CNET Top 5: Worst Wii game ideas Video
CNET Top 5: Worst Wii game ideas Video Transcript
Welcome to CNET top 5, where each time we meet we count down another hot CNET list. I'm Tom Merritt. There are a lot of bad Wii titles out there. In fact Mad Magazine for kids made fun of them in a recent issue. Which got us thinking. What are the worst Wii games they could possibly make. Oh yeah. Let's count down the top 5 worst Wii game ideas. At number five, Wii housecleaning. It starts with the Window squeegee, but if you're good you can eventually unlock the plunger! Thank goodness the Wii doesn't come with smells. Coming in at number four, Wii Stare The Wii Staring contest. Ken Ray of the Mac OS Ken podcast tossed this one my way on Twitter. As you can see? not much toot he game. But so easy to lose! Up to number three ? Wii Crossing Guard. RadioNed thought this one up. Just keep those kids from getting hit and eventually you can level up to the guy that waves planes in! Sliding in at number 2. Wii Leaf Blower. Yes bring the annoying loud whine and colossal mismatch of energy use and result into your own home. Goggles optional. Before we get to number one, let's check in on a few of the ideas that didn't make the top 5. Wii-ow. All right. Let's get to our number one. The worst idea we could come up with for a new Wii game. At number one, It's.... Wii Couch Potato. With the Wii wand as your remote, YOU control the horizontal. YOU control the vertical. Yes, why just sit on the couch, when you can sit on the couch playing a video game about sitting on the couch. Chips and dip not included. Well That's it for this edition of CNET Top 5. Thanks to everybody on Twiter who threw out ideas. Special Points to Wade with his idea for a Wii game about controlling a small person playing a Wii game. Think he calls it the Wii Wii. Wow. I'll throw a few ore of these up on the blog at blog.cnettv.com. And then you can add your own! Thanks for watching everybody. I'm Tom Merritt. See you next time.
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