What do you get when you combine Wii Sports with a bunch of
celebrities such as Avril Lavigne, Keith Urban and Sugar Ray
Leonard? The answer is EAís Celebrity Sports Showdown that
allows the gamer to play against these well known celebrities in
12 different events. Some of the sports include activities such
as volleyball, rock climbing and even horse racing which shows
just how diverse the game.
those who have played Wii Sports on the Wii, the premise is
strangely familiar, however this time gamers can select to either
play as a celebrity or compete against a celebrity (there are
also non-celebrities to select as well) as they engage in a
variety of fun sporting activities and match that with four
players and EAís Celebrity Sports Showdown is quite
entertaining. EA have also included quite a few humorous
anecdotes in the title such as knocking Keith Urban in the nose
with a foam club.
Thatís for the grief you caused Nicole Kidman!
sport games included in this game are similar as Wii Sports in
terms of playability and simplicity which makes this game
perfect for players of all ages. Due to the simplicity of the
games, it also makes a good party game as you compete against
your friends. Definitely one of the better sport games available
for the Wii in terms of party games.
Beach Volleyball is actually quite entertaining as is wild water
canoeing which actually uses the controllers perfectly on this
unique console system. Smash Badminton is a slight improvement
over Wii Tennis and is quite realistic at times. My least
favourite game is Arena Dodge ball which feels a little strange
but as with Wii Sports, everyone will have their favourites and
their least favourites.
control system works well with the Wii controller, although some
of the games are a little fiddle some at the best of times,
however itís considerably better than Beach Sports. Just be
careful to move anything that you may hit which also includes
Graphically, the title features a rather cartoon inspired world
with the celebrities looking like animated caricatures of
themselves. The worldís are almost quite simplistic (ala Wii
Sports), although is considerable more detailed than the
aforementioned game. The colour palette and some of the special
effects are rather decent. Although the sound of the sports is
quite good, itís a shame that it does not feature any tracks
from any of the artists nor their voices.
the end of the day EA Sportís Celebrity Showdown is an
entertaining game on the Wii that although wonít win any awards
for originality is still quite entertaining and makes for a good
party game. Single-player is a little lacking, however with ten
different celebrities and some good multiplayer options, this is
definitely one for lovers of Wii Sports.