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Wii should go to the sports resort
Nintendo Wii Sports Resort Pak
Member Name: ruby_xo
Nintendo Wii Sports Resort Pak
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Wii Sports Resort
One special day last year, I woke up unusually early - it was even still dark outside. I just couldn't wait to get downstairs and go into the living room, but I couldn't - not just yet anyway. It's something we always do in my family, we must all go downstairs at the same time, together. Not every morning! Just on this particular special day, so I called my mum and dad - my two younger sisters were already up, practically buzzing with excitement at the top of the stairs - and together we all walked, or rather sprinted into the living room.
That special day of course, was Christmas day! Woohay!
So, you're probably wondering I wanted to tell you about this, aren't you? Well, keep reading and you'll find out...
I love surprises, don't you? Not knowing that something's going to happen and then it does (as long as it's a good thing!), or not knowing what your Christmas presents are going to be (as long as you trust the person who's buying it, of course!) its all just so exciting! This is why I'd asked all my grandparents for surprises that year. That and also because I don't like asking for certain things, it seems cheeky to do that.
I must admit, I was a little bit wary about asking for surprises. It's not that I don't like aged 9 flowery t-shirts from Marks and Spencer or anything (this is the kind of thing they normally get me) ...
Anyway, I had no idea what my grandparents were going to get me for Christmas! So, when I turned on the lights in the living room that year, and saw a Nintendo Wii sitting there looking at me, God, I could hardly contain my excitement! I rushed over to it and read the label. It was a special gift for all of us, and what a fantastic gift to give to us as well!!
We soon realised that to get the maximum amount of fun out of our Wii, we were going to need to get some games to play on it!!
We've got quite a lot of games for it now, such as 'Wii Play' and 'Wii Sports' but none are as good as our most recently bought '''Wii Sports Resort''', which is also known as Wii Sports 2.
There are a few reasons for why we purchased Wii Sports Resort. I will list them below:
We had some Argos vouchers we needed to spend!
The game looked really good and we wanted to try it out for ourselves to see how good it really was
We hadn't been on the Wii for a while so we thought getting a new game would be a good idea to get us back on the Wii
The fact that it is called 'Wii Sports made us think it would be a good way of exercising and keeping fit
Now that we have bought Wii Sports Resort I am really glad we did because I think it is really good, a fun thing to do and I have had a really good time and enjoyed playing on it.
I have played on it LOADS since we bought it, all the family has been glued to it. When my friends
Pictures of Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
The Frisbee Game in Action! (from the official wii website) came round we had a go on it then, and even my gran has played on it (unsuccessfully I might add!). So, basically the Sports Resort is great for all ages and all kinds of people. I'm sure theres a game on this for everyone!
About the Game Itself
The actual game is brilliant! It's exactly what it says in the name - a sports resort but on the Wii. How you use the game is, you hold the motion plus remote in your hands and whenever you move your hands, the exact movement is mimicked by your Mii on the screen! I have always thought this is really cool, so much better than the PlayStations where you have to press buttons - on this you don't even have to press any buttons to get it to work and make your Mii move!
The game is certificated 7+
What Happens When You First Put The Game in the Wii?
When you first put the game into your Nintendo Wii, with all games you are asked to install the game so that the computer can remember it so next time it will just skip straight into the main menu without a long loading wait.
There is also a short tutorial which comes up. I think you can skip this but even though you may find it a little boring, it's probably best just to watch it so you get an idea of what the games all about.
It's a really short tutorial, only about three minutes and I think you can watch this again after the game has installed, whenever you want to watch it.
What's it like Compared to Other Games?
The game is very similar to Wii Sports. What makes them so alike, I would say is the graphics and illustrations.
I'd say this game is just as good as Wii Sports, but with other games in it as well. So it is better! If you weren't sure of which to buy out of the two, I'd say this one as it is definitely a really great game!
There is also a mini game in this one similar to one from Wii Play which is Table Tennis but between the two games I'd say Sports Resort is the best one!
I always think that the Nintendo Wii is better than the PlayStations.
There are loads of games in the Sports Resort that you can take part in, it is as though you are in a Sports Resort yourself and you can walk around this virtual place and take part in any of the mini games you want. Below I have written about each individual mini game in the Wii Sports Resort and scored them out of five in how much I enjoy playing on them.
All games on the Wii Sports Resort are suitable for children and the whole family.
Here they are! ...
'''Jet Ski Game'''
In this game you are in a jet ski on the sea, and you have to drive through these goals in the water, you pick up points as you go through them.
For this game you need two parts of the remote, one which already comes with the game. I found this game quite enjoyable but it does get a little bit boring after a while, well I think it does anyway.
As both my dad and my littlest sister enjoy this game, I think this game is good for all ages and would recommend it to anyone.
In my experience with playing the game I find it fun and enjoyable, and would rate it 4/5.
This is my favourite game off the Wii Sports Resort. I think it is really good fun. Your Mii (for those of you who aren't familiar with the Nintendo Wii, your Mii is like a little cartoon version of you) throws a Frisbee, exactly how you would if you had a real Frisbee.
Another feature from this game is there is a really cute little dog which runs out to catch the Frisbee when you throw it.
Some people might be thinking, 'so why don't you just throw a real Frisbee then?!' but the good thing about this is you can throw a Frisbee as if you really are throwing one, in your own front room, without knocking anything over or smashing your mum's best vase! So when it is raining and too cold to go outside, you can still play your sports - just inside the house, which is what I do on cold, rainy days!
I think this game is quite girly but I'm sure some boys would enjoy it as well.
As this is currently my favourite game of them all, I will have to give it 5/5!
'''Sword fighting game'''
In this game you have to hold the wii remote out in front of you with both hands - like a sword - and then you whack it around in front of you, just like a sword. This game reminds me a little bit of boxing, which can be found on Wii Sports, because you have to hit out until for example a pencil is chopped, and on Wii Sports in the boxing game you have to punch out in front of you until the punch bag is broken and the next one comes in. You get points for every bag you hit down.
This is a really good game to play against your friends and family and everyone gets competitive! I play this one all the time against my sister - I always win, of course!
If I was asked to rate this game, I would give it 4/5.
Using the remote like it is a ball, what you have to do is throw the ball into a hoop (as you probably guessed!).
This is another great game which all ages should enjoy. I think this game is alright but not one of my personal favourites, but to be honest I don't like basketball in real life, either.
I would give this game 3/5.
I'm sure you can guess what you have to do in this game as well! You have to pull the two remotes apart, I imagine it is like an elastic band and then when I release it, just like a real arrow it flies forward onto the board (and hits bulls eye of course!).
Imagining it is like an elastic band makes it easier for me, this game is quite hard to get a good score on, but none the less a very enjoyable game which I love playing.
I would give this game 4/5.
This game is also on the Wii Sports, the two versions aren't much different, the only real difference is of course that this one is played with the motion plus remote which means it is a lot easier to play because of this much more highly sensitive remote control.
Again there are multi-player options on this game, up to four people can play against each other in one game. The winner is obviously the person who has the best score.
I would give this game a 4/5, only lacking in originality (god don't I sound posh!).
This game is also on Wii Sports. As always it is a fun game, good to play with the family to bring us all together (lol!) because of the multiplayer options meaning that up to four people can all play by taking it in turns.
I enjoy playing on this game. Although I have to be honest, I didn't find this game that much better than it is on Wii Sports, it still is very fun.
I would have to give this game 5/5. It's one of the best games off Wii Sports Resort.
What you have to do is use the motion plus remote like it is the pedals on the bike, and you have to keep rotating it to move the bike. You can choose a course and play against someone else at the same time. A great game, although I found myself not wanting to play any more after I had already played it a few times.
I would rate this game as 4/5. It is another one which is good for all ages.
How you do this is you use the motion plus remote as an oar and you have to keep pushing it in the water to move forwards. The good thing about this is that up to four people can all play at the same time, if you have enough remotes.
The game is another enjoyable one from the Sports Resort. I would give it 4/5.
Also on the Wii Play, this game is basically the same, which means that it's really enjoyable and I love playing it! I don't been to boast, but I am really, really good at this one!
You can probably guess what you have to do, this is hit the ball across the table where either the computer or if you are playing against someone then they will have to hit it back.
If you have two motion plus remotes you can play against someone else at the same time.
I would rate this game as 5/5; it is one of my favourites of them all!
'''Air sports game'''
This is another fantastic game. There are options to choose from what you want to do, which are you can either go flying over an island, you can go skydiving (eek!) or you can do this other game where you have to pop balloons on the other player's aeroplane, all very good fun.
You can play this in multi-player options as with many of the games on the Sports Resort.
I would rate this game as 5/5 because of the options you can choose from.
If you get a high score in any of the games it will be saved so that the next time some one gets a good score you can see who has the highest. You will know whose score it is because it will be saved with your Mii next to it.
Motion Plus Remote
The Wii Sports Resort game comes packaged with a motion plus remote included in the box. It is basically a better, updated version of the normal Wii remote, what makes it better is that is more highly sensitive which is a really good thing because it means your movements are more accurately shown on the screen.
The motion plus remote is just as easy to use as the normal Wii remote. In my opinion it increases the excitement in the game, because no one can blame their remote anymore, if they lose in a game!
Price and Where You Can Buy Wii Sports Resort from
We bought this amazing, super fun new game from Argos, and I think it was around £50 at the time we bought it. I must admit I think this is very expensive for a game, and the only reason we bought it was because we had some Argos vouchers so it actually worked out quite cheap.
I have just checked on the Argos website, and right now it is on offer on Argos.co.uk for £39.99 which I think is still quite expensive for a game.
It is also £39.99 at the moment on Game.co.uk, and according to their website it is a top seller.
From both places the Wii sports resort comes with the Wii Motion plus, which is very important because it is needed in order to play the game.
You can probably also buy the Wii Sports Resort for a cheaper price on sites such as eBay or Amazon, as I always say in my reviews, these are two very good sites for when you are looking for a bargain!
I think the game is available in most good game stores in the UK.
Summary of my opinion ~ Is this game good value for money?
At £39.99 I can't help thinking the price of this game is just a teeny bit high. And in times of recession I don't think many people will be rushing to splash out on it!
It's a brilliant game but being me which is quite tight with money! I just think this game is too overpriced.
If I could find the game for around £20 I would not hesitate in buying it.
It is a really good family game though, and I must say probably the price is probably good for what it is...
If you have any more questions just leave a comment with them in and I will try and get back to you as soon as I possibly can.
Thank you very much for reading this.
Hope it is helpful to you and you get something from it.
Love from, Ruby xxxxxx
Summary: A fantastic game
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