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Have you got what it takes to serve up an ace on the Nintendo Wii? There's only way to find out. Test your skills against Ubisoft's newest racquet-inspired video game.

Racquet Sports [Ubisoft]Available for: Exclusively for Nintendo WiiRated: E for Everyone

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Have you got what it takes to serve up an ace on the Nintendo Wii? There's only way to find out. Test your skills against Ubisoft's newest racquet-inspired video game.

Racquet Sports [Ubisoft]
Available for: Exclusively for Nintendo Wii
Rated: E for Everyone

Racquet Sports—tennis, squash, badminton, beach tennis, and, yes, even Ping Pong—allows up to four gamers to pit their skills against each other. Compatible with Wii MotionPlus and Ubisoft's Motion Tracking Camera for Wii, the game features easy pick-up and play controls, so anyone can learn, no matter how bad he is at playing video games.

STACK's Favorite Features
Real to the Touch: What the gamer does, the virtual player does. It's that simple. There's no cheating by simply twisting the control in a certain direction. The system is designed to read and react to every simple movement of your hand, wrist and arm.

The Look: Who said tennis can't be played under water? With Racquet Sports, you can play in 40 different environments—virtually anywhere, including a Moroccan palace, a New York loft and under the stadium lights. Although the look is unrealistic, the various environments add a fun dimension to the game.

STACK's Take: This isn't just a v-game; it's also a bit of a workout. Gamers must shuffle back and forth and react quickly to every loose ball. The game is more like actually playing racquet sports than playing other video games. It's good for when you feel like getting in some training but can't make it to the court; and it's a nice way to relax before a big match. Just make sure you don't play excessively, or you might suffer tennis elbow.


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