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Re: Review: Nintendo Wii Mini

by dunpeal2064 Tue May 23, 2017 9:04 am

S-Video to Composite won't give you an S-Video quality image, though, so I would aim for S-Video to Component.
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Re: Review: Nintendo Wii Mini

by jacjon Fri May 04, 2018 3:09 pm

never really got into the original Wii but maybe I should give one of their new consoles a try
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Re: Review: Nintendo Wii Mini

by samsonlonghair Mon May 07, 2018 12:45 pm

jacjon wrote:never really got into the original Wii but maybe I should give one of their new consoles a try

Rather than the Wii mini, I would recommend the WiiU for playing Wii games now.

WiiU Pros:
*The backwards compatibility is practically perfect. It's not even using emulation because the hardware is so similar, the WiiU just reboots into Wii mode like dual-booting an older operating system.
*The WiiU can play Wii games in HDMI. This is the only official legit Nintendo product that will let you play your Wii games via HDMI.
*A Used WiiU is pretty cheap right now. You will certainly find it for less than the Wii mini.
*WiiU naturally plays WiiU games. I know this seems obvious, but it's worth pointing out that the WiiU has a surprisingly underrated library.

WiiU Cons:
*WiiU doesn't come with gamecube controller ports like the original Wii. This same Con also applies to the Wii mini.
*WiiU doesn't play gamecube games. Likewise, this same Con also applies to the Wii mini.

Altogether, I recommend the WiiU over the Wii mini for caching up on the Wii library.
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Re: Review: Nintendo Wii Mini

by marurun Mon May 07, 2018 1:31 pm

Can the WiiU be coerced into playing GC games at all? Are there hacks or mods that take care of that in combination with USB adapters?
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Re: Review: Nintendo Wii Mini

by casterofdreams Mon May 07, 2018 3:30 pm

marurun wrote:Can the WiiU be coerced into playing GC games at all? Are there hacks or mods that take care of that in combination with USB adapters?

Not sure about the USB adapters but Hori and PDP made GameCube style controllers that are actually classic controllers. They plug into the Wiimote. They aren’t bad at all.
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Re: Review: Nintendo Wii Mini

by Ziggy587 Mon May 07, 2018 7:05 pm

marurun wrote:Can the WiiU be coerced into playing GC games at all? Are there hacks or mods that take care of that in combination with USB adapters?


Yes and yes. You can soft mod the vWii and play GCN games from there. You can use the GCN USB controller adapters too.
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Re: Review: Nintendo Wii Mini

by JoeAwesome Tue May 08, 2018 10:24 am

Ziggy587 wrote:
marurun wrote:Can the WiiU be coerced into playing GC games at all? Are there hacks or mods that take care of that in combination with USB adapters?


Yes and yes. You can soft mod the vWii and play GCN games from there. You can use the GCN USB controller adapters too.


Including the same one used for SmashU. I've also read you can use any bluetooth controller, so PS3 and PS4 controllers are supposedly possible with hacks.
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