SPORTS ISLAND 3D
straight to the top, your back's against the wall. So many times, it
happens too fast, and still we stand tall. Payin' anything to roll
the dice just one more time, racing on the thunder and rising with
the heat, you'll never know what you can do until you get it up as
high as you can go – are you hanging on the edge of your seat? Erm,
there probably should be a fist-pumping “wohwohwohwohwohwohwohwohwohhh” right about here...
Inspired? Fuck yeah!!! For Sports Island 3D packs sport,
sport and more sport into a single 3DS cartridge (if something so
teensy can be referred to as such). Much like the C+C Music Factory,
it’s gonna make you sweat, as you take on pleasantly playable variations of soccer,
tennis, basketball, ice hockey, bowling, sumo wrestling, snowmobile
racing and, uh, snowball fights, “sport blowgun” and tramampoline.
All in 3D. Woo!
Basically Hudson’s cornered the market for a 3DS take on
Wii Sports, likely having some Nintendo head office honchos
saying “GRRrrr!”. Like that Wii stalwart, SI3D keeps things
cartoony, aiming more for fun than serious sportstacularness... and it works.
That said, as always with such compendiums, some parts work better
than others. Use is made variously of buttons, touch screen, motion
controls and mic. Various challenge modes add appeal, as do
NBA Jam ‘on fire’ styled special
moves for each event. The real ‘BLAMMO!’ punch packed by SI3D,
however, is multiplayer, whereby only one cart is needed to fire the
game out to up to three other 3DS units for full-on, balls to the
wall (erp!) competitive action. Yeah! YEAH!!!
If your credo’s even remotely “is sport, is good” then you likely
have this already. But if not, have the guts, get the glory and just