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How can I legally try Wii games before buying them?

The only method I can think of is to download a ROM and test it with an emulator, and then delete it 72 hours after I download it. However, I'm uncertain if this is legal. How can I test a Wii game ...
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What does the light on the power switch of my Nintendo Wii indicate with its colors?

Sometimes the light is Green. This clearly means the Wii is on. Sometimes the light is Red. I assume this means its off. Sometiems when the Wii appears to be off, the light is orange. I'm not at all ...
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The ending for Super Mario World (Wii Virtual-Console)

I recently just beat the game on the Wii Virtual Console and the ending was just Mario, the Princess, and Luigi standing there. Does nothing else happen?
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Will I brick my Wii if I install a HomeBrew operating system?

I've heard about the HomeBrew stuff (wiki) that'll let me download and install simple games and even write my own, but is it fully compatible with the latest updates? I've heard horror stories of ...
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How can I diagnose/fix a Rock Band 3 MIDI controller that stopped working?

We have Rock Band 3 for Wii, with the Mad Catz Rock Band Midi-Pro Adapter, and a Yamaha P-95 keyboard. This was working just fine. We hadn't used the keyboard with RB3 for a while, and when we plugged ...
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Is there a way to run the Balanced Brawl mod from my standard Homebrew Channel GECKO install?

The Balanced Brawl download page provides a download that you have to load on a blank SD card. Once you load the game, you enter the Stage Builder option and it runs an exploit, starting the GECKO ...
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Can you use the Wii Classic Control for the Wii version of Destroy All Humans?

I find the controller layout of Destroy All Humans for the Wii to be too annoying to play for long, using the IR sensor to control the camera is just a pain. I really liked using dual analog sticks ...
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In DDR Hottest Party 3 can you play hotseat multiplayer on one dance pad?

If I have only one dance pad, can my wife and I take turns playing 'multiplayer', or do we just have to play single player and share? (so we can record our high scores separately for example.)
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Does the Wii have a system for free (non-browser) games?

I just got a Wii with Wii Sports Resort and two Motion Plus controllers, but don't want to spend any more money on games for a while. Does the Wii, like Steam and XBox Live, have a system for ...
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Is the Nunchuk required for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed?

Is there any way for two players to play Star Wars: The Force Unleashed without a Nunchuk (or only using one Nunchuk)?
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Where to post game cheats?

My ten year old son spent several hours mapping out the Power Up Panels in New Super Mario Bro's Wii, and now he'd like to share his findings with the internet masses. The trouble is, I don't know ...
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How to switch from interlaced to progressive mode on Zelda Wind Waker on the Wii?

My son selected interlaced video when he started playing Zelda Wind Waker (GameCube game) on the Wii. Now it doesn't prompt us to switch back. Does this make a difference on the Wii since I set it ...
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How can I play Excitebots on a UK Wii?

Did Excitebots ever come out in the UK, and if so where can I buy it? If not, what do I need to do (jailbreaking/modding/etc...) to get my Wii to play a US copy?
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Compatibility of US Rock Band equipment with Australian Wii? (RB3 in particular)

I want to pick up the wireless keyboard for Rock Band 3 for Wii. In Australia, as far as I can tell, only EB Games has imported it, and it costs nearly $200AU for the pleasure. Including shipping, ...
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Why can we suddenly not connect two guitars and drums to Rock Band on Wii?

So, we've had Rock Band 3 for the Wii for about a month, and it's been working fine. We've got two guitars (one rock band 2 vintage, one newer), plus the pro drumset. Everything was working fine, but ...
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Wii and S-Video results in black white window

I've bought a third party Wii S-Video + Composite connection cable for my european black Wii (PAL / Wii Sports Resort + Wii Motion Plus edition). The connection of S-Video and my tv tuner card results ...
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Is PS3 with Move an alternative to Wii?

My girlfriend tried the Wii during holidays and she told me that she liked play Wii Sports game. Now I would prefer to buy the PS3 with Move because I think I can use it more, not only for Move-based ...
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How to unlock the 6th world in Escape Vektor for the Wii?

I've gotten a star in every level and all 5 worlds, but I am unable to unlock the path to the 6th world, which I believe is grayed out and directly above the first world.
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Why are there only 12 Wii Demos?

I just started to use Wii Shop, but I'm shocked that there are only 12 Wii demos. What is the reason for this? I know that there are not many Wii games, but 12 demos looks like nothing when you ...
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MW3: Care Package Specialities

In Black Ops, care packages sometimes contained bonuses like the grim reaper or the death machine. Does Modern Warfare 3 have any special features with their care packages, or are they all available ...
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What are all the sword moves in the Wii version of Twilight Princess?

I want to jump back into this game and complete it, but I've forgotten what all the secret techniques are that you get from the wolf and how to use them. Can someone list them?
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What features does Rock Band 3 for Wii lack?

What features are missing in the Wii edition of Rock Band 3 that the other (PS3 or Xbox 360) editions have? Gameplay functionality only, not console characteristics such as video output resolution.
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Wii extended range sensor bar

My gaming room is just a bit too big. At the far end, where most of my couch space is, the Wii is on the limit of it's detection range, skipping from one frame to the next. I have heard there are ...
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Call of Duty MW3 Guide for Black Ops Players

Being a Wii gamer, black ops is my first real exposure to call of duty. So has anyone written a guide for transitioning from black ops weapons system (I see the upgrade system is quite different), ...
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Is Rock Band needed for the Rock Band track packs?

Does that mean I need Rock Band to play the track packs? Or can I just purchase a track pack without having owned Rock Band 1 (or 2 or 3)? I mean since I'm on a Wii, will it need to sense a Rock ...
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Differences between Mario Bros for the NES and 25th Anniversary Super Mario Bros?

As part of the 25th anniversary celebrations, Nintendo has released a couple of Wii bundles that include some sort of variant of Mario Bros: 25th Anniversary SUPER MARIO BROS is pre-installed, the ...
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Playing Wii Without a TV [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using a laptop as the monitor for a console Is it possible to use the Wii without a TV? I don't have a TV, and have no plans to get one anytime soon. I'm thinking ...
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Why do I have to lay the controller on a flat surface?

When I start Skyward Sword (its the only MotionPlus game I have, others that use it are probably similar) it always asks me to lay the MotionPlus controller on a flat surface for a bit before it ...
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Challenge Mat adapter?

I bought a new Wii, and the Challenge Mat I had with my old Wii does not attach to my new Wii system. Is there an adapter for it?
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What are my options for motion control on the three consoles?

What are my options for motion control on the three consoles? What are the pros and cons of each motion control system on the Wii, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3?
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Wii MotionPlus vs. Wii Remote Plus : is there a difference in quality or gameplay?

I would like to know if there any difference between the new Wii Remote Plus and the couple Wii Remote + Wii MotionPlus I wonder for instance if the "plus" gyroscopes differs in quality. Thanks!
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How do I get all facilities in Champions Road in PES 2010?

I've won all competitions in Champions Road in PES2010 on the Wii but I have still the Telescope facility to buy. My funds have 46,000 and the Telescope costs 50,000 - how can I buy this if there's no ...
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Give and Go on NBA 2k11 Wii

I'm playing NBA 2k11 on a Wii, using a Classic Controller. On the Scrimmage help, it says that to perform a Give and Go, I need to hold L and R, and then pass using b. However, whenever I try that, it ...
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What features does the WiiMotion Plus attachment add to a regular remote?

Does it make the remote more "accurate," or does it add some features? Either way, why would I want a remote with it over a regular one? Are there games that can only be played with the attachment, or ...
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What is the machinery depicted in the Metroid Prime Trilogy intro sequence?

The intro video of Metroid Prime 3 has the camera backing out through a tunnel full of machinery. Is it known what this is? Is it the interior of Samus's arm cannon? If this is a spoiler, please mark ...
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Is it possible to alter the placement of Wii Channels?

I have enough channels on my Wii now that they have spilled over to a second page. It's very cumbersome to have to move to that second page to access those channels when there are other channels on ...
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Why does NBA 2K11 crash when I play My Player mode?

I was playing My Player, and when I tried to play the next game my Wii suddenly crashed with a buzzing sound. I reset the game, loaded my player again and tried to play the next game and it still ...
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Which console versions do Amazon.com sell? [closed]

Since they are in the US, I'm assuming Amazon.com sells the North American one? Or do they sell both? I am looking for the European version but I don't see any version in their catalog: ...
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How do I safely sell a Wii with VC games on it?

I want to sell my Wii with the VC games included, but am afraid there might be some personal info on the system somewhere. If I delete my shop account & format the system memory, will the next ...
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Game compatibility on Wii

I have recently acquired my sister's Wii(PAL) from Australia. I live in the Philippines(which is an NTSC region). She sent me a NBA 2k11 with the Wii(PAL) and I was hoping if I could play any NTSC ...
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Does the Wii still corrupt 1019 GameCube memory cards?

I just bought Eternal Darkness and intend to play it on my Wii. I apparently need a GameCube controller and memory card, so I've done some shopping for a Wavebird (man, they're expensive!) and ...
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What nintendo wii games require you to use a nunchuk controller? i.e. Is it worth getting one? [closed]

Not looking for a definitive list or anything but of the most popular Wii titles, which ones require you to use a nunchuk controller? Also, are there games that optionally allow use of the nunchuk ...
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Are there any issues if I bought a Nintendo Wii from the US and use it in India?

Will there be any issues if I buy a Nintendo Wii from the US and use it in India? Issues like ports or game campatibility, etc.
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What is the purpose of the Red Star Power?

After using the Red Star Power in the "Gate" universe and collection all 100 purple coins, you get a new power star and then there are a few red star power pickups around the observatory. Is there ...
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Semtex Launcher in Call of Duty Black Ops

So what's the setup for launching semtex in call of duty: black ops? Semtex as the lethal and what else? Is it the china lake secondary? Thanks.
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What criteria make for good Mii coaches on Champion's Road?

In PES 2010 on the Wii, you can train Miis for your team. In doing so, you choose 2 players from your team as coaches and once chosen you are given a "compatibility rating" out of 3. What do you need ...
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Are Wii games multilanguage (EU Region)?

Are Wii games multilanguage in EU region? I live in Italy but I found some very good prices on UK sites, so I am wondering if games sold there have Italian language included. If there is no general ...
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Workout with wii or kinect

What is better for doing workout (yoga, pilates, karate, fighting games) - Wii or Kinect? Important for me is precission. The system should be able to tell me that I'm doing some moves bad, that my ...
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How do I serve a fast ball in Wii Sports?

I recently replaced our damaged Wii Sports disc after a year or so of it being out of commission. My son and I have been having a lot of fun playing together. When we play tennis, I'm getting vague ...
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Move saved games from Wii to PC

My younger son (3) broke the disc for our Wii version of Lego Star Wars, The Complete Saga. My older son (7) would like to play it some more, and I'm thinking of just buying it for the PC through ...