Laser-sight gun grip targets Wii gamers
Wii warriors awaiting the arrival of Nintendo's Wii Zapper gun-style Remote holder don't need to go into virtual combat unarmed. US retailer DealExtreme is offering a pair of products designed to give players a more realistic experience.
The Light Gun for Wii: stick 'em up
First up, the Light Gun with Laser Sight, a pistol unit into which you clip the standard Wii Remote. Bung in a couple of AA batteries too and touching the trigger sends out a beam of laser light to aid your aim.
Wii Blaster: lock and, as they say, load
Then there's the Wii Blaster, a longer, rifle-like unit that takes not only the Remote - it fits into a space in the front of the 'barrel' - but also the Wii's Nunchuk controller, which sits in the stock. The unit opens at the breech, shotgun fashion, for games that make you point the Remote down to reload. There's no laser this time, but a top-of-the-barrel sight for aiming.
The Light Gun for Wii: laser aim aid
Available now from DealExtreme, the Wii Blaster costs $17 (£8/€12), while the Light Gun costs $14 (£7/€10).
I have been pretty dissapointed with the look of the guns so far...just dont look the part...i dont want a fragile looking peice of white platic for a gun...these are the best ive seen yet but i still think i'll go and do what one japanese bloke did and make my own (his looks like http://www.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fblog.livedoor.jp%2Ffumi23okmr%2F&langpair=ja%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF8 - google translate of a japanese blog) just looking for the right toy gun to base it on...and waiting for a decent arcade shooter
@ Arnold L - please post on here if you do recieve the screwdriver :-)
Hope the police aren't outside the home at the time someone's playing with one of these... They might get the wrong idea and send in the SWAT team!
Just cos the prices are in USD doesn't make them a US retailer. AFAIK they are based in Hong Kong. Whether they're any good or not is another matter - I've got a Wii screwdriver on order to test them out (48p in.c P&P!!!).
Jackie Thompson's gonna have a field day with this one...
When aiming at the screen with a Wii, you aim relative to the on screen pointer. If you look down the sight of a gun pointed at the screen it will be different to where the crosshairs will actually be. These gizmos won't be as good as just the Wii-mote on its own for shooting games.