Grab three friends or pay some strangers, because it’s time to look at the best 4 player Nintendo Wii games of all time.
Now, this list might be a little different from other Wii game lists on Retro Dodo, and there’s a very good reason for that. I’m making a list of the best 4 player Nintendo Wii games based on how much fun they are with three other people.
We’re talking about drinks in the fridge, snacks on the table, and three people you couldn’t live without hanging out with you in real time without worrying about lag, ping, or whether Duncan has a headset or not.
Duncan, get yourself a headset already!
The Nintendo Wii is the company’s best-selling console for a reason: it made multiplayer gaming popular in a way that had never been done before, getting us off the couch and talking to each other.
These games are easy to get and play, and they can keep you busy for a long time.
So, what do we need to do? Let’s jump right in and see which games were chosen.
Goldeneye 007 (2010)
GoldenEye 007 might not be exactly the same as the epic original game for the N64, but man, is it a fun game to play with friends!
Ok, so it’s basically on this list of the best 4 player Nintendo Wii games because of the multiplayer, which, let’s be honest, is the main reason we all play this game!
So the feel is a little different, and Bond looks more like Craig than Brosnan, but the idea is still the same.
And nothing… nothing (except the other 14 games on this list) is better than multiplayer action in the Bond games.
The ability to plug in a GameCube controller is one of the things I like best about Goldeneye 007 for the Wii. For some reason, the GameCube feels like the best console for playing games with other people.
Using the Wii Zapper or custom GameCube controllers to beat back enemies feels like a trip down memory lane. Getting three friends together and choosing from characters like Baron Samedi, Jaws, Natalya, and more while roaming the Facility level feels like a walk down memory lane.
What a great title to start with, and it only gets better from here!
Just Dance (2020)
Yes, you read that correctly. Even though the Wii stopped being made in 2012, the game Just Dance 2020 was still a big hit with fans. Ubisoft knew that a lot of people who bought Just Dance had a Wii, so they made their game appealing to everyone.
That right there is a sign of a smart business.
This game is a lot of fun to play, no matter how old you are (especially after a few beers!).
When I see that purple gorilla on the screen, I still feel like I’m having a strange dream. Still, one thing is certain: Just Dance 2020 is a great way to break the ice with people you haven’t met before.
That, or a huge no-go zone that makes them never want to come back…
Close the curtains so your neighbours can’t laugh, and then make a fool of yourself or impress your friends with some power stances and kick-ass moves.
Kirby’s Return To Dream Land (2011)
Kirby’s Return to Dream Land moves him up to number 13 on our list.
Ok, so he definitely got this title from Link, but that’s fine with us! It also reminds me a lot of Crystal Shards, bringing back the feel of Kirby platform games from the past.
The best part is that you can bring other people with you.
Nothing is better than working with your friends to beat Whispy Woods and all the other bad guys we know and love who are coming after Kirby.
In this side-scrolling game, you can play as Meta Knight, Kirby, Waddle Dee, and the powerful hammer-wielding King Dedede. The four of you can move through the game together.
In Super Mario Odyssey, do you remember the Goomba tower?
Well, all the players can jump on top of each other to make a Kirbalicious column of death (I made it sound cooler than it is…) and kill enemies.
You can collect pieces of a spaceship and get lost in the amazing graphics and textured backgrounds. It’s fun to play and a good choice for our list of the best Nintendo Wii games for four people.
Mario Party 9 (2012)
You think Mario Party 9 should come out already? Come on, there’s always time for a crazy 4-player minigame.
After all, that’s what makes the world go around.
Mario Party games are usually easy to sell because they are fun and feel familiar, but they also have new and interesting features (except for the candy dispenser in Mario Party 5!).
As Bowser Jr. and his dad try to steal mini stars from the sky, you can expect more board game shenanigans.
This is the first game in the series where you and your three friends don’t walk around the board. You all ride in a vehicle together, and each player rolls their dice block to decide how far the vehicle moves each turn.
As always, the minigames and challenges that come up during the game are awesome. They’re not hard to understand, but sometimes it’s hard to beat your competitors.
It’s a Mario game, which means you have to be quick on your feet and laugh a lot… and finger pain from pressing buttons too much.
Mario And Sonic At The Olympic Games (2007)
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games comes in at number 11 on this list of the best 4 player Nintendo Wii games of all time. This game requires quick reflexes and a lot of button mashing.
Yes, Mario and Sonic are no longer the rivals for consoles that caused all those fights years ago. They now work together to run the Olympics (yes, I’m pretty sure it’s the real one…) and compete in all the sports you know and love against characters from the Mushroom Kingdom and Mobius.
Can you remember when you and your friends crammed onto a three-seater couch with four Wiimotes and raced down the 100-meter track? You either jumped up with joy or held your head in your hands in shame.
Nothing is better than seeing Mario go up against Shadow. You’d think the Ultimate Life Form could easily beat Mazza, but he must have some boost mushrooms in his moustache or something.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
“Nintendo Worlds Collie! In this action-packed fighting game, you can fight with a lot of different characters, from Mario to Link to Pikachu, and anything can happen. There’s no end to the smashing fun because you can change everything and there are so many game modes.
What the critics say: “Very rarely has a game had so much amazing action, so many different game modes, and so much value for so many hours. Nothing could be better than this.” – Nintendo Power [Mar 2008, p .82]