Wii Mini © personal review from experience with my own Wii Mini© game console.
Please make sure you read this entire thread, it's important and for your own good!
Coming from a WalMart Supercenter Electronics Employee (myself). Please do read and pay close attention to details before buying. I do this to save you of any frustrations or misunderstandings you may have of this game system.
I'll lay both the good and the bad out for you.
-Affordable (only $100).
-Comes with WiiMote Plus© ($35 value).
-Comes with Wii Nunchuk© ($20 value).
-Comes with Mario Kart© ($40 value).
-Includes the system, A/V cable, Wii
*My personal opinion, the system has already paid for itself at this point... but read on.
This system is comparable to a "lite" version of the original.
-No backwards capabilities (this means
will NOT play gamecube games).
-Does not support S-Video, HDMI or
Component (RGB) video (the system is
designed to ONLY work with the
Composit (Y or A/V) video cord
-Unable to play DVD or BluRay.
-Unable to play Music Compact Disks
-No Online Capabilities! (This one hit me
the hardest) this means no web video
services (Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, etc.)
It also means no playing games online
which kills any ideas of Monster Hunter,
Call of Duty online play, even Mario Kart
(*on a sidenote Mario Kart has been rank 1
on many polls for "best online gameplay
for the Wii console". This is ironic seeing
as the game is provided with the Wii Mini©
yet online gameplay isn't available.)
All and all the Wii Mini© is a good console, it doesn't overheat and plays smoothly, but I would recommend it as a "family-fun-night" only alternative.
To sum it up, the Wii Mini© is an "One-Trick-Pony" that quite literally ONLY plays Wii© game disks and that is all.