This is easily my favorite Wii game to date. If you've come looking for a Fifa, turn around now. This is an arcade-style soccer game, which is accessible to everyone but not as easily mastered. Playing through the single player provides fast-paced entertaining action, but a difficult to complete. The different captains are tailored for different play styles, as are the sidekicks. Each has his/her own individual skills and shots, which all have pros and cons.
Any captain can win, if you put the right sidekicks on his/her team. Any sidekick can be a part of a winning team, given the other characters are chosen and used right. That's what keeps this game entertaining, as well.
Multiplayer is the shining point of the game. People have been reluctant to trust Nintendo's first Wifi experiences, but this one has gone off incredibly well--the only lag I've ever seen is due to user error.
There are only 2 flaws that I've found with this game. One is that characters stats are not unique. Characters have "types" which determine a standard set of statistics for them. "Balanced" is the same as all other "balanced" characters, "playmaker" is the same as all other "playmaker" characters, etc. However, the individual skill sets and shots keep this a minimal annoyance (minus Mario and Luigi, who are clones yet again...)
The only other flaw I've found is the lack of communication in online games. Nintendo should address this by utilizing the Wii's capabilities for communication as well as playing. In order for the Wii to really be about "We", (the players, and community) the Nintendo community needs ways of uniting. One such way will need to be better communication in online gaming. There currently is none, and this is the sole reason I gave the game a 9 instead of a 10.
For a fast, fun, short (games last at most 5 minutes long, which is refreshing compared to games you need to sit down and devote hours to) game featuring great multiplayer fun, Strikers is it.
I was not sure how a soccer game would translate onto the Wii.
Would we strap the Wiimote to our feet?
It turns out that although the controls are not as interactive as Wii Sports this is still a very fun game. There is a great "training" section which is a ton of fun on its own and it really gets you ready to play.
The online games are really cool too. We got a kick (no pun intended) out of playing with others online.
We ended up adding this to your home collection of game. You should definately check this title out.