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Endless Ocean: Dive, Discover, Dream

by Nintendo
Nintendo Wii
Everyone
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (234 customer reviews)


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  • Swim through coral reefs, explore ancient shipwrecks, meet local wildlife, and more
  • No set time limits and no way to fail, you're free to relax and explore however you see fit
  • Hundreds of different types of marine life such as penguins, clownfish, dolphins, sharks, and the blue whale
  • Exploring is easy--just point the remote in the direction you want to go
  • Go online with Nintendo WFC and meet friends and family for an underwater sightseeing tour


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Product Details

  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000WINB56
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches ; 4.8 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: January 22, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (234 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,207 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Explore an undersea world in Endless Ocean. Swim through coral reefs, explore ancient shipwrecks, meet local wildlife and search for sunken treasure on your own team with no time limits and no pressure.

Features:

  • Dive in exotic locales: from tide pools to the wrecks of World War II bombers
  • No set time limits and no way to fail, you're free to relax and explore however you see fit
  • Find, identify, and catalog hundreds of different types of marine life such as penguins, clownfish, dolphins, sharks and the blue whale
  • Go online with Nintendo WFC and meet friends and family for an underwater sightseeing tour. Once you exchange friend codes, you and a friend can dive together on the same screen. While the two of you are exploring the ocean, you can communicate using a series of pre-set messages.
  • Exploring is easy just point the Remote in the direction you want to go and hold the B Button and to examine objects, just point at them and press the A Button

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415 of 420 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mellow, interesting, pretty. January 23, 2008
By P. Oski
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought this game for my 7-year-old since he loves learning about fish, but my action-game-addicted 12-year-old also loves it. The games has defined goals, but it is essentially an exploration game. You can't lose or die as far as I can tell. You spend most of your time swimmming around, looking at and interacting with various marine life while a soothing New Age score plays in the background. My younger one hates the music, but he can listen to his MP3s on an SD card while playing. There was a lot of reading for him at the beginning, so 7 is about the lower age limit on this game unless your younger child is precocious and reads very well or you want to help them with it.

This is not an action game, but you "collect" information and specimens, photograph them and make friends with dolphins. You occasionally lead tourists on dives and interact with the cute marine biologist who can't swim. Missions, which usually arrive by e-mail accessed on board your dive boat, give some structure to the game, but they are laid-back and not time-limited so you can explore at a leisurely pace.

The controls are simple, requiring only the Wii-mote and the graphics are good, though not jaw-dropping. The sea floor environments and lighting/water effects are well-rendered and the marine life is quite detailed.The whales and rays do present a certain "Wow!" factor and the ocean world seems vast.

All-in-all, I would recommend this game as an experience. It is relaxing and will be intriguing to anyone who is interested in aquatic life. It's a welcome change of pace from violence and frenetic cartoon action and it is educational. I like that my kids spend time immersed in a virtual world that celebrates the wonders of our planet and focuses them on co-operation and co-existence instead of always conflict and violence. It may be a bit slow for those who like constant challenges or non-stop action.
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172 of 174 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dive, Discover, Dream - Exactly! January 25, 2008
By Whisper
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Absolutely beautiful game. The underwater visuals are incredible from the sea floor, hidden treasure, coral, caves, sunken ships, schools of fish, dolphins, manta rays, whales, and much more. Sunlight from above will also filter down below the surface. Day also turns to night and you can go night diving where you may find different types of sea life.

Now, when you are on the boat, it's a different story. The visuals look incomplete. The boat, character, water and skyline all have a "unpolished" look to them. Also, your character apparently has something shoved up his or her rear as you walk around the boat "stiffly". But, this is all minor stuff as you will be underwater most of the time so, it's not a big deal. Again, the underwater world is absolutely a joy to the eyes.

The music is nicely done and very relaxing, but you can load up your SD Card with .MP3 files and listen to your own music while on the ship or diving below. That is a very nice feature and I believe only the second developer to implement this feature on the Wii so far.

You will also be able to customize your character by changing your diving wear and equipment.

The game is totally laid back and you can pretty much do whatever you want, when you want. But you aren't completely on your own. There are definitely specific things to accomplish if you want to. You will receive emails from people wanting you to investigate a specific underwater location, find a special fish or hidden treasure, take photos or even to go along with you as a diving guide. Many of these result in rewards such as new equipment and gear. You actually should accept the first few email requests as it's the only way to get the underwater pen and camera and to unlock the Wi-Fi Connection gateway.
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87 of 88 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Endless Possibilities March 1, 2008
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Throughout gaming history most every game has focused on some form of the following, getting the high score, collecting the most items or finishing the story of the game. ENDLESS OCEAN is a game that bucks that trend and instead asks you to play for no other reason than to have fun. That alone will cause many gamers to run for the hills screaming that the game is boring, but it isn't as long as you accept the game for what it is and not wish it to be like everything else.

At the beginning of the game you can choose to be a male or female diver and you play the game diving into the ocean looking for new and exotic life as well as exploring caves and such. There are no time limits or goals, though you can choose to do the menial tasks your ships owner asks of you there is no reward or penalty for doing so. You are also encouraged to gather information on the different forms of life you encounter and take pictures of them. But the main point is to explore just for the fun of it and that's what I see as the genius of this game.

With such an esoteric reason for playing there's got to be something to keep the more traditional gamer entertained and that's where the graphics come into play. Playing this game it's very easy to get lost in the world created because everything is so life-like and beautiful. From enormous whales and tiny schools of fish to seaweed swaying in the water, the graphics really impress. This is a game to show off how cool games can look on Wii. That is as long as you stay in the water. Things get more blocky and movements are noticeably jerky whenever you board your ship to save your game, receive instruction and talk to your ship mate.

As is typical for Wii, controls are easy to learn and intuitive. Want to swim left?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Ok
Don't like that it's a single player game. Wanted to play with my daughter. Game gets to be too slow.
Published 18 days ago by starseeds13
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
nice scenery but really hard to figure out any advanced moves. Disappointing - Not very much fun.
Published 20 days ago by Big Jim
5.0 out of 5 stars great product, fast service
great product, fast service
Published 3 months ago by Robert P Cleary
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
came in quickly and looks like lots of fun
Published 3 months ago by Loretta Inman
5.0 out of 5 stars Great gift
I bought this for my daughter and she adores this game. It's a peaceful game, not something she normally plays, but she loves it just the same.
Published 4 months ago by Patty Jordan
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
This was a gift for a 9 year old and he likes it and plays it all the time.
Published 5 months ago by MAB
5.0 out of 5 stars gift
this was a gift for my friend and her daughter they enjoyed it very much loved the story and that makes me happy
Published 6 months ago by msadder
5.0 out of 5 stars great
My daughter loves this game. The detail is awesome. The music it tranquilizing. This is a very good product, was sent before actual date given.
Published 7 months ago by Follower of Christ
5.0 out of 5 stars concerned parent
My child was having a wonderful time playing this peaceful and relaxing game until he entered the secret realm of the Dark Lord Cthulhu. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Garrett Bockstanz
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE THIS GAME
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS GAME!!! I can spend hours swimming around the ocean not even trying to find anything in particular just looking around. Read more
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