Wii Zapper Delivery Surprise -- What Is Configuration Number Two?

Ah, the Wii Zapper -- a piece of plastic that comes with a new "Zelda" shooting game.

A piece of plastic that I had a great time using at Nintendo's media summit in October.

It's Nintendo's new $25 light gun for the Wii. And today it and it's packed-in "Link's Crossbow Training" are mine.

I received the Zapper today in a large box from Nintendo, a box so large that it has made me question Nintendo's commitment to the environment. (Why such a large box? To better contain a metal suitcase which contained a lot of foam, a copy of "Medal of Honor: Heroes 2" and the Zapper)

What surprises lurked within? So far, just one...

The box contains the zapper and a cardboard sleeve containing the game. Would this have been a good day for me not to have left my Wii at home?

Yes it would.

So I can't play the game, nor could I mess with this Zapper. Not until the Wii is back in the office or the Zapper comes to my home, whichever comes first.

Zapper In Hand Here I am holding the zapper while sitting at my very messy desk area (lots of games arriving at my spot these days)

The remote should lie flat in the cradle over my left hand. The nunchuk connects vertically to the back handle. The instruction manual states that the Zapper should work just fine for lefties and righties.

Note the hatch I opened at the base of the rear handle. Opening it enables you to more neatly tether the cord that connects nunchuk and remote.

The Zapper's very own instruction manual shows how these things connect.

And really I couldn't discern much more about this thing without connecting it to my Wii and playing some.

But I planned poorly.

My single discovery is the Zapper's Configuration #2, an unexpected second way that Nintendo recommends we hold their new gun controller.

What would be the benefit of this technique? Wouldn't the player be better off just using the remote and nunchuk separately? Minus the Zapper?