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Misses the mark
on January 14, 2010
This just isn't a good option if you're looking for a gun to use with your Wii.
Here's what I don't like about it:
-In order to fit properly into the gun barrel, the Wii controller must be in a silicon protector. That wouldn't seem like much of an issue, but it has to be a silicon protector WITHOUT the MotionPlus add-on. NOTE: If the only silicon protector you have is the one that comes with the MotionPlus controller it will not fit. I removed the MotionPlus from the silicon sleeve but the protector is still too big and won't allow the door that covers the extra cord to close properly.
-To be fair, you have the option to order a free silicon protector. I decided to return my blaster and don't know how long it would take to get one shipped.
-There's not enough room provided around the joystick. It's a tight fit and your thumb feels restricted.
-The trigger sits pretty low in the space provided. It's not blocked, but your trigger finger slides along the trigger guard. I suppose that could be a plus for some.
-Overall, the Blaster feels too long. The cramped space around the joystick and trigger guard may not be an issue for a child, but as an adult I felt like I was stretching a good distance if I wanted to access the buttons on the controller and nunchuck. My guess is an average child would have to strain further than they would like to.
On the plus side:
-At $15 it's one of the least expensive options out there.
-The Blaster comes with a big sheet of stickers that most young Star Wars fans are sure to enjoy!