Wii Sports (Series) Review
Posted: 20 months ago, last updated 4 weeks ago.
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.
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.
Skill RatingThis game is enjoyed by 4-14 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. Very young players enjoy the simple sports where timing is less important, like Tennis. As children get older and head towards school age, bowling and baseball appeal more. Those heading into teenage years love the high skill required on archery and table tennis, particularly when you have turned the head up disaply off.
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