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New Site Design!

Hey nintendo fans!  I’ve had some more time on my hands lately, and I decided to upgrade the site’s looks/features.  First off, you’ll notice the big change in how the …
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Nintendo WFC Online Activity Week Ending May 6

1. Pokémon Diamond – 1,408,657 connections 2. Pokémon Pearl – 959,620 connections 3. Animal Crossing: Wild World – 415,185 connections 4. Mario Kart DS – 320,615 connections 5. Metroid Prime …
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Nintendo WFC Online Activity Apr 22-29

Here are this week’s and weekend’s Wi-Fi connection online activity:

1. Pokémon Diamond – 1,123,606 connections 2. Pokémon Pearl – 788,887 connections 3. Animal Crossing: Wild World – 384,959 connections …
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Reminder: 17 Days Left!!!

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Hey all you Nintendo fans! Would you guys like an opportunity to show your love for Nintendo on this site. Well three lucky winners will be able to do just …
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I’m Off

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Hey niwifi.net fans.  I am about to head out for the rest of the day. Got to do some work stuff then I am off to a MCR and Muse …
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Welcome NTell

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Hey Guys!! Things are getting a little crazy in these parts, especially these next two weeks.  So we decided to bring in a little help, please welcome  NTell. He is …
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Top 10 Niwifi games

1. Animal Crossing: Wild World (54,663 players) 2. Mario Kart DS (41,052) 3. Pokémon Diamond (34,253, Japan only) 4. Metroid: Prime Hunters (32,503) 5. Pokémon Pearl (29,568, Japan only) 6. …
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Sorry things are a little Slow!!!

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If it Seems that Updates have been a little slow lately?! Well its because it has!!! For me, family work, and the normal day to day life, (ie sleep and …
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Repost: Reminder

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Hey all you Nintendo fans! Would you guys like an opportunity to show your love for Nintendo on this site. Well three lucky winners will be able to do just …
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Sorry for the Slow Site Lately
10 years ago

Sorry for the Slow Site Lately

Many of you I’m sure have noticed the site was lagging really bad over the past 5-6 days. Well, the web host that I use was doing some planned …
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New Forums are Live!
10 years ago

New Forums are Live!

Not sure how many of you even visited the old forums on our site, but to be frank—-they sucked. So I completely got rid of the old forums and …
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niwifi has a Myspace!

For those of our visitors who have a myspace account (probably everybody ;), niwifi now has a myspace profile with some cool nintendo music and videos. Check it out and …
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Zelda, Music, and the Golden Ratio
10 years ago

Zelda, Music, and the Golden Ratio

Nintendo blog, The Tanooki, has a really interesting article about the significance of the Golden Ratio (Wikipedia entry) in the music composed for the Legend of Zelda series. The …
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UPDATE: Secret ‘Warp Zone’
10 years ago

UPDATE: Secret ‘Warp Zone’

Nintendo has added a little Easter Egg to the Wii’s Virtual Console. It is going to house various history and trivia about Nintendo games, characters, etc. Here’s the skinny:


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Review: DS-Xtreme

Over Christmas break, I decided to splurge and buy myself a Christmas present. I wanted a DS homebrew card that would serve all the basic functions and then some. My …
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Review: Madden NFL 07

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Madden NFL 07 is the first Madden game I’ve owned. It was one of the titles I had been interested in for quite some time. I was never much for sports games, but there was something different about this iteration in the Madden franchise. The Wii controls really make the football experience worthwhile.

Madden plays host to a few different game modes. There is the single-player Franchise mode, and the Multiplayer modes: 2 on 2, Kicking combined, and Y.A.C Attack (I’ll just be highlighting 2 on 2 and Y.A.C. Attack) The single-player mode has everything a football connoisseur could want. There are drafts and even fantasy team customizations. The single-player is pretty much the same as it has been for the Madden franchise. You can play through a single exhibition game, or go the whole season route.

The multiplayer in Madden really makes the game fun–especially when combined with the Wiimote’s unique features. 2 on 2 is the first of the multiplayer modes and allows for up to four players to match their skills in a short game of football. Each team is made up of only a quarterback and a receiver for the offense. The defense is made up of 2 players, one to rush and one to cover the receiver. This is a lot of fun especially when you have four friends playing.

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The next multiplayer mode is Y.A.C. Attack. This mode’s name stands for “Yards After Completion”. The goal is get as many points by throwing completions for either lots of yards, or a touchdown. The more yards you run after completion the better with a TD giving you the most points. But a player can also receive “Bounty” points on defense. These points are rewarded for good coverage, great tackles, and forced incomplete passes.

The heart and soul of the game’s value comes in the way of the Wii controls. The Wiimote is used for passing, kicking, and some running maneuvers. The passing is done using a throwing motion of the Wiimote. The speed of your motion will determine if the pass is more of a lob or a bullet. The kicking is done with a swinging upward motion as if your arm was your leg. There are also a couple other functions for stiff arm, pump fake, and spinning. The nunchuk is used mainly for the running game. The analog stick is used for all movements in the game and you can motion left or right for juking left or right.

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Review: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

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At this point, my Wii game library is comprised of only 4 games (including Wii Sports). I’ve saved the best game for last–The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

There are so many things to say about this game and most of you probably know everything about it. But, for those that don’t, I’ll try to give a comprehensive review anyway. I’ll try not to mention names or anything to spoil the game.

Twilight Princess starts out with everyone’s favorite pointy-eared hero: Link (or whatever you happen to call him). You start in a small village and progress through the game as most other games. Link is asked to deliver something to Hyrule Castle. Like most Zelda games, the story usually starts small and builds as you progress the game. This Zelda adventure is no different. The scope of the game, as far as you know in the beginning, is to deliver an item and save your friends. Isn’t it amazing how Link always gets himself into trouble after that? Anyways, after about 15 hours into the game, you start to see the BIG picture. The story balloons into the whole battle of good v. evil as you go on.

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The story is absolutely amazing and is just as enjoyable playing through a second time. I haven’t beaten the game twice yet, but I’ve picked up on some things that make a lot more sense now. The story and characters really make Twilight Princess a true masterpiece. There are plenty of twists and turns throughout the game. Some things you expect to happen don’t and others….well, you’ll see. Overall, the story immerses you even more so than the controls.

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The gameplay in Twilight Princess is the pinnacle of puzzle-solving and adventure games. There is nothing more rewarding than going through a dungeon only to get stuck, then miraculously figure out the solution. I can remember at least 2 or 3 times when I stumbled upon a solution to a puzzle. Afterwards, I thought to myself: “There is no way I would’ve figured that out had I not been swinging my sword or shooting something.” Another great thing is how the game builds upon itself for more challenging obstacles. Trust me, it doesn’t get easier as you go along. I thought I had seen every possible type of puzzle since I’ve played all the games, but there are quite a few that had me stumped in the later levels. The gameplay is fun and engrossing the more you play. The controls complement the gameplay very well.

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The controls, for the Wii version anyway, are very unique. The sword and other weapons like the bow are controlled with the Wiimote, while other movements are controlled using the nunchuk. The controls are very precise and create a very vivid interaction with objects and enemies around you. The accuracy of the Wiimote for aiming is pristine. I’ve never played anything that was more responsive and downright fun to use.

The ability to transform into a wolf is an amazing addition and adds new gameplay experiences to the Zelda series. Controlling the wolf has its advantages over being human. For one, wolf Link can run faster than human Link. There are also some other distinct advantages/disadvantages of each form, but some are probably spoilers. The game really needs to be played in order to fully experience everything.

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