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Great game with just a few cons

  • Mar 5, 2010
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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 of the games, as you hold the wiimote as a sword and swing it at your target. You can swing any way you want such as up to down, or right to left.

Wakeboarding-This is the sport when you are on a board, and you are holding onto a rope and being pulled behind a boat. You hold the wiimote horizonatlly in this game, and you yank it up in order to do tricks on top of waves.

Archery-This is basically using a bow and arrow to hit a target. You need the nunchuk for this game. You hold the nunchuk in the right hand (unless you are left-handed, then you hold it in the left), and you pull back the nunchuk, holding onto the z button. You release the z button when you want to release the arrow.

Frisbee-You hold the wiimote like you would a frisbee, and you make the motion of tossing a frisbee in the direction you want it to go. You might want to make sure you have the wrist strap on while playing this game.

Basketball-You do dribble in this game, and you can press the A button or "arrow" buttons in order to pass to a teammate. When shooting, you hold the B button pull back the Wiimote and throw. You can also block an opponent's shot by yanking the Wiimote up in an effort to jump up and block.

Power Cruising-This sport is basically riding a motorcycle on water. You need the nunchuk for this game, and you hold both it and the wiimote like you would hold on to handlebars. You twist the wiimote in order to accelerate.

Cycling-This is bike riding. You need the nunchuk, and you hold both it and the wiimote vertically. Then you alternate swinging them upward as if you were pedaling your bike with your hands. You have to watch your stamina, though, and don't tire out.

Golf-This is exactly the same thing for Wii Sports, only it has different greens (different courses). You hold the wiimote down like a golf club and make the action of swinging it.

Table Tennis-This is much like tennis, only you are playing it on a table. You swing the wiimote in order to hit the ping-pong ball back to your opponent.

Bowling-Almost exactly like the Wii Sports verion, this game has one big difference. Like a real bowling ball, it twists dramatically with your wrist. You really have to focus on keeping the ball straight, which makes it a bit harder than the original game for Wii Sports.

Canoeing-In this game you paddle a set course by using the wiimote like you would a paddle. You paddle on the opposite side of the direction you want to go just like real canoeing.

Air Sports-These games are really easy to do, and they only require you to hold the wiimote and aim it. The sports included are skydiving, island flyover, and dogfight.

These games are really fun, but it is a huge letdown that you cannot play against others unless you buy another Wii Motion Plus accessory. Also, I do not see why they put golf, table tennis, and bowling in the game when they had them in previous games. Although it does have a few minor flaws, this is still a great game that you will love if you like Wii Sports.

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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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