Sure, the Wii can’t pump 1.21 jigawatts of power like its big brothers, but can the XBox 360 and PS2 serve up a faithful rendition of The Big Lebowski – starring the Wii’s own brand of avatars – the Miis? Pictured above is John Goodman’s Walter – the take no prisoners Vietnam veteran champion bowler. By artfully crafting some Miis through the Wii’s built-in avatar program in Walter’s visage (as well as Donny, Jesus and of course… The Dude) – this dude planted them in a game of Wii Sports Bowling, filmed and edited the results and synched them up wth audio from the flick. Much like the Lego shorts spotlighted here in past posts, I think this is the start of something big.
I decided to have a little fun crafting some Miis of my own. I’ve hand-picked 5 Miis and have built a little contest around this. Review my list below, read the clues and in the Comments section below – list your guesses. The person with the most correct answers wins a special Nintendo-themed prize. If you are not a big Nintendo fan – you can at least take heart in the knowledge that you kicked everyone’s ass. If we have a tie, I will post a second round of Miis and host a tie-breaking competition for those that are eligible. We’ll continue this until we have a winner. If we never get one, then it’s Thunderdome, baby. Afterall, there can be only one.
Oh, one other thing. Of the 5 below – 3 are some version of celebrity and the other 2 are in my immediate posse. Anyone who has been to any of my functions in the last few years should have the right background to pick these suspects out of a line up.
5. Clue – “… in the year threeee thouuuu-sanddddd“
4. Clue – “Even you fall into that Clategory.”
3. Clue – “Is you… Madonna???”
2. Clue – “Did you eat my meat?”
1. Clue – “I need uh vaca-shun.”