Wiiware Demos? About Time!

In the three years I've had my Wii I've probably played my Xbox 360 more (and I've only had that for the last year). All be it fun and the source of all my plastic guitar collection, the Wii has always had glaring short comings in the features department.

One such example is the lack of demos. Now this might seem a trivial point but I've lost hundreds of hours over the years to demos and in hindsight I wish I could have banked them for later use of sleepless nights with children, but I digress.

Since the only hard drive support for the Wii has been a SD card which is a far from elegant solution I have never thought we would see them on the little white console. I comparison I have almost filled up my 60GB hard drive on my Xbox 360 with demos.

So you can imagine my suprise when my blinking Wii notified me that for a limited time they would have five downloadable Wiiware demos.

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Having played all but NyxQuest with my kids (those sleepless night are about to payback big time now that they can play video games with dad) I hope we can see more of the same in the future.

World of Goo is already a classic and works so well on the Wii you should certainly try it out. A super fun physics puzzle game. And great that you can play up to four players. 

Pokémon Rumble was a hit with the kids but I can see the repetitive game play getting old fast for adults.

Bit.Trip.Beat I thought was pretty innovative think Arkanoid meets Frequency. Of course the kids thought it was totally lame because dad was enjoying it.

The one negative is that the demo will launch the Wii store once completed in hopes of you purchasing it.

I really hope we see more of these demos from Nintendo it's a definite plus to try before you buy.

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3 thoughts on “Wiiware Demos? About Time!”

  1. we have a wii, but honestly, we don't use it much for actual gaming. our xbox360 definitely gets way more usage…the wii just has the crappiest assortment of games!

  2. I agree, but with ET hitting 5 and having a DS, Nintendo games are a little easier for him. Of course he can be the Xbox demo of Indiana Jones Lego no problem also.I do have 3 controllers for the Wii so me and the boys can all play together, although Carts @ 3 needs some help.And you are not going to find Mario on any other console. Left For Dead is a little too much for them right now… but I like playing it.

  3. You're definitely right about the Wii being more kid-friendly, though. Mia LOOOOVES her Littlest Pet Shop game. (She needs help with the controls, but it's SO darn cute to see her play. hehe.

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