Summary: I had no idea what to expect after all the bad reviews for this product. I did have some initial trouble going through the calibration. I ended up turning down the lighting and replacing the batteries and it immediately calibrated for me. Im not sure which of those did it but I was excited to begin the tutorials. I had a 20 year skateboarding career so i was interested to play a skateboarding game that utilized something besides the WII balance board! This game is great.
Summary: My almost 8 year old opened this from Santa this morning, had it calibrated in about 2 minutes, and he's been shredding for about an hour now. He loves it! Bought it on the deal of the day for $9.99 a couple months ago, and figured if it didn't work we could just blame it on elf mischief. Best $10 gift ever!
Summary: THIS GAME IS PERFECT FOR OFF SEASON PRACTICE. WE USED THIS GAME TO PRACTICE OUR STREET MOVES AND SNOWBOARD MOVES. IT'S VERY CLOSE TO THE REAL THING. SOME OF THE TRICKS ARE A BIT UNREAL BUT GOT THE MOST PART THE OLLIES, FLIPS AND SHOVE ITS ARE THE REAL THING. WE DO GO A BIT OVERBOARD WISH CAN CAUSE SOME DAMAGED IN THE HOUSE SO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE PLENTY OF ROOM IF YOU ARE TRYING TO DO THE TRICKS FOR REAL.
Fun Game, ZERO Issues, Plays Right Out of the Box!
Daniel Burke, Amazon
30 September 2011
Summary: Yeah, I'm not sure what's up with the hardware issues others are having, but either they fixed the problem or I got lucky and got one of the good ones. The board calibrates right away (well, it takes a *little* time, you have to do four sensors/tilt directions etc.) and you're off to the races.
Summary: After reading the reviews I was a little nervous about buying this game for my son. His friend has the game and hasn't had any problems with it so I took a chance. It was really easy to set up and my kids love playing on it. I'm not sure why people are having so many problems with it. My 10 year old daughter had it working within 15 mins.
Summary: We bought this for our 8 yr old and we usually look at reviews before we buy but took a chance and we were suprised by all the bad reviews. We opened the box and started the set up and calibration. I would recomend the following. Use a new set of AA, make sure the square sensor is in the front. This will require turning the wii sideways. I set the board on our ottaman.
Summary: I used the original batteries that came with the product and I didn't have to move any furniture. The first step of calibration has you lay the board flat on the ground and it does its detection. The first 2 attempts for step 1 failed for me. My wii is about 2.5 ft off the ground so I set the board on my ottoman which now puts the wii only 1 ft higher than the board. I also made sure there was a direct line of sight between the board and the usb sensor.
Summary: I read the reviews of everybody having problems w/ this board controller. I guess I lucked out, I set it up w/ my 7 year old son. I read the instructions and he did what I read. And walaaaa! It's been working great. Only took us a minute. We've only been playing for 2 days but so far so good. He loves it, and I love the music!