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1337BIGDADDY 16 posts since
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Nov 25, 2011 11:32 AM

What Wiis are backwards compatible?

Hello, I'm new to wiis and I heard some of them are not backwards compatible to the game cube games. What wiis are backwards compatible and what ones are not? I want to make sure to buy one that is able to play al my old games.

GARLICANDHERBCROUTONS 813 posts since
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Nov 25, 2011 11:35 AM in response to: 1337BIGDADDY
Re: What Wiis are backwards compatible?

All of them are as long as they are not pirated Wiis.

BEARDEDONE 1,635 posts since
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Nov 25, 2011 7:10 PM in response to: GARLICANDHERBCROUTONS
Re: What Wiis are backwards compatible?

The new Wiis that come with New Super Mario Bros Wii are NOT backwards compatible with gamecube games.  All other Wiis (so far) ARE backwards compatible with gamecube games.

GARLICANDHERBCROUTONS 813 posts since
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Nov 25, 2011 7:16 PM in response to: BEARDEDONE
Re: What Wiis are backwards compatible?

Oh! Darn I didn't know that they came out with a Wii bundle that late into the Wiis lifespan. Well anyways thank you for correcting me man.

BEARDEDONE 1,635 posts since
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Nov 25, 2011 7:20 PM in response to: GARLICANDHERBCROUTONS
Re: What Wiis are backwards compatible?

I was surprised as well.

IDEALHOBBIES1 1 posts since
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Nov 25, 2011 7:44 PM in response to: 1337BIGDADDY
Re: What Wiis are backwards compatible?

Just purchased the new "Blue" edition from Wal Mart last night. I can confirm that this model IS NOT backwards compatable. Furthermore, there are no controller ports on it. Unfortunately, my son is a bit upset because he liked to use the gamecube controller on our old one with Super Smash Brothers.

BEARDEDONE 1,635 posts since
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Nov 26, 2011 9:30 AM in response to: IDEALHOBBIES1
Re: What Wiis are backwards compatible?

I really think you should complain to Nintendo about this.  They are not doing an adequate job indicating which Wii models do not support gamecube games.  You can call them at 1-800-255-3700 or e-mail them here:  http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/webform.jsp.  I am going to write them a stern letter as well.

GARLICANDHERBCROUTONS 813 posts since
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Nov 26, 2011 10:04 AM in response to: BEARDEDONE
Re: What Wiis are backwards compatible?

True I mean they DID advertise that you could play gamecube games on your Nintendo Wii. That's one of the main reasons I bought it. I'm going to do the same.

NINTENMAN94 1,276 posts since
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Nov 25, 2011 8:51 PM in response to: 1337BIGDADDY
Re: What Wiis are backwards compatible?

Wiis that are backwards compatible will have the "Wii" logo printed vertically under the disc slot, as in the first picture.

 

black wii bundle.bmp

Wiis that are not backwards compatible will have the "Wii" logo printed horizontally between the SD card slot and the "Eject" button, as in the second picture.

 

black wii nsmbw bundle.bmp

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