I first encountered the Flex-Fire at E3 last June, and I wrote about it then. I got a chance to try it out for myself, and for those who have PS3 Move games where a rifle is involved, this will help you out.
According to the official company site, it has been shown to increase gamers’ winning edge by 19 percent. The reason why is because this PS3 Move accessory has a flexible “barrel” that allows the player to shift targets with a flick of a wrist, instead of moving the whole rifle accessory.
The Flex-fire has a flip down handle, plus an extendable shoulder support. It also has a way to “stiffen” the flexible barrel if the player wants to go that route. It all feels like you have a real gun.
Okay, now that we are past the jump, I will let you in on a little secret, the Flex-Fire can work for the Wiimote. It is not marketed to work for the Wii, and yet it does. I did some experimenting, and discovered that the Wiimote fits in nice and snug. It feels like it was made for it, and the handle feels like it was made for a Wiimote. I can testify that you can’t connect the Wiimote and the Nunchuk, but if you use the B key on the Wiimote, you got yourself a Wii accessory with the Flex-Fire.
In fact, the Flex-Fire probably was made for the Wii, I remember talking to one of the people at the Flex-Fire booth, and he said that it was originally made for the Wii. However, there were “problems” with Nintendo, and they ended up marketing it for the PS3 Move.
If Nintendo is listening, I have to say: “what is your problem”? Are you worried that you aren’t going to get your cut from Prodagen with this? This is a perfect Wii accessory, get on board, Nintendo.
If you want the Flex-Fire for the PS3 Move, you can get it here for pre-order for $39.95.