In the world of video-games none come more star studded than Wii-Sports and Wii-Sports Resort. Proud at the top of the all time sellers chart these two family games have shifted a tidy 115 million copies.
Until now though there wasn’t a version of the game for the Wii U, Nintendo’s new console. Yesterday it announced Wii-Sports Club. This not only adds better controls and an online function to the classic five sports (Tennis, Bowling, Boxing, Baseball and Golf) but also gives it a HD makeover.
If you’ve not tracked with the games until now you may want to check which sports and features are available in the different versions — which all work on the Wii U.
Wii-Sports offers Tennis, Bowling, Boxing, Baseball and Golf and can be played with up to four Wii Remote controllers. It was often packed in with the Wii console itself.
Wii-Sports Resort offers Swordplay, Wakeboarding, Frisbee, Archery, Basketball, Table Tennis, Golf, Bowling, Power Cruising, Canoeing, Cycling and Air Sports. It required the MotionPlus attachment on each Wii Remote controller to be played. One MotionPlus attachment was included with the game.
Wii-Sports Club offers Tennis, Bowling, Boxing, Baseball and Golf. But like Wii-Sports Resort it requires the MotionPlus attachment on each Wii Remote controller to be played. You can play Wii-Sports Club online against players not in the same room and it also offers updated visuals.
Perhaps the biggest mark of success are other titles that recreate the Wii-Sports effect on different consoles. Sports Champions offers a more mature take on sporting challenges on the PlayStation 3 using the Move controller. Kinect Sports on Xbox 360 and Sports Rivals on Xbox One offer a hands free motion controlled sporting experience. An alternative take on video-game sports is the Sports Friends pack (PC/Mac/PS3) that includes the physical electronic sports game Joust.
Wii-Sports Club will be available to download from the eShop on November 7th. Individual sports can be purchased for £7.99 and a 24 hour pass to all sports for £1.75.