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Unboxing of the Mario & Luigi Wii Remotes [VIDEO]

A few weeks ago during a Nintendo Direct, Nintendo showed off brand new Wii Remotes that are colored in Mario & Luigi livery. Until now we’ve just seen press release images of them and after watching the above unboxing, that simply doesn’t do these magnificent controllers justice.

These have been available for a few weeks now and retail for $39.99. If you can’t find them at your local shop, Amazon is selling both Mario & Luigi remotes.

What do you think of the controllers? Let us know!

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  • jreed3842

    Wow! I really want the Luigi one. I already have a red, blue, black, and white one… It’d totally replace my white wiimote with the Luigi one! Haha.

  • Simon Stevens

    Gonna be buying these for my lil un :) he’s gonna go crazy for it

  • Victor O

    There is one major problem with these controllers that nobody is talking about. Aside from the fact that WiiU is going to die, Iwata is the devil, the Xbone 720 is the greatest system ever, and PS3+ is going to be #1…there’s one problem. Who would ever want to play with these? They are way too cool to even be taken out of the box, much less used.

    Hard to not want to buy these now at full price.

    • Ducked

      Xbone 720? Are you living in 2005?

    • Joey

      Who says Wii U going to die, Xbox One sucks and PS3 is not #1 but still a nice console as i have one. Depends what games you want to play. i ordered those cool remotes and is not much less used.

      • Victor O

        I was being tongue-in-cheek, hence my references to Xbone 720 and PS3+. I think these controllers are awesome, but I would have trouble wanting to use them because they are so stunning.

    • wiiant

      Easy guys, it’s called sarcasm. I thought it was pretty good.

  • Makakilo_Man

    Amazing idea. Brilliant. They should create DK, Zelda, Metroid and all other Nintendo franchise controllers

    • Ducked

      Like Kirby and Yoshi!

      • Makakilo_Man

        Maybe create a bad guy line. With Wario and Bowser.

        • Ducked

          Villains would be cool too. I could see Wario, Bowser, and maybe Walugi.

          • Makakilo_Man

            How about a villians 4 set. Bowser, Wario, Ganon, K.Rool?

            Goomba’s and Dry Bones would be cool too. Man I’m getting too excited for all of this.

          • Ducked

            And Donnor, and Blitzen, and Dasher, and Prancer, and….wait what am I saying? lol.

          • andrewjcole

            Mickey and Elmo and Frodo…

        • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

          I would love to see Wario and Bowser controllers. Those two have unique color schemes that would be really interesting.

        • Mipaol80

          The Bowser one should be a Wii U Gamepad, he is pretty big after all.

          • Jacob D. Taylor

            Haha right?

        • mch

          I want a Nabbit-mote

      • Matthew Stapleton

        I’d say the pink Wiimote could be considered an “unofficial” Kirby Wiimote lol.

        • Ducked

          Yeah, but without Kirby on it, it feels rather girly

          • Matthew Stapleton

            Well you’ve got me there.

    • GuardiansFan

      i don’t need a new controller…i was on the fence about getting just the mario one…now i want both. thanks a lot guys.

    • YogiGRB

      The Zelda one already exist, i got one included with the skyward sword game

      :-D

      edit: gonna get the Luigi version

  • CMB

    I really wish they did pro controllers, I already have enough wiimotes any way :

    • C4

      Me too :)

      I’d take a blue one with Mario Kart design (the “8” logo is blue), dark red for Smash, Yellow for DK and who knows which color for X the current logo is red (unless that game heavily uses the GamePad?) …

    • Ducked

      Couldn’t agree more, it seems like they’ve abandoned it :(

      • Shota

        dont lose hope pal. Maybe mario kart 8 or smash bros will have their own version of the pro controllers. Or even the new zelda U! Golden pro controller with shiny triforce somewhere in the middle………MUST HAVE!

        • YogiGRB

          already exist, i have the golden one with a triforce one it

          :D

  • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

    I was thinking of getting these to add to the blue and pink one (blue for me and pink for the wife) so I have some when friends and family come over. Now if they made a Link and Princess Zelda one I would buy them in an instant but probably never use them and keep them in their packaging.

    I had a Gold WiiMote and Nunchuck that my wife’s younger cousin stole (even though he will never admit it). These would be a good addition to that.

  • Ducked

    These controllers look even better then I expected. I’ll buy these in the future once I actually have money to throw around again.

    • Nate

      Same here. A lot nicer looking than I expected. Hopefully they are still around when I need some new controllers.

    • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

      I thought the same thing

  • Miguel Angel Barrueta Hernánde

    i want one!

  • BIG Franky

    damn…. I could’ve cared less about these until I saw this. I still wont get them because I already have 4 different colored wii remotes and will have a fifth upon the purchase of Wii Party U, so I don’t know what I would do with all of these, but for someone that is new to the system… these are awesome and a must buy.

  • Josiah Parsons

    I think they need Peach Pink and Toad Blue to go with 3D World.

  • steve

    i feel like the brown was more so there for their boots and not hair… anyone else think that?

  • Joey

    I ordered mine yesterday finally, i cannot wait as they look awesome to continued playing Super Luigi U and to play Super Mario 3D World which i am pre-ordering.

  • Tra Allen

    What about nunchucks. Regular ones will look terrible with them

    • Joey

      The black nunchucks looks fine with them, maybe someday they will make other colors who knows…

      • BIG Franky

        yeah I have 4 different colored remotes and I use either white or black nunchuks…. (though I do have a matching red remote/nunchuk from the super Mario wii we used to have)… but still, point is matching nunchuks don’t matter… nobody cares.

        • Joey

          Really, i did not know they made one in red and guess what i found one on ebay gonna get one, thanks :)

  • Jack5221

    I wish there was some matching Nunchuks to go with them. :/

    • Lord Tywin

      Right! But at least the black Nunchuk matches nicely.

  • Merrfn

    When is the Europe release?

    • Josh

      November 7

      • Merrfn

        Then I will be sure to head down to my game store on November 7th.

  • hahahero

    These are definitely the slickest wii remotes I’ve seen. Had a couple BestBuy gift cards about to expire so I ended up using them on the Luigi one.Should arrive here tomorrow!

  • Jacob D. Taylor

    These look alot better than I had anticipated. I wasn’t interested but now, I really want to get them both! Now, there are ALOT of Mario and Zelda themed collector’s stuff but I really want a Wiimote that mimicks Samus’s arm cannon. Now that would be a remote for me!

  • bizzy gie

    I want that 3DS case.

  • Entropyguy

    Those look beautiful!

  • andrewjcole

    We just need some themed Nunchuks. I have two and they’ve both been acting up lately.

  • Lord Tywin

    Whoa, the A button’s no longer transparent!

  • slade6alpha

    I may pick one of these up… which one? Year of….

    • Brandon Olson

      Both! GET BOTH!

  • Elitepwnsface

    So they are discontinuing the wii but came out with these? I don’t get it. Why not pro-controllers?

  • oman

    will be getting these, would love to see others made !

  • The True Gamer

    I’m sad when I remember that the Wii u still uses Wii motes.

  • ATherohatch

    I really want one but i think £39.99 is a bit steep, plus i still need to buy a Pro controller as playing zelda on the gamepad feels weird… the analog sticks feel too far away.

  • farrellbr

    I am going to get them

  • farrellbr

    Pro Controller

  • Jelle Knibbe

    How, and I honestly mean HOW do those things retail at 40 dollars, while they’re 50 euros here in Holland? Even 40 euros would be a rip-off, as €1 = >$1, but 10 euros more than dollars? Y U NO DO CALCULATE?

  • Guest

    I just got back from fred meyer’s!! Me and my bro got these two beauties!!! SO EXCITED!!! ^-^

  • Jeffrey Debris

    Since I have 2 motion plus controllers now, I might just get these two as well :D

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  • Sami Rautio

    occuluss riift is so freaking amazing! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-VR-fddXoo

  • Cold Heat

    I didn’t see any actual unboxing?

  • Razo_E

    Bought the Luigi one. Love it! I didn’t expect the silicone sleeve, but it was a welcomed bonus. Although every other controller I’ve bought has the sleeve, I just completely forgot.

  • Wiiluigi

    Those are really nice!!!!!! Now I’m thinking about picking these up.