Archive for the ‘Zapper’ Category

Wii Zapper Explained

December 4, 2007

Nintendo recently sent out an e-mail to all My Nintendo members, explaining what exactly the Wii Zapper is. In case you don’t get Nintendo’s e-mails, here’s the lowdown on what they revealed:

“The Wii Zapper unites your Wii Remote and Nunchuk to create an experience like no other. Steer your character’s movement using the Control Stick on your Nunchuk as you zap your way to victory with your Wii Remote.” For even more info on the Wii Zapper, check out the official site.

Nintendo Wii Zapper Picture

For even more info on the Wii Zapper, along with our thoughts on it, check out this post.

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Wii Zapper & Link’s Crossbow Training Info

November 19, 2007

We first saw the final version of the Wii Zapper this past July, but at that time we had no clue it was going to be sold along with a game. But, alas, it is. Link’s Crossbow Training is bundled with every Wii Zapper, which sells for $20. The Zapper is actually just a case for the remote and nunchuk, unlike the remote and nunchuk, which actually have buttons and everything else you’d expect in a controller.

In Link’s Crossbow Training, there are 3 gameplay modes: Target Shooting (shooting at a bullseye), Defender (you stand still, but defend approaching enemies from all around you), and Ranger (in which you go through a level and shoot enemies).

Remember, the Wii Zapper and Link’s Crossbow Training are only $20 together, meaning that neither is going to be amazing. Link’s Crossbow Training is a pretty short game, and the Zapper should get the job done in future games (like Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles and Medal of Honor 2: Heroes), but as of right now, it seems that $20 is all this pair is worth, no more.

Here’s a 1 minute video highlighting the Wii Zapper and Link’s Crossbow Training. It’s kind of corny, but it shows how the Zapper is used and the different game modes in Crossbow Training.

Check out The Bell Tree’s review of Link’s Crossbow Training and the Wii Zapper here.