Video Game of the Week – Wii Sports Resort
This all new follow-up to the hugely popular Wii Sports offers gamers a day at the beach. Wii Sports Resort takes place on a tropical island and features a wide range of activities. Games include power cruising (racing a water scooter), disc dog, which involves accurately tossing a disc to a cute, Mii-like dog, and sword play (perhaps not your usually beach activity!)
Wii Sports Resort utilizes the Wii MotionPlus accessory, which plugs into the base of the Wii Remote controller and gives the whole gaming experience better response and sensitivity. One Wii MotionPlus is included with Wii Sports Resort, which is fine if you are playing single or are in a mode where you can pass the controller from player to player. But Wii Sports Resort is at its best when two or more are playing simultaneously, which means you will need to go out and buy additional accessories. At $19.99 each that’s an added expense to keep in mind.
There are a total of 12 different individual sports, and since many of them feature several modes, the total number of activities on offer is more than twenty. Not only can you throw a frisbee to a dog, for example, but you can also hit the links for a game of frisbee golf. While not all the games have lasting appeal, the majority are good fun, especially when played in groups.
Most of the mini-games are brand new, with only bowling and golf included as enhanced versions of the original Wii Sports. As well as power cruising, disc dog and sword play, Wii Sports Resort includes table tennis, archery, cycling, basketball and kayaking, all of which are a good aerobic workout.
Even if Wii Sports Resort lacks lasting single-player appeal, it’s a definite winner when it comes to games played with family and friends. If you’re in need of an active vacation, then Wii Sports Resort is the place to go!
Rated E for Everyone.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
ESRB Rating: “E” for Everyone