Product Type: Nintendo game controllers
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Member Name: kristoph23
Nintendo Wii Nunchuk Controller
Advantages: It works with good accuracy
Disadvantages: Its price
When I got my Nintendo Wii console I had a Nunchuk controller provided with the console and it was a controller I was unsure what to do with.
I had some sports games free and some of them asked me to plug in this Nunchuk controller and mine is in white and it is made from plastic and it is a tiny remote which plugs into the normal Wii control.
You have a section at the bottom of a Wii remote which is a socket for the Nunchuk to fit into and this enables the Nunchuk to work. Unlike the Wii console there is no power source for the Nunchuk so it relies heavily on the Wii remote.
The control itself is designed to be used in one hand whilst you use a normal controller in the other. I tend to use it in my left hand and the joystick on the front I use with my thumb and this is kind of the moving button and you have two additional buttons at the top.
The problem is the wire between the two remotes because you need this in order to get the Nunchuk to work and it disappoints me. You are then limited to where your hands can be and what directions you can into.
I admit the control itself has a nice curve shape which means it can fit into the hand pretty good and give you better grip so when you need to perform a move you can with the knowledge you will reach the buttons.
I sometimes play a game of boxing which require you to use both controls for accuracy and whilst the Nunchuk does have great accuracy and never seems to be a problem you are limited at times with what movements you can do.
Everything else for the Wii is wireless so the Nunchuk kind of goes against the whole idea. The buttons are easy to press and not solid and once you push them down they remain down until pressure is relieved from them.
They are priced at around £12-£14 and when you think if you play with friends who might play boxing they need one of these as well. If you have four friends you may spend up to £40 for a simple controller which is not needed in all games.
I have had to use this for games involving archery and boxing and I know a few other games require the usage of this controller but it is expensive for an item which hardly does much. I wish it was wireless as this would keep with the original idea behind the Wii.
The control is not a problem for accuracy as it does use the sensor like the original Wii controller has and therefore accuracy is pretty good. The price is high for me and could be below £10 to be more affordable.
Despite all the good and bad parts some games you need this controller and it has not let me down yet.
Summary: A useful addition to the Wii