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The only way to play with your Wii
Nintendo Wii Controller (Wii)
Member Name: sweet_veritas
Nintendo Wii Controller (Wii)
Advantages: Easy to use
As I've just played crashed out in a tennis tournament on my Wii between my friends I figured it was a good time to review the remotes that have been in my hand all day!
These remotes are what control the characters on the screen as you play the Wii. They are motion sensored thanks to a response device that is placed on top of your TV. They take two double A batteries but you never need to change them as you simply charge them up again on the Wii Remote charger that comes with your Wii kit.
The remotes are very much like how they appear in DooYoo's image. On the front there's a total of eleven buttons - the power button, left/right/up/down arrows, an A button, and in a row you have a minus button, a house and a plus button, below that are buttons with one and two on them. On the reverse of the remote there's a button that your index finger uses and is often referred to as the 'B' button.
These all serve a purpose in game play, the direction buttons obviously direct your character and allows you to tell them where you want them to go. The A button is mostly for menu selection as are the others. The button I find that's the most used is the 'B' button (a little trick I noticed while playing tennis is that the 'B' button can add some spin and speed onto the ball!)
In addition to all the buttons you have to learn there's a wrist strap that wasn't on the originals when they first came out. These were added a few months later as apparently people were loosing their grip on the remote and several windows were breaking! I have found it useful though and it does adjust to your wrist size.
The Wii Remotes also connect to other Wii devices such as the Wii Nanchuck which is needed when you play the boxing game. The Wii will always tell you when you need the Nanchuck though and I believe mine came provided in the box.
I have found on occasions that the remote can sometimes not work as smoothly as it should. I usually try and rectify this by rubbing the end that points at the screen or charging the remote again and usually it solves the problem.
The Remote is very good at response and you're not waiting for it to catch up with you. It's also very light as well so it's easy to move it how you want it to.
As mentioned Wii Remotes are often included in the Wii pack but they can be bought individually from all good retailers at a RRP of £27.99, to buy a full Wii package it's usually around £165 from retailers such as Game but it might be cheaper on Amazon.
Overall these are great remotes and a lot more stylish than some controllers that come with games consoles!
Summary: Great way to play video games!
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