Retro Wrap-Up: Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Edition

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

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Retro Wrap-Up: Nintendo Wi-Fi | oprainfall

Another week is behind us, ladies and gentlemen. This week’s Retro Wrap-Up celebrates the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service that brought new life to so many games on the Wii and DS. I was able to find a few of the first games to use Nintendo Wi-Fi on each system, a few more favorites sprinkled in, and a certain special game as a send-off. What were your favorite games that used the service?

In the spirit of being worldly (thanks to the powers of the Internet—I wouldn’t have been able to become a Pokémon Master without it), the oprainfall Retro Commercial Research Team—me—brings you a handful of great TV moments from games that feature Nintendo Wi-Fi here in North America.

Here are the highlights from this past week:




Do you have any awesome ideas for the retro commercials I should try to find next time? Email or send a tweet. Of course, you can always let me know in the comments below!

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  • James Best

    I only ever used the Nintendo Wi-fi connection for Mario Kart Wii and the Pokemon games.

  • ndolphin64

    Golden Eye 007 🙁

  • Vinicius

    I only used the Nintendo Wi-Fi for Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom, and I wished that I had used it for The Last Story, but there was never anyone online when I tried.

  • When I bought the Wii I never even knew about the online multiplayer. Once I disovered Mario Kart Wii online, all the following games I bought for Wii were exclusively because they had online multiplayer. I played Last Story, Brawl, Mario Kart Wii and Animal Crossing City Folk like there was no tomorrow. Can there be another Op Rainfall for bringing back the Nintendo Wi-fi same as it was for localising the Xenoblade, Last Story and Pandora’s Tower to US?