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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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  1. Negative: 3 out of 163
  1. Dude
    Jan 29, 2007
    10
    Man, I think the critics all really missed the boat with this one. This game is so much fun, and we've been playing it for over a month Man, I think the critics all really missed the boat with this one. This game is so much fun, and we've been playing it for over a month straight. No, you're not getting a super deep version of any of the five games, but what you're getting is five different games, with several different mini-game modes each, that are all really fun to play, especially with another person. I have gotten so many people to try this game who don't even like video games, and every one of them found something to love out of the different game options. People who have never even considered owning a video game console tell me they want a Wii now after trying it. My girlfriend and I(and she barely even likes video games normally)play together every day. No, you're not getting super deep versions of the games or fancy long single player modes, but I can't imagine why anyone would expect that when it was never advertised as that. It is meant to be a game that you can pop on with anyone and both have a blast. And as far as replay value, I don't know that we'll be playing it forever, but we've played it for a month and a half straight, and that right there is pretty darned good I'd say. You can't grade this thing on the same scale as normal games, because it's something new. And it's just plain fun. Expand
  2. Feb 28, 2017
    10
    Great sports game. You will clearly have a lot of fun and play with your friends. Tennis is my favorite mini-game. Also it features a TrainingGreat sports game. You will clearly have a lot of fun and play with your friends. Tennis is my favorite mini-game. Also it features a Training side where you can play lots of others mini-games :) Expand
  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. BrockJ.
    Dec 3, 2006
    9
    After waiting for the Wii and Zelda for as long as I had, I find myself playing Wii sports more! An amazing way to get a feel for the After waiting for the Wii and Zelda for as long as I had, I find myself playing Wii sports more! An amazing way to get a feel for the wiimote. It did what the wii set out to do, make a new gaming experience for new gamers and seasoned veterans. My only complaint is that the boxing controls are a little awkward. Looking forward to a Wii sports 2! Expand
  5. Sep 25, 2016
    8
    Even though this is a really basic game it's a great one to play with the kids, and really fun for family get togethers where you have to takeEven though this is a really basic game it's a great one to play with the kids, and really fun for family get togethers where you have to take turns with younger cousins, nieces and nephews! Definitely recommend.

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  6. Nov 22, 2020
    7
    this is a good game, but i'd honestly say the Resort version is so much better than this, it has a LOT more limited things you can play, justthis is a good game, but i'd honestly say the Resort version is so much better than this, it has a LOT more limited things you can play, just 5 things to play? no good customizations, but the games are enjoyable and fun whenever you would play it occasionally. 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