The (commonly abbreviated WFC
) (stylized as nintendo Wi-Fi connection
) is an online multiplayer gaming
service run by Nintendo
to provide free online play in compatible Nintendo DS
games. The service are mix with the company's Wii Shop Channel
and DSi Shop
game download services. It also runs features for the Nintendo Wii
, Nintendo DS
, and Nintendo 3DS
systems. Games designed to take advantage of Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection offer Internet play integrated into the game. Nintendo emphasizes the simplicity and speed of starting an online game when promoting its service. For example, in Mario Kart DS, an online game is initiated by selecting the online multiplayer option from the main menu, then choosing whether to play with friends, or to play with other gamers (either in the local region or worldwide) at about the same skill level. After a selection is made, the game starts searching for an available player.
The Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection was developed to be easy to connect to, safe for everyone to use, and free. Games designed to take advantage of Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection offer Internet play integrated into the game. The Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection can support up to sixteen players on the Nintendo DS and thirty-two players on Wii. Basic features of the Wi-Fi Connection include worldwide matchmaking, leaderboards, tournaments. Additional features are available between friends who have exchanged Friend Codes.
Each game that uses the Nintendo... Read More