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Wii Gaming Secrets

Updated on March 12, 2013
Wii is a lot more than a gaming device
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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.

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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?

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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

91 Pins - Secret Strike on Wii Sport's Bowling

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      Ann-Christin 5 years ago from UK

      Last time I went on I managed 20 minutes but I usually follow it with the hula hoop. It's all good fun :)

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      Rui Carreira 5 years ago from Torres Novas

      I'm an active jogger on the wii too.... usually 30 minutes free jogging, what about you?

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      Ann-Christin 5 years ago from UK

      I enjoyed reading this. I have a Wii and enjoy the jogging and hula hooping especially in winter when the weather is too bad to go out and exercise.

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      Rui Carreira 5 years ago from Torres Novas

      You're welcome... Thanks for the comment Vitallani! ;)

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      Bryony Harrison 5 years ago from UK

      Thanks for the secret about moving wii channels.

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      Rui Carreira 5 years ago from Torres Novas

      Thanks for the nice comment psych!

    • profile image 5 years ago

      Great tips - thanks Rui - when I played wii for the first time I was blown away - my kids really enjoy their wii and it is great on a rainy day to keep them occupied.

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      Rui Carreira 5 years ago from Torres Novas

      The wii sports game is like casual moving around... not to harsh on those joints but good to move the old body around. Its a great measure what those senior centers have... I'm imagining two old men boxing already xD

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      Rui Carreira 5 years ago from Torres Novas

      Now you gotta buy the new Wii U... :p

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      Rui Carreira 5 years ago from Torres Novas

      That is a great idea for a hub! If you get stuck with graphic shortages let me know and I'll make one or two :)

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      Rui Carreira 5 years ago from Torres Novas

      Wii was the first to take advantage of motion in gamers, but have you or your buys tried kinect? It sure beats it!!

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      Rui Carreira 5 years ago from Torres Novas

      Thats a good suggestion... Yes it can be expensive. Too bad chargeable batteries don't last much, but its still better than the alternative

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      Maren Elizabeth Morgan 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Hi Rui, I've never had a chance to play around with a Wii, but I know that many centers for senior citizens have them.

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      Jill Spencer 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Rui. Enjoyed your hub. We have a Wii but have rarely used it. We need to, though! Take care, The Dirt Farmer

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      Katheryn 5 years ago from United States

      We haven't used our Wii much but after your hub, my husband will have to bring it back down from the upstairs closet so we can use some of your tips. Good layout of your topic! Maybe I can become a Wii bowling champ if writing does not pan out :) Love your graphics. If you ever get time, there are many of us who would love to know more about graphics if you ever are looking for a new idea for a hub.

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      I agree that the Wii can be pretty expensive but it also pretty amazing. Thanks for sharing this interesting hub. I'm sure many of the things I learned here will come in handy since I have 3 boys who love to play the Wii. Take care, Kelley

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      Melody Trent 5 years ago from United States

      I think the most expensive thing about the WII can be getting batteries for the wireless sensor and remote. I suggest the chargeable batteries made for the remote and regular rechargeable for the sensor.