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Nintendo Wii Game Library
Glossary of Terms
alternating single player - a type of gameplay where players take turns interacting with the game in a
single session.
console kit - a bundle of audio/visual components needed to power-on and set-up a Nintendo Wii
console. A console kit includes: 1 Nintendo Wii Console, 4 Wii Remotes, 4 Wii Nunchucks, 1 wireless
sensor bar, 1 Wii Messenger Bag, 2 battery chargers, 1 set of speakers, 1 audio coupler, 1 power strip, 1
plastic storage tote, 1 copy of “Gamers in the Library?!” by Eli Neiburger, and 1 upright travel bag.
cooperative multiplayer - a type of gameplay where players work together as teammates with the
absence of player-controlled competitors.
game profile - a description of a Nintendo Wii video game that includes: a summary of gameplay,
alignment with AASL’s Standards for the 21st Century Learner and alignment with the New York State
Standards for Learning.
genre - used to categorize video games based on gameplay interaction rather than visual or narrative
differences. A video game genre is defined by a set of gameplay challenges (e.g. Simulation, Strategy,
Mii - a digital avatar that can be used as participating characters in certain Nintendo Wii games(e.g. Wii
Sports, Wii Fit, Wii Play, and Mario Kart.) A Mii is customizable and allows the user to capture a likeness
or caricature, or capture the personality of themselves or others.
multiplayer - a type of gameplay in which more than one person can play in the same game
environment at the same time. Multiplayer components allow players to enjoy interaction with other
individuals, be it in the form of partnership, competition or rivalry, and provide them with a form of social
peripheral - an ad hoc device, such as a Wii Balance Board or Wii Wheel, that connects to a Nintendo
Wii gaming console to allow for full participation in a game.
simultaneous multiplayer - a type of gameplay where two or more people play a game at the same
time on the same screen.
single player - a type of gameplay where input from only one player is expected throughout the course
of the gaming session.
Wii remote - the primary controller for Nintendo's Wii console. A main feature of the Wii remote is its
motion sensing capability, which allows the user to interact with and manipulate items on screen via
gesture recognition.
Wii nunchuck- works in tandem with the Wii Remote in many games. The Wii nunchuck connects to the
Wii Remote via a cord that is about 3 feet long. It features an analog stick and two trigger buttons.
Wii balance board - a balance oriented accessory for Nintendo's Wii video game console. The Wii
Balance Board is shaped like a household body scale and runs on four AA batteries as a power source.
The board contains multiple pressure sensors that are used to measure the user's center of balance.
Wii wheel - a peripheral that can be used for games that share a sideways steering control configuration
(e.g. Mario Kart.) The Wii Remote is attached through an open slot of the Wii Wheel and simulates the
controls of a steering wheel.
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