Can Wii U play Wii games ?

#1Madridiq8ePosted 2/21/2013 8:17:46 AM
I want to play Xenoblade + The Last Story and some other games that are on Wii.

but I think it's kinda stupid to buy Wii when the Wii U is already out.

so can I buy a Wii U and play Wii games ?

if so will they work with the Wii U controller ? or do I have to buy a Wii control ?
#2TalicusPosted 2/21/2013 8:20:01 AM
You can play them on Wii U, but you will need to buy a Wii Remote (and in case of the games you just mentioned a classic controller is adviced).

They look slightly better on Wii U. My experience is that there is a significant improvement in color and sharpness of the image but not in resolution. The picture quality is comparable to upgrading a Nintendo Wii composite (scart) cable to component cables. The resolution doesn't increase but because the image is going from 480i to 480p there is a massive improvement.
So the Wii U doesn't render the image as a higher resolution like Dolphin does but it does make it a lot better.

In comparison: this is what the difference would be:
http://aparanjape.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/hd_vs_sd_resolutions.png
It is not really HD, but the ED is a lot better than SD.
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#3DentenshiPosted 2/21/2013 8:20:03 AM
Yeah and it even upscales them too. Some games look even better on the WiiU. Other:M looks amazing.
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#4microtoastPosted 2/21/2013 8:20:47 AM
yes it plays wii games. you'll need the regular wii controllers the wii u gamepad doesnt work. The wii u only ships with the sensor bar for them
#5Madridiq8e(Topic Creator)Posted 2/21/2013 8:31:36 AM
so basically If i wanted to play those RPGs I have to purchase an extra controller, a Wii classic controller just like this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Wii-Classic-Controller-Pro-White-Nintendo/dp/B0037US4IA

and this controller will definitely work on the Wii U ?
#6pokemonfreak97Posted 2/21/2013 8:33:24 AM
Madridiq8e posted...
so basically If i wanted to play those RPGs I have to purchase an extra controller, a Wii classic controller just like this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Wii-Classic-Controller-Pro-White-Nintendo/dp/B0037US4IA

and this controller will definitely work on the Wii U ?


It will work for playing Wii games; I'm not sure if there are any Wii U games that can use them, and a GameCube controller doesn't work because there are no GameCube ports.
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#7Madridiq8e(Topic Creator)Posted 2/21/2013 8:36:38 AM
pokemonfreak97 posted...
Madridiq8e posted...
so basically If i wanted to play those RPGs I have to purchase an extra controller, a Wii classic controller just like this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Wii-Classic-Controller-Pro-White-Nintendo/dp/B0037US4IA

and this controller will definitely work on the Wii U ?


It will work for playing Wii games; I'm not sure if there are any Wii U games that can use them, and a GameCube controller doesn't work because there are no GameCube ports.


so basically the Wii U gamepad will only work for the Wii U games, and the Wii classic controller pro will only work for the Wii games ?
#8RobotPirteGhostPosted 2/21/2013 8:40:29 AM
Madridiq8e posted...
so basically If i wanted to play those RPGs I have to purchase an extra controller, a Wii classic controller just like this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Wii-Classic-Controller-Pro-White-Nintendo/dp/B0037US4IA

and this controller will definitely work on the Wii U ?


The Classic controllers work with Wii games on the Wii U. However, you also need a Wii Remote because the classic controller plugs into it. You can get a Wiimote + Nunchuck off eBay for $15 to $20.
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#9RobotPirteGhostPosted 2/21/2013 8:43:07 AM
pokemonfreak97 posted...
I'm not sure if there are any Wii U games that can use them


Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate can use the Classic Pro. Capcom is including one free if you preorder off their online store
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#10NiftyManZPosted 2/21/2013 8:43:36 AM
Madridiq8e posted...
pokemonfreak97 posted...
Madridiq8e posted...
so basically If i wanted to play those RPGs I have to purchase an extra controller, a Wii classic controller just like this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Wii-Classic-Controller-Pro-White-Nintendo/dp/B0037US4IA

and this controller will definitely work on the Wii U ?


It will work for playing Wii games; I'm not sure if there are any Wii U games that can use them, and a GameCube controller doesn't work because there are no GameCube ports.


so basically the Wii U gamepad will only work for the Wii U games, and the Wii classic controller pro will only work for the Wii games ?


Correct.
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