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  • Summary: (Also knnown as "Sports Island" in the UK) Deca Sports is a unique ten-sport game exclusively for the Wii. Combining ten sporting events into one addicting and fun-filled game, Deca Sports offers an immersive experience for fans of any age. The sporting events: Beach Volleyball, Snowboard Cross, Badminton, Basketball, Curling, Figure Skating, Archery, Supercross, Soccer and Kart Racing. Each sport in the game uses the Wii Remote in unique yet accessible ways. With a subtle swing of the Wii Remote players can hit and spike the ball in Beach Volleyball, while twists of the wrist produce a wild ride down the slopes in Snowboard Cross. In Figure Skating players need to keep to the music and properly time all of their jumps and spins in order to impress the judges while passing the ball and lining up shots is essential in Soccer. All ten sports support both single player and multiplayer modes, in addition to a training mode to practice essential skills. The wide range of events and modes make Deca Sports the perfect game for players and sports fans of all ages. [Hudson] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 23
  2. Negative: 11 out of 23
  1. The price is right, the games are fun, and the whole family being able to get in on the action together has to be a good thing.
  2. 70
    In the end, Deca Sports isn't a great title but it is a fun diversion that's sure to go over well with the casual Wii owner. [June 2008, p.85]
  3. 70
    If you're a Wii Sports fan who is hungry for new challenges, Deca Sports deserves a shot.
  4. 50
    The problem is that three bad games plus six ranging from barely adequate to decent plus a final "pretty good" one doesn't add up to anything worthwhile.
  5. 42
    The most frustrating thing about Deca Sports is that it's not bad -- just bland, uninspired, and of questionable value.
  6. Sports Island could have been a great addition to the Wii catalogue, but sadly the lack of polish and emphasis put on fine tuning the controls drags it way below its potential.
  7. The simplistic flick-your-wrist-and-sometimes-press-a-button interface is probably great for testing the motor skills of chimpanzees, but humans should do themselves a favor and use this same arm motion to fling this Hudson game into the Hudson River.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. AnonymousMC
    Sep 11, 2008
    the figure skating on here was pretty cool. im an arcade fan, and trying to time the jumps and spins to get excellents instead of goods is awesome. trying to chain your excellents to achieve the highest score is actually a rush. its not that different than trying to chain combos or kills together in fighting games and shooters. plus, my girlfriend will play it with me.. so its pretty solid. but the othher games on there werent that great.. so i couldnt give it higher than a 7 Expand
  2. Anonymous
    Jun 24, 2008
    Just another collection of shallow, bland, soulless mini-games with irritating and tiresome remote waggling. Like Wii Sports (the game it is shamelessly ripping off) casual gamers may get some cheap thrills from it in a party environment, but like Wii Sports there's little appeal outside of that and players will get tired of it very quickly. Deca Sports pretty much represents everything that's bad about current Wii game development. Expand
  3. LB
    Jul 26, 2008
    HATE IT!! I was thoroughly disappointed. I refuse to buy another wii game where you cannot use your miis. To me the whole purpose of the nintendo wii system was to get you moving with the realistic moves and all. There are just too many fake, cheesy copy cats games out there that put the wii name on it. It is sickening that these games are purchased and no way of returning them. I feel that the piblic is being conned. If Nintendo is putting their official seal on these games that do not live up to the initial wii sports game quality , then they will surely lose customers. Expand
  4. RejaurR.
    May 23, 2008
    The first ever game I thought that the people who made it were drunk.