Wii Sports (Series) Review

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Posted: 9 months ago, last updated 7 months ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort and Wii Sports Club offer motion-controlled sports. Although these games are well known, the depth each of them offer is a best-kept secret. Games like bowling, tennis and boxing are easy to pick up but require considerable skill to master.

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
Wii Sports Club was released on the Wii U and incorporated the addition of the Wii U tablet controller. In Golf you place this on the floor and it displays the lay of the ball and swing of your club. In Baseball you use this to catch the ball.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 7+, ESRB EVERYONE 10+

Release Date: 08/02/2006, updated in 2014

Platforms: Nintendo Wii and Nintendo Wii U

Genres: Action, Fighting, Physically Active, Racing and Sports

 

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 10 minutes and 45 minutes to play a round of this game.
 
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.

CostsCosts

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. This includes a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game.

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.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated PEGI 7+.


This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

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.



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