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So, I want a Wii but do not want a workout


#1 rightwingjedi   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   177 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 11:46 PM

I want to get a Wii for my family but my kids want to sit in a chair and use a regular controller with Mario, Mickey, etc. Can a regular controller be used on the Wii rather than standing and getting a workout?

#2 Altanis   Banned Banned   1738 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 12:36 AM

The only games on the Wii that give you a workout are the exercise games.

Whether a regular controller can be used or not will be depicted on the back of the box. For most Mario games, the answer is no. However, if there's no real implementation of motion control, the odds are greater.

There's a list on Wikipedia for pretty much anything. I know they have a list of what Wii games can use the Classic Controller, the GameCube controller, etc.

#3 hiccupleftovers   Worst Poster on CAG CAGiversary!   18068 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 12:43 AM

I want to get a Wii for my family but my kids want to sit in a chair and use a regular controller with Mario, Mickey, etc. Can a regular controller be used on the Wii rather than standing and getting a workout?


Why do you stand when using a Wii controller? I just lounge back....

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#4 Dark_Sage   Superior CAGiversary!   3399 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 17 December 2010 - 01:28 AM

A lot of games have support for classic controllers/gamecube controllers as long as the motion controls aren't integral to the gameplay. But you're not gonna be getting up a lot with the Wii as long as you're playing games that aren't exercise-oriented.

#5 tsmvengy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   342 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 December 2010 - 02:55 AM

For some games like Mario Galaxy you can't use a "regular" controller like the Classic Controller, but that doesn't mean you have to be jumping all over the place.

You just hold the wiimote in one hand and the 'chuck in the other and sit back. I find it more comfortable than a "regular" controller actually.
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#6 bk187   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   182 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 December 2010 - 05:53 PM

The only common things that require any sort of physical movement outside of button pressing are waggling the Wiimote or pointing it at the screen. That is not exercise.

#7 rightwingjedi   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   177 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 12:15 AM

Thx guys. I just found out our GC library of 80 games will work on the Wii so I am in for sure.

Also, besides the GC controller, what is the best aftermarket controller.

#8 rightwingjedi   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   177 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 03:46 AM

Just got back from Wally World. After getting a ticket to get my red Wii + a $75 gift card, they said I could shop and come back at 9 PM. Well, once I returned, I found they sold all red Wii's. The manager saw my frown and gave me a black bundle and threw in the Mario game for free + gave me the $75 gift card. I thought it was a great deal.

Thx again guys. I will fire it up in the morning.