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Nintendo Wii Badminton game now 'Sports Island'

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by vip_m, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. vip_m

    vip_m Regular Member

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    In a previous thread, a badminton-type game for Nintendo Wii was originally to be called "Deca Sports". But I just recently learned it'll be renamed "Sports Island".

    Unlike most video games that just use hand control buttons, being able to actually swing the "racket" (Wiimote) and if you want, lunge and do the real badminton footwork so you'll get some exercise while playing the game--which is what some players do when playing tennis on WiiSports--is a lot more fun and exciting.

    Here's the link to the announcement:

    http://www.nintendic.com/news/1578

    Here's the link to the previous thread (it has links to the YouTube demo of the game):

    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47038&highlight=nintendo

    Now for an unabashed plug for one of the best instructional books on badminton:

    http://instructoons.com/book/
     
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    vip_m Regular Member

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    Konami will market the game in Europe

    According to kotaku.com, Konami has a deal with Hudson (the maker of Sports Island) to market the game in Europe--so I guess Hudson will handle selling it in the States.

    In the YouTube demo, if you do a smash-like motion, the character seems to do a jump smash. Then if you do a swing to left or right motion, it does a smash return. If you do a swing up motion (like tennis), it hits the shuttle up.

    Though you can probably play the game sitting down and just swining your arm, it'll be more fun to actually do the badminton moves, I think.

    Here's the kotaku article:

    http://kotaku.com/tag/deca-sports/
     

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    Sigh why cant they make a proper badminton simulation
     
  4. Temasek Green

    Temasek Green Regular Member

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    Thanks for your info,BTW can it be install on mobile PDA phone OS like Windows Mobile5 & 6 or Windows Sybian on Nokia N95 platform ?
     
  5. aznchopstix89

    aznchopstix89 Regular Member

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    lol this still is on my to buy list for the wii
     
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    Yeah... these Wii games look pretty poor.
     
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    I agree with Volcom. The games a step forward but why not a proper badminton game!!!!
     
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    Maybe they want everybody to be able to play it, so anybody can play it, and not have to move around the place quickly :D
     
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    Oh myyy..

    ....that's a cute game...:eek::p..
     

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