Top 10 Nintendo Wii injuries

Top 10 Nintendo Wii injuriesBy David Jenkins

15/10/2015Games

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The Wii U might have been out for a while, but Nintendo’s original Wii still holds a special place in our hearts. It also holds a special place in the hearts (and eyes, knees, hamstrings, teeth…) of these unfortunate Nintendo lovers. Put the ambulance on speed dial, it’s time to play Wii!

 

 

 

10. Black eyes

Black eyes

An American gamer accidentally gave his girlfriend a black eye

An American gamer accidentally gave his girlfriend a black eye when she made the grave mistake of walking behind him while he was taking on a Poe in Twilight Princess. That Master Sword is so much more dangerous than it looks!

 9. Dislocated knees

Dislocated knees

She spent the night at hospital and was completely immobilised for weeks

A New Yorker was happily playing baseball on Wii Sports when, on swinging at the second pitch, her knee popped out of place. She spent the night at hospital and was completely immobilised for weeks. KNEE-dless to say, she lost the game (sorry).

8. Cut hands

Cut hands

Danish man cut his hand to shreds when he went for a big shot

Tennis again! While playing a rather vigorous game on Wii Sports, an overly competitive Danish man cut his hand to shreds when he went for a big shot and put his hand straight through the glass chandelier hanging above him. Talk about a smash!

7. Damaged hamstrings

Damaged hamstrings

Bowling is hardly a strenuous sport

Bowling is hardly a strenuous sport. However bowling on a Wii is clearly a very different game. It proved too much for an American woman who managed to hurt her bum and pull a hamstring while trying to get herself just one more strike on the popular Wii Sports game. Remember kids, whatever the sport, always warm up.

6. Sleep deprivation

Sleep deprivation

That’s some dangerous levels of dedication right there

A Parisian teenager reportedly went without sleep for four days during a marathon session on the first person shooter Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. That’s some dangerous levels of dedication right there. We wonder what Samus would have had to say?

5. Missing teeth

Missing teeth

A young boy from Liverpool knocked his sister's front teeth out when teeing off in a game of Wii Sports golf

A young boy from Liverpool knocked his sister's front teeth out when teeing off in a game of Wii Sports golf. If he had swung a bit higher he could have got a bogey.

4. Wallet pains

Wallet pains

We wonder if you can get a refund on a TV when there’s a Wii remote embedded in the screen?

Every time you put a game into the Wii it explicitly tells you to ensure that you’re wearing the Wii remote's wrist strap. A Bristol man neglected this advice at considerable cost when he destroyed his 52” plasma TV after a particularly aggressive golf swing. We wonder if you can get a refund on a TV when there’s a Wii remote embedded in the screen?

3. Fear

Fear

The funny thing is, it isn’t even a scary game…

An Australian man living in East London once claimed to be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder brought on by playing Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles. The funny thing is, it isn’t even a scary game… Not like the first Resident Evil. Now THAT one was terrifying!

2. Wrist strains

Wrist strains

All that hand wiggling that Rayman Raving Rabbids makes us do is tiring stuff!

There have been way too many reports of wrist injuries caused by Wii remotes to count. And we’re not surprised. All that hand wiggling that Rayman Raving Rabbids makes us do is tiring stuff!

1. Heartache 

Heartache

He claimed he was being neglected due to her addiction to Super Mario Galaxy

And finally, a girl was reportedly dumped by her fiancé. He claimed he was being neglected due to her addiction to Super Mario Galaxy. Mind you, if you’ve ever played it you’ll totally understand… Getting all those shines is just way too addictive!

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