Wii Ski (Family Ski) a review

Posted on 10th November 2008 by admin in Game Reviews

Did you think the Wii balance board that comes with Wii Fit was only for that one game? Nope! There is a (new) game called “We Ski (Family Ski)” that makes use of the balance board!

For the first time in a home entertainment setting, the whole family can enjoy Skiing just like the real thing! Well, sort of. Using the balance board, players can control the on screen action with their actual feet and balance!

We Ski

Namco 2008, Video Game, $22.77

Don’t expect to get the real experience of skiing, but do expect to have some fun. There may more realism than some of the skiing video games in the past, but “We Ski (Family Ski)” is not some ground-breaking virtual reality game. (more…)

Wii Fit - power up your inner balance!

Posted on 15th October 2008 by admin in Game Reviews

When Nintendo released its latest system (the Wii) it aimed to get the entire family involved in not only gaming, but also becoming more active. The Wii Remotes are used by moving the controller through the air to interact with the game. It uses two points of light which communicate with a sensor. What’s important here is that this allows the user to involve their arms and sometimes their entire body. No more stereotypes about couch potato gamers here!

But recently, the company has taken this concept a step further with a unique new game platform entitled “Wii Fit.” With this revolution comes a whole new approach to getting in shape. It also takes the Wii’s philosophy to a new level! Yes, you can actually lose weight and tone your body with the Wii Fit!

The first thing that sets this game apart from any other game, when you take it out of the box, is that it comes with the Wii Fit balance board. This connects to the Wii and allows you to do a variety of interactive exercises and more, which interrelate to what is happening on the screen. (more…)

Mario And Sonic At The Olympic Games

Posted on 11th March 2008 by admin in Game Reviews

For the first time in history, Mario and Sonic are appearing together in a video game, and it’s available on the Wii – they’ve joined together to star in a game that pays tribute to the Olympics in Beijing 2008: Mario and Sonic at the Olympic games.

The game features a cast of familiar characters from both the Mushroom Kingdom and the Sonic the Hedgehog games, including: Mario, Luigi, Sonic, Knuckles, Tails, Yoshi, Bowser, and Princess Peach. Players can choose to compete with or against any of these characters, creating a truly unique experience.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

Sega Of America, Inc. 2007, Video Game, $34.60

he Wii version of the game makes full use of the game system’s interactive controls, as players use the wireless remote to maneuver their character down the racetrack, across the swimming pool, leap over the high jump, or even play table tennis like the pros – if it’s an Olympic summer sport, it’s a part of this game! (more…)