Wii has revolutionized the sports video game industry by allowing players to be in motion while playing video games. Now, not only can the game player view the action on the screen, they can participate. In this article, we will take a look at the best, and most popular sports games available for the Wii Game Console.
I remember a rainy day last fall when I was visiting my friend’s Sheila and Patrick. We were having a great lunch and I asked, “Where are the kids?”. Patrick said that they were in the living room so I popped in to say hello.
I entered the room to find all the kids enthusiastically swinging a little rectangular object in front of one of the best LCD Televisions that I have seen. On the TV screen, I saw a tennis match.
“What are you all doing?” I asked.
“Playing tennis,” they all chimed in without breaking stride.
This is when I realized the vast potential of Wii Sports Games. With the Wii Console, kids can play video games and be active at the same time. The image of the “sedentary child” who spends countless hours being inactive playing video games is not an image the Wii has. It is an active video console.
In fact, the leading Wii Sports Game right now is called “EA Sports Active Personal Trainer” brought to you by Electronic Arts. This game was developed with fitness expert Bob Greene who may be best known as Oprah Winfrey’s personal trainer. This game gets you in great shape and is extremely motivational as you watch a personal trainer on the screen. Just released in October, this game has already hit #1 on the Wii Charts.
Baseball season has just ended with the New York Yankees winning the World Series. But for many who will purchase Wii’s Major League Baseball, the season never ends. This is the top selling baseball video game and simulates big league baseball unlike any other game.
Golfers and non-golfers alike love the Tiger Woods PGA Tour game. In the sporting category, this is always one of the top Wii Games because golf lends itself so well to the art of the video game. They say that golf is “90% between the ears”. In other words, golfers not only have to swing, they have to think. Tiger Woods golf forces you to employ all of your mental and physical facilities and it is a great way to improve your actual golf game.
Another contender each year for the most popular sports game is Madden Football. Each year a new version of Madden football is released with all the new players and updated statistics. Football junkies, especially those who on Fantasy Sports teams, love Madden Football as it supports their football addiction.
Finally, a surprise hit with sports lovers is the game called “Big Game Hunter”. Obviously, hunters love this game as it embraces their passion for hunting. However, this game has proven to have crossover appeal to those who are not hunters in real life. In this game, it’s you against the outdoors as you have to hunt down your prey just as men did thousands of years ago and many still do today.