Nintendo’s Wii Remote for the Nintendo Wii
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  • The only real issue with this controller, is the batteries
  • If you buy rechargeable batteries, this problem is fixed, but that’s more money for something that you shouldn’t have to worry about

    • by Shintai

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      The Wii Remote is a controller made exclusively for the Nintendo Wii. Now despite looking more like a television remote than a remote for video games, it is actually a fully functioning controller intended for video games. The controller is of a rather unique design and is one of the most unique of controllers out today.

      First off, this controller has a total of 8 buttons, and a directional pad. There’s the power button, which serves to only turn the consoles on and off, which is situated at the upper left most section of the controller when holding it vertically. Slightly below the power button lays the directional pad. This is actually a very well made directional pad is it feels comfortable under your thumb, and Is perfect for playing older games like on the virtual console. Under the directional pad is the A button, which is the button that is commonly used to confirm actions on the Wii. Under the A button lays 3 buttons in a row, the minus button, the home button and the plus

      button. The minus button commonly acts like a “select” button which commonly goes to the technical options of most games. The Home button opens up a window on top of any game you’re playing in order to allow you to reset the game, adjust some settings on the controller, or go back to main menu of the Nintendo Wii.

      The plus button commonly acts as the pause button, or the button that allows you to access the menus of the game that you’re currently playing. Further down on the controller are the 1 and 2 buttons. These buttons are rather unique, in that when you hold the controller vertically with one hand, it can be used for separate options in a game. It really depends on the game, for example the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess allows you to access the map. However, when you turn the controller on its side (the directional pad being on the left side of the controller) the 1 and 2 buttons, act similarly to the B and A buttons on an original ...

      • Nintendo Entertainment System controller. There are some Wii games, like Super Paper Mario that use the controller in this position, however this position is most commonly used for the virtual console games that are downloaded onto your Wii. This position only works with NES and some Sega Genesis and Turbo Grafix 16 games. The final button on the controller is the B button on the back of the controller. It’s situated almost right behind the A button on the other side. This button is usually a secondary button used in conjunction with the A button.

        Now the most advertised feature of the Wii Remote is the motion censoring technology. This works in mainly two different ways, pointing, and hard motions. There is a black sensor bar connected to the Nintendo Wii, and when you point the Wii Remote at this sensor bar, it picks up on your TV. This is so you can point and click on things onscreen, or however the game you’re playing is played. You can also move the Wii Remote in different directions

        in order to perform different actions in certain games. Like being able to swing your sword in Zelda, or being able to land a finishing blow in No More Heroes. It’s a little strange to use at first, and could take some getting used to, but it actually works quite well.

        Overall the Wii Remote is a great controller for the Nintendo Wii. It works well, it’s unique and adds a whole new play style for games previously unheard of, like being able to physically aim and shoot in a first person shooter like Metroid Prime Trilogy. The only real issue with this controller, is the batteries. Unlike the Playstation 3’s Dual Shock 3 and Sixaxis controllers, that come with an internal battery than can be charged by connecting it to the console, you need regular batteries for the Wii Remote. If you buy rechargeable batteries, this problem is fixed, but that’s more money for something that you shouldn’t have to worry about. Overall though, I give the Wii Remote a 9 out of a 10 for being such a unique and well crafted controller.

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