Namco Bandai Games America Inc.’s Go Vacation for Nintendo Co.’s Wii is a decent collection of mini-game activities that includes a full resort for users to explore and unlock new features.

In Go Vacation, users can choose to explore four resorts to play and earn stamps from the completion of each game. Each stamp will help unlock new mini-games, new resorts and subsequently a Villa that users can customize.

Go Vacation

Each resort includes an Information Center for users to customize costumes or gear like an ATV. In addition, users can select several points to warp to at each resort.

Users can also play each mini-game direct from the main menu.

More than 50 activities and sports are featured, including Water Gun Battle, Beach Volleyball, Sky Diving, Snowball Fight, Pie Throwing, Target Shooting, Table Hockey, Tennis, and Marine Bike Races.

Select games can be played with various Wii peripherals, including the Wii Balance Board, Wii Zapper, or the Wii Wheel.

For example, in Pie Throwing users can choose to move the Wii Remote left or right to dodge pies or use the Wii Balance Board to lean left or right to dodge. Also, in Water Gun Battle users can choose the Wii Zapperto point and shoot competitors.

Activities can support up to four players. Each game is simple to learn, though decent enough for veterans to enjoy with friends. Control varies per game but motion control functionality is up to par in most activities.

The graphics engine is standard at 30 to 60 frames-per-second. Select games like Volleyball and Table Hockey hold higher frame rates, while exploration across the resort holds at 30. Users can incorporate their Mii characters to the game to watch them dance after each win. The soundtrack is upbeat and age-appropriate.

Go Vacation is a decent collection of mini-games. From horseback riding to pie dodging, this vacation can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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