Wii Sports

Wii Sports is the game that comes bundled with the Nintendo Wii. It’s a collection of 5 simplified sports games: tennis, baseball, golf, bowling, and boxing. In each game, you use the motion sensitive controllers to play as if you were really performing the activity. You can play against the computer, or with another person. Wii Sports is really popular, and not just because it came as a bundle. It’s much more fun to play than you might think by watching. The game also includes training modes and a fitness test that you run once a day.

The graphics aren’t going to knock your socks off, but they’re clean and friendly. I can’t complain about the sound effects.  There’s no trendy music playing in the background that you might find in other sports games. The use of the speaker and rumble feature on the controller really add to the immersion. The only thing that is really missing is online play.  You also have to learn which gestures the controls are really sensing.  It’s not always best to move it in a completely realistic manner.

Jesse and I have easily put in 10 hours playing it during the past week. I don’t see us getting bored with it anytime soon, and I’m sure it will provide great entertainment for our guests in the coming years.  Overall, I give it 8/10.

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