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Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Wii Sports 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 9 weeks ago.
Wii Sports Resort uses the enhanced MotionPlus Wii controller. This has a one-to-one movement detection rather than the more general waggle detection of the original Wii Remote.
Wii Sports Resort also offered a wider array of activities. Each of these has hidden modes to make them harder. Although some of these sound near impossible, for those that take the time to master each sport, the hidden modes extend the challenge and enjoyment. Access these harder and alternate modes on the "Select a Mii" screen before an event starts, hold the 2 button while pressing A to choose "OK.":
- Archery - Eliminate aiming circle
- Frisbee Golf - Eliminate information on the screen including wind direction/speed and the distance to the hole
- Golf - Eliminate information on the screen including wind direction/speed and the distance to the hole
- Table Tennis Match - Play an 11-point match
Wii Sports Club was released on the Wii U and incorporated the addition of the Wii U tablet controller. In Golf, you place this on the floor and it displays the lay of the ball and the swing of your club. In Baseball, you use this to catch the ball.
You can play this game in the following styles:
Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated IGEA G.
4+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. Very young players enjoy the simple sports where timing is less important, like Tennis. As children get older and head towards school age, bowling and baseball appeal more. Those heading into teenage years love the high skill required on archery and table tennis, particularly when you have turned the head up disaply off.
- In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
- In-Game Pass: Purchase a season/battle pass to gain access to limited in-game purchases, reward items and other aspects of the game.
Wii Sports Club, the Wii U version of the game, let you purchase or rent the game for individual sports. You can try a sport for free for 24 hours, or buy a "Day Pass" or life-time "Club Pass" for a sport. You can buy the sports together in the boxed copy of the game.
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