Nintendo Wii Sports (Wii)

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I donít think thereís been a bundled game for a launch console since the original NES (Duck Hunt or Super Mario Bros). Maybe this is Nintendoís sign for its potential second coming as being the top dog in the industry. With the Wii, Nintendo is hoping to capture the non-gaming audience and Wii Sports is a perfect example of this.

Overview

Don't expect much from this game, as it comes bundled with every Wii system. I would also say, donít be surprised if this is one of your most played games on the system. Wii sports is basically a showcase for Nintendoís new baby. The motion sensor is utilized in every game and does it quite nicely. There are 5 different sports to choose from; golf, tennis, boxing, bowling, and baseball. There is no online play, and I'm glad there isn't. I think that would've taken away the fun of multiplayer with people around you. Some friendly competition in the same room is always better than kicking some stranger's virtual butt. All the games can be multi-player up 4 people.

Controls

The amount of control in each game is sparse, which is exactly what Nintendo was aiming for. The controls are easy to learn and you'll be able to figure it out the first time you pick it up, even if you've never played a video game before. Most things can be done with a slight motion of the wrist, or you can go all out and imitate you favorite sports star. Some games are harder to control than others. Golf and boxing, you'll be spending some time trying to figure out how to exactly do what you want.

Other Features

Along with the 5 sports to choose from there is a training mode, which is just as fun as the main sports games. You pick a sport you want to train in and it will give you 1 training exercise at first, but will eventually be 3 for each sport. These are basically mini-games and are great fun. Trying to beat the high score will have you playing again and again. You receive different medals for achieving a certain score. These training games can get really addictive. I remember playing "Power Bowling" for hours on end one day trying to get the gold medal. That's probably my favorite training game.

There's also the fitness mode that tracks your progression in the game. After making your Mii profile, Wii sports will graph your improvements over time and tell you your fitness age.

Final Thoughts

With this game you have to be careful you don't hit anything or anyone. Our household hasn't had that problem and we've played plenty. Some games can get pretty intense in the heat of competition.

This game is a perfect bundle game for the Wii. If you don't plan on buying any other games with the Wii, Wii sports will do a great job of keeping you entertained till that next great game comes along.
Keywords: Nintendo Wii Sports baseball tennis bowling bozing golf
Sound & Graphics Average
Entertainment Value Excellent
Approx. Retail Price Free (bundled game)
Genre (e.g. Action, Adventure) Sports
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  1. 29/1/2007 1:35pm
    1. Mattness
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      Would you recommend the product? Yes     Price you paid? None indicated     Rating: 10
      Pros: Alot of pick up and play action
      Cons: None
      I loved Wii sports and hope that everybody plays it!

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  1. 10/8/2007 3:53am
    1. tsurara
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      Would you recommend the product? Yes     Price you paid? None indicated     Rating: 6
      Pros: fun for two-player action, an enjoyable demonstration of the Wiimote's motion-sensing features
      Cons: it's essentially a fancy tech demo, there's little variation to the games offered
      Possibly the most overrated game in HISTORY. Yes, in the US it's a pack-in, but in Japan, this game costs us $50 by itself. Even so, it's sold over 5 million copies. It really seems as though everyone with a wii has this game.

      That said: while it's a solid pack-in, it's not necesarily worth the stand-alone price... The games are fun, especially in 2-player mode, but really don't resemble their actual sport counterparts much at all. There's not much strategy involved and once you've figured out the "trick" of moving the controller for each minigame, it's easy to bulldoze your opponents each and every time.

      It's a fun little time-waster and party game... but with much better games coming out for the Wii, it's really hard to give this one anything more than a cursory recommendation (not that it matters, y'all own it anyway ^^ ).

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  1. 3/9/2007 4:43pm
    1. Little negi sensei
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      Would you recommend the product? Yes     Price you paid? None indicated     Rating: 9
      Pros: Fun games,Not hard to figure out how to play,and it comes with the system
      Cons: Theres not a lot of games
      Its a very good game.I really enjoyed it.

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