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In the late 2000s, Chinese manufacturer Qi Sheng Long would start producing Wii clone consoles that would be distributed by them and other companies in various parts of the world. The main brand names from Qi Sheng Long that were used when distributing the consoles are WiWi and Wiii3. The WiWi consoles in particular were notably sold under the brand name Hamy, used by Qi Sheng Long themselves.

Overview[]

Hamy WiWi

Hamy WiWi console with cartridges and attachments.[1]

The WiWi and Wiii3 consoles mimic the Nintendo Wii system, with all known consoles coming bundled with two controllers meant to superficially look and function like the Wii's Wiimotes. These controllers have wrist straps attached at the bottom and also come with attachments meant to be inserted at the top to make them look like various sports equipment, such as a cricket bat, tennis racket, ping-pong paddle, and baseball bat. Some consoles would also include a traditional controller, presumably for use with games that aren't designed to be used with motion control. The WiWi and Wiii3 consoles also typically come with multicarts, with the defining feature of these consoles being that they would come with at least one "sports" cartridge with a variety of games, most of them utilizing motion controls from the Wiimote-like controllers. The games in question are developed by Shenzhen Niutai Technology Development Co., Ltd.

Most of the consoles released in both the WiWi and Wiii3 series are VT03-based Famiclones with a cartridge slot, and for these consoles, they also typically come with another multicart with 8-bit (Famicom/NES and VTxx) games from Nice Code Software, with the other "sports" multicart essentially being an entire 16-bit Sunplus SPG system with multi-game software on a cartridge PCB that would interface with the console unit and pass through audio and video signals to it. Two specific consoles from the WiWi and Wiii3 series respectively would also come with 16-bit games from Nice Code included on their own multicart. Most of the WiWi and Wiii3 consoles use shells that are similar in design to those used in consoles manufactured by Macro Winners Electronics Ltd., originally used for Wii clone consoles sold under the name MiWi. The Wiii3 consoles appear to be more uncommon compared to the WiWi consoles, and are so far known to appear in the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe.

Consoles[]

  • WiWi Simple - Model number HD-018D. Released as the WiWi Interactive Game Set under the Hamy brand name. Comes with two Wiimote-like controllers. The console uses the same shell as a set of consoles in Macro Winners' MiWi line (see: Zone 7-in-1). Includes 18 16-bit games by Shenzhen Niutai
  • WiWi (87 in 1) - Model number HD-018A. The WiWi 87 in 1 is a VT03-based Famiclone and uses the same shell as the WiWi Simple. It comes with two Wiimote-like controllers, one baseball bat attachment, one golf club attachment, one tennis racket attachment, and two ping-ping paddle attachments, as well as a wireless six-button gamepad. Two multicarts are bundled with the console: a "sports" cartridge with 18 16-bit Sunplus SPG games (referred to as "Hyper-Sports" on the box) developed by Shenzhen Niutai, and a VT03 OneBus cartridge with 69 8-bit games from Nice Code, most of them being VT03-enhanced games. This variant of the WiWi would be released by Qi Sheng Long under their Hamy brand name
    • 18 in 1 game list:
      • Tennis - Named TV Virtual Tennis on the title screen. Heavily based on a plug-and-play tennis game developed by Conny using the same name as the one on the title screen
      • Pingpong - Named Virtual Pingpong on the title screen
      • Baseball
      • Boxing
      • Bowling
      • Golf
      • Shooting - Shooting gallery game
      • Dart
      • Ring Game - Ring tossing game
      • Fishing
      • Magic Key - Single-screen game that directly clones the JungleTac game One Day of Mr. Potato (also known as Mr. Onion)
      • Cross Strert (sic) - Frogger clone
      • Sky Up
      • Photo Match - Underwater themed matching game
      • Jewel Master - A clone of the Hwang Shinwei game Magic Jewelry
      • Bump Bump - A clone of the Famicom game Penguin Wars
      • Railway Builder
      • Pipe Worker
    • 69 in 1 game list (for more information on the individual games, see the games section on Nice Code's article):
      • Shark - VT03 game
      • Diamond - Arkanoid clone
      • Pulveration
      • Octopus - VT03 game
      • Earth Fighter - VT03 game
      • Awful Rushing - VT03 game
      • Bubbles - Tetris clone. VT03 game
      • Little Indian - VT03 game
      • Twin Cards - Standard Famicom/NES game
      • Dejectil - VT02 game
      • Greedy
      • Assart - VT03 game
      • Polk - VT02 game
      • Lawn Mower - VT03 game
      • Undersea Base - VT03 game
      • Fish Joumey - VT03 game
      • Sea Maid - Named Sea-Maid on the title screen. Standard Famicom/NES game
      • 100m Dush - Clone of an event from the Konami Track & Field game
      • Phantom Archer - VT03 game
      • Knocking - Whack-a-Mole game with four holes. VT03 game
      • Transmission
      • Discus Put
      • The Farmer - Standard Famicom/NES game. The version of this game included on this multicart removes the two player option and copyright notice
      • Motoboat
      • Resistant
      • Dinosaur - Small Dinosaur. VT02 game
      • Moto Rushing
      • 110m Hurdles
      • Robot - Shooting game. VT03 game
      • High Jump
      • Javelin
      • Thin Ice
      • Long Jump
      • Triple Jump
      • Archery
      • Magic Place - VT02 game
      • Grot Kid - VT02 game
      • Jumping Kid
      • Rifle Range
      • Memory Test
      • Santa Claus - VT03 game
      • Puzzle
      • RB Chess
      • Starattack
      • Depth Bomb
      • Ice Hockey
      • Warrior
      • Five Days - Named Five-Days on the title screen. Standard Famicom/NES game
      • Aimless
      • Shot Put
      • Angler Fish
      • Shrew Mouse
      • Vectron
      • Ramming - VT03 game
      • Warfront
      • Hit Mouse - Whack-a-Mole game similar to Knocking, but with nine holes. VT02 game
      • Mouse Snare - Minesweeper clone. VT02 game
      • Fishing
      • Enchanter
      • Girl - VT03 game
      • Falling Blocks
      • Deformable
      • Lightning - Direct clone of the Atari 2600 game Street Racer. Standard Famicom/NES game
      • Fish Story - Standard Famicom/NES game
      • Weald Gunman - VT02 game
      • Final Blood - VT02 game
      • Surfgr (sic) - Surfer, a direct clone of the Intellivision game U.S. Ski Team Skiing. VT02 game
      • Final Man - Five-Days with a new title screen and graphics (the title screen would also be used in the Waixing versions of this game)
      • Freestyle - Loosely based off of one of the Konami Track & Field events
  • Wiii3 (87 in 1) - Model number TY-192B. Nearly identical to the WiWi 87 in 1 in contents and packaging, but the console itself uses a different shell similar to ones used in a different set of consoles manufactured by Macro Winners
  • WiWi HD-018A (198 in 1) - Nearly identical to the WiWi 87 in 1, but includes only one "198 in 1" cartridge. Despite the cartridge promising 198 games, it only has about 40 unique games, with the rest being repeats
  • Wiii3 HD-019 (198 in 1) - The console has a cartridge slot and uses the same shell as the Wiii3 87 in 1. Supposedly comes with two game cartridges[2], although a variant of this console released in Greece only bundled a single 198 in 1 game cartridge
  • Super WiWi - Model number HD-022. Includes 198 games, but has a unique shell[3]
  • "Sports Resort" - Includes 198 games
  • Wiii3 (205 in 1)/WiWi Cricket - Model number for the WiWi Cricket is HD-025. Has a cartridge slot and uses a shell vaguely resembling an original PlayStation 3 (the Wiii3 version has its name printed at the bottom left of the top shell). The cartridge slot on the console appears to be located on the right side as opposed to being located on top like the rest of the WiWi and Wiii3 systems. Comes with a wireless six-button gamepad and two Wiimote-like controllers along with the following attachments: 1 cricket bat, 1 tennis racket, 2 ping-pong paddles, 1 golf club, and 1 baseball bat. Two cartridges are bundled with the consoles: a 198 in 1 cartridge and a "Sports Game" 7 in 1 cartridge containing 7 16-bit games developed by Nice Code, which generally are only known to appear on uncommon systems manufactured by Qi Sheng Long. Even compared to the 198 in 1 Wiii3, the 205 in 1 Wiii3 and WiWi Cricket are extremely uncommon, with only the Wiii3 variant known to have been manufactured and sold. Only five of the 16-bit Nice Code games on the 7 in 1 cartridge are documented in any form, with three of them having gameplay footage available online

Variants[]

  • WiWi (87 in 1)
    • EZi Entertainment Zone - Sold in the UK
    • "Drahtlose Spielekonsole" / "Wireless game console" 87 in 1 - Sold in Germany[4][5]
  • WiWi HD-018A 198 in 1
    • "Drahtlose Spielekonsole" / "Wireless game console" 198 in 1 - Sold in Germany
  • Wiii3 (198 in 1)
    • Distributed by MG Toys in Greece

32-bit consoles[]

Some time in the late 2000s, Qi Sheng Long would produce a couple of 32-bit Wii clones using the WiWi name.

WiWi 32[]

WiWi 32 is a Wii clone console manufactured by Qi Sheng Long in the late 2000s and distributed by multiple companies. As implied in its name, this console uses 32-bit hardware instead of the 8-bit and 16-bit hardware used in the WiWi and Wiii3 consoles. Unlike the previous consoles, it comes with 48 games built in, with the menu and games developed by Shenzhen Niutai Technology Development Co., Ltd. Based on Chinese copyright filings for the 48 in 1 software used on the WiWi 32 by Shenzhen Niutai, it uses the 32-bit Sunplus SPG293 chipset. The updated hardware allows for the games to utilize higher fidelity graphics and take advantage of certain graphical effects. The console itself now more closely resembles a Wii in form factor and shape, although the design used is generic.

The WiWi 32 (and by extension, its variants) comes bundled with two Wiimote-like controllers with wrist straps, composite A/V cables, a power adapter, and a wireless six-button gamepad that resembles the six button controller for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive. The WiWi 32 also includes the following attachments for the Wiimote-like controllers: 1 golf club, 1 tennis racket, 2 ping-pong paddles, and 1 baseball bat.

Variants[]

  • WiWi 32 - Stock release of the console. Includes 48 games. All 48 games are listed on the back of the box
  • i-Sport 32 - Stock WiWi 32 with a different name on the packaging
  • Arctic GC Pro - Distributed by Arctic Cooling. Includes 48 games. The console uses a black version of the shell used for the Wiii3 198 in 1. It also appears to have a slightly different selection of games compared to the stock WiWi 32 console according to its manual[6]
  • Expert Digital WiWi 32 - Includes 48 games. Distributed by Expert Digital in Romania
  • Consola de Juegos 48 en 1 - Includes 48 games. Distributed by Milleniu. Likely sold in Spain
  • Kiwi Game - Includes 48 games. Likely sold in Hungary
  • D-Tek WiWi 32 Wireless Interactive Sport Games - Includes 48 games. Likely sold in Latin American regions, as it is known to have been sold in the Dominican Republic[7]
  • WiWi Game - Includes 48 games. Likely sold in Poland[8]
  • "Drahtlose Spielekonsole" / "Wireless game console" 48 in 1 - Sold in Germany
  • GP.480-fit - Includes 48 games. Distributed by MGT in Germany

WiWi 65[]

WiWi 65 Packaging Cropped

Packaging for the WiWi 65.

A version of the WiWi 32 with 65 games built in, aptly named the WiWi 65, was listed on Qi Sheng Long's website during the 2010s. It is notable for containing 32-bit games that are confirmed to have been developed by Nice Code (i.e., Crisis of Nuke)[9]. Two editions of the WiWi 65 were listed on Qi Sheng Long's website: the HD-032A, which would come with the console, two Wiimote-esque controllers, and controller attachments[10], and the HD-032D, a "simple pack" edition that does not include the controller attachments.[11] The menu for the WiWi 65, which was shown on its Qi Sheng Long product page in a gallery image, looks very similar to the WiWi 32's, but it is unknown if the same menu from the WiWi 32 was used or if a different menu was programmed for the WiWi 65. While a partial list of games for the WiWi 65 was provided as an image in the gallery on the simple pack edition's product page, the original high-resolution image is now lost. The only games known to have been included on the WiWi 65 as of writing are a tennis game (shown in the menu image), Crisis of Nuke, and Dingle Hunt.

The only evidence of the WiWi 65 having been sold anywhere was in early 2013 on a now-defunct auction site in Crimea[12]. It is unknown if the WiWi 65 was sold anywhere else.

Gallery[]

Wiii3[]

87 in 1[]

198 in 1[]

205 in 1[]

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