G1 Jockey Wii 2008 details
|Rental release:||26 Sep 2008|
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best wii gameBy KDOG1 (26 reviews) from Tunbridge Wells , 12 Jun 2009
[Highly rated reviewer]This is quite simply the best game on the wii so far; if you have an interest in horseracing it will help you get into it even more. The only down side is that the game is based on US racing so everything is based in metres and different colour grades but aside from that it is really good.
You can start a racing career beginning as an apprentice and then negotiate to race horses in different grades. The better you do the more likely the trainer is to offer you a regular ride on that horse. The controls are great but you really need to master them especially changing your horses lead leg after entering/exiting a turn otherwise you won't be able to steer your horse into the rail. What makes it really good is all the different tools the jockey uses to motivate the horse are there from showing the whip to a sharp reminder and driving the horse to the line. Also not all horses are the same and they have different characteristics just as in real life one might have a fast finish another fade out, one might excel on inclines another one have difficulty.
As you build up wins you get racing points which will enable you to negotiate rides if you visit the stables and request to ride in a particular race. If it is a group race you will need more points and if you don't ride well you may be pulled off other rides but ride well even in maiden races and the trainer might offer the horse as a regular ride.
As well as flat races you can also opt for jump races this is a little bit more difficult as you have to time the jump by raising the nunchuck and hit a green target that comes up. If you miss the green target then more than likely you will fall off the horse. If you are a shade out then the horse will lose speed.
You also have the option of training a horse and improving it's ability to try and take the horse of the year prize. The game is the most demanding wii game on your body as you pump your arms as you drive to the line. Fantastic game
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Lesson to us .By a customer , 02 Jan 2013Not What we expected, more of a simulation than a game, not the games fault though, we should have checked the reviews more.
G1 Jockey Wii 2008By wiigamer (531 reviews) from middlesbrough , 24 Oct 2011wii console (us version),wii loader (play uk games on us console).Game works-yes.
Another game added to my list of games that do work.
no racing spiritBy a customer from narm , 26 Mar 2011if i were to make this game id have fine sunny days cheltenham festival and ascot meeting to dribble over but 10 minuites and 3 wins on very average horses just tells you to stay away from this game still searching for my wii game and still no luck thanks love film
gi jockeyBy daddydj (3 reviews) from Deeside , 20 Aug 2010not my type of game ,but would be fun for the whole family to enjoy together as a party game, good fun
Good for about 5 minsBy JakeJ88 (12 reviews) from Wolverhampton , 29 Oct 2009This has got to be one of the worst games I have ever played. It is good for about 5 mins, the excitement of virtually riding a horse is quite fun, and then you realise the game is boring, very repetitve and you wonder why they even bothered making this poor, very poor game.