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This Wii Sports Glitch Took Years To Discover

As a gamer, do you ever feel stifled by the limitations set by developers? Do you ever feel like you want to break free from the laws of physics? Do you wish you could hit a golf ball off an unconventional surface, such as a body of water? If this describes you, then you're in luck, because a new Wii Sports glitch allows you to do just that.


Yes, you read that right. A Wii Sports glitch was discovered almost 15 years after the Wii pack-in title released.

Credit goes to YouTuber Plyd823, who posted a video detailing how to give your Mii messianic abilities. When playing Golf, if you disconnect your controller in the middle of a swing, the Mii enters what Plyd823 described as a "disconnected state." Reconnect your controller and the game allows you to hit the ball again.

This process tricks the game into thinking the ball is still inbounds, no matter where it actually winds up. If you perform this double-shot maneuver when a ball lands in the water, you will be placed atop the liquid surface for your next shot. Plyd823 explained that this glitch applies to all surfaces, even cliff sides.


Beyond bending the rules of golf (and physics), Plyd823 suggested that this glitch could offer speedrunners a new way to break records, as it can reduce the time it takes between shots. It's also important to note that you can execute this glitch regardless of which sport you choose in Wii Sports, offering different results in each mode.

For Wii fans, discoveries like these are part of what keeps the system alive. After Nintendo's Wii shop shut down in 2019, the writing was on the wall for the console. The following year, Nintendo officially said goodbye to the Wii and stopped accepting units for repairs. Regardless, the console proved to be popular even in the end, as the Wii version of Just Dance 2020 outsold rival ports in the U.K. That's quite a feat for a system that wasn't even high-def

It's unclear how or even if this recent finding will impact speedrunning, but in the meantime, it's encouraging for fans of the system to know that new discoveries are still being made a decade and a half later. Who knows what other secret glitches are waiting within the vast library of Nintendo Wii gems?