Deca Sports Extreme
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Deca Sports Extreme is a compilation of sports mini-games, including soccer, tennis, basketball, hockey, and bowling. There are also a few more unique options like a blowgun competition, sumo wrestling, a snowball fight, and snowmobile racing. In the spirit of each sporting game, it is possible and sometimes encouraged for players to inflict damage on an opponent. The snowball fight and sumo wrestling games are the two strongest examples of this. However, this game has a cartoon aesthetic and any violence that is presented is done in the context of a good-natured sporting event.
What's it about?
DECA SPORTS FREEDOM has a total of 10 sports mini-games in which players can compete. In addition to standard sports like tennis and ice hockey, there are a few more unique mini-games like professional blowgun shooting and snowmobile racing. While the games are designed to adhere to standard rules and regulations, there are some extras that make playing these games special. For example, players can collect \"power balls\" during each mini-game to unlock a special move -- whether it's a slam dunk in basketball or a guaranteed perfect shot in soccer.
Is it any good?
Deca Sports Freedom hits all the right notes. It has a nice, wide selection of mini-games, everything is presented in a bright and fun cartoon aesthetic, and there are flourishes to make this title unique from other sports compilations. For example, the inclusion of "power balls" adds an interesting and exciting dynamic to the experience of each of the 10 mini-games. The graphics don't take full advantage of the 3DS's hardware and the 3D effects are somewhat muted, but in terms of the gameplay experience itself, anyone from a hardcore sports enthusiast to the casual, inexperienced gamer will find something to enjoy here.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the difference between violence and friendly competition.
What is your favorite sport to play in real life? Did playing this video game make you want to play a sport in real life?
What other aspects of life involve being competitive?