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One of the many YouTube review series to gain its own identity and fanbase, the Wiiviewer sets himself apart by not only reviewing only games on the Wii and Wii U (which still includes the Virtual Console and WiiWare), but also reviewing a lot of the party games on the system "as most reviewers won't do a fair review of those titles". He only occasionally does the major games.

He occasionally brings his two sons in some of the reviews, nicknamed "The Little Wiiviewer" and "The Littlest Wiiviewer".

He also has a much lighter style than the more well-known Caustic Critic video reviewers (which he averts).

See his videos here, with some alternate videos here.

Compare The Happy Video Game Nerd, Classic Game Room.

Provides Examples Of:

  • Accentuate the Negative: He has admitted in his The Lost Vikings review that he likes to mock and nitpick games, but edits out the bits that are too harsh.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: He can be this.
  • Appeal to Obscurity: When Wiiviewr notes that Alex Kidd is a playable character in Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing.
    Wiiviewr: When you see Alex Kidd there, you know they're scraping the bottom of the barrel.
    Little Wiiviewr: Who's Alex Kidd?
    Wiiviewr: Exactly.
  • Artifact Title: The Wiiviewr also reviews games for the Wii U, the PlayStation 4, the Switch, and the PC, but he says it is for variety's sake.
  • Author Appeal: Admits he reviews so many games based on Game Shows because he's a fan of the actual shows (even though the games based on them are hit or miss). He also likes RPG games and states that he's played every Lunar Game on every console.
  • Big "NO!"
  • Brick Joke: In the "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" review, he makes a joke about Santa pooping out his presents. He finishes by mentioning that "Thomas's Wii will take a little longer". At the very end, when his logo is playing, he makes a pooping sound and tells Thomas he has his Wii.
  • Bullet Hell: The Wiiviewer comments about this in the Night Strike mini-game from Furu Furu Park.
  • Cluster Bleep-Bomb: Played for laughs when he describes how hard the boss battles are on Arc Rise Fantasia:
    Wiiviewer: Because while the regular enemies are a breeze to kill, the bosses will bend you over and (bleep) with mayonnaise and just shove them in up (bleep) their fingers out- (long line of bleeps) -and trust me when I say, you'll never get a pencil the same again."
  • Contrived Coincidence: This was well noted in his favorite parts review, but the fourth favorite moment was from Lit (the Rotating Light Scene). Many comments noted that Lit was his fourth favorite game that he reviewed in 2009 (and still holds the record as the only Wiiware game on his list)
  • Curse Cut Short: At the end of the American Ninja Warrior Challenge review after saying that the game works.
    Wiiviewr: But it succeeds in being a game, that you can play on the Swit- (Game crashes) Oh, What the Fu- (Outro plays)
  • Distracted by the Sexy: In his review of Dragon's Lair Trilogy, the Wiiviewer gets so caught up in seeing Princess Daphne on the screen that he forgets what he's talking about.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: In the Netflix review, the Wiiviewr admits to having a secret that he hasn't told his friends or family, checks to see if the boys are asleep, then grabs a box of tissues from the bathroom.
  • Don't Look At Me: When he reviewed the Netflix service, he said this when his sons caught him watching his Guilty Pleasure show Charles in Charge.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: Profanity was left intact in the earliest videos on the channel. However, by 2009, they were all bleeped, except for "Crap" and "Piss".
  • Earn Your Fun: He usually complains whenever a casual game forces you to do this, like in Neighborhood Games where they lock fifteen of the twenty games at the start.
  • Easy Levels, Hard Bosses: Made an analogy of the boss difficulty in Arc Rise Fantasia with a comment about how the bosses will molest you, done with loads of bleeps.
  • Evil Twin: Considered for a story arc, but eventually dropped.
  • Fandom Heresy: In-Universe, with what he calls "Piss Off the Fanboys".
  • Formula-Breaking Episode: From his 200th review to his 205th, he reviewed his favorite games on the PlayChoice10
  • Four-Point Scale: Averted. He instead just rates games as "Buy", "Rent", or "Skip". Virtual Console games ignore "Rent", since they are download only.
  • Fridge Logic: invokedLoves to poke fun at off stuff in the games during the reviews.
  • Fun with Flushing: The Wiiviewer tries in vain to flush Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz down the toilet.
  • Guilty Pleasure: In-universe, he admits that Fan Fic is his guilty pleasure. He then uses it as a lead-in to discuss the concept of "fluff", which is what he equates the game (a Christmas game) in question to: A cute bit of nothing that makes you feel good inside.
    • And there's also Charles In Charge.
  • Insult to Rocks: He says in his SP Ray vs. Truth or Lies battle video that comparing the former game's graphics to those of the Nintendo 64 would be an insult to the N64.
    • He also says in his Obscure: The Aftermath review that calling the story ridiculous would be an insult to the word.
  • The Internet Is for Porn: A variation in that when he asks his viewers to submit categories for comparing games in his "Versus" videos, suggestions like "Nudity" and "Sex Appeal" keep coming up.
  • Just One More Level!: Stated that playing Harvest Moon on the Virtual Console was this.
  • Large Ham: He can be this on a good day.
  • Larynx Dissonance: When he pretends to be Princess Peach, he just makes his voice higher.
  • Little Miss Snarker: The Lil Wiiviewer and the Littlest Wiiviewer both have their moments. Especially evident in the "Pirate's Plundaaarr" review, where most of their dialogue consists of them telling him that, really, no one is going to want to watch him do a review entirely in pirate speak.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: His kids call him Dad, and he's mostly known as Wiiviewr; however, KWing says his real name (Eric) during their dual Lost Vikings review.
  • Papa Wolf: Attacking his children in the comments results in an instant ban.
  • Pretentious Pronunciation: Admits to doing this as a joke in his review of Ōkami. Amaterasu to Amarusu, Issun to Izzn, etc.
  • Punny Name Wii reviewer
  • Quote Mine: The Wiiviewer suspects that the "...8 out of 10" quote from Play magazine that appears on the front cover of Furu Furu Park is this, given the overall quality of the game.
  • The Rival: Princess Peach. She tends to get really pissed when he doesn't put her as his favorite for something. (the most famous one was the 13 favorite scenes where she lost to a monkey)
    Peach: Rival? Rival to what!? There's nothing to compete here. That's it. This trope made my list!
  • Rule of Seven: His short-lived 'Seven Problems with...' was part of this.
  • Running Gag:
    • Almost every video ends with the game character dying. He even manages to die in an accessory review.
    • Purposely mispronouncing Japanese titles.
    • Calling Yoshi a girl.
    • His battle videos tend to have one thing in common, one of the categories tends to be Sex Appeal.
  • Self-Deprecation: He as admitted to being bad at things such as bowling and spelling.
    • The content warning for his "Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz" is that it has some bad acting in it.
  • Sound-Effect Bleep: This is used sometimes for swearing, and sometimes to cover up when his kids say spoilers about certain games.
  • Special Guest: A cameo from his niece appeared in the Barbie Groom, and Glam Pups Review game.
  • Spit Take: In his After Dark review of Bayonetta 2, the Wiiviewer spits out the ten-year-old bottled Coke that he drank from the wine glass, saying he could almost taste mold.
  • Take That!: From his Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing review, this happens.
    Wiiviewr: Lil'Wiiviewr, when was the last successful Mario game?
    Lil'Wiiviewr: Let me see....there's probably one coming out, and then there's Super Mario Bros. Wii... (Super Mario Galaxy 2 and New Super Mario Bros. Wii appear)
    Wiiviewr: Okay, when was the last successful Sonic game?
    Lil'Wiiviewr: Uh....(the screen is black and shows '....')
    Wiiviewr: Exactly.
    • Then he forgives the Sonic fans, and he did give the game a 'buy'.
  • Top Ten List: At the end of each year, he does a list of the top ten best, and a list of the top ten worst, games he reviewed that year. And then did a list of his favorite moments from his reviews. It's cranked up to 13 though.
  • Touché: He thought it was silly to compare Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda, as they are different genres. Then his sons pointed out he compared a racing game with a platformer, and he says this.
  • Training Montage: Complete with some montage appropriate 80s song.
  • Xtreme Kool Letterz: Mocks games that use a Z instead of an S for plural by putting an overload of emphasis on the Z (such as Pet-zzzz Crazy Monkey-zzzz). He finally discusses this in his review of Action Girl-zzzz Racing.