I know I’m probably the last person in the world to get a Nintendo Wii — but I have one now — and I’ve been weeing for nearly a week with delight.
The Wii is pure fun and it is totally exhausting. My favorite game so far is — Wario Land: Shake It! — and I’ve never really been a Mario fan.
One of the greatest internet advertising schemes ever created was for Wario Land and you can see Wario completely destroy a YouTube page here.
Another great pocket of goodness is — Mario Super Sluggers — the National Pastime was never so fun and loud and colorful!
What I didn’t expect to find with the Nintendo Wii was WiFi. I can connect my Wii to my local WiFi network and get online!
“Wii Ware” is a Wii internet channel you connect to via your Wii using WiFi — and it lets you buy games and add functionality to your Wii in addition to getting free weather and news updates.
“Midnight Bowling” is a terrific Wii Ware game and it’s must faster, more fun, and has more realistic play than the bundled bowling game. It’s a total winner.
I was also surprised to see you can download an internet browser for the Wii. It’s an Opera-based web browser and it is a fast experience. Here are some of your favorite websites as viewed on “Wii Internet.” Images were captured with my beloved iPhone 3G in a darkened room.
If you don’t have a Wii — GET ONE! — if you have a Wii, please share your experiences and your favorite games.
Here’s how to sign “Wii” in American Sign Language: Make a “W” HandShape and then keep you index finger straight as you bend down the other two fingers in unison a couple of times to imitate the “bowing i’s” in the Wii logo as seen in the Nintendo television commercials. It’s sort of hard to sign it clearly and quickly, but boy is it a fun sign — almost as much fun as weeing for your Wii!