This Would Have Been The Perfect Final Wii Game

I know that this fall's The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword won't be the final video game for the Wii, but it is likely to be remembered as the last big game for Nintendo's mighty system. That's cool, I guess, but I believe that Jerry Rice & Nitus Dog Football—announced today as shipping on August 16!—would have been the better final Wii game.

Let's look at what it has going for it:

-Game about something you never thought they'd make a game out of.

-Random celebrity endorsement.


-Abundant cheerfulness.

-A general air of "they'll sell anything on this system."

Is this not the prototypical Wii game? I love my copies of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Little King's Story and Red Steel 2, but prototypical games of the Wii era they were not.


The news today, I think, is that Jerry Rice will be on the Wii on August 16. It was a relatively short time coming. You can play a Flash version of the game now at development studio Judobaby's website.

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