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Your Questions Answered!

You asked, Chris answers: 107 questions in our biggest blog ever!

Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time!

To recap, on Monday we got to play the games Nintendo had on display at E3 so we thought we'd let you lot ask us questions so rather than give our hands-on impressions like every other website does, we could give you exactly the information you wanted to know.

So Fred posted his blog yesterday asking you lot to submit questions, and I decided to invite the good people over at GoNintendo to ask some questions too (after all, the more the merrier).

One day later I had well over 150 questions to answer! So here are 107 of them. I've left some out because either they were repeats of previous questions, I couldn't answer them for contractual reasons, or I simply hadn't played the game.

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Speaking of which, apologies for anyone who asked Spirit Tracks questions: I didn't get round to playing that so I couldn't answer any of your questions. There'll be more of these Q&As in the future though if this one goes well.

Anyway. Here are my 6000 words' worth of answers to the questions YOU wanted to know. Tell me any other games site that listens to its readers like that!

Wii SPORTS RESORT

1) How many events are there in the game?

There are twelve different categories, and each has between one and three different types of game in each. The grand total number of "events" is 24. There's Swordplay (Duel, Speed Slice, Showdown), Wakeboarding, Frisbee (Frisbee Dog, Frisbee Golf), Archery, Basketball (3-Point Contest, Pickup Game), Table Tennis (Match, Return Challenge), Golf, Bowling (Standard Game, 1000-Pin Game, Spin Control), Power Cruising (Slalom Course, VS), Canoeing (Speed Challenge, VS), Cycling (Road Race, VS) and Air Sports (Skydiving, Island Flyover, Dogfight).

2) Does the Wii MotionPlus react to every move as promised?

Yes. All the movements are captured extremely accurately with Wii MotionPlus. Depending on the event, some motions are "locked" and MotionPlus will only work on a couple of axes. In Golf, for example, you can't just wildly swing the club wherever you want, it's locked in a straight vertical arc. Within that vertical arc though, your swing is perfectly accurate.

3) Should I wait to buy Wii MotionPlus until it comes out?

It's up to you. It still works well with EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis, Virtua Tennis 2009 and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10. However, this is definitely the first game to properly show it off.

4) Will there be any online-functionality in Wii Sports Resort?

No. There's been a lot of rumour about this because the Japanese Nintendo Channel said it used WiiConnect 24. The only way I could see it being used in the version I played was the ability to import Miis from the Mii Contest Channel to either play as or have as background characters. The Wii I played it on didn't have any Miis saved on it though, and so I couldn't record my stats: it may be that if you're not playing with a Guest Mii (as I was) then you can upload your scores to a leaderboard, but that's a complete guess and not fact.

5) many courses/holes are there in Wii Sports Resort golf?

18. The nine from Wii Sports are back as well as nine new Resort-only ones.

6) Are all the games playable without the use of MotionPlus or will it be required for some games like sword fighting?

You need MotionPlus for all games otherwise they won't start.

7) Does Wii Sports Resort come packaged with MotionPlus?

Yes.

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  1. Poke-J Tuesday 16th Jun 2009 at 21:00

    Too short.
    Incase you didn't know, that was sarcasm.

  2. namedeprived Tuesday 16th Jun 2009 at 21:10

    Well done to Chris for answering all those questions in one day, impressive feat.

  3. MattLorrigan Tuesday 16th Jun 2009 at 21:15

    Nice work. Wanted to hear about NSMB Wii and Wii Sports Resort. Hopefully all these games turn out good. Its always an awful shame when first impressions of games look good, but then the finished version is average. Probably won't happen with most of these games, though!

  4. super_chris Tuesday 16th Jun 2009 at 21:15

    That was a great read. I really enjoyed the New Super Mario Bros. Wii part.

    Must of taken you a lot of time, I'd say it was worth it.

  5. georgeyb91 Tuesday 16th Jun 2009 at 21:16

    I appreciate that it's a lot of work answering all those questions, but I personally would love to see you do something like this again. It's been incredibly informative and helpful, so thanks!

  6. popenicker Tuesday 16th Jun 2009 at 21:22

    yay my question was there :D
    You have vanquished my worries about flipnote studios, and I am going to continue being over the top excited about fridays whe new dsiware games come out

  7. Jman_Vere Tuesday 16th Jun 2009 at 21:23

    yes, that was very informative.

  8. SpinachPuffs Tuesday 16th Jun 2009 at 21:26

    You're a legend :D

    And my questions got answered! Yay! Can't wait for WSR - it's my second-most-wanted game of the year (after Scribblenauts!)

  9. master dingley Tuesday 16th Jun 2009 at 21:36

    Congrats n the very informative post :P

    I'm a bit annoyed though that there was no spirit track info, but you can't do much about that, shame you didn;t get to play it!

    What about Red Steel 2, there were a few questions on that too...

  10. Jim Compton-Hall Tuesday 16th Jun 2009 at 21:48

    Thanks a lot Chris.
    It's great that you took the time to do this and I really hope you could do it again in the future.

  11. ChrisONM Tuesday 16th Jun 2009 at 21:49

    What about Red Steel 2, there were a few questions on that too...


    It wasn't there mate. It was only first-party Nintendo stuff, so there was no Ubisoft stuff there.

  12. ILoveWii Tuesday 16th Jun 2009 at 21:52

    You soooo liked Style Savvy, Chris.

    I can read you like a (fashion) book.

  13. Leontendo Tuesday 16th Jun 2009 at 21:57

    Wow! Thanks Chris! Was it worth doing this? Yes! Definately!

    I'm now really looking forward to these games. I was uncertain at first at getting Minis March Again since there didn't seem to be anything new, but it will be interesting to play where you can't stop or change the direction of the minis. I'm not exactly sure how that would work, but I'm really looking forward to it all the same.

    Looks like I'm going to have to start saving up. ;-)

  14. Gavin Rozee Tuesday 16th Jun 2009 at 21:58

    What about Red Steel 2, there were a few questions on that too...


    It wasn't there mate. It was only first-party Nintendo stuff, so there was no Ubisoft stuff there.

    I concur, thanks for such a great blog. Also, thanks for answering my questions despite us not always seeing eye to eye in the past.

    I have two additional quick questions:

    How have you lost so much weight? I need to follow suit.

    Although it wasn't at E3 2009, was Another Code R playable?

  15. markdean2012 Tuesday 16th Jun 2009 at 22:01

    longest Q&A ever! good answers chris!, even though i wished you had said that wii sports resort was online, but it seems so jammed packed (offline) that it will be awesome without an online mode.

  16. joshy v Tuesday 16th Jun 2009 at 22:26

    yeah! I saw my three questions in the list XD gives me a weird proud feeling, thanks alot for your time and effort chris, really helpful answers :) im glad that the koopa kids are back in NSMBW, but doesn't it make anyone else feel like it should really be called New Super Mario World considering that the spin jump (with the double fire ball trick), yoshi and the koopa kids are all back?

  17. Dooby Tuesday 16th Jun 2009 at 22:32

    Wow Chris ! Thanks for the great feedback, it surely must of been rather stressful and not the easist thing to do, so thanks and great work, this would be great for you to do again, although to make it easier for you and better for us, is it possible that you took with you some other ONM staff to play half the games, and you play the other half, that way you could get more information on the games as you they are all played a little bit more. (Although it would be unfortunate for you not to play them all at such a great opportunity) But I thought it would make it easier for yourselves with less answering to do 8) I'm not critisicing by the way, just an idea I thought would make it easier for you :)

  18. Maxz Tuesday 16th Jun 2009 at 23:15

    Werth it! Maybe, you could offer the answer the best 75 or so questions in the future to save the time of answering everything.

  19. Leontendo Tuesday 16th Jun 2009 at 23:59

    Werth it! Maybe, you could offer the answer the best 75 or so questions in the future to save the time of answering everything.


    Problem with that is that it's just opinion whether a question is "good" or not. If they did that, people would be complaining "but you didn't answer my question! You're biased! I'm not buying ONM anymore! Nintendo sucks!", etc. That's not the sort of response ONM wants. :-)

    But I do agree that it was a bit extreme to answer all those questions! :lol:

  20. Gerry-rich Wednesday 17th Jun 2009 at 02:54

    You do say Wii motion plus is 1:1 motion, but I heard some people on amazon.co.uk saying that it doesn't work right with grand slam tennis, they say that it hasa few lags :(

  21. King-X Wednesday 17th Jun 2009 at 04:14

    But I do agree that it was a bit extreme to answer all those questions! :lol:

    Not really. It's a zeal thing people do with things they like to totally throw themselves into. I'm the same way with my music and website. Seeing this sort of thing from him makes it easy to see how he got his spot at ONM.

    Some excellent information in there, cheers! I'll be making use of that.

  22. Jedi Metroid Wednesday 17th Jun 2009 at 05:46

    Nice one, that must have taken you ages!

    When I played it there was a tricky jumping section at one point, which the person I was playing with couldn't get past. So I picked him up (hold 1 and shake the Remote) and did the jumps while carrying him so he could get across. But then I turned round and threw him back off the edge. :-)

    Glad to see some good, old-school trechary there ;)

  23. Chocoeater Wednesday 17th Jun 2009 at 06:55

    Thank you for answering our questions! It was genuinely interesting, and I'd like ONM to do it again, though I know it must of taken a while for Chris to do!

  24. ChrisONM Wednesday 17th Jun 2009 at 07:11

    You do say Wii motion plus is 1:1 motion, but I heard some people on amazon.co.uk saying that it doesn't work right with grand slam tennis, they say that it hasa few lags :(


    It all depends on the game though, and how the MotionPlus controls are programmed in. When you make a move in Wii Sports Resort the same move is shown on-screen so it reacts at exactly the same time: the move you make is the one that's shown on-screen.

    Grand Slam Tennis and Virtua Tennis both have preset animations so once you've made your swing the game has to figure out which animation suits it best (making a tiny delay) then go for that one. Since the game uses preset animations it's not 1:1 as such (in that the way you move the racquet isn't exactly repeated on-screen), but the accuracy is still clear when you make the shot.

    It all just depends on whether the programmers want to make the 1:1 motion visible on-screen, or if they just want to use MotionPlus for extra accuracy and stick to more traditional animations.

  25. noodle link Wednesday 17th Jun 2009 at 07:58

    where are the spirit tracks answers?
    my question was:

    does link have a partner in spirit tracks?
    after looking at the train demo when train takes damage a voice appears on the top screen.
    could it be linebeck? could the train talk? or was it someone completely new?

  26. Alex Muscas Wednesday 17th Jun 2009 at 08:40

    Never seen a blog so big! Chris, this is your masterpiece!

  27. Adam_Lloyd Wednesday 17th Jun 2009 at 09:42

    where are the spirit tracks answers?
    my question was:

    does link have a partner in spirit tracks?
    after looking at the train demo when train takes damage a voice appears on the top screen.
    could it be linebeck? could the train talk? or was it someone completely new?

    He's already said that he didn't get to play the game, so he can't answer questions. He wrote it at the top of the article :wink:

    Chris, you are amazing. I totally forgive you for having such a brilliant job, becuase this must have taken you ages!

    That being said, a separate blog that answers all the spirit tracks questions would be great, if any of you over in ONM towers has played the demo. Next time there is a big event, we'll all be looking to you for answers, Chris!

  28. 1Lemonhead1 Wednesday 17th Jun 2009 at 10:05

    Wow!

    Just awesome Chris, well done!

    Very good questions and answers too which, like people have said, were really interesting.

    Shame about Style Savvy though!

    :P

  29. supersmashercall Wednesday 17th Jun 2009 at 10:54

    Yay,my question was answered!
    Most of my fears have been vanquished!

  30. Spoon-man Wednesday 17th Jun 2009 at 11:21

    Great feature, Chris - I've gone through the first and last sections, and I'm going to read the rest of it in instalments.

    One further WSR question: which games offer three and four player multiplayer modes?

  31. Nintendoverse Wednesday 17th Jun 2009 at 11:39

    I appreciate that it's a lot of work answering all those questions, but I personally would love to see you do something like this again. It's been incredibly informative and helpful, so thanks!

    Completely agree with this comment! Plus, seeing my question on the blog made me feel all important and special. Thanks! :)

  32. sofree Wednesday 17th Jun 2009 at 12:25

    Wow, great post! Specially concerning WiiSports Resort, it left me really confident that I'll have a great time with the game ^^

  33. JohnWilliam Wednesday 17th Jun 2009 at 15:03

    Thank you very much Chris for answering all our questions!

  34. King-X Wednesday 17th Jun 2009 at 15:19

    Here's one I neglected to think of last night for Wii Sports Resort: Do you get to take off/land in the flying events? The whole thing about shooting balloons sounds similar to Wing Island which didn't feature landings. A pity because landing properly is half the challenge when it comes to flight games...

  35. NnICE Wednesday 17th Jun 2009 at 15:24

    Is it too late for me to ask a question?

  36. Jimmybidz Wednesday 17th Jun 2009 at 15:44

    I really want to know this but is the second professor layton longer and fully translated . If so can you tell me (oh yer when is it coming out august 24 or september) :?:

  37. Time-Bomb Wednesday 17th Jun 2009 at 22:01

    This was well worth it!

    I loved reading about NSMB Wii, Flipnote Studios and Wii Sports Resort!

    ...please do it again so that I can actually ask a question, I didn't get a chance to this time around! :cry:

  38. Jimmybidz Thursday 18th Jun 2009 at 17:28

    Can you do this again I need to ask more questions lol
    :D
    please I want to know more about layton

  39. lewthema Sunday 21st Jun 2009 at 09:29

    where are the spirit tracks answers?
    my question was:

    does link have a partner in spirit tracks?
    after looking at the train demo when train takes damage a voice appears on the top screen.
    could it be linebeck? could the train talk? or was it someone completely new?


    Chris said that he didn't play Spirit Tracks.
    As Navi would say, LISTEN!

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