The Nintendo Wii is unique and is offering console game players a new era. It is small, powerful, easy to use and is getting people to exercise by getting them to get out of their seats to move and physically interact with the games.
Being involved with the game
So far, current games make great use of new proven unique motion-sensitive controllers. One of the first games for Nintendo Wii was Wii Sports. This simple sports games can allow any one of any age, to pick up the controllers and play. Grandpa's and Grandma's can now be part of the young children's computer powered world.
In Wii Sports, the controllers are used like a tennis racket, a golf club, a bowling ball launcher, and even boxing gloves. This game is fantastic fun for all ages and has got people off the couch and moving.
This is great for young children, getting them active.
Nintendo Wii has also proved to be a hit with popular first-person shooting games. Because the controller can be pointed directly at the screen and used as a gun, and is almost as real as you can get. You no longer have to think which button controls what; you simply point and shoot.
Also the driving games for Nintendo Wii have been a hit. The Wii controller can be used as a steering wheel to control your car, making it a powerful way to stay on the road in the games.
Other games for Nintendo Wii require you to turn the controller horizontally to use in a fashion similar to the older, classic game controllers. Even this action is well suited to the Wii remote and feels very natural.
Some games use special input devices, to allow more interactivity. Some music-based games, use devices that are specific to that game like a guitar, microphone, or drum set made specifically for Wii games can be used to interact with your game in a never before seen way.
There is no doubt, many new games will be developed for Nintendo Wii. The have broken new ground, with outside the box thinking. The new ideas and great controllers and interaction will be winner for kids and for parents who want to get the kids active. Well done!