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Is a Nintendo Wii appropriate for a 7 year old?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by titaniummd, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. titaniummd

    titaniummd WiiChat Member

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    I bought a Nintendo Wii for my 7 year old's birthday. She has a Nintendo DS (plays Pokemon and Nintendogs).

    Is this system appropriate for her? Or should I return it?
     
  2. pepsilover

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    o dont return it there are tonez of games that are kid aproperate and kids love...like mario party thats a blast a fun time ...and like wario ware and carival games ..donkie knog ... just be sure to watch the rating of the gamme as you whould with the ds ..the wii is for everone ...espessial kids
     
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    It is definitely appropriate for a seven year old. In fact, I would say this might be the best system of all time for younger kids. You can keep them active by playing wii sports and there are quite a few games that she might like. I recommend ExciteTruck, Warioware, and Rayman: Raving Rabbits.


    Edit: Like the poster above, Make sure the rating is E on the cover. That's the only rating appropriate for 7 year olds. (All 3 of the games I listed are)
     
  4. Z3wpk

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    and im sure you will fall in love with it too man its awesome :)
     
  5. laurie_lu

    laurie_lu WiiChat Member

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    The Wii is very appropriate for a 7 year old. My daughter is 7 and she loves our Wii. I love the fact it improves her hand/eye coordination and gets her off the couch and has her up moving around.
     
  6. Dal

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    Yeah, just don't give her games like Resi Evil 4, or even Mario Strikers. *cough*Waluigi's crotch-chop*cough*
     
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    My cousin Paul is 10 and he's still a dumbass with the Wii, maybe because he is a dumbass, but he chews the Wiimote and doesn't really get what the hell he has to do. My cousin Jamie, who is 5, gets the game much better but his reactions are slower, he'll grow up to be more intelligent than Paul but still uses the Wiimote inappropriately, like "HEY, LET'S OVERARM BOWL."
     
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    i recomend warioware:smooth moves, excite truck,LOZ:TP, and resident evil 4 (lol, jk)
     
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    Well, make sure you supervise your child during gameplay, my 5 year old cousin hurt his head on a table playing Wii Sports and he had to get stiches, just make sure they have plenty of space to move around and it's great for kids.
     
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    Yes, a Wii is perfectly appropriate for a 7 year old. Just use common sense and keep her away from inappropriate games. Make sure she is always wearing the Wii Remote wrist strap so she does not hurt herself. I would suggest the following games:

    You said she plays Pokemon on her DS, I suggest Pokemon Battle Revolution.
    Mario Party 8 is a great party games for young kids.
     
  11. Sovieto

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    more than appropriate....rofl
     
  12. masonb15

    masonb15 Flawless Victory

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    My sister is 9 years old (close enough right?) and she loves the Wii. Her favorite games are Wii Sports, Mario Party 8 (I hate that game but whatever), and Wario Ware Smooth Moves. Mario Strikers might be a bit too challenging for her though and Waluigi has that weird thing that he does. Also if she is like my sister she will enjoy the whole High School "Musuckal" game that was supposed to be coming out soon.
     
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    ugh god tell me about it
     
  14. wario2ooo

    wario2ooo vote for me....Wario!

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    or buy super monkey ball
     
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    you know that is a fun game
     
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    Super Monkey Ball was actually rated one of the most difficult games of all time. (I think it was like seven or something) So.. the story mode might be a little difficult but some of the mini games are real nice. (Others though...others..they aren't so great.)
     
  17. KrisKhaos

    KrisKhaos Retro Gamer

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    Supervising your young children is always recommended, however it is a perfect system for them to be apart of. Not only does it keep them active to some degree, but games like Big Brain Academy keeps them from being mentally lazy as well. (A problem with my own children, however is actually decreasing since this game promotes rapid thought and requires continual brain usage to play. Amazing what simple puzzles can achieve. :) )

    As suggested earlier make sure there is plenty of space, and alway encourage that they don't crowd the television either. When we first got the system and they was permitted to play, I gave them a lecture about the importance of using the strap and securing it properly, as well as shown them screen shots from this site www.wiidamage.com if they don't wear and use it properly.

    After time you may feel comfortable about them playing unsupervised, however I recommend you use the parental settings on the Wii to insure the children's friends don't bring over inappropriate game titles like Manhunt 2. There is an option to assign the highest ESRB rating the system will play without the parental pin number, and may help give you piece of mind.

    Something else, you may find yourself playing it as much or more than your children, as this really is a social game system. Keep that in mind, as you may find yourself playing it almost as often as your 7 year old. :)
     
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  18. laurie_lu

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    OMG!! I'm showing that link to my kids as well. I've read the stories but have never actually seen pics of those accidents.
     
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    The Wii wsa creates as to support all age groups and just about everything else under the sun.

    If wish to protect her from possible mature content you can always password protect content on your Wii, visit Wii Settings.
     
  20. FRuMMaGe

    FRuMMaGe Waluigi's #1 Fan!

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    Yay Waluigi! He should have been the final boss in Halo 3 :lol:
     

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