Wii game for an 8yr old?

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  1. Another World
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    I don't own a Wii or follow the scene. I am looking for some recommendations for my 8yr old nephew. He is extremely smart to the point that he could read music and play the piano by age 5. He was reading books by age 3, and at age 5 he was reading on a 2nd grade level. So things that are educational or challenging are not out of the question. His parents keep him away from violence and things which are not age appropriate.

    Here is a list of what he currently owns:
    Boom Blox
    Chuck E Cheese's Party Games
    Lego Star Wars The Complete Saga
    Mario Kart
    Mario Sports Mix
    Star Wars The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes
    Super Mario Bros.
    Toy Story Mania
    Wii Play
    Wii Sports
    Wii Sports Resort

    He really loves Mario Kart and Super Mario. He enjoys old school games (thanks to me), I started him playing Sonic, Castlevania, SMB1 & 2, and other stuff at age 3.

    He does not have access to the Internet so Wii-ware is out of the questions.

    I'm on a short time table, heading out this afternoon to start looking for a b-day gift for him. I appreciate all responses.

    -Another World
     
  2. machomuu

    machomuu Drops by occasionally

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    Would shovelware be acceptable or is he a gamer?

    Also, as for retro games, would Chrono Trigger be too violent?
     
  3. GeekyGuy

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    Man, Kirby's Epic Yarn would be at the top of my list for someone that age. It's an excellent game with a level of challenge well suited for a younger gamer.
     
  4. outgum

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    I was thinking the exact same thing, Get Kirbys Epic Yarn
     
  5. BryceOne

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    I would definately recommend Kirby's Epic Yarn as well, my 9 year old nephew loves it. I would also suggest Donkey Kong Country Returns, as he really enjoys that as well..
     
  6. Guild McCommunist

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    The new Boom Blox is good, worthy sequel to the first (both of them kick a lot of ass, they're so much fun).

    Toy Story 3 was supposed to be pretty good.

    Super Mario All-Stars is good if he likes the original SMB games.

    Super Mario Galaxy or Sonic Colors for some platforming action.

    MadWorld is a favorite with kids [​IMG]
     
  7. machomuu

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    Well I feel stupid. That should have been the first game I thought of.

    Also Wii Party. I don't like it, be he'll probably find it fun if he likes Wii Play.
     
  8. Another World
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    i've been considering GC stuff as well but I would need to grab him a wireless controller, memorycard, and a game or two. i'm heading to the used shop soon so i'll see what they have in stock.

    i'll check youtube for a vid of that kirby game now.

    he is a gamer, but he has a short attention span. i don't think he is ready for an RPG. shovelware is fine, especially if its fun and cheap. that way i could get him 2+ things for his bday.

    -another world
     
  9. metal079

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    what about these

    super smash bros brawl
    super Mario galaxy
    kirbys epic yarn
    Lego harrypoter
    lego batman
     
  10. Cyan

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    Kirby, yes.

    I tested Ice age 3 and enjoyed it the few stages I played, it's action + item collection in 3D world. if he likes this kind of movies, maybe he will like the game.


    If he likes, you can try point and click games (like Secret Files: Tunguska).
    not sure if it's his age, but you could let him try some other game of the same genre first, like monkey island games on Scummvm [​IMG]
    I always want to let new kids learn how we discovered video games and makes them go through the games I liked when I wad a kid. I'm sure you too.

    Edit :
    A boy and his blob should be great too, puzzle-action-plateformer and has beautiful graphics [​IMG]
     
  11. outgum

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    could also try Lego rockband?
    that way he could get a cool looking guitar as a present also lol

    But i still think Kirbys Epic yarn. Do it
     
  12. tj_cool

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    I found de Blob quite amusing. The second part is better according to some, though it's rated E10+, while part 1 is just E. Haven't actually tried part 2 myself.
     
  13. Nujui

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    Kirby's Epic Yarn would probably be the best choice (Well, for me anyways)

    Deblob is also a fun kiddy game.
     
  14. haddad

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    I would also recommended Kirby's Epic Yarn
     
  15. nando

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    flingsmash. i'll sell it to you for 5 bucks. [​IMG]
     
  16. Pete666

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    my little girl like a lot mario sports mix and mario super sluggers
    wii party
    mario party 8
     
  17. Taleweaver

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    This is New super mario brothers wii, I presume? If not, I suggest it. If so...+1 Kirby (it has great co-op multiplayer).


    As far as I can think of, A boy and his blob is probably the best runner-up (not to be confused with 'de blob'...though that isn't a bad game either).