Datel updates the Freeloader to work on the Wii

By Spencer . January 11, 2007 . 6:22am

Depending on the version of the Gamecube Freeloader you have it may or may not work on the Wii. Datel is clearing the issue with updated Freeloader discs that are Wii compatible. There are four versions of the Wii ready Freeloader and one multi region disc that works with all Gamecubes and Japanese Wii consoles. With the Freeloader you will be able to play Gamecube games from different regions*, but this disc doesn’t provide what everyone really wants a way to play import Gamecube games. On the bright side Datel has been experimenting with the Wii, which means a Wii Freeloader is probably in the works.


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  • biggos

    “With the Freeloader you will be able to play Gamecube games from different reasons, but this disc doesn’t provide what everyone really wants a way to play import Gamecube games.”

    I think you meant “regions” instead of “reasons”. The freeloader allows you to play GC games from diff regions but it doesn’t allow you to play import GC games. Huh?

  • Jeff

    Yeah, I’m a bit confused by that too.

  • Spencer

    Yeah I meant regions not reasons (updated to reflect this). Thanks for correcting me. Also just to clarify the Freeloader does let you play import GC games. So if you have a USA Wii and buy a USA freeloader you can play Japanese games like Nintendo Puzzle Collection or Naruto and play European games like Doshin the Giant. Or if you’re in Japan and you want to play Tony Hawk you can use the Japanese Freeloader.

  • monkeypox

    “but this disc doesn’t provide what everyone really wants a way to play import Gamecube games.”

    did you mean import wii games?

  • the_importer

    Too bad there’s not enough good Japanese GameCube titles that haven’t gotten released in NA by now. Still, the Freeloader’s great for Europeans.

  • Lanzo

    I am gonna get the compatible one so I will be able to play my ” Naruto: Gekitou Ninja Taisen! 4 “, and when the Wii freeloader comes out I will buy it and ” Naruto Shippuuden: Gekitou Ninja Taisen! EX “. It will be uber 1337ness.

  • jojo

    Will there be a wii freeloader that lets u play the wii game of naruto in a us wii

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