How do Wii games from WiiU USB Helper work on WiiU?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Deniii, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. Deniii

    Deniii Member

    Aug 6, 2009
    United States
    The app WiiU USB Helper is well known here. It works perfectly for WiiU games as well as Virtual Console games for systems such as Super Famicom/Nintendo, Gameboy Advance, DS, etc.

    In the app, however, there are some Wii games such as Xenoblade, WarioLand Shake, Super Paper Mario, etc.
    These games don't have the word "Virtual Console" on a black background on the icon. Instead, they have a white icon with the word "Wii".

    My question is, how do these games work?
    Do you install them to system NAND like any other game? (like installing Super Mario RPG (VC) or Game and Wario(WiiU), from example)
    Do they run by choosing the vWii icon on the WiiU main menu?
    Do they run like regular WiiU games (like Bayonetta) from the WiiU menu?
    Do you need to hack the vWii to run them?

    I tried searching the web for answers to these questions but I couldn't find anything.
    Everything Wii related to the WiiU is for things like the Homebrew Channel, CFG USB Loader, CIOS, and running games from USB like in the regular Wii, but no mention of these few Wii games from WIIU USB Helper.

    Any help would be appreciated.
  2. rafaelia

    rafaelia Member

    Feb 17, 2010
    1) Yes, you can install them like any regular Wii U or VC game
    2) Yes, they can be launched via the icon on the home menu
    3) Yes, although it seems many of them require either CFW/sig patches
    4) No, you don't need to modify the vWii for them to run
    Last edited by rafaelia, Mar 5, 2017
  3. Deniii

    Deniii Member

    Aug 6, 2009
    United States
    Thanks rafaelia.
    I'll give some of those a try.
  4. Felek666

    Felek666 retarded memekid which no one likes

    Jan 3, 2017
    Some vWii games out-of-region will not run with vWii due to it's region-locking.
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