Learn to play like a pro with Nintendo Wii Sports
! This popular interactive game by Nintendo Wii includes five virtual sports - baseball, bowling, boxing, tennis and golf. First you must create a Mii, a digital avatar in which you can customize the eyes, hair, nose, mouth, skin color and shape of the head. Add facial hair or glasses, or change the height and weight of your character. Then use the remote as a bat, racket, club or glove to play against one, two or three virtual opponents. Play Ball!
Nintendo Wii Sports requires players to move more than just your thumbs - you move your whole body. In baseball, swing the “bat” (the Wii remote control) to knock the pitch out of the ballpark or toss the “ball” to pitch to a Mii player. In bowling, the remote becomes the bowling ball you actual roll down the lane by swinging your arm. Only boxing requires an additional piece of equipment, called a nunchuk, before you enter the boxing ring to duck, dodge, and jab your Mii opponent. To keep overly enthusiastic players from accidentally smashing the television screen during play, Nintendo installed a remote strap to loop around the wrist. Your Mii skill level depends on how well you play. When you reach 1000 points, you’re a Pro! Let’s Get Physical!
Can’t decide which sport to play? Try Training instead, where you get a chance to try variations of each Nintendo Wii game. The number of pins increases the more pins you knock down. Or really challenge your athletic abilities with the Fitness Test, where you play 3 mini-games at random. When finished, Wii will reveal your “fitness age”. No matter what sport you choose, most of them are simply to learn and fun to play. I have a friend whose child is handicapped and physically unable to play sports on a real court or field. But the Nintendo Wii is a great equalizer! Her daughter can play some of the games on Nintendo Wii Sports and Nintendo Wii Play
(see link below). Rated E for Everyone.
Other Nintendo Wii games to try: The Amazing Race for Nintendo Wii
and Nintendo Mario Kart Wii
(see links below).