He loved it. A little too much. He insisted on being called Mario, and Luca, Luigi. Fine around the house, less so in the supermarket, especially when I’m answering to Peaches.
It was becoming a little obsessional. I nearly crashed the car after a scream from the back-seat of,
“Daddy, watch out! ….. Lava!”
My solution? Pretend the DS was broken and send it back to the factory for repair. See, this is my new easy-life parenting technique. Always the good cop. The bad cops, a string of imaginary characters that now included Mr Nintendo. Oh, and Janet, obviously.
For a week he was relentless.
“Where’s my DS? Where is this Nintendo factory? Has he fixed it yet? Why hasn’t he fixed it? Ring him, NOW!”
So I did. Often. I would pretend to ring Mr Nintendo to see where he was up to, and then tell him off for taking so long. Such is my lack of adult interaction as a stay at home dad that we even became friends. The calls would last far longer than was necessary. I once shushed the boys so I could hear how Mrs Nintendo’s operation had gone?
A couple of weeks later I received an email asking if I’d like to review the new Nintendo Wii U and their LEGO City Undercover Pack.
So I made one last call to Mr Nintendo and insisted that he send Sonny something by way of an apology for not fixing his DS. Do you see what I did? I scored untold daddy points by pretending to be stern with an imaginary factory boss. Put down in writing I can now see just how pitiful that is.
The Wii U arrived the same weekend as my nephew was visiting, so I asked him if he’d post his own review. This is what he said…
the wii u is an enticing product with its handheld device ,which can be used for playing games and downloading applications .
The wii u is probably more of a 1 player game but consist of good games ,you can use the old wii controls for multiplayer games .
The wii u is a mix between the tablet and the wii ,it is a big control but still little kids can still reach the controls. It’s not for toddlers because they can chuck the control with such force .its a fierce competitor for the video gaming market . Sony and Microsoft will try to improve their products so they can stay with the pace that Nintendo are setting . Ben Yang – Aged 11.