So, you've got a Wii, and you want to get your hands on that new Strong Bad game you heard about. If you already know how to buy a game on WiiWare, or you're one of those people who likes to figure stuff out yourself, head over to the Wii Shop Channel and knock yourself out! But if you're new to this WiiWare thing and not sure what to do, hopefully, this guide will answer some of your questions.
Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People is a series of five episodes, released separately through WiiWare. This is Nintendo's new download service, and it can only be accessed through your Wii console. Don't bother asking for Strong Bad's Cool Game at your local game store, because you won't be able to find it there (not yet, anyway).
To buy games through WiiWare, you need to connect your Wii to the internet. If your Wii is already connected, skip to the next step. If your Wii isn't connected to the internet, and you're totally confused about how to do this, you might want to check out this connection guide.
To open the Wii Shop Channel, just select it from the main menu screen of your Wii. You may be prompted to download some updates to get the Wii Shop Channel up to date. Do what the on-screen messages say, and everything will be fine.
Items in the Wii Shop Channel are purchased with Wii Points. To add Wii Points to your account, go to the main screen of the Shop Channel and click on "Add Wii Points". From here, you can either buy points directly using your credit card, or redeem a Points Card (these are available from game retailers). Any Wii points you buy or redeem from a Points Card are stored on your account until you use them.
Each episode of Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People costs 1000 Wii Points.
Once you have points, return to the main Shop Channel screen. Select the "WiiWare" button in the middle of the screen. From here, there are a few ways to find episodes of Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People. Shortly after they're released, you will be able to find them in "Newest Additions" section.
You can also "Search by Publisher". Just scroll through the list until you find "Telltale Games". Select this entry to see a list of our games. Each episode of Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People will be added to this list as it is released on WiiWare.
Highlight the game you want and select "Download" on the game's detail screen.
Your Wii will check to see if there is enough free space to complete the download, and if that all checks out, click "Yes" on the screen to confirm the download. (If you don't have enough memory, you will have to clear out some space using the Data Management section, which is accessible from the "Wii" button on the Wii main menu.)
You'll now see a progress screen featuring Mario collecting coins. After that fades out, the game will be all yours! To start playing, go back to the Wii's main menu screen and select the episode you want to play.
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