Being an old guy and a cheapskate and not having any kids-I have never played with a Wii before yesterday. Wii Sports has a number of games where odd little characters do such mundane things as go bowling, play golf, or play tennis.
I mainly went bowling and I found the whole swinging my arm and pressing and releasing a button thing to be much harder than I expected. Being a long time veteran of old world games like PacMan and Tetris, where body language didn’t matter but was often added anyway, I just had a hard time with the Wii timing.
One of the fun things that happened often was I dropped the bowling ball behind me and all the other bowlers jumped up in the air in surprise. It took a while to figure how how to adjust for speed. I never did figure out the golf game, as I would hit the putts hard enough to put them in the rough. I’m sure it just takes practice.
My high score on bowling was a 177, which is a bit better than my real world high score of about a 160 the last time I went bowling. Wii bowling was fun, but it really made me want go down to a bowling alley and bowl for real.