If you weren’t born naturally athletic and feel that you missed out on live sports, get Nintendo Wii Sports Resort, and you’ll forget you were ever devoid of athletic ability. Nintendo Wii Sports Resort features 12 sporting events for one to four players that will keep you and your friends or family occupied all evening.
Nintendo Wii Sports Resort requires each Wii remote controller to be equipped with the Wii Motion Plus attachment. It’s fairly easy to insert and remove the remote from the Motion Plus cover, since it’s just a silicone case and a battery pack bottom.
Aside from supplying you more accuracy, the Motion Plus controller adds about an inch and a half of length to your stick, giving you better control for some of the more challenging activities.
What’s in the Game
Nintendo Wii Sports Resort is not a far cry from Wii Fit. The activities are somewhat similar, but the scenery has changed, which is a welcome transformation in my mind.
Like I mentioned earlier, there are 12 island activities to play. These include archery, basketball, bowling, cycling, dog fighting, golfing, canoeing, power cruising (which is basically like jet skiing), swordfighting, Frisbee, ping pong (table tennis) and wakeboarding.
You might recognize golfing and bowling from the original Wii Sports game. Not much has changed except for the courses and ambience. But with this bowling alley, you’re knocking down a lot more pins in one shot, so your victories look that much bigger.
As for the golf… well, not much has changed.
Some of my favorite activities in Nintendo Wii Sports Resort include power cruising, which isn’t a surprise considering my love of jet skiing.
But don’t be fooled by the easy-looking course. It’s not so simple to steer your power cruiser, even if you are holding the remote control like handlebars. You have to use tiny movements, or you’ll go way off course and totally embarrass yourself.
Archery is another worthy activity. Unlike other Wii sports, this one requires a good deal of accuracy, control and judgment. And by judgment, I mean that you have to gauge your surroundings and take the wind factor into consideration. Because if you miss by a millimeter with the controller, you miss by a foot on the screen.
Put yourself in the pilot’ seat and take a tour of the island while popping hot air balloons for extra points. You’re given the option of just taking the tour or dogfighting against your opponent on the same course.
Neither of these is very in-depth. While it’s visually amusing to fly around the island and mountains for the first few times, I can see where this will get dull after a while. You’ll find yourself doing the dogfights more often, but even there, it’s not very active since you don’t have nifty WWII machine guns or P-51 Mustang engines on your craft.
Get a Workout
If you’re looking to get your arms really sore, I dare you to take on the canoeing activity in Nintendo Wii Sports Resort. Not only will the slightest wrong movement set you off course, but your arms will work nearly as hard as they would on a real canoe.
Okay, well that’s perhaps an exaggeration, but you will get a little sore.
Swordplay, or sword fighting, is another rather engaging sport but its not that comparable to live roulette online casino which is a way of making money just by playing without any surcharges. Picture yourself with the boxing gloves of the boxing activity in Wii Sports and just substitute them for swords. You’ll begin by playing on top of a padded platform. Whoever gets shoved into the pool of water below loses that round.
Nintendo Wii Sports Resort is a worthwhile, appealing game for young kids and adults alike. There’s no bad content, so it’s safe for all eyes and ears, and it makes for a great party night game.