The list author says: "I have had so much fun with my Wii that I hope I can highlight some worthwhile titles for you to benefit from and enjoy as well:-)
I have organized this list into the following sections:
1-5: Regular games that can be used as part of an exercise routine.
6-12: Jumping, Running, Walking Games
13-19: Formal Exercise Games
20-33: Games that make good use of the Wii's special controls.
34-40: Puzzle and Other Games I like
Also you may want browse the many low-cost Wiiware games that you can directly download onto your Wii from the Wii Shop Channel. Here are some of my favorites in various categories:
Exercise: Helix - Great arm workout with techno music
Shooter: Water Warfare - First person water shooter.
Simulation: Bonsai Barber - Help vegetables with their hair. Ant Nation - Build your ant colony, then guide them on missions.
Sidescrolling Platformers: Max and the Magic Marker - draw objects to aid your character And Yet it Moves - rotate the world around you Lost Melodies 1 and 2 - Use the power of the wind. NyxQuest Kindred Spirits - Creative platformer.
Relaxation/'Zone Out' Puzzle Games: Brain Challenge - quality brain training Tetris Party - has online multiplayer and balance board support World of Goo - Creative construction game Dr Mario Online RX - has online multiplayer Shadowplay - Use everyday objects to match shadows on a screen.
Puzzle Games that Require More Thought: Liight - light the matching targets Bruiser and Scratch - Push similar objects into one another until none are left on the playing field. Toki Tori - Figure out the correct usage of items to collect eggs Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy Rush - Use directional items to guide cubes Adventures of Lolo 1 and 2(on the Virtual Console) - Deduce the order through an array of obstacles. Lonpos - Fit geometric shapes into a box Neves - Fill in silhouettes with geometric shapes"
"Elaborate Arm Choreography with Youth Pop music. It doesn't matter if you don't have any interest in or even have an aversion to cheerleading. It's really more of a dance simulation than about cheerleading, so don't let that put you off from a great exercise title."
"In this maraca-shaking simulation with Latin music, the controls work great; however the tutorial in the game is so lousy that a lot of people who got the game didn't know the correct positions to hold the controllers in. Fortunately you can just google the title name and "controls" and you will find some explanations that will help you get the most out of this title."
"Please Note: For all Active Life and DDR games, you must have the earlier Gamecube-compatible wii otherwise there will be no where to plug the mat into. Track and Field like activities but done in a fun cartoony way. Here the emphasis is on the legs, so expect lots of jumping and selective stepping. It also has a two player option which can help keep you motivated with direct competition."
"DDR is excellent for aerobic exercise. It just takes a few weeks of practice before doing the steps becomes second nature. Hottest Party 1 and 2, and the latest wii versions: DanceDanceRevolution I and II are also worth getting if you want more song variety(you can buy the discs only if you already have enough dance pads)."
"This fun Gamecube game can only be played on earlier wiis that are backwards-compatible. The only additional step you have to take, is to buy a Gamecube memory card and insert it into the slot on top next to where the dance mat plugs in. Plus any of the wii DDR dance mats will work with this game."
"The board moves as you tilt the wiimote, causing the marble to roll. It is a cute fun game that the whole family can easily learn to play. There is also a sequel called Marble Saga that isn't as good as the original IMO but may still be worth checking out."
"You can do races, tricks, sidequests or just explore for relaxation and fun. You can use your Mii, and the balance board if you have it. It was made by the same people behind Go Vacation so expect similar designs between the two."