Advantages THe graphics are "fun"
Disadvantages Limited events, very poor sound, definitely for younger gamers
The Woodley' Summer Sports is published by dtp young entertainment GmbH & Co. KG and was released in July 2008.The box states that it is suitable for ages 3+, which in my previous experience suggests it will be suitable for an older audience but this game certainly is not.
It is an educational game for young children using the DS' touch screen and stylus to its full potential to improve hand eye co-ordination. The faster and more accurate you can be with the stylus, the better your 'Woodley' will perform at the games.First off you have to create your Woodley. You select the gender, design the Woodley's t-shirt (by drawing on an easel) and choose the hairstyle. Once you've done this you're ready to play the games.
Next there are 5 options to choose from including:1) Multi-event
In this mode you can choose from Athletics events, Technique events or Co-ordination events. You then complete the events relevant to each discipline.2) Training
As its name suggests, this option allows you to choose the game you want to allow you to practice and improve before the tournament commences.3) Tournament
This is it. The day we have been waiting for - the full game. You complete all eight games in sequence, hopefully setting new world records as you go.4) Trophies
This is the trophies section showing what you have won for each different event.5) Showers
The showers enable you to change your Woodley. You can re-design its shirt, change its hair style or change the its gender. Great stuff!6) The events
Other games in this genre, such as International Track and Field and Mario and Sonic at the Olympics have several different events that are unlocked as you progress through the game. Sadly, The Woodleys Summer Games has 8 events in total which include.........
Your Woodley is shown on the top screen standing on two turtles. On the bottom screen a turtle swims past with a symbol on its back. You have to reproduce the symbol as quickly and accurately as possible. Your Woodley will then perform a gymnastic act, such as a hand stand and will be marked accordingly. Should you mess up then you will character loses balance and scores no points. You get three chances to impress the judges.Event 2
On the top screen your Woodley will be running down a track with obstacles in its way. It is your task to make your Woodley slide around the obstacle, jump over the obstacle or slide underneath the obstacle by drawing the relevant symbol with the stylus on the bottom screen before the obstacle is reached.Draw the wrong symbol or draw the symbol too slowly and your Woodley will come to a halt and have to start again, incurring more time on the clock.
You have no control over the speed of your Woodley in this race so once you've mastered all the symbols and get them drawn correctly there is only so fast the course can be comleted.Event 3
On the top screen your Woodley is standing on a plant holding a daisy flower above its head. It jumps off and floats to the ground. It is your task to make the Woodley travel as far as possible.
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