Wii Wing Wireless Controller - Wireless Edition
- Play all your classic games up to 10 feet away from the Wii Remote
- All new ergonomic design allows for hours of comfortable play
- Get up to 30 hours of battery life on 2 AAA batteries (included)
- Add your own rechargeable AAA batteries and any USB to Mini USB Cable to easily recharge your Wing
- Mini USB port ? Easily recharge AAA Batteries in the Wing (USB cord and rechargeable batteries not included)
- Platform: Nintendo Wii
- ESRB Rating: Everyone
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
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Get modern control, for all of your classic games with the Wing Wireless Controller for Wii. Now users can enjoy all the classic and retro software available on the Wii’s Virtual Console and WiiWare channels without the hassle of any cords. The included dongle easily attaches to the bottom of the Wii Remote, and provides wireless play with a range of up to 10 feet from the Remote. The Wing’s sleek and ergonomic design glides into hands while the 2 AAA batteries (included) power the Wing for up 30 hours. The responsive analog sticks, face buttons, triggers and navigation buttons allow for unparalleled control of games and system menus as well. The Wing is the most advanced way, to experience all your favorite classic games.
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The package contains the controller (obviously), a small wireless adapter that attaches to the bottom of the Wii-remote (where the nunchuck's cord would attach), a pair of non-rechargeable AAA batteries, and two big-sheet manuals rolled into little bundles (each has a different set of languages).
+ Controller feels solid (no squeeks or give).
+ Small remote adapter frees you from the cord you'd otherwise tether between the official classic controller and the remote.
+ Buttons layout (including "trigger" buttons by index fingers) is the same as the official classic controller.
+ Buttons layout played fine with Megaman 9 (virtual console game), with each color pair (right red button and blue buttons) both replicating remote's buttons 1 & 2, so you can use whichever pair you like.
+ Can recharge if using AAA NiMH batteries (not included) via mini-USB cable (not included).
+ More comfortable to hold than the standard remote.
- Only two controllers can be used at once (wireless adapter and controller only have two pair settings: slow blink and fast blink). Meaning, only up to 2 people can use Wii Wing Wireless Controller, while players 3 & 4 need to use an official classic or standard remote.
- Didn't work with Tetris Party (virtual console game).
- Buttons feel a bit mushy, but it's a personal preference.
- Lag! It MAY be psychological, but when playing Megaman 9, there seemed to be a slight lag (0.5s) in pressing a button (eg. jump) and the game actually registering it.
If quick reflexes isn't a defining factor (as in platform-jumping games) this is a great controller for classic games, which are typically purchased and downloaded via virtual console. However, if you play split-second reflex games like Megaman 9 or often play Tetris Party, either stick with the standard remote (using the standard rubber sleeve) or get the official classic controller.
The controller fits nicely in the palms of my hand, its not too light or bulky. After reviewing all other available wireless options for the Wii I found this one to be the best option and wasn't disappointed. If you're interested in using your Wii for classic games I'd say this is a must.
I've used this controller for two weeks now with no issues, I'll update my review later down the road to document any issues that arise with repeated long term use.
Update 9/15/10: Controller has never given me any issues to date and still works perfectly. Have been using it quite a bit for Arc Rise Fantasia. Love this controller.
* D-Pad feels slightly mushier than on the Classic Controller, but is responsive nonetheless. Double-tap, quarter/half-circle, DP, charge and 360° motions posed no problem.
* Analog stick restrictors are circular, unlike the 8-way restrictors on the Classic Controller. Can be a pro or con depending on your preference.
* Left analog stick can be used to navigate Wii Menus.
* ZR and ZL buttons are slightly easier to reach compared to the Classic Controller.
* Sync button doubles as the power switch. Just hold it down for a second or two to turn off the controller.
* Rechargeable AAA batteries (not included) are supported and can be charged within the controller via mini-USB cable (again, not included).
* Mini-USB port can also be used to directly power the controller if there are no batteries available.
* The sync light is kind of bright, which can be distracting if you like to play in the dark or have a reflective screen surface.
* Apparently doesn't work with HBC, so be warned if you're into that sort of thing.