In true Nintendo fashion
If you look at the history of Nintendo, you will know that themselves and third parties have long been involved in coming out with an entire host of controllers for a game console. So much that it can be confusing to some. I mean, look at ROB the robotic operating buddy (click ROB for a pic of the bad boy of NES) that came with the original NES. When's that dude gonna show up as a Wii controller? So, let's list what you need for the Wii.
Differenty Wii Remote Controller Types
The Wii Remote, the Wii classic controller, the Wii Nunchuk, Wii Steering wheel, Wii fantasy set, Wii sports set, Wii Zapper or Light Gun, and the Wii Guitar, I may have missed one or two.
So let's clear the water hear, what are the basics. For example do you need the Wii sports set to play sports games on Wii? No. Do you need the Wii fantasy game attachments, like a sheild and sword to play games like Zelda on Wii,,, uh,, no. Basically, to play almost all Wii games what you need is the Wii Remote, the Classic Controller, and the Nunchuk is also nice to have.
So what's all this other stuff. Well, basically attachments or controllers with specific shapes like that of a tennis raquet or golf club and just dressed up Wii Remotes. They do the same thing the Wii Remote does, they're just shaped differently to help people really get into the game. I mean, I've played golf on the Wii with the stock Wii Remote, but only when I put the Wii Golf Club in my hand could I feel the cool breeze of the course, the birds chirping in my ear, and my caddy text messaging his girlfriend in my backswing. Same goes with the other attachments, like a sword attachment for example,, who wants to sleigh a dragon without a sword attachment?
Other Wiimote Types
Other remotes are more specific to the game and thier fuction a little more obvious. Hmm, I wonder what games I'd want the steering wheel for? Hmm, I wonder if I can play tennis with the Wii Guitar? Some things are obvious some aren't, one things for certain though, all you need is your Wii Remote, The Classic Controller (think of your Playstation controller), and a Nunchuk and you're pretty much good to go on most every Wii offering.
Until next time, keep your hands dry using the Wii Remote Controller Grip and try not to smack your friend in the head.