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Winter Sports The Ultimate Challenge

by Conspiracy
Nintendo Wii
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews) 52 / 100

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  • 15 playable disciplines spanning the 9 most popular winter sports
  • Brand new campaign mode with 42 missions including boss rivals
  • Multiplayer party fun: hot seat (4 players), split screen (2 players)
  • Controls perfectly adapted to Nintendo Wii¿
  • Lively sports events with mascots, opening ceremony, presentation ceremony, national anthems and many more

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  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000X418EU
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches ; 3.8 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: December 10, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,909 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Winter Sports 2008 The Ultimate Challenge is the comprehensively improved sequel to last year's winter hit RTL Winter Games 2007. The arcade-oriented winter sports compilation comprises the 15 most popular disciplines spanning 9 exciting sports. 42 missions with final boss rivals recreate the atmosphere of a magnificent international winter sports event in the brand new single player campaign mode, not least owing to the stirring opening ceremony and the final presentation ceremony. The hot seat (4 players) and split screen (2 players) modes feature multiple tournament options and a gripping multiplayer experience as players compete for record times and gold medals.

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222 of 226 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Winter Games, now on Wii! December 18, 2007
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The first Winter Sports title on the Nintendo Wii is a very solid one, especially at the budget price.

The presentation is very solid. The game runs with a widescreen mode, has smooth graphics, and good sound. In addition to the in-game music, there are two witty European commentators that provide some interesting and funny banter. There is a very neat opening ceremony, and medal ceremonies complete with national anthems. Load times are minimal, and bugs are non present.

There are over fifteen events in nearly every Winter Olympic discipline. There are two varieties of Speed Skating, several varieties of Skiing, Skeleton, Luge, Bobsleigh, Figure Skating, and Curling. The majority of the events controls very well and provides intelligent and innovative uses of the Wii remote and Nunchuck. With the sliding sports, for example, while on the track you hold the remote in the Steering Wheel fashion. With Figure Skating, you use the remote and Nunchuck like in a rhythm game, very similar to the method used in the Wii version of "Dancing With the Stars." Sadly, the controls for Curling seem to be broken or, at the least, extremely difficult to use. But, all of the other events control very well.

The game has a skill-building career mode, 4-player multiplayer, single event play and traditional tournament modes. Overall, for the price, it's a very solid package that's enjoyable in both single and multiplayer modes.
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114 of 117 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Winter Sports is a BLAST!! December 27, 2007
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
We are relatively new to the Wii so I can't compare it to all of the games out there, but I can say that so far it is a blast for our family and a clear favorite for both the adults and kids. We have played the speed skating, downhill skiing and the luge games and are already addicted.

The games vary in difficulty and in types of actions--we are still trying to make it down the slopes without wiping out multiple times but the speed skating is fairly easy just a lot of action in the arms. We are enjoying the variety and we still have many games to explore.

I should also add that so far all of the games have a two-player option with a split screen so you are competing against each other. You can see your opponent whiz by or vice versa as you are racing.

The realistic/human-like players are nice too. This is not cartoony like Mario but has more life-like graphics. You can't select your player's looks but you can choose the country you are competing for.

Other notes:
Music: good/competition-type music. Fun to play to.

Sound and graphics: nice and realistic. I especially like the skiing sounds. It makes you feel like you are really on the slopes without the cold. Visually, it is realistic too because there are effects like snow sprays that sometimes partially obscure your ability to see what is ahead, etc. Oh, and the luge is a trip. You feel like you are traveling VERY fast. Perhaps it isn't the real thing but it is a fun substitute.

Age level: either a very coordinated 5-8 or 8 and older (might be tough for the little ones).

I am hoping they will do a summer games version next. I would definitely purchase this again in a heartbeat.
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73 of 74 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprising Winner of a Title January 11, 2008
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I took a chance when I saw some of the reviews here. Thanks everyone! This is a surprising winner. Terrific graphics, challenging gameplay (different difficulty levels) and especially the reasonable price, make this a wonderful extension of the wii sports/mario&sonic olympics type games.

So far we have focused on a few of the events, though we have looked at all of them. The speedskating was the first one we tried. It was great for my 6 yr old. He wouldn't stop playing. It is challenging to keep the meters at the optimal levels even on the easier difficulty.

The ski jumping took a while to get the right feel of the controls to time the take off and navigate steadily through the air to a good landing. The controllers were ultra-responsive so you need to have very good touch.

My favorite was the bobsled so far. Took a run to get the hang of it, but it's more like a racing game where you try to find the right groove except for the start which is different from what I expected (and not easy ) You have to move your controller in a circular motion to build speed/power. Still haven been able to get the best start. The graphics going down the track are a blast. You even can see the lights showing the optimal location (at least in the easier mode), but it's not exactly easy to keep the sled there.

We can't wait to open the alternate venues too for the events. This game so far seems to be very well thought out and put together. It's already worth the money and everything else is gravy. This is a great addition to the game library and fun for all ages. The surprising thing is even my wife enjoyed it and didn't want to give up her controller(s).
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars worth the price December 20, 2007
By M. Reed
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
For once, it seems Conspiracy has done something worthwhile. Conspiracy is the publisher for this game, known to create the most painfully bad experiences on the Wii to date (seriously, check reviews of their other games). But, this game is surprising well designed and thought out. The graphics are actually up to par with the other Wii games on the market. The whole game itself iplays like Mario and Sonic at the Olympics, were you have the opportunity to do several games in sequence, or just pick one at a time. The controls are much more intuitive, so therefore the experience is more engaging and overall better. The individual events can actually take some time to complete, which makes the game alot more playable. For 30 dollars, this game is a steal.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun games.
Arrived soon after purchased. Fun games.
Published 2 days ago by mjsbds
3.0 out of 5 stars A challenge to master
This game takes a lot of practice to get used to the controls. In skiing, you will crash a lot until you figure out how to turn through the gates. Read more
Published 22 days ago by John C. Migliaccio
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun games! Love the variety
Fun games ! Love the variety.
Published 23 days ago by Jacqueline Baligian
5.0 out of 5 stars Snow time is fun time!
I love the Wii Winter Sports Ultimate Challenge game. Graphics are really authentic. Many games to chose from too. Great game to while away the winter time hours.
Published 4 months ago by J. A. Easton
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a lot of fun
It was hard to control your person in this game......not alot of instruction. It is sitting at the bottom of the games.
Published 7 months ago by sula
1.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected.
Bought this hoping it was like a game we had tried before. Really not much interaction on your part. Disappointing. But the price was right so not a huge loss.
Published 7 months ago by D. Varner
3.0 out of 5 stars It's Okay
I'll admit, the graphics are pretty amazing, but the games themselves are okay at best. I enjoyed speed skating, luge, and skeleton, but of course some were more difficult than... Read more
Published 8 months ago by BL
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Buy
This was a great buy and the kids. I bought this game for the kids in my family I don't understand it, but the kids do
Published 15 months ago by Denise Lucas
1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't care for this game
It is a hard game to play I find. I don't use it anymore. I think you need to be alot more experienced than me at game playing!
Published 16 months ago by Joyce
4.0 out of 5 stars good game
Got this bundled cheaply with another game. And actually enjoyed the game. Graphics aren't all that great, and the format for some of the events is rather odd at times. Read more
Published 17 months ago by smi1112-1
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