Nintendo Wii Best Fighting Games

Probably the crème de la crème of all Nintendo fighting games , Super Smash Bros, started on the Nintendo 64 console, exploded on the Gamecube with one of the biggest and best gameplay experiences on any console. The familiar formula of all Nintendo's favorite mascots stuffed into one great big fighting game run by a gamer via his little figurines is genius and in Melee, Nintendo pushed the boundaries, offering dozens of characters, some from games never even released in America like Fire Emblem and dozens of quest modes, unlockable items and multiplayer modes. The statistics included for whom you fought with and how much are incredible as well. Hundreds of hours could be put into this game and you'd keep coming back for more. Now, with the release of the Nintendo Wii, the long awaited sequel is on the horizon. The Super Smash Bros. Brawl will probably see shelves by this summer and features even more characters and one of the most anticipated features, online play. For those worried about the use of the Wii remote for Smash Bros. gameplay, Nintendo has already announced that it will use traditional control schemes.

Dragonball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 2
One of the Nintendo Wii's many release titles, Budokai Tenkaichi 2 was great for a few reasons. First off, it's the best Dragonball Z game around. After the first few mediocre Budokais, they got it right and produced a massive, cel shaded, Dragonball Z fan's dream. This game is perfect for any fan of the classic fighting anime and that's enough for most people. The Wii edition however has a great setup, allowing the use of the Wii remote in ways that fighting games have never been played before. Special moves are acted out and flying is an art all of itself. This game becomes incredibly hard in its deepest parts and that's a credit to the design. But it's not sloppy and that's the most important part. Many people worry about the ability of game designers to put together games for the Wii that don't fail to utilize the hardware properly. This game doesn't and that makes it one of the best anime based games around.

The fighting game roster for Nintendo's consoles might seem sparse, and mainly that's because of the limited hardware abilities in the last generation, but with the introduction of the Wii and it's amazing control scheme, something many developers are beginning to see is not a gimmick, more free games like Budokai Tenkaichi 2 will be on the way, utilizing the Wii to its full extent.