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Nintendo Wii Play with Wii Remote
Nintendo Wii Play with Wii Remote
12 used & new from CDN$ 53.91

43 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS should be the next item you purchase after buying the Wii system, June 12 2007
For a moment, forget about all the reviews about the Wii Play game itself on ign, gamespot, 1up, et al., and forget about the review above...

As of time of writing, this game + Wii Remote package costs $59.99. If you purchase an extra Wii Remote, it costs $49.99. So, simple math tells you that the game costs only $10.00. ONLY $10!?? "Wait a minute. Don't all other Wii games cost between $50 to $60??? OMG! What a sweet deal!" And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the only convincing that you should need if you had any doubts about this purchase.

Nintendo realized that, when they were pricing the system, that $250.00(USD) was the magic number to hit. They could have sold the system with WiiSports, and 4 controllers and charge $375.00(USD) for it, but they understood that this would ward away the economically-minded moms & dads. So, at a loss for Nintendo (it obviously cost Nintendo more than $10/game to develop WiiPlay), they decided to sell the Wii Remote and a simple minigame collection together, so that those moms & dads out there would buy a second remote for little sister Jane, so that she can play with his big brother Johnny.

Now, what can you expect for your purchase of a second remote? Obviously, now you can play WiiSports: Tennis/Baseball/Boxing against another live person, and in the future, you can purchase future games that may require 2 remotes.

What can you expect for the GAME-portion of your purchase? You wouldn't expect much for just paying $10.00 for a game, would you? Well, I am here to tell you that the minigames are worth MUCH more than what you paid for. The fun-factor of most of the games is good. I enjoy playing almost all of the games (except for the cow-racing game). And my kids and I regularly go back to WiiPlay, in rotation with our WiiSports, Rayman Raving Rabbids, and Gamecube games.

Bottomline: BUY THIS NEXT if you have just purchased your system (Oh, and an extra Nunchuk too).

Nintendo Wii Nunchuk Controller
Nintendo Wii Nunchuk Controller
18 used & new from CDN$ 10.72

17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An accessory you will definitely need, Jan. 29 2007
All the important information about this accessory is written above by Amazon, so I will not bore you with that.

If you are thinking, "Do I really need to buy this?", I am writing this to tell you that, yes, you will eventually be needing this item for almost all games.

The only exception would be if you intend to buy ONLY Wii Sports and ABSOLUTELY no other game ever, AND that you don't mind not being able to play the Boxing minigame inside Wii Sports, then you will not need it. (However, just to let you know, Boxing is very fun! My 5 year old daughter beat 4 adults consecutively and I couldn't tell you how proud she was about that accomplishment!!)

If you are a NON-hardcore gamer, and you enjoyed Wii Sports thoroughly, then you will probably be interested in buying: WiiPlay, Wario Ware: Smooth Moves, Rayman Raving Rabbids, Cooking Mama: Cook Off, Mario Party 8, Animal Crossing, Elebits, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz. These games will most likely need the Nunchuk attachment.

The only recommendation I have for you is that you avoid purchasing this item from Marketplace Sellers if their asking price is anything more than the MSRP (the retail price). As of this time of writing (Jan'07), they were listing it as $75. If is Out Of Stock, be patient and wait (or go to the Manufacturer's online store)

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