Summer Sports: Paradise Island

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Summer Sports: Paradise Island
Summer Sports: Paradise Island
Cover art for Summer Sports: Paradise Island
Developer(s) Destineer
Publisher(s) Destineer
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s)
  • NA April 15, 2008
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer

Summer Sports: Paradise Island is a sports video game developed and published by Destineer for Nintendo's Wii. The game was released in North America on April 15, 2008.

The game is a collection of seven sports games similar to Wii Sports, ranging from croquet to mini-golf. The game received mostly mediocre reviews from critics, who felt that the game looked appropriately nice but was lacking in gameplay.


The basketball game does not let the player participate in a full game, but contains variations of the sport.

Summer Sports features seven different sports: basketball, badminton, beach volleyball, horseshoes, lawn darts, mini-golf, and croquet.[1] The basketball game does not contain a full game of basketball, but instead allows players to play horse, Around the World, and shot clock. Horseshoes and lawn darts play their respective normal games using Wii Remote motion controls.[1] Beach volleyball and badminton also play like their normal counterparts, and use motion controls. Mini-golf and croquet include a power meter which measures the player's strength on their shots, giving the player accurate feedback.[1]


Summer Sports: Paradise Island received mostly mediocre reviews from critics, who found fault with the game's control scheme; the game received a 53.3% from GameRankings.[2] IGN's Daemon Hatfield criticized the game, stating that five of the seven mini-games were "terrible" and that the other two were "okay".[1] He noted that the instruction manual for the game was misprinted, giving instructions for basketball three times, and croquet and horseshoes instructions twice, while neglecting to have anything about the other four games.[1] Gaming Nexus's Cyril Lachel felt that the compilation was, "not as consistent" as one would hope.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e Hatfield, Daemon (April 29, 2008). "Summer Sports: Paradise Island Review". IGN. Retrieved January 31, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Summer Sports: Paradise Island". GameRankings. Retrieved January 31, 2011. 
  3. ^ Lachel, Cyril (July 15, 2008). "Summer Sports: Paradise Island - Review". Gaming Nexus. Retrieved January 31, 2011.