Big Buck Hunter® Pro: Now Available for Wii!
Do you have what it takes to be the next hunter hero? Well try your luck at the brand new Big Buck Hunter® Pro game on the Nintendo Wii. The Wii version takes all of the excitement of the arcade hit and brings it to your home. Experience the same game play from the classic arcade game right on your TV!
Aim and shoot your way through the wilderness of North America to pull in the big game for all of the braggin' rights. Bag the critters for bonus points! Perfect your sharp shooting skills against fowl, Pappy's Moonshine Jugs, and Martians in 15 fast paced bonus games, all straight out of the arcade classic.
Hunt all 5 of the original Big Buck Hunter® Pro animals from the comfort of your own home! Play solo, head to head, or with up to 4 people.
Contact Jakks Pacific with any questions/comments regarding Big Buck Hunter® Pro for Nintendo Wii.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Big Buck Hunter Pro Wii?
Big Buck Hunter Pro Wii is the officially licensed Big Buck Hunter Pro game for play on Nintendo Wii consoles from JAKKS Pacific, Crave and Play Mechanix! Big Buck Hunter Pro Wii offers authentic 'pump & shoot' shotgun action with its officially licensed Big Buck Hunter shotgun peripheral!
Where can I get Big Buck Hunter Wii?
Participating retailers include Target, Best Buy, Toys R Us and more!
Is the game available outside the US/Canada? What about a PAL version?
Currently Big Buck Hunter Pro Wii is only approved by Nintendo for sale in the US and Canada in NTSC format. If demand is strong enough, the game maybe released in other regions, so if you live outside the US or Canada and would like to see Big Buck Hunter Pro Wii come to your region, be sure to let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org!
What animals can I hunt in Big Buck Hunter Wii?
Big Buck Hunter Wii includes 5 Hunting Adventures: Whitetail Deer, Bighorn Sheep, Moose, Elk, Antelope.
What about bonus games?
Big Buck Hunter Wii includes 15 bonus mini-games straight from the Arcade original.
Can I play it with my friends?
Big Buck Hunter Wii supports both 1-4 player turn-based play and 2 player simultaneous Shootout play.
What about online play?
Big Buck Hunter Wii does not support online play.
Why can't I aim using the sites on my 'pump & shoot' shotgun peripheral?
Big Buck Hunter Wii does not support direct 'down the barrel' aiming like in the Arcade game. There is a technical explanation for this but the simple version is that the Wii does not support the kind of pin-point accuracy which make aiming with the rifle sites possible on the Arcade version of Big Buck Hunter. Instead you aim with the onscreen cursor and may hold the Wii Remote and/or 'pump & shoot' peripheral however is comfortable for you.
No really, why can't I aim down the sites?
Without getting overly technical, the traditional 'light gun' technology used by the NES Zapper Gun and older Arcade cabinets relies heavily upon the internal workings and timings of Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) televisions and is fundamentally incompatible with modern LCD and LED screen techonologies. Technologies do exist to match the accuracy of these older light gun systems on LCD and LED televisions, however they are complex, expensive and difficult to setup. We know, as Play Mechanix has developed and uses such a system to deliver pin-point accuracy on our Deluxe (widescreen LCD) and Super Deluxe (projector based) arcade products. The Nintendo Wii uses a similar but dramatically simplified and cost reduced technology. Hence, while the Wii Remote and Wii Sensor Bar arrangement does provide fantastic accuracy for a $40 mass market product, it does not offer the level of percision needed for the 'down-the-barrel' aiming style featured in Play Mechanix's acrade titles.
I am having trouble aiming, is there anything I can do to improve my accuracy?
Try these steps:
Make sure the Wii Sensor Bar is positioned as close to your television as possible and that the Wii System is properly configured for the location of the Sensor Bar (ie. above or below the TV). For more information on how to setup your Wii System and Sensor Bar see:
Adjust the 'Pointer Speed' setting available from the 'Options' menu in the game. A higher pointer speed will make the aiming cursor move faster as you move the Wii Remote. A lower pointer speed will make the aiming cursor move slower as you move the Wii Remote. In general, higher speeds work best when standing further away from the Sensor Bar and lower speeds work best when standing closer the Sensor Bar. Additionally, slower speeds generally work better for larger televisions and higher speeds generally work better for smaller television sets. You may need to experiment with different speeds to find the setting works best for you.