Interactive gaming has taken great strides since the 80′s. Back then, you duct taped sensors to your television and hoped the contraption you’re strapping to your body works. If you’ve ever owned the Power Glove, you’ll know what I’m talking about.
The Power Glove…It’s so bad.
Nintendo has found new ways for people to look absolutely ridiculous while trying to interact with their games, but it turns out that’s no longer a bad thing. I had the pleasure of recruiting my brother and my mother (who is also a grandmother) to demonstrate just how user-friendly the Wii is and to give some pointers as to what to do and what not to do when playing Wii Sports Resort.
1) Stance Wins Battles
Stance will make or break a game. Keeping your feet planted properly will increase your aim tenfold.
Grandma shows us the proper Wii Archery stance.
Proper stance is crucial for sword fighting.
This is not the proper Wii Bowling stance.
Neither is this.
Kung Fu and Wii Bowling are usually a bad combination
2) Attitude Is Everything:
Keeping a positive attitude is key to having fun in a group setting.
Never play angry.
Knocking down a pin is big news.
Pretend like you’re having fun, even if you’re trying to hit each other with canoe paddles.
3) Concentration Is Key
Keeping your eyes on the prize will ensure you will usually hit your target.
If you’re too far away, you won’t be able to see your Mii play Wii.
Perfect demonstration of keeping your eye on the prize.
4) Good Sportsmanship
Even if you’re losing, always maintain a proper code of sportsmanship.
Wet willies are usually frowned upon even in the NFL.
Cheaters never win.
5) Wii Is Rated E For Everyone
Nothing brings a family together like a game of Wii Sports Resort. It’s so simple, even a monkey could do it.
…or a cat.