The First NASCAR Experience For The Wii System
This is special game for NASCAR fans, as it is the first NASCAR game released for the Wii system. The best part about the Wii is the way that the Wii remote works. Instead of the classic joystick controller from the other systems, the Wii remote could be used as a steering wheel. This makes it easier for the players to make smooth turns and improves the ultimate racing experience. The game features all of the popular NASCAR drivers of 2011, plus some other rookies from the other racing leagues. There are four basic games modes: split screen multiplayer, single race, eliminator, and career mode. Single player and multiplayer are the classic, single race modes. The eliminator is a new mode. It is a race to survive the timer. The player who is in last position at the end of the time limit is eliminated. This is continued until there is only one racer left. This is an interesting new twist to the classic NASCAR challenge. Career mode is set to be like the regular NASCAR season, including The Chase. After winning a race, the trophy for that track is added to the player's collections. Unfortunately, the Wii system is not as up to date as some of the other video game systems. This means that there are some technical issues with the game, but this cannot be avoided for any game. The biggest problem with this game is the opponent difficulty. Even at the highest level the CPU opponents can be easily beaten and since there are only 12 cars in the multiplayer mode, this means there will be a lot of wins for an experienced NASCAR gamer. Since the Wii is an older system, the quality of the visual graphics is on the lower side, but the Wii isn't about high quality graphics, it's about the play-ability of the game. Finally, there is the "Invisible Wall" glitch. This is when a car hits an invisible object in the middle of the track. This glitch is rarely a problem in the race and doesn't happen very often. All in all Activision is doing an excellent job in bringing the world of NASCAR to the Wii for more fans to enjoy. I suggest that anyone who likes NASCAR and owns a Wii, gets this game.