Nintendo Wii Console (Includes Wii Sports)
In a nutshell:
As if the idea of five games in one package didn’t sound a good enough deal on its own the Wii’s best multiplayer compendium comes free with the console.
Clearly realising that they need to provide some quick and obvious reasons why the Wii Remote is such a good idea Nintendo have packed in this compilation with the console, which includes simple versions of tennis, golf, baseball, bowling and boxing. The four player tennis game is the obvious stand out as you swing the Remote exactly as you would a real tennis racket, with the game seeming to almost magically interpret your movements into the game. All the other games work in a similar way, as you hold the Remote like a golf club or ready it like a baseball bat – you can even use it to gently roll bowling bowls and add some subtle aftertouch. The graphics make be purposefully basic but these are the games to instantly prove why the Wii is going to be such a revolution.
Most exciting moment:
While even Wii Tennis can be played with very minor movements of the Wii Remote the boxing game actively encourages you to act things out properly. You hold up both the Remote and the nunchuck to simulate your two hands and then duck and weave as you switch between trying to pummel your opponent and dodging or blocking their own attacks.
Since you ask:
You can use your own customised Mii Channel character in any of the games for that personal touch. The idea was originally just a joke featuring caricatures of Nintendo’s top brass for a press conference, but it proved so popular that Nintendo ensured anyone could make their own character to play with.
The bottom line:
Five of the best games on the Wii and they all come free with the console!-HARRISON DENT
Includes Wii Sports (bowling, boxing, baseball, tennis and golf)
Also includes: one wireless Wii Remote and one Nunchuk
Plays two disc formats in a single, self-loading media bay
Features a processing chip from IBM and a graphics chip from ATI
Completely backward compatible, all the way to the NES of the 1980s
Built-in Wi-Fi access for easy connection to Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection gaming service
Online Wii Channel for news, weather, photo viewing, message boards and more
Supports up to 4 GameCube controllers
SD card slot
Fully compatible with GameCube games
Comes with A/V cable and UK power adapter