Wii Sports Resort is a collection of sports for the Wii video game console and the sequel to Wii Sports. It is the second entry in the Sports series. Wii Sports Resort was released in Japan on June 23, 2009 and in Australia, Europe, and the U.S.A. in July 2009, with Korea getting it on June the 17, 2010. The game requires the use of a Wii MotionPlus, which comes bundled with the game with Additional Wii MotionPlus units being sold separately. In November 2009, a special limited edition bundle was released in Europe featuring both Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort on the same disc with a black Wii console and a Wii MotionPlus and by May of 2010, both black and white Wii systems were bundled with Wii Sports Resort (with the MotionPlus accessory the same color as the console).
Wii Sports Resort is set in a beach resort on an island called Wuhu Island, a more advanced version of Wii Fit's running island where twelve different sports are available to play. Like the original, 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. For example, 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 to make it games more complex to control is Wii MotionPlus compatibility, which allows the games to be played with greater accuracy. For example, in Wii Sports Tennis, the player's shots were all determined by which direction the Wii Remote is swung like a racket. Wii Sports Resort offers a new variation, Table Tennis (previously featured in Wii Play), where the player has greater control over adding spin to the ball by twisting the Wii Remote while swinging. Wii MotionPlus is required for all Wii Remotes being used with Wii Sports Resort. Most sports with up to 3 or 4 players will allow one Wii Remote to be shared among players while taking turns though Canoeing is an exception, where a controller is required for all 4 players.
The game introduces 40 new CPU Miis in Wii Sports Resort that were not in the original Wii Sports in addition to the 60 original CPU Miis from Wii Sports, this makes a total of 100 CPU Miis in Wii Sports Resort. You can also import Miis from the Check Mii Out Channel, until its discontinuation on June 28, 2013.
There are twelve Sports to choose from, two of which return from Wii Sports. Every sport but Wakeboarding, Archery and Golf have up to 2 or 3 gameplay modes, making the total amount of sports with variants twenty four.
- Speed Slice
- Frisbee Dog
- Frisbee Golf
- 3-Point Contest
- 3-on-3 Pickup Game
- Table Tennis
- Return Challenge
- 10-Pin Game/Standard Game
- 100-Pin Game
- Spin Control
- Power Cruising
- Slalom Course
- Speed Challenge
- Road Race
- Air Sports
- Island Flyover
Wii Sports Resort received generally positive reviews with a score of 80 according to metacritic making it the highest rated Wii Series game along with Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus. The Highest score was from Giant bomb, who gave it a perfect review, with the lowest from The AV Club who gave it an above average 58. IGN overall thought the game was average, enjoying the pick-up-and-play quality but was disappointed with some of the sports giving it a 7.7 while Gamespot enjoyed the game as a whole but criticised the need for extra Wii MotionPlus attachments, with some of the sports being letdowns giving it an 8.3. User reviews were slightly more positive with a score of 82.
- This is the first Wii Sports game in the Wii Sports franchise to be localized in Latin American Spanish.
Miis that debuted in Wii Sports Resort
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Abe • Alisha • Asami • Barbara • Chika • Cole • Eddy • Eduardo • Fritz • Gabi • Gabriele • George • Giovanna • Greg • Gwen • Hiromasa • Hiromi • Holly • Ian • Marisa • Megan • Mia • Midori • Miguel • Nelly • Pablo • Patrick • Rainer • Sandra • Shinta • Shohei • Siobhán • Sota • Stéphanie • Susana • Takashi • Tommy • Tomoko • Ursula • Vincenzo