Wii Remote Accessories-Enhancing Gameplay
With one of the most innovative controllers on the video game console market, it’s easy to see why the Wii would need imaginative accessories to go along with its controller. The wide range of games that are available almost make it necessary to have just as wide a range of accessories, and it’s these accessories that allow gamers to take their games to new heights of enjoyment.
All of the accessories available for the Wii controller or remote use the same motion sensing technology that went into the design of the controller itself. The remote is placed into the accessory to allow gamers to experience a more realistic feel to the games that they play.
For fans of racing games, one of the most basic accessories available is the Wheel. Now, popular games like Mario Cart, Madagascar Kartz, and GT Pro Series can be played using the Wheel and give the gamer the feeling of driving the actual car or cart. It’s as easy as plugging the remote into the slot on the Wheel and letting the fun begin. There are a lot of styles, colors, and types available with the wheel that allow gamers to suit their wheel to their own preferences. Some of these even include a base that allows gamers to use the Wheel on a tabletop, and some also include pedals for that true driving feeling.
Another popular accessory for the Wii remote is the gun. No first person shooter is complete without the use of a gun accessory to give that feeling of actually being in the game. Like many of the accessories on the market, the gun comes in a wide range of shapes and sizes. These accessories range from a crossbow to a futuristic blaster and gun accessories can be matched with individual games for a realistic shooting experience.
Who says that gamers can’t be fit as well? The Wii Fit program proved that this wasn’t the case or at least that it didn’t have to be. The program has inspired the release of an assortment of accessories to help people get fit and stay fit. Based on the basic concepts behind aerobic workouts, accessories ranging from yoga mats and dumbbells to the balance board and wrist/ankle weights are all available to purchase individually or as part of a fitness package. It makes it easy to turn an average living room into a fitness center and help make gamers fitter.
CTA Airplane Navigator
Games like flight simulators have been around for years, and some of them like Sky Crawlers and Blazing Aces have made it to the Wii Console. These games can be played through the use of just the remote and Nunchuk, but playing these simulators can be taken a step further. The CTA Airplane Navigator takes the remote and nunchuk and turns them into a realistic control wheel like what would be found inside a commercial airplane. This allows gamers a more realistic way to feel what it would be like to fly an actual airplane.
Inspired by the popular Star Wars Lego games, swords, modeled after the ever-popular lightsaber, have been made available for Wii gamers. Now, Star Wars fans can experience the feeling of fighting a lightsaber duel without risk to friends and their surroundings. These accessories can also be used for games like Wii Sports Resort as well as the Star Wars games.
For anyone who has enjoyed boxing games, there is nothing like strapping on a pair of gloves and going to town against an opponent. With the boxing gloves accessories, gamers can get that same boxing feeling in their games just by slipping the remote and nunchuk into the gloves. The motion sensing technology of the remote translates the gamer’s motions with the gloves and lets gamers feel like they are really fighting in the game.
One of the most unique accessories available for the Wii gaming experience is the bowling ball. Bowling games move to a whole new level with an accessory that allows gamers to play as though they were really on the lanes. The remote is plugged into the ball, and gamers simply put their fingers into the three holes like they would a real bowling ball and bowl away. It even comes with a wrist strap to help prevent the ball from getting away on those enthusiastic strikes.
No discussion of all the accessories available to the Wii would be complete without talking about the remote itself. Even the remote can be customized to suit nearly any style with replaceable covers. A variety of skins are available for both the remote and, it’s also a great way to keep track of multiple controllers. Another example of customizing the remote is the use of the alternate controllers available ranging from the classic Nintendo controller to the GameCube controller.
Accessories exist for every aspect of Wii gaming, and this includes things like replacement batteries. Rechargeable batteries like those in the Wii Remote are great money savers, but sooner or later even rechargeable batteries need to be replaced. This is because the charge level of the batteries gets lower over time until it reaches the point of barely holding a charge. Luckily, replacement batteries designed for the remote are easily available.