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  • Summary: Wii Sports Resort is a collection of fun sports games that anyone can pick up and play. This sequel to the popular Wii Sports makes use of the Wii MotionPlus accessory, which gives players the most responsive and realistic experience possible. The Wii MotionPlus accessory, which is includedWii Sports Resort is a collection of fun sports games that anyone can pick up and play. This sequel to the popular Wii Sports makes use of the Wii MotionPlus accessory, which gives players the most responsive and realistic experience possible. The Wii MotionPlus accessory, which is included with Wii Sports Resort, plugs into the base of the Wii Remote controller and, combined with the accelerometer and sensor bar, provides an experience that gives players an even greater sense of immersion. Just as with Wii Sports, people compete against friends and family. As the competition heats up, Wii Sports Resort is as much fun to watch as it is to play. First-time players should find it easy to pick up a Wii Remote and jump into the action. Wii Sports Resort takes place on a tropical island. A wide range of activities keep players coming back for one more round. Some sample activities include Sword Play, Power Cruising (racing a water scooter) and Disc Dog, which involves accurately tossing a disc to a cute, Mii-like dog. [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. Positive: 60 out of 73
  2. Negative: 0 out of 73
  1. Wii Sports Resort offers more variety and a bit more complexity without alienating that family up the street who only bought a Wii because they love bowling. Unless you're the kind of sullen misanthrope who can only feel at peace when getting headshots with some kind of virtual scope, you'll surely find something about Wii Sports Resort that keeps both you and your non-gaming friends or family coming back for more.
  2. 90
    Wii Sports Resort is a motion-controlled marvel with a little piece of magic included for each and every one of us.
  3. 87
    Just as Wii Sports was exactly what Nintendo needed to help shift units when the Wii launched so too Wii Sports Resort proves to be a perfect advert for MotionPlus as well as still being a cracking game in its own right.
  4. While not every event in the game is going to please you, I'm sure you'll find plenty of things to like, especially with a group of friends.
  5. 80
    Yes, it may well be a tech demonstration of MotionPlus, but on the upside somebody built a game around it for us to have some fun with, and to experience how much WMP really does improve on the original controls.
  6. 80
    By buying Wii Sports Resort you get a game we recommend. The inferior graphics will be compensated by the beautiful sound and great gameplay. The only thing that should be stopping you from purchasing this game is the rare possibility that you have no-friends to play it with at all!
  7. As a solo experience, Wii Sports Resort doesn’t offer much to the lonely and the damned; online play is utterly M.I.A. And the jury is still out on the Wii MotionPlus attachment. It makes a difference, yes, but that difference often seems marginal at best.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 68
  2. Negative: 4 out of 68
  1. superbrothersthe1console
    Jul 31, 2009
    10
    Wii Sports Resort & MotionPlus deliver beautifully on the initial promise of the Wii. Miyamoto-san's EAD development team have been Wii Sports Resort & MotionPlus deliver beautifully on the initial promise of the Wii. Miyamoto-san's EAD development team have been creating highly accessible, well crafted living room experiences for more than thirty years, producing classics like Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Pikmin & Wii Sports. Wii Sports Resort stands proudly among them - it's incredible, unmissable, a surefire hit. Expand
  2. Jul 27, 2018
    10
    This game is great in every way! 12 fun activities that will get you frustrated, but it makes you want to keep coming back! I personallyThis game is great in every way! 12 fun activities that will get you frustrated, but it makes you want to keep coming back! I personally love dog Frisbee and Frisbee golf. The bicycling is a pain, but its still fun. This game built on everything from the original Wii Sport, but made it so much better. I love this game! Expand
  3. ShawnL
    Aug 5, 2009
    9
    Wii Sports Resort is obviously a better and more in depth experience than Wii Sports. Swordplay is probably the game that best shows the Wii Sports Resort is obviously a better and more in depth experience than Wii Sports. Swordplay is probably the game that best shows the capabilities of WiiMotionPlus and is probably the best overall game of the bunch. Archery is the second best game and also shows MotionPlus's capabilities very well. Table Tennis and Basketball are my two other favorites simply because they are very addicting. You can't really say that any of the games are bad it's just that some are clearly better than others. Overall, it is a very fun game that shows the incredible precision of WiiMotionPlus and anyone who wants to have alot of fun should for sure buy this game. Expand
  4. Jan 9, 2011
    9
    Best $50 I ever spent on my Wii and comes with a free (required) remote / controller. Hours and hours of fun for non-gamers (intended market)Best $50 I ever spent on my Wii and comes with a free (required) remote / controller. Hours and hours of fun for non-gamers (intended market) and even hard-core gamers can find something among the 12 games.

    Each game has "sub-games" and after you think you've gotten pretty good at it, there are some very difficult "stamps" to earn. If you're OCD like me, you'll enjoy collecting all the "points of interest" in the flight simulator, and while you're exploring that game, go ahead and shoot the white balloons. It remembers which ones you've hit... Some of the games require 2 remotes for 2 players, other games you can share.

    You definitely need to wear your wrist strap for some of these games, like frisbee golf. Another pointer: if you find steering the jet ski or wake-board difficult, be sure you are tilting the remotes, not just moving them up and down. The remote steers by sensing the TILT, not the height or separation.

    Nintendo has re-invented the Wii. Just add a small device to existing remote / controller, you get far more accurate input. Down-side is that games must be re-written to take advantage of the new sensitivity. I hope it catches on with developers. There is a wikipedia article that lists games which take advantage of the new technology.
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  5. Sep 6, 2010
    8
    A fantastic upgrade from wii sports with 12 different sports to master and get the hang of, however can get a little boring after about 3 orA fantastic upgrade from wii sports with 12 different sports to master and get the hang of, however can get a little boring after about 3 or maybe 4 hours. A great game using the wii motion plus to its full potential with its own unique options like using the mii contest channel mii to play against. Expand
  6. Aug 13, 2014
    8
    Hell yeah! Big N knows how to make good games, and this is an another proof to the theory. the accuracy is in it's peak thanks to the newHell yeah! Big N knows how to make good games, and this is an another proof to the theory. the accuracy is in it's peak thanks to the new Motion-Plus accessory and the games are mostly fun. Expand
  7. Mar 20, 2011
    3
    i never actually could get into the game and even if i did there are only a couple of levels to each sport and you can beat them all prettyi never actually could get into the game and even if i did there are only a couple of levels to each sport and you can beat them all pretty quickly and they just begin to get repetitive and i think it is a good idea but they should have added more levels to each sport Expand

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#4 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009
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#5 Most Shared Wii Game of 2009