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Tech Dad: Nintendo Wii Games

Nintendo has just launched two new games, New Play Control! Pikmin and New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis.

New Play Control! Pikmin: Life under a microscope fantasy world, Pikmin delivers a unique experience like few before it with a blend of real-time strategy, adventure, and puzzle elements. You control Captain Olimar, a lovable little astronaut, who crash-landed on a planet inhabited by even more lovable little plant creatures known as Pikmin. Olimar can command these creatures RTS-style, assign them tasks, make them attack foes, and gather resources. The ultimate task is to rebuild Olimar’s space ship before a 30-day time window elapses. Command lovable little creatures RTS-style Rebuild Olimar’s space ship before a 30-day time window elapses.

New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis: Step out on to the court and get ready for tennis like you’ve never experienced it before as Mario and friends serve up sporty fun with a Mario-style twist. In New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis, the Nintendo GameCube hit is back with exciting Wii controls and a dazzling widescreen presentation. Pick up your Wii Remote and get ready to practice your swing with Mario and the gang as they take you on an unforgettable tour of the wackier side of tennis.

 

 

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379 Responses to “Tech Dad: Nintendo Wii Games”

  1. always_317537 says:

    I love tennis …I use to have a game cube but this is even more awesome to actually interacting with it on the Wii! Thanks =)

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  4. Casey Miller says:

    I would love to win this for my Mom, she and I love MARIO!

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  5. roswello says:

    i like that you get to move around with this game sounds like fun
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    the tennis looks fun I like that you can attach a Nunchuk controller for additional precision and it has
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  12. kasandria says:

    The widescreen effect in Mario Tennis. Thanks for a great giveaway!
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  22. gahome2mom says:

    Tennis would be fun because you can control you own motions. And Pikmin just added a new tossing feature which would be easier than the old one. We don't own either game.
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    I love the "Life under a microscope" viewpoint in Pikmin.

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  31. bridget3420 says:

    The Mario Tennis game looks most interesting to me. I used to play tennis all the time so it would be fun to use the wii and see how much worse I've become.

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    I love that the second game includes Mario. It's such a throwback to when my husband and I use to play the original Nintendo. Thanks for the chance.

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  38. Lori says:

    I am a Nintendo girl. I love Mario. I'm intrigued by the "wackier side of tennis" the game has to offer.

    I've never played Pikmin, but I'm curious to see what happens if you don't rebuild his ship in 30 days? Does he get stuck there? Can you never play the game again? Is it like those first digital pocket pets from when I was a kid that just completely shut off if you killed them? Now I really want to play!
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  44. Tink412 says:

    Well, I'm too old to get the hang of these games but have been known to spend hours watching my sons & nephews playing! I know my sons will love the graphic's & actions they can do with the Pikmin's game….I'll continue to love watching….LOL….

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  47. edeliz says:

    I love that my entire family can play it. Both kids, my husband and I are fans and look forward to our little competitions.

  48. Angel S. says:

    I love the real-time strategy for the Pikmin game! Thanks

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  50. Katrina V says:

    I like the twist in the Mario Power Tennis! 🙂

  51. Badger Momma says:

    For the Pikmin, I like the combination of real-time strategy, adventure, and puzzles. I also like the graphics. This seems like a neat strategy/building game.

    For Mario Power Tennis, I love the fact that you can actually practice your actual tennis swing by using the remotes. Forehands, backhands, spins, etc. All the real sport skills combined in a candy-like game that is sure to entertain both kids and adults.

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  79. babysmama says:

    My son loves to play the tennis sports package our Wii came with. It is hilarious to watch him and he kicks my boota at it. I think it would be even more fun for him to play the Mario version…who doesn't love Mario?

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  91. exotic1 says:

    The Pikmin game is a game the whole family can enjoy. If they can get it away from Dad that is. lol I like that it has a combination of real-time strategy, adventure, and puzzle elements all in one game. This is a game I too could end up addicted to 🙂

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  95. Casey Becher says:

    I like that the Mario Power Tennis lets you attach a Nunchuk controller for additional precision. Cool!

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  104. Daniela6968 says:

    I haven't played either games so, I wouldn't know what features would interest me more. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    I love the fact that it is a game the entire family can enjoy! Lots of variations there! Thanks
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  110. noreen says:

    I love that my husband would love either game, tennis (he played in school) or pikmin because it would be fun with his girls

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  112. 1agordon says:

    i like that the tennis game gets them moving!

  113. clc408 says:

    My favorite feature: Command your own Pikmin army of up to 100 creatures at once. Cool!

  114. traymona says:

    I think the puzzle aspect of the games would be the most fun.
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  119. Betty N says:

    I like that it's a similar setup to Mario Super Sluggers, where more casual players can hit and pitch while other players can have better control by using both devices (wiimote and nunchuck). We are renting a Mario game right now while our grandson is with us…He loves Mario and if I won it I would give it to he and his family (parents and siblings ages 4-13)

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  123. Kristy says:

    I love that it senses your swing really well in tennis.

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  126. oceanrena says:

    i like that you get to move around with this game, great for my sister who has been playing tennis in hs for two years

  127. JACLYN says:

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  133. Crystal P says:

    I also have to go with the E ratings! Plus it's nice to have more games that the whole family will enjoy!

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  136. idahomom says:

    The E rating

  137. schemmy888 says:

    I think the cooles part is that they are two old games, but have been reved up to fit the Nxt-Gen standards. The best thing about Pikmin is probably that you get to move all the stuff just by moving the controller. You don't have to use the control pad. The best thing about the Mario Tennis game is the cool power-ups and how it might feel as if you are actually plaing tennis.

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    Favorite features are that I can also play these games, they are multi-generational, can be enjoyed by one and all!

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    I love that we all can use this as a family, and that it is kid friendly
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  157. Sondra says:

    I used to play Pikmin on the Gamecube with my son and it was alot of fun. It would be fun to play again with the whole family.

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  159. Justin Gall says:

    I think I threw my arm out playing tennis on wii sports, and mario power tennis you can use your wii-mote the same way, and MPT is the best tennis game for the wii. The wii pikmin port you're able to control your character and the pikmin using your controller and nunchuck. It makes it a lot faster, easier, and more fluid in playing the game. Definite advantage over the original

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  161. CDStardust says:

    In the Mario Power Tennis you can pick your player from the Mario Universe. Plus its a game that the hole family can play. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    My grand daughter and I love puzzles – the Pikmin sounds great! Thanks

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  168. Jackie says:

    My husband plays tennis every week. What a great way for him to enjoy it at home! I think the whole family would love it.

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  170. DARLA KIDDER says:

    One New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis video game. I love the exciting Wii controls and dazzling widescreen presentations.

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    love that its rated e, so everyone can play

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