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Fun for the whole family and great for parties!

  • Dec 22, 2009
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When the Nintendo Wii launched in late 2006, it instantly became the "hot" thing to get for that Xmas, and it was very very difficult to find in stores for pretty much the next 2 years, and one of the reason behind this massive popularity is a little pack-in game from Nintendo called "Wii Sport", it  basically is a mini-games collection that demonstrate the potential of the Wii controller (nicknamed "Wiimote" by some), it was very easy to get into, even if you have never played a game in your life, you can quickly start playing different sports by imitate real life motions (e.g. swing the Wiimote to hit the ball in tennis).

Nintendo finally released the sequel to Wii Sports in 2009, Wii Sports Resort.  Like its predecessor, Wii Sports Resort is a mini game collections that serve as the vehicle to demonstrate the capabilities of the unique Wii controller, the game came with another add-on for the Wiimote, the "Wii Motion Plus", you basically plug the add-on to the bottom of the Wiimote, and it greately enhances the accuracy of the controller.  If you were disappointed by the lack of accuracy of the original Wiimote, this is the add-on for you, the controller is now finally accurate enough so that you can use the controller as one to one representation as your motion and the in-game avatar's motion.  This is amply demonstrated by the sword mini-game in Wii Sports Resort, ever dreamed as being a sword master and fight opponents head-on, or face a hord of minions?  Now you can with the Wii Motion Plus and Wii Sports Resort!

Wii Sports Resort came with 12 mini games, ranging from Archery to Frisbee to Riding a waverunner, as well as re-doing some of the games from the original Wii Sports (Bowling, Golf..), all the games definitely benefitted from the usage of the Wii Motion Plus, since one of the biggest gripe I had with the original game just wouldn't do what you expect it to do.  And all the new games are fun to play, some of them have added complexities and might not be as accessible to everybody, but it added depth and for a seasoned gamer like me, this is definitely a plus.  But this game is clearly aimed to be played with several people in the room, while you may have some fun playing it by yourself, it is 10x more fun when there are bunch of friends and families in the room.

If you own a Wii and you like games like Wii Sports or Wii Play, getting this game is a no-brainer.  But make sure you pick up some extra Wii Motion Plus add-ons for other controllers (The game only came with 1), and you'll sure to have a great time with Wii Sports Resort.

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review by . March 05, 2010
Wii Sports resort is the sequel to Wii Sports, and it is just as fun if not more fun. The problem is not only that there are repeat games from Wii Sports, but you are also required to have an accessory to the wiimote (the accessory is called the Wii Motion Plus), and you can't play the games without it. There are 12 main sports, and there are 2-3 versions of that sport, so you are basically getting about 25 games. The sports included are:    Swordplay-This is the most active …
review by . August 27, 2009
is an excellent family friendly game. Most games have up to four players but a couple are in two player mode. Make sure to pick up extra Wii MotionPlus for your Wii remotes, since the game only comes with one. The Wii MotionPlus adapter gives you better accuracy and control of your movements. If during game play the remote is not quite acting the way it should be, all you need to do is lay the remote face down on a flat surface for a couple seconds and it recalibrates it.     The …
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Set off on a journey to a tropical island where an array of fun activities await. In Wii Sports Resort, the sequel to the engaging Wii Sports, you'll discover a wide range of new sports and activities you can play anytime. Go head-to-head with your friends and family in the ultimate sports showdown set in a tropical paradise.

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Wii Sports ResortAbout the Game:

In Wii Sports Resort, you'll use your Wii Remote to literally swing into action. Perform realistic sports moves to take on the competition in activities that include Sword Play, Power Cruising (racing a water scooter) and Disc Dog, in which you'll toss a disc to an adorable, Mii-like dog. Become even more immersed in the action courtesy of the included Wii MotionPlus accessory, which attaches to your Wii Remote to provide even greater responsiveness and precision. With the game's easy-to-use controls, anyone can pick up a Wii Remote and leap into the game to experience all the heated competition and hilarity.

Key Game Features:

  • Engage in a wide range of exciting activities, including Sword Play, Power Cruising, and Disc Dog
  • Savor the escapism of the game's tropical island theme
  • Jump easily into the game no matter what your experience level thanks to easy pick-up-and-play controls
  • Compete against friends and family in thrilling sports showdowns
  • Includes the Wii MotionPlus accessory, which plugs into the base of your ...
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ESRB: E - (Everyone)
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Console: Nintendo Wii
Genre: Action
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