Wii Fit - power up your inner balance!

Posted on 15th October 2008 by admin in Game Reviews

When Nintendo released its latest system (the Wii) it aimed to get the entire family involved in not only gaming, but also becoming more active. The Wii Remotes are used by moving the controller through the air to interact with the game. It uses two points of light which communicate with a sensor. What’s important here is that this allows the user to involve their arms and sometimes their entire body. No more stereotypes about couch potato gamers here!

But recently, the company has taken this concept a step further with a unique new game platform entitled “Wii Fit.” With this revolution comes a whole new approach to getting in shape. It also takes the Wii’s philosophy to a new level! Yes, you can actually lose weight and tone your body with the Wii Fit!

The first thing that sets this game apart from any other game, when you take it out of the box, is that it comes with the Wii Fit balance board. This connects to the Wii and allows you to do a variety of interactive exercises and more, which interrelate to what is happening on the screen. (more…)

Buy stuff for your console with Wii Points

Posted on 27th August 2008 by admin in Wii Features

Nintendo’s Wii Virtual Console (similar to XBOX Live Arcade or Playstation Network Store) uses an online currency known as Wii Points. Wii points are available for purchase at the Wii Shop Channel with your credit card or at your local retail outlet. Users are able to spend these points to buy additional content for the Wii Virtual Console, such as the “classic” Nintendo games that we all grew up with.

Wii 2000 Points Card

Nintendo 2007, Video Game, $16.00

There is something to be said about being able to experience the humiliation of being defeated by an 8-bit game on a next generation system. Apparently, I no longer possess the skills that I did previously, not in the same quantity anyhow. Nintendo’s official website claims their “Virtual Console is making the greatest video game archive in history available for Wii.” Bold statement, but I can’t denounce it; I know of at least 100 games already, and more titles are being added often.


Review Of Wii Chess

Posted on 5th June 2008 by admin in Game Reviews

Nintendo of America, Inc. is really getting fancy on us now! They’ve come out with a chess game-woo hoo! Ok, all sarcasm aside, it is a bit surprising that the company who is largely responsible for the existence of a video gaming industry in the first place would come out with something this simple, this late in the game (pun intended, of course).
But if you look back at Nintendo’s legacy (and that means acknowledging where they have been as well as where they are now), you’ll see a company that has come full circle, yet always stayed true to their original vision. Undoubtedly, their goal for consoles back in the early 80’s with the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) was to build game systems aimed at families. The concept behind building these (and the accompanying games) was also to create entertainment universally appealing to various age groups.

Chess Crusade for Nintendo Wii

Destination Software 2008, Video Game, $19.99

Fast forward and more than two decades later they are obviously doing the same thing with the Wii and many of its titles. (Look at the still-cartoon-oriented Mii’s and Super Mario saga for proof.) (more…)