Controlling Eyeshield 21 on the Wii

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Electronic Arts gets credit for making the first football game on the Wii. However, Madden NFL 2007 never came out for the Wii in Japan, so Nintendo is getting the first shot at bringing the genre to Japan with Eyeshield 21. Here is a little bit on how the motion controls are going to work in the game.

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To pass the ball players point to the character they want to pass to. Then a meter shows up on screen and the player has to move the remote down at the right time. Finally, the pass can be caught by pressing the A button.



When you have the ball you can shake the remote to juke and dodge a charging defensive player.


Defensive line

To push the opponent’s line forward you have to shake the remote. See the blue and red bar in the center of the screen that determines how successful you are at pushing the line.



To kick the ball for a field goal or at kickoff you fling the remote up.


Special moves

Here is where Eyeshield 21 differentiates itself from simulation games like Madden. Characters can do special moves by pressing the B button


I’m not really into the Eyeshield 21 series, so I’m teetering on picking this up next month or not. So Siliconera readers do you want to hear more about this? Convince me to get this or not get this.

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