NA Release date: Nov. 19, 2006
Media: Optical Wii Disc
Welcome to Wii Sports, the game where players use the Wii-mote to mimic actions as they would be performed in the games which include baseball, tennis, boxing, golf and bowling. Wii Sports was first introduced at Nintendo’s press conference prior to E3 in 2006. Nintendo then announced that Wii Sports would be bundled with the Wii console. This was a smart move because it’s a great introductory game for Wii owners. With five different sports games, it gives players a chance to really test out the Nintendo Wii’s motion censored controller as well as the additional nunchuk controller. It was released on November 19, 2006 just in time for the holiday season, the time of the year that video games sell very well. Since release, the sales have been spectacular, selling nearly 20 million copies in just over two years.
Players can choose the look of their characters in Wii Sports on Wii’s Mii channel located on its operating system. Mii’s can be fully customized from head to toe to look however the way the player chooses. Each one of the five games feature different play modes. In standard play, a basic game is played, in Training mode, players are trained how to play one of the five games, and in multiplayer mode, players can compete against each other in games. After a full game is played, the player is awarded points depending on performance. When the points reach a certain level, a pro mode in that sport will be unlocked.
Wii sports has received many positive reviews from gamers. The Wii-mote really makes this game work well and if controlled on a regular controller that was not motion censored, the gameplay wouldn’t be as fun or addictive. It really is the gameplay that makes this game successful as the graphics are nothing special. The game interaction in Wii Sports is revolutionary in the video game console world. It’s also nice to get a little exercise by swinging around the wii-mote while enjoying gaming. Let’s hope that this is a taste of things to come.
Bowling ball color:
As the screen fades to black in bowling, hold down the control pad in a direction to get the following colors:
- Control Pad Up.. Blue Ball
- Control Pad Right.. Gold Ball
- Control Pad Down.. Green Ball
- Control Pad Left.. Red Ball
Changing the tennis court:
You can change the tennis court to the blue practice court
Press and hold (2) at the warning screen that shows after selecting your characters.
Make golf more difficult:
Make golf harder by disabling the power meter, map, and the wind speed indicator.
Press and hold (2), then make a selection at the “Select a Course” screen.