Based on Nickelodeon research with preschoolers and their families to determine how the platforms motion-play capabilities are absorbed by younger children; Go; Diego; Go!: Safari Rescue was designed with 13 intuitive Wii-centric motions that maximize the engineering of the Wii Remote for a preschooler. Taking on the role of Diego in a race across Africa; gamers stomp to scare away lions; jump with Baby Jaguar; paint stripes on zebras climb up ladders and swim across the jungle river by mimicking those actions with the Wii Remote.
Research findings show that parents often chose to stay in the room and participate in gameplay; accordingly the game has a unique feature which allows parents to collaborate with younger gamers by using the special Safari Guide Helper Feature and a second Wii Remote. Preschoolers can by themselves help Diego blow up a hot air balloon by pumping up and down but their actions are enhanced with speed and vibrant animations whe