Wii Remote

The Wii Remote (Wiiリモコン, Uī Rimokon?), also known colloquially as the Wiimote, is the primary controller for Nintendo's Wii console. A main feature of the Wii Remote is its motion sensing capability, which allows the user to interact with and manipulate items on screen via gesture recognition and pointing through the use of accelerometer and optical sensor technology. Another feature is its expandability through the use of attachments. The attachment bundled with the Wii console is the Nunchuk, which complements the Wii Remote by providing functions similar to those in gamepad controllers. Some other attachments include the Classic Controller, Wii Zapper, and the Wii Wheel, originally used for Mario Kart.

The controller was revealed at the Tokyo Game Show on September 14, 2005, with the name "Wii Remote" announced April 27, 2006. It has since received much attention due to its unique features and the contrast between it and typical gaming controllers.

The Wii's successor console, the Wii U, supports the Wii Remote and its peripherals in games where use of the features of the Wii U GamePad is not imperative.

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... The Classic Controller is plugged into the Wii Remote in order to be used ... It also has a set of "–", "Home" and "+" buttons like those on the Wii Remote, with the "–" and "+" buttons additionally labeled "Select" and "Start", respectively ... unofficially explained that it was intended for use with an unreleased clip that could hold the Wii Remote on the back of the Classic Controller ...
My Sims Kingdom - Gameplay - Wii Version
... The Wii version of MySims Kingdom takes a departure from The Sims franchise and begins with a character living in a run-down kingdom with a king desperate to bring happiness back ... In the Nintendo Wii version of MySims Kingdom, the Nunchuk is used for direct movement and the Wii Remote used for object moving and building ... You can also use the Wii Remote to go fishing at the fishing spot located around every island ...
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... players controlling Jake with the Nunchuk as they aim an on-screen reticule with the Wii Remote ... The Wii Remote's motion controls are also used, with a throwing motion used to throw objects, and players shaking the Remote to recharge Jake's flashlight ... The audio for the calls makes use of the Wii Remote's speaker ...
Wii Remote - See Also
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