Game news Metal Gear Solid 2, GTA V … 8 must-see minigames for budding athletes
While some titles such as Wii Sports, The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games or Ring Fit have made it their trademark, other productions, to vary the pleasures, have decided to implement sports minigames within them … Today we invite you to explore these fantastic creations to cut out an athlete’s body for this summer. Come on, finish your stretching (and faster) and let’s launch our video game sports program together.
Tekken Dance with the Tekken 3 ball
We begin our intensive training by taking a little time travel. Yes, go to 1998 to relive the launch of Tekken 3 on the first PlayStation. But Unlike the Arcade version of the game released two years earlier, this version not only features the Mishama family competing in 1v1 battles, but also includes the Tekken Ball summer minigame. This proposal – which also returns in the Wii U version of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 – takes up the rules of dodgeball. In other words, the fighters must send the ball to the opponent to take his life. The first to knock out his sworn enemy obviously wins the game.
Golf in GTA V
Now back to 2013 … No, 2014 … Sorry, I meant 2022 to take a vacation to Los Santos, land of all the fantasies that can be discovered by launching the famous Grand Theft Auto V. In this gamer adventure offer to witness the rise of three budding thieves (Michael, Franklin and Trevor), it is also possible to indulge in some sporting activities. Well yes, In GTA V, you can do almost anything: yoga, scuba diving, triathlon and tennis. But in the end, the sports minigame that convinced us the most was golf. In this minigame almost as precise as a game dedicated to discipline, the player can change his club according to the situation and must pay attention to the direction of the wind. Better, between two holes, no black screen, since our anti-hero can also steal a small shopping cart to move from one hole to another. A real favorite!
Basketball on a way out
If you like basketball, we recommend you turn to A Way Out, a game by Josef Fares who, like It Takes Two (his latest creation), likes to vary pleasures. In addition to traditional firefights and exploration phases, cooperative play allows you to play Connect 4, darts, baseball and then basketball. Indeed, at a key moment in history, our heroes meet up with their families and decide to play a game. This is the opportunity here to challenge Leo Caruso’s son in 1 on 1. Also, if you want to make a basket, you can also go to Los Santos … Yes, in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, between two crimes, ours dear CJ can play basketball on one of the courts in his neighborhood.
Basketball on a way out
Jump rope in Super Mario Odyssey
Let’s now take a little detour to Nintendo Switch to take a vacation in the wonderful world of Super Mario Odyssey. In this solar adventure released in 2017, the mustachioed plumber dressed in a red jumpsuit can indulge in many different activities, but for the bravest, he notices that our jumping hero has the opportunity to work on his stamina by going skipping rope near Skyscraper Country. Yes, two female characters spin a rope in the center of the square and our friend Mario can invite himself to the party. But be careful, if at the beginning everything turns out to be very easy, in a short time you will have to double your agility to complete the challenge that requires you to perform at least 100 jumps, and this, without getting trapped in the rope.
Blitzball and Final Fantasy X
If you’ve spent many hours on Final Fantasy X, you’ve definitely stopped at Blitzball mode, an ultra-complete mode that plunges players into a gravity pool to play a slightly more extravagant kind of water polo. Here the rules are simple, you have to pass the ball into the goal of the enemy field, but this Blitzball is not just that. It also has the intelligence to implement turn-based game mechanics during the match highlights in order not to distort the initial proposal of the main adventure. Either way, Blitzball promises you many hours of gameplay, as it includes several playable characters as well as a Tournament mode.
Blitzball mode in the pictures
Bomb Ball and teammates
For this fifth sporting exercise, we invite you to return to the side of the first PlayStation to stop a few lines on Team friends. Rather unknown, this local multiplayer-focused adventure offers gameplay that mixes ideas from many franchises – Worms and War Pigs in mind. But in addition to its solo campaign that will have you throwing controllers and its hilarious multiplayer mode, the title also offers a Bomb Ball mode. This mini-games which more or less takes up the basics of American football, proposes our heroes in the form of a shotgun bullet to throw an explosive ball into the opponent’s goal. ” ‘It’s fun, quiet and … explosive.
Do you want to do some extreme sports now? Yup ? Okay, as we are now heading to Metal Gear Solid 2 – or rather its Substance version – to skate. Yes, you heard right … To pay homage to Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater saga, Hideo Kojima has chosen to implement a bonus game mode in which Snake and Raiden can ride a skateboard to perform stunts on Mother Base. This very nice proposal incorporates everything that the Activision license does, starting with its particular physics, but also its points system and even its gameplay. In other words, absolutely good!
Motor Kombat in Mortal Kombat Armageddon
Now that we had fun, let’s conclude with a test, let’s say, a little less physical, but no less intense: the Kart. Popularized with the arrival of Super Mario Kart in 1992 on Super Nintendo, karting games became fashionable in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Several popular licenses took advantage of this genre craze. to place minigames here and there in honor of this discipline. Among these licenses, we find in particular Canis Canem Edit, Yakuza or Mortal Kombat which, with Mortal Kombat Armageddon, the 2006 opus, has a complete optional mode: Motor Kombat. In this crazy proposal, which incorporates all the Mario Kart rules, starting from the presence of objects on the plot, the player can choose from ten playable characters (including Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Jax, Kitana and Johnny Cage) and also offers a total of five circuits, just that.
Motor Kombat live game