Wii Boxing

I have moved from Wii Bowling to Boxing, because lately, I want to hit things.

I have no skill at this. My strategy is to keep screaming “Don’t hit me!” at the TV while swinging wildly. (Which means, at least, I get a bit of a workout.) This got me surprisingly far in my first few rounds. Then I started getting foes that hit back. After getting KO’ed, I switched to Wii Boxing Training. I hit my trainer a lot more than I did the hand pads he was holding up. I did learn that you could dodge, though. Who knew? Now if I can just learn to block.

But I can only box for ten minutes or so until I’m worn out. Now I’m sitting with my laptop on top of my lap, because it works better than a hot water bottle. (Girls, you know what I’m talking about.)

Someday, I’m going to play something other than Wii Sports. But that and Play (shooting things! racing cows!) are most of what I’m looking for right now.

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17 Responses to “Wii Boxing”

  1. david brothers Says:

    Have you tried flicking your wrist to punch? It’s kind of a weird side-arm motion, but it works well when you’re tired.

    I played a lot of Wii Boxing back when I lived with my 3 year old cousin. He would stand in front of the TV and basically actually box (sometimes actually punching the floor set!) and do really well. Coincidentally, he’d fall asleep after a few rounds :)

    Blocking is a matter of bringing the nunchuck and remote up together, kind of like the dodge. You can also do a kind of victory dance if you quickly move your hands back and forth.

  2. Johanna Says:

    Thanks for the hints. I think I need a lot more practice.

  3. JK Parkin Says:

    The boxing and the golf are great stress relief, for two very different reasons. The golf is nice and calming, and boxing … well, like you said, sometimes you just need to hit things. Like today, for instance. :)

    Have you looked at the game downloads? I downloaded one called Defend Your Castle that’s pretty fun.

  4. James Schee Says:

    LOL, you are having such fun with this it sounds. I keep trying to win a WII out of this line up the blocks game they have. (I’m close!! won 2 Ipod Nanos so far)

  5. Johanna Says:

    I tried to check out the downloads, but there are so many of them. I thought it might be nice to get a simple Mario game, like I had on the original Nintendo, but I’m not sure which one I want — there are like 8 different Super Mario whatever. I was looking in Virtual Console instead of the original WiiWare section, though.

  6. Alan Coil Says:

    Racing cows sounds so goofy. It must be fun!

  7. fontgoddess Says:

    Get Mario Kart 64 from the download section. I find it very relaxing.
    [ digression: I wish I could find a cartridge, since my only gaming console is a Nintendo 64 my neighbors sold me when preparing to have a baby. I'm now having parts of my friend's childhoods. ]
    I hear the new Mario Kart is amazing, but I can only speak for the one I’ve played. I will also say that Super Mario 64 tends to make me very nauseous. Maybe it’s the world’s lack of friction.

  8. david brothers Says:

    Super Mario Bros 3 is the classic Mario game for NES. It featured the desert stage with the angry sun, the racoon costume, the frog costume, and a host of other great moments.

    Super Mario World is the SNES game, which is also very good. It’s the one with Yoshi the dinosaur.

    Personally, I’d suggest both of them. SMB3 is the classic game, but SMW is probably technically superior and has a much more interesting series of levels. Also? You can fly.

  9. Johanna Says:

    Alan: It is! They look knitted, for some reason, and you race around and knock down scarecrows for points.

    David: Very much appreciate the suggestions, but you’re assuming I know more about this than I do. Yoshi? Angry sun?

  10. kjchen Says:

    You need to learn how to dodge left and right. Float like Bumblebee, sting like The Wasp.

  11. david brothers Says:

    Oh, sorry. You mentioned that you had one on Nintendo, but sounded like you weren’t sure which, so I was trying to think of iconic moments from the games to jog your memory.

    Yoshi was the green (or other colored) dinosaur that Mario could ride around on for extra speed in Super Mario World.

    The angry sun is a reference to the desert (Egypt?) stages in Super Mario 3, where after a certain period of time, the sun would get angry and come down from the sky and zoom around the screen, trying to burn you.

  12. Johanna Says:

    I’m pretty sure I had the very first one, before there were any versions. Angry sun sounds fun, thanks!

  13. Alan Coil Says:

    “Alan: It is! They look knitted, for some reason, and you race around and knock down scarecrows for points.”

    Ah, it’s like hockey then. ;)

  14. Rich Johnston Says:

    Dodge left and right, left and right, left and right. At some point your opponent will drop his/her guard. Everything slows down Matrix style. Punch.

  15. Johanna Says:

    Oh, THAT’s what that was! I started dodging, and I thought the slowdown was me getting hit! Thanks.

  16. Don MacPherson Says:

    Johanna, if you like shooting, pick up the Wii Zapper, which comes with Link’s Crossbow Training. Great shooting game. My finacee *loves* it.

  17. Jason Says:

    I suck at the boxing, rock the bowling and baseball though lately it’s all about the Mario Kart Wii. Play’s got a lot of fun games, but I’m with you on the cows. I’m all about racin’ cattle.

    Picked up some twenty dollar “party game” thing for the ladyfriend. It’s got darts and skeeball which are kinda cool. A few other games are alright, but those two are worth the twenty, IMO.

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