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Deca Sports is a collection of ten min games, but each mini game has nasty flaws in them. Figure Skating is the best of the bunch. The player has to follow the small dots on screen like Pac Man eating his dots. When the skater hits the center of a big circle, you flick the Wiimote up, and you'll perform tricks, then go back to following little circles to the next big circle. But there are only three "tracks" to choose from, so this sport got boring quickly. The racing games (Kart Racing, Snowboard Cross and Supercross) are the most disappointing. You steer your vehicle through bland, short tracks from start to finish. There are only three tracks for each - a total of nine - and I got bored with them very quickly. Mario Kart Wii does this so much better. Badminton and Volleyball play the same way - you flick the Wiimote up and/or down to send the ball or shuttlecock flying so your opponent can't return it. It took only a set or two before the game play got tiring. Archery could be fun, but the target is so small that you'll score more with luck than skill. Those without steady hands can forget about this sport. Curling (the Olympic sport few people know about) suffers from control glitches. I had major trouble launching and steering the stone; something the AI doesn't have to deal with. The last two - Soccer and Basketball - play very sluggishly. Watching the players walk up and down the field killed any fun these games had. Soccer suffers from lack of scoring - I had a two minute game go into overtime 0-0, and had to go another 11 minutes and 11 seconds before I scored the only goal of the game. One more problem Deca Sports has is the graphics and presentation are terrible, adding to the lack of enjoyment. Deca Sports needs to have more excitement, better graphics and tighter controls.
Some of the games are fun like archery and curling. Snowboard Cross is just too easy. The rest of the games are personal preference. You either like them or you don't. I wouldn't discount at least giving this one a test drive before you make up your mind. That's the beauty of Gamefly. Try it before you buy it. Thanks Gamefly!!