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IGN (Nov 15, 2007)
The NES eventually saw the release of a few more capable, more playable and more fun volleyball designs, like Kings of the Beach and Super Spike V'Ball. And Super Spike was actually published by the Big N here in the States, way back when, so it's possible that it will show up again here on the Virtual Console sometime in the not too distant future. So, if anything, wait for that. Because Volleyball isn't worth 500 Wii Points at all. It's a mess to control, and it feels aged much more than its other contemporaries in the early NES Sports Series. Even Soccer would be a better option.
Nintendo Life (Aug, 2007)
There is a two player mode of course, but let’s face it, you are not going to find anyone sad enough to want to play this abomination with anyway! If you want a decent Volleyball game then you would be better off waiting to see if the excellent Super Spike V'Ball ever makes it to the Virtual Console. It sets rights all the faults of this earlier attempt at recreating the sport. Give this one a miss!
GameSpot (Nov 28, 2007)
There are only two plausible reasons for Volleyball for the NES to have been released on the Wii Virtual console. One is to show you just how far sports video games have come since the mid '80s. The other, and more fitting reason, is to simply grab you by the throat and shake every ounce of nostalgia out of your brain. Volleyball is that ridiculously nauseating.
10 (UK) (Aug 13, 2007)
In fact, the only enduring plus point in the game's favour is that you can choose an all-female team and be reminded of the days when a volleyball videogame featured breasts that were only three pixels in size. Aah, such innocence…
Mag'64 (Sep 03, 2009)
Warum Nintendo ausgerechnet Volleyball auf die Virtual Console portiert hat, ist angesichts dessen, dass bereits zu NES-Zeiten ein wesentlich besserer Volleyball-Titel erschienen ist, absolut schleierhaft. Nur ausgewiesene Masochisten sollten sich diesen Titel für 500 Punkte herunterladen, oder solche, bei denen Geld keine Rolle spielt. Allen anderen muss explizit davon abgeraten werden. Hier bekommt man nicht nur "nichts" für sein Geld, sondern ärgert sich noch darüber, dass man sich Volleyball geladen hat. Man kann nur hoffen, dass Nintendo noch Super Spike V' Ball auf der V.C. veröffentlicht, dass auch die jüngeren Spieler, die diesen Titel nicht im Original kennen, wissen, dass es auch gute Volleyball-Umsetzungen gibt.