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Review: Wii Sports Resort - Wii

by Steven Williamson on 29 July 2009, 16:33

Tags: Wii Sports Resorts, Nintendo (TYO:7974), Wii, Sports

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The sequel to the biggest selling game ever...

What’s it about?
Wii Sports Resort is the long-awaited sequel to Wii Sports, the multi-million selling title that shot into the record books for becoming the biggest selling game in history (over 45 million units) – that’s despite the fact that it came bundled at launch with Nintendo’s console. The sequel was therefore inevitable, but this time Wii Sports Resorts comes as a full retail package with 12 sports that are designed to be played competitively with friends and family.

The big feature in Wii Sports Resort is the introduction of Wii Motion Plus, an inch-long accessory that plugs into the base of the Wii Remote and improves the accuracy of player’s movement. Indeed, Wii Motion Plus claims that “every slight movement players make with their wrist or arm is rendered identically in real time on the screen, providing a true 1:1 response in their game play.” Sounds impressive.

Offering a variety of game modes across 12 disciplines, and giving players the option to add a personal touch by importing user-created Miis, Wii Sports Resort utilises the Wii Remote and Nunchuck in a variety of ways in an attempt to make you feel physically involved and therefore immersed in the games.

The 12 disciplines included in Wii Sports Resorts are:

Swordplay
Wakeboarding
Frisbee
Archery
Basketball
Table Tennis
Golf
Bowling
Power Cruising
Canoeing
Cycling
Air Sports

While Wii Sports was free for most of us, Wii Sports Resorts comes with a £40 price tag due to the bundling of the Wii Motion plus accessory. But does this set of casual party games really warrant a full retail release?



Gameplay impressions overleaf…