Applies to: Wii U
If you're looking to up your game and become a champion in Wii Sports Club, available to download now from Nintendo eShop on Wii U, you've come to the right place. Take in some of our top tips, then use what you've learned in a multiplayer match – your opponents won't know what hit them!
Nothing motivates you to improve like really enjoying what you do, and the best thing about Wii Sports Club is that it lets you work out which sports are your favourite before buying! The first time you play, you'll get a complimentary Day Pass* giving you 24 hours access to all the available sports – use this time to try them out and see which you like best. Then, once the trial is over, you can either pick up a Single-Sport Pass to unlock your favourite sport permanently or, if you can't decide, grab another Day Pass to keep your options open. It's entirely up to you!
You can dive straight into a local or online game against other players, but if you really want to work on your abilities, the only way is to practise. The Skill Shaper mode in each sport can help improve every element of your game, so put some time into these fun training games to beef up your abilities. Who knows, you might even win a few medals or hit the top of the online leaderboards!
The key to grand slam greatness is to concentrate on your racquet technique – your Mii character will move towards the ball automatically, so focus on whether you want to hit a forehand or backhand and hold the Wii Remote Plus accordingly. As for hitting the ball, it's not just about swinging as hard as you can! Twist your wrist as you make contact to add spin to the ball for devious slices, delicate drop shots and more. When your opponent struggles to return a spin shot, it could set you up for an emphatic smash winner!
Each Skill Shaper game focuses on a different core component you'll need on the court. Learn to hit precision shots in Ring Master, practise giving your opponent the run-around in Duck Dash, and master a wide variety of spin shots to knock down targets in Mole Commotion. Practise each discipline and become a great all-rounder!
Good technique is vital to improving your game, and it starts before you even let go of the ball. Aim your shot carefully with the A Button and +Control Pad to move across the lane and pick your angle. For an extra twist, and to make it easier to score those strikes, add a little spin to the ball as you throw it. It's easy to do: take your swing as normal, then twist the Wii Remote Plus either clockwise or anti-clockwise as you release the ball.
Don't forget to stop by the Skill Shaper to hone your precision. Make amazing trick shots in Skittle Skills, learn to take down those stubborn spares in Shoot for the Spares, and hit the head pin head-on for stunning strikes in Triple Whammy. Master these basics and you'll go far!
A good golf shot is about a lot of things: judging the ball's lay, knowing which way the wind is blowing and, of course, keeping your eye on the ball. Don't rush your shots! Take time to line up your shot, then look down at the Wii U GamePad's virtual tee to keep your eye on the ball. It's easy to judge your power, the angle of your club face and much more, so familiarise yourself with this detailed view before you take your shot.
As with the other sports, investing some time in the Skill Shaper is a surefire way to see improvements. Straight and true drives are the order of the day in Target Shooter, Bingo Clubber will hone your approach game to a pinpoint, and Putter Madness puts you on the green for ten tough putts. Sink some time into all three for a real golfing masterclass, from start to finish!
Now the only thing to do is take your newfound skills out to the courts, lanes and links! Why not join a club representing your local region or nation and see if you can help it climb the online rankings? You might even get more tips from your club mates!
To find out more about online play, training games and much more, head over to the official Wii Sports Club website!
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