The wii laser gun adds a much more realistic gaming experience to shooting games on the wii, and makes them much more enjoyable. The guns is a plastic casing which when both the nunchuk and the main wii remote are attached takes the shape of the gun.
The 2 controllers attach easily to the gun and feel sturdy in place when they have been attached, not feeling like they might fall out. It feels like a good weight, with the weight of both controls and the gun casing making up one control, so it is heavy enough that is does feel too light and clumsy, and so more like a real gun
The trigger on the far front of the gun acts like a spring that pushes the A button down so that is can be pressed to shot while feeling more like a real gun. The analogue is at the back and at first can be difficult to control, as it is a different position of holding the controls and to how most people will be used to playing, however you get used to it and it makes the games much more fun.
The gun can be used whether the shoot button on the game is the trigger button on the nunchuk or the A button, so it can be used for lots of games, it is better designed for games that use the A button, but is still worth using for games that don't.
The aiming is very easy to do and is just like normal and the fun attaches the remote so that is is facing the screen when you hold it, so aiming feel much smoother and easy to do.
it can be brought for just under £8 from amazon and I think this is a very reasonable price and it does makes shooting games much better and more enjoyable, it may not be worth it if you only have one shooting game or you don't play many shooting games, but if you play them a lot it is well worth the money.
The gun is a good shape that feels good in the hand, it could maybe been a bit longer so your hands aren't so close together, but this is only a minor issue of an otherwise good product.
Overall this is a great product that makes gun games on the wii much more enjoyable, a bit awkward to use at first, but once you get used to it it is well worth it.
After buying the Nintendo Wii Wheel for Mario Kart, we later decided to buy this laser gun for other games including early releases and the later call of duty games. Although I found it hard to use at first, having never had much practice with these laser guns before, I got used to it and the challenge added to the fun of the game. I soon found it a lot easier to play games and my shots were a lot more accurate.
The laser gun is only really a model for you to fit your Wii Remote and Nunchuck into. They fit in pretty well although it can be a bit of a squeeze sometimes. The gun is shaped nicely and feels pretty real to hold, although it's probably a lot lighter than a real gun! Then again you don't want to be straining yourself when you are just trying to play a game.
The gun is white and made of plastic, which blends in with the white Wii Remote and Nunchuck. It's cleverly designed so that the trigger is that of the nunchuck - it's not actually the most realistic trigger and perhaps it'd be better if a separate attachment acted as the trigger but it's good enough. The front end of the 'barrel' has a place for you to put your other hand, which may seem more realistic if you are wielding a larger assault rifle or something as opposed to a hand gun.
The thing works pretty well with laser technology. It's quite accurate and when you get used to the sensitivity of the device you will get some good shots in. It adds a new dimension to the game although the Wii Remote tends to do this anyway with its motion sensors. It gives a more realistic feeling to first person shooters and is quite enjoyable to use, making you want to play the game purely for the fun of it!
The Wii Remote and Nunchuck are held in place well, so luckily you don't need to strap anything around your wrist anything - you'd have to be pretty clumsy to throw it at the TV! The model itself looks quite realistic in the shape of a gun and it grows a bit in size and weight once you add the Wii Remote to the barrel and the Nunchuck to the handle. It's quite good to grip and overall a good product, with a 2 year warranty for defect damage. I'd recommend one for just £8 as they aren't expensive and make first person shooters a lot more fun.
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Honestly we seem to have accumulated a vast array of plastic based racquets, guns, crossbows, wheels, bats, etc for use with the Nintendo Wii games console...hang on...forgot the guitar controllers and turntable/ deck, oops! There certainly others lurking in the cupboards too, along with the Wiimote covers and a huge pile of Wii games.
So buying more plastic based enhancements for our Wii, kind of made sense to us when we bought a Nintendo Wii Target Marker Shooting Laser Gun. Though why it hasn't got a shorter name I will never know. Still it very aptly describes our little bit of plastic shoot-em-up-ness. Its something that is easy to use as you can just slot your Wiimote Controller and Wii Nunchuck into it and you are near enough ready to play.
The Nintendo Wii Target Marker Shooting Laser Gun can be used with almost any of the shoot-em-up games that have been produced for the Nintendo Wii gaming console. We have more often than not used it to play games like the Call of Duty series which have lots of missions where you can do with an accurate shot.
The Wiimote is something you need to slot into the space in the barrel of the gun and the Nunchuck controller is even more of a fiddle to set into the space at the handle/ grip end of the gun. The idea of the gun is that it can help to guide you towards that perfect shot with the built in laser target action.
This is something we have found can be a help, especially for those like me who are a really rubbish shot in the first place. I often find it difficult enough to keep up with who is hiding where, in these type of full on action shoot-em-ups. Often by the time I have managed to target someone, my person very often ends up taking some hits too.
With the Nintendo Wii Target Marker Shooting Laser Gun I found it was difficult to get used to at first, but its very reminiscent of the old arcade type weapons that you point and fire with, so I soon became accustomed to it and found it very helpful. Targeting became easier with the laser for me over time, once used to the feel and weight of the gun.
I think the Nintendo Wii Target Marker Shooting Laser Gun does add an extra dimension to a shoot-em-up game, so would recommend it. It enhances the 'feel' of the games we have used it with. I know you can play without this type of thing, but in this case it does add to the game play, so works for us.
One point to note about the product is that it can be difficult to get your Wiimote and Nunchuck in place correctly. It does take a bit of practice to be able to slip them in and out without trapping them in place. Other than that the laser pointer is very helpful for those like me, with a very dodgey aim and although many games do allow you to target already, this is an added enhancement that can help the less skilled game player.
To give the Nintendo Wii Target Marker Shooting Laser Gun a rating, I feel it ought to get 4 stars. Its cheap to buy, (we only paid £7.99 for ours) it works well and it can make playing first person shooters a bit more fun. What more can you ask for, other than getting it free of course.
When I was younger I used to go into arcades as I'm sure a lot of teenagers did or maybe slightly younger and play on those virtual games where you are holding a gun and have to shoot at as many bad guys that come in your direction to stop being killed. Those games were extremely interactive and realistic and you really felt like you were part of the action. And above all they were addictive too.
Well whe video games and consoles first appeeard you would sit in front of your shoot em up games with your controller and press the shoot button whle moving in different directions. However, it was never really the same as you just don't feel part of it. That was until I got my Wii last year and since then I've been buying accessories for it to go with some of the games I own.
I went out and bought this Nintendo laser gun online for about £10 was great and I have got a great deal of use out of it since. I used it with my Call of Duty game that I play and I'm so glad I bought it to go with this game.
The gun on the whole is quite heavy but you do get used to that. It has a very accurate laser sight which is fantastic when aimed correctly at the screen and really enhanced my enjoyment of the gaming experience. I guess the downside to that is that this will go through batteries quicker. As with most of the accessories you get for the Wii the remote fits nicely into this gun and you can rotate it to make things easier when playing as well.
Some of the great benefits of this are that it's sturdy and I haven't broken it yet and have used it a lot and it makes things a lot more realistic as you can live our your fantasies in the game as if you were there yourself. Also it's wireless so no messy wires to trip over. I think you should definately get one fo these if you want your shooting gaming experience to be enhanced by a vast amout.
This gun was actually bought to compliment one of my Wii games - Call of Duty 5. It cost just under ten pounds from GAME, and to be honest, it was an excellent buy.
It feels so much better than when you're merely holding a Wii remote in your hands. You actually get a sense of being there, however it also makes you much more trigger happy than you may have otherwise been.
On Call of Duty there is an excellent sniping mission, which I believe I would have failed if I'd not had the gun. The nun chuck of the Wii is held securely in the accessory, whereas my hand probably would have been shaking too much - I get much to into video games.
You can also turn really childish, and imagine there are sights on top of it - which you can't do with the normal Wii remote.
I don't understand why there is a purple tinted piece of plastic at the front though , and people with longer arms might find that it is not long enough to hold comfortably.
Games are perfectly playable without it, but if you have £10 handy, I'd go for it.
Shaped in a similar way to the well-known Thompson M1A1 machine gun, this light gun controller for the Wii is pretty up to scratch, it must be said.
Along with a highly innovative and ergonomic design, coupled with great access to the Wiimote's Face Button, it comes with an extremely accurate, very well tweaked laser sight function which, whilst eating batteries like there's no tomorrow, is a really brilliant and underused idea which thoroughly enhances your gaming experience, bringing about a kind of two-and-a-half dimensional mode of play. It's also accurate and very reliable with a wide number of action game applications.
The Wiimote slides easily into place and, much like the Zapper (but better) the nunchuk can be slid into the back and even rotated for extra ease of play.
Its fairly damn heavy though, and feels like a really chunky, heavy gun which definitely makes for a visceral gaming experience. The inner speaker of the Wiimote isn't blocked at all by the heavy, high-quality plastic, and its very easy to put together and dismantle each time you want to use it. The control system is very well-weighted and apart from not being compatible with WiiMotion Plus, this is a pretty high quality bit of kit, definitely for those with a passion for rail shooters and FPSs, although more conventional first person titles may cause the user a bit of trouble in terms of having to mess about with the nunchuk in the back whilst holding the gun with one hand.
Overall this is definitely on of the more robust and impressive light guns for the Nintendo Wii. - You can get it for around a tenner online, and its not commercially available offline to my knowledge, so the price isn't set to drop anytime soon. At around a tenner its a definite bargain and a light gun I would wholeheartedly recommend. Go for it.