JPN - December 2, 2006
USA - November 19, 2006
EUR - December 8, 2006
Keizo Ohta, Takayuki Shimamura, Yoshikazu Yamashita. Never heard of these names? Well give credit where credit is due. These people are the developers of the family game that comes bundled with every Wii system to date. That’s right folks, it’s Wii Sports! This game is great for every age, and is a 4 player game. Wii Sports was developed in 2006.
There is no “real” Story here. You use your Miis you make on the Wii console to win and become a pro and master at all the training levels and the sports themselves.
The gameplay repeats, whether you’re swinging a tennis racket to hit the ball or swinging a club or bat, it’s all you really do. Though this changes when playing against family or a friend, which heightens the gameplay and the skill you play at. Multiplayer is always enjoyable to play, even with your parents.
The graphics are a little above par on the Nintendo 64 level. Though the graphics are an improvement it doesn’t show the Wii capabilities and it makes you seem like you got ripped off. But that’s what you get when you throw stuff together.
The sound also repeats in all the sports games, but it isn’t annoying. With the backdrop of hitting the ball with a club or bat it changes up the beat a little bit.
Replay Value (10/10)
This game is meant to be replayed in order to obtain the pro status, beat the computer, and defeat your friends. The sports fitness section is to be replayed to see how you improve. That feature is like what Brain Age for the DS does. When unveiled at E3 in 2006 the game was called Wii Sports: Tennis. Months later Nintendo revamped it to contain more than just tennis; it included Baseball, Boxing, Bowling, and Golf. All of the sports games can be replayed with a 10 out of 10 replay value.
The challenge is really up to you. As your skill level increases the computer improves its skills to stay on par with you. Once you reach 1000 points you gain the pro status which in bowling gives you a shiny ball and in the rest of your games makes the Mii you use have the “pro” symbol next to it.
How could you get mad? You miss a serve? Look here, Wii Sports isn’t about winning or losing. It’s about crushing your opponent to make them cry. Well no, but it’s possible if you’re playing a 5 year old. Don’t get mad, wear your strap on the Wii remote and you won’t have to pay for a broken vase, TV, or window.
This is a free game that is packaged with the Wii in North America. I wouldn’t pay more than $5.00 for this game.
This game is really good for any gamer. It’s easy to understand but hard to master every sport fully in one try. All you need is one remote and you could play with up to 4 people sharing the remote. The game’s fun is dependent on you and the way you enjoy it. Other titles you may find good if you’re not a sports person are Wii Chess or Wii Music. Or if you like sports, Wii Sports Resort, arriving in Spring 2009. Wii Sports Resort will continue this game with at up to 10 games including Frisbee (Disc Dog), Jet Skiing (Power Cruising) and Kendo (Sword Play). There are more to come so if sports are for you, look for this title and Wii Sports.