Getting WiiU this week.

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by entsd, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. entsd
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    Hello everyone.

    I am glad to find this beautiful forum, I have a few questions, hopefully to get started understanding the new WiiU hacks. In the past, I used to have the old Wii, I have learned how to hack it and enjoy the new features and benefits. Although, I had the chance to download games for free in the old Wii, but I tend to purchase the major games, such as Mario serials and Zelda to support them. I wonder with the new WiiU hack I am able to do the same thing again.

    I am going to purchase WiiU this week, any recommendation which games to get with, I found some packages says get Mario Bros + Luigi U for 299 and other said Wii + Mario 3D only with the same price?

    Is there a place I should get my WiiU from? (Recommendation)
    Is it safe to hack WiiU?
    What are the benefits if I hack my WiiU?
    Can I just return the setting to the factory anytime?

    I am very excited to get the WiiU, please help me out and give me your opinion. I am fresh and new to this now.

    Thank you
     
  2. julialy

    julialy Homebrewer

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    1. no
    2. yes
    3. free wii games, gamecube games, emulator, media player, etc
    4. ambiguous
     
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  3. NWPlayer123

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    It's perfectly safe as long as you don't do anything stupid (IE there's a chance of brick with cIOSes like usual).
    One particular benefit - you can use the gamepad instead of the TV for whatever, I really like Nintendont this way.
    Factory Reset won't mess with vWii homebrew, if you mess anything up (like brick it, for example) then you better have a NAND backup.
     
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  4. WiiCube_2013

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    You could get a Premium Wii U refurbished from Nintendo for like $200 if they still have any.
     
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  5. thorasgar

    thorasgar Checkout my evil Soon-in-atorâ„¢

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    I bought one for my 9 & 12 year old boys. Best Buy had the 3dD world bundle with Smash and Donkey Kong for $360 over Thansgiving. Either current bundle is good about the same value.

    I purchased 3 Pro Controllers as well. Already have a soft modded Wii with 4 controllers. Will probably not mod the vWii for the first year at least. Can't find a compelling reason to do so, not short of inputs in the TV. It has been 3 years since I updated the Wii mod but everything works fine. "Don't fix what ain't broke" :)

    Some of the games are coming from Grandparents, they would get ripped trying to by them themselves.

    Games:
    3D World
    nintendoland
    smash bros
    Donkey Kong
    Mario Bros*
    Mario Kart (new on sale)
    Zelda Wind Waker*
    Hyrule Warriors*
    LEGO City Undercover*
    Pikmin 3*
    *bought pre-owned by shopping online and knowing prices. Best Buy, Walmart, GameStop, glyde.com, half.com, 99gamers.com. Pric so vary greatly and day to day. Glyde is great.

    I used Smash to update to 5.2 and will leave it there for awhile and see how things shake out. If online or DLC becomes really important I might get a used console only to keep my options open.
     
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  6. entsd
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    Thanks so much, I checked with Bestbuy, sadly it's sold out in the Saint Louis, Mo area. I might have to buy the WiiU and the game separate! I might need extra controller as well for my lil brother, and thanks for the game list, I am looking into them.

     
  7. WiiCube_2013

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    If the kids love Lego City Undercover you should buy them Lego 60007.

    [​IMG]

    What it includes is Lego bricks as well as a DLC code for extra missions and content for LCU.
     
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  8. thorasgar

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    Small world. STL as well. :)

    Right now you are probably not going to get either bundle for less than $299. Get what games you can afford now, but no need to go nuts like I did if you can't get good prices. A few games will hold them off for a month or two.

    Make sure you get a mix of multiplayer and solo games. I also picked up a Gamepad silicon sleeve for a little added protection. $10.

    Don't forget to get your Gamepad and controller charged up before present it. I have mine hidden under a drop cloth in the basement charging right now. Will wrap it all up in the morning.

    Looks cool.

    West County Mall has a LEGO Store. You won't get a discount, but it beats driving around to every Walmart and Toys r Us looking for it on Christmas Eve. :)
     
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  9. entsd
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    It's a small world :)

    I am taking notes and definitely will consider the Gamepad silicon sleeve protection, I will check Walmart tomorrow. I was just concern if I will ever play some free games once I hack my Wii
     
  10. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    Grab Hyrule Warriors, Super Mario World 3D, Sonic Lost World, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and if you like survival horror, ZombiU - good games, I quite enjoyed those. :)
     
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    I would buy them all if had the money for all these games... Sonic is my favorite since Sega, I just check Hyrule Warriors on Youtube they look fun, especially online :)