A Wii game gift is one of the hottest items this season – and for good reason. If anyone has mastered the art of family entertainment, it's Nintendo. Since the acceptance of its Wii gaming platform, the company has enjoyed rave reviews, and is currently the best selling gaming system on the market.
Part of Wii's appeal is due to several distinct features of the system, like the infamous wireless remote, and its ability to connect, and upgrade from the Internet while on standby mode. It's main appeal, however, is that it brings family and friends together, of all ages, and allows them to join in the excitement and fun that Wii delivers.
Almost all Wii games are designed so that anyone, no matter what their experience level, can jump right into the action and start playing immediately. The Wii remote is designed the same way. It was created as a multi functional device. While it features buttons, it's mainly controlled through physical actions.
When playing tennis, for instance, players swing the remote to hit the ball. If boxing, users must punch and jab with the device. The innovative design creates a whole new level of interactive play, and users of all experience level are quickly hooked.
Wii has capitalized on the real play the system provides, and created an extensive line of games which are well suited to the interactive environment. No matter who you need to shop for, there is a Wii game gift that suits every different type of personality and lets everyone join in the fun.
Here are a few ideas for those on your list:
For the sports enthusiast: Wii Sports Resort is a sequel to the popular Wii sports game. It has enjoyed massive success since its release and for good reason – it offers a great line up of fun games set in a tropical island paradise. What's not to love? As with most Wii games, you use the interactive remote to literally swing into action. You can compete against friends and family in games like Power Cruising, Sword Play, or Golfing.
The game comes with a new Wii MotionPlus accessory, which attaches to the remote and makes the play even more realistic. The best part about the game, however, is that it really appeals to everyone. Senior citizens, Gen X'er's and 8 year old players all find the game challenging and enjoyable.
For the fitness lover (or couch potato who wants to get it shape): EA Sports Active is like having a personal trainer in your living room. The popular Wii game makes fitness fun and segments your workout in 20 minute circuits of familiar activities that target different parts of your body.
The virtual trainer helps motivate you and guides you through the workouts. There is even a 30 day challenge custom made for you, which changes as you progress. It tracks your progress, the intensity of your workouts and the amount of calories you burn.
This is a great gift for sports enthusiasts and couch potatoes because it makes fitness fun for everyone. The easy to maintain regimen (designed in part by Oprah's personal trainer) keeps players engaged and focused on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
For the adrenaline junkie: Mario Kart Wii with Wii Wheel offers an exhilarating ride and the Wii wheel makes sure you feel every bump and turn in the road. This popular game is one of Wii's best sellers and makes for a great family style arcade game. Featuring lots of different race tracks, colorful graphics and realistic, immersive play, the game is a hit for kids and adults alike.
This is just a small sample of the Wii game gifts ideas available but it's a good start. One of the really nice things about the Wii games is that no matter what your personality or preference, when you start playing any of the games, you quickly get sucked into the fun. A Wii game gift therefore does not have to really be suited for any one type of person – it really is entertainment the whole family can enjoy – and it makes gift shopping very easy!