Parents' Guide to

Racquet Sports

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Sports game promotes healthy activity, friendly competition.

Game Nintendo Wii 2010
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Racquet Sports is definitely one of the better racquet-themed Wii games. The graphics are great. We loved the glass squash court on stilts above a lush jungle, and the view of New York from the window of a loft that played home to a ping pong table was fantastic. Each game has its own feel, whether it’s the rapid fire pace of badminton, the careful timing of squash, or the more measured and strategic shots of ping pong and tennis.

Our only issue is with the interface. Using the Wii remote is simple and intuitive, but imprecise -- even with the MotionPlus enhancement. There were plenty of times when even slight movements between shots would be picked up as swings, leaving us ill-prepared for the ball when it actually arrived. We adjusted by making smaller movements and keeping perfectly still between shots, but that took some of the fun and authenticity out of the game. Using the camera is just as simple, but it reduces the already limited variety of shots you can take. It’s fun to try, but not for serious play. Best save your money and stick with the version without the camera.

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