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Can I still download WiiWare using download codes?
« on: August 18, 2018, 03:02:25 PM »
So...I know that the Wii Shop is closing down.  I can't add Wii Points anymore.  But I found a download code for Sonic 4 on Amazon.  I found a menu still on the Wii Shop for using download codes.  So I want to know: if I buy this download code, can I play Sonic 4 on my Wii?  Or are download codes defunct as well?

And if you're wondering, here's the code for $10 on Amazon.  The picture says it's Episode 2, but it's actually Episode 1.

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Re: Can I still download WiiWare using download codes?
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2018, 03:14:21 PM »
The real question here is why would you want to play Sonic 4?

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Re: Can I still download WiiWare using download codes?
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2018, 03:15:39 PM »
It's not a bad game, is it?  I thought it sounded pretty cool, and I wanted to get it while I had the chance.

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Re: Can I still download WiiWare using download codes?
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2018, 03:22:08 PM »
That link isn't for Sonic 4 on WiiWare. It's Sonic 4 on PC/Steam.

And I think adding Wii points have shut down in general so unless you somehow already had the points stored for it. It's too late.

Sonic 4 isn't a bad game per se. Though you're probably better off with the original Sonic games and/or Sonic Mania.

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Re: Can I still download WiiWare using download codes?
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2018, 04:00:34 PM »
That link isn't for Sonic 4 on WiiWare. It's Sonic 4 on PC/Steam.

And I think adding Wii points have shut down in general so unless you somehow already had the points stored for it. It's too late.

Sonic 4 isn't a bad game per se. Though you're probably better off with the original Sonic games and/or Sonic Mania.
That doesn't require Wii Points though.  It's a download code that I can enter via the "Wii Download Ticket" menu.

And I didn't know this code was for PC.  I found one for Wii, but it's currently unavailable.  I'll keep searching until I find one at another store.

And yeah, I guess Sonic Mania is better.  But I wanted to give this a shot as well, and the Wii is my preferred console to play it.  I guess I could get it on PC, but I would prefer to play it on Wii.  I still plan to get Sonic Mania eventually though.

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Re: Can I still download WiiWare using download codes?
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2018, 04:17:20 PM »
I found one for Wii, but it's currently unavailable.  I'll keep searching until I find one at another store.
Pretty sure that link is for PlayStation 3, not Wii. If you look at the headers above the item's title, it says this:

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Re: Can I still download WiiWare using download codes?
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2018, 04:44:45 PM »
I found one for Wii, but it's currently unavailable.  I'll keep searching until I find one at another store.
Pretty sure that link is for PlayStation 3, not Wii. If you look at the headers above the item's title, it says this:

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Okay, I guess I'll just get the PC version.  At least that way I can get the other episodes as well!