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You cant have a wii without one
Nintendo Wii Controller (Wii)
Member Name: chickiepoo
Nintendo Wii Controller (Wii)
Advantages: Really needed
I got this remote actually with the wii when I bought it, but you can buy them seperately and I got a couple off Ebay for around £11, they do come in different colours also as I got mine in pink and also a blue one too.
The remote I got is entirely white in colour, and it does come with a grey strap, which I would recommend to use to keep the remote safe in your hands.
The front of the remote
The front of the remote is the most important part where all the buttons are, to start you have the power button, this is what you use to turn the wii on without having to move over to the box.
Then you have the directional keypad, you really only use this in certain games, as the sensor part takes you to most things you need.
The A button is used for most games, but it does do different things on each of the games, so you would need to read the individual games manual to find out what it works as.
The home button, this is also the pause button for when you are in the middle of a game, or you can quit back to the main wii menu, this also tells you how much battery life you have left in your remote, so its a good thing to use.
The plus and minus are not really used for too much but they can be used in certain games for things, this you would have to again read the manual.
Then lastly there is the 1 and 2 button, again these are not really used for much but they are there if you need them in any sort of game.
The back off the remote
On here you have your B button which is again used for different things depending on the game, so you will need to check.
Then you have the battery cover to take tthis off you just pull the clip up and the back will very easily slide off, the remote takes 2 AA batteries, but they do eat batteries like mad so I would recommend buying rechargable batteries they maybe a little bit more expensive but in the long run they will work out cheaper.
Then there is the motion sensor at the bottom of the remote, for this there is a lock button which you need to move to unlock to be able to take the motion sensor off.
The sides of the remote
These are really just plain with not much on them, but you do however have the clips to take off the motion sensor once you have moved the back button to unlock you have to push in the buttons at the side to be able to take off the motion sensor.
Also at the bottom of the motion sensor is where the Nunchuck plugs in or it can be put in place of the motion sensor, however I did find that the remote was really no good without a motion sensor so you should have no need to unplug it.
How to sync your remote
Now this is something I had to google as I did not have a clue, your remote will not work until it has been synced with your wii. To do this you need to make sure you have inserted batteries, then turn on your wii console maually and lift down the SD card cover, also take off the battery cover off your wii remote.
On the remote you will then need to press and release the red button that is near the battery compartment. Once you've done that you should notice the remote blinking. As soon as you see the lights you will need to press and release the red sync button on the Wii console. Then it should all be ready and working.
my overall opinion
Well really what can you say about this remote, it is really a must as your wii won't work, the remotes do work well, and the motion sensor does work well, but you do have to make sure you have the remote pointing at the sensor bar.
Summary: see review x