Play Games On Your Phone With A Wiimote Using Wiimote Controller

Something pretty cool is brewing up on the XDA scene. Forum user ‘pikipirs‘ has been working on his Wiimote compatibility (Wiimote Controller) app for quite some time, now, and he’s put the project in alpha status. What you get is a working bridge between your Nintendo Wii Remote (minus the nunchuck) and your phone (if it’s supported).

He demoed Donkey Kong Country running on a Google Nexus One. The setup seemed fairly straight forward, too, so it doesn’t look like you’ll need to do anything too weird to get this up and running. You can find the app in the market, but be sure to take a gander at the post on XDA to see if there are any issues with your device (after a quick skim, it looks like most Sense-enabled – and most HTC devices, for that matter – are not going to play nicely with it, right now).

Hopefully, compatibility and stability becomes a non-issue as the project goes through the rest of its Alpha stage, into beta, and finally with its first stable release. Be sure to search “Wiimote” on the market to see some other different apps available that provide this functionality, as well: choice has never been a bad thing. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to see if I can get this thing working with my Wiimote and a T-Mobile G1.

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  • Legion

    Incredible + Wiimote + Tvout FTW…….soon hopefully….

  • jordan

    What Nintendo 64 emulator is he using?

  • Aaron

    Quick Question, so if i were to use a wii-remote for this can i connect the classic wii-controller that connects to the wii remote on the knob-chuck port and play DK the same way???

  • Dean

    I thought you had to remove the battery cover to sinc WIImotes. Nope Just press 1&2!

    Now there is something else to carry arround!

  • paul

    cant figure out how to map the keys on my wiimote through the droid but i did pair the device with my phone

  • Trevor

    Does your phone have to be rooted for this stuff? Where do you get the emulator/games?

  • JAG

    excelent

  • msgnyc

    Now if someone could get the PS3 controller to work so some SNES games can be played that require more then just the 2 (A & B) buttons. =P

  • Jamie

    FYI:

    Device/OS pairs that this app is reported working on:
    Google Nexus One/CyanogenMod 5.0.6 (my dev system)
    Google Nexus One/CyanogenMod 5.0.5.3
    Google Nexus One/Stock Android 2.1
    Motorola Milestone/Stock Android 2.0.1
    SE Xperia X10/Android 1.6 Donut
    Motorola Droid/UltimateDroid ROM V10
    Motorola Droid/Cyanogen 5.0.6 w/ P3Droid 1200mhz 7slot kernel
    Motorola Droid/DroidMod

    Device/OS pairs that this app probably does not work on:
    Google Nexus One/MoDaCo Alpha r21 Custom ROM Desire Port
    Samsung Moment/Android 2.1 DD10
    HTC Droid Eris/Android 2.1
    HTC Incredible/Stock
    HTC Desire/Stock
    HTC Legend/Stock
    HTC Hero/Stock
    HTC Magic/Stock

  • xenomorph

    this is tight! this will make my decision to get the Evo 4G a much lighter one if I can play my emulators with a real controller! keep up the good work devs!!

  • s

    works on my G1. not so great for snes, wiimote doesn’t have enough face buttons in the right locations to really be useful. better for rpgs and basic platformers if anything. using the classic controller would be perfect, if someone could get that working.

  • greaa

    works on hero with vanillar rom

  • SHO_ONE

    What would it take to get this to work with Sence UI… could we see it work on the EVO when that is release?

  • SHO_ONE

    What would it take to get this to work with Sence UI… could we see it work on the EVO when that is release?

    sorry wrong email due to typo

  • toby

    I have been trying to do this on my wifes Samsung Moment but it currently is not working. It is updated to android 2.1 but it is giving me error 1 in the wiimote control app and trying to pair it in the bluetooth controls on the phone they are asking for a PIN to pair it, tried 0000 and 1234 and tried putting nothing in but not working. looks like samsung decided I should be able to do this? would i be able to bypass this by rooting the phone?

  • emylnem

    idem xke???? non va il pinnnn

  • http://www.roms4droid.com Jake

    Way cool, I found the perfect site, @www,roms4droid.com has the games. Guy is pretty cool too, helps set it up!

  • Stan

    just wondering if you have ever encounter this problem, on my x10 i connect to my wii mote fine, but it keeps disconnected after 10-15 seconds (the lights on the wii mote go off and i have tried a new set of batteries, same problem)

  • Eddie

    Tried to get wiimote to work on eris, but it asks for a pin. Just like above person, oooo and 1234 dont work. Any suggestions? At top of forum it says eris is compatible

  • yomaster

    I tried this on my samsung intercept and it is not working can anyone tell me if I can even use this with my phone and if it does what do I do to make it work

  • Sebastian

    The Wii Remote keep disconnecting from my X10 mini pro. After about 10 seconds, the Player1 light on the remote goes off and the phone loses contact with it. I’ve followed all instructions. What’s wrong?

  • eric le blumme

    Wow I am kind of behind the times what a year plus now? Either way Wii remote plus my Droid incredible plus tv out plus n64oid/snesoid wow just wow. It’s working great by the way at least for snesoid, I’m sure 64 will be running smooth in no time oot and majora here I come.