If you were to look at my other Wii accessory reviews you would see that I don't have very many official Nintendo products. The Wii Sureshot Rifle is, however, one of the few official products for the Wii that I am completely happy with that it is the best gun of its kind for the Nintendo Wii console. As with all Wii accessories the gun barrel holds the Wii remote, and the nunchuk is attached to the base of the stock of the gun. With both Wii controllers attaching to the gun this suggests the gameplay will be accurate and most importantly enjoyable to the user.
The gun can be used in one of three modes, blaster, pistol and shotgun. I am very impressed with the accuracy of the gun, but my issue is with the feel and weight of the whole piece. The gun feels okay, but I think it could do with a bit more weight to it to give the user a more realistic feel. The way the gun is shaped and due to the fact it is quite large, I would say this gun is intended for accurate shooting as opposed to just firing away aimlessly. Many of the shoot-em-up's fall into either the 'fun' or 'adventurous' category. If you imagine fun as a duck shooting game, for example, you may be wise to choose a different gun accessory. For more serious gameplay this gun is ideal, and I am most impressed with the ability to change 'mode' and its versatility. Obviously the build quality is brilliant, and the typical plain white Wii accessory will fit in nicely with your system.
The games most suitable for this gun are probably Medal of Honor: Heroes 2, Medal of Honor: Vanguard and the Resident Evil series. Also, this accessory is compatible with all other shooting games that require a Wii remote and Nunchuk.
This Wii accessory is helpful for shooting games. You strap the WiiMote into the gun and it gives you a somewhat more realistic feel when playing gun related games. I personally like it for games like Wii Party, but other games are nice with it as well. It isn't anything really that elaborate, the Wii mote just clips into the gun. My only complaint though is the feel of the gun is a bit too light for my liking. Because of the light feel the gameplay does not feel as realistic as it could be. Overall, it aims more precisely than the Wii Zapper. It also neatly tucks in all the cords which is helpful, and has a stock that can be held against your shoulder for ease of aiming (while it is more like a youth-sized rifle stock in real life). But the large size of the rifle grip makes it uncomfortable to play games for long periods of time. Overall, I give it a firm 3 stars.
Whilst looking through our Wii accessories to find some to review for DooYoo I realised two things: 1) we have far too many accessories and 2) we have far too many guns!
The Sureshot Rifle was purchased for us as part of our Wii console and present for Christmas so it wasn't really chosen by us but it is a good little accessory to have.
The Wii Sureshot rifle is a light gun. It makes for a very realistic experience when used during gameplay and is great for games such as Medal of Honor where the realism of this gun makes you really feel like one of the soliders in the game. The look of the Sureshot is very accurate as to that of a real rifle (I mean in terms of shape rather than details and colours) and I think this is to make the game and the way you have to hold it a little more realistic.
The Sureshot follows the usual codes and conventions of what a Wii accessory should look like. It is completely white all over. In all honesty I would prefer a bit of variety with the clinical look Wii accessories have. I would prefer the Sureshot to actually be designed to look like a rifle in terms of colours to make it that little bit more realistic. The gun is nice and lightweight though does get a bit heavier when the Wii remote and nunchuk are fitted in. It does feel slightly more plastic like than other accessories.
It is very easy to get started and using the Sureshot. It is just a case of inserting the Wii Remote into the gun barrel and then placing the (dreaded) nunchuk into the outer stock. The stock and barrel are are interchangable for different gaming modes and these are: the pistol, the blaster and the rifle. Once the two controllers are in the rifle you can manage the wires by using a little cable slot. On the sides of the rifle there are the buttons marked C and Z which allow you to press the right buttons on the nunchuk and when you pull the gun's trigger you will be pressing the B button on the Wii remote.
If you want to make use of the sights on the gun then you will have to use this rifle properly and place it up on your shoulder as you would a real rifle. And whilst this helps with your shooting accuracy as well as making the game that little bit more realistic this does become tiresome on your shoulder after a little while and makes your shoulder ache a good bit.
The Sureshot is compatible with the following games that I know of and which we own: Medal of Honor: Heroes 2, Medal of Honor: Vanguard, Resident Evil 4, Ghost Squad and Ultimate Duck Hunting.
All in all, I would recommend this gun if you want a bit of added realism and more accuracy in gaming. We never have had any problems with this accessory with the actions played out on it always reliable carried out on screen.
The Wii Sureshot rifle is a light gun peripheral for the Wii. It gives a very realistic shooting experience. The Wii Remote goes into the gun barrel, and the nunchuk goes into the bottom stock. The stock and barrel are customizable for use in 3 different modes, pistol, blaster and shotgun.
Its lightweight and very, very accurate. Some real quality innovation here, although it is quite long and cumbersome, and its quite clear from the shape that emphasis here is on the more accurate aiming and shooting games, such as hunting.
Its fairly ergonomic and aesthetically pleasing, and the highly customizable design is clearly a labour of love. You'll become a real deadeye with this one. The size and construction are quite authentic, and all the modes are great.
It does become heavy after a while, and inserting the cable for the nunchuk can get a little bit irksome, but the accompanying manual proves very helpful.
Sadly, the rear sight doesn't fully seem to align with the front one, unless you hold it up to your shoulder like a pro. Accuracy will improve greatly with this piece, and its definitely aimed at the more hardcore of hunting game fans. The size might limit your playtime, and I've seen quite a few people complain that their arms are tired. Still, many could argue that this is a good thing, owing to the importance of authenticity in light gun gaming on the Wii.
Its strongly recommended for things like Call of Duty: MW Reflex, with its solid ergonomic design and realistic basis, but it doesn't feel quite right with titles like Ghost Squad and other arcade rail type shooters. All things considered though, I still firmly believe that this worth a purpose if you want to become a heck of a marksman.
It doesnt make use of Wiimotion plus (few of these things do.) but this is about the only drawback. The trigger always makes a satistfying sound and the internal WiiMote speaker is never blocked. Also the customizable nature of it gives a real authentic experience and tactile sense to your gaming.
Its one of the more expensive light guns, but well worth paying the £20 for if you like to emphasise accuracy in gaming, rather than just crazy brute force.