New Play Control! (JP) is a series of GameCube games that have been updated to use the Wii Remote instead of the GameCube controller. They have 16:9 widescreen. New control schemes are featured in the games.
The first game that was released under this program was Donkey Kong Jungle Beat in Japan on December 11, 2008. The games released under the New Play Control! program are GameCube games that could benefit from a Wii Remote enhancement and perhaps other features that they felt would help make the game better. In the two Pikmin games, for example, the player will aim with their remote in order to direct their Pikmin and toss them at enemies, while in the Metroid Prime titles you'll aim with the Wii Remote in a similar fashion to how you did in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption.
List of games
|Donkey Kong Jungle Beat||In lieu of the DK Bongos the game is more akin to a traditional platformer without the use of a unique accessory. Motion controls are used in some portions of the game.|
|Mario Power Tennis||The player swings the Wii Remote as they would a tennis racket. The game was made to be the next step for fans of Wii Sports Tennis.|
|Metroid Prime||The player will point with their Wii Remote to aim and shoot as they did in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. The achievement system that was in Corruption also returns. The player can now snap photographs in the game.|
|Metroid Prime 2: Echoes||The player will point with their Wii Remote to aim and shoot as they did in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. The achievement system that was in Corruption also returns. The player can now snap photographs in the game.|
|Pikmin||In Pikmin, the player will point and click to perform the various actions that were done with the analog stick in the original game. An enhancement was made that allows the player to go back to any previously saved say to restart from there.|
|Pikmin 2||In 'Pikmin 2, the player will point and click to perform the various actions that were done with the analog stick in the original game.|
|Chibi-Robo!: Plug Into Adventure!||The player can use the Wii Remote to use Chibi-Robo's various tools.|
The box of each of the games retains it's original art that it had when it was on the GameCube. However, it is now surrounded by a white border with a blue circle at the top advertising that the game has been remade for the Wii. If the player wishes, he or she can take out the paper, reverse it, and have a more faithful redesign of the boxart without the white bordering around it.
No NPC games have been released since 2009, which has led many to believe that the program has ended.