Product Type: Nintendo game controllers
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Member Name: Whizz11
Nintendo Wii Nunchuk Controller
Date: 05/11/11, updated on 05/11/11 (30 review reads)
Advantages: Play games more authentically
If you are not familiar with the Nintendo Wii then you will probably not have heard of the Nunchuk. No, it's not a funny word or another name for a polo chukka but a Wii remote control that allows you to play games in a different way than just using the regular controller. For example, on the Wii Sports game I believe it is, there is an archery game. With the original controller in one hand and the nunchuk in your other hand the two together work as a bow and arrow which allows you to pull back the bow and shoot the arrow in one swift motion. Pulling back the hand and arm that is holding the nunchuk moves the bow on the screen so you move further back from your target and then you let go of the button on the nunchuk to let go of the arrow. This makes playing the game way more fun than if you just had to point and shoot and let the arrow go.
Using another example, in the boxing game on the Wii Fit you also can hold this nunchuk in one hand and the controller in the other hand and then box properly with both hands into a big punchbag. It makes the boxing actions much more authentic and makes for a really tough arm workout once you start going really fast. According to an article I read on the nunchuk to give another example although I have never played this particular game, in The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess the Wii remote is your sword and the nunchuk is your shield. So you can see from these examples that the nunchuk is there to kind of compliment the work that the original remote does and allows for a more overall fun experience.
The nunchuk has a cable that clips into the end of the Wii remote control so they form a long loop together which is long enough for you to hold both of them in separate hands and gives you enough room to stretch and play and it not get in the way.
The nunchuk remote is contoured to fit your hand quite nicely so its easy to use. The nucnchuk has a wheel motion button on the top which you can move around with your thumb and then there are also two buttons which can be controlled with your index finger. The controller in placed right as your hand fits over it so you do not need to move you hand to access these buttons so once you get used to it as it is a bit fiddly in the beginning it is very easy to use.
When we bought our Wii quite a few years ago now we got one of these nunchuks in the packet but you can buy them individually in games shops for about £10 I believe. It's annoying that you only get one because if you are playing against each other you will generally need one each but they do not cost much and make game playing a bit more fun so are a product I definitely recommend.
Summary: Wii Nunchuk
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