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WiiMode refers to the state on the Wii U when Wii backwards compatibility is in use. It is launched by cafe2wii, and can only be exited through a reboot, which is what the Wii U Menu channel does.

WiiMode is not emulated; it instead runs in a hardware-enforced sandbox. This results in certain Wii U mode features being available through exploits, such as Espresso code execution without Broadway compatibility mode enabled. None of these exploits allow a full Wii U mode takeover.


If an update is available for the Wii U, the Wii Mode will be disabled until the update is done.

Homebrew Channel

As of the 7th December 2012, HBC can be installed within Wii Mode on the Wii U using the latest version of the HackMii Installer: http://hackmii.com/2012/12/hbc-release-for-a-new-wii-u/


As of June 10th 2013, Riivolution now works in wiimode on the Wii U. To run Riivolution, you can install it through the HBC by downloading the HBC first from http://please.hackmii.com, or through smashstack by downloading the .elf file from http://rvlution.net/riivolution.zip, extract the contents and place the boot.elf in the "apps" folder on the SD card, or leave boot.elf in the root of the SD card and run through smashstack.

Working exploits

The following list of exploits work in the Wii U's Wii Mode. Some exploits require a particular original Wii game to be inserted. All other publicly-released Wii exploits (such as Twilight Hack, Bannerbomb, LetterBomb) do not work in the Wii U's Wii Mode. The games used in these exploits do not support SDHC cards - use a 2GB SD card.

Exploit name Game required USA JPN EUR KOR Notes
Bathaxx LEGO Batman Yes Yes Yes No
Eri HaKawai Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World Yes Yes Yes No
Indiana Pwns LEGO Indiana Jones Yes Yes Yes No
Return of the Jodi LEGO Star Wars Yes Yes Yes No
Smash Stack Super Smash Bros. Brawl Yes Yes Yes Yes


Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's Wheelie Breakers Yes Yes Yes No SCART cable users: You must connect a SCART lead and use the save 50Hertz + configure output 576i for France

HDMI users: Make sure to use the 60hz version of the exploit

Wuphax Mii Channel Yes Yes Yes ? Exploit created by FIX94. This exploit is only usable on the Wii U. More information on this exploit can be found here

See also