The Nunchuck builds on the simplicity of the Wii Remote and goes an
extra step to meet the needs of specific types of games. The
Nunchuk connects to the Wii Remote at its expansion port and is
used in conjunction with the Wii Remote.
The Wii Remote is equally comfortable in right and left hands and
houses just the right number of buttons for gaming- not so many
that new players will get confused, but enough so that Wii games
don't feel constrained. On the face of the remote are the D (or
"plus") pad, a large "A" button which is used for major on-screen
actions, and two small options buttons. Between the game buttons
are a plus and minus buttons (which often act as "forwards" and
"back"), as well as a "Home" button to engage the Wii home screen
to change settings or check remote battery levels. On the back side
of the controller is a trigger-like "B" button, perfect for timing
releases of a bowling roll in Wii Sports.