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Wii Gaming Secrets
Welcome Wii Lovers
Are you intrigued if the Wii is good for your health and counts as a Sport? Or are you fearful of the wii's radiations instead?
Are you looking up for some wii secrets? Perhaps a Kcal target amount you should set your weekly goal on?
Then, you are at the right place. Read on!
Myths - Some false information about Wii consoles.
Wii was a very polemic gaming console. The innovative motion and weight sensors got the world's attention and, therefore, some myths were generated around this gadget.
Myth 1: The Wii Remote and Wii Balance Board's "Radiation" is bad for your health.
False! First of all, you got to understand the "radiation" we are talking about. Wii communicates through infrared beams. Those infrared rays are common, many appliances use them and the wii's "radiation" is as dangerous as the "radiation" coming from your remote control. Unless you are against technology and your family catches you with one of these devices they won't cause you a problem at all!
Myth 2: Wii is for kids.
False. Wii is the gaming console that has the most sport and health dedicated game titles ever. Wii is ideal for college students that tend to have no time to work out, allowing them to move a bit in their free time. It's useful to elders too, as some studies demonstrate, and to the general public that wants to exercise but doesn't afford a gym fee or wants to avoid running around in their neighborhood.
On top of this, wii's titles have lots of characters that kids today don't recognize but are dear to older gamers (Mario, Samus, Link, Donkey Kong and so on...).
Myth 3: Wii is a good option for those with a short budget.
We can argue that this myth is a truth, but in my opinion - False!
The wii requires lots of additional components to reach its full potential. Taking sword dueling games as an example, a Wii Motion Plus is always required as it adds some sensitivity to the motion detectors. You can't even play some titles without it. You can add another facts - game titles are being specifically designed to work with some extra components. Playing Call of Duty without purchasing the Wii machine gun is boring.
So, although the gaming console is not expensive, its components add on to the cost.
Truth - Wii gaming promotes good health
That's right! Playing Wii promotes a good health and can actually increase your cardiovascular resistance and stamina - I'm not talking about sitting down and playing Mario Party, I'm talking about Wii Fit and other games that record the kcal (calories) you spend exercising with the game. Yeap, sorry to disappoint you but sweating is necessary!
A good example of this is Wii Fit's "Free Jogging" game. If you spend 30 minutes jogging with this game you will spend about 150 kcal. Researchers state that the average person should aim to burn 500 kcal with exercise weekly so its pretty easy to reach this goal if you play around 2 hours a week. Keep in mind you can't jog for less than 10 minutes straight to get aerobic improvements
Did you know that...
...there is already a Wii successor the Wii U?
Some Secrets of the Nintendo Wii
Wii Sport's Bowling Ball Color Change:
Normally, the bowling ball you get on the Wii Sports is sorted out accordingly to the players order, however you can change this. When the warning about bumping into things while playing is on, right before you enter the game, you can press the following buttons to change the bowling ball you will be using:
Hold Left + A for Red Ball;
Right + A for Gold Ball;
Up + A for Blue Ball;
Down + A for Green Ball;
Rearranging the Wii Menu Channels:
To rearrange the order of the Wii Channels in the wii menu, you have to hold the A button and B trigger while hovering on a channel - when this is done, the channel will be picked up - then, just rearrange at your pleasure.
Photo Channel Secret:
In the photo channel you can grab the black cat that runs around in the background to get some tips!
Wii sensor Tip:
You can put the sensor bar upside down and it won't revert directions... this is usefull it it is in bad shape on the bottom and it doesn't stand anymore.
Scared Mii's in Wii Sports:
In Wii Sport's Bowling you can toss the ball to your back in order to scare all the Mii's watching the play