Beach Spikers: Virtua Beach Volleyball GameCube

  • 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
Buy On
  1. 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.
  2. Excels in a superb multiplayer mode that will keep your friends glued (or gawking at the screen).
  3. The ho-hum game play won’t wow you.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 60
    Looks pretty, but the flawed controls prevent it from having the wide appeal a sport featuring toned female athletes in bikinis should have.
  8. 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.
  9. Game Informer
    50
    There really isn't much here to recommend. The reason? As usual, suspect gameplay and poor camerawork are the culprits. [Sept 2002, p.85]
  10. It’s too simplistic and oftentimes annoying due to a hyperactive camera.

Awards & Rankings

#43 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  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,[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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  2. Jul 25, 2016
    8
    Beach Spikers is entertaining for about 45 minutes cause it is a sports game so not to much variety and replay value but everything else isBeach Spikers is entertaining for about 45 minutes cause it is a sports game so not to much variety and replay value but everything else is good to me. Full Review »
  3. Neuco
    May 8, 2008
    8
    Being that there aren't that many volleyball games out there, I must say, as a sports title, this game is pretty fun. If you liked any Being that there aren't that many volleyball games out there, I must say, as a sports title, this game is pretty fun. If you liked any of Sega's other Virtua sports series, you'll like this. Sexy girls, simple controls, and arcade style fun wrapped in a nice little package with that special Sega touch. All they need to do now is make a sequel for the Wii and improve on everything that makes it good, as well as include online play. Full Review »