Wii-wii u questions

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#1 Posted by The-Butcher248 (263 posts) -

1) can nintendo eshop gift cards be redeemed / used on wii?

2) what are the best eshop games (non-full release)?

3) I'm a casual gamer, and when I bought the wii u, I thought I could take the game pad on the go. Not just 25 ft from the console. Anyone else a bit mislead on that?

4) anything else cool about a wii u a newbie wouldn't know about?

Thanks!!!

#2 Edited by KBFloYd (15028 posts) -

@The-Butcher248 said:

1) can nintendo eshop gift cards be redeemed / used on wii?

2) what are the best eshop games (non-full release)?

3) I'm a casual gamer, and when I bought the wii u, I thought I could take the game pad on the go. Not just 25 ft from the console. Anyone else a bit mislead on that?

4) anything else cool about a wii u a newbie wouldn't know about?

Thanks!!!

1- no... eshop cards can be used on 3ds or wiiU only....wii shop is seperate and requires its own cards.

2. ducktales remastered, toki tori 1(HD) or 2...both are good, Q.U.B.E, pokemon Rumble U, spot the differences(very cheap price..where's waldo type game),knytt underground

3- nope... i knew it was a console not a handheld..

4- id get a harddrive if you want to download games instead of retail, if you think the battery is too short. then get this...works on usa wiiU's i bought one... i got 7 hours charge now :)

http://www.yesasia.com/us/wii-u-gamepad-battery-pack-japan-version/1033491481-0-0-0-en/info.html

register you console at club nintendo

https://club.nintendo.com/

you get extended warranty and free items when you buy nintendo games...

#3 Posted by The-Butcher248 (263 posts) -

Ok, thanks. I heard mixed things on the eshop card for the wii.

I'll check those game recommendations. Good ideas for the battery. I normally don't play real long hours, but I'd imagine it would be nice to not charge so much.

#4 Posted by Master_Of_Fools (1454 posts) -

@The-Butcher248:

1: No.

2: To many to list.

3: No. Its a HOME CONSOLE not a Handheld.

4: Miiverse, and Off TV Play is all you need to know really.

#5 Edited by The-Butcher248 (263 posts) -

Thanks... I guess wishful thinking that it was like a tablet than controller. How does MiiVerse work? That's basically just your online friends right?

Any other indie/non console game recommendations for the Eshop? Got a 50$ card so i'm thinking of getting Wii Sports (Tennis/Bowling) and Gianna Sisters. Any other good platformers?


Thanks

#6 Posted by The-Butcher248 (263 posts) -

Also... one more question came to mind... is there a way to turn off the gamepad display, while playing on the tv to conserve battery life?

Thanks

#7 Posted by Master_Of_Fools (1454 posts) -

@The-Butcher248:

Miiverse is basically an online forum like this community on Gamespot. Every game on Wii U has a community, and Wii U owners can talk about the game and ask for help, post screen shots to Miiverse showing where your stuck and such and just basically Nintendo fans talking about games with other Nintendo fans. Though the admins are the biggest issue. THEY ARE STRICT a lot of the time. I got banned for 2 weeks for calling a guy silly, cause that's bullying apparently. I have 2 perma bans from Miiverse also lol.

Your other question, the answer is no. Gamepad is always on. Every Wii U Game uses it pretty much. Sure you can use Wii Motes and Pro Controller but Gamepad is always on. Just leave it in the charger and its fine.