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  1.  Simply Brilliant

    Posted: 

    Zack & Wiki is a brilliant and amusing puzzle game exclusive to Wii.
    Featuring crisp graphics and some absoloutly mind boggling puzzles Z&W is a must own for all Wii owners.
    Please don't let the title or cover lead you to believe this is a game for kids, there's plenty of adult humour and the kind of puzzles that kids aren't likely to solve without your help. The game has received critical acclaim with scores of 90%+ and I can't recommend it highly enough.

  2.  Almost essential but not quite

    Posted: 

    The Classic controller isn't necessarily a must have, but if you don't you'll be missing out.

    Clipping in to the bottom of the Wiimote the Classic Controller is like an old school pad with 2 analogue sticks, a D-Pad, 4 face buttons and 4 shoulder buttons. It provides all the buttons you'll ever need to play Virtual Console games and the small amount of Wii games where you can use a pad (Super Smash Brothers Brawl, Fire Emblem).

    Now I know that effectively it doesn't do anything that the Gamecube pad doesn't and that the GC pad is more comfortable to hold, especially in long sessions, but the GC pad is wired in to your Wii so it limits the distance you can sit from the TV.

    All in all this may come down to your own preference, but for £13 you can't go wrong especially as the price of 2nd Hand GC pads has shot up.

  3.  Michelangelo€s weapon of choice.

    Posted: 

    The Nunchuck is an essential piece of kit for Wii owners, with about 85% of games requiring it to play them.
    The design of the nunchuck is comfortable and sturdy, it has 2 buttons, 'C' and 'Z', an analogue stick and it is also motion sensitive due to internal accelerometers, the nunchuck clicks easily into the base of the Wiimote and there's a little clip to hook the wrist strap through.

    The price of the Nunchuck seems a little high, especially when you consider the cost of a Wiimote on top, this must be due to internal technology.

    There isn't much more that can be said about the nunchuck, it's a simple case of you need one for every remote you own, otherwise it's like you're missing half the controller.

  4.  Full of Mean Beans

    Posted: 

    Puyo Pop Fever was previously released on Dreamcast and the series hasn't changed much since, it started life as Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine on Sega Mega Drive but now instead of the fat guy and robots you've got a slightly annoying girl and some other strange characters.

    It's fairly run of the mill stuff here, you've got to join up the puyo's by colour in order to make them disapear as they come down the screen, just like Columns and Bust-A-Move, the game is quite colourful and can get very fast paced but there's not enough here to keep it afloat in the sea of mediocrity, all in all it's standard stuff, so if thats what you like then give it a go, other wise there's better puzzlers available.

    Works on Wii and also available on DS.

  5.  Essential for Wii owners

    Posted: 

    The official GameCube controller is incredibly comfortable to hold and use, the pad is well designed and sturdy.
    The shoulder buttons are analogue so they react gradually to pressure, the button then clicks in to perform a further action, the only let down on the pads design is the D-Pad, it's slightly too small and can hurt your thumb if used a lot in a game.

    The GC pad connects to the Wii and can be used for playing Gamecube games, Virtual Console games and also Wii games which support the Classic Controller such as the forthcoming Super Smash Brothers Brawl.

    This is an essential addition for Wii owners, stay away from 3rd party pads and stick with an official one.

  6.  Wiimote - Essential kit for multiplayer

    Posted: 

    You get 1 remote with the Wii as standard, if you're looking at buying a 2nd remote then I'd recommend you spend £5 more and get Wii Play, it has 9 mini games which teach you to use the remote in various different ways. If you've already got Wii Play then go right ahead, you already know how sturdy the remote is in design and it feels like it's worth the money unlike the cheap feeling Sixaxis pads for the PS3.
    Essential purchase, won't turn your telly over though.

  7.  Do you feel lucky? Punk.

    Posted: 

    The Wii Zapper is a casing unit which holds the Remote and Nunchuck in position so it feels more like you're using a lightgun, it's a sturdy design which feels comfortable and also tidy's the wiring out of the way, all in all a very good design, now this also comes bundled with a game.

    Links Crossbow Training is a lightgun style game with various different modes from standard shooting practice, where you aim and shoot at different targets on a static screen, to Ranger where you control Links movement and fight off hordes of coming enemies, all the modes are rendered using the superb Twilight Princess engine and world.

    If you like Lightgun games such as Virtua Cop, House of the Dead or Point Blank this is a must buy, at the end of the day Links Crossbow Training is worth £20 alone.

    The Zapper is already compatible with several games with more to come.

    Out now
    Ghost Squad - Works brilliantly.
    Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles - Works OK.
    Medal of Honor: Heroes 2 - Works brilliantly.

    Coming soon
    House of the Dead 2 & 3: The Return - Reports say it works brilliantly.

  8.  Nintendo's Revoloution

    Posted: 

    Nintendo's little white box takes innovation to the next level with it's state of the art motion sensing technology allowing you to interact more with the games you play.

    The tiny little white unit sits neatly alongside your TV or DVD player and is only as big as 3 DVD cases stuck together, Everything feels sturdy and polished with the Wii, no cheap plastic feeling like there was on the PS2 or the PS3 pads.

    Now that the Wii is in it's 2nd year better titles are begging to appear with better graphics, slicker, tighter controls and great storylines.
    Theres an awful lot of shovelware out there for the Wii such as the Popcorn Arcade range but looking past these cheap mindless productions true quality games are available, Battalion Wars 2, Metroid Prime 3, Super Mario Galaxy, Zack and Wiki, Legend of Zelda, No More Heroes and many more with more to come.

    The bottom line is this isn't a fad or a gimmick this is a new way to play for everyone with casual gamers, harcore gamers, children and your nan catered for.

    Buy today.

  9.  Nintendo's Revoloution

    Posted: 

    Nintendo's little white box takes innovation to the next level with it's state of the art motion sensing technology allowing you to interact more with the games you play.

    The tiny little white unit sits neatly alongside your TV or DVD player and is only as big as 3 DVD cases stuck together, Everything feels sturdy and polished with the Wii, no cheap plastic feeling like there was on the PS2 or the PS3 pads.

    Now that the Wii is in it's 2nd year better titles are begging to appear with better graphics, slicker, tighter controls and great storylines.
    Theres an awful lot of shovelware out there for the Wii such as the Popcorn Arcade range but looking past these cheap mindless productions true quality games are available, Battalion Wars 2, Metroid Prime 3, Super Mario Galaxy, Zack and Wiki, Legend of Zelda, No More Heroes and many more with more to come.

    The bottom line is this isn't a fad or a gimmick this is a new way to play for everyone with casual gamers, harcore gamers, children and your nan catered for.

    Buy today.

  10.  Nintendo's Revoloution

    Posted: 

    Nintendo's little white box takes innovation to the next level with it's state of the art motion sensing technology allowing you to interact more with the games you play.

    The tiny little white unit sits neatly alongside your TV or DVD player and is only as big as 3 DVD cases stuck together, Everything feels sturdy and polished with the Wii, no cheap plastic feeling like there was on the PS2 or the PS3 pads.

    Now that the Wii is in it's 2nd year better titles are begging to appear with better graphics, slicker, tighter controls and great storylines.
    Theres an awful lot of shovelware out there for the Wii such as the Popcorn Arcade range but looking past these cheap mindless productions true quality games are available, Battalion Wars 2, Metroid Prime 3, Super Mario Galaxy, Zack and Wiki, Legend of Zelda, No More Heroes and many more with more to come.

    The bottom line is this isn't a fad or a gimmick this is a new way to play for everyone with casual gamers, harcore gamers, children and your nan catered for.

    Buy today.