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Nintendo Wii Controller (Wii)
Member Name: -becky-
Nintendo Wii Controller (Wii)
Advantages: Everything really!
Disadvantages: There aren't any..
I own two Nintendo Wii remotes. One I got when I bought the console and also got a Nunchuk controller, and the other I got free with the game Wii Play!
This remote is the main controller for the Nintendo Wii, so as with any other remote it controls everything on the console.
It has a fair few buttons on the front that might confuse new users but is really simple to get the hang of. The main two buttons are A and B. A is the see through button saying A underneath the arrows and B is the only button the back of the remote. The arrows at the top are also used often in games and if you have an unsteady hand like myself can be useful to browse the internet on the Wii instead of your hand wobbling on all the letters! There is also a home button that takes you back to the main menu if you are in a game, and if you're on Wii Sports game it just pauses the game you are on.
I am going to be totally honest here... I don't have a clue what the two buttons near the bottom do that have 1 and 2 written on them. If anybody else knows, feel free to comment and let me know so I can edit this part of my review! ;)
The four squares at the bottom of the remote show which player you are, you can have up to four remotes connected to the Wii at one time. Whichever player you are the square will light up blue.
I love that the controller/remote (whatever you want to call it!) is wireless so if your doing something energetic, dancing around you don't trip up, basically it's just a lot easier to use.
You can connect a strap on the bottom to put around your wrist to ensure you don't drop the remote while playing... or go flinging it to the ceiling while trying to throw the bowling ball and actually letting go like myself!
It is a sleek white design and easy to hold because of the shape that fits comfortably in anyone's hand. It works for both left and right handers but some games make you enter what hand you use for things like tennis.
To make games more realistic to play you can buy things like a tennis racket, driving wheel and other things to put the remote into and make it seem as if you are using a racket rather than just the remote.
You can buy chargers for the remote for around £15 I think they are (I haven't got one so I'm not sure) or they can be powered by two AA batteries.
The price of the remote varies depending on where you buy it from, on offers at about £10 anything up to £30 when being sold at full price. On Amazon it is currently on sale at £23.
They are available mainly in white but have recently began to make them in black and pink.
Summary: Easy and comfortable to use,:)
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