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Wii Ben was a group/company based in Mainland China that distributed pirated Wii games during the system's early launch. There isn't much known about the company, other than Wii Ben's appearance on the now-defunct Nintendo Anti-Piracy website, first appearing on the "How to detect" page from January 24th, 2008 to July 9th, 2013 before disappearing. This hints at the interference of Nintendo via legal action or the company simply falling into obscurity.

Overview[]

Wii Ben mainly sold pirated copies of pre-existing Wii games along with a few compilation discs of games from past generation consoles, usually having dim disc & case art most likely due to the poor quality of the photocopying along with other additions that make the product look counterfeit such as a second Serial number, an ISO 3166 code with a CN ISO confirming the company's origin of Mainland China, some discs having a DVD logo, the standard Wii logo being replaced with a Wii Ben one, and other discs having a 'Rating Pending' ESRB rating most definitely due to the pirates using pre-release images. Other discs are simply a DVD-R with the game's name written in marker giving context to the DVD logo on other discs and revealing that Wii Ben simply burned game ROMs onto DVD-R discs without any modification, causing the games to be prone to crashing even if they were able to get passed the Wii's copyright protection. Additionally, above the Wii Ben logo on some discs is text typed in broken English that reads "Wii support all the types of aircraft we hope to create a perfect happy fun. Good preservation makes a good GAME. I would like him to elect Mr.BEN." along with a message written around the disc's borders that guarantees the product has been tested, that reads "This product passes through 100% to test has not had The question". These discs were most likely distributed in North America, South America and Europe.

Games[]

Games known to have been pirated by Wii Ben.

Name Released Description Serial No.
The Legend Of Zelda Twilight Princess 2006(?) W00022
Excite Truck 2006(?) W00004
Rampage Total Destruction 2006(?) Unknown
Open Season 2006(?) W00031
WarioWare Smooth Moves 2007(?) W00023
Wii Play 2007(?) W00006
Super Paper Mario 2007(?) W00024
Mario Kart Wii 2008(?) Unknown
Big Brain Academy Wii Degree 2007(?) Unknown
Pajama Sam Don't Fear The Dark 2008(?) Unknown
Wii Music 2008(?) Unknown
Spongebob's Boating Bash 2010(?) Unknown
Multiboot 2,500 in 1 Unknown Multicart compilation disc Unknown

Gallery[]

Main article: Wii Ben/gallery

External Links[]

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