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puzzle gamesLean back and play some puzzle games on your Wii. If your Wii is collecting dust beside your television there’s no reason not to give it a new life, and these relaxing puzzle games are perfect for study breaks or winding down. Even better is that they’re free.

To play these games you need to set up your Wii to use homebrew with Letterbomb How to Set Up Your Wii for Homebrew Using Letterbomb How to Set Up Your Wii for Homebrew Using Letterbomb In ancient times, running homebrew software required owning a specific game and corrupting its save data to run an exploit. It was complicated. The most recent hack, which has been working for a year now,... Read More , so be sure to check that article out if you haven’t already. Once you’re done, all of these Puzzle games can be easily found in the Homewbrew Browser. The quality of the music in some of these games is questionable, but you could always turn the sound off and listen to a podcast instead. That’s what I do.

Rokoban

Based on the classic crate-moving game Sokoban, Rokoban is a 3D-ish crate moving game. The concept is simple – move the crates onto the buttons – but complexities arise. You’ll need to put some thought into this to play it.

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If you run out of levels, don’t worry: Sokoban’s been around for decades and there are many fan-made level sets out there, all of which Rokoban can open. Download .SLC files here, then add them to the drive you use to play homebrew on your Wii.

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Read more about or download Rokoban here, or find it in the Wii Homebrew Browser.

Gravitii

In some ways this is similar to Angry Birds Space You Can Now Try Angry Birds Space For Free On iOS Devices [Updates] You Can Now Try Angry Birds Space For Free On iOS Devices [Updates] If you’re an iOS user, and never before felt like paying money to try Angry Birds Space, you can now try the first 10 levels for free on your iPhone or iPad. Although the full... Read More . You need to direct a meteor around planets in order to hit a comment, taking into account the affects of gravity. It’s simple, fascinating and addictive.

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Read more about and download Gravitii, or check the Wii Homebrew Browser.

Scogger

This one’s a variation on the wooden peg-jumping games you may remember from your childhood. A fog can jump from one lilly pad to another, but every pad he leaves disappears behind him. The objective – clear the board completely, leaving only the lillypad you’re standing on.

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Read more about and download Scrogger here, or check out the Wii Homebrew Browser.

WiiCross

This one’s based on a pen-and-paper puzzle – nonogram –that works surprising well on the Wii. You’re presented with a grid; numbers on the side of this grid represent how many consecutive squares need to be colored in. Using logic you can fill in squares until you eventually draw a complete picture.

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By default the controls can be a little difficult; I recommend using the arrow buttons instead of the pointer.

Read more about and download Piero’s Wiicross here, or check the Wii Homebrew Browser.

Tetris!

Of course no list of puzzle games is complete without mention of Tetris, and Wii homebrew users can find five different implementations of this classic:

  • Toddtris is straight-forward. 1 or 2 players. You can customize the graphics, if you want.
  • TetWiis is based on the DS version of Tetris. 1 Player.
  • Tetris Wii requires a Gamecube controller.
  • TetriCycle is Tetris on a cylindrical surface. One player.
  • Wiitris features Miis (sort of) and multiple remixes of the Tetris theme. Not marathon mode; 1 or 2 players.

Of course if none of these versions quite work for you there’s always emulators you can run on your Wii 4 Great Emulators You Can Run On Your Wii 4 Great Emulators You Can Run On Your Wii Get retro games working on your Wii, regardless of whether they're on sale on Virtual Console. A variety of emulators await everyone with the Homebrew Channel installed on their Wii. In this article, we're going... Read More , along with a ROM of a Tetris game you already own.

Conclusion

These games are good for hours of puzzles on your Wii, so enjoy them. I enjoy playing Puzzle games like this with my wife after a long day – puzzles lend themselves well to collaboration.

Of course the above games are merely my favorites. I’m sure you know of some better games, so please, check out this list of Wii homebrew puzzle games and tell me about your favorites below.

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  1. Nikhil Chandak
    October 29, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    these games seems to be amazing
    I will download them & play , to find pout how are they ...

  2. Dating Software
    October 9, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Sorry for the duplicate reply.. Im haing an slow internet connection.. :D

  3. DatingProfiles
    October 9, 2012 at 9:47 am

    I love this game. it made me comment this article when i saw this..

  4. DatingProfiles
    October 9, 2012 at 9:47 am

    I love this game. it made me comment this article when i saw this..

  5. Free Online Flash Games
    October 9, 2012 at 1:48 am

    Hi Justin! I really enjoyed playing Rokoban. One of the better games games that I have played on my Wii recently. Others are good as well. Thanks mate!

  6. kendall sencherey
    October 8, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    thanks but i don,t have a wii and don,t really like them.

  7. Alex Perkins
    October 7, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Sorry for being noob, but how do you get homebrew?

  8. GrrGrrr
    October 7, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Thanks for the options. I like ur articles.

    • Justin Pot
      October 8, 2012 at 4:24 pm

      Thanks for reading them, and sharing them!

  9. Saul Small
    October 7, 2012 at 11:46 am

    fresh! cheers

    Loving homebrew at the moment

    • Justin Pot
      October 8, 2012 at 4:24 pm

      It can give new life to an old console.

  10. Ahmed Khalil
    October 7, 2012 at 5:58 am

    colorful games, i like this , thanks

  11. Edwin Williams
    October 7, 2012 at 12:20 am

    Looks interesting enough to try! Thanks!

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