My Wii Downloads is one of the largest game download sites on the web, and is devoted solely to the Nintendo Wii, the most popular game console on the market. Whether or not you own a Wii at present, this My Wii Downloads review may be of some interest to you.
The website has a simple but attractive design that is, most importantly, easy to navigate through. Upon logging in you'll be able to choose from several categories, of which we'll start with games. MyWiiDownloads has a complete listing of Wii games currently out for the console, and we do mean complete. We compared the list to the official games list from Nintendo themselves, and found nary a game missing. In addition to this, games are often available even before their official release in stores, giving you access before everyone else.
One area of the site we wanted to focus on with this My Wii Downloads review was their download speed, as Wii games can be as large as several GB. Thankfully downloads run at a blazing fast rate, often topping the 200 kb/s mark. Even the largest games are easily downloadable in a couple of hours.
In addition to the games section, there are also download sections for movies and music, all of which can be used with the Wii's Media Center. While these sections aren't quite as robust as the games collection, they're a nice bonus addition to the service, and these downloads also come with fast download speeds.
Next up, our My Wii Downloads review took a look at their cheats section. This section was equally as robust as their games section, with multiple cheats available for the majority of games on the system. For the many cheat's lovers out there, this section will prove to be an invaluable resource.
Another fascinating area of the website that separates it from the many other download sites out there is their homebrew section. Here you can find a variety of applications which can be downloaded and installed onto your Wii, giving it new capabilities. For example additional games can be downloaded, there's a media player download, and best of all, a Super Nintendo emulator download. For anyone who loves classic gaming like we do, being able to play Final Fantasy 6 or Super Mario World on your Wii should be worth the price of admission alone.
The homebrew section also features one of their greatest achievements, and the one we were most impressed with while conducting this My Wii Downloads review. The Wii Backup Loader is a program that can be downloaded onto your Wii, and which lets you play all of your backup games with ease, no expensive mod chip required. No other Wii download site offers this homebrew, as it was programmed in-house. It's an impressive addition to what is already an outstanding service.
We walked away from our My Wii Downloads review extremely impressed. The customer service is excellent, additions to the game, movie, and music line-ups are made daily, and more and more homebrew apps and bonus content get added regularly. For Wii lovers, this is really a no-brainer, and for those who haven't yet hopped on the Wii wagon, this site should help make your decision an easier one.