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Here we list PAL Wii games that support Progressive Scan

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I've only recently bought a Wii and thought it would be helpful to PAL gamers if GAF could come up with a list of games that support Progressive Scan. In other words, here we list games capable of being displayed at 480p on a PAL Wii console hooked up via Component.

It should be noted that having a game restricted to displaying in 480i or 576i should not necessarily deter you from buying said game. On a SDTV, i.e. most CRT television sets, you won't even notice the difference. This list is mainly for PAL gamers who have their Wii's hooked up to HDTV's. In these circumstances, PAL games will look marginally better being viewed at 480p as opposed to 480i or 576i.

Games that support 480p have an icon on the back of the box that reads "EDTV/HDTV compatible". A few early games offer 480p but do not display the icon, e.g. Sonic and the Secret Rings.

Any help with expanding and/or correcting these lists would be appreciated!

PAL Wii games that support 480p

Academy of Champions: Football
All Star Cheerleader
Ashes Cricket 2009
Arctic Tale
Avatar: Burning Earth
Battalion Wars 2
Bee Movie
Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree
Bigs, The
Blast Works: Build Trade Destroy
Block Party
Boogie Superstar
Boom Blox
Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars
Bully: Scholarship Edition
Call of Duty: World at War
Carnival Games
Carnival Games Minigolf
Castlevania: Judgment
Celebrity Sports Showdown
Chicken Shoot
Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Conduit, The
Cruis'n
CSI: Hard Evidence
De Blob
Deadly Creatures
Dead Rising: Chop Til You Drop
Dead Space: Extraction
Death Jr.
Destroy All Humans: Big Willy Unleashed
Dewy's Adventure
Disaster: Day of Crisis
Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors
Dream Pinball 3D
EA Playground
EA Sports Active
Eledees
Endless Ocean
Excitetruck
Facebreaker K.O. Party
Family Party
Family Ski & Snowboard
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
FIFA 08
FIFA 09
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Fishing Frenzy, Rapala's
Freddi Fish: The Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds
Free Running
Funfair Party
Geometry Wars: Galaxies
G-Force
Ghost Squad
Godfather, The: Blackhand Edition
Golden Compass, The
Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core
Guitar Hero 3
Guitar Hero 5
Hannah Montana
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Hasbro Family Game Night
House of the Dead 2 & 3: The Return
House of the Dead: Overkill
Hot Wheels: Beat That
Ice Age 2
Ice Age 3
Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings
Jumper: Griffin's Story
Kung Fu Panda
Legend of Spyro, The: The Eternal Night
Legend of Zelda, The: Twilight Princess
Lego Batman
Lego Indiana Jones
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
Let's Tap
Link's Crossbow Training
Little League World Series Baseball 2008
Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Madden NFL '08
Marbles! Balance Challenge
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
Mario Kart Wii
Mario Strikers: Charged Football
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2
Medal of Honour: Heroes 2
Mercury Meltdown Revolution
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Millenium Championship Paintball
Monkey Mischief
Monopoly
Monster Lab
Movie Studios Party
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
My Fitness Coach: Cardio Workout
My Horse and Me
MySims
MySims Agents
MySims Kingdom
MySims Party
MySims Racing
Need for Speed: Undercover
Neopets Puzzle Adventure
New U Fitness First Personal Trainer
Ninja Reflex
Nitrobike
No More Heroes
Okami
Opoona
Overlord: Dark Legend
Pitfall: The Big Adventure
Pokémon Battle Revolution
Prince of Persia: Rival Swords
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
Pro Evolution Soccer 2009
Quantum of Solace
Ratatouille
Rayman Raving Rabbids
Rayman Raving Rabbids 2
Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party
Red Steel
Resident Evil 4
Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles
Rogue Trooper: Quartz Zone Massacre
Samba de Amigo
Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip
Showtime Boxing
Shrek the Third
Shrek's Carnival Craze Party Games
SimAnimals
Sim City Creator
Sing It
Skate it
Skate City Heroes
Smarty Pants
Sonic and the Secret Rings
Sonic and the Black Knight
Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity
Sonic Unleashed
Soul Calibur Legends
Speed Racer
Spider-Man: Friend or Foe
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows
Spore Hero
Sports Island
Sports Island 2
Sports Party
SSX Blur
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes
Summer Athletics
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
Super Paper Mario
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Swing Golf
Table Tennis, Rockstar Presents
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash Up
Thrillville: Off the Rails
Tomb Raider Anniversary
TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Transformers
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Trivial Pursuit
TV Show King Party
Ultimate Band
Virtua Tennis 2009
Wacky Races: Crash & Dash
Wacky World of Sports
Wario Land: The Shake Dimension
WarioWare: Smooth Moves
Wii Fit
Wii Music
Wii Play
Wii Sports
Wonderworld Amusement Park
WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2008
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Zack & Wiki

PAL Wii games that DO NOT support 480p

Balls of Fury
Ben 10: Alien Force
Bratz: The Movie
Bratz: Girlz Really Rock
Call of Duty 3
Cars
Chicken Little, Disney's: Ace in Action
Coraline
Crash of the Titans
Dragonball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2
Dragonball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3
Family Ski
Gottlieb Pinball Classics
GT Pro Series
Happy Feet
Heatseeker
Iron Man
Kororinpa: Marble Mania
Little King's Story
Littlest Pet Shop
Madden NFL '07
Madworld
Mario Party 8
Medal of Honour: Vanguard
Metal Slug Anthology
Monster 4x4: World Circuit
Moto GP
MX vs. ATV Untamed
NERF: N-Strike
Pet Pals: Animal Doctors
Pirates: Hunt for Blackbeard's Booty
Rampage: Total Destruction
Scarface: The World is Yours
SEGA Bass Fishing
Simpsons Game, The
Sims 2, The: Pets
Space Chimps
Spider-Man 3
Spiderwick Chronicles
Spongebob Squarepants: Creature from the Krusty Krab
Spongebob and Friends: Attack of the Toybots
Surf's Up
Tiger Woods PGA Tour '07
Tiger Woods PGA Tour '08
Tiger Woods PGA Tour '09
Tiger Woods PGA Tour '10
Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam
Tony Hawk's Proving Ground
Toy Story Mania!
Trauma Center: Second Opinion
Up
Wall-E
World Championship Sports

PAL Wii games that support 16:9 (widescreen)

Baroque
Battalion Wars 2
Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree
Bigs, The
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII
Boom Blox
Bully: Scholarship Edition
Cars
Call of Duty 3
Call of Duty: World at War
Castlevania: Judgment
Crash of the Titans
Deadly Creatures
Death Jr.
Dewy's Adventure
Disaster: Day of Crisis
Driver: Parallel Lines
Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors
EA Playground
Endless Ocean
Excitetruck
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Far Cry Vengeance
Ferrari Challenge
FIFA 08
FIFA 09
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Free Running
Geometry Wars: Galaxies
Godfather, The: Blackhand Edition
Guitar Hero 3
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Heatseeker
House of the Dead: Overkill
Ice Age 2
Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings
Legend of the Dragon
Legend of Zelda, The: Twilight Princess
Lego Batman
Lego Indiana Jones
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
Let's Tap
Link's Crossbow Training
Little King's Story
Little League World Series Baseball 2008
Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked
Madden '08
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games
Mario Kart Wii
Mario Strikers: Charged Football
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
Medal of Honour: Vanguard
Medal of Honour: Heroes 2
Mercury Meltdown Revolution
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Monster 4x4: World Circuit
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
Need for Speed: Carbon
Need for Speed: Undercover
Nitrobike
No More Heroes
Opoona
Pokémon Battle Revolution
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
Pro Evolution Soccer 2009
Quantum of Solace
Red Steel
Resident Evil 4
Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles
Rogue Trooper: Quartz Zone Massacre
Scarface: The World is Yours
Sims 2, The: Pets
Sonic and the Secret Rings
Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity
Soul Calibur Legends
Spider-Man: Friend or Foe
SSX Blur
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
Super Paper Mario
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Table Tennis, Rockstar Presents
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Thrillville: Off the Rails
Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam
TV Show King Party
Wii Fit
Wii Music
Wii Play
Wii Sports
Wing Island
Zack & Wiki

PAL Wii games that DO NOT support 16:9 (widescreen)

Ant Bully, The
Barnyard
Bomberman Land Wii
Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars
Bust a Move Bash!
Carnival Games
Cars
Chicken Little, Disney's: Ace in Action
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2
Eledees
G1 Jockey Wii
Ghost Squad
Gotlieb Pinball Classics
Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, The
GT Pro Series
Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core
Happy Feet
Kororinpa: Marble Mania
Madworld
Mario Party 8
Meet the Robinsons, Disney's
Metal Slug Anthology
Prince of Persia: Rival Swords
Rampage: Total Destruction
Rayman Raving Rabbids
Spongebob Squarepants: Creature from the Krusty Krab
Super Fruitfall
Super Swing Golf/Pangya
Tiger Woods PGA Tour '07
Trauma Centre: Second Opinion
WarioWare: Smooth Moves
 

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I've updated with the following:

Do support 480p/60: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Spider-Man: Friend or Foe, Ratatouille, Ice Age 2, FIFA 08

Do not support 480p/60: Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam, Surf's Up, Chicken Little: Ace in Action, Crash of the Titans
 

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Supports 480p:
Mario Strikers Charged Football
WarioWare - Smooth Moves
Rayman Raving Rabbids
 

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You need to list whether it has a 16:9 mode too, in PAL last the two can be mutually exclusive.
 

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Okami Wii and Fire Emblem 10 (English-language version) have been announced to support 16:9 and 480p, but clearly we should wait for the European releases before adding them to any of these lists.

solid2snake said:
Sonic and the secret Rings has also a progressive scan mode.

Thanks, that's awesome to hear! I'm getting it in the mail this week. :D

nofi said:
You need to list whether it has a 16:9 mode too, in PAL last the two can be mutually exclusive.

We still need to work on the following.

EDIT: Widescreen lists moved to post #1.
 

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I thought that Mario Party 8 was a 480p game, even though it doesn't support widescreen.
 

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Boerseun said:
PAL Wii games that DO NOT support 16:9 (widescreen):

Ant Bully, The
Carnival Games
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2
Elebits/Eledees
Gotlieb Pinball Classics
Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, The
Kororinpa: Marble Mania
Mario Party 8
Metal Slug Anthology
Rampage: Total Destruction
Rayman Raving Rabbids
Super Fruitfall
Super Swing Golf/Pangya
Tiger Woods 07
Trauma Centre: Second Opinion
WarioWare: Smooth Moves

damn you ubisoft. do we now anything about part 2?
 

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Phife Dawg said:
Big Brain Acadamy supports 480p as well.

Cool, I've updated the list.

Civil said:
I thought that Mario Party 8 was a 480p game, even though it doesn't support widescreen.

NTSC version supports 480i/60 and 480p/60. PAL version is 576i/50 only.

solid2snake said:
damn you ubisoft. do we now anything about part 2?

It comes out in a few weeks, so I guess we'll know soon enough.
 

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I've updated with the following:

Do support 480p/60: The Bigs, Carnival Games, EA Playground, Mercury Meltdown Revolution, Table Tennis, Thrillville: Off the Rails

Do not support 480p/60: Gottlieb Pinball Classics, The Simpsons Game

Also updated the widescreen lists with various titles.
 

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I would hate to derail the thread and if this question is not appropiate here please tell me; it's kind of related to the topic...

Shortly after the Wii launch, I remember strong discussions (not in Gaf) about if some PAL games which support progressive scan where for some reason "not really progressive" (whatever that means). Twilight Princess was the main topic in those discussions.

Does anyone know if there was some kind of consensus abot this? real issue or bs?
Have there been similiar issues/discussions with other games after TP?
 

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stalker said:
I would hate to derail the thread and if this question is not appropiate here please tell me; it's kind of related to the topic...

Shortly after the Wii launch, I remember strong discussions (not in Gaf) about if some PAL games which support progressive scan where for some reason "not really progressive" (whatever that means). Twilight Princess was the main topic in those discussions.

Does anyone know if there was some kind of consensus abot this? real issue or bs?
Have there been similiar issues/discussions with other games after TP?

It must be bs since tvs shows 480p on them.
 

Boerseun

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I don't know the exact details, but apparently there is some or other quick and dirty programming trick to get a game to display in progressive scan mode when it was originally programmed to run in interlaced mode only. It has something to do with deinterlacing the interlaced image before it is displayed, as opposed to displaying a strictly progressive (i.e. once off) image. You end up with 480p either way though.

Also, I highly doubt Nintendo would use this technique on their own titles, and certainly not Twilight Princess as it runs in progressive scan on Gamecube (NTSC) and Wii (NTSC and PAL), so you have to consider that true progressive scan was meant to be included from the start, as it was with Wind Waker (NTSC).

Fellow GAFfers like M3d10n, wellsed or fernoca know more about the subject than I do, I'm sure.
 

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I've been making regular updates, so I reckon this thread deserves a bump.

PAL gamers please check the lists in the original post, and see if you can add any new information as regards your games' progressive scan and widescreen status.
 

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Boerseun said:
Any input?

all the games I have you've already listed, I suggest you remove the /60 though since the way you've worded seems that, for example, Kororimpa does not support the 60Hz switch which is not the case (I know you don't mean that, I hope I made myself clear).

Also, you could add which games have a letterbox mode when not supporting proper anamorphic widescreen (again, like Kororimpa and some some others do).
 

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RE: Umbrella Chronicles: 480p Widescreen

Geometry Wars Galaxies: 480p Widescreen


Also, doesn't Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 have widescreen as well? Bear in mind I'm not sure, it definitely has 480p though.
 

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I picked up Dragon Quest Swords yesterday. The game supports 480p and 16:9. Also, it's huge fun! :D I'll recommend it if you're looking for a straight and simple, light RPG to complement the heavier RPGs currently out on Wii.
 

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Add these:

Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templar Director's Cut 480p: YES; WideS: NO
Little League World Series Baseball 2008 (awesome) 480p: YES; WS: YES
Madworld: 480p: NO; WS: NO -bad PAL conversion (576i, borders, squashed ratio, fatty distorted characters and all that jazz)
Little King's Story: 480p: NO (576i only but a properly converted PAL50); WS: YES
PES 2009: 480p: YES; WS: YES
House of the Dead: Overkill 480p: YES; WS: YES
TV Show King Party - retail version 480p: Yes; WS: YES (you only listed it as 480p?)
Ghost Squad 480p: YES; WS: NO
Wii Music 480p: YES; WS: YES

Wiiware:
Bubble Bobble Plus 480p: NO, WS: NO
 

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Dash Kappei said:
Add these:

Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templar Director's Cut 480p: YES; WideS: NO
Little League World Series Baseball 2008 (awesome) 480p: YES; WS: YES
Madworld: 480p: NO; WS: NO -bad PAL conversion (576i, borders, squashed ratio, fatty distorted characters and all that jazz)
Little King's Story: 480p: NO (576i only but a properly converted PAL50); WS: YES
PES 2009: 480p: YES; WS: YES
House of the Dead: Overkill 480p: YES; WS: YES
TV Show King Party - retail version 480p: Yes; WS: YES (you only listed it as 480p?)
Ghost Squad 480p: YES; WS: NO
Wii Music 480p: YES; WS: YES

Wiiware:
Bubble Bobble Plus 480p: NO, WS: NO

Thanks for the big update! :D

I'm not sure if I should add WiiWare titles to the list. I don't have Bubble Bobble Plus, but I did recently buy Adventure Island: The Beginning, and it genuinely is the very first game I've encountered on WiiWare that doesn't run in 480p and 16:9.

It sucks about PAL Madworld. I havn't picked it up yet (used my gaming budget buying a bunch of N64 titles off a friend instead), and probably won't for at least the near future.

Rogue Trooper will be my next purchase, and I'm rather looking forward to it too!
 

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Boerseun said:
Thanks for the big update! :D

I'm not sure if I should add WiiWare titles to the list. I don't have Bubble Bobble Plus, but I did recently buy Adventure Island: The Beginning, and it genuinely is the very first game I've encountered on WiiWare that doesn't run in 480p and 16:9.

It sucks about PAL Madworld. I havn't picked it up yet (used my gaming budget buying a bunch of N64 titles off a friend instead), and probably won't for at least the near future.

Rogue Trooper will be my next purchase, and I'm rather looking forward to it too!

Also yeah, imagine my face when the long awaited Bubble Bobble Plus showed up in 4:3 and 480i :-/ It also sucks really hard that the game is just scaled to 480i from a 720p render, resulting in a messy jagginess where you can't even properly make out the faces of Bub and Bob :-/ Proof enough is the fact that Bubble Bubble remake for XBLA is the same exact game with the same exact graphics only this time displayed at the native 720p, so everything's crystal clear... damn lazy Taito-Square Enix! -__-

Yep, Rogue T's neat. also 480p and WS. :D

This thread is useful, I'll post my findings every once in a while I got some new games you might be missing on the list.