Wii Sports

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7.5 Overall Score
Graphics: 5/10
Controls: 9/10
Gameplay: 8/10

Wii Bowling, Wii Tennis

Wii Golf, Wii Boxing

Game Info

Game Name:  Wii Sports

Developer(s):  Nintendo EAD

Publisher(s):  Nintendo

Platform(s):  Wii

Genre(s):  Sports/Party

Release Date(s):  November 19, 2006

ESRB Rating:  E

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Get ready to play!

Welcome to Wii Sports.  You and your Miis can enjoy a day playing tennis, baseball, bowling, golfing, and boxing.  If you practice long enough, you can go pro as you work your way through the various sports.  You can play alone or face off against your friends.  The choice is yours.

Wii Sports introduced people to the Wii.  It was packaged with the Wii and was a great demonstration of the fun and abilities of the system.  With the simple short game, people fell in love with the Wii and it quickly became a much bigger seller than anyone expected.

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How about some strawberries and cream?

Wii Tennis

Wii Tennis one of my favorite of the collection.  It actually has some feels to playing tennis.  You can pull the ball you can serve it fast or create spin.  It is fast paced and you can really get into it when you get going.  Wii Tennis can become quite a workout if you let it be.  It can be set up as doubles or singles and you and a partner can team-up or challenge each other.

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Wii Baseball

Wii Baseball also is quite fun.  It allows you to bat and pitch (there is no fielding).  There are a number of pitches you can throw, but it becomes a few choices with a bit of style on them.  It is unfortunate that fielding isn’t a part of the game, and it is more fun to bat than pitch so you find yourself wanting to bat more than anything else.  It would have been nice if Wii included a “batting cage” to game.

wii sports bowling gameplay screenshots

Strike, Strike, Strike!!!!

Wii Bowling

Wii Bowling allows you have traditional bowling or challenges.  The challenges are quite fun and force you to learn to spin the ball to get past obstacles and blocks on the lanes.  You can also just attempt to knock as many pins down as possible.  With all the options, Wii Bowling is one of the best games on Wii Sports and the game is quite fun.

wii sports golf screenshots gameplay

I think I can see Tiger hitting on a girl from here…

Wii Golf

Wii Golf is probably the hardest game on Wii Sports.  I just have a hard time with the Wii controls when it comes to Wii Golf.  Golf is such a difficult game that controls must be extremely tuned to the controller if it is to work.  I think Wii Sports isn’t find tune enough to really handle golf and it makes the three and nine hole courses tough to finish with any reasonable score.

wii sport boxing screenshots gameplay

Yo, Adrian!

Wii Boxing

Wii Boxing is also kind of a wash.  The game allows for a few different styles of punching, but it is a workout.  The Miis follow your movement quite closely and the boxing untilizes both the Wii Remote and Nunchuk.

Wii Sports is a great introduction to the Wii.  It shows the best of the system and the system’s weaknesses all in one game.  Wii Sports is considered one of the best selling Wii games but that is quite a misnomer since everyone who bought a Wii had the game included when the Wii was released.  Now Wiis come with different games so you might need to purchase Wii Sports if you want to own it.  With that in mind, I’d recommend passing on Wii Sports since the Wii has other games which demonstrates its capability.  It is still a fun party game, but other games can take Wii Sports’ place in today’s market.  Wii Sports was followed by Wii Sports Resort in 2009.

Author: JPRoscoe View all posts by
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