Hi, my son desperately wants to play a two player game (and says he's seen it done on youtube) I also found something in the online manual about placing a second character and pressing a on seconde remote. But we can't get it to work anywhere.
In the story mode/playset mode, all remotes but one switch off and won't switch back on. In the start area with the castle and the four colored squares the second remote stays on but no character appears, no matter what you press. (both characters are continuously on the portal)
Is there any way to get to characters in screen simultaniously?
Unfortunately, the Wii version is truncated, and will not allow you to place many pieces, or get the prebuilt toy boxes of other consoles. (But, the PS3 has even bigger problems loading and using their patch.)
Only in the Toy Box can you play with two characters responding to two remotes.
Eventually, in the Toy Box, you can go left from the beginning hub, toward a huge floating man with a turban. That is the Combat Toy Box, which has bridges and islands. I think that is the most interesting area for two person interaction.