I know what you were thinking exactly two weeks ago today. You were thinking, "Hey, I'd like to see more games on SP's most played Wii games according to the Nintendo Channel." Well, by gum, I will deliver your wishes of more Nintendo Channel madness to you with the following list of games 20-11 according to that blasted Wii channel. Perhaps my play time amounts will give you an idea on how much longevity there is in each game listed.
20) Bully: Scholarship Edition - 21 Hrs. 30 Min.
High school is always tough unless you're one of the lucky few who mature early-- if you know what I mean. ...Boobs. For Jimmy Hopkins, high school is just another nesting ground to bully, swindle, and cheat his way through. This open-town sandbox game is full of secrets, classes to attend, teachers to trip up, nerds to torment, races to win, and missions to complete. This isn't a short game to 100% for sure. Throw in some excellent Wii controls for the classroom mini-games, and you have a sensational remake of a PlayStation 2 classic.
19) Metroid Prime 3: Corruption - 22 Hrs. 8 Min.
The action-packed conclusion of the Metroid Prime trilogy (not to be confused with the gaming compilation of the same name), Metroid Prime 3: Corruption offers for the first time precision Wii remote pointing to blast baddies into oblivion. The level design is much more segregated this time around separating areas into large chunks for Samus' ship to explore. The single-player campaign took me quite awhile to complete as you can see by the play time amount. For a kick-butt finale to the Metroid Prime saga, check out Corruption.
18) de Blob - 23 Hrs. 1 Min.
Oh, yes. There will be blob! de Blob has you playing as the eponymous hero, helping a terrorized town get its color back in ten levels of colorful chaos! By rolling over paint, de Blob can restore color to buildings all the while getting back color to entire city blocks, rescuing little paintoid creatures, solving simple puzzles, defeating enemies, and completing various missions for time bonuses. Y'know, more time to color the world of de Blob. My only gripe with the game is that many levels take an hour or more to complete with no save points mid-mission. Other than that, this is one game that I'd be happy for it to color my world.
17) Little King's Story - 24 Hrs. 13 Min.
All hail the little king! Little King's Story puts you in the cape, crown, and shoes of a little king who has acquired a small kingdom of his own. In order to expand the kingdom, you must lead an army of soldiers into new lands, pillaging, defeating monsters, and taking out the boss who owns said land. You'll get new land for new houses for new jobs for new soldiers to become new classes. Wow, that's a lot of new stuff! Don't miss out on this soon-to-be Wii classic from the wonderful folks at Marvelous!
16) MySims - 24 Hrs. 31 Min.
If you could get past the nagging load times and framerate issues, MySims was a very rewarding and amusing game. The goal was to get new citizens in your town and make them happy. How do you do this? By building houses and furniture for them made out of essences, of course. Essences are found all around the town through chopping down trees, farming, mining, and much more. There's all kinds of different types to be found and harnessed. I loved the simple creation process. Simple to use, not simple in lacking features. Though I must say I did enjoy the sequel, MySims Kingdom more, even if I played that game less.
15) Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy - 26 Hrs. 48 Min.
Blast Works is a severely overlooked Wii game published by Majesco. The game is a shmup in every sense of the word. Now there's the pre-made game where parts of blown up ships snap to your own vessel. Vestiges like enemy turrets could stick to your ship for maximum firepower. The real draw, however, is the ability to create and design your own ships, enemies, bosses, backgrounds, and levels! With enough time and effort, you could truly create some awesome creations. I know I certainly tried!
14) Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop - 28 Hrs. 5 Min.
If you recall my review, I very much enjoyed the Wii port of Dead Rising, subtitled Chop Till You Drop. And boy, did I ever. I chopped, slashed, diced, pelted, blew up, sawed off, blasted a hole through, and cut up till I dropped! The game was much more streamlined and linear in its approach, but the fun basics were present and accounted for. I must have run through the game three or four times earning new costumes, items, and weapons for hero Frank West to wear. If you ignore most of the critics and listen to your old pal SuperPhillip, you'll be in for an entertaining and wild ride.
13) Excitebots: Trick Racing - 30 Hrs. 18 Min.
Speaking of wild rides, without a doubt my favorite arcade-style racer this generation (at least thus far), Excitebots: Trick Racing is a game all about exciting tricks, exciting tracks, and exciting speed. That's enough excitement for now. What other game can you pull off bar spins, tree runs, grab a super sandwich, crash into other players, and play the tambourine to earn those all-important stars? You see, winning the race is only part of the fun-- the real thrill comes from collecting the most stars to become first place! Meanwhile, you have an online system that works wonderfully, motion controls that are terrific, and single play times for SuperPhillip lasting four hours!
12) New Super Mario Bros. Wii - 31 Hrs. 34 Min.
No matter how many people you play with, New Super Mario Bros. Wii will have you jumping for joy. With nine themed worlds, the thrill of collecting the three star coins in every level, the return of the Koopalings, all-new, well-crafted levels, a modest soundtrack, and cooperative and competitive play, New Super Mario Bros. Wii is great fun. My brother and I worked like clockwork, leaping off one another to reach out-of-the-way star coins, messing with each other in harder levels, and just having a grand time playing this fantastic game together.
11) Mario Kart Wii - 37 Hrs. 23 Min.
To be fair, this game jumped to number eight since the last list two weeks ago, but I'm mentioning this game anyway only as number eleven. It's Mario Kart Wii. My brother and I recently went back to this title, and it's a lot more fun when you're not going it solo. Item-rape is a popular term, I'm told. There's sixteen new tracks and sixteen classic tracks, different themed vehicles including karts and bikes, tricks, some of the greatest Nintendo Wi-Fi play available, and wonderful cooperative gameplay thrown in because that's how Mario Kart Wii rolls.
And that was the week that was. Wait. What? If you have your own Nintendo Channel data to share, post in the comments section. Does anyone even use the comments section?