Have one, need no other one.
This is just one of those hold my wii remote rather than just another controller. From the zapper to the perfect shot and now the official nintendo wii steering wheel, what do all of these have in common... they all cost money and all they do is hold your wii remote. For me it did not make the game any more real, or any more fun at all. I know that mario kart wii does include one wheel, but they should have taken it out and made the game cheaper and left purchasing the wheel or in this case the first wheel separate. It's nice and all but I guess in the end this controller holder is really for elementary kids who can boast about it to their friends and tell each other, "I have four wheels for my mario kart," and wait for the reply, "Cool." So in the end I honestly can say if you have an official wii steering wheel from purchasing mario kart wii then don't buy another because all it does is hold your remote and that is what your hands are for and they are free.
Contrary to what I've heard...
Before I picked up MarioKart, all I was hearing was that the wheel was useless. It just made the game harder and it was easier ot just use the WiiMote on it's side or a classic controller. I liked the idea of the wheel so I tried it from the beginning, and now it's all I use! It's extremely comfortable and you can for the most part sometimes play one handed if you aren't launching items all the time. The plastic seems durable and won't break easily, especially not dropping it from your couch or a chair. The WiiMote clips in comfortable and secure and the added in trigger on the left side makes it easy to launch items. Overall, i'd recommend this because... A. It comes with MarioKart! What do you have to lose?! and B. It's a fun way to change up the usual technique of a MarioKart game to make it seem more like a realistic driving game.
The Wii Wheel is a great gadget for the Mario Kart Wii. It is super easy to use, and you only have to push the remote into the compartment where you put the Wii remote in, and it is very easy to get out. The design and comfort really mix. The wheel is easy to hold onto, and it is not at all heavy, and it kinda looks like an actual car wheel, in a way. It's also pretty comfortable when you hold it. My friends and other people say this gadget just makes the game harder and more frustrating, but in my opinion, it makes is easier and more fun. The most important thing about this is the responsiveness, which is really good (Well, it was really good with me, and I don't see a difference with other TVs). The Wii Wheel makes you feel you're playing an arcade game at home, too. So if you need an extra wheel, get this.
It"s a great wheel!
I recommend this to all Mario Kart players. Yes, it is small but is very compatible with the Wii. I have a hole big enough to put the strap in and put your finger in to pop out the remote. It has a sensor hole which is nice so you don't have problems with spinning the wheel. This product design is incredible making it look like a real wheel. It can get frustrating because since it is a free roam remote you want to spin the whole wheel around, that is what frustrates me the most. Otherwise than it is a great and cheap wheel. That will most definitely last long depending how you use it. Also if you don't want to buy 2 of the incredibly awesome remotes and want to get a cheaper one look for the GameStop brand. They are cheap and they have all the characteristics of the Nintendo Brand(except for the gap at the top but is it has a grip for extra comfort).
A MUST HAVE!!!!!
This is a must have for Mario kart. It makes the game so much more fun. The wheel is a nice thing to have for little kids too. It worked great on the game " Monster 4x4: World Circuit " more fun, and trust me that game is horrible. Anyway, if you have Mario kart Wii, or are going to get it, make sure you have wi-fi so that you can play online. if you are just now getting the game and you don’t have wi-fi, you might be in a bit of trouble, because you need to update your Wii to play it, I’m not lying because I had to do this when I got the game on 4/3. I have been doing reviews on this website for a very long time; I've reviewed Wii, ps2, psp, game cube, game boy advance: games, systems, and accessories. If I do a review, I am very Honest, I don’t lie like what some people do just because they don’t like a game system or game or accessory.
A Real Wheel? Is This Some Kind Of April Fools Day Joke!!!
The wii wheel accessorie is something some people might or might not want. First of all the comfort is not good too me but i'm not totally unsatisfied. I say this because there is no grip like rubber or something to keep your hand from slipping off the wheel. And I have to hold it tight and when I do hold tight, the wii wheel starts too creek or make some kind of noise since it's plastic. The durablity is good but not fantastic. Because like I said it creeks sometimes so I am being careful with it. Now for the design. What a shame or I think it's a shame. IT'S TOTALLY PLAIN!! It's white only if you turn it around it looks like a smiling sad happy face. The fuctionality is great people!!!! That's because you don't have to worry about it because this item is not a electronic. There is a hole at the bottom of the wheel so you can put your wii wrist band on. There is a black small disc where the wii remote faces but I don't know why. So overall I can't figure out if this is a April Fools Joke or not. But all the negative comments I said in this review are things I don't mind. After all, it supposely is supposed to make racing gameplay better so just accept it and use it. Ok you all!!
The Best for Mario Kart...and only Mario Kart.
Comfort- It basically feels like a real wheel. It's smaller, but you'll get used to it. But maybe some comfort grips wouldn't hurt. Overall, it actually feels like you're driving when you use it. Durability- A lot of tech in this little gizmo. A lot of tech. A one-two punch won't hurt the wheel, but a word of caution: It's better if you don't drop it. Again, don't worry if you do. It's gonna be okay. Design- Feels like a wheel. Looks like a wheel. It is a wheel. Seriously though, you paid ** bucks for a wheel, and trust me you're gonna get a wheel. Functionality- It couldn't work more. But basically, it's almost like a Wii Zapper. It's more of a plastic coating, than an actualy controller. It does have technology in it for motion-like controls. It's like a crossover of the Wii Nunchuck and Wii Zapper. Don't think of it as just a plastic cover for your remote. Remember, its like the Nunchuck, with little motion sensor controls. But don't worry, your ******* bucks won't go down shortly. Conclusion- Overall, this wheel is basically for racing games like Mario Kart. Of course you can use the GC Controller, Classic Controller, and the Remote with Nunchuck attachment, but it's all about the Wii Wheel. Don't buy it if you don't plan to get or have a racing game. (Mario Kart is most preferred for this item.)
This is the best Wii wheel out there definitley worth $15.
The Nintendo Wii wheel is a pretty good value,but not a great value.While on one hand,the Wii wheel makes the game feel more realistik,and on the other hand,I think its harder to use than just the normal wiimote.Now dont get me wrong,the Wii wheel is still totally worth buying,I just dont think it adds so much more to the racing game like people think.Unless its Mario Kart Wii.So 1 through 10,the Wii wheel deserves an 8 out of a possible 10.Its still worth your time and money.
GamePlay Would Stink Without This
First of all, not to get all jumpy but this is supposed to make gameplay better, so except and move on. The point is it feels like as if you really are holding a real wheel and that you are in the game. Now ya sure its only white, but there isn't anything wrong with that and you don't have to even worry about accidenly breaking it because its not a electronic device. So wth my racing games i can finally enjoy playing them just because of some round but effective object.