Wii Shop will close in 2019

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Gorjo
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Wii Shop will close in 2019

Postby Gorjo » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:49 pm

https://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/detai ... nouncement
This is for the original Wii, no the WiiU (yet).
We have until March 26 2018 to purchase wii points and until January 30 2019 to spend them.

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Re: Wii Shop will close in 2019

Postby Rueckkoppler » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:26 pm

Interesting that it's still online to begin with. But how interesting was the Wii shop anyway? Isn't everyone using other... ways to get software on these systems?

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Re: Wii Shop will close in 2019

Postby NPChilla » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:11 pm

A while off yet. Clearly it's still lucrative enough to be open for such a (very) long time.

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Re: Wii Shop will close in 2019

Postby Gorjo » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:44 pm

Since the ports sold on Virtual Console may be available in a lot of systems and even easy to emulate, I think people should take this chance to look at the original games on WiiWare because some of them have never been ported to other consoles and may be too obscure to be available in any way after the shop closes.

Here are some platform games available (though I'm sure there are more):
- Cave Story : A "Metroidvania" kind of game. While available on many system for free the wiiware version was notable for having extra stuff and being more polished.
- NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits : Greek mythology themed. Originated on WiiWare but is now available on Steam.
- Bit.Trip Runner : You go fast and dodge obstacles in sync with music.
- And Yet It Moves : You rotate the stage to help you reach the objetive. Very surreal looking. Originaly for PC, but takes advantage of the wii motion control.
- La-Mulana : A MSX style game.
- Max & the Magic Marker : You draw objects and roads.
- Jett Rocket : A 3D collectathon. WIIWARE EXCLUSIVE.
- LostWinds and sequel : You control the wind to help the playable character get to the objetive.
- Blaster Master: Overdrive : Remake of a NES game. WIIWARE EXCLUSIVE.
- Contra ReBirth, Gradius ReBirth and Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth : Short original entries of these classic series. WIIWARE EXCLUSIVES.

There was another 3d exclusive platformer called The Magic Obelisk but sadly it seems to have been removed from the store years ago.

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Re: Wii Shop will close in 2019

Postby Gorjo » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:33 am

Today is the last day to add points through credit card!

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