Shinobii Xcross Remote For Nintendo Wii Review

Posted: Mar 8 2010, 12:00am CST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 9:30am CDT, in Reviews | Gaming Gear

 

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Specifications
The Shinobii Xcross Remote is compatible with Wii hardware and has the accelerometer needed for motion control inside. The wireless range is about 16 feet and it has an extra wide D-pad. The remote also has a built-in speaker and vibration. Power comes from a pair of AA batteries and it ships with a silicone sleeve and a wrist strap.

In Use
The Shinobii Xcross Remote is black in color, which is a nice change from the white controllers that most of us are used to from Nintendo. The extra wide D-pad is nice; the extra width makes control easier and helps you keep your fingers on the controller pad when the action gets hectic. The Shinobii Xcross Remote is every bit as accurate as the factory Wii controller.

It is compatible with the Motion Plus accessory and works perfectly with the factory Nunchuk as well. The silicone sleeve for the Shinobii Xcross Remote is much thinner than the sleeves we are used to seeing on factory Nintendo controllers. It has a soft feeling texture that offers very good grip. The bottom of the sleeve is open so you can hook the MotionPlus to it without any issues with the sleeve.

Under the battery door where you put the pair of AA batteries is the red button for connecting the Shinobii Xcross Remote to your Wii console. My Wii recognized the controller right away and it connected just as a factory controller would. The wireless range for the Shinobii Xcross Remote is just as good as the factory controllers. The Shinobii Xcross Remote can be purchased on Amazon.com for $29.99. The price is the big downside, the factory Wii controller actually sells for a few dollars less than the Shinobii Xcross Remote.

Verdict

Conclusion

Pros

  • Black is a change of pace
  • Works great
  • Includes wrist strap and sleeve

Cons

  • Costs more than the factory Wii Remote

Verdict
The Shinobii Xcross Remote works every bit as well as the factory remote. The big problem here is that the Shinobii Xcross Remote costs more than the factory controller costs and most will buy on price.

8.0
10
 

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