s shiny white console needs more games like MadWorld. Here’s hoping it gets them.
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Wario Land: Shake It! - Nintendo, Good-Feel, Inc.
Wario’s platforming venture on the Wii is an excellent throwback to fun 2D side-scrollers and an impressive feat of artistry. Featuring colorful cel-shaded graphics, Wario Land: Shake It! is a fun and challenging romp in a mystical world full of sprites. At the heart of it all is Wario, the comical and greedy treasure hunter who manages to give Mario a run for his money in the 2D platforming department. If Nintendo’s mascot can get so many sequels, Wario should be granted a few more titles of his own on the Wii.
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NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams - Sega
For years, gamers wanted Sega to create a sequel to the critically acclaimed NiGHTS into Dreams... That sequel came in the form of NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams, and it was a great addition to the Wii library. It wasn’t perfect by any means, but it was fun, it was enthralling, and it featured two heartwarming tales. It’s been nearly three years since the release of Journey of Dreams. Seems like it’s time for a new entry in the franchise.
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Super Paper Mario - Nintendo, Intelligent Systems
The Paper Mario series went in a different direction with the launch of Super Paper Mario. Formerly a turn-based RPG series, Super Paper Mario featured platforming gameplay and sprinkles of RPG elements. It was fun, it was new, and now it begs for a sequel. Whether Nintendo and Intelligent Systems want to go back to the series’ traditional RPG roots or create a game similar to Super Paper Mario is up to them. Let’s just hope a new entry in the series comes sooner than later.
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No More Heroes - Ubisoft, Grasshopper Manufacture
Suda51’s No More Heroes has quickly become a favorite amongst mature Wii owners. And while the bloody action title already has a sequel in No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle, there’s no denying that a third installment would be stellar. Unfortunately, Suda51 has stated that he currently has no plans for a No More Heroes 3. Hopefully he’s not being serious and this is all a ploy to put everyone off guard when a third installment is announced.
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Top 5 Wii Games That Deserve a Sequel
Cash-ins and shovelware aside, the Wii is home to many a great exclusive game. MadWorld, Wario Land: Shake It!, NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams, and Super Paper Mario are all in line for a much-deserved sequel. And while No More Heroes has already seen its second game, a third would certainly be welcome by Wii owners. Let’s hope some or all of these titles get the sequel treatment they deserve.