Dev: Top Spin won't have legless, unfinished characters like Wii Sports

PAM's senior producer Jean-Yves Patay has explained that the firm's upcoming Topspin Tennis for the Nintendo Wii will topple the console's tennis crown contested solely by Wii Sports at present.

"I have a son that has lots of fun with Wii Sports", said Patay, but "Topspin on Wii will have completely different play mechanic and a different focus. There'll be no big heads and no players without legs," he said, as he went on to explain why Topspin will be a more "finished game."

Nintendic isn't so sure Payat has heard the full story about Wii Sports when he implies that its legless players exhibit an unfinished game. Shigeru Miyamoto has previously explained that the design of the Mii characters are based on Kokeshi, a form of Japanese doll used as souvenir gifts in Japan.

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ItsDubC3952d ago

lol, I didn't know that the Miis were modeled after kokeshi but I did know that the Miis were legless and had big heads as a conscious design decision, not the result of unfinished software. In all honesty, I think he's just trying to hype Topspin up to the more "hardcore" gaming crowd.

Rooftrellen3952d ago

Wii Sports was a finished game, and everything on it was very obviously by design, but I have been looking for games to top what Wii Sports has done.

Brunswick Pro Bowling is a slight improvement on bowling (though probably not enough for most people to spend their money on). Tiger Woods showed us that golf can be amazing on the Wii, not just one 9 hole course. I haven't played it, but I hear The Bigs gives a good step up for baseball too.

It looks like tennis could be getting an upgrade, as well, but I hope this doesn't turn out like the Rockstar Table Tennis...

Well, if this one is good, we'll only need boxing, which I'm not too interested in anyway. However, we should expect more from dedicated tennis, baseball, etc. games than a game that is more or less an example of what the wiimote can do.

Kholinar3952d ago

One that very few people mention is Super Swing Golf... it's a great golf game with a challenging backend. Of course, you've got to get your mind around the anime influenced characters...

The only downside is the putting, but the long shots are more golf-like than Tiger.

Cat3952d ago

lol, this is top spin's big claim? "no players without legs"??? that's hilarious.

Kholinar3952d ago

"no players without legs"