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Deer Drive Review (Wii)

Posted by Jason Royal38 Woodson, May 04, 2009 07:46

It’s fall, and the hunting season has started. After getting the cold weather camo on I go to the safe not to grab a rifle, but the Wii Zapper. With such titles as Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2009, it makes you wonder if we need another hunting shooter. With this game from Mastiff I would have to say yes. It’s not your usual wait and shoot style hunting game. It’s more of a shooting gallery style hunting game. That’s right, you don’t have to wait for the deer, because they will come to you in herds along with other animals.

There are several things that set it apart from the typical hunting games. For starters you move on in rounds (over thirty). It’s fast paced, which means you keep shooting until the time runs out. Want to get some extra points? Try using the breath control (one player mode) to get some vital hits. Vital hits are shots that hit the lung, head or heart. Some more great point getters are the 100 plus yard shot (just shoot and hit beyond 100 yards), and the trick shot (shoot and hit a deer in midair). Remember, shooting the does (female deer with no antlers) will cost you in your final score. Deer are not the only animals at your disposal. There are several others such as rabbits, birds, and squirrels that will add a little something to your score. All of this shooting fun does come at a cost. Vicious animals (bears, lions, etc...) will come to attack you, so take them out quickly, or it’s game over. Bonus items are easily marked right above the animal by a symbol. Just make the hit to get the item. Polarized Shades (one player mode only) let you see things a little easier by putting on a pair of sunglasses. Extended Clip makes your clip double its original size. Quick Shot gives you just that, double the speeding and reloading speed. The 30-30 Lever Action rifle, and 7mm Automatic weapons will make you sing for that little extra firepower.

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Our Rating for Deer Drive Review (Wii)
7.5 Replay
Friends, and family will enjoy competing, plus instant action means replay is certain to follow.
6.5 Graphics
Graphics do the job, but could use a little polishing.
6.5 Sound
Decent sound accompanies the graphics in this area.
7.0 Gameplay
Gameplay comes up short, but has a well rounded approach.
7.5 Multiplayer/Online Content
Multiplayer is a blast trying to make your competitors next round a difficult adventure. There is no online play.
7.0 Overall
Deer Drive is a well deserved discounted price buy, which family and friends will enjoy for hours to come, as long as they like hunting/shooting.

Rating: 3.3, votes: 4


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