Thursday, July 24, 2008
Million Dollar Wii Baby
Now we've got Wii-fever in the house. Specifically, boxing rage.
While on vacation, we happened to visit an acquaintance at whose house M was given the chance to try out a round of boxing on their Wii. "Watch out, it is a tough game to master", she was warned, to no avail. She kept punching with the rapidity and lightness of a Mini-Mohammed Ali and breezed through 3 rounds with immediate KOs in no less than 5 of the fights. We watched, jaws dropping, as she waved her arms in triumph, screaming "I won, I won!!!" in her high-pitched voice.
Today, we walked into the local Sears for a 'casual' window shopping trip, and walked out about $330 poorer, Wii and accessories in precious plastic bag- Indulgent Dad had been ground to dust by the pleadings of the Mini-M and the Macro-S.
I went out for a walk after we got home, feeling rather uneasy after the greasy Chinese takeout, followed by a largish mint chocolate chip sundae that had precisely 3 tiny mouthfuls taken out of it. The Wii-ers were glued to the installation and instruction manual. I half anticipated that a boxing match would start before my return.
Dulcet strains of Muzak were still emanating from the family room when I got back. That's hardly like the roar of boxing spectators, I thought. But the whole room exploded in laughter and raucous giggles, as I peeked inside to see them creating their Mii characters to represent them onscreen. M had already picked out a pigtailed look for hers. S was struggling with the appropriate shape and position of his glasses- finally going in for the tip-of-the-nose (yes, there's a button for that!) position, and a thin budding moustache that he isn't averse to depicting, even as he gets ragged about it by his friends.
The Mii creation completed, M and S faced off in their first boxing match. "Ee-ee-ee-ya-ee-ee-ee!!!". Pint-sized as M was, she still managed to KO S twice in three rounds. This kid is lethal, I tell ya!
Now if only we could have a Million dollar Wii boxing match, she might make the kind of prize money we can only dream of!