gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Most of the games in this package are just boring. It seems to be aimed more at showing the player the different ways the Wii remote can be used than at actually being fun. The shooting game is fun and laser hockey is OK, but the controls are a bit odd. The other mini-games are just plain boring. There are MUCH better uses of your time, I promise!
gamers (86%) found this review helpful
I found this game to be about a 50/50. Half of the games listed evoked absolute scorn, while the others are actually quite enjoyable. The breakdown is as follows:
1. Shooters : A Duck Hunt like Target Practice 2. Find Mii : A memory style game 3. Ping-Pong : Table Tennis 4. Bubbles : A fast paced "catch" game 5. Laser Hockey : Air Hockey 6. Billiards : 9-Ball 7. Fishing : "as stated" 8. Bull-Riding : Driving style knockdown game 9. Tanks : Remake of an old classic
Games 1,5,6,8, and 9 are actually ones I would recommend coming back to and playing again with other people. As for single player, the Medals awarded in this game are easy enough to come by, although you may hate having to actually play some of the games to earn them. Unlike Wii Sports not all the games come unlocked, a quick play-through (on single or multi-player) will free them, as well as give you a sampling of the games. I'd recommend renting the game at the very least for the Tanks and Billiards. However, if your planning on buying (like myself) I'd say its a good thing they packaged it with a controller as added incentive.
gamers (88%) found this review helpful
Since you are basically buying this game at $10 with a $40 remote, it is a very good value. I bought it simply because I needed another Wii remote and figured the extra $10 would be worth it.
On to the game... The games themselves are all pretty simple. They are all designed to help you learn how to use the remote more effectively. There are a few fun games, such as shooting range, billiards, laser hockey, and tanks. There is also a game called Charge! where you are riding a bull knocking down scarecrows. The problem is that all the games lack depth. They consist of basically one level, and it is one short level. You will be done playing in a minute or two on each of the games.
You can earn medals on each game... Bronze, Silver, and Gold. I'm not sure what happens when you get all gold, I haven't earned all gold yet. I think the rating system on Wii Sports was better, earning points to earn and maintain a pro rating.
All things considered, I give this game a pretty descent rating because it is a great value at $10. If you already have all the remotes you care to have, don't bother buying this one.