A Wii is a horse, of course, of course

If you can box, bowl, play tennis, or even cheerlead vicariously with your Wii, why not go horseback riding!  Yes, the always-playful folks at Nintendo have filed a patent for an inflatable riding device that many health-club veterans will instantly recognize as a repurposed BOSU with a Wii remote and nunchuck attached.

Ride 'em... Bill Murray?

Ride 'em, Wiiboy!

A much better model.

A much better model.

Nintendo also filed a patent for a Wii bike attachment, but this “Horsu” has so much more gaming potential: pretend you’re riding a camel, or llama, or unicorn, or Yoshi, or combine it with Guitar Hero and rock out in more ways than one.  (Thanks to Sarah, the GH-on-BOSU queen!)

Obligatory Jillian Michaels mention:  Jillian Michaels needs to include this peripheral in her next Wii workout game.  It won’t make it any worse.


Posted on September 8, 2009, in Exergaming and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: