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Try Before You Buy!

Download free demos of select WiiWare games right to your Wii console via the Wii Shop Channel. Just follow these easy instructions to get your first free demo!

What to Do

Search or Browse

Look in the Wii Shop Channel for Game Demos that are available for your Wii console. When you see a game that interests you, tap the More Details icon.

TIP: You can find a list of demos by selecting the Search by Genre section. Or, just search for specific games.


You Want It Now

Just tap on the title for the demo you want, and press Free. Decide where you want to save the demo—to the Wii system memory, or your SD card—and tap OK, then Yes.

TIP: The download starts automatically!


Ready to Play!

When your download is complete, go back to the Wii Home Menu. Double-tap the game demo icon, and then press Start. And…play!

What to Know

  • Deleting and re-downloading a demo will not reset the number of times a demo can be played.
  • Game demos are not available for all titles.
  • Make sure your Wii console is connected to the Internet to access the Wii Shop Channel and download demos.

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