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Long time 360 gamer, just picked up a Wii this wiikend. Overall I'm very happy. I notice the games are pretty hit and miss, but the good games are very good. Hoping that someone will answer a few noobie questions:


My girlfriend and I are playing through Lego Indiana Jones. It's really fun. Can anyone suggest the top 2-player co-op games for Wii? We really like playing together, not against one another (cause I'm generally better at games than her almost 100% of the time).


Now, after the ol' lady goes to bed I'm a bit of a shooter fan. I'm playing MOH Heroes 2 tonight. It's quite fun, but I can't help but think it would be better with a gun. I looked around and there's a few models out there (Nintendo and 3rd party brands). Can anyone who's really into shooters suggest the best gun casing to buy for my Wiimote (best meaning ergonomically, and accuracy when playing)?


SD Memory - I'm going to pick a 2GB or 4GB SD card up. What is the optimal size memory card to use for the Wii? Is 2 enough or should I get the 4gb? Are there any brand/type compatibility issues I should be aware of?


Component cables - I bought the I-con component cable pack for the Wii at Best Buy. They're alright, but there some faint diagonal lines on the screen visible when the screen is all black (usually a couple seconds at a time only, so it's not a huge deal, but I do want the best picture possible). Is this normal, or should I be looking for a better set of cables? I ask because I haven't actually looked at an SD signal on my plasma in a couple of years. So, I can't remember what's normal and what's not with 480p.


Thanks in advance! Lovin' the Wii....
 

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1. Best 2 player games.

Well you obviously have Wii Sports, and the next best thing to that would be Wii Play... and you get an extra wiimote when you buy it. Mario Galaxy is actually sort of fun with 2 players, one being the star collector/shooter. Mario Cart is another give in as is Super Smash Bros. There's a slew of WiiWare games coming out that support 2 players now as well.


2. The gun.

They offer a few, but the standard Nintendo gun housing. If you buy that, I think you can still get it for $19 dollars and it comes with Link's Crossbow Training game. If yer looking for another shell, like a handgun, you can try Deal Extreme . They have a few weird shells.


3. Component cables

I'd go for the Nintendo brand yet again. I have a set that connects to the Wii, PS2, and 360 that work well, but I have to unplug one to use the other. Going for the brand name always works.
 

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I think the general concensus is that the Nyko Perfect Shot is the best zapper, and the monoprice cables are the best component cables for the price. I don't think I've ever heard anyone complain about either of these items, and the monoprice cables can usually be bought for ~$10.
 

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About the SD cards, the Wii doesn't seem to support SDHC cards, so that limits you to 2GB for the most part. Certain non-SDHC 4GB+ cards might work, but I'm not sure. In any case, unless you're planning on downloading a lot of VC games (or Guitar Hero IV DLC to come), 2GB will serve you well enough anyway.


Frankly, though they're certainly cheap enough these days, you're probably okay holding off on an SD card for now and just picking one up if it turns out you need one. I've had a Wii since launch and the only thing on my 2GB card are MP3s for use in ExciteTruck.
 

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"Trauma Center: New Blood" is a good two-player co-op game.

Dr. Mario (on Wii-ware) is not co-operative but you can adjust the difficulty level of each player to even things up.
 

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Boom Blox cooperative or competitive is a great game!!
 

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AS to the SD issue...yeah, 2GB is the current limit, nothing larger.


Would not be surprised, though, if part of Nintendo's upcoming "storage solution" might involve bumping up the Wii's SD capabilities to accept larger cards (and maybe read directly off of, if possible).
 

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Thanks. I went to a local computer shop and picked up a Patriot 2gb SD (non-SDHC) card for $10, popped it in and it seems to work.


Good tip on Boom Blox and Trauma Centre: New Blood. I bought both of them today on eBay as well as Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Wii Play.


I'll be picking up a couple of the Nyko Perfect Shots as well as Wii Fit from my local EB Games once Wii Fit is in stock (they've got my name on a wait list).


I ordered a set of monoprice Wii component cables too.


Thanks again for the great tips!
 
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