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Here's a description posted on Ebay for the Wii Sports game:



A compilation of simple, Wii-playable sports games. Included sports are Tennis, Golf, Baseball, Boxing and Bowling. All of these sports games have a stylized look that's designed after classic 8-bit game designs but brought to life with full 3D technology. Although each game will concentrate on the core mechanics of hitting a ball, swinging a racquet, and putting with a club, the games will offer full (albeit simplified) sports experiences of whole games in Baseball and Tennis as well as multiple holes to play in Golf. Also compatible with the Mii avatar system for a more personalized experience.


Special Features

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. Don’t worry about moving around the court to get to the ball – the game automatically moves players into position.


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. In the two-player game, one player pitches and the other bats – all fielding and running is automatic, so that players can focus on the action.


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.


Mii data compatible.



Mild Violence



Players: 1-4 Players

Memory Card: No(0)

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I agree with mysschevous, try the Wii sprts games out first. Wii sports is a great pack of games that are easy to "pick up" and play with friends. Unfortunately, they aren't that great (for lasting value) when playing by yourself, because there really is no "single player game" besides just repeatedly playing the same thing (altho doing wii fitness age is kinda fun, but that gets old after a couple days too). It depends on what you are looking for. I haven't heard the greatest things about the other bowling game or boxing game that are out right now. Wii game developers in general are taking time to "master" the unique control scheme of the system, so there aren't a lot of top flight games right now. The best probably being Super Mario Galaxy and Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess from what I hear.


These are my feelings of the two games you mentioned on Wii sports:


Bowling: Very fun and intuitive. Might take a second reading over the directions to understand all the controls. Not as responsive to spin as some would like, but still it's very good. Just make sure you release when the ball is in front of you, it takes some people a few tries to get the hang of it. But overall, it's solid, and I can't imagine other bowling games being much better to warrant shelling out extra money.


Boxing: This one takes some time to master. The controls don't respond if you swing wildly and too quickly. Some people get really frustrated by the game because it seems a little arbitrary when a punch lands or doesn't. It is fun, tho the graphics aren't the greatest, but that applies to all the wii sports games. Graphics in bowling don't matter as much because you are mainly looking at a ball and pins, but in boxing all you have are the cartoony Mii's (player made characters) that have no feet and floating hands. It is kinda cool that you can fight with your Mii's which you can make to look like yourself or people you know. Overall, boxing is more of an acquired taste than the other Wii sports games, but from what I read, the boxing game that's out right now (victorious boxers: revolution) is not any better.

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