Mega game collector Kacy da Game Nerd walks us through his COMPLETE Nintendo Wii collection. 1260 games make up this impressive collection, but what we want to know is : WHY?! Are you CRAZY?
Kacy’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/KacyGamer
Metal Jesus: Metal Jesus here, and I am back with a new guy. Kacy, how’s it going dude?
Kacy: Pretty good.
Metal Jesus: Dude, it’s awesome having you here because… Well, I want to be honest, you are one of the most impressive game collectors in our area, in the Seattle area.
Metal Jesus: It’s true. This guy has an amazing collection. How many complete collections do you have?
Kacy: I have 10. I don’t know if I can name them all right now.
Metal Jesus: Name some of your favorites.
Kacy: Virtual Boy complete in box. I know…
Metal Jesus: Jack Brothers.
Kacy: A lot of people don’t like Virtual Boys because it hurts their eyes.
Metal Jesus: No, no, no, no, no, no. The Virtual Boy is awesome for what it is, right?
Kacy: Yeah, and I really like the Game Boy Advance. There’s over a thousand titles, not a lot of people know that, but that’s a really fun system.
Metal Jesus: Yeah, we were talking about that actually before this video, that Game Boy Advance were my favorites to collect for. But you also have some other ones like the N64 collection complete.
Kacy: Yeah I have the N64, but that’s loose, I don’t have the complete in box set. But I also have GameCube, second Master System. I recently completed Sega CD, which was tough.
Metal Jesus: Yeah, I saw that pic that you posted on Facebook, that was amazing. But, there’s another complete collection you have. I don’t know what it is? I don’t know, maybe the title of this video’s a hint? Maybe this wall back here? You have a complete Wii collection.
Kacy: Yes, the great wall of Wii here.
Metal Jesus: Great Wall of Wii, have to be careful how you say that. So, I have one question for you dude. Why the hell did you go for a complete Wii collection? That’s what I want to know in this video.
Kacy: I’m looking for the next set to go for and, progressively, Wii was the next thing. Because I had completed GameCube, and N64, and I’m a big Nintendo fan, so Wii was the next thing.
Metal Jesus: In truth, I actually like the Wii. I like the Wii. So when you posted this photo on Facebook, I remember I messaged you. I’m like, “Holy crap dude. That thing’s impressive.” So, for this video we’re gonna talk about his complete Wii collection. Some of the challenges in getting that, some of your favorite games, maybe some hidden gems, and a lot more. It’s gonna be pretty cool.
Kacy: Yeah, I’ll definitely show everything I can.
Metal Jesus: All right, let’s take a look.
Metal Jesus: So I have a couple of questions about this, because I don’t have any complete collections, and I’ve never been that kind of collector. So I’m kind of curious to pick your brain a little bit. So first off, I need to know how many Wii games were released?
Kacy: There’s 1,260 games.
Metal Jesus: Wow. How many those are bad sports titles?
Kacy: Maybe 40%. No, I would say shubbleware-wise… I would say a third of it is probably the case.
Metal Jesus: Now, what do people say when you tell them that you have a complete Wii collection?
Kacy: The first thing they say is, “Why?”
Metal Jesus: Right.
Kacy: And I said, “Why not?” I mean, it’s Nintendo.
Metal Jesus: It is Nintendo, and like I mentioned in the intro that despite the… Maybe the bad reputation of the Wii has, there are a lot of really good titles.
Kacy: Yeah there’s some hidden gems, and some really quality first party titles.
Metal Jesus: Yeah absolutely. So let’s walk through, I mean, just what it takes to do a complete collection. Did you initially start off to say, “I’m gonna try to do this.” Or did you find yourself getting there?
Kacy: I was up to a point where I had about 100 games, and that’s when I realized, “Hey, I might as well go for it.” Without even realizing there’s over 1,000 for this set. So, it’s kind of a daunting task, but I did my research. Wikipedia, game facts. I just needed to find the games that were officially released in the US, and then I compiled my own list, because there wasn’t a list out there.
Metal Jesus: Now I would think that it’d be, this would be an easier time to collect for the Wii simply because you could, up until recently, still find it in retail stores like GameStop, Best Buy, things like that. Did you take advantage of that?
Kacy: Yeah, this is actually the best time to collect for the Wii. Especially when GameSoft has those buy two get two free, that’s essentially 50% off. And people are just giving these away at garage sales.
Metal Jesus: Right. I ran into that as well, where I’ll end up with some sort of educational kids title on the Wii…
Kacy: Might be rare.
Metal Jesus: That’s true. Okay, so let’s talk about that, is that not all Wii games are created equal. There are some rare ones, so can you name some of those?
Kacy: Yeah, let’s talk about educational games. So there’s “American Mensa Academy”, and that’s like a brain age type of game, but it’s really hard to find because it wasn’t released at GameStop it wasn’t sold at GameStop. They only sold the 3DS version, not the Wii version, so when somebody tries to trade it in, they can’t take it.
Metal Jesus: Oh really? Because it’s not in their system.
Kacy: Yeah it’s impossible to find.
Metal Jesus: Interesting. Where was it sold? Do you know?
Kacy: I don’t know, possibly online only. I haven’t seen it in the stores. But another one is “Cyberbike”, I don’t know if you’ve heard about this but…
Metal Jesus: No, but it sounds awesome.
Kacy: Yeah. So it’s an exercise game, and it was only sold at QVC when it first was sold. It was sold with a bike, so it’s like 200 bucks for this thing. So it’s really rare, and I found it and swap meet for five bucks, but I didn’t have the bike. Luckily somebody had one that I knew, he shipped it from Nevada.
Metal Jesus: So you have the bike?
Kacy: I have the bike.
Metal Jesus: Of course. Have you ridden on the bike?
Kacy: Yes, the game’s not… It’s not good. You’re out there just picking up trash on the bike.
Metal Jesus: Really?
Metal Jesus: That is so funny. So any other kind of like… That were maybe hard to find, annoying, that sort of stuff?
Kacy: I would say there’s some Latin American distributed games that were only released in Latin America.
Metal Jesus: Okay, So I thought maybe this was just a North American collection. Is this all of them in total?
Kacy: No, I don’t have like Japanese games. It’s all like NSTC games, so that does include some Latin American games.
Metal Jesus: Okay, because some collectors when they go for complete collections, they’re really only doing North American released. But you went for anything that was sort of English-based or playable on your Wii?
Kacy: Yeah, correct. Like “El Chavo”, it’s based on a Mexican animated TV series, but you can’t find anywhere here. I ordered it online. Luckily it was cheap, but that’s one of the harder ones to find.
Metal Jesus: And I guess that’s thing, is that most of these are relatively cheap, is what you ran into, right?
Kacy: Yeah, I mean the cost average of this was less $4 a game, because I kept track of everything.
Metal Jesus: All right dude. So you’re obviously a big Wii collector, what are some of your favorite games on the system? These don’t necessarily have to be your all-time favorite, but just some that you think are awesome.
Kacy: I got to the stack of five here. I would say “WarioWare: Smooth Moves” is a really fun one.
Metal Jesus: I heard that about that, I haven’t played it yet. Is this the one where you stand up, and all that sort of stuff?
Kacy: Yeah, you can play with your friends, and try to get the highest score, and it’s just weird and odd. There’s a lot of weird ones where you just stick your finger up somebody’s nose.
Metal Jesus: That’s right, I’ve played a couple of these versions before. And yeah, like the drippy nose stuff, it was like so weird.
Kacy: But it was fun.
Metal Jesus: Yeah, it is fun.
Kacy: Another one is “Boom Blox Bash Party”, and my wife and I play this all the time. It’s like a combination of “Jenga” and “Angry Birds”, and it’s a point based system.
Metal Jesus: How is this different than normal “Boom Blox”?
Kacy: There’s just more levels, and more mini games in this.
Metal Jesus: Didn’t even know that this existed, because I have the original but I didn’t know there’s another one.
Kacy: Yeah, this one’s fun. Another one is “Donkey Kong Country Returns”, and this just takes me back to the super Nintendo days of Donkey Kong Country, but this is a lot tougher.
Metal Jesus: I’ve heard, I’ve heard. It’s supposed to be painful.
Kacy: “Muramasa: The Demon Blade”, this is a good action RPG.
Metal Jesus: So beautiful, so beautiful.
Kacy: The artwork in the background is just awesome.
Metal Jesus: Yeah, definitely.
Kacy: And the last one is “Marble Mania”.
Metal Jesus: I highlighted this in the Hidden Gems video as well, and I played a ton because it does the motion control’s really well.
Kacy: Yeah exactly, and it’s kind of like Super Monkey Ball.
Metal Jesus: Yeah it is, definitely. Now the other thing I like about this though is obviously all the hidden gems too, which are games we’d like but also are more well-known… Or lesser well-known right? Like “Kiwi”… Gosh, there’s a bunch of them. “A Boy and his Blob”.
Kacy: Yeah it’s a good one.
Metal Jesus: What’s the adventure game? It’s like Zach and …
Kacy: Zach & Wiki.
Metal Jesus: Yeah that’s a really good game too. There’s a bunch of them.
Kacy: There’s a lot of hidden gems for this system. Lately I’ve been going for a shoot ’em up games, so the ultimate shooting collection for the Wii is a good one.
Metal Jesus: I got that recently, yeah.
Kacy: It’s a compilation of three dream cast Japanese only released games.
Metal Jesus: That’s right.
Kacy: So, if you want to save a lot of money, just buy the Wii version.
Metal Jesus: Speaking of which, another thing that the Wii does really well is light gun games. Now I’ve covered this before, but I keep going back to the games like “Ghost Squad”. What else is there on the Wii? There’s a bunch of them like “The House of the Dead”. That version is really good.
Kacy: Yeah, there’s some good on-rail shooters for this, “Dead Space”.
Metal Jesus: Yeah, that’s right. The version of “Dead Space” on here is completely unique, and it’s an on-rail shooter, it’s really good.
Kacy: Yeah, and there’s also some bad ones too, like “Chicken Shoot”.
Metal Jesus: That’s right.
Kacy: And “Wild Wild West”.
Metal Jesus: Yeah, that’s right. Or “Mad Dog McCree”.
Metal Jesus: I mean, it’s so bad it’s good, right?
Kacy: Yeah, yeah.
Metal Jesus: Yeah, that’s cool. Okay, so any other things about like a Wii that are sort of a challenge? Like, what were some of the ones, the last ones that you had to get? There’s always those last couple.
Kacy: The last couple I would say were the Latin America distributed games, the three.
Metal Jesus: Okay. Which ones were those?
Kacy: It’s probably better I show you, I can’t pronounce some of these. I can’t even pronounce that one, but this one’s “Lucha Libre”. So it’s a wrestling game.
Metal Jesus: Dude, that’s cool looking.
Kacy: So there was three of them including “El Chavo”. And I have a friend in Mexico who sent it to me, because I told them I collected Wii and there’s no way for me to get these, so it’s really good to network outside your…
Metal Jesus: That’s true, have other people kind of looking for you. Now the Wii’s mostly dead, but it’s not, is it? I mean just up until recently there were new Wii games.
Kacy: Yeah, I thought I was done, and then I had to go buy a couple of more games. But Nintendo decided to release a couple of “Just Dance” titles, “Just Dance 2016” and “Just Dance Disney Party 2” right before the holidays. They were just trying to…
Metal Jesus: That hurt, didn’t it?
Metal Jesus: And there’s also the other one which I was mentioning to Reggie. It’s a Wii U title, right?
Kacy: Correct. “Rodea Sky Soldier”, that is a fun game.
Metal Jesus: That’s pretty cool.
Kacy: It’s pretty cool, because the flip art is the Wii cover, and the art is Wii U. So it’s all in one, but it is a separate disk.
Metal Jesus: So is this the last complete collection that you’ve built up?
Kacy: This is the latest, yeah. But I’m gonna go for others.
Metal Jesus: Yeah, like what? Give me some hints.
Kacy: Original Playstation. I’m about 290 way.
Metal Jesus: Okay, and how many are in that?
Kacy: About 1300 games.
Metal Jesus: Okay.
Metal Jesus: Now is the Wii… Which one has the most games, do you know? As far as like the size of a collection?
Kacy: I would say Playstation 2.
Metal Jesus: Right, okay.
Kacy: There’s roughly 1,850 games for that.
Metal Jesus: Wow.
Kacy: Yeah, I don’t wanna do that one.
Metal Jesus: Yeah, that’s interesting. Wow, that’s cool man. Well dude, this is so awesome. Like I said, when you posted this on Facebook I had to come over here and take a look it, because… What I like about it too, it’s very unified and it looks beautiful. It’s just awesome-looking.
Kacy: Except for this yellow one here.
Metal Jesus: Yeah that’s true.
Kacy: A couple red ones.
Metal Jesus: A couple red ones, but for the most part actually, it’s pretty impressive. Well dude, where can people find you? Because he has his own YouTube channel where you do a bunch of pick up videos.
Kacy: Yeah, you can find me on “Kacy da Game Nerd”.
Metal Jesus: Definitely check it out, because when I watch it I get very jealous. This guys goes out garage sale-ing, he does deals on Craigslist. You find amazing stuff.
Kacy: I try.
Metal Jesus: That’s right, and actually I think we’re gonna do more videos in the future, because you also have a really impressive… What are those things called?
Metal Jesus: Kiosks yes. He’s got an impressive Kiosk collection.
Kacy: Fifteen kiosks right now, and it’s still growing until my wife tells me to stop.
Metal Jesus: Or you get a bigger house.
Metal Jesus: All right dude. Are you on Facebook and Twitter, and all that stuff?
Kacy: Yes, “Kacy Da Game Nerd”.
Metal Jesus: All right, cool man. Thank you guys for watching my channel and subscribing, and take care.
Metal Jesus: Like I mentioned in the video I’ve done a series of Wii Hidden Gems, so definitely check out my channel if you’re interested in learning more. Also, I’m thinking it might be time for a Wii buying guide, because there’s a bunch of things to know about the Wii, so maybe that will be coming up pretty soon. Stay tuned.