Wii Sports Resort and Wii Fit by Nintendo

Wii Sports Resort and Wii Fit by Nintendo

Wii Sports Resort and Wii Fit by Nintendo


The Nintendo Wii Sports Resort and Nintendo Wii Fit are two of the most popular video games ever released. Their innovative technology has revolutionized the video gaming industry by creating truly interactive games that can be enjoyed either alone or with a whole group of family or friends.

The basic idea on both the Nintendo Wii Sports Resort and the Nintendo Wii Fit is that the player watches the video game screen and then reacts to what occurs on it, or the game reacts to what the player physically does. For example, when playing Table Tennis in the Nintendo Wii Sports Resort, the player actually swings his or her remote control like a table tennis paddle, and in Nintendo Wii Fit, the player performs aerobics or other exercises in tandem with the video screen. Everything the player does is reflected on the screen, from putting spin on a table tennis ball to exercising with a hula hoop. The results are truly amazing.

Both games use specific pieces of advanced technology to perform these incredible acts. The Nintendo Wii Sports Resort uses the Wii Motion Plus. It is an add-on attachment that uses a dual-axis angular rate sensor to actually detect and calculate rotational motion, enabling 1:1 control and allowing the games to be played with remarkable accuracy. The Wii Motion Plus snaps into the bottom of each Wii Remote and detects the slightest movement in any direction, creating a video game with “realistic” results.

The Nintendo Wii Fit’s revolutionary technology is the Wii Balance Board. It is a battery powered board that is shaped like the average household body scale but uses multiple pressure sensors and Bluetooth technology to precisely determine the user’s center of balance and weight. It uses this data to allow the player to essentially interact with the video screen. As the user swings his or her hips trying to twirl and hula hoop for example, the results are shown on the screen. The Wii Balance Board is also able to measure the user’s progress in various exercises, as well as weight and body mass index.

Both the Nintendo Wii Sports Resort and the Nintendo Wii Fit offer extraordinary variety within the games, as well. The Nintendo Wii Sports Resort features twelve different games, and each game offers several variations, as well. Games include Air Sports, Frisbee, Wakeboarding, Basketball, Bowling, Canoeing, Cycling, Golf, Power Cruising, Sword Play, Archery, and Table Tennis. The Nintendo Wii Fit includes about 50 different activities in four broad categories: yoga, aerobics, strength training, and balance games. In addition, the game tracks the amount of time and the progress of each user on the particular activities, and once certain thresholds are reached, new or more rigorous activities are unlocked. It is therefore virtually impossible to finish or outgrow either game.

The Nintendo Wii Sports Resort and Nintendo Wii Fit have radically transformed the gaming industry. No longer are video games the realm of the solitary player sitting in the dark for hours on end. These new games encourage dynamic activity, interactive play, and health and fitness. They can both be found online for very affordable prices.

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