Product Type: Nintendo game controllers
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Nintendo Wii Nunchuk Controller
Member Name: Andy.mack
Nintendo Wii Nunchuk Controller
Advantages: Another decent controller from Nintendo
Disadvantages: The cable, the Price
The Nintendo Wii hasn't just led the way with their innovative main controller but with the second controller, the Nunchuck, they have gone one step beyond Xbox and Sony. For the majority of the Wii's games they make use of both controllers to ensure that you use both hands to control the games. While the Wiimote seems to hold all the wireless and movement technology, the Nunchuck is equally as advanced.
With the Wii mote in your right hand the idea of the Nunchuck is to involve your other hand in the game as well. It is connected to the Wiimote by wire, which plugs simply into the bottom of the Wiimote, making it all quite simple to connect up. With the addition of the Nunchuck you then get an additional three controls for all the games. Once connected to the Wiimote it also then becomes a movement sensor and your actions using the Nunchuck. This means that on games such as Wii Boxing and Family Ski the Wiimote in one hand and Nunchuck in the other give you control over both of your characters hands.
In addition to the extra movement sensors to give your character 2 hands, you also gain another three buttons. The joystick on the top of the Nunchuck is ideal for first person games and can be used to get your character looking in different directions or aim a weapon. It works like a classic joystick and like the Wiimote it is quite an advanced piece of equipment, but works in a very simple way. The Nunchuck also introduces another 2 buttons into the games, a C and Z button. Of course these buttons have different uses depending on the game, but like the Wiimote, the Nunchuck fits comfortably in the palm of your hand, with all of the buttons in an easily accessible layout.
Unlike the Wiimote though there are a couple of draw backs to using the Nunchuck's. The first of which is the cable attaching it to the Wiimote. While this is unavoidable I have found that during certain games, Wii Boxing in particular, this cable can get in the way and you can end up getting caught up in the wire. It's also a very expensive addition for what it is. At £13.05 each they are an expensive additional item to. You get on free with the console, however if you want any extra's they don't come with the Wiimote's. As the Nunchuck isn't needed for every game the additional £13 is very steep and it makes it a bit of a non essential.
Overall despite the cost and the minor annoyances with the Nunchuck it is another good addition to the Wii controllers. There are deals out there to be able to get the Wiimote and Nunchuck for a lot less than a combined price of £40. While I like the Nunchuck and find it useful for games I don't think it's worth the full price and would strongly recommend trying to delay buying one until you can get a decent deal on one.
Summary: The second part of Nintendo's unique Control system
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