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Wii Big Beach Sports game….
The Wii Big Beach Sports was one of two games that were included in the package when we purchased the Wii console from Argos. Usually you would be looking at paying around £15 for the game new but I expect you can pick it up for a much cheaper amount second hand.
We chose the Beach Sports game as one of our included games because it seemed like you were getting more games for your money. The game itself has six different types of games to choose from and these are volleyball, Disc Golf, Cricket, Boules, Football and American football.
The game mode has options where you can either play on your own in a tournament or include other people and play against them (this second option allows you to play against up to 4 people).
The game set up is easy to follow and you are able to create your own player with easy and save it to the Wii memory bank. Each game is fairly basic with simple graphics that leave a lot to be desired. The games are all set as you would expect on a beach setting and obviously make it more appealing to play because of this (in my view).
My favourite has got to be the boules as this is fun to play against someone and always comes in tight when me and my partner play together. You can play the best of three, five or seven and it is played exactly how you would play a game of boules. This is done by first throwing out the jack and then seeing who can get their four coloured balls closest to the jack! I seem to always win on this game which is probably why I prefer it to all the others.
I am not too fond of playing both the American and English Football ones. This is not really my cup of tea and even my partner who is used to playing the more complex football games is not overly keen on these two. The game play is still pretty simple (too simple for my partner) but the game to play it not that fun (for me).
The Disc Golf and the Volleyball are the next two games that I play themes with disc gold probably being the more fun when played with someone. The controls are easy and by using the Wii remote, it nearly feels as though you are throwing the disc yourself. I had never heard of disc golf before and am not entirely sure if it is a real sport outside the world of the Wii. It is practically the same as playing golf but instead of getting a ball in a hole, you are aiming a disc at a target. The principle is the same but I still prefer this to actually playing Wii golf.
Volleyball is slightly more difficult to actually play than the rest and sometimes it does feel as though I am not in control of the person on the screen although I do prefer the actual game itself to the cricket game which although easy is not one of my favourite sports.
Overall, the Wii Big Beach Sports game is an okay one to have in your collection. I think if it is bought in a package like ours was then its not too bad but I don't think I would have gone out and bought it on its own. I do wish we had chosen more wisely and perhaps got a slightly better game with better graphics and longer game play. As although this one does have many different games to play in one I feel that the time spent playing is minimal because I find that just one game of everything is enough in one sitting. It is not the sort of game I could sit with my partner and play for hours. It is fun to play together and we have had a good few laughs from it however its not a game that will be out all the time.
For the reasons listed above I will award this game a 3 star rating. I can be bought out just to have the one off game from it but not something that you could play continuously.