Does the Wii U need the Wii remote to play Wii Games?

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  1. Jess

    Jess Well-Known Member

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    I tried googling the heck out of it and got a variety of different answers...so yeah. Anyone playing their Wii Games on their Wii U that can tell me? Thank you.


    -Jess
     
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  2. zenith16

    zenith16 Well-Known Member

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    while the Wii remote or nun chuck can be used on the Wii U, it's not necessarily needed, But you can use it if you wish to for almost any game you want.
     
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  3. StrainedEyes

    StrainedEyes All the way up it!

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    He is specifically asking if you need the Wii-mote to play Wii games.

    The answer is yes, I'm pretty sure, since the WiiU boots into basically a Wii emulator to play Wii games.
     
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  4. Jess

    Jess Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. And I'm a she not a he but it's all good. :yay:
     
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  5. Soapy

    Soapy Well-Known Member

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    Also, isn't the Wiimote Plus thing necessary? Like the Wii U won't recognize standard remotes or something?
     
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  6. Matt Mortem

    Matt Mortem RIP Hype Forums

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    My Wii U recognizes both my original Wiimote and the Wiimote Plus. All of my accessories work with no problem too.
     
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  7. Spidey-Bat

    Spidey-Bat Ours is the Fury

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    You need the Wiimote Plus for any WiiU games can have use the Wiimote as a controller, such as New Super Mario Bros. U.
     
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