No Small Feat for New MiniMote
For serious gamers, your controller is everything. You don’t like when other people use it or even touch it. If possible, you’d prefer they didn’t even look at it. As a matter of fact, if you had your way, you’d make sure you had an extra one for company to use, especially smaller children, just to avoid the entire dilemma in the first place.
With that being said, Snakebyte USA has made a wiimote that is perfect for small children and even gamers with small hands, without reducing the ease and quality of the standard wiimote. Continuing to make top of the line third-party peripherals, Snakebyte’s Minimote is a must own for any wii-owning family with small children.
Coming in two different colors, blue or red, the design is sleek and roughly 25 percent smaller. It’s a bit lighter than your average wiimote as well, but it’s ultimately perfect for kids who want to get in the game. Unlike some of the other third party controllers out there that are geared towards children, Snakebyte’s MiniMote isn’t made of softer material or made to look any different. With all the buttons in essentially all the same places, kids playing won’t feel like they’ve got anything different in their hands. Most likely, they’ll be even happier to play, considering the cool colors the controller comes in.
With an easy sync button as well, it’s a small task to get them right into the game. With a good vibration and a solid speaker on it as well, casual gamers won’t be able to tell the difference while playing. That fact alone makes this peripheral a success and one worth picking up.
The product’s only flaw is that unlike the Snakebyte premium controller, it doesn’t have built-in support for the Wii-Motion Plus. However, the attachment attaches just fine with the MiniMote and plays perfectly. A testament to the product’s overall size, with the Motion-Plus attached, the unit is just slightly bigger than the standard first party wiimote.
Overall, with a cool design and near-flawless execution, Snakebyte’s MiniMote is worth every penny and is recommended for any house that features gamers under the age of ten.
Patrick Hickey Jr.
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