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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 gameTennis (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
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  1. Positive: 31 out of 51
  2. Negative: 0 out of 51
  1. The ideal way to get into Wii gaming. It's funny, simple and approachable, and gamers and non-gamers alike should get something out of it. [Christmas 2006, p.62]
  2. Sure, it lacks goals and can be beaten very quickly. But the ultra-responsive technology and high multiplayer replay value are far greater than any other party or sports game collection.
  3. Wii Sports certainly won't be hailed as the most realistic sports sim on the market, but it's the best thing - next to a bottle of tequila - to take to a friend's holiday house party.
  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: 93 out of 105
  2. Negative: 1 out of 105
  1. BenC.
    Dec 12, 2006
    10
    I've had more fun with this game than any other in a long time. The graphics are cheesy, and it has shortcomings like only one 9 hole I've had more fun with this game than any other in a long time. The graphics are cheesy, and it has shortcomings like only one 9 hole golf course, but I've been able to play it with dozens of family members and friends who haven't played video games in years, or who never enjoyed them in the first place. I've never had requests to bring console games with me to friends houses until Wii Sports, but my Wii has game nights at three different houses now. And good luck finding another game that makes your stomach sore from laughing and your muscles sore from moving. Expand
  2. KeiranR.
    Jan 1, 2008
    10
    Sheer excellence for a free game. great use of the wii remote and hours of fun in all honesty.
  3. Jun 11, 2013
    10
    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
    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.
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  4. DrehminiK.
    Jan 3, 2007
    9
    The game may look simple, but yet it has a vast amount of complexity to it. While the graphics are simplistic at best the gameplay lacks none.
  5. Feb 3, 2014
    8
    in honor of wii sports club for wii u im giving my option on wii sports for wii
    wii sports is fun to play i can;t say anything wrong with
    in honor of wii sports club for wii u im giving my option on wii sports for wii
    wii sports is fun to play i can;t say anything wrong with the lo co multplayer of the title
    i enjoyed the baseball of out of all them, and a true classic game for 7 years
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  6. SteveW.
    Nov 25, 2006
    8
    Good fun. Intuitive and simple. Bowling and Tennis are our favorites.
  7. Jan 21, 2012
    3
    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 isExcept 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. Collapse

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