Wii Remote & Nunchuk

When the Wii Remote (or Wiimote) came out in 2006, it sparked a revolution. Almost in the same way as the Nintendo 64 Controller introduced and established the analog stick to videogames, the Wii Remote did with motion controls (Gesturing, Pointing on the Screen with the additional sensor-bar). It went through some iterations, notably with the Wii Remote Plus in 2010. It came with a strap in order to safely attach it to your wrist. Nobody did that of course, because YOLO. The special thing besides the motion control was the Nunchuk attachement. Basically an analog stick and two trigger buttons within it’s own housing for your other hand in order to control games in a more traditional way.

Specifications for the Wii Remote

Release Date: 2006 / 2010 (Wii Remote Plus)
Connector: Accessory connector port
Cable Length:
Dimensions: 148 x 36.2 x 30.8 mm
Weight: 87g
Features: 16KiB EEPROM chip, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Infrared Sensor, Bluetooth, Speaker
Controls: Digital Buttons (A, B, –, +, Home, Power, 1, 2), 4 Way directional pad,

Specifications for the Nunchuk

Release Date: 2006
Connector: Accessory connector port
Cable Length: 1.2 m
Dimensions: 113 x 38 x 37 mm
Weight: 71g
Features: Three Axis Accelerometer
Controls: 1 Analog Sticks, Z1 and Z2 Trigger Buttons (in newer Versions: C and Z)

Favourite Game
This is easy as there is one of my favourite games ever to be controlled with this combo and it it Super Mario Galaxy 2.

This is difficult because i really never liked motion controls that much in my games. Shure i was blown away bowling for the first time or going through the motions in Wii Sports Tennis. But luckily the combo with the nunchuk could control all games perfectly. I especially love that i am able to position my hands as far away of each other as comfortable for me to sit. I love the controller to this day despite the controversy surrounding it.

Gaming 9/10
Design 8/10
Ergonomics 10/10

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