Wii Games: Wii Music Games and Accessories for Kids

The Nintendo Wii has revolutionized the idea of gaming. A variety of new Nintendo Wii accessories have made games more hands on and interactive. This is just one of the reasons why the Wii is so popular with kids. Some of the best interactive games for kids to play on the Wii are the family friendly music games.

Wii Music

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Uncategorized Wii Music When it comes to music and rhythm games, Wii Music stands in a class of its own. Unlike other music games, which penalize players if they don't play perfectly, Wii Music is a musical playground where there are no mistakes. Here anyone can pick up and master the huge array of instruments available, through simple motions like strumming and drumming. Musicians in your band jam by simply playing their instruments to the beat of a song or by improvising to their heart's content. Play faster. Play slower. Skip a beat, or throw in 10 more. No matter what you do, Wii Music automatically transforms your improv stylings into great music.

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Your music, your way
On-screen direction in 'Wii Music'
Simple pickup and playability.
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Drum set in 'Wii Music'
Easy controls and learning curve.
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Sitar and congas in 'Wii Music'
Huge array of diverse instruments.
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Singleplayer in 'Wii Music'
Make music by yourself.
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Multiplayer in 'Wii Music'
Or with up to 3 friends.
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Gameplay: Getting Your Band Together
In Wii Music every band has six members: Two play the main melody, two cover the percussion beats, one covers the bass groove and one uses the song's chords to support the melody. As a band, the six members often play their special parts at the same time, though each player can jam however and whenever he or she wants. Play all at once. Take turns in the spotlight. Pair up in creative ways throughout the song. You can bring the band to life by yourself, playing one part at a time-or with up to four players. See game mode below:
  • Solo Play: When you play by yourself, you can add one part at a time to arrange the whole song exactly how you want. The Tutes are on hand to back up your band in any parts you need filled.
  • Multiplayer: When in a band with friends, up to four people can be band members.
  • Wii Friends: Using WiiConnect24, you can send your jam videos to Wii Friends who own Wii Music. They can then watch your performance, modify it to their liking and send their jam videos back to you.
Tutes: Your Own Private Back-up Band
When not playing with friends, you can invite jam masters known as Tutes to play with you. They'll join a session playing an instrument that each thinks is strong for a specific song. You can simply enjoy the musical camaraderie, or pick up instrument tips by watching them jam. If you choose to watch, the Tutes will show you lots of techniques for many of these instruments, then ask you to follow their examples. They'll start with the simplest techniques, then as you master each one, show you even more nuanced ones.

Key Game Features:

  • Easy to Play Improv Jams - All members of your band jam by simply playing their instruments to the beat of a song or by improvising to their heart's content. Play faster. Play slower. Skip a beat, or throw in 10 more. Wii Music challenges you to transform your improv stylings into great music. There are no mistakes and no game scores-just playing for the pure joy of playing.
  • Wii Controls Immerse You in the Music - You can play most of the 60-plus instruments in Wii Music using simple motions with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers. Strum to play guitar, banjo and sitar. Drum to play jazz drums, congas and snare drums. Hammer away to play piano, vibraphone and marimba. Unlike most music games, Wii Music doesn't make you use many complex buttons. You only need to imitate playing the instrument.
  • Virtually Endless Ways to Make Music - You choose the song and instruments and decide whether to blaze through a rock take on classical songs, put a jazzy spin on folk tunes or transform Nintendo classics like the Super Mario Bros. theme into Latin-flavored numbers. The song list is only a takeoff point-it's how you improvise with the songs that matters.
  • Share Your Band Jams With Friends - They'll see your Mii band members, your players' improv styles and your instrument selections. They can watch your recordings, or play over parts of your song, then send their modified recording back to you. So you can send improv jams back and forth over WiiConnect24, changing them again and again.
60+ Instruments
You can play most of the 60-plus instruments in Wii Music using simple motions with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers. Strum to play guitar, banjo and sitar. Drum to play jazz drums, congas and marching drums. Hammer away to play piano, vibraphone and marimba. Unlike most music games, Wii Music doesn't make you use complex buttons. You only need to imitate playing the instrument. Wii Music offers virtually endless ways to make music.

Fun Beyond the Jam
Designed with classic Wii gameplay in mind, Wii Music includes many other modes and play options besides the main band jams, including several musical games and an enhanced video playback mode for recorded jams.

  • Videos Mode: Watch your jam videos in an enhanced playback mode that brings your jams to life with fun environmental effects and dramatic camera angles.
  • Mii Maestro: By waving the Wii Remote like a conductor's baton in this mini-game, you'll lead a Mii orchestra through orchestrated songs, such as The Legend of Zelda theme. Make them play quickly, slowly, strongly or gently-the orchestra is at your command.
  • Handbell Harmony: In this musical mini-game, you'll play in a handbell ensemble by swinging your Wii Remote and Nunchuk. Everyone on the team has a job to do: play one of your notes only when the tune demands it.
  • Pitch Perfect: How good is your musical ear? In this whimsical musical quiz, you'll have to solve challenges, like putting note-playing Miis in order from lowest to highest pitch.
  • Drum Mode: In the one mode that uses the Wii Balance Board accessory (sold with Wii Fit), you can feel what it's like to play a real-life drum set. You'll use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk as drumsticks, and place both feet on the Wii Balance Board-which work as virtual pedals for the bass drum and hi-hat cymbal.

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This game is great for anybody who has grown frustrated with trying to hit notes at the correct moments in games such as Guitar Hero and Rock Band. In Wii Music, you can use Nintendo Wii accessories such as the Nanchuk and the Balance Board to tailor the music almost any way you want it. This may include changes in tempo, different instruments, and other arrangements of the songs. There are a variety of hit songs to choose from: everything from Minuet in G Major by Bach to Material Girl by Madonna and even the Super Mario Bros. theme song. All the songs are family friendly and fun to play!

The Beatles Rock Band

There are a surprisingly high number of young Beatles fans out there these days. The group has seen a resurgence in popularity among today’s high school students. As such, this Wii version of rock bands featuring some of the best music of all time, is a great choice for your kids. In addition to a song list with a huge variety of hit Beatles songs, the game features a new Story mode in which players can unlock some great photographs and exclusive videos of Beatles performances.


Boogie Superstar

Kids get the chance to combine their favorite karaoke songs with some great dance moves while playing Boogie Superstar. This game takes family friendly songs from popular music groups such as Maroon 5 and Fall Out Boy and lets kids sing along in a microphone that comes with the game. While singing, players will enjoy using Nintendo Wii accessories such as the Wii remote and nanchuk to learn some exciting new dance moves!

Disney Sing It

Perfect for Hannah Montanna fans, this karaoke game features hits from several Disney stars, including popular songs from all three High School Musicals as well as Camp Rock. The game also provides kids the opportunity to sing as soloists, or compete as duets or larger teams. There is an emphasis on hitting the correct notes, but no worries; Olesya Rulin from High School Musical serves as personal coach.