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Listing of Nintendo-published games affected by Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection discontinuation

Posted on February 26, 2014 by (@NE_Brian) in DS, News, Podcast Stories, Wii

Just after Nintendo made its Japanese announcement that the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection will be shutting down in May, its Australian subsidiary followed with the same news.

The closure means that online play, matchmaking, and leaderboards will be unavailable, as well as other features. However, the Wii/DS shops, Internet browsers, YouTube, and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Pay & Play will remain in tact.

Nintendo has also provided a listing of all Nintendo-published games that will be affected by the Wi-Fi Connection’s closure. They are as follows:


  • Animal Crossing: Let’s Go to the City
  • Battalion Wars 2
  • Boom Street
  • Endless Ocean
  • Endless Ocean 2: Adventures of the Deep
  • Mario Kart Wii
  • Mario Sports Mix
  • Mario Strikers Charged Football
  • Pokémon Battle Revolution
  • Samurai Warriors 3
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • The Last Story
  • Trauma Center New Blood

Wii Ware

  • Dr. Mario & Germ Buster
  • Excitebike World Challenge
  • MaBoShi: The Three Shape Arcade
  • ThruSpace High Velocity 3D Puzzle
  • WarioWare: Do It Yourself-Showcase


  • Wii Speak

Nintendo DS/DSi games


  • 100 Classic Book Collection
  • Advance Wars: Dark Conflict
  • Animal Crossing: Wild World
  • Clubhouse Games
  • Custom Robo Arena
  • Diddy Kong Racing DS
  • Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
  • Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2
  • Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
  • Mario Kart DS
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!
  • Metroid Prime Hunters
  • Nintendo presents: Style Boutique
  • Picross DS
  • Pokémon Black Version
  • Pokémon Black Version 2
  • Pokémon Conquest
  • Pokémon Diamond
  • Pokémon HeartGold Version
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time
  • Pokémon Pearl
  • Pokémon Platinum Version
  • Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
  • Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
  • Pokémon SoulSilver Version
  • Pokémon White Version
  • Pokémon White Version 2
  • Professor Layton and Pandora’s Box
  • Professor Layton and the Curious Village
  • Professor Layton and the Last Specter
  • Professor Layton and the Lost Future
  • Star Fox Command
  • Tenchu: Dark Secret
  • The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
  • WarioWare: Do It Yourself


Nintendo DSiWare games

  • Metal Torrent
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!
  • Sujin Taisen: Number Battle


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  • sonicfan1373

    I would have said that this is a shame. However, I never managed to get most of these games to work online in a reliable manner in the first place. So from my perspective, I think they might as well update and allocate those server to the newer Nintendo Network games.

    Nintendo Network has so far been more reliable than Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection ever was.

    • ShilaquilOneal

      That wasn’t my experience. At least not with Mario Kart Wii, which I played for years online without any big issues at all.

      The only issue I’ve had is with the spotty online service we have here in the US. Which is the real culprit behind the lag on my present game systems. But apparently, things are going to change due to the Comcast deal.

      • sonicfan1373

        I have believe people’s results vary depending on their region. I have tried playing Wii and DS games in different places in Toronto but I have never managed to get Brawl or Mario Kart DS to work anywhere (the closest I got was connecting to a Mario Kart match with a friend only to have get cut off in less than a minute). I have a friends in other places in Canada and US that were either in the same situation as me or had the games work perfectly.

        However, I have a Wii U and 3DS and I have never had any serious issues getting those into online matches. The times I get cutoff on Nintendo Network have been the exception not the rule (and usually it is an issue relating to my Internet connection and not Nintendo Network).

        • ShilaquilOneal

          Interesting. I don’t know what to tell you. We had a Wii in our house and at my brother’s too. Played Mario Kart online on both consoles for years and years. I cannot remember getting cut off more than twice in all that time. I would finish entire races without any issues too.

          In regards to what happens now, its mostly dealing with lag. Not getting cut off. But due to the Comcast deal here in the US, some internet providers are going to be forced to offer a better service/connection.

  • bigshynepo

    So Sony shuts down some servers for GT5 and the internet goes ape sh!t…
    I can’t imagine the fallout from this one!
    This seems shut down seems very premature, that’s for sure.
    The replacement for Mario Kart will barely be out and the predecessor will have it’s multiplayer turned off…

    • Carlos

      I think you forgot about Mario Kart 7.

      • kthanxyousuck

        They were referring to the Wii game.

        • Carlos

          They said the replacement for Mario Kart. Mario Kart 7 is the newest game in the series, until 8 comes out.So it technically has a replacement already, which is what I was getting at.

  • James Fox

    on one hand, It’s a pity
    BUT on the other hand… with the DS games coming to Wii U VC, Nintendo can rebuild the online play for the Nintendo Network

  • Ivan Luna

    Better star replaying the Wii games and some DS games before this shut down.

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  • SquareSide

    I’ve mostly moved on. My gf still plays Dr.Mario tho…

    • SquareSide

      And she was so mad when I told her… Dx

  • D2K


  • Remind me not to buy nintendo games explicitly for the online multiplayer..

  • Tracy Bowersox

    The one major pity: Warioware DIY. 🙁 That really makes me sad. I hope they make another on a newer platform. Sharing online was such a huge part of it.

  • Tracy Bowersox

    The one major pity: Warioware DIY. 🙁 That really makes me sad. I hope they make another on a newer platform. Sharing online was such a huge part of it.

  • Nicholas Hardesty

    Will this effect the Netflix app?

  • Alex Lopez

    With Pokemon being affected, Nintendo should try to utilize something to keep using the wifi. Losing the wifi in Pokemon is losing like half the game.

  • Adam AI Inugami

    is the nintendo wifi service shutdown will affect the us?

  • Kendra

    Thanks for the article. Just want to inform all folks who live outside US that Nintendo Wii U is a great media Player. If you want to access Netflix and other streaming stations on your Nintendo Wii U you can use UnoTelly as I do to get around the geo block.