Wii HIDDEN GEMS – 9 More Games for the Collection! ** NEW for 2020**

Wii HIDDEN GEMS – 9 More Games for the Collection! ** NEW for 2020**


– [Metal] Hey guys, Metal
Jesus here, and you know what? I am still playing with my Nintendo Wii. I still enjoy the system, I still love trying to find hidden gems for this. But after doing so many of these videos, I’m startin’ to wonder, is it tapped out? Are there any more
hidden gems to be found? Let’s take a look. (hard rock music) All right, so the first game I wanna check out is called Pirates Plundarrr. You have to do it with that
little arrr at the end of it. (digital music) So this is a game that
is exclusive to the Wii, and right off the bat I know many of you are going, hey, this looks an awful lot like Castle Crashers,
and yeah, you’d be right. Now I don’t think this is actually made by the same developers, but you can tell that they were heavily
influenced by that game and were usin’ it as sort of a blueprint to make a beat-em-up on the Wii. And I gotta say, this game
is actually a lot of fun. So as you can tell, the
game has really colorful 2D-style graphics and also animation. Again, very similar to Castle Crashers. There are 40 different enemy types, so lots of baddies to beat up. Plus it has a lotta RPG elements where you can earn XP to upgrade your character as you progress, and there are a bunch of
different weapon types that you can use both in your
primary and secondary attacks. This game is just a really fun beat-em-up, it’s very simple, very easy to get into, it’s a lot of hack and slash fun, and if you have a Wii,
definitely check it out. (dramatic music) (swishes)
(grunts) Next up is a racing game that I have been planning to talk about for a while now. It is exclusive to the Wii, and the DS if you wanna get technical, and that, of course, is Need for Speed: Nitro. Now, I know what you’re thinkin’. Hey, how could a Need for Speed game be on a hidden gems list? Well, I would make the argument
that this is definitely, I think of all the Need for Speed games, this is probably the one that
is most often overlooked, and that’s a real shame, because this game is designed from the ground up to be a Wii exclusive, and
it’s just arcade goodness. This is an awesome game. (sirens) And the thing is for me that
the Need for Speed series has been going a little bit more realistic in the last, I would say, decade or so, and that’s fine, I like
those games, but this is definitely a throwback to
just pure arcade goodness. You can see by the gameplay footage here that, yeah, it doesn’t play like a normal Need for Speed game, at
least one that’s come out in the last 10 years, and again, I think that’s actually
a really good thing. This is so much fun. Being that it’s a Wii
game, a lot of people are concerned that (groans)
does it have motion controls? Well, yes, but thankfully
you can turn them off, so actually in this gameplay footage, that’s actually what I’ve
done, is I’ve turned it off, I’m playing it normally,
as it was meant to be. And really, the game
is just super arcadey. You can tell by this
footage, it kinda looks almost like some of the classic Burnout games, which is why I like it. The game has five different locations, Cairo, Rio, Madrid, Singapore, and Dubai. And it also has licensed
cars, which is cool, but again, as you can tell here, they are a little bit more cartoony,
a little bit more colorful. So yeah, if you like arcade racing games, you like the Need for Speed
series, and you got a Wii, definitely check out
Need for Speed: Nitro. (percussive music) ♪ Oh no, there goes Tokyo ♪ ♪ Go, go Godzilla ♪ Unleashed, on the Wii. (digital tones) (crashes) So yes, this is Godzilla:
Unleashed on the Wii. Now, of course, I do have to say, this also came out on the Playstation 2, but if you got a Wii
and you like Godzilla, you should definitely pick this up, because this is a really
fun monster beat-em-up game on the Wii, it’s surprisingly fun. And when I say surprisingly fun, it’s because, well, when this game originally came out it got a little bit beat up by professional
reviewers at the time, and I have to say, I think
that’s a little bit harsh, especially with a little bit of hindsight now that we can see it for what it is. Maybe the Playstation
2 version was better, but I have to say that this game uses the Wii controls, the Wii motion controls, and honestly it actually
works really well. They’re not very frustrating, it just feels very natural, very fun. And if you’re a big fan of giant monsters destroying everything in its path, well, this game’s gonna be for you, because it has a huge roster
of 26 different monsters. Monsters might be pushing it a little bit, because there’s aliens and all sorts of other stuff like that, but yeah, this has got a huge roster
of stuff to choose from. One of the really cool parts of this game is that you can totally
customize a battle, if you wish. You can go in there and modify almost everything that is
happening in this game, so including what type of monsters, the type of power-ups, how
often the health regenerates, you can even control the
size of the monsters. It just goes on and on and on. It’s actually really
cool if you just wanna totally just get in there
with a friend of yours and beat the tar out of each
other, it’s pretty cool. The Godzilla games can
be kinda hit or miss, but if you have a Wii, and
you have some friends over, this is a pretty good time,
definitely check it out. (crashes) Here’s a game that turned
out to be a total surprise, because, well, one, I never
actually saw the movie, and two, it’s a licensed game. And you know how that can be sometimes, that can spell trouble, but trust me here. Ice Age: Dawn of Dinosaurs is really fun. First off, I should probably point out that this also came out on other systems, but again, we’re just focusing on the Wii here, and yes, it’s great on this. Now, as you can see by this footage, this is a 3D platforming
game that’s pretty similar to a lot of the games of the time, very similar to the
Ratchet and Clank games where you platform around,
you’re collecting stuff, you’re doing a little bit
of combat, things like that. But the reason why it’s on this list and why it’s in this video is because it’s so well-designed, I
mean, it’s got great graphics, and it has really good level design. Great writing, and
honestly the voice acting is often hilarious, and there’s
tons of it in this game. And this game did a really good job of really grabbing my
attention as I was capturing this footage, I was having
a lot of fun playing this. (squeaks)
(percussive music) Now there are some motion
controls in this game, but I feel like that it’s not
super annoying when they do, because for the most
part you’re just moving with the nunchuck, and
then there’s a little bit of combat with the motion
controls, which, yeah, not probably my favorite,
but, again, it’s not too bad. But then there are times when
you’re shooting something in first person, and I
really feel like that’s a good use of motion controls. It actually feels more natural than trying to just use the thumbstick. So yeah, this is a
really fun and well-made 3D platforming game, if
you like these kinda games, you should definitely check it out, because this isn’t really hard to find, and again, if you don’t have a Wii, you can get it on other systems as well. (crackles)
(dramatic music) So you guys know that
I love light gun games in the arcade, but one of the reasons why I love the Wii so much is because so many light gun games came out for it. And I’ve covered many of them
over the last couple years. But one of the last
ones I wanna talk about is this one right here,
it’s called Top Shot Arcade. And it’s kinda funny,
because, I went on the fence about this one about whether
I wanted to talk about it, because this is definitely,
of all of the light gun games probably released, it’s definitely one of the most realistic ones,
because you’re technically hunting animals in the forest, and maybe not everyone’s not gonna be into that, but I wanted to cover this one anyways, because the truth is, it’s
a fun light gun shooter. And yes, you’re shooting
animals in the forest, and that might not be
everyone’s cup of tea, I totally get it, but this is a fun game, it’s well-made, and it deserves a mention. – [Commentator] Load your gun.
(bangs) No score for him.
(bangs) Popped him in the noggin. – [Metal] Now a couple things
that I notice about this over other light gun games is that, one, the stages actually are very short, sometimes lasting only a minute or two. And two, the precision of your shots is very important in this game, almost like you’re really going hunting. And I know that’s kinda silly to say, because this is obviously an arcade game, and it’s not realistic really in any way, but it is definitely
tougher than it looks. Unlike other light gun
games I’ve played before, this one I really had to
replay some of the levels multiple times because, as you see here, some of these animals
are running really fast, and it can be pretty hard
to hit them in a spot where it’ll actually take them down. So anyways, I know this game is not gonna be everybody’s cup of tea, but I’m pretty sure that no actual animals were harmed in the making of this game, and so, if that’s somethin’ that you’re interested in, and you
like light gun games, you should definitely take a look. (bangs) – [Commentator] He’s takin’ a dirt nap. – [Metal] All right, next up is a game that, well, I just kinda stumbled upon. I didn’t really know that much about it when I first bought it, but that is a game called FlingSmash. (cheerful music) The big selling point for FlingSmash was at the time it was one of the first games to support the Wii MotionPlus, and that is the device
that basically makes the Wii motion even more
accurate and more sensitive. And like the title of the game suggests, that’s exactly what you do in this game, you fling and then smash for score. And really, the game
kinda feels a little bit like pong or tennis, but
because of its physics, and because of the way
that it bounces around, it also feels a little bit like pinball. And what you’re trying to do is take out as many of these bricks while
the level is autoscrolling, and you’ll often have
power-ups and multipliers and stuff like that, so
there’s a lot going on, especially as the game progresses. And so what you’re doing is basically just controlling the direction and power of that critter that you’re
knocking around the screen, and then he takes out bricks, but you can also press a
button on the controller and that will instantly stop him, so that way you can autoadjust the angle and also how much power you wanna give him and send him off on another direction. Now, I’ll be honest with you,
this is not an amazing game, but I was surprised at how
much fun I had with it, especially when you consider that when I bought this, I paid a dollar for it. So when you wanna talk about hidden gems and games that people are overlooking, this is definitely one of ’em. And also, I would say, this is probably, if it’s not your cup of tea,
it may be really good for kids. That’s kinda what it feels like it’s designed for, so
just keep that in mind. All right, next up we got
another arcade racing game, this one called Hot Wheels: Track Attack. Now I’ve covered the Hot Wheels series in other videos before,
and the thing about the Hot Wheels series is that, again, it’s a series that always adds in fun. They’re never simulators, they’re always about just over-the-top action, and that’s actually what I really like. Now, I can read your mind,
and I know what you’re saying. This game looks like
ass, and you’re right. It’s not a very good-looking game, even when you consider that
it’s running on the Wii. I know, I get it, but here’s the thing. All I care about is is there a smile on my face when I’m playing a game? And the answer is yes, when I play this game, actually it’s a lot of fun. I mean, any racing game that
has a loop-de-loop, well, OK, I’m gonna give it a shot,
you know what I’m sayin’? (roars) And I wanna point somethin’ out, and that is in this game
there is some physics, and you can kinda see
that in the footage here, because you might see me
sliding around corners, and that was a part of the
game that I wasn’t expecting. And I actually think that’s pretty cool, ’cause once you play a
racing game like this and you know the rules of
it and how the cars handle and how it’s gonna take the
jumps and stuff like that, how it’s gonna go around
corners, I really dig that. So it’s a nice mix, again, of arcade and just enough realism to keep it fun. And the other thing when
it comes to racing games, and I wanna mention it
here, is that you can turn off the tilt controls, so,
that’s very important to me, because, you know, sometimes tilt controls can be a nightmare, and it’s good that some of these games
allow you to toggle that. So this one and also Need for Speed, like I said, you can
just play them as normal. And I mentioned the loop-de-loops, right? OK, cool, yeah, definitely check it out. – [Commentator] Outrageous!
(roars) – [Metal] OK, so first I talked about the Ice Age movie game, and now I’m talking about Penguins of Madagascar. Don’t hate me for this, OK? Just stay with me for a second. Yes, this is a licensed game
based on a animated movie, and typically those are
crap, I know, I know. But occasionally you
do get gems like this. So what’s goin’ on here, well, basically this is kind of like a 2.5D platforming slash puzzle game, and what you do is you switch between
four different penguins that each have their own unique abilities. For instance, one of ’em is
smart and can hack computers. Another one can jump and
then hover over gaps, which is really important
if the floor is electrified. Another one is really strong, and then another one can actually dash. And so what you’re doing in this game is constantly switching between those four penguins to
get past certain obstacles and enemies and get through a level. I actually found this game
to be quite challenging. It was not easy, and definitely required some creative thinking. So, yes, this is a licensed game based on a movie, and like the
other one I haven’t seen it. I do see some of these occasionally. But that’s OK, because
again, it doesn’t matter, it just matters if the game is
fun, and this definitely is. (digital music) All right, and then finally we have Hidden Mysteries: Titanic. So as you can see by this footage, it is a point-and-click adventure game that mixes sort of
traditional-style PC adventure game item hunting that you would see like in the LucasArts games, but also it puts in there the hidden object gameplay that is really popular, say, on mobile. And as you can tell by
the gameplay footage and also the title of the game, it’s really a retelling of the story of the Titanic and its last voyage, or I guess its maiden voyage
that was also its last, because of course it sunk
to the bottom of the ocean. But this also has new
story and also characters. I would say that it kinda
follows the James Cameron movie, but it’s just different
enough to feel fresh. But, again, the reason
why it’s on this list is because it really is a mix of that point-and-click, picking out
objects in the background, putting them together to solve puzzles, but then also it has sections in it that you have to find,
say, all the different pieces that are hidden
within the background. And so it’s very much like
two different types of games mixed together, and it feels very natural. I will say, though, that the puzzles can be a little bit obtuse. You will probably get stuck in this game and wonder what the heck to do. Now, there is a hint
system, which is very nice, and it’s completely optional,
but you are gonna be clicking around, kinda
wondering what am I supposed to use this for, where
is it supposed to go? Now, there are four different endings in this game, because you do have a bit of choice as to
how the narrative goes. And as you complete
the game, there is also a bonus level that you can unlock. And I’ve always felt that these kind of point-and-click games
are well-suited for the Wii because the Wii motion tracking actually is very mouse-like, and typically these games would be made for the PC. So, again, if you like
puzzle games, you like a challenge, you like a good
story, definitely check it out. All right, guys, that’s
another Wii hidden gems video in the bag, and I think this makes my sixth or seventh video
about Wii hidden gems over the last, jeez, probably five years. And the thing is is that I’m
kinda wonderin’, is that it? Is this the end of the Wii hidden gems, or are there more to be mined? According to Wikipedia,
there are over 1,500 games released for the Wii, so I
dunno, I’m kinda curious. Although I haven’t actually dove very deeply into other regions, either, so there could be actually some Japan-exclusive ones or maybe
over in PAL territories, that’d be kind of
interesting to check it out. Either way, I’d love to
know what you guys think down in the comments below, if there’s some hidden gems that I
haven’t played on my Wii, I would love to know
and share ’em with you. All right, guys, thank you
very much for watching. Thank you so much for
subscribing, and take care.

100 thoughts on “Wii HIDDEN GEMS – 9 More Games for the Collection! ** NEW for 2020**”

  1. Great video! I don't know if you have previously mentioned but, "Ghostbusters The Video Game" is pretty good. Features the original casts voice acting, and is just overall fun game.
    Also "Rapala We Fish" is also really good and appeals to a wider audience than fishermen. The graphics are cartoonish and it has elements of cart games, where you can shoot your fellow tournamen contestants with different stuff to make them lose their catch. Really different type of game. Worth checking out for sure

  2. NFS Nitro was the shit. I played it so much in my childhood. The drag racing mode where you had to use the Wiimote to shift was a highlight. Also I remember one of the races being incredibly hard. 10/10

  3. I'm still playing the Wii and here are some excellent games I recently bought:
    1. SpongeBob SquarePants: the creature from the Krusty Krab
    2. Destroy all Humans Big Willy Style(exclusive)
    3. Lego Batman(best version excellent controller movement)
    4. Punchout!

  4. The Titanic one looks a lot like "Titanic: Adventure Out of Time." That's not on the Wii. It's an old Mac/PC game that I still do speed runs on sometimes. Especially since they re-released it on Steam. Just a game from when I was younger that I still play for nostalgia. Very similar to the one you showed though.

  5. Being Playable is a very far cry from being a gem. A Hidden Gem is a GREAT game, not a half-decent piece of shovelware that's better than the very bad ones.

  6. These are the type of games I find in my little brother, sisters room not in a metal jesus hidden gems video. We wanted content, not shovelware.

  7. Need For Speed: Nitro is a lot of fun, especially with split screen multiplayer. I think the motion controls work really well, and I prefer just using the wiimote.

  8. I noticed the PAL region games has quite a few exclusives based around UK TV shows. I was wondering if American Wii collectors were interested in these at all

  9. Metal Jebus this is what happens when you watch too many Scot the Woz videos.😂. Having said that that Ice Age game is definitely the best rat like emaciated squirrel game game ever made.

  10. Pretty sure this list is scraping the bottom of the shovelware barrel. These are forgettable mediocre at best games to play when you’ve exhausted the Wii library.

  11. Sebastien Desrochers

    Please do hidden gems series on PS vita. You have done a overall system intro and a couple segments on the limited run games but there are so many hidden gems as the system was popular in Japan and is region free. Games are still coming out for it in 2020!

  12. I still play the og wii one game i was playing recently was lost in shadow . I have the wii u too thats also a great system .

  13. the lack luster of great games on the Wii really means that yeah that these aweful games are hidden gems for this system

  14. Dude, if only you put this video up yesterday. I saw a copy of Pirates Plund- arr at Gamestop and I didn't get it. Probably worth more now because it's in your video

  15. I bought fling smash at walmart for 7.99 I ended up cleaning them out and buying 5 copies because for 7.99 this also included the new wii motion plus controls. One of the best deals i've found

  16. Long subscriber and always entertained. I have a 4 year old and am looking for games that would be appropriate, plus I still like the old system for its light gun games. Keep up the great work!

  17. NFS Nitro is also a great game for kids that just want to play something more 'mature' besides Mario Kart. My son loves that game. It's easy to pick up and very addictive (also for myself). Hot Wheels track attack is also on that list in my book. You even can built your own tracks!

  18. I think the Wii got drowned in too much shovelware for people to assume it was all garbage. Thanks for weeding through and picking some games I probably haven't seen before!

  19. "Any game that has a loop-de-loop…I'm gonna give it a shot. Know what I'm sayin?"

    That sentence made me laugh. Loop-we-loops are pretty awesome though, so I guess I do know what you're sayin.
    Also, 1500 people died on the Titanic?! When?!

  20. Just today I was checking the ice age games for the wii because they actually look really cool and also they are really cheap in the stores were I live in Portugal :p Funny you mention it here on your vídeo ! Awesome vídeo as always 🙂

  21. This channel is great, I dislike, or would never pick up all of these titles, but everyone elses gaming channel just want to remind me how good Resi 4 is. Id rather sit through 20 lists of games I hate, or dont care about, than sit through one more list where I like or love every title bc they are all hit games. Hidden gems are the best gaming list video I can find.

  22. I love MJR but this was really "scraping the barrel: the video". Almost all of these games look terrible. There's no way I'm ever going hunting for the Ice Age game…

  23. I love the Wii it's one of my favorite Nintendo consoles I really believe it was and still is such an underrated system I'd love to get a full complete game set for the Wii someday.

  24. All the disclaimers for hunting animals is hilarious considering every other light gun game you're killing humans and that's perfectly fine

  25. 12:31 insert Robocop reference here
    Personally I'm gonna have the Need for Speed and the Hot Wheels one in mind. Now, for some Wii games not released in America, it comes to my mind "Disaster: Day of Crisis" by Monolith of Xenoblade's fame and "Another Code R" the sequel of Another Code (Trace Memory in America) by Cing

  26. I love these hidden gems videos please do more!! I ordered that Pirates Plunderrr game and I can't wait to play it! I love the hack and slash games. In fact I found 2 copies of that game CIB for only $3 bucks at Gamestop. I'm gonna keep one for myself and trade the other one down the line, seems kind of rare to find.

  27. It winds me on more than it should, but it really grinds my gears when people refer to motion controls when it's actually the pointer controls they should be referencing.
    And on that note, my god were wii fps underrated. Still pisses me off that they dropped ir for Switch.

  28. One game you should really check out is Bakugan for the Wii, it's based on the toys/tv show that were kinda gimmicky,but the game was actually alot of fun,really cool story with full voice acting,unique gameplay and some very good controls with some of the best motion control usage ive seen that dosen't break the game,it fits perfectly,(also there is a DIRECT PORT on the DS!(just lower resolution and no voice acting)) I highly recommend!!

  29. Um, hell yeah dude! In fact, I have yet to find the 2 you (& somehow Reggie) haven't for PS2! (I mean Mr. Radical PlayStation Reggie really shocked me when he didn't own the 2 I'm talking about.)

  30. Damn you metaljesus, releasing this just when i got my salary.. but the damage is minimal, only bought NFS Nitro for 4 bucks. Was also interested in the Ice Age game but that one is not as cheap as i thought

  31. Glad to see NFS Nitro on the list, got it back when it came out and spent sooo many hours playing through the main campaign, especially since the whole thing is 4 player!

  32. I never stopped playing my Nintendo Wii I never went past it's always been my favorite that's good to see it's getting the respect it always deserved the Nintendo Wii is the Hidden Gem that everybody doesn't want and I truly think it's because people were spoiled with not having to move around to play video games it just seems like the most versatile system the best to me this is my opinion and Jesus a man after my own taste that can appreciate a good racing game and old-school good racing game 🔥🤘 and I want to thank you for doing such a great video about the Nintendo Wii thank you thank you I'm going to pick up a few of them games 👍
    who else likes the Zelda shooting game Link's crossbow challenge?
    Penguins Rule ☝🏻🐧
    they're the funniest things from Madagascar so I suggest you watch the movie because it's hilarious

  33. What makes you decide on taking a chance on a game like Ice Age or other games that would make me feel like it is automatic shovel ware?

  34. Only the first game :/
    The rest, i just, i don't play
    I also loved the Secret Files 1 and 2 which were point n click games
    However i watched to solve most of the game in YouTube
    But i was obsessed to the story and wanted to see how it goes so i didn't care about the puzzles n stuff

  35. I love how wii still surpring me with games I haven't even heard of, plus got Just dance 2020, and Mario Kart still selling copies report my 40 million

  36. We had to job shadow in highschool and the company I chose made Godzilla: Unleashed. They talked about how we shouldn't ever get into game dev if we ever wanted a happy job. And they also talked about all the small corners they cut to just ship the game on time. Odd but good memory.

  37. Lol the hunting game is not really realistic haha. Seems like these animals are running out a forest fire 🤣🤣🤣 and this hunter is just waiting away to pop 1000 animals into heaven.

  38. Even though some of these may not be great, I think it's valuable to cover lesser known games. Hell, cover all of them! In fact I think it would be a fun to cover all of them and try to find nice things to say about each one.

  39. I have the black Wii console hooked up and the only time I will play the Wii is in case I run out of space for Wii games on the Wii U. I also have Godzilla Unleashed on the Wii and I enjoyed it. I only finished the game with Godzilla and his Earth Defenders so I can move on to play another game.

  40. You should consider doing a reverse pick ups video. Since you moved recently, I'm sure you must have found things you forgot you had. Maybe a video going through the collection showing games you bought and forgot about?

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