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World Championship Sports Nintendo Wii

World Championship Sports

Format:
Nintendo Wii

Genre:
Sporting

Further reading:
Mini games

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World Championship Sports is another game in Activision's Fun4All series. Although packaged in a similar fashion, these games fluctuate in their best audience. Here we have a game that skews younger than the likes of Pitfall The Big Adventure Wii or Pirates Hunt for Blackbeard's Booty Wii.

It's one of those type of game genres...

Mini games come in a variety of shapes and sizes. What unites the genre is the speed with which players can pickup the games and the relatively short time required to complete a level or two.

But why is it any better than the others...

World Championship Sports provides a set of simple games themed around a sporting theme. Each game provides a sport related activity that can be played against the computer or up to three other players.

These range from hitting, shooting, running to the more involved racket sports. As such the minigames take in action from tennis, basketball, football, hockey, lacrosse and ice hockey whilst not replicated these sports as a whole.

So what experience should I play this game for...

Players may be attracted to the game because it seems to be another sports compilation on the Wii. However, rather than providing real time competitive renderings it instead cherry picks stand along moments as the basis for a series of minigames. Penalty kicks, throw-ins and goal keeping for example make up the football aspect of play.

And when can I take a break...

Single games or contests can be played. The length of these depends on how many activities are tackled in a session. These are some of the shortest lived minigames on the Wii - something that reflects the very young audience they suite.

This is a great game for who...

Young players are best suited to the challenges on offer here, although those that use Wii-mote pointing can be a little frustrating to play. Those that are happy to play these stop action elements of sports will find an enjoyable set of games here. These are at their best when played in a group trying to outdo each other's score.

Intermediate and expert players will be better served by sports compilations that offer the real thing in full, Sports Island Wii or Sports Party both offer proper competitive sporting action.

Written by Andy Robertson

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