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  • Summary: Tennis (1-4 players): Players grab the controller like a racket and swing – the game will register forehands, backhands, volleys, lobs, slices, spin and power depending on how fast the user swings and at what angle. Don't worry about moving around the court to get to the ball – the game automatically moves players into position. Baseball (1-2 players): Grip the controller like a bat and swat fastballs out of the park in a home run derby. Timing and bat speed will make all the difference between going yard and whiffing, so keep an eye on the ball and swing for the fences. In the two-player game, one player pitches and the other bats. Golf (1 player): Step up to the tee, hold the controller like a golf club and swing naturally to smack the ball onto the green. The harder players swing the club, the farther the ball will fly, so be sure to take some practice swings before going for the pin. After reaching the green, line up putts carefully, practice the stroke and try to hole out. [Nintendo] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 51
  2. Negative: 0 out of 51
  1. Just as a Nintendo 64 without "Super Mario 64" was unthinkable, so too is a Wii without Wii Sports. It’s one of the most perfect launch games we’ve seen.
  2. 85
    We can't help but enjoy the fact that we're getting a solid sports experience for nothing. It's definitely more fun in groups and won't have a great deal of longevity, but anyone who doesn't find at least some fun in Wii Sports has a heart of coal.
  3. Despite the shortcomings in presentation and pruning in some aspects of the modes and play, what Wii Sports gets right it gets right with flying colors, showing that what may have appeared as a gimmick - the motion-reading controllers - is actually a revolution.
  4. Despite these two solo modes, Wii Sports is really all about getting some friends together and playing a few matches of tennis or bowling. The game isn't designed to be a true authentic sports simulation, it's all about the sheer entertainment value, and this is where Wii Sports really shines.
  5. This is one you can feel confident about showing your family and friends who are normally saying things like "pish-tosh" when you bring up video games.
  6. Perfect? No. Indispensable? Yes. Wii Sports more than earns its bundled place as an essential component of the hardware. [Christmas 2006, p.76]
  7. It's free, so you're getting what you pay for. Yes, it can be fun, but it should have been a lot better.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 89 out of 100
  2. Negative: 1 out of 100
  1. ZH
    Jan 24, 2007
    Most addictive game ever. Great multiplayer.
  2. BlakeR.
    Jan 11, 2008
    This game should be updated soon it should start to get boring after a while apart from that its ledge
  3. Jun 11, 2013
    Is good play WII sport games is help you to understand basic knowledge of sports such a tennis or bowling
    also you can play a golf games is
    also is exercise games. Expand
  4. MarkH.
    Jan 11, 2007
    Wii Sports may be considered the best beer drinking game of all time. Not only should every kid get a Wii system, but every adult should as well. It's a good way to get in shape and have fun doing it. I wish there were more options and more sports though. Expand
  5. Jul 23, 2013
    It has limited games, but "Wii Sports" is fun despite its limits. With fun sport games along side it, "Wii Sports" is nice to play and free with the Wii! Expand
  6. SteveW.
    Nov 25, 2006
    Good fun. Intuitive and simple. Bowling and Tennis are our favorites.
  7. Jan 21, 2012
    Except for that it is free, there isn't really anything great about this game. Its a tech demo, because there isn't really that fun, nor is there much content. The controls are awkward,slow and imprecise and none of the minigames emphasizes on skill at all (the controls aren't exact enough for skill to play a role anyhow). Overall, this is a real dumb game. Expand

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