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yoyo5280
Jul 9, 2007, 08:03 PM
I got a Wii 2 days ago (with a macbook for my mom. SHE SWITCHED) and LOVE IT, what are some good, cheap games I could get. Also, my Wii is japanese, but I want to buy my games from the US. Is this possible?



Dagless
Jul 9, 2007, 08:24 PM
-Mario Football is keeping me more than entertained at the moment, it's a really hectic and fun game.
-Metal Slug Anthology is just, well for someone who never got to play the originals, it's mindblowing. I've never seen such beautiful pixel art.
-ExciteTruck, still playing that. You really need your own music on it though. It's like the classic Dooms for me in that I'll make a new save and just see how far I get in a day. Really needs more tracks.

Then you have the obvious Zelda which needs no comment. :D

Haha. I keep using the word fun. But that's just how I measure a game once all the graphics and music have been extracted.

zap2
Jul 9, 2007, 08:30 PM
Nope, you'll need to important games from the place you got the Wii....bad move on Nintendo's part. The took a step back from DS(I think Xbox 360 and PS3 are region free)

Super Paper Mario, Legend of Zelda, Madden '07, The Godfather ,RE4 are all must IMO

yoyo5280
Jul 9, 2007, 09:20 PM
That sucks. A lot. Okay...

I am guessing there is no way to turn my Wii into english, or like just hirigana and katakana not Kanji, right?

Well, thanks for the help. I will look into the games! :)

AppleGuy08
Jul 9, 2007, 10:09 PM
damn, glad you got the wii, but you should have done some hard searching for one in the US. i say sell it to some japanese kid you know and bust your ass to find one here. Its really not that hard to find one. My theory is, people that say its sooooooo hard to find one are either too lazy to do some deep searching or must not want one badly enough. All you have to do is look in the sunday ads to see which store has them, if a store has them, go camp your ass out infront of the store, or call every store that sells consoles a few times every day. I got lucky and after the 8th store i called (walmart) the gal said yah, we just got a bunch of them in. Best of luck.

yoyo5280
Jul 9, 2007, 10:40 PM
Well, since I live in Japan and my dad does not have enough frequent flyer miles to go back home, buying one here was the only thing to do. :(

AppleGuy08
Jul 10, 2007, 01:40 AM
Well, since I live in Japan and my dad does not have enough frequent flyer miles to go back home, buying one here was the only thing to do. :(

oh my bad, i didnt know you lived in japan, when you were posting this you didnt have a location posted. if you know someone over here, just have them send you games. Get zelda TP, re4, NFS carbon and call of duty 3 for some fun.

yoyo5280
Jul 10, 2007, 08:15 PM
Don't worry about. Okay cool, so wait. Does the Wii play English games? Does the DS?

AppleGuy08
Jul 10, 2007, 09:27 PM
as i told someone else on the forum, have a wiikey installed. it will allow you to play games from different regions.

Antares
Jul 11, 2007, 10:24 AM
Yeah, you can mod it to play games from other regions. I don't think the default system language would change, though...

Ja Di ksw
Jul 11, 2007, 11:25 AM
Smash Dec 3rd!

Edit, sorry, wrong window :(

yoyo5280
Jul 11, 2007, 06:34 PM
whats a wiikey?

AppleGuy08
Jul 11, 2007, 09:24 PM
the wiikey allows you to play backed up wii games (games burned on to normal dvds) and wii games from other regions.

yoyo5280
Jul 11, 2007, 09:27 PM
the wiikey allows you to play backed up wii games (games burned on to normal dvds) and wii games from other regions.
So, is it software or something? Can you post a link?

KristieMac
Jul 11, 2007, 09:27 PM
Definitely get Zelda. I love that one!

And I also must admit that I am not only addicted to the bowling on Wii Sports.

yoyo5280
Jul 11, 2007, 09:34 PM
I love tthe tennis game :)

Wii sports (only game I have) is really boring alone, but with friends I love it. Sorry, I am random :)

Shotgun OS
Jul 11, 2007, 10:04 PM
Must haves: Resident Evil 4, Excite Truck, Twilight Princess, and Super Paper Mario.

AppleGuy08
Jul 11, 2007, 10:10 PM
no the wii key is a physical piece of hardware (a chip) that gets soldered to a certain spot on the wii dvd drive. the dvd player is programmed to say which disk is acceptable or not, in this case, which region can be played and whether or not it is a genuine wii game (not burned) The wii key alters the dvd player by telling the motherboard which disks are acceptable. In this case it tells the motherboard that all regions and burned disks are acceptable.

i just got my wii chipped today by a guy down the street. It only takes 10 minutes if you know what you are doing. Heres a pic:

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/626/wiikeymr5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
the chip

http://img372.imageshack.us/img372/5121/wiikeyteamxmodsinstallpg7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
the chip installed

yoyo5280
Jul 11, 2007, 10:23 PM
Will it void my warranty if I do, also where do you order it and how much does it cost. Last, who can install it for me, or could my dad and I do it without blowing up the house, or breaking the wii?

Sorry for being annoying! :)

AppleGuy08
Jul 11, 2007, 10:44 PM
well the cost varies,do a google search for where to buy one (i dont have a wii key) my friend makes his own chips and installs them, (they do the same exact thing and are wayyyy more cheap) i have no idea the exact steps to install it, but if you google search "wiikey how to install" youll get a ton of different tutorials. And lastly yes, it will void your warranty.

Chone
Jul 11, 2007, 11:55 PM
-Mario Football is keeping me more than entertained at the moment, it's a really hectic and fun game.
-Metal Slug Anthology is just, well for someone who never got to play the originals, it's mindblowing. I've never seen such beautiful pixel art.
-ExciteTruck, still playing that. You really need your own music on it though. It's like the classic Dooms for me in that I'll make a new save and just see how far I get in a day. Really needs more tracks.

Then you have the obvious Zelda which needs no comment. :D

Haha. I keep using the word fun. But that's just how I measure a game once all the graphics and music have been extracted.

Was I the only one who noticed you used the word fun once :confused: lol

yoyo5280
Jul 12, 2007, 12:01 AM
Was I the only one who noticed you used the word fun once :confused: lol

twice

Chone
Jul 12, 2007, 12:05 AM
twice

But the last one doesn't really count :p

Dagless
Jul 12, 2007, 07:08 AM
I've found myself using it a lot in the past few weeks in other posts.

yoyo5280
Jul 14, 2007, 01:27 AM
We just packed up our Wii. Wii are returning it to Yodabashi Camera today, and buying a PS3. Why? We want an English console, and the bluray. It is a shame, my dad and I love to play bowling but "we need to communicate with it" :)

pcypert
Jul 14, 2007, 06:12 AM
I got my Wii modded here in Thailand. I bought a US console while back home as I wanted US VC games instead of Jap game. But now I'm able to play Mario Strikers as well...nice bonus. Added Godfather, Prince of Persia, and Excite Truck also. For a console that "doesn't have any games" (other's have said in other posts) I'm having fun with the 10 games I currently own... :)

They put in the WiiKey for 1500 THB installed with a free backup game if you wanted something like that....

Paul

Dagless
Jul 14, 2007, 11:16 AM
I'm thinking of getting a WiiKey in the hope they add region-free play soon. They're only 15 here at the moment, half the price of a top tier Wii game.

MacRumorUser
Jul 14, 2007, 11:20 AM
I'm thinking of getting a WiiKey in the hope they add region-free play soon. They're only 15 here at the moment, half the price of a top tier Wii game.

Less than half price at 15 surely ;):D

But yeah I'm tring to decide whether to get WiiKey or CycloWiz installed. I havent a clue on the differences, I just want to be able to play region free.

pcypert
Jul 14, 2007, 08:06 PM
The WiiKey has been nice. I'm not sure if the Strikers I picked up was PAL or is there a Jap version out now(too lazy to pull it out at the moment and check :D)? If it's Pal I've never had to insert a disc to set region...

I've had a few times where it won't recognize a disc straight out and I have to reset the Wii...but I've played a Jap game, a US game, and I think a Pal game all with my new WiiKey since yesterday. It's nice to not have to worry anymore about release dates and importing from the states...and also being able to buy from the US VC store! Win Win...and lets hope they don't ban us :)

Paul

AppleGuy08
Jul 14, 2007, 11:06 PM
im really happy with my mod so far. plus i only paid 10 bucks for my chip. As isaid in another post, i got lucky and the guy down the street made his own chips, knew how to program them with Yaosm and how to install it. Ive played games from japan, europe, all over!

Tumeg101
Jul 15, 2007, 07:41 PM
Red Steel is reallly fun, so is excite truck