Extremely late to the Wii party, recommendation for a homebrew game?

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  1. HollywoodX
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    Yeah, I'm making the classic "new to the party" thread which exists every week on every active forum in the world, just got a Wii a few days ago and installed the Homebrew Channel and Homebrew browser via Letterbomb on it. Tooled around with Wii64 and saw I could run WCW/nWo Revenge on it, which was cool. And yeah, it is the new sit down Wii, and all the hacks work fine on it if anyone was wondering (minus the Gamecube ports of course.)

    Just wondering for those who have played through a few homebrew games, what your #1 recommendation is for a single player homebrew game? I'd like to try a few, and since it seems like content has pretty much slowed down for Wii development, if any new interesting games were made that fell through the cracks as well.
     
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    Well, there are some interesting ports that could interest you, they are not original games, that's what you looking for I guess (?)
    Anyway:
    -Doom Wii
    -Quake
    -Quake II
    -Theme Hospital
    -ScummVM (old emulator for point and click games, such Sam & Max, Broken Sword)
    -Descent
    -Abuse
    -Maze of Galious
    -Alien Breed
    -Hexen
    -Heretic
    My favorite is Quake, it could be my 1# recomendation, but it all to personal preferences.


    Ah, Bolt Thrower is an original Hombrew game that I like personaly =P
     
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    Thanks for the advice. I'm usually not into older games, but I haven't played a lot of Scumm games, I did like Maniac Manson on NES though. :P

    I'm guessing the ScummVM port can use the Wii remote as the pointer instead of the mouse?
     
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    Yes, latest release has very acurate pointer, you can't go wrong =P
     
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    Personally I find the wiimote pointing in scummvm to be frustrating as hell. Nearly every time I try to click on something, the pointer moves a tiny fraction and the click doesn't register properly. It supports pushing the pointer around with a GC controller and I've been bugging dhewg to implement classic controller support as well.... no luck so far though.
     
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    Maze of Galious... Wii ? :blink:
    That's... Knightmare 2, right ?

    Where can I find that ? :yaywii:
     
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    its my game but i pimp it every chance I get :P there are some big cracks around here for games to fall through;

    http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Newo_Shooter (work in progress I will probably start working on it again in the new year)

    [​IMG]
     
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    I love this game, glad to hear you will continue refining it!
     
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    Hey awesome. You took the time to make the game and give some info about it, so I'll take the time to play it. I'll try it out tomorrow, thanks. :)
     
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    Played the Newo Shooter game a little bit a couple days ago, it's pretty neat, really short though but I imagine that's the case with a lot of homebrew games considering how much time it takes to make one.
     
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    Lol, yeah I think the game is like 15 minutes long. its pretty short because I only create 2 new stages every 2 months because I have to split my time between adding stages and adding new features. The length of homebrew game is really a factor of how many people are working on it. If you play a published game to the end and watch the credits there are like 100 people working on those games for 40 hrs a week plus they are getting money and nice computers lol. Most homebrew is just one guy and maybe an artist. Eventually I may find someone to help write script for the stages - that would free up some of my time.


    anyway, here are some others for you to try;

    http://wiibrew.org/wiki/WiiSPACE - is a pretty nice but HARD asteroids game which has some nice bosses.
    http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Nowhere - nice 3d game with funky physics
    http://wiibrew.org/wiki/CorsixTH - hmmmm
     
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    Thanks I'll try them out. Do you know if the Wii has a Duke Nukem 3D port somewhere? Wouldn't mind playing that one via homebrew as well.
     
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