This Would Have Been The Perfect Final Wii Game

I know that this spring's The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword won't be the final video game for the Wii, but it is likely to be remembered as the last big game for Nintendo's mighty system. That's cool, I guess, but I believe that Jerry Rice & Nitus Dog Football — announced today as shipping on August 16! — would have been the better final Wii game.

Let's look at what it has going for it:

-Game about something you never thought they'd make a game out of.

-Random celebrity endorsement.


-Abundant cheerfulness.

-A general air of "they'll sell anything on this system."

Is this not the prototypical Wii game? I love my copies of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Little King's Story and Red Steel 2, but prototypical games of the Wii era they were not.

The news today, I think, is that Jerry Rice will be on the Wii on August 16. It was a relatively short time coming. You can play a Flash version of the game now at development studio Judobaby's website.


    I want it. Now.

    This is unquestionably the finest work of American art ever produced, the greatest videogame to date, and a cultural touchstone that will stand like a colossus over all that follow in its footsteps for generations to come.

    I take back all those things I've said about the Wii over the past couple of years - with this one stroke, it has been vindicated. Nintendo - you were RIGHT!

    If only it was released in time for my birthday!

    Thats got to be the worst trailer Ive ever seen.

    Totally sums up my feelings on the console.


    Is the Wii the only unit to have Zelda releases book-ending its life?

    I think it may be...

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