wiiFEATURE: Wii Sports Collaboration

Well, today has been very slow on Wii News, so I thought; “Why not do a wiiFEATURE?” I’ve decided to do a Collaboration of all things Wii Sports. Don’t ask me why? Well, if you insist, it’s because I love the game. I won’t go into details, so here it is…

Wii Tennis

Wii Tennis is a Tennis game which utilises the WiiMote. That’s what I’d be saying if I was writing for any other games site. The thing is I’m not, so, let me start again… Wii Tennis is a game, not just any old game, infact, it’s officially the “first” game for the Wii, if you know what I mean. So, this game has a lot to live up to, especially with all the hype Nintendo are giving this one game, compared to the rest of the games in the Wii Sports series.

So, you have 2 people on your team, except they’re like voodoo dolls without a body… and legs… and a head… basically a voodoo doll which is only arms; because that’s all you have control over. They can run anywhere, and they usually run in the direction most beneficial to you, whilst all you have to do, is time their swing, and play a “perfect” shot to try and win the game of tennis. Pretty simple.

We’d been told that scoring in the game would just be first to 3 points, but we’ve seen differently, in one video montage. You can read about that here. From the 2 different ways of scoring we’ve seen, simple and proper tennis scoring, we’re hoping that there will be different modes which would add more depth to the game so… fingers crossed!

My Opinion
I think this game is going to be awesome, really awesome. I’ve always liked Tennis as a physical sport, despite being utterly terrible at it. Now that I can play with the comfort of knowing I won’t be made fun of for losing(to the computer), leaves me very satisfied. My only disappointment with the game would be that you don’t have control of where your player moves to. I would have been much happier if you had to use the analogue stick on the nun-chuk to move your player, but I guess I can’t have everything.

Wii Golf

Golf is not one of the most popular sports, but it looks like it could be one of the most popular for Wii. But, is it me, or did Nintendo put this in Wii Sports for the, how to put it? Older people? It would certainly fit in with their “philosophy”, but I reckon this will be the most popular with the older generation whether Nintendo put it in for them or not.

So, you take on the role of you Mii, in a game which could decide who buys the beer this time. Albatross, Eagle, Birdie… What, no I’m not just pointlessly listing birds, and “birdie” isn’t a type of bird anyway. These are all terms for how many shots it took you to get the ball in the hole, which brings us to the whole point of the game. Whoever gets it in all the holes with the lowest number wins. Each hole has a par, which is the recommended number of shots you should be putting the ball into the hole by. See, only an “older” person could remember all this, jeez!

One of my favourite factors of the game is the practice swing. It’s a little extra I know, but it adds a whole new depth to the game. You could stand there practising your swing all day until you finally think it’s perfect, but then when you come to hit the ball, you’d probably muck it up anyway.

My Opinion
This game is definitely a must have for any golf fans, and even if you aren’t a golf fan, you will be getting this anyway, unless you are in Japan, but I doubt you’re reading this if you are. Man I’m confusing myself, and I’m not even talking about Golf anymore.

Wii Baseball

The old baseball. The US of A only sport, really speaking, has made it onto the Wii Sports list. All you baseball fans were probably happy when you first heard about it, I know I was. That is, until I saw the footage.

Hitting a ball 10 times “out of the park” is not really my idea of baseball, it should be called “Wii get your dad to take you to the green and play baseball with you for around 10 minutes”. Well, that’s at least what I think it should be called. Though I have actually read reports on people enjoying the game, so who knows, maybe I’m wrong. You also get to pitch the ball in this game, but again throwing a ball 10 times is still not my idea of baseball.

What I do like about the game though, is the fact that the bat follows your movements with the WiiMote exactly. That makes for 2 minutes more fun after the game, just making the bat swing round and round, trying to hit the ball in the weirdest way possible. This is definitely last on my list to play, out of the Wii Sports series.

My Opinion
Well, if hadn’t already guessed, I’m really not feeling his game. I like baseball and all, but this game really isn’t baseball, at least in my eyes it’s not. Even the 2 player mode doesn’t appeal to me.

Wii Bowling

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So they decided to add the arcadey type of sport, named bowling. I guess it was added to encourage teens to play it. Nintendo probably wants them to be saying “Hey, let’s go bowling!” “Why go bowling? When you can do Wii Bowling!” And that’s just what people will do. Wii Bowling feels like bowling. It’s so real that it’s unreal, from a believing point of view.

Wii (Look, I made a pun) all know what bowling is and what it consists of. Pick up ball, swing arm, release ball. Actually it’s much more then that, when playing at a high level, it includes spins and being able to hit a 7/10 Split. You wouldn’t expect Wii Bowling to be as in depth as bowling, but it really is. It really is a bonus that they added the game to the Wii Sports series.

I like the whole feel of this game alot, and there is not just one thing I could pick out which stands out from the rest of the features. It really is all good. Bowling in the comfort of your home, what could be better? Well actually owning a Wii for starters, but let’s not get into that.

My Opinion
Again, a really awesome looking game, and it’s free! Well that’s what they want you to believe, but it does come with the console, whether you think it’s free or not. I think this game could turn a few heads Wii’s way, but because of the late announcement it hasn’t had much time to “go around” as such. Word of mouth, best and fastest form of advertising.

Wii Boxing

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And so, we come to the last of our games in the Wii Sports Series. The one which everyone thinks will be good, but only because it involves violence. So this game is therefore for the violent people, put in there to grab their attention of the potential of actually hitting someone with the WiiMote.

This is the only game, out of Wii Sports, to actually need the nun-chuk attachment. This is because the nun-chuk is used as one hand and the WiiMote is used as the other. Doing different things causes you to block and punch in different ways. For example, lifting the WiiMote and nun-chuk up at the same time, makes the player block. There are different combinations to this game which make it less like boxing then you’d actually believe. It’s all pretty simple in the end.

The thing I like about this game is that there is more depth then you actually would expect from Nintendo. Being able to move to the side to avoid punches, being able to blocks and different types of punches, makes for an all round good experience.

My Opinion
This game looks alright, not high on my expectation list, but still good enough for me to want to try it out. What I don’t like, is how confusing it actually looks and the characters reactions to being hit are just not… how to put it? Mature enough. You’d think this game would try to shake off Nintendo’s kiddy image, but this is the only game which actually reminds me of it so far.

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So, that is the end of the feature, I hope you enjoyed it. I would like your comments about Wii Sports and about what you thought of the feature as a whole, so I can make improvements on my next one. Hope you enjoyed!

The Editor

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