Wii Sports Resort[a] is a 2009 sports simulation video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii video game console, and is the sequel to Wii Sports. It is one of the first Wii games to require the Wii MotionPlus accessory, which was bundled with the game. Wii Sports Resort was first announced at E3 2008 and was released in Japan on June 25, 2009 and in nearly all other regions in the following month. While Wii Sports Resort was originally released only as a stand-alone title, it was later bundled with newer Wii consoles alongside Wii Sports.
Wii Sports Resort is a sports video game set in a tropical resort on an archipelago named Wuhu Island. The first time a player starts the game, several instructional videos will play, then the strap usage screen and the Wii MotionPlus test, and finally, the player will skydive to Wuhu Island. Twelve different sports are available to play; like the original Wii Sports game, the sports are each played by holding the Wii Remote (and in some cases, the Nunchuk) in a manner similar to the actual sport being replicated.
Most notably, in archery, the player holds the Wii Remote vertically to hold the bow and pulls back the Nunchuk to pull back the bow's string. The new feature that Wii Sports Resort brings is Wii MotionPlus compatibility, which enables 1:1 control and allows the games to be played with greater accuracy. For example, the game's new variation, table tennis, gives the player greater control over adding spin to the ball by twisting the Wii Remote while swinging. In golf, the player can spin the ball by twisting the Wii Remote while swinging. Some sports involving more than two players support hotseat multiplayer, in which just one Wii Remote is needed and is shared among players while taking turns. The only sports in this game returning from the original Wii Sports are Bowling and Golf, while Table Tennis was originally a game in Wii Play. The other nine sports are completely new and original to the game.
Some of these sports are one-player, and some of them have a different version of the sport that is two-player. Most of the sports support multiplayer; in those sports, the maximum number of players is either two or four, depending on the sport.
The idea for a sequel to Wii Sports was considered well before the advent of the Wii MotionPlus peripheral, but development only moved forward when the new possibilities in control were realized. The game was first revealed at Nintendo's E3 2008 press conference. A fishing minigame and a water slide minigame were originally considered for inclusion in the game, but were scrapped during development. A prototype kendama minigame was also created, but it was left out of the final game as the developers felt it did not fit into the resort theme.
The main setting of Wii Sports Resort, Wuhu Island, originally appeared at E3 2006 in the scrapped \"Airplane\" mode for Wii Sports, but was subsequently changed to fit the mold of the Wii Fit series as \"Wii Fit Island\" and to then be remolded again into the profile of a resort island, where it would earn its official name of Wuhu Island. Hotels, a castle, some rock formations and ruins of an older civilization, and various sport arenas (such as the tennis courts from Wii Sports, a bowling alley, and a swordplay arena) were added. The island has since appeared as a stage in Nintendo games such as Wii Fit Plus (as well as its Wii U counterpart Wii Fit U), Pilotwings Resort, Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
In May 2010 the American Heart Association (AHA) endorsed the Wii to encourage sedentary people to take the first step toward fitness. The AHA heart icon covers the console itself along with two of its more active games, Wii Fit Plus and Wii Sports Resort. Nintendo Power listed Wii Sports Resort along with its predecessor Wii Sports as being two of the greatest multi-player experiences in Nintendo history, stating that everyone can have fun with them, ranging from young children to grandparents. They also cite the wide range of sports available.
So what do you do if you're Nintendo and you're getting ready to release an upgraded motion sensor attachment for your Wii console You create a brand new Wii Sports package to show it off, of course. Only this time around, Nintendo didn't skimp with only a handful of sports, instead choosing to pack this title chock full of resort-style sports for gamers to take part in. And not only does the more precise motion controls add a lot more accuracy and playability to the mix, but many of these new sports games are not only a blast to play, but extremely authentic in the way they play as well.
In Wii Sports Resort, there are 12 different games to choose from, many of which have several sub-games within themselves. You can use your Mii characters as your players, and you can also choose to import Miis from the Check Mii Out channel to be used as opponents and spectators. Of course you can also choose not to do this and just make use of the game's built-in set of Mii characters. And while there's no online gameplay or leader boards available, the fact that you can play with up to four players on many of the sports gives gamers plenty of options for multiplayer fun.
It's also worth noting that you cannot play any game on Wii Sports Resort without the use of the new Wii Motion Plus accessory. So if you're looking to make use of the multiplayer functions, you'd better remember to pick up a few extra Wii Motion Plus attachments beforehand. Now that we've covered the basics, it's time to take a look at the many individual sports available in the package and what they each have to offer.
How does this look through Component Cables. When I bought my wii I was using a large SD TV and wiisports looked fine but when I went back to playing it recently on our upgraded TV (in preperation for Resort) I noticed how bad it looked in HD which is odd because most first party games look quite good in HD, most titles ive played that looked bad came from third party developers.Im only asking because wii sports bowling really lost its shine when the image looked so jaggy and I wondered if this had been resolved in Resort.
... I would like to add im not a graphic whore whatsoever, but if Nintendo managed to make mariokart all bright, shiney and more importantly smooth on a HD TV using 480p/EdTV settings then surely they could manage it with sports.
Metriod_Fan: Ya i ended up getting the normal Wii Sports resort pack for christmas ;p but i got a black wii remote with motionplus as well so its all good. anyways I'd nail this game with an 8. Swordplay for me is easily the best of the bunch, cycling is broken and just terrible....and Archery is a bit of a letdown...I think its to do with the nunchuck, it doesn't work well when pulling the string back...it jolts around and doesn't work 1:1. Anyways swordplay is just fantastic, especially showdown mode. and of course table tennis kicks tons of ass as well.
Thanks to Wii MotionPlus's accuracy, Wii Sports Resort's diverse events often present a greater challenge than those of its predecessor. While leisurely events like Canoeing may be more fitting for Resort life, hitting all the hidden targets in Archery will make you want to toss your Wii mote through the wall. Thankfully, IGN Guides is here to help you complete without resorting (heh heh...) to violence.
Parents need to know that this excellent compilation of sports games plays well across generations from kindergartners to grandparents. However, families with young children may want to skip the sword fighting game because it is all about whacking other avatars with a sword that you wield. This game comes bundled with the new Wii remote add-on called the Wii MotionPlus and it must be played with that add-on. This game is best played with others, but all the games can be played alone. Parents might want to turn off the importing of Miis from the Check Mii Out Channel because that content may present Miis that seem inappropriate.
WII SPORTS RESORT is the long-waited sequel to the award-winning Wii Sports game. This time around, there are 12 categories of sports to explore, and fun variations within most of these sports. You can play archery, Frisbee, basketball, golf, table tennis, bowling; and explore the air sports of skydiving and flying a plane. You can also try wakeboarding (a form of water skiing), sword play, power cruising (driving a jet ski), cycling, and canoeing. All of these sports are played by doing intuitive arm motions that are associated with the sport. So to throw a Frisbee, you will flick your wrist, and to play table tennis you will swing an imaginary paddle. And with the new Wii MotionPlus, the controller is so sensitive, that you can now add spin and other sophisticated moves.
Nintendo has done an excellent job of simplifying each sport into something that would be fun on the Wii, while still maintaining some depth to the gameplay. The new Wii MotionPlus controller add-on provides a new level of sophistication for those that want it, but the play of each game can still be very simple and intuitive. You can turn on \"Automatic Control\" in several of the games so that the gameplay is simply about making the motions and not about timing the release of buttons. One of the better games is Frisbee golf where you use three different-sized discs to mimic the golf driver, iron, and putter. The game is played on a golf course where wind is a big factor.
Online interaction: If parents allow the importing of Mii Characters from the Check Mii Out Channel, a service where others create and then vote on the most popular Miis, kids might see some Miis that seem inappropriate. 59ce067264