TV shows are being made into video games at an alarming rate, and the unique wand and balance-board controllers of the Nintendo Wii have opened the doors for some innovative new gameplay. For instance, the Wii remote can be used to cut and mix ingredients in the game version Iron Chef America and the balance board brings the Wii's fitness angle to The Biggest Loser. Now we're hearing that the board will be used to let you walk down the runway in the game version of Project Runway, and we can only imagine that the wand will be used to sew, drape or hurl things at the other designers. Here are some Wii games we'd like to see based on our favorite shows -- some of which are already in the works.
The Wiimote and balance board will be used simultaneously on the level where you have to re-enact Beyonce's choreography for "Single Ladies" and then kick a field goal. The Wiimote will also be used for throwing Slushees at Rachel.
In the Fringe game, you're actually a shape-shifter from an alternate dimension, with mercury in your blood, and whenever you want to chug the contents of a handful of thermometers, you mime it with the Wiimote. The balance board can be used to simulate kicking Olivia in the stomach repeatedly.
We don't know what system it will be on yet, but if the planned Mad Men game turns up on the Wii, we hope we'll be able to use the Wand controller to pantomime smoking a cigar or drinking from a highball glass and the balance board to pretend we're riding around the office on a lawnmower.
The staking of vampires is a logical use of the Wiimote for this in-the-works game, but the question is, what to do with the balance board? Let's see... besides killing, what do people do to each other on True Blood that could be simulated by a rhythmic rocking motion? This game may need to be rated VM for Very Mature.
Why there isn't already a Dollhouse game where you alternate relaxing balance board yoga with the Wiimote-whipping of people via your Topher-programmed dominatrix alter ego, we have no idea.
How I Met Your Mother
Hold the Wiimote upright and step onto the balance board, and your onscreen Ted Mosby avatar wanders Manhattan with his yellow umbrella, searching for his future wife. Unfortunately, he never finds her, which means the game does not end.
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