Wii Link Dump Du Jour

  • How to knock down 91 pins in Wii Sports Bowling. Great video. Yeah, it’s a cheat, but there you have it. I tried it this weekend — was not successful. I did beat 500 points in the game for the first time, though.
  • I’m thoroughly hooked on Wii Sports. I didn’t put the SUPER MONKEY BALL disc in the Wii at all this weekend. Wii Tennis is getting tougher and tougher, forcing me to learn to aim my shots more as I progress towards “Pro” level. I’ve had some insanely long volleys recently — hitting nearly five minutes without a point being scored. Wii Bowling, just like the real thing, gives me fits at strikes but is relatively easy on the spares. (I can throw a fast straight ball every time.) I’ve come up with a way to play golf sitting down by using the Wiimote more like a fishing rod than a golf club. It works well enough for me that I can enjoy it. I even had a birdie last night. Didn’t play baseball or boxing at all.
  • Still don’t have my internet connection working with the Wii. That’s not the Wii’s fault. It’s my wireless set-up. I need to reboot it, reset it, and play with the settings. I’ve been too busy playing Wii Sports to worry about the Virtual Console and sharing my Mii. I do know, however, that there are at least three other wireless networks going on in my neighborhood. One is named “monkeywifi.”
  • Various permutations of the Wiimote.
  • Wii Error Code database. (There’s one or two tips on this page that might be useful for my WiFi issues, too.)
  • You can replace your sensor bar with candles and still play the Wii. Wild!


4 Responses to “Wii Link Dump Du Jour”

  1. Phil
    27. November 2006 at 11:20

    The “Various permutations” link doesn’t seem to go anywhere.

  2. Augie De Blieck Jr.
    27. November 2006 at 13:08

    Thanks, Phil. All fixed. I had to remove the anchor tag from the URL to get WordPress to treat it as a full URL. Weird.

  3. Nick
    27. November 2006 at 16:41

    I was thoroughly hooked on Wii Sports… until I started up Zelda. Now it’s tough to switch Zelda off long enough to get a good game of Doubles tennis in with my wife. and to get my daily ‘fitness’ session in (I’m up to a fitness age of 29… only 3 more years to shave off until I match my actual age…).

    In related news, I’ve now converted 2 other families over to the Wii… my friend at work, and my mom and step-dad. Both of them, of course, think I magically know where they can find a Wii. Sigh. I’ve told them to simply stop at a Wal Mart, Target, or Best Buy every time they go out, and give it a shot. All it took was getting them to play tennis, bowling, and golf on Wii Sports to get them hooked!

  4. Augie De Blieck Jr.
    28. November 2006 at 08:47

    Good job on the conversions, Nick. Soon, the Nintendo Wii will rule living rooms the country over. One by one, they’ll ALL be hooked.

    I haven’t done the “fitness” mode yet for Wii Sports. I need to get to that soon to see where I stand. I just played a full 9 holes of golf last night for the first time and wound up a couple over par. Not too bad. Those last couple of holes get tricky.