• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Aug 12, 2002
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. The amount of fun that it provides is unbelievable, and its simple, arcade-style gameplay is wonderful.
  2. For all its apparent lack of depth, Beach Spikers is surprisingly addictive and enjoyable on just about any level.
  3. 89
    Addicting and incredibly fun.
  4. "Virtua Tennis" fans will feel right at home with Beach Spikers and new players will be blown way by its involving gameplay.
  5. 85
    While the single player aspects were shallow and unrewarding, the multiplayer is a huge success.
  6. 83
    Much like "Virtua Tennis," the game is great because it rewards anticipation. [Oct 2002, p.44]
  7. Gameplay wise, the control is excellent.
  8. 82
    It's no simulation, nor is it the deepest experience to be had, but it is pretty and addictive all the same, particularly as a multiplayer venture.
  9. The wham-bam action is simple but always fun. It's almost like "Mario Tennis" with bikinis. [Aug 2002, p.143]
  10. A very good game – not explosive, it won’t turn the gaming world on its head. But it is incredibly easy to pick-up and play.
  11. Consistently avoids any overt lewdness you might expect and rises above it by delivering an all-around excellent game with impressive visuals and tight, intuitive gameplay.
  12. Easy to pick up and easy to play, a la "Virtua Tennis." [Feb 2003, p.96]
  13. Unfortunately, it’s also in the multiplayer mode that Beach Spikers manages to falter slightly thanks to the rather lacklustre selection of mini-games that have been.
  14. The play mechanics are rock solid, but the game is definitely lacking variety.
  15. The most addictive gameplay this side of "Virtua Tennis." [Oct 2002, p.194]
  16. While it's not all that complex in its makeup (its a fairly simple game), the nuances, coupled with fantastic visual presentation, make it impossible to put down. [Sept 2002, p.72]
  17. 80
    I’ve had a lot of fun with Beach Spikers and if you have 3 friends, you can really have a blast with hot 2-on-2 action, if you know what I mean.
  18. No matter how much fun it is to create your own partner and train them up, nothing compares to having a few friends over whom you can swear and throw cushions at when they miss simple balls.
  19. If you have a lot of friends, you'll be pleased with Beach Spikers.
  20. While the World Tour is interesting with its virtual pet teammate, it can get old and boring.
  21. The multiplayer action and graphics are solid, but insanely repetitive gameplay, sluggish controls, and an impractical utilization of unlockable items handicap the title.
  22. As a multiplayer game though, Beach Spikers is exceptional – up there with "Virtua Tennis," "Soccer Slam" and "NBA 2K3" in Sega’s hall of fame.
  23. Excels in a superb multiplayer mode that will keep your friends glued (or gawking at the screen).
  24. The ho-hum game play won’t wow you.
  25. Not a bad game, but fans hoping for a successor to the "Virtua Tennis" series will likely be a bit disappointed. This game just isn't as much fun or as well put together as the venerable tennis series.
  26. With great visuals and gameplay, enjoyable multi-player modes, and the always fun to watch player reactions, Beach Spikers is worth at least a rental.
  27. If only Sega and the IVF could both learn that lesson and promote volleyball on the merits of the game and of the athletes who play it, rather than their femaleness and enforced lack of clothing.
  28. 60
    Looks pretty, but the flawed controls prevent it from having the wide appeal a sport featuring toned female athletes in bikinis should have.
  29. 60
    Features an excellent control scheme and upgraded graphics but it still feels shallow. The AI mode definitely could have been deeper and the addition of more extra features would have been a plus.
  30. There really isn't much here to recommend. The reason? As usual, suspect gameplay and poor camerawork are the culprits. [Sept 2002, p.85]
  31. It’s too simplistic and oftentimes annoying due to a hyperactive camera.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Mar 17, 2012
    7
    [Spanish] Beach Spikers es un juego que se publicó para la GameCube en 2002, saliendo su versión arcade el año anterior, es un juego atípico en lo que a juegos deportivos se refiere aunque este juego, no solo tiene chicas guapas, también tiene mucha, muchísima diversión Arcade made in Sega.

    Beach Spikers es una delicia para un entretenimiento sin complicaciones, una vez insertado el disco observamos varias cosas: El juego dispone de la opción de visionado en modo 60 Hz (480i) aunque no dispone de opción de TV Panorámica ni dispone de método de save de replays (Cosas que otros juegos de la época, como Virtua Striker 3, si que tenían) aunque vamos al lio, una vez en el cálido menú tenemos varios modos de juego:

    El Modo Arcade: Empezamos con 10 puntos hasta llegar a 15, aunque esto se puede modificar en el menú de opciones, deberemos elegir una selección de entre las 16 disponibles y superar varios partidos hasta enfrentarnos con quien tenga la mejor puntuación del Ranking.

    El Modo World Tour: Es un modo mas complejo, deberemos crear nuestro equipo, crear 2 jugadoras personalizadas, aunque al contrario que en el modo arcade en el modo World Tour solo manejaremos a una de las jugadoras y a la otra, le iremos subiendo una serie de atributos para mejorar su técnica, disponemos de 10 torneos, entre ellos el de Mikasa, Coca Cola, Sega o Nintendo. Al principio la jugadora de nuestro equipo manejada por la IA tendrá muchos fallos y carencias, una de ellas la
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