Friday, April 4, 2008
The Wii is much smaller than what most people expect it to be. It is smooth, distinctive and looks good. The Wii-mote, as the
remote is referred to, is easy to use once you are familiar with the keys. The Nunchuck control is also good when you connect
it to the Wii-mote for playing the games included with the system. You can buy additional games when you wish to do so. The
sensor bar is very easy to set up and the entire setup doesn't take long to start gaming. The Wii comes with owner manuals
and it is recommended that you go through the manuals so that you understand the system well enough to get the most out of
When you start playing the Wii games you will find that they require some physical participation from you. This is because of
the motion-sensor technology built into the controller. This enables you to play, for example a game of tennis, using the
Wii-mote as a tennis racket. The classic Wii controller is sold separately.
Playing the Wii games will enable you to get into shape, and stay that way. You may select the games you enjoy playing for
regular exercise such as tennis, bowling, and boxing. The Wii includes a fitness age test for assessing your physical
condition after a few rounds of some of the games included. The Wii assesment takes into consideration your speed, balance,
reaction, timing as well as some other characteristics of your physical dexterity. If you play with the Wii regularly, your
fitness will definitely improve.
You can connect to Nintendo's website either using wireless (WiFi) or ethernet. Once you are logged in, you will be able to
download additional games to your Wii. Using the "Virtual Console" you will be able to use the Wii's backwards capability to
play Nintendo's NES games, Super Nintendo games, Sega Master System games and Turbogrfx. You can pay for these games with points purchased with your credit card. Alternatively, you can buy the Nintendo Points cards at your local gaming store or supermarkets such as Walmart or Target, and then redeem these points for games.
Using the Nintendo Wii you can access a weather channel, a voting channel where you can cast your vote on various issues, an
Internet channel where you use a web browser to surf the net and you can even register friends and colleagues so that you can
The Nintendo Wii is not just for kids, and is highly recommended for all age groups. Even experienced gamers who have
purchased the Nintendo Wii just love it. The Wii is great fun, has vast potential for entertainment. With it's online
features, the Wii is a wonderful experience for everyone. If you have been putting off purchasing the Wii or thought that the
Wii remote control was not well designed, then you have no idea what you are missing out on. It is best for you to buy the
Wii and try it out yourself.
Posted by Rafael at 2:51 AM
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Nintendo has announced a new fitness game Wii Fit which is a full on exercise product set to give you more of a workout than Wii Sports, while still retaining all the fun of gaming. Wii Fit will help to keep you physically fit via a dedicated peripheral, a wireless balance board which comes with the game. There are over 40 different activities, including hula hooping, ski jumping and heading soccer balls.
The hula hooping consists of, as you’d expect, gyrating your hips with a virtual hoop onscreen and then as the game progresses, characters will throw more hoops for you to catch and rotate as many times as you can until the time runs out.
The skiing game gives you two chances to make the longest jump you can whilst keeping your balance when landing. Players can increase speed by leaning forward, the more you lean the faster you’ll go, and upon reaching the jump, you stand up straight ensuring your weight is evenly balanced for a good landing.
For the football game, you will need to balance on the board moving from side to side whilst balls are fired at you to hit back on to the field and avoiding other objects that are thrown at you at the same time.
Training falls into 4 categories: Aerobics, muscle conditioning, yoga and balance games. Players can assign their height to a profile to measure body mass index and Wii fitness age as well as monitor progress and record performance statistics.
The calorie busting fun could appeal to couch potato kids as well a non gamers, perhaps using the Nintendo Wii as a slimming tool which would be a move into the lifestyle category rather than gaming, covering the market from another angle.
Nintendo hasn't given a release date yet for Wii Fit, although its thought to hit the highstreet in early 2008.