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Review: WiimoteSkins

by Mickey DeLorenzoDecember 26, 2006

Modding skills not up to par? Don’t feel like dissecting your controller to make it look like an 8-bit NES controller, have no fear WiimoteSkins.com has released a whole bunch of very carefully designed skins that fit the Wiimote like a glove.

When I first heard about “stickers” for my Wiimote or console I was immediately put off, I didn’t want to have to scrap a sticker off a month later after I decided I didn’t want it or wanted a new skin. Luckily, WiiSkins are amazing. I was able to tryout 4 different skins on one Wiimote. They went on perfectly, no bubbles, no rough edges, and no re-aligning. The skin itself has a smooth glossy top that feels just like the Wiimote without a skin, so you don’t feel like you have a sticker on your Wiimote, which I was concerned about. I was able to peel off the skin and put it back in it’s set without damaging it at all.

My favorite is the 8-bit skin, it looks exactly like the NES controller especially when you’re holding it horizontally. When playing a Virtual Console game with it, I glanced down and it really felt like the real thing. The design on this one is flawless. The Master Sword skin is definitely runner up, I played a little bit of Zelda with it and I have to say just seeing a sword like handle in your hand gives you another level of immersion into the game. Great design on this one. All the other designs are great, but don’t play on the Wiimotes design (sword/NES controller) as much. I have a link at the bottom to all of the other designs.

Currently there are 14 designs available, but they have told me that they should have 20-30 by January 1st, 2006. WiimoteSkins.com is looking to have full system skins available shortly after the new year. They are also working on a Mii skin setup where you can upload your Mii picture and get a custom skin with your own Mii and name.

For 4.99$ this is a great way to give your Wiimote a custom look, sure as hell beats taking the controller apart and trying to paint it.

Great product, would definately reccomend

View all the designs and order here

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10 Comments
  • Dan
    December 26, 2006 at 9:16 pm

    how do these compare to the skins at decalgirl? I am still undecided on which to get

  • Dan
    December 27, 2006 at 4:16 am

    how do these compare to the skins at decalgirl? I am still undecided on which to get

  • hey_suburbia
    December 27, 2006 at 4:04 pm

    I have not had a chance to try out decal girl yet, all I can tell you is that these worked really well. I wasn’t expecting them to lay so nicely on the controller.

  • hey_suburbia
    December 27, 2006 at 9:04 am

    I have not had a chance to try out decal girl yet, all I can tell you is that these worked really well. I wasn’t expecting them to lay so nicely on the controller.

  • nick
    February 17, 2007 at 10:54 pm

    are they good for protecting the controller and preventing slipping, like the gloves?

  • nick
    February 17, 2007 at 3:54 pm

    are they good for protecting the controller and preventing slipping, like the gloves?

  • g2
    May 30, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Lulz I’m seeing this 2 years after its creation…
    Whateer, the site is closed now :(
    I made wiimote designs for that website, and I wanted to know if somebody knows where to find its creator 😀 thanks

  • g2
    May 30, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Lulz I’m seeing this 2 years after its creation…
    Whateer, the site is closed now :(
    I made wiimote designs for that website, and I wanted to know if somebody knows where to find its creator 😀 thanks

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