Nintendo Channel

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Nintendo Channel
Nintendo Channel.jpg
Nintendo Channel start screen
Developer(s) Nintendo
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Composer(s) Toshiyuki Sudo[1]
Series Wii Menu
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s)
  • WW: May 7, 2008

The Nintendo Channel, known as the Everybody's Nintendo Channel (みんなのニンテンドーチャンネル Minna no Nintendō Channeru) in Japan, is an unsupported online service through the use of WiiConnect24 on the Wii by Nintendo. The channel offered viewing of videos from Nintendo, support for reading through game articles and also an online-based DS Download Station for the Nintendo DS to play demo versions of various Nintendo DS games. Users could send recommendations to Nintendo about a Wii or Nintendo DS game that they played, although Nintendo DS game cards had to be in the system's Slot-1 and locally connected to the Wii via Download Play in order to be eligible in the survey.

The Nintendo Channel debuted in 2007 in all regions, and an update was released at a later point which changed the user interface and various other things.

A North American-exclusive show called Nintendo Week, based on shows like Washington Week, was distributed via Nintendo Channel.

Nintendo ended support for the Nintendo Channel on June 28, 2013 along with 4 more Wii channels as WiiConnect24, which the channel required, was permanently disconnected. Most of Nintendo Channel's functions were succeeded by the Nintendo eShop.

Features[edit]

When users first start up the Nintendo Channel, there will be the option to configure settings for the channel which can be changed later in the main menu:

  • About Nintendo Channel
  • Commercial-Message Distribution
  • Data-Sharing Settings

Every time when users start up the Nintendo Channel, a Digest Video will play (users will automatically be taken to the video list after startup in the updated version). When the digest video finishes or if users press the 'To the Video List' button below, the video list will appear.

Video List[edit]

There are 9 pages with 5 videos each (10 pages with 6 videos each in the updated version), a button back to the Wii Menu, a settings button, and a Find Titles for You button (this name was later re-used in the updated version). When a video is selected, the video will start automatically (The video will start after the A button is pressed in the updated version). When the video finishes, you will taken back to the video list. During the video, a 'More Information' button is available for users to view more details about the software.

Software Details[edit]

When 'More Information' is selected during the video or in the video list, users can view details about the upcoming title for Wii, WiiWare, or Nintendo DS. Users will have the choice to add the title to favorites (in the updated version), download the WiiWare title directly from the Wii Shop Channel, and view the retail game's official site in the Internet Channel. When users scroll through the game's details, recommended videos are available for users to watch, and users can view the play-records for that software.

Find Titles for You[edit]

When users select the 'Find Titles for You' button (or select them individually below in the updated version), users have the choice to choose the following which include:

  • New Arrivals
  * New Titles
  * New Videos (available in the updated version)
  • Find Titles for You (re-used in the updated version)
  * Search by Category
  * Search by Name
  • DS Download Service
  • Make a Recommendation
  * Recommend Wii Titles
  * Recommend Nintendo DS Titles (available in the updated version)
  • Everyone's Recommendations (available in the updated version)
  * Recent Recommendations
  * All Recommendations
  * Video Rankings
  • Records (available in the updated version)
  * Game-Play Records
  * Recommendation Records
  * Favorites

DS Download Service[edit]

The DS Download Service is a place for users to download demos or additional data to the Nintendo DS, DSi, DSi XL, or 3DS systems. Downloadable DS demo titles include:

  • Fossil Fighters: Champions
  • Kirby Mass Attack
  • Okamiden
  • Ghost Trick Phantom Detective
  • Sonic Colors
  • Crafting Mama
  • Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs Demo
  • Ivy the Kiwi? Demo
  • Dragon Ball Origins Z
  • Picross 3D
  • America's Test Kitchen Pots de Creme Demo
  • America's Test Kitchen Roasted Red Potatoes Demo
  • Rooms DS
  • Battle of Giants: Dragons
  • Battle of Giants: Mutant Insects
  • Ace Attorney INVESTIGATIONS: Miles Edgeworth
  • James Patterson Woman's Murder Club: Games of Passion
  • Fossil Fighters Gift Fossil (Neutral)
  • Fossil Fighters Gift Fossil (Water)
  • Fossil Fighters Gift Fossil (Fire)
  • Fossil Fighters Gift Fossil (Earth)
  • Fossil Fighters Cleaning Demo
  • Mega Man Star Force 3 (until 9/20/2009)
  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (until 9/20/2009)
  • Rhythm Heaven
  • Personal Trainer: Math
  • Personal Trainer: Cooking Mac & Cheese Demo (until 12/21/2008)
  • Personal Trainer: Cooking Lasagna Demo (until 3/22/2009)
  • Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir
  • Crosswords DS-Crosswords Demo
  • Crosswords DS-Anagrams Demo (until 7/27/2008)
  • Brain Age 2 Demo
  • Brain Age Demo
  • Flash Focus Demo
  • Jam Sessions
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids 2
  • Cooking Mama 2: Dinner with Friends
  • Disney Friends
  • Ninja Gaiden® Dragon Sword
  • Elebits: The Adventures of Kai and Zero (until 12/21/2008)
  • Soul Bubbles Demo (until 12/21/2008)
  • PICTOIMAGE (until 1/18/2009)
  • Carnival Games (until 7/6/2008)
  • The Incredible Hulk
  • Kung Fu Panda DS Demo
  • Walt Disney Pictures Bolt Demo (until 1/18/2009)

The user will need a Nintendo DS system to communicate with the Wii. The user has to start up their Nintendo DS system, then select DS Download Play (On Nintendo 3DS systems, select Nintendo DS on the next screen). When the demo panel shows up, tap on it to download the software. When the download is complete, the user can continue to play the demo until the DS system is shut off.

wii connect 24[edit]

After the Nintendo Channel was discontinued (along with the Forecast Channel, News Channel, Check Mii Out Channel and Everybody Votes Channel) on June 28, 2013, RiiConnect24 is hard at work to bring this and 4 other defunct channels back up and running again.

Availability[edit]

The Nintendo Channel was available on the Wii Shop Channel for 0 Wii Points, which is free. The Nintendo Channel was available until services of the channel had been discontinued on June 28, 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20090918223813/http://www.smashbros.com/en_us/music/music01.html. Archived from the original on September 18, 2009. Retrieved January 9, 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help)