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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. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    90
    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. Edge Magazine
    70
    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. Negative: 4 out of 158
  1. 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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  2. PhillipV.
    Jan 25, 2007
    10
    It is much better than some of the ratings tell you. Its inovative, fun, addictive and did I mention fun? But whats even better, is that its It is much better than some of the ratings tell you. Its inovative, fun, addictive and did I mention fun? But whats even better, is that its free. Nintendo could easily charge you 50$ for this game. Expand
  3. Jun 9, 2014
    10
    Oh my, this game.
    This might just be the best sports game ever on a videogame console. Controls are simple and intuitive, allowing anyone to
    Oh my, this game.
    This might just be the best sports game ever on a videogame console. Controls are simple and intuitive, allowing anyone to pick them up. Getting really good at it is quite challenging, though, as is proper for a game that goes back to the roots of sports games like the ones on the NES. Physics feel natural enough and graphics are perfectly functional.

    Whether you score a strike in bowling or hit the golf ball out into the water, it's almost certainly your own doing. There is no story whatsoever, just you, the player(s) and the gameplay. Anyone wondering why the Wii sold so well for years after launch, this is the answer.
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  4. 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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  5. Mar 6, 2015
    8
    This is a great game but Resort is MUCH BETTER!! Golf had a little lag here, but fixed in Resort. Bowling is my favourite. The sports are fun,This is a great game but Resort is MUCH BETTER!! Golf had a little lag here, but fixed in Resort. Bowling is my favourite. The sports are fun, baseball is fun! I got Out of the Park twice in my life playing Wii Sports. The training mode is very fun and on the last round of "100 pin bowling" there is a trick on the final round. Find it out yourself. You'll be surprised. Expand
  6. Dec 30, 2018
    7
    This game was one of the first I ever played, but nostalgia can't hold it any more. Wii Sports, still to this day, is a fun collection ofThis game was one of the first I ever played, but nostalgia can't hold it any more. Wii Sports, still to this day, is a fun collection of mini-games. From Golf to Boxing to Tennis, no game feels beneath any other, although Golf is still to this day my favourite, but a problem is that while they retain the quality, the quality in question isn't all too good. The games integrate the Wii's remote in great ways, but games such as Tennis can just boggle down to two people swinging without so much as a thought. Talking about two-player, this game isn't the same without someone else to play with. Playing with someone else is almost necessary to have fun this game. While nowhere near amazing, Wii Sports is still a collection of fun, albeit unbalanced games. Expand
  7. Jun 23, 2020
    0
    This game has aged so bad. Both its graphics and especially its gameplay are completely outdated. Not to mention that you can only play aThis game has aged so bad. Both its graphics and especially its gameplay are completely outdated. Not to mention that you can only play a doubles match (not a singles match) in tennis. The mechanics of the tennis shots are deceptive, the graphcis quite simple and, honestly, awful, and the game is simply boring for today's standards. There are much better options to play tennis with a "live gameplay" that requires moving the hands, such as Mario Tennis Aces (2018) for the Ninendo Switch, which has both better graphcis and better gamemplay. Even Grand Slam Tennis (2009) for the Nintendo Wii is better than this. Expand

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Awards & Rankings

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#2 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2006
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#2 Most Shared Wii Game of 2006