Friday, June 27, 2008

DS Demos

Today I was unable to do any work in the house like I have been, so I decided to try a few game demos on the DS through the Nintendo Channel on the Wii. So, I tried most of the games. The crossword ones were pretty good. I also liked the wordsearch... however I enjoyed the crosswords more. The wordsearch just was too boring, and having to scroll from side to side was no fun. The wordsearch was more fun than paper ones because you could get it to tell you if the letter you put in was wrong... so if you had 2 different 5 letter words you could choose for 1 down, if you initially put in the wrong one, you aren't "stuck". I've never cared much for crosswords before...

The cake mania game was not my thing. Ok for playing a demo, but not for purchase in my opinion. The brain age and Flash focus games were what I expected. I have brain age, so I don't see the point in getting the 2nd. I prefer the sudoku. That's my fave. The Kung Foo Panda one was not my thing, and the Robot one (I can't remember the name right now... Wall E?) was ok but too easy and boring.

Try it out! So much fun to try things out...

Keep on playin!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Mario Kart

On saturday we visited a couple of friends and after a BBQ, we played Mario Kart for the Wii! It was a blast! I'm so tempted to purchase it myself.

My husband tried playing both methods. You can play with the wiimote and nunchuck, or you can disconnect the nunchuck and put the wii remote in the included steering wheel. Our friends had two wheels. The second one costs about $20. I'm not sure if we'd want it right away, or if we'd just wait a bit.

Apparently, you can play with your Mii instead of the Mario characters! There are also a few choices of vehicle to race. I liked the standard kart, but once picked the standard "bike". Very difficult to control in comparison. I went off the edge in those races quite a lot. You can get a nice burst of speed however by 'popping' the front tire.

There were a few tracks included from various older Mario Kart games. Those were fun to play. There were quite the variety of tracks, and the characters to choose from are a variety as well. You can also unlock various other characters. Apparently, if you have Mario Galaxy, it can "send" Rosalina to the races, and you can race her (when she gets 1st she does the Queen wave, standing in her cart... it's quite hilarious).

In all, I really enjoyed the game. I really want to pick it up!

Keep on playin!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Wii Remote Candy Dispenser

I thought this was so cute so I just had to share.

My hubby took me on a date this weekend while we were camping, and at the store we saw these candy dispensers that looked like the wiimote. The buttons look just like it and everything. Well, he bought me one. It's so cute! So, I figured I'd take a pic.

Now I have a Wiimote, Mario, and Chuck has his R2D2 candy dispensers. Wonder what else we'll find eventually.