The Lazygamer Awards 2011 – Best Wii Exclusive

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The Wii is nearing the end of its life. Nintendo’s replacing it next year with the Wii U, a tablet controlled console that seeks to bridge the gap that exists between the casual and the core. Though the Wii’s taking its last, dying breaths, that doesn’t mean that there’s not a wealth of incredible games still to be found on the system – and many of them aren’t even collections of waggly minigames!

Here are the nominees for best Wii Exclusive:

Kirby’s Adventure Wii (Return to Dreamland)
Skyward Sword
Kirby’s Epic Yarn
Bit.Trip Complete

And the award goes to:


Winner: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

The first real Zelda for the Wii is also the best; although it doesn’t stray too far from the Ocarina of Time template, Skyward Sword carves its own identity as not just one of the best Wii games – but one of the best games released this year on any platform. It’s a wonderful, exquisitely polished adventure game that utilises motion controls in a way that adds meaning – and not just needless waggle.

Runner-Up: Kirby’s Epic Yarn

Last Updated: December 23, 2011

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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