Five years ago today the Wii launched in the UK alongside Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Link's brilliant adventure kicked off the Wii in style but it would be just one of many all-time classic Nintendo games that have been released over the last five years. To celebrate Wii's fifth anniversary, we asked you to vote for your best Wii games and here is the top ten. Take a look and argue about the results in the comments below!
10. Donkey Kong Country Returns
We'd been begging for a new Donkey Kong platformer for years and it didn't disappoint. Donkey Kong Country Returns improved on the original with vibrant levels offering new surprises each time yet with enough nostalgic moments to keep the veteran fans happy. Those hardcore fans relished the immense difficulty level, too. We thought they didn't make them like this any more.
You say: What an absolute stunning job Retro did for DK. Classic (read: rock hard) 2D gameplay and visuals that look lush. Jumping into the background for some levels was great but the best stages are the beach sunset ones. Gorgeous to look at and outstanding to play; I've died so many times I've lost count but still I go back for more! danbish
Capcom's amazing adventure had already been released on PS2 by the time it reached Wii but thanks to the Remote being used as if it were your celestial brush, Okami Wii is arguably the definitive version. It stars an unlikely hero - a wolf named Amaterasu who has to lift a curse placed on the land by legendary monster Orochi. Using the celestial brush, you attack enemies and bring life back to the barren earth with an explosion of colour. When it comes to pure adventure games, only Zelda beats it on Wii.
You say: A game that found its true home on Wii. I was gripped by the story and amazed by the Japanese artwork-inspired visuals. Truly a unique game that deserves more praise. sciqueen
8. Monster Hunter Tri
Monster Hunter Tri was a huge deal for Nintendo. Until the third game in the series, Monster Hunter games had always been on PlayStation consoles so it was a massive coup for Nintendo when Capcom decided to release Tri exclusively on Wii. It was a great decision - with 35 massive beasts to slay, the single-player adventure is packed with epic battle after epic battle and working together to take out monsters online is immensely satisfying.
You say: I had only tried one Monster Hunter before on a friend's console and I was left completely clueless as to what I had to do. Tri found a way to help newbies like me while still providing enough content to keep hardened veterans from getting bored. I spent over 300 hours battling monsters just so I could get improved armour or a new weapon. One of the most enjoyable games on any console. shadow663
7. Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess
With the world swooning over Skyward Sword, it's easy to forget just how good The Legend Of Zelda Twilight Princess was when it was released in 2006. Without Wii MotionPlus swordplay, it may not have the finesse of Skyward Sword but swinging the Remote to take out enemies at the time was great. That's not to say it hasn't aged well - it's still a wonderful adventure with a dark story to tell, brilliant dungeons and, in Midna, one of the great characters.