Wii Accessories: The Top 10 for having a Blast!!

spc_top10_starmystery_440.jpgAlright you may have a received a wii system for Christmas and now you want to find out what are the “must haves” or at least where to start.  Here are what I found to be the top 10 best accessories to optimize your Wii and have much more fun:

All depending on the size of your family. Mine being 5 kids most moved out but still come around quite regularly.

  1. 1.You may need Extra Controllers – And as you may have already found out the wii system only comes with one controller wiimote and one nunchuk.”So you may have to add a couple. It really just depends on whether you plan on playing with your friends and family. And trust me it is way more fun the more people you get involved “takes it to a whole other level”. 
  2. Sports Pack – Wii Sports Packs actually features a few really cool attachments including: A Golf Grip, baseball bat and Tennis Racket Grip, and all of them attach rather quickly and safely to the Wii Remote, taking the game play to a whole different experience. You realy feel like you are there with these attachments. If you are a sports lover, this will satisfy you.
  3. Wii Steering Wheel – the Wii Steering Wheel is a must have and totaly ideal for any and all Wii racing games, again changing your Wii Remote into an a real life racing wheel.
  4. Better Cables – You do get rca cables with your wii system, but if you are one of the lucky ones and have an Plasma TV, DLP or LCD, then you will get a way better picture if you pick-up s-video cable or component cables. While the Wii does not have support for HD, you can still get a great video (480px) by just having these two Wii accessories than with having what originally come with the system.
  5. Rechargeable Batteries (AA batteries).Now I happened to luck out in this… My wife works for Kings Soopers a “grocery mart” and she just so happens to work in the photo area. She actually removes the batteries from old disposable cameras that still have quite a bit of life still left in them and then brings bags of batteries home. “As a matter of fact you yourself may be able to go to your local grocers,the ones that have a photo lab… And ask them if you can take the batteries that they get from the disposables.” Never know could end up saving you a little money. “Hows that for a freebie tip for ya!” OK that being said… . It might be a good bet to purchase a charger and four rechargeable nickel-metal hydride batteries.  Its pretty cheap considering the price of buying AA batteries over and over will add up.
  6. GameCube Controller – If you plan on using some of your old or even new Nintendo GameCube games with your Wii system you will definatly need a GameCube controller, so go check out the Wavebird for a wireless controller.
  7. SD card -Now,the Wii system already comes with 512mb but as you will soon see many gamers fill these up quickly. So save yourself a headache and pick up a 1GB or as in my case a 2GB card. They are very (affordable right now.)
  8. Sensor Bar – Another thing the wii system comes with but these at times often break and it might make sense that you keep an extra sensor bar as a backup (they to are very inexpensive).
  9. Wii Points Game card – I would probably say one of the sweetest things about the Wii system is its Virtual abilities console, which lets everyone purchase the classic games from the old Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Super NES, the Nintendo 64, the Sega Genesis, and the TurboGrafx-16. Some of the titles include: Donkey Kong (NES), Super Mario 64 (N64), and Sonic the Hedgehog (Genesis). To purchase the downloadable titles, you will need to use Nintendo money known as Wii Points (very similar to the Microsoft Points on Xbox Live), which as of right now have an exchange rate of 100 points per U.S. dollar.And you can buy Wii Points directly through the console’s online store, or use the prepaid Wii Points Cards.
  10. Guitar Hero – I saved the best for last here Is one of the best Wii games that I have played. But I guess i’m kind of “bias” I am a living rock&roll nut!! but the beauty of this is that it already comes with the ultimate Wii accessory, a guitar.  If you haven’t played Wii Guitar Hero you need to rock out on this baby… Oh, and I almost forgot… They have Drum attachments to for all you thunder warriors out there.

Well thats it for now Rock On!!

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