Wii Scoop Blog Review: We Ski

The debut of the Wii Fit created almost as much buzz as the debut of the Wii console.  In addition to the excellent activities available on the Wii Fit game, there is another game that deserves its share of recognition: We Ski.

Not to be confused with the two skiing mini-games on Wii Fit, We Ski is a separate game that can be played with or without the balance board.  We Ski is available for only $29.99 and is rated “E” for everyone.

We Ski is the game that will appeal to all types of gamers including those who like to explore every corner of games, and those who prefer to race or compete.

I used the Wii Fit balance board, though this is not a requirement. If you use the balance board, then the Wii-mote and nunchuck are your virtual ski poles.

We Ski allows to you begin skiing right away, without any tutorial.  However if you prefer having a tutorial, there is an excellent ski school where you can learn and improve upon your skills.

The Ski school offers lessons in everything from changing directions and braking to moguls and air tricks.  There are thirteen different lessons, each taught by a friendly ski instructor. The lessons are short but very thorough. If you don’t pass a lesson, you can simply try again, often with helpful tips both from the instructor and on the screen. 

There are three types of ski races to participate in. The first is a race against another Mii.  If you prefer, you can race against up to three other people via split screen (but you can’t use the balance board).

The second race is the slalom, where you have to ski through red and blue flags. It’s not as easy as it sounds!

The third race is moguls. This is defiantly the most challenging race in my opinion. In fact, I flat out busted all the way down the mountain!

It was then I decided to try We Ski’s Freestyle option.  As someone who loves to explore around in video games, this was my favorite part!

In Freestyle, your skier can jump and perform tricks such as 360 degree turns and back flips. If you need help learning how to perform these moves, just head back to the ski school.

There are 13 slopes to explore, from beginner to advance. You have the option to ski during the day or night.  In addition to freely skiing your way around the mountain, there are fun mini games that can be played from the freestyle mode. 

I don’t want to ruin the surprise of finding out these fun games on your own, because that’s one of the unique features of We Ski.  You never know when you’ll open up a new game, or learn about a secret trail! You won’t be bored after playing a couple of times, because there is simply too much to discover.  

What are you waiting for? It’s time to hit the slopes!

Coming up next…Screen shots and video clips of We Ski!  🙂

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4 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Gamer12 said,

    Do you find it easy to use the Wii Board to play with We Ski? I heard that it doesn’t tie very well with We Ski.

  2. 2

    wiiscoop said,

    Hi Gamer12

    I do think it is easier with the Wii Board, but that could be because I enjoy the Wii Fit ski games so much.

    That being said, it did take a while to get used to!

    I’ll post a video clip today that will give you a good idea of what We Ski is like with the balance board. 🙂

  3. 3

    WiiBBG said,

    I love this game. My only complaint is that when using the Wii Balance Board, only one person can ski at a time.

  4. 4

    wiiscoop said,

    Hello WiiBBG!

    You are exactly right–I don’t like that either. My niece was over the other day and kept asking for us to play We Ski with the 2 player option and the balance board.

    I wonder if Nintendo will come up with some way to compete with others having multiple balance boards together. I have no idea how that’d work, but it’d be lots of fun if it did!

    🙂


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