The stupid Wii Zapper sucks.

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Vulpix, Nov 23, 2007.

Nov 23, 2007

The stupid Wii Zapper sucks. by Vulpix at 3:16 PM (5,859 Views / 0 Likes) 29 replies

  1. Vulpix
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    Yeah so the title says it all. Is there a better third party alternative? I see a lot of them in Dealextreme but I would like to hear from the people here first before making a purchase. For those curious, I tried using the Wii Zapper with games like Ghost Squad, RE, and my hands get the cramps.
     


  2. sekhu

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    you actually got suckered into buying a piece of plastic casing? I'm surprised people are actually paying for a shell. Well there are third party shells coming out soon I think, I've seen a few gun-like shaped peripherals that look better than the wii zapper, though how they handle I don't know.

    Anyone else gone ahead and bought one then?
     
  3. Zaraf

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    Don't you get one free with Link's Crossbow Training? Or is it the other way around? Free game when you buy the shell?
     
  4. sekhu

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    get the shell, get a free game
     
  5. Vulpix
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    Yeah, get the shell get a free game. It wasn't expensive or anything, and some people do buy games. So can we get back on track and recommend a good 3rd party solution?
     
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    IGN says the Wii Zapper is the best option right now, but it still sucks.
     
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    I've seen a better looking peripheral a while back, dealextreme should carry it no?

    Imho the guncon3 for ps3 is looking a lot more cool than this little toy [​IMG] too bad there's no guncon3 for ps2 ;( that'd Qwn hardcore.
     
  8. cubin'

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    They should really make a proper light gun for the Wii. I'd buy one in a second.

    I hate how you can't look down the sights of the Wiimote so it fires exactly where you point. Really ruins all the shooting games for me [​IMG]
     
  9. thomaspajamas

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    yeah ive been interested in getting a gun for the wii for a while, but i havent really seen anything that looks that great.

    And not just a piece of plastic, but one that actually maps the b button to a new trigger.


    I just found this one on amazon

    http://www.amazon.com/Nyko-87030-Wii-Perfe...95871474&sr=1-5

    it looks like it might be kind of fun, but I'll wait for some customer reviews before I pick one up.

    from the other reviews i've read it seems like the biggest problem with all of the gun attachments is that it makes it ridiculous/impossible to press the buttons on the top of the wiimote, which is pretty important in most games.
     
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    I would recommend in buying the original Wii Zapper.

    These 3rd-party shell don't use the Nunchuck at all in some cases (resulting in an unplayable game) or have a different position for Nunchuck and Wiimote.

    This could cause some problems with games, because they're programmed having Wii Zapper in mind, instead of the 3rd-party one.

    I also feel that having a free game with the Wii Zapper makes it a lot more appetible than buying one of those cheap 3rd party ones.
     
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    wel those guns are fun when you are with friends and then you can play for fun, but i would prefer the wii-mote in 1hand and the nunchuk in the other 1
     
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    DIY-ZaPPer FTW!!
     
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    I would buy the last one exclusively for the WiiPlay Shooting Game [​IMG]
     
  16. ganons

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    i seen a gun online something like this http://www.myeglobal.com/Photos/403/1_4.jpg but it had a compartment to hide the wires. any1 seen it?

    also wheres the best place to get a cheap wiimote and nunchuck to be shipped to uk?

    Thanks
     
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    Dealextreme has wiimote+nunchuk for $65. It's not a good deal in the US since the standard retail price of wiimote is $40 and nunchuk is $20, but I've heard it's a great deal for UK.
     
  19. Vulpix
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    I'm probably getting that Nyko Perfect Shot. I'll probably wait for the Christmas period to be over first though.
     
  20. superrob

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    Well i like my Lego zapper the best!

    Works and the best it was free [​IMG] Only took sometime to make.
    Ill post a video if you wanna see it.
     

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