Beach Spikers: Virtua Beach Volleyball

Moby ID: 7105
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Beach Spikers is an action beach volleyball game for one to four players. Several modes of gameplay are included: arcade (a conversion of the arcade game), world tour (the player creates a team, develops a relationship with their partner to increase her ability, and aims to be the world champs), vs mode (play against other players or the CPU) and a tutorial mode. Several mini-games are also featured, such as beach countdown where teams play volleyball with a bomb and hope it doesn't explode on their side of the net, and beach flags where the player needs to capture a flag before their opponent.

Beach Spikers comes with a number of predefined teams, or the player can create their own team from a variety of female athletes. Each character can be customized in appearance as well, from hair and skin color to uniform.

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Average score: 79% (based on 31 ratings)

Players

Average score: 3.7 out of 5 (based on 11 ratings with 1 reviews)

It's volleyball, but it's still fun.

The Good
Gameplay - The gameplay is pretty good. It's fairly easy to play, and the controls are also easy. There's three ways to bump and set, and two to spike, and they're all either a one or two button press. The game itself is fun, if you like volley ball. The camera is good, and doesn't usually put itself where you can't see the action.

Graphics - The graphics are ok. They're not spectacular, but they're not atrocious either. I'd call them average.

Sound - The sound is also ok. The music is not too annoying, and the sound effects are adequate.

The Bad
The major thing I don't like about this game is that's it's just volleyball. There's really not that many modes of play. There's your normal, play a game of volleyball mode, and a tournament mode, and that's really it. It is 4 player, which does add some replayability, but only some. There's also some little 'mini' games, which don't really add that much to the game. The tournament mode is fun, for a while, but then it's just monotonous.

The Bottom Line
It's a volleyball game, and that's it. The single player modes are alright, but multi-player is where this game has the most going for it. If you don't like volleyball, or don't have many friends to play with, don't buy this game.

GameCube · by jon moses (5) · 2003

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    • 2002 – #6 Best GameCube Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)

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    Game info on Nintendo of America's website. Also has cheat codes to unlock secret uniforms etc.

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Game added by Servo.

Arcade added by Michael Cassidy.

Additional contributors: karttu, Patrick Bregger.

Game added August 15, 2002. Last modified January 16, 2024.