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5.0 out of 5 stars I'm happy to get back to basics! A worry free, family friendly console at long last!, 16 Dec 2013
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This review is from: Nintendo Wii Mini Red (Console)
I think a lot of people have completely missed the point of the Wii Mini.

I have a little girl who has been desperate for a Nintendo Wii but I have always said no. And I've said no because the original Wii was perhaps not as family friendly as I would have liked. One, I wasn't prepared to spend so much on a console when she is still little, because it will take a few knocks and I'm sorry, but I'm not forking out 's for another. Two, access to the internet is a HUGE negative for me. I don't want my daughter, who has a scary knack for getting past any and all parental controls known to man, being able to go online. The internet is not a safe place for any child to be, especially mine with her frickin' ninja password/controls busting skills. Three, I am not about to start encouraging her to be permanently attached to the TV playing games, wanting more and more fancy gadgets and gizmos that go with a Wii console. Nor am I about to spend a small fortune paying for them. The fact that the Wii Mini isn't compatible with so much other cr*p (Gamecube?) and only has one USB port was another big plus for me. And four, I'm anal enough to want a console that matches the colour of my TV/TV unit. Sad, I know!

Back to my point. The Wii Mini was hugely attractive to me as a parent because of how basic it is. It's a no frills version that I can happily leave her to play without worrying what trickery she'll get up to while I'm doing the dishes. The only thing she can do with it is play a game that I have personally deemed suitable and bought for her. The price was also amazing. I shopped around and managed to get one on a bundle deal - the console, a motion plus remote and nun-chuck, and three Mario games that would have set me back at least 20 each. The bundle only cost me 80 altogether. Because it was much cheaper than I had initially budgeted for, I was also able to buy her another couple of games that she asked for.

If you're a die hard gamer who wants internet and gadgets, then obviously you're not going to be impressed by the Wii Mini. Unfortunately, I think what many have failed to realise is that this console has been designed/marketed for a younger audience with cautious parents. The basic design and lack of fancy extras is what sold the Mini to me and gained Nintendo a new customer.
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Initial post: 10 Jan 2014 15:03:55 GMT
Hey Dude listen your can't gain access to the internet on the Original Nintendo Wii anymore. The only thing you can do is gain is gain access to is the Wii Shop Channel and that's it no more no less
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