Holiday Gift Idea: Winter Stars Video Game for Xbox Kinect, PlayStation 3 and Wii

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Winter Stars Video Game for Xbox Kinect, PlayStation 3 and Wii (Deep Silver)

I received a copy of the new Winter Stars video game for review on my geek dad blog. The game features 11 winter sporting events: bobsled, snowboard cross, short track (I defeated Apolo Ohno in this event at the last Olympics), biathlon, freeride skiing, downhill skiing, ski flying, figure skating, snowmobile, curling, and paraskiing. Bottom line: the game is fun and made me feel like I was competing in the Winter Olympics. Winter Stars is available now for the Xbox 360 Kinect ($40), PlayStation 3 with Move features ($30) and Wii with Balance Board features ($30).

What I like about Winter Stars

  • It’s easy to play in family mode
  • There’s eleven different events
  • A team consists of four members, which is perfect for my three oldest kids and I
  • There’s a training option so you can practice an event before competing
  • Up to four people can play in offline split screen mode in the PS3 version, up to two for Wii and Xbox versions
  • Up to four players can compete online
  • Tutorial is available for each event
  • You can upgrade your team’s gear and equipment by winning points
  • It’s rated E for everyone — I don’t have to worry about bad language and inappropriate content for my kids

What I didn’t like about Winter Stars

  • Only four events are available initially (you can unlock additional events by winning)
  • Wiping instead of holding out your hand for menu navigation took a little getting use to
  • The kids and I had a hard time playing in one of the events because family mode wasn’t available

3 thoughts on “Holiday Gift Idea: Winter Stars Video Game for Xbox Kinect, PlayStation 3 and Wii

  1. I been playing Kinect games i feel that very good for exercising at home recommended for people who lazy to go out for exercise.

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