Compared to such systems as Nintendo Classics, Game Boy, or GameCube, Nintendo Wii can be considered a representative of the youngest generation of video game consoles.

Do you remember how exciting it was to discover the evolutionary controllers, Wii Remote and Wii MotionPlus, which responded to a player’s movements and made the orientation in the three dimensional space possible. And all those cool games that could be played online! We bet you had so much fun playing Avatar, Wii Sports, Mario Kart Wii, Just Dance, and many others on your brand new console.

Presently, lots of users still play the games on their physical Wii. And those who don’t want to spend money on quite an expensive toy, but are eager to play cult Wii games, use emulators and do that on their PCs or Android devices. Among the most popular PC emulators for Wii are Dolphin, SupeGCube, and Dolwin. The first is rightly regarded the most stable and reliable Wii emulator currently available on the market. As for other Wii emulators you may find online, they all are raw and unstable. Therefore, we recommend that you download exactly Dolphin for running Wii games on your computer.

Getting an Emulator for Nintendo Wii

First thing you’ll need to look for the emulator for the console you want to emulate (in our case, it’s the Nintendo Wii emulator). Pay your attention only to those online sources whose reputation can be verified. Once you decide what source to use, visit it and search for the Wii emulator you want to play. As a rule, websites place a link to a certain emulator next to it. All you need to do is to click on “Download Now” and you will get the new program downloaded onto your computer in several minutes.

  • It is highly recommended that you check your emulator with an antivirus program. Don’t hesitate to remove the downloaded file in case your program detects it as potentially harmful software.

Getting Wii Games

Now you have the emulator for playing cool Nintendo Wii games. Still, your new program is not enough to play your favorite games. You have downloaded emulator that is capable of performing the console’s functions, but you need Wii games, as well. Consequently, your next step will be downloading the game (ROMs) for Nintendo Wii.

You will be able to find necessary ROMs on the Internet. We suggest you pay your attention to such websites as, EmuParadise, CoolRom, and Romulation, which offer a wide variety of Wii ROMs to play on various emulators.

When you are ready with choosing the website to download your ROMs from, go ahead and get them! After downloading the program make sure to check the downloaded it for possible viruses, Trojans or spyware.

Please, note that game files come in compressed formats, such as .zip or .rar. You can either decompress the acquired file and place them into the proper folder, or leave them unpacked.

  • Note! Currently, there are no stable emulators for the seventh generation of Nintendo consoles, which is Wii. This means that you are very likely to confront difficulties while searching for the Wii ROMs. There are a few homebrew games that can run on the Wii emulators without noticeable freezes and bugs. Still, be prepared for unexpected crashed of your emulator during the gameplay. Such things are a commonplace even for the best Wii emulators.

Once you are done with installing your ROMs, fire up the Wii emulator and choose the game you want to run now.

Enjoy your game!