If you’re lucky enough to have a Nintendo Wii, you may know that one of the funnest things about owning one is the ability to include additional accessories or addons to your gaming experience.
Ever since the console launched, a whole flurry of these Wii addons have become available. There are so many of them to choose from, how do you know which ones to buy and which ones to skip?
Let’s take a look at the 5 coolest Wii addons to enhance your gaming.
The Wii MotionPlus is a simple addon for your Wii Remote controller. Just attach this expansion device to the bottom of the Wii-mote and you’re all set.
The addon increases the accuracy of your controller by using additional sensors to respond to any of your motions in a 3-D space. This allows for noticeably enhanced gameplay control on compatible games, including Wii Sports Resort and a variety of other titles.
Another cool addon to have is the Wii Wheel. The peripheral simply turns the Wii Remote into a steering wheel. Just snap in your Wii-mote and you’re good to go.
Now, there is a trigger on the back of the wheel to function the Wii-mote’s “B” button, but that’s it. The addon itself adds no functionality, just the feel of a steering wheel in the player’s hands.
It doesn’t look like much, but it sure is a blast to play Mario Kart Wii with this thing.
Wii Balance Board
The Wii Balance Board isn’t just for exercise games. The accessory acts as a video game controller, just like the Wii Remote. Using Bluetooth technology and multiple pressure sensors, the board is able to sense your weight and balance to interpret the movements of your feet.
A wide variety of titles utilize the Wii Balance Board addon, including the popular Wii Fit. Be sure to check out the Top 5 Wii Fitness Games To Get Into Shape From Home.
If you are a fan of first-person shooters and basically any shooting style video game, you may want to consider checking out the official Wii Zapper peripheral.
Like the Wii Wheel, the addon is simply a shell for you to attach the Wii Remote up on top and the Nunchuk in the back. Uniting those two together, the result is a more gun-style controller that’s easier on the arms and gives you greater control when playing games that test your shooting skills.
Nyko Perfect Shot
If you’d prefer a pistol-like design, the Perfect Shot from Nyko is one of the best gun shells on the market.
The addon features a comfortable ergonomic grip and, unlike the Zapper, its design requires only one hand for operation, allowing your other hand to wield the Nunchuk or other accessories at the same time. Best of all, though, is its satisfying spring-loaded trigger. This is a third-party addon done right.
What are some of your favorite Wii addons? Do you play with any of these? Let us know in the comments.
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