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
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  1. The amount of fun that it provides is unbelievable, and its simple, arcade-style gameplay is wonderful.
  2. Cheat Code Central
    90
    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. netjak
    85
    While the single player aspects were shallow and unrewarding, the multiplayer is a huge success.
  6. GameNow
    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. Nintendo Power
    82
    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. GMR Magazine
    80
    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. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    80
    The most addictive gameplay this side of "Virtua Tennis." [Oct 2002, p.194]
  16. Play Magazine
    80
    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.

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 »