Wii Sports (Series) Review
Posted: 9 months ago, last updated 7 months ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
In Wii Sports Resort uses the enhanced MotionPlus Wii controller. This has a one-to-one movement detection rather than the more general waggle detection of the original Wii-Remote.
Wii Sports Resort also offered a wider array of activities. Each of these has hidden modes to make them harder. Although some of these sound near impossible, for those that take the time to master each sport, the hidden modes extend the challenge and enjoyment.Access these harder and alternate modes on the "Select a Mii" screen before an event starts, hold the 2 button while pressing A to choose "OK.":
- Archery - Eliminate aiming circle
- Frisbee Golf - Eliminate information on the screen including wind direction / speed and the distance to the hole
- Golf - Eliminate information on the screen including wind direction / speed and the distance to the hole
- Table Tennis Match - Play a 11-point match
Rating: PEGI 7+, ESRB EVERYONE 10+
Release Date: 08/02/2006, updated in 2014
Platforms: Nintendo Wii and Nintendo Wii U
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. Different sports take a different amount of time to play. Also, you can choose how many rounds/holes/fights to tailor a session to your available time. Many of the games are played by taking turns. Others, like Tennis, let up to four people compete against each other.
Wii Sports Club, the Wii U version of the game, let you purchase or rent the game for individual sports. You can try a sport for free for 24 hours, or buy a "Day Pass" or life-time "Club Pass" for a sport. You can buy the sports together in the boxed copy of the game.
The Wii has a few helpful settings, like disable rumble, but you have to use gesture controls for most games and the system menu. The Wii U has some limited settings, such as disabling rumble and selecting mono audio... read more about system accessibility settings.
The following games are like Wii Sports. They address a similar topic or offer a similar way to play. They are good options to play next and also good alternatives to Wii Sports for younger age ratings.
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