Wed 9 May 2007
The introduction of Nintendo Wii into the market has brought various comparisons with its predecessor, the Nintendo GameCube, and questions like “Can Flash games be played in Nintendo Wii?”
Fortunately, there are many reasons why anyone can do just that. First of all, all Nintendo Wii units contain built-in 512 MB of flash memory that provides the console the ability to play flash games and the backward compatibility with GameCube.
Second, the Nintendo Wii, priced at $249 in retail, is sold together with Wii Remote (Wiimote). This add-on can revolutionize any gaming experience because of its uniqueness. It gives you the power to browse the Internet using the Opera browser right in your own TV. Usually, the procedure involves clicking the Web site, selecting a link, and inputting text. Most of all, the motion-sensitive Wii controller acts as a mouse in any online flash game. Its “A” button functions as the left-click button.
As of the moment, all Nintendo Wii purchases carry with them a trial version of Opera, a browser you can avail for free. The final version, though, is scheduled to be released in the later part of March 2007. Opera will be a free downloadable from today until the last day of June.
So how does Opera support Nintendo Wii in playing flash games? Nintendo Wii doesn’t only provide a unique gaming opportunity for all its aficionados but the ability to also choose flash games online.
Subsequently, the Opera browser can zoom in and out screenshots by pointing the Wii Remote and pressing the + button toward the screen. You press the B button of your remote, and you can also scroll the screen up and down while it’s still in zoom mode. This process permits gamers to actually see details (characters and weapons, perhaps) of a particular game.
The Opera that is incorporated in any Nintendo Wii is compliant to similar standards set on Opera 9 and brings with it a plugin for Adobe Flash. To ensure quality results, however, a testing is recommended. To do this, you need to validate a gaming webpage in a W3C validator and see if its Flash content can work in Flash 7.
Flash Games for Nintendo Wii
Gamers can feast on lots of cool flash games they can play in Nintendo Wii. The most popular, of course, is the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Retailed at $41.95 in Amazon, this game effectively combines the graphics and story the game is known for and the unique interface of Nintendo Wii. The different moves of the characters, fishing included, are all controlled by the Wii Remote. Kids can also enjoy the Spongebob Squarepants flash game sold at $28.99. This subtler game is controlled by the Wii controller. With it, you can fly an aircraft and can have a fun riding and driving experience. Cars come to life with a story-based adventure manipulated by Wii Remote. Like in the film, you can use any of the 10 notable characters.
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