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- Wireless remote control for Nintendo Wii
- The Wii Remote can be a sword for one game, a steering wheel for racing, a paintbrush, golf Club, airplane and more
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To make gaming as accessible to people of all ages and all abilities, Nintendo wanted to create a controller that was as inviting as it was sophisticated- the result is the Wii Remote. Nintendo fused the global familiarity of a remote control with the sophistication of motion-sensing technology to come up with an input device that differentiates the Wii from any other console that has come before it.
Sporting the dimensions of a small traditional remote control, the wireless Wii Remote is a multifunctional device that is limited only by the game designer's imagination. The magic of the Wii Remote's design lies within; accelerometers inside the controller body measure movement in all directions and at all speeds. In a tennis game, it serves as your racket as you swing your arm for a long forehand or a quick and hard backhand. In a 4x4 driving game it serves as a steering wheel, allowing you to swerve to avoid obstacles or pickup power-ups. In first-person shooters, the Wii Remote acts as a firearm that you can point directly at an on-screen enemy. The list of potential uses is enormous, and the light weight of the Wii Remote allows gamers to play for hours without feeling fatigued.
The Wii Remote boasts impressive technology for such a compact package.
All Wii Remote buttons are accessible and responsive. View larger.
Control many games from up to 30 feet away. View larger.
The motion sensing technology is neatly tucked away within the Wii Remote body.View larger.
The remote feels comfortable in both right and left hands. View larger.
As comfortable as it is functional
The Wii Remote is equally comfortable in right and left hands and houses just the right number of buttons for gaming- not so many that new players will get confused, but enough so that Wii games don't feel constrained. On the face of the remote are the D (or "plus") pad, a large "A" button which is used for major on-screen actions, and two small options buttons. Between the game buttons are a plus and minus buttons (which often act as "forwards" and "back"), as well as a "Home" button to engage the Wii home screen to change settings or check remote battery levels. On the back side of the controller is a trigger-like "B" button, perfect for timing releases of a bowling roll in Wii Sports.
Thankfully, battery life is excellent with the two included AA batteries, just as with the previous generation of Nintendo wireless controllers.
Along the bottom of the Wii Remote, four blue LED lights indicate which player position the remote is currently set to. The controller automatically connects to the Wii console via Bluetooth wireless technology. Below the LEDs, an expansion port lets you connect a number of devices including the Nunchuk and Classic controllers for Virtual Console gaming (Virtual Console games and controller accessories sold separately). Other features of the Wii Remote include adjustable rumble force-feedback and a reinforced wrist strap to ensure safe use. A speaker inside the remote gives the player feedback about the strength of swings or the accuracy of their moves- such as realistic tennis noises as the "racket" connects with the ball in Wii Sports. Overall, the physical design of the remote is extremely sturdy and of very high quality, ensuring countless hours of Wii gaming fun!
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This isn't an add-on controller - this is the actual, standard controller that most if not all games on the Nintendo Wii use as their primary control unit. There is also a "nunchuck" that can be used in your off hand, but many games don't use the nunchuck.
The aim of the Wii was to make gaming as simple and intuitive as possible for the casual non gamer. Pretty much every person with a TV is comfortable using a TV remote. You point, you click. The Wii Remote Controller works in the same fashion. The motion sensors know what you are doing with the remote. If you're playing a baseball game, you swing at the ball. If you're playing a bowling game, you bring your arm back and swing it forward. Everything "makes sense". A sword swing? A light saber battle? Just move your arm and the character does the same thing.
There are only two buttons that really matter. There's an A button on the front that you push for most operations. There's also a trigger underneath that is the B button. Depending on the game, they will have you use one or the other button. There are also a few other buttons for more complex gaming. There's a D-pad. A "home" button lets you go instantly back to the main Wii menu if you're tired of playing. There's a plus and minus button, a 1 and 2 button. There's even a power button. You don't have to walk over to your Wii any more to turn it on or off. Just hit the power button on the remote and you're all set.
The remote runs on two AA batteries, so there's no USB plugging in or charging up, as with the other systems' remotes.Read more ›
I would welcome a reduction in the price by nintendo to make the additional wiimotes more accessible for more people. Your looking at the best part of £150 to get 3 more wiimotes and nunchucks required for 4 player mode. I have got 4 and it really does make play more fun and allow more people to join in.
For the most part this controller works excellently, however, If there are alot of 2.4ghz wireless connections around you the one on the Wiimote will cut out occasionally, this isn't normally a problem as most software seems to cut down the rumble or speaker signal, and keep the motion sensitive and pointer signals. However, other do not do so (such as red steel, which loses the pointing capability occasionally). This is not Nintendo's fault however and so you can make do by turning off the speaker and rumble features and you're playing quite happily after that.
A little pointer to the one of the other reviewers, the motion sensing has nothing to do with the Wii-mote 'seeing' the sensor bar, as you put it, that is only used as a light source for the pointer to orient itself.
The only real problems with this controller are that it's not quite sensitive enough for little movements (i.e. putting in Wii Golf), and it absolutely eats batteries. You have a choice, either buy duracell Alkaline's for £[...] a week, or buy some 2400MaH Ni-Mh batteries with a charger for around £[...], which should only need charging once every 3-4 days (with constant use).
The truth of this controller is that it is just plain fun, it is the ultimate party controller and one that allows you to interact with your games on a whole other level, and in some cases, streamlines the way you've played games before now. Enough talk now, go try one yourself and make your own mind up.
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