Nintendo Wii - Wii Sports

By: Andres Garcia

Don't have a Wii yet? If you ever do decide to get one, it should be noted that every Wii console comes bundled with the Wii Sports video game, which is fantastic. What Nintendo has essentially done, is they created a software title that practically anyone can pick up and play.

The problem with most consoles of the past, besides not coming with a free game, is that they didn't look user-friendly to the average gamer. Yes, those that played game religiously knew exactly how to control and operate one of these consoles. But again, for the average person, it looked very complicated, and frankly, not that fun.

That is what is so great about Wii Sports. Not only is it user-friendly, but it's also entertaining for those that aren't actually playing the game. The reason for this is because the game is motion controlled, rather than just pressing and pushing a bunch of bottons. Wii Sports consists of five different sports games, in addition to some other features.

It consists of a bowling, golfing, boxing, tennis, and baseball game. So for example, if you decide to play bowling, you are using the Wii remote (the controller) in a similar manner as you would use a real bowling ball. What you are essentially doing is emulating the movements of the real sport. So in baseball, you hit the balls as if you were holding a real bat.

In golf, you would swing your club as you would a real golf club. How about though, if you don't feel like emulating the real sports with such "drastic" movements? Actually, there are ways to reduce movement significantly and still get the same effect in terms of how the game is controlled. When I started playing Wii bowling, I used to stand up and swing the ball as if I were in a real bowling alley.

Now, I can actually play the game while sitting on my couch, and it still plays and feels great. I do the same thing with golf and/or boxing. So, if you ever decide to purchase a Wii for yourself, be happy in knowing it comes with a game that is inviting, and entertaining for the whole family.

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