The Nintendo Nunchuk Controller for the Nintendo Wii
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  • If you buy a Nintendo Wii, this controller comes with the package, however the biggest problem with this controller is that fact that Nintendo has decided to sell it separately from the Nintendo Wii Remote
  • That’s $10 more than a full retail Nintendo Wii game, which isn’t fair in my opinion

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      The Nunchuk Controller is a controller specifically made for the Nintendo Wii, to be connected specifically to the Nintendo Wii Remote. The Nunchuk Controller is a controller that is actually necessary to be used with very many of the Nintendo Wii’s titles.

      The controller is a very small and simple one. The controller has a short wire with a plug at the end of it that is intended to be plugged into the Nintendo Wii Remote. There are some 3rd party versions of this controller that have no wire, and connect themselves wireless to the Wii Remote, but personally. I’ve never tried any of those, and honestly, the wire doesn’t really affect game play in any significant way. Sure if you swing enough the wire might hit something, but it’s just a wire, it’s not going to do a whole lot. Now the entire point of the Nunchuk controller is to use it in conjunction with the Nintendo Wii Remote. There are a lot of


      games on the Nintendo Wii that are either compatible, or require mandatory use of the Nunchuk in order to be played. For example, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, without the use of the nunchuk, you as the player can’t even move your character on screen!

      Now let’s get into the design of the controller. First off, there’s an analog stick, and two buttons. The analog stick is actually a really good one. It has a nice rubbery skin on top, and ir offers a good, smooth resistance when you use it for accurate control. The buttons are the C and Z buttons. The C buttons the smaller button that lies slightly above the larger Z button on the opposite side of the controller to the analog stick. This is so you can use your thumb on the analog stick, and your index finger on the buttons. Now since this is intended to be plugged into the Wii Remote, trying to use it by ...


      • itself won’t do anything. Another thing is that when you’re using it, the Wii Remote is intended to be used with your dominant hand, and the Nunchuk for your other hand. So if you’re right handed, you hold the Nunchuk controller with your left. Keep this in mind because it will feel uncomfortable otherwise. Another important feature that this controller has is its motion censoring capabilities. Now, since it doesn’t have a pointer like the Wii Remote does, you can’t aim at anything with it, so it doesn’t have its own individual pointer on screen, however it does react to motion jerks. For example, you thrust the Nunchuk forward, downward, upward and side to side to perform different actions in whatever game you’re playing. For example, in the game Mad World, in order to dodge enemy attacks, you need to flick the Nunchuk upwards in order to do back flips. Or in the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, you need to shake the Nunchuk
        side to side in order to use Link’s trademark move, the spin attack. Without the Nunchuk, none of these games would be playable, and thus makes it a completely necessary controller to have if you own the Wii.

        If you buy a Nintendo Wii, this controller comes with the package, however the biggest problem with this controller is that fact that Nintendo has decided to sell it separately from the Nintendo Wii Remote. Now most games require both, so why Nintendo did this, I have no clue. However, the Nunchuk is $20 and the Wii Remote is $40, so altogether its $60. That’s $10 more than a full retail Nintendo Wii game, which isn’t fair in my opinion. In light of this, the score for this is an 8 out of a 10. On its own it’s a good controller, it’s just that it’s necessary to have it to play most Nintendo Wii games, yet it’s sold separately from the other controller it needs to be plugged into.




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