Gamers Keep Online DS And Wii Games On Life Support

by Ben Reeves on May 23, 2014 at 02:22 PM

Nintendo tried to tell them no, but the fans kept saying yes. A number of Nintendo fans have figured out a way to keep playing Nintendo titles online even after the recent server shutdown.

Back in February, Nintendo announced that starting on May 20 it would pull online server hosting for a number of Wii and DS titles including Mario vs. Donkey Kong, Mario Kart DS, Star Fox Command, Animal Crossing: City Life, Endless Ocean, and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. However, since Nintendo officially pulled the plug, a few tech savvy fans have started up an unofficial Wi-Fi Connection server, which allows users to utilize matchmaking and other core services.

The new service isn't perfect, and titles like Mario Kart DS still have a few bugs to work out, but this is a great opportunity for fans who still play those games. Get more information on how to get connection online here.


[Source: Tiny Cartridges via Engadget]


Our Take
This doesn't really mean much to me, because I don't play many of those titles online anymore and I don't even have any friends. *cough* Sorry, I meant to finish that with "any friends that still play those games." However, I do think it's pretty cool that gamers have figured out a way to keep playing their favorite games online after the servers were shut down. Hopefully, other fans will be able to do the same for other titles when the online reaper comes for them.