It turns out that a number of players in the US are experiencing the same Brawl problems that the Japanese did. The complaints are related to the disc either failing to start, or stuttering that adversely affects gameplay.
This is no fault of the disc, but of the Wii itself, due to dirty lasers inside the console. Nintendo are already on the case, insisting users do not try to clean the laser themselves for fear of damaging the Wii. Brawl is specifically susceptible to the problem because it's the first game to use a double-layer disc.
Big N are repairing Wiis free of charge, if you need your console fixed here is the form:
If you're experiencing the problem but are desperate to play Brawl and can't wait, James Mielke has a suggestion that might work:
"I kept getting disc read errors, but I found that if I put it in and let the Wii do all its scanning before I started spamming 'A', it usually started up. Basically, put the disc in, you can hear it making disc-reading sounds. Wait until they settle down, press A on the SSBB icon on the Wii menu, repeat the waiting process until the disc stops making reading sounds again, then start the game with the Wiimote. I found that helped a lot".
You're keen to post a comment, but you need to log in first.
The Best Upcoming Wii U Games For The Spring and Summer
Forget going outside, just play the Wii U!
Twisted Fusion, An Open Platformer On Kickstarter
Water Guns Done Right
Hex Heroes Kickstarter ends soon
Funding at 60% with five days to go
No Plans for Star Wars to Appear on Disney Infinity
At least for now...
Earthlock: Festival of Magic coming to Wii U.
Game coming 2015, two stretch goals reached
The Stages in the New Super Smash Bros
Here's what we have seen
Wii U exclusive Hex Heroes is seeking help!
Developer Prismatic Games holding Kickstarter.
Nintendo Pocket Football Club set for April Europe release
Top 100 team ranking system for whole continent.
Citizens of Earth coming to Wii U and 3DS!
New title inspired by Earthbound, Suikoden among others.
Wii's World has teamed up with Enjoy Gaming to give you a chance to win download codes for three of their new games on DSiWare. You could win a code for one of the following:
** Entrants must be in an NoA region (USA, Canada, Mexico or Brazil) **
It's about time things came good. ... The Best Upcoming Wii U Games For The Spring and Summer
Nice update. I'm really looking forward to NES Remix 2. With a little bit of 3rd party support, great indie support a ... The Best Upcoming Wii U Games For The Spring and Summer
Danny Stueber said:
no problem! the point is to get the word out and that is what happened :) ... Super Smash Bros. For 3DS and WII U Release Window Revealed Along With New Modes and Characters
Alex Morton said:
Seems like we both posted the same story. My apologies. I was rushing so much to write it up and post it that I didn't ... Super Smash Bros. For 3DS and WII U Release Window Revealed Along With New Modes and Characters
I don't think we'll see Mario & co on other platforms until Nintendo decide they're quitting the hardware business. ... Nintendo Unwilling to Release Games on iPhone or Android
Wii's World is not officially affiliated with Nintendo! (but they wish we were).