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We Ski - Nintendo Wii

by Bandai
Nintendo Wii
Everyone
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews) 67 / 100

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  • Intuitive controls - Fly down the slopes with your friends and family - Hit the slopes with up to 4 players to race, slice through slaloms, and traverse moguls as you head to the lodge for some hot chocolate!
  • As big as a real mountain - We Ski features 14 exhilarating courses, including runs for beginner and intermediate skiers, and black diamonds for the advanced skiers!
  • Race down the slopes and more! - In addition to races, freestyle, moguls, and slaloms, enjoy over a dozen other activities including Ski School, Centipede Races, Search and Rescue, and shoot photos to share with your friends on WiiConnect24!
  • Ski the mountain at night - Enjoy the kaleidoscope of colorful fireworks in the night sky as you perform night specific activities on all 14 courses!
  • Ski with your Mii or a customized character - Use your own Mii, or customize your characters with almost limitless combinations of hair style, body type, and more! And earn points to buy new skis, gloves, outfits, and more!

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  • ASIN: B0015HZLUQ
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: May 13, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,687 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

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Hit the slopes and carve up the mountain! Welcome to the Happy Ski Resort, where fresh powder, groomed runs, multiple trails, and state of the art facilities await! We Ski takes you down the slopes in the most exciting skiing game to hit the Wii Console! Grab your controller or hop onto your Wii Balance Board to execute perfect wedge stops, shred the slaloms, and negotiate moguls with ease. With an in-depth Ski School and over a dozen lengthy runs packed with jumps, races, and more, you and your friends won't want to leave the slopes again!

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Welcome to the Happy Ski Resort, where fresh powder, groomed runs, multiple trails, and state of the art facilities await!

We Ski™ takes you down the slopes in the most exciting skiing game to hit the Wii™! Grab your Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™ or step onto your Wii Balance Board™ to execute perfect wedge stops, shred the slaloms, and negotiate moguls with ease. With an in-depth Ski School and over a dozen lengthy runs packed with jumps, races, and more, you and your friends won?t want to leave the slopes again!.

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  • Intuitive controls ?? Fly down the slopes with the most intuitive skiing game on the Wii?! Step onto your Wii Balance Board? or grab your Wii Remote? and Nunchuk? and ski down the massive mountain!
  • Ski with your friends and family ?? Hit the slopes with up to 4 players to race, slice through slaloms, and traverse moguls as you head to the lodge for some hot chocolate!
  • As big as a real mountain ?? We Ski? features 14 exhilarating courses, including runs for beginner and intermediate skiers, and black diamonds for the advanced skiers!
  • Race down the slopes and more! ? In addition to races, freestyle, moguls, and slaloms, enjoy over a dozen other activities including Ski School, Centipede Races, Search and Rescue, and shoot photos to share with your friends on WiiConnect24!
  • Ski the mountain at night ? Enjoy the kaleidoscope of colorful fireworks in the night sky as you perform night specific activities on all 14 courses!
  • Ski with your Mii or a customized character ?? Use your own Mii, or customize your characters with a host of combinations and more! And earn points to buy new skis, gloves, outfits, and other skiing accessories
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836 of 880 people found the following review helpful
By uricmu
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
As an avid skier, I was excited for a long time knowing that this game and Wii fit were coming out.

Perhaps my mistake was that I first tried out Wii Fit, which includes an excellent slalom race mode which not only looks at your left-right balance, but also at your forward aft (especially for speed control).

I then hurried to open my new copy of Wii Ski, expecting to get the same, but with more challenges, more depth, and a whole mountain to explore.

Boy, I can't hide my disappointment: instead of adapting the same control scheme from Wii Fit, the balance board support seems like an afterthought. Your movements on the balance board roughly translate into left and right, not as fluently as on Wii fit, but THERE IS NO FORE/AFT SUPPORT ! In other words, it doesn't matter if you lean forward or back, crouch, wedel, carve, etc. (things that the balance board can actually track), you only get left or right.

You use a button for plowing (board could have easily detected that), a button for wedling.

Worse of all, you have no speed control from the balance board. In fact, the game is excruciatingly slow even when you're barreling down the mountain. To get any speed at all, you have to use both nunchuck and wiimote as poles, but it feels like cross-country skiing. I got a ton of exercise just swinging them to get to a crawling speed going straight down a black diamond. What gives?

I don't expect a real ski simulator, but I expected much better use of the balance board.
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207 of 220 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun yet challenging addition to the Wii May 16, 2008
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
After watching a video on the new Nintendo channel, I decided to purchase We Ski when it came out, and it's a great addition to my library of Wii games.

The graphics are great and pretty lifelike; my boyfriend said some of the slopes in the game reminded him of real slopes he used to ski in Colorado. It looks authentic and even feels like you're skiing down hill at a fast pace. I've never been skiing in my life, but the game makes me feel like I'm really there.

When I loaded the game, I immediately created a character. I chose to use my Mii, but you can create a character using the choices in the game. However, using your Mii means you can't wear a hat or goggles, but I had so much fun customizing everything else, I didn't care. I have a pretty fancy ski outfit (there are TONS to choose from, I was surprised by the variety) with matching boots, gloves, skis, and poles.

Then I went to the tutorial (Ski School) so I could avoid reading the instruction manual. This is a great, albeit long, way to learn how to play. You are shown how to do everything, from wedelns, to braking, to air tricks, to how to get up when you crash into another skiier on the slopes. Your Mii interacts with the ski instructor by nodding when she wants to move on to the next lesson, which I thought was a nice addition to the game. It took me about half an hour to go through the complete tutorial, and I was rewarded with a new ski outfit for my efforts.

The great thing about this game is no matter what you chose to do, you can do it with friends or solo. The real "gameplay" is in Freestyle mode, where you are taken to a ski resort for your vacation (although there are plenty of "lessons" in slalom or downhill or moguls for you to work through as well).
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76 of 79 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Quite real skiing but lots of fun May 19, 2008
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
If you ski this program might help get you through the summer. However clearly it was written by europeon or Japanese skiers since some of the terminology is not what we (PSIA instructors) use here in the States. I agree with a previous reviewer that the ski school is the best way to learn the game, but some of what is taught is neither essential to real skiing or to playing the game. Most of the controller moves are intuitive though some of them (balance recovery and skating) are not moves you would actually do when skiing. The steering is very realistic, though you do it with your hands and generally control of the skier is proportional to slope speed and conditions (groomed, ice and powder all exist on different hills) I am looking forward to trying this when I get the balance board to see how real that is. It works fine with the controllers though you can play sitting down so that part may be more real with the balance board.
My only complaints are similar to other Wii games there are times when you move the controller the way they tell you and you just don't get the result they say you should (Like putting on Wii golf)
My kids (9 and 11) also love it. It is fun to play multiplayer and sit on the chair on the way up together (push A at the same time when you are in the purple zone around the lift) Your mii or character can look around and see the sights on the slopes. Try nightskiing to see various light effects. Though the fireworks are cool at first they never stop so they can be hard to ignore at times but night skiin is definitely an interesting varient.
Some of the games are a bit dorky (it is a kids game after all) but they can be fun. The orienteering is not that bad though we can't find the last guy we did find all the others.
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