Wii Sports (the game that comes with your Nintendo Wii) offers five distinct sports experiences, each showcasing the Wii Remote to provide a natural, intuitive and realistic feel. From straight out of the box - you can use your own “Mii” caricatures (yes, an annoyingly cute term for your own personal character) in the game and play them against their friends’ Miis for a more personalised experience. As players improve, their Miis’ skill levels will increase, so that they can see exactly how much better they’ve become at….
Tennis (1-4 players):
Players grab the Wii Remote like a racket and swing – the game registers forehands, backhands, volleys, lobs, slices, spin and power depending on how fast the user swings and at what angle.
Baseball (1-2 players):
Players grip the Wii Remote like a bat and swat fastballs out of the park, or fire a fastball over the plate with a flick of their wrist. Timing and bat speed will make all the difference between going yard and whiffing, so keep an eye on the ball and swing for the fences.
Golf (1-4 players):
Step up to the tee, hold the Wii Remote like a golf club and swing naturally to smack the ball onto the green. The harder players swing the club, the farther the ball will fly. Be careful, though – if players swing too hard, their ball will fly out of control, so they should be sure to take some practice swings before going for the pin. After reaching the green, line up putts carefully, practice the stroke and try to hole out.
Bowling (1-4 players):
Players raise the Wii Remote in their hand just like a bowling ball, and then swing their arms to roll the ball. The speed of the swing and the angle at which they release the ball affects the ball’s spin, so it will take some practice to master control over the ball and knock down the pins.
Boxing (1-2 players):
Using the Nunchuk controller as one glove and the Wii Remote as the other, players dodge, weave and punch their opponents. Players hold their hands high to guard their faces or low to block their torsos. They punch high to hit their opponents’ faces or low to get under their guard for a body blow. Swing both arms left or right to sidestep oncoming blows and move into position for a devastating knockout.