G1 jockey is really great for horseracing fans but is also a great buy for all the family to have a go at.
You basically have to ride a horse thorugh a race through the eyes of a jockey, trying to judge when to whip the horse, timing the start and judging you pace through the race.
A good innovation is that you can simulate the movements of a jockey by using the two parts of the wii remote as whips, steering etc. or alteratively you can change the setting so you just have to press buttons on the remote for a less energetic experience.
Their are different game types according to how far you want to buy in to the experience ranging from a simple arcade mode to a more in depth mode where you are basically following the career of a jockey.
One criticism i would make is that once you get the hang of winning the attraction of the game is over and it gets a bit boring.
Im a great fan of my Wii and got a bit carried away when i got it a few months back.
The latest installment in the hugely successful G1 Jockey series!
The Wii's unique controllers will enable G1 Jockey Wii to recreate the entire horse racing experience much more realistically and intuitively than ever before. With the Wii remote used as the whip and the nunchuck used to steer and drive the horse, this title will give gamers the opportunity to feel like a true champion jockey.
I have played G1 jockey since its first release back on the PS2, and the wii version did not disappoint. I was slightly worried however after a few negative comments were written about the game that I read after I ordered, but I am so glad that I didn't cancel.
The new controls are really what sets this apart from other series of G1 and even though they are easy to grasp, they are hard to master, with technique and timing needed to become the ultimate jockey as the levels get harder. The normal mode does get easy after you have cracked the way to run, but don't worry because the hard and expert levels are there to challenge you further.
So, overall I would strongly recommend this game to newcomers and to people who have played G1 since its release back in its PS2 days.
Good gamle would recommend to anyone, although does get a little boring after a while