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Wii Zapper Now Available

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Yesterday Nintendo released the highly anticipated Wii Zapper, a shooting accessory for the Wii Console. The Wii Zapper gains it’s controls by users snapping in the Wii Remote and Nunchuck into designated spots. With the Wii Zapper coming in just around $20… it seems well worth the price.

Wii Zapper

Included in the box with the Wii Zapper is “Links Crossbow Training“. The box gives the following description of the game…

Take aim and blast bull’s-eyes with a squeeze of the trigger, then test your skill against moving targets. Once you know the basics, defend Link against an onslaught of enemies, or use the control stick to track your targets through the world of the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. With the Wii Zapper in your hands, you’ll be a master marksman in no time!

When I first saw images of the Wii Zapper, I thought this would be awesome for “horror” games… much like the classic “House of the Dead” arcade game. I mean if you’ve played Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles or seen the trailer you know that game has that look and feel. Also, they’ve recently announced that House of the Dead franchise will be releasing a title for the Nintendo Wii. So get some practice in - you’ll soon have hoards of zombies to kill.

Much like Wii Sports, Links Crossbow Training comes in a paper case. Personally, I can’t stand this… call me old fashioned, but I prefer the plastic DVD cases. The good folks over at TheCoverProject.net are their to help with this matter. They have a “custom cover” designed specifically for the game.

So what are your thoughts on the Wii Zapper? Links Crossbow Training fun? Please, let us know what you think.

2 Responses to “Wii Zapper Now Available”  

  1. 1 ethan

    Having read your post, I went to Target and picked up a Wii Zapper for $24.99 plus tax. If you have your Wiimotes in the protective rubber jackets, it’s actually annoying to take them out and put them into the Wii Zapper, and back again.

    But Link’s Crossbow Training is so much fun and well worth the price.

  2. 2 Carly Cauthen

    So,this thing is compatible with that shooting game on the Wii Play disc?

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