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Wii for 5 and 7 year old boys?

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pinkpiggy Tue 30-Jul-13 08:48:15

My two boys have asked if they can have a Wii to play skylanders. They have a Nintendo DS at the moment. Is the skylanders game different on the Wii than on the DS?

Is the Wii a good buy for this age?

What package and games shall I get? Any essential extras?

I was thinking Mario Cart Wii package with the steering wheel and then buying the Wii sports and skylanders separately.

Any help appreciated! grin

celticclan Tue 30-Jul-13 09:29:58

Skylanders is much better on the wii. Ds has it on the will and Ds and the Ds version is very poor in comparison.

I hate computer games but the wii is fantastic because it has games that the whole family can play even me! Wii Party is great fun and we have spent many rainy afternoons playing this.

celticclan Tue 30-Jul-13 09:31:06

Forgot to say that my boys love Marip too!

pinkpiggy Tue 30-Jul-13 11:12:29

Fantastic, thank you. That's what I wanted, a family activity rather than them just sitting there staring at the screen!

SugarMiceInTheRain Tue 30-Jul-13 11:18:33

I like the Wii as we play games on it all together as a family. I have 5 and 7 year old boys who love it smile

pinkpiggy Tue 30-Jul-13 11:38:56

Sounds good smile. Are two remote control thingys enough? Just need to look out for good deals now on the run up to Christmas

celticclan Tue 30-Jul-13 13:25:19

If you are playing a family game you will need one each. We have 3 as ds 2is only 3 and he plays alongside dh but we will need to get an additional one soon.

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