Post-Gamespy Homebrew Servers Up For Wii And DS Games

Online functions for many games, including online Mario Kart Wii and all the Pokemon DLC, are back up, but there is a catch.

Nintendo opted to let online go for Wii and DS games, but that hasn’t held back fans. Today fans have unveiled homebrew servers to play select Wii and DS games with other players online.

To get this to work, you need to have a digital copy of the game, and no, these aren’t DSi or WiiWare games. Presumably you used homebrew tools to make your backups, and use certain devices to play those backups as well. They haven't brought everything back and make it work like before quite yet, but you can rest assure the fans will do their best, well, if Nintendo leaves them alone.

Right now, Mario Kart Wii, Super Smash Bros Brawl, and Endless Ocean are the only Wii games confirmed working for online play. The DS has a heck of a lot more! We’ll go through the big titles below:

Online play:

Advance Wars: Days of Ruin

Mario Kart DS

Metroid Prime Hunters

Tetris DS

Download content:

Professor Layton and the Curious Village

Professor Layton and the Last Specter

Professor Layton and the Diabolical Quest

Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Soulsilver, HeartGold, White, Black, White 2, Black 2

Picross DS

Style Savvy

Inazuma Eleven 2 – Firestorm and Blizzard

Warioware D.I.Y.

You can read the full lists here and here. Image is from Mario Kart Wii.