“ Hama 8in1 Kit Ultimate for Nintendo Wii Sports - Game controller attachment kit - white „
I got this set free in a bundle when we bought our Wii a few years ago. It looks quite good and like it would really help the gaming experience seem more 'real'. You get a load of plastic shapes that you attach to the Wii remote, there is a steering wheel, a tennis racket, a baseball bat, a golf club and a basic controller.
The basic controller is just like a cover that you push the remote into, which just leaves the front part showing. This has a part in the top that you can screw things into, like you will screw the tennis racket, baseball bat and golf club into it.
It's quite sturdy and you can hold it easily without worrying about it slipping. You do get some wrist straps aswell though so it is very safe to use. I like using the baseball bat because it does make the game feel more realistic. The golf club and tennis racket just feel a bit silly though because they're so small and quite useless.
There is then the steering wheel, it has a really thin handle so it's quite different to the Mario kart steering wheel. I think that it's more uncomfortable to hold and doesn't feel as secure. It is always an argument about who has to have the 'crappy wheel' in our house! We usually take it in turns because no one likes to use it!
I sometimes play baseball but not very often so the only time we use this is when we play Mario Kart with more than one player.
I think it costs about £18 but you can get it cheaper on ebay. I wouldn't bother though because the only thing that is really useful is the wheel - and even that isn't that good.
Now as a fairly serious gamer sometimes its very hard to consider the Nintendo Wii as proper console despite me owing one. But great games such Madworld and LoZ Twilight Princess remind that this is truly a games console.
But then there is stuff like this Hama 8 in 1 Ultimate sports kit. These lumps of white plastic are to be honest a waste of money. For me they add nothing to the experience of playing a motion game.
For example you are playing wii tennis enjoying yourself because its a video game and you can imagine yourself swinging a tennis racquet you don't need to clip on a piece of plastic that resembles a tennis racquet.
The same goes for the golf club and baseball bat they honestly add nothing to the experience of playing Wii sports and to be honest a waste of money.
The only thing in that pack there i would consider acceptable is the steering wheel as it does allow your hands to grip the controller easier but still you can get those cheap separately on the Internet or in stores
Also if you are playing with friends you are more likely to club someone and/or knock somthing over as these clip ons are fairly large
Save your money and buy some Wii games instead.
Okay this is ridiculous. Now I'm a big fan of light gun wii games, and their related peripherals, but you don't need a golf-club, baseball bat, tennis racket and other such nonsense to get the most out of Wii Sports.
Not only do these things barely fit the Wii remote, they are clunky as hell, take up loads of space and don't add a single thing to the experience itself. Its a total rip, and you have to change the end of your remote every time you play a different game. They're also pretty damn dangerous, and hold a great deal of potential for you to smash your living room to pieces. They're all pretty ugly and pointless, and are far, far too expensive, not least because they're made of inferior, cheap plastic, and Wii Sports isn't even that good to begin with! Saying that, these are some of the few peripherals for the Wii that work with WiiMotion Plus.
It must be acknowledged that this product has enjoyed particular popularity with families. I suppose this daft little gimmick is popular with kids, and probably teaches them a little about sports in general, particularly very young children, although Wii Sports isn't particularly good training for sporting activities.
They also only fit official Wii remotes, if you're using a third party one, you can't use the Hama 8 in 1 Kit. Its definitely not worth paying well over a tenner for, and if you have friends over, and you have all of these peripherals for Wii Sports, they'll almost definitely point and laugh at you behind your back and call you really sad.
Nobody loves the Wii so much that they feel the need to possess these extravagant, pointless peripherals. This product is just playing on the insecurities of folks who are worried they aren't getting the most out of their Wii games. Sad, really. Avoid.
At present my family and I have become somewhat addicted to Wii sports resort, and in particular the golf. I therefore thought it would be a laugh to buy the accessories parts, to make your controller look and feel more like a golf club (or tennis racket etc). I was rather miffed however when i found they did not fit. This is due to wii sports resort needing the wii motion plus to play, and the motion plus makes the controller bigger so the extension doesn't fit. Considering these accessories were over 10pounds i was not best pleased. Most games now require the motion plus, and they should have been designed with that in mind. I would be able to use to extensions for wii sports, but who would want to pay a down version when you have the latest game? I was even more appalled when I saw a very similar pack in pound land. It shows these extensions cannot be a lot of money to make, and therefore charging over 10pounds for them in Game is very unreasonable. As if they don't make enough profits from me buying the wii console and games as it is. I can't actually rate the extensions use as i haven't been able to use them, so i think this says it all really. I believe if they were designed properly to fit on the controller they would enhance game play and be a laugh all round but as i can't even use the things they are pointless.
This kit is quite good for games, but it disrupts the infa red on the controller. you have to be careful with the tennis racket, with the ceiling tho as you may break it or the ceiling. The kit get a bit annoying as you have to change it for each game. I personally dont think its worth the money, for some plastic molds, but if you go for appearance then the kit is good to have. You can also buy game experts version of this which is still as good. I think the steering wheel is useful, as it is good for turns, but it feels weird having to reach your thumb over to get to a button to accelerate and break.
Overall these are good, but not really worth the money and hassle of changing them over each time for each game and they feel as if they'd break easily.