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Wii Sports (Wii)

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Description

Wii Sports is a compilation of small sports games designed to be a showcase for the Wii's motion sensitive controller. Each game has several practice modes, and there is a Fitness Age feature to measure your daily improvement at all games.
  • Tennis: A game of doubles. Swing the remote like a racket to play.

  • Baseball: The computer automates the running and fielding. The player either pitches or bats.

  • Golf: Swing the remote like a golf club to play through the included 9 holes.

  • Bowling: Play a regular 10 frame game of bowling by swinging the remote like you're rolling a bowling ball.

  • Boxing: Punch, defend, or lean, with the remote and nunchuk used to control both in-game hands.
Rather than realistic characters, each game is played using Miis, the simple characters that can be created from within the Wii's Mii Channel.

Screenshots

Wii Sports Wii Wii reminds you often to take a break
Wii Sports Wii Pitcher is tired (notice the ! over head) usually means down the middle fast ball
Wii Sports Wii Good power hit
Wii Sports Wii Dark thought bubble clouds over players that fault

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User Reviews

A more then generous introductory free game to the Nintendo Wii STU2 (72) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars
Hooray For The Pack-In Game! Guy Chapman (1744) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
Eh... Bob the Stickman (290) 2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars

The Press Says

GameZone Nov 20, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Vortex Jan 16, 2007 85 out of 100 85
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 08, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Kombo.com Nov 13, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
Purojuegos 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Defunct Games Dec 22, 2006 70 out of 100 70
Extreme Gamer Nov 28, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Game Critics Jan 31, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
1UP Nov 18, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
Video Game Generation Nov 20, 2006 6 out of 10 60

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Some qwiik questions 4 St. Martyne (3539)
Jul 21, 2008

Trivia

1001 Video Games

Wii Sports appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

References

  • The 9 holes of golf Wii Sports includes are taken from Nintendo's NES game Golf.
  • The white building in the background of the tennis game is Nintendo's Japanese headquarters in Kyoto.

References to the game

In the movie Tropic Thunder Matthew McConaughey's character can be seen playing Wii Sports' tennis and bowling games. It also appears in the 2009 movie (500) Days of Summer, the 2010 movie Somewhere. and Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

Sales

In 2009 it was announced that Wii Sports had officially become the biggest selling Nintendo game, outdoing Super Mario Bros. in sales in just two and a half years. This was due to the fact that the game is bundled with the console and is counted every time a console is bought. However, by the end of 2008, Japan had sold over 3.2 million copies of the game (it is not bundled with the system in Japan). As of March 31, 2014, according to publisher Nintendo, the game reached 82.54 million copies sold worldwide.

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2006 – #3 Biggest Wii Game of the Year
    • 2006 – #2 Biggest Surprise of the Year
    • 2006 – #3 Most Innovative Game Design of the Year
    • 2006 – #3 Best Party Game of the Year
  • BAFTA
    • 2007 - Winner in the Sports; Innovation; Gameplay; Multiplayer; Casual; and Strategy and Simulation categories.
    • 2007 - Nominee as Best Game
  • Golden Joystick Awards
  • 2007 - Family Game of the Year
Information also contributed by Apogee IV, Big John WV, FatherJack, Johia S. Slone and Patrick Bregger

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Joshua J. Slone (4616) added Wii Sports (Wii) on Nov 20, 2006