My 18 year old daughter forgot her white Wii remote on a two week visit to Grandma's, so I had this official Nintendo Wii U Remote Plus sent to her direct from Amazon as I knew this vivid deep pink version would be a hit (and it was). I read online that it says it is 'compatible with the (original) Wii' on the front of the box, and that proved to be the case. This Remote Plus also includes the integrated Wii 'Motion Plus' accessory that used to be an add-on on the old Wii remotes. So 5*, as it all works perfectly with our old Wii, and even Barbie would admit the colour is to die for. The only downside is that there isn't an official Nintendo pink nunchuck to match (there are only cheap generic pink versions), but this remote looks good with a white Nintendo nunchuck anyway. This official Nintendo Wii U Remote Plus is also also available in a boy friendly matching blue version and the Mario special editions.
One year on, as my 8 year old nephew's original Wii remotes had packed in, I bought him the the Luigi green and Mario red limited edition versions for his Wii console (as they were on offer cheaper than the Yoshi one at £30 & £35). These also look great. My teenage kids say they prefer Luigi's green style to Mario's red alternative, but my nephew likes the red Mario one best - but still no matching nunchuck. I bought all these Wii remotes direct from Amazon as I suspect there may be poor quality forgeries out there.