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Published by: THQ / Release date: 2008-06-27

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      13.03.2012 18:34

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      Wii sports is better

      It has got six games on it which are Beach Football,Beach Volleyball,Beach Cricket,Beach American Football,Disc(Frisbee) and Boules.

      Beach Football
      You can play 5 a side football in this game buts its pretty poor to be honest. Their is no enjoyment much in the game yes you can pass about but their is no real good feel about the game. Overall I played this a few times but never really enjoyed the game.

      Beach Cricket
      Has to be the best game i played on here you can choose the amount of overs. You have less fielders playing which means scoring runs is very easy in the game. Hitting a four in the game is just about possible with each ball you receive in the game. No doubt the best one in the game in my opinion!

      Frisbee (disc)
      You throw the frisbee as far as you can and its pretty much boring. I do not see the reason why this was even put in Beach Sports. This game really did not do much for me I thought they could have put in a better sports game.

      Beach Volleyball
      Second best game you can play on Beach sports. You can tip the ball over and its pretty much fun when playing this game. Its all about keeping your control with this game. Good game, plenty of fun overall!

      American Football
      I turned this off the first time I played it! This is just horrible to play! Maybe its because I dont like american football or just the fact the game was so awful to play!

      Boules
      Another pointless game put in on Beach Sports. I guess many people like me will be turned of easily with Beach Sports because of the quality. This is one you would probably play to try out and not play again!

      Overall the cricket and Volleyballs games are the only decent ones in the game!

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      01.04.2010 00:38
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      This just didn't live up to Wii Sports in my opinion. I certainly won't be buying it.

      == Introduction ==
      This game is actually my brothers, he left it at my house a while back, and I decided to have a play the other day, I love Wii Sports (the one you get with most Wii bundles), and so I thought I would love this too. But I have to say I was extremely disappointed in it.

      == About the game ==
      The game is much like Wii Sports, in that it is sports related, but the sports are much more "beach game" orientated.

      The "sports" which are on the game are:
      *Frisbee Golf: Much like normal golf in that you have so many holes (up to 18, you can choose less), and a par. But instead of a ball you throw a frisbee into a net.
      *Cricket
      *Football/Soccer
      *Volleyball
      *Boules: the game where you throw a jack and then each player has 4 balls to throw as close to the jack as they can.
      *American Football

      Each games can be played by up to 4 of your friends or family, on your own, or against the computer- so if your playing alone you can be a little bit competitive.

      Instead of playing with a Mii (the Wii characters which you make and store on your Wii console), each person who plays has to design their own character to play with.

      == What did I think of the game? ==
      Personally I hated it. I found it very boring, and extremely frustrating. I was playing alone, and so chose to play against the computer on some of the games, but this was SO SLOW it was unbelievable. I played Disc Golf against 4 computer players, and it just felt like I was barely even playing, I was sitting for around 10 minutes at a time not doing anything and just waiting for the other players to take their turns. I then decided to turn this multiplayer function off, and played alone, but by this point I was so fed up I got really bored and decided to turn the thing off!

      I found the game unresponsive and very repetitive. What I mean by that is, unlike on the Wii Sports game, where you can play a short game of each sport, (i.e. on tennis you can play a single game or anything up to best of 5, on bowling it's just one game, and you can play alone and not against anyone, golf can be just 3 holes or the whole 9 etc), I found on this game, even in the "quick play" function, that the games were going on for AGES! And by unresponsive, I mean, the remote didn't seem to like the game, and didn't seem to pick up the movements as well as most other games, which made playing some of the games very difficult.

      I also found it to be copying Wii Sports ALOT! I mean, the "sports" were all very similar: on Wii sports you have Baseball, on this game we have Cricket, Wii Sports:Golf, This: Disc Golf, Wii Sports: Bowling, This: Boules. Although the games are different in a way, they are still pretty samey. I was expecting whole new games, and by "beach sports", I thought they would be more beachy games. I don't know many people who play Disc Golf on the beach- but maybe that is just me!!! I was expecting games like "Building sandcastles", "Fishing", "Rowing"! I don't know, but different games!!!

      I didn't like the fact it took me almost 15 minutes to set the game up for me to play either: rather than just popping the disc in the machine and then playing with my Mii, I had to go through the whole process of making a character (which was confusing and difficult, and I ended up with a generic character with grey hair called AAA!!!), it could have all been much quicker if I could have used my Mii, or if there were say 6 characters to choose from rather than having to figure out how to make my own up, maybe if it was my own game and I was a younger person sitting there for hours fiddling with the console, I'd have been more into that, but no, I just wanted to be able to get into the game and play it.

      I found some of the sports quite difficult to play, and I couldn't see how a 3 year old would be able to comprehend the games (the game is supposedly suitable for over 3s), as they didn't have instructions (well they did, but you had to go to a whole other page to go through them instead of them popping up on the screen the first time you play), and some of them were quite hard to get right, and the rules could be a little complex too!

      The graphics weren't bad for the Wii, which we all know isn't known for it's wonderful graphics, but there was none of that going round a corner and it's all our of sync like you used to get on old PlayStation games before all the HD etc came out!!! I'd give them a 5 out of 10 in Graphics overall (this is including Xbox etc's game graphics) and a 9 out of 10 in Wii Graphics terms.

      All in all, I wasn't at all impressed with the game and I most certainly wouldn't be buying the game for myself to play- I can see now why my brother wasn't so bothered about leaving it here!!!

      Maybe if this was played multiplayer (so with your friends rather than alone or against the computer), it would be more fun, but I don't think that is much good for a game- they need to be fun to play alone as well as together! Wii Sports is still fun when played alone, so why can't this be?? It just doesn't live up to it's predecesor!

      I give this a 3 out of 10, it is very repetitive, you cannot play short bursts of games if this is what you want, some of the sports are boring and confusing to play, it is unresponsive and slow. It just isn't for me at all and I usually love these types of games!

      == So who IS it for? ==
      This is for a family to play together, maybe as a group of 3 or 4, this might make the game more fun and bearable, but be warned you will need to set up all your characters before playing- so parents, get your kids onto that before you agree to a game!!!

      == How much is it and where can I get it? ==
      If you do want to buy this game, play.com have it for just over £5 with free delivery (this is the cheapest I have found it!).

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        01.03.2010 15:44
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        Inferior to other Wii games that I've played so far

        I had originally decided to ask for the Sports Resorts Wii game as a birthday present after liking the look of it on Amazon but I received this one instead. As you've probably gathered from the name, the games take place in a beach setting. I'll admit that when I first got the game, I hoped it would be along similar lines to Wii Sports Resorts.

        ***THE GAMES***
        The games that you can play include beach volleyball, beach cricket, beach bowls (or similar), beach football, beach soccer, beach American football, disc golf and bocce (which is basically like boulels or curling in terms of how it's played, as far as I can tell).

        ***SINGLE PLAYER MODE***
        The first time I played this game, it in single player mode and I was less than impressed. I found it difficult to play most of the games as the computer always seemed to win and I got so frustrated with the game that I actually stopped playing it as I couldn't see the point of playing to repeatedly lose. I was drawn to the volleyball initially but after several games in single-player mode, I had to admit defeat as the opposing side (controlled by the computer) never missed a shot and rescued the ball from some ridiculously impossible situations, which made it very difficult to score against them. At the same time, my team missed incredibly easy moves even when I was accurately aiming the remote. At first I assumed that this was a problem with my particular remote not registering actions but after seeing some reviews of the game on Amazon, it seems that other people have had the same problem so perhaps it's actually the game that's at fault? The cricket is so simple to play that I seem to connect with the ball without even timing my swing. I found this quite ironic considering that on the Wii Sports game, the baseball game is by far my worst in terms of ability (and it's not a million miles away in that you hit the ball and hope for the best!).

        ***MULTI-PLAYER MODE***
        Eventually, I managed to rope someone else into playing with me on the multi-player mode after we got a second Wii remote. I had hoped that this would make the playing experience much better as it meant that we could play the games against each other rather than against the computer and cancel out the apparent unfair advantage (or disadvantage, depending on which way you look at things!). In reality though, it was just much of the same. The timing issues still remained, but the only difference was that we were both experiencing them, so in a way we ended up cancelling each other out. In multi-player mode, the beach cricket game was more enjoyable and it was a bit easier to win without the computer hitting perfect runs all the time and bocce was the same as I'd always found that in single-player mode, I was losing constantly and this evened things up.

        ***OVERALL VERDICT***
        My personal experiences of the games are that they are either very easy (beach cricket) or too challenging (beach volleyball) and either way, I get bored easily. Whereas I can easily play for hours on Wii Sports, I rarely play this game for more than fifteen to twenty minutes at a time now as it becomes frustrating, especially with the recognition problems. The graphics are not as sharp as in other games and the characters are not as well-formed. You can't use your Mii character for this game either, which is quite unusual for Wii games as you usually have the option to do this. This game is quite a bit cheaper than Wii Sports Resorts in general and if I'm being entirely honest, there are some good reasons for this that I've tried to highlight in this review. It seems as though the creators were trying to emulate the basic format of Wii Sports in a beach setting and didn't quite get it right with the gameplay, graphics and characters. As far as cost goes, it seems to be one of the cheapest Wii games currently available, but I'd suggest saving your money and opting for a bit more expensive game instead as this one has left me rather disappointed. Personally, I've still got Wii Sports Resorts on my wishlist and intend to save my Amazon vouchers for that instead as the games sound more interesting and having read some reviews on Amazon, the timing issues that plague this game don't seem to be in evidence there and it generally sounds like a much more polished game if you want the beach setting.

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        27.01.2010 15:25
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        Big Beach Sports is a strange game; a thinly-veiled recycling of the brilliant Wii Sports, which copies the same gameplay, but lacks the same sense of fun and is too minimalistic and lazily conceived to be worth your cash.

        The game begins with Volleyball, which is fun for about five minutes before it becomes too laborious and repetitive. It plays quite a bit like the Tennis game on Wii Sports, but the animation and gameplay is more mechanized, meaning that your swing doesn't really account for much and there's not really any skill to winning. The same is true of the Football, too, and in effect the game seems to have a mind of its own, not really paying attention to your use of the Wiimote. Probably the worst offender is Cricket, though, which is immensely unresponsive.

        Big Beach Sports really doesn't do the Wii any favours visually; it is one of the naffest looking games on the Wii, and nothing pops with the colour or fervor that it should. Given the beach setting, it shouldn't be hard to make a vibrant and eye-pleasing arena, but the game is not only plagued by its bland palette, but also some dodgy camera angles which make the gameplay even more irritating.

        This is a game that's very difficult to recommend, particularly if you already own Wii Sports. It's fun for a few minutes but gets stale very quickly due to some cheap and fast design, and even the multiplayer can't really save it. The dodgy controls, poor visuals and sheer repetition of the whole thing makes for a game that isn't as satisfying as it so easily could have been. This is probably the least enjoyable game I've played on the Wii.

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          04.01.2010 01:35
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          Overall not bad for the price

          I recently bought Big Beach Sports for my Nintendo Wii and while not the greatest game in the world I got it for just under £10 so not that bad for that price I thought. There are six games to play on the beach in total with Volleyball, Disc Golf, Cricket, Boules, football and American football. For me they all vary and some are better than others.

          When you start you can create your own player and customise him or her accordingly to your own tastes and then for each sport you can choose to play as either one player against the computer or with and against up to four players. As with a lot of Wii games I think playing it against someone other than the computer is more fun as you can all get involved. For all the sports you can choose quick play or a tournament and you are given a tutorial which is useful in how to use the controls to play it.

          The first game I tried was Volleyball. This was actually one of my favourites out of the whole lot once I got into it although couldn't master all the moves at first. You can choose how many sets to play and there are two players on each side. The winner of each set is the first to 11 points and you can score on your serve or against. It has all the attributes of real volleyball and you are able to set up and spike the ball and then the other player can come in and smash. You can actually get a few rallies going in this as well with others so is quite fun.

          Football was also one of my favourites and you can pass to your nearest team-mate or to a team mate furthest away from you. In addtion you can volley the ball and shoot from range or closer in. The game also consists of sliding tackles and block tackles and diving saves from the keepers. Once again there are options as to how long each half is or the first team to get to targer number of goals. Again I found this a fun game to play against others.

          Cricket wasn't bad either and once mastered you can play some decent shots with the bat and score a 6 or a 4 or just a single run. I felt that you don't really have much control of anything after taking a shot or bowling though and the bowling was a bit tricky as if you don't get any pace the computer will punish you. You score runs and then lose points for a player getting out.

          Boules I played the first time to 7 points and the aim is to get nearest to the little while ball thrown at the start of each leg. You get points for the most balls nearest up to a maximum of 4 each leg and you can knock opponents balls out of the way to get nearer. The only problem with this game is that it went on a bit long if you play up to 7 points for example and dragged a bit.

          Disc Golf I didn't really enjoy as you try to throw a disc into a basket in the same way as you try to hit a golf ball into the hole taking into account the wind direction and speed. I found this one a little bit hard to master and found it slightly boring as well.

          American Football isn't bad at the start with 2 players each side but again gets a bit tedious. Again I didn't feel like I had much control over where the ball went and if the player caught it. I found it a quite hard to intercept as well. You can choose how many downs you have which is the chance you have to score a touchdown but unlike in the real sport you don't get another chance if you make it a certain number of yards. You get 3 chances and if you don't score then the ball gets turned over. This might be a little better with more players per side and more control over what the characters can do.

          Overall for the price and at least half of the sports it is pretty fun and you can play tournaments against each other. Not the greatest game in the world but not bad for the price.

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          30.12.2009 23:22
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          Since I first purchased my Nintendo Wii a few years ago, I have never really invested much in games for the system. Big Beach Sports is one of the games I bought, and I was quite disappointed with the purchase after just playing it for a short while (about 10 minutes or so).

          There are really only six game modes on the game which include Beach Cricket, and Beach football. All of which are poorly designed, and put together with poor graphics make the game fail on many different levels. The only game mode that is of any use on the game is Cricket and Volleyball as these are the only two game modes that you could really play for a long duration, but I don't mean hours, I mean like half an hour.

          I guess the only real advantage of the game is that it can be played by more than one person and it does keep you fitter due to the game's controls demanding their users to do exercise.

          Overall, I would give this game a 2/5, basically just for the cricket and volleyball mode.

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            10.11.2009 15:42
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            No where near Wii sports

            Big Beach Sports contains six mini games to play from all of the games are played on the beach.Having purchased this for seven pounds on Ebay the price for me was not bad in buying this game but it did not have much fun to be honest. The six mini games are Volleyball, Disc Golf, Cricket, Boules, Football and American football.

            Volley Ball

            Hardly had any fun playing this game too much repetitiveness with everything you do. This game put me off and since playing it twice I have never played it again!

            Disc Golf

            You will not want to waste your time with this game it is just boring. This is no where near the quality of the golf on the Wii Sports. I tried the game once and will never try it again.

            Cricket

            I had a little bit of fun with the cricket game but after playing it for 2 weeks got tired of it. You will notice all your shots go in the same angle and you get caught out easily at times to not much fun after a while but better than the first two mini games reviewed so far.

            Boules

            Seriously this is the worst game of them all do not waste your time even going to play this!

            Football

            Not that bad as the other games mentioned but you get bored of this easily. Scoring goals is made too easy its just too small so you will not find this much fun if you enjoy soccer.

            American Football

            Could have been much better but it was alright still not better than the cricket game. I would say the game is the second best from them all but still another one you get tired of!

            Overall I would say the cricket game is the best from them all but you get tired of all the games easily. The price is dropping down even more for this game at a fiver for the game is not bad.

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              17.06.2009 15:57

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              if you are looking to kill a bit of time with light hearted fun. This game is for you.

              Having read the other reviews on the website about this game I'm kind of dissapointed it didn't get rated harder. I really enjoyed playing this game and would say it's a must have if you can find it anywhere for under £10. If not I wouldn't reccomend paying more than £15 for it.

              This game can be fun when played on your own however it's much more enjoyable if playing with another person or people.

              One thing the game does have going for it is the ability to let you edit your character in fantastic detail on the Nintendo DS. However in game play mode the graphics of the game a truely shocking (looks a little better than the first grand theft auto) and does not do the wii justic. For this reason I wouldnt recomend spending to much time customising your character as you wont be able to see most of it when playing.

              Putting the terrible graphics to the back of my mind the actual game play is really enjoyable which was why I was shocked to see it had such low ratings. Cricket is by far the best game with bowls and vollyball second and thired. The controls for 'soccor' (football to us british folks) are really hard to get use to but the game can be very enjoyable once this is done. You can tell there is pertentual for the American football game as the game play was enjoyable however poorly explained rules left me wonder what the hell i was doing

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              18.05.2009 16:30

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              Stick to wii sports

              I purchased big beach sports just before christmas to give my family something extra to play on over the break incase the usual wii sports got boring. It also contains a few sports that had been missed out on wii sports such as cricket and volley ball.

              In all honesty this game is no better than wii sports itself. The main difference is that the games are themed for more tropical conditions and set on a beach (obviously). The types of sports you can play are frisby, football, cricket and volleyball. The games are a little more difficult to work out how to control, the level of accuracy needed to control the frisby game seemed far too over the top and took this game away from being a fun easy to play game which should be to easy to pick up and put down, like wii sports. In complete contrast the cricket game needed no skill what so ever, you could just sit there waving the wiimote and score decent points. Unfortunately the game was quite dissapointing and gave us nothing we couldnt get out of wii sports (except some tropical music!!). I would not recommend purchasing it, especially now the wii fit is out and more sports games are coming out which can incorperate that.

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              13.05.2009 16:39

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              Big Beach Sportsthis attempt at bringing togther some popular sports works in some places but falls flat in others.good:the frisbee and bowls games are nice with a good difficulty level, the cricket game is fun but a little unresponsivebadfootball game is unplayable, the graphics are really poor and the whole game runs really slowly.no Wii-Mii integration so you have to make your own characters which is arduos and boring. a reasonable effort but only buy at bargain bin prices

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              17.03.2009 16:34
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              Worth it if you find it cheap and have a young family, otherwise don't bother.

              After months of begging, cajoling, making rational, logical arguments and a little bit of crying I finally convinced the future Mrs. F. to let us get a Wii, on the basis that as it is not a "hardcore" gaming platform, she could enjoy it too and I wouldn't spend hours on it.

              Having found a great package of a preowned Wii coming with Wii Sports, Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games and Big Beach Sports (BBS) for £149, we decided to go for it, and this is the first game I tried out.

              Big Beach Sports is a collection of 6 games, all played (obviously enough) on a beach which seems to be set in the Pacific somewhere, due to the profusion of spectators in tiki masks. The games are:
              Beach Football
              Beach Volleyball
              Beach Cricket
              Beach American Football
              Disc (frisbee) Golf
              Boules.

              Initial Impressions:
              Firstly, I was surprised that you couldn't play with your Mii. One of the fun things about the Wii is creating a Mii avatar to use in games that can look either just like you (mine is scarily realistic), or as messed up/ amazing as you want. Although you can create your own character within the game to use in BBS, you cannot alter their physical appearance - you need a Nintendo DS to do that, linked up to the Wii, and as I do not own one I cannot modify the character I created. This was a big disappointment. As far as the game itself - the lay-out was ok, although the menus are sometimes a little tricky to navigate, and it is not very obvious how to select left or right handed play - as a leftie this was a problem for me! The graphics are ok - as this is a Wii don't expect HD play, but they were clear enough. The music could be a little irritating but you can turn it down, and the controls are, for the most part, intuitive and easy to use. All the games are designed to be played with up to 4 players.

              What Are The Games Like?

              Beach Football: A very poor game. You play a five-aside match, and you use the Wii Remote to pass the ball by hitting A or B, and take a kick by swinging the remote. Unfortunately, the problem is that you cannot control the movement of the players, the pitch is too small and the shots you take seem to either score or be saved at random - I made a fantastic shot that was saved, only to tap the ball and see it go past the goalkeeper. 1 out of 5.

              Beach Volleyball: Pretty good. You tip the ball by swinging the remote up, and if you are able to spike the ball up by the net, you can go for a smash by swinging down. Swinging to the side will hit the ball to that side. You control both team members if playing by yourself, but you do not control their movement - that is automatic. It is quite fun, but gets boring after a while. 4 out of 5.

              Beach Cricket: Again, pretty good. You control the batsman and the bowler, and the fielding is automatic. To bat you hold the remote like you would a cricket bat, and swing in the direction you want to play the ball, and to bowl you circle the remote around as in a bowling fashion. As a cricket player, however, I did find it a little annoying - the camera angle is behind the wicket at an angle. This makes it a little tricky to play the shots you want to - I swung a leg sweep shot only to see my character play an off drive, which missed the ball and got me out. A wicket loses you 4 runs, so it can be frustrating when that happens. When batting, the timing is all important, and hitting a 4 or 6 is very satisfying. The bowling can be irritating too - you only set the strength of the bowl with your swing, not the angle or spin, and sometimes the Wii remote failed to register that I had swung it, and so didn't bowl. However, still fun, so 3 out of 5.

              Beach American Football: One of the weakest and most pointless games. You play two on two. When attacking you throw the ball to your AI team mate by swinging the remote over your head, and when defending you attempt to block the passes by swinging the remote up to jump and intercept, and can try to make a tackle by swinging the remote side to side. I felt completely redundant playing this game, as I controlled basically nothing, it was impossible to predict if you would make the pass or have it be blocked, and it was very difficult to block their passes. Worst game, 1 out of 5.

              Disc Golf: As the name suggests, you have a frisbee and you play golf rules - there is a target down the pitch, and you have to hit it in as few throws as possible. You throw the disc by holding the remote to your side, and whipping it across, just as you would with a frisbee. You can set the angle of your throw but it is very difficult to control the curve, and you have to allow for wind. It is alright, but I don't really see the point. 2 out of 5.

              Boules: One of the more fun (as it is more challenging) games: standard Boules rules. You pitch the jack, and then throw your boules to get them as close to it as possible, and attempt to knock your opponent's boules out of the way. You set the line up and angle, and swing your arm in an underarm bowl to throw, and twisting the remote can affect the spin. Good fun, 4 out of 5.

              Overall Impressions:

              The main problem I have with this is how redundant you feel for so many of the games - the Wii remote is an amazing thing and it is so underexploited in these games. You don't use the Nunchuk at all, and yet in the American Football game, for example, it would be infinitely improved if you could use the Nunchuk's joystick to control your players' movements, rather than have it done AI. The games are largely too simple and there isn't enough to keep them interesting, and the poor use of the Wii remote can make them frustrating to play. However, it is not all bad - some of the games are quite diverting, and I think particularly if you have small children they will particularly appreciate this as it would not be too complex for them. However, retailing new at anywhere between £12 and £25 I would not recommend getting this. Wait until you find it in a bargain bin or cheap second hand, as I do not think it is a good enough game in itself to justify spending more than a fiver on it.

              Overall, I think I would rate this game at about 48%, or around 2 and a half stars: some of the games are somewhat entertaining, and I think that families with young kids would do well to get this game, but I think the overuse of AI in the game gives the player too little control and means that this game, which really did have so much potential, was a bit of a waste of time, so I am planning on selling mine on to raise money to buy a better game.

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                A poor excuse of a game seemingly rushed to release to beat some of its competitors.

                Big Beach Sports, produced by THQ, promised to be a more sophisticated and more intuitive version of the original Wii Sports. With 6 different sports to choose from: Beach Cricket; Beach Soccer; Beach Volleyball; Beach Football; Beach disc golf; Boocce you could argue that THQ have mae the bare minimum for a full retail release game.

                Big Beach Sports is flawed right from the start, when creating your character, there is no option to simply use your Mii, instead you have to create a poor looking sports man or women, and there are very few options for this.

                The sports themselves do not involve any of the real life elements in the controls. I myself bought the game because of the addition of cricket, a market that is missed on the Wii. I thought you could play real cricket shots and you rcharacter would replicate them, how wrong I was. You can simply sit on your butt wafting the wiimote aimlessly and you will score endless 4's and 6's with no sense of achievement or fun. This trend follows in the other sports, volleyball is so mind-numbingly boring that I never have finished a match to this game, soccer and American Football have complicated button presses to ull off passes and shots, with no movement of the wiimote required whatsoever. This continues for all the sports.

                I cannot think of anything positive to say about this game, it adds nothing to wiisports and I beg you to save your money so that less of these gaing monstrosities are made in the future.

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                  12.02.2009 00:13
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                  good for family and freind nights in

                  Wii BIG BEACH SPORTS - I purchased this game separately to my Wii console and have enjoyed playing it overall, it's not one of those that you rave about to all your mates but it is a game that you will play from time to time.

                  Wii sports is definatly one of the games thats best played with 2 or more players as are so many of the Wii games. Playing this on your own is fine but you do find yourself growing bored after a while as the computer opponents are somewhat predictable.

                  Some of the games are easier than others with various controls depending on the game you choose - likewise some of the games you can actually choose your character which is always fun.

                  The graphics and gameplay are enjoyable and compliment this style of game which overall is fun and light-hearted - a real family orientated game that is sure to have you jostleing to have a go when freinds and family are over.

                  Not a hardcore gamers game - but worth a play if for nothing else than just a bit of a jest.

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                  21.01.2009 18:20

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                  Falls short of Wii Sports

                  A simple sports game designed for all the family where you can get to design your own character. A small set of sports to choose from my thoughts are as follows:

                  In Volleyball you have full control over both the players and simulates strength very well.
                  Soccer - basically a pass and shoot game where the real skill is trying to block the shots.
                  Disc golf - difficult at first but once you get the hand of it you will work out there are three types of throw. Courses do get quite repetitive.
                  Cricket - this is fantastic and easy to play. Again good simulation so the harder you swing the harder you hit.
                  Football - controls take some getting used to, nice fast competitive game
                  Soccer - basically a pass and shoot game where the real skill is trying to block the shots.

                  I prefer Wii sports for its competitive nature and this falls short of that. That said it does make for some harmless family fun. Feels like the idea for the game was right but its not been finished to the standard expected.

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                  10.12.2008 19:00
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                  Rent rather than buy

                  Bib Beach Sports is fun initially but it lacks staying power and is one of those mini game compilations that does not present enough challenge or variety to keep your interest.

                  I find that this is most enjoyable when played as a pair as you can combine to compete against other teams in the events, in all there are six games, volleyball, American Football, proper football, beach cricket, frisbee gold and boules.

                  The cricket is by far my favourite as you get to both bat and bowl the ball, the batting is pretty easy while the bowling is lots of fun as you whirl your arm like a lunatic trying to bowl it fast or you ca twist your wrist to get the ball to spin, just watch out for the light fittings in your room.

                  The American Football is not bad as one player throws while the other controls the receiver, you also play defense which is a bit hard to master initially but fun when you get the hang. The volleyball is very hit and miss and it is hard to get the power shots right, the conytrols seem a bit random and it is hard to pick the ball direction sometimes until it hits your player in the face. The football game is poor as the four players seem to inter change over who is controlling which one while I found the frisbee game too easy while the boules presents a bit more of a challenge when playing the computer.

                  To be honest this was fun initially but soon lost its shine, cricket is the only one I really enjoyed although initially the American Football was a giggle. On the plus side it only cost be £10 so it was ok value.

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