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The Bigs - Wii

Platform : Nintendo Wii
Rated: Everyone
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  • Platform:   Nintendo Wii
  • ESRB Rating: Everyone Everyone
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Platform for Display: Nintendo Wii
  • ASIN: B000NZVA2Y
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 14.6 x 1.3 cm
  • Release Date: June 28 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,635 in Computer and Video Games (See Top 100 in Computer and Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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Platform for display:Nintendo Wii

The Bigs [CD-ROM] [Nintendo Wii] For the Nintendo Wii

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Charlene G. Mymryk on July 4 2007
Platform for Display: Nintendo Wii
I was waiting for a baseball game to use the Wii controls! It's pretty well done, I must say... It's just what you'd expect as far as the Wii controls go. Baseball games usually bore me, but actually swinging the bat and making throwing motions really helps the fun factor. There's also cool features that add a little bit of "NBA JAM" to the game, if you know what I mean.

A great must-have Wii title for any sports fan.

Now all the Wii needs is a hockey game!
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By Dave Parsons on Jan. 18 2014
Platform for Display: Nintendo Wii Verified Purchase
I have played this game for hours on end and just love it. It helps with my getting up and moving around at my age. At least I do get some movement that I need at my age.
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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful
The BIGs ... Fun MLB Baseball for the Wii June 28 2007
By T^n^S - Published on
Platform for Display: Nintendo Wii
Finally, a decent sports game on the Wii. With Madden 07 and Tiger Woods golf, being below average ports of existing games, I had high hopes for the Bigs as being the first Professionaly Licensed sports game on the Wii, to make full use of all the Wii features.

The have all the MLB teams and players. There may be a few not in the game because of contract issues, but I have not noticed any big names missing thus far.

The stadiums are cool. The main architectural features are blown up to stand out more, but the overall feel of the stadium is a pretty realistic portrayal.

The Wii control aspect:


Word of advice... have patience. I almost throw my wii remote at the wall several times in disgust when I first started playing, because I couldn't get the pitcher to do anything. The manual does a very poor job of describing the required motion and button presses to get the desired pitch. Just be prepared to be frustrated in the beginning, but eventually it will start making sense. It is really cool becuase your wrist twist can create a curveball/screwball effect, just like the real thing.


This is where I am disappointed the most. The timing of when you physically swing the wii remote, to when the on screen batter swings is delayed. Unlike Wii Sports baseball, where it is practically perfectly synced, the Bigs has the half second delay that is very weak. You can sort of get used to it, but if you played Wii Sports baseball a lot, you will be disappointed.


Fielding is very good. You move the field with the nunchuk thing and flip the wii remote in different direction to throw to different bases. However, you can also push the control pad on the wii remote to make throws. I have found this to be more reliable than the flip gesture. The flip works though, you just have to be very precise, or you end up throwing to the wrong base.


Not bad. You simply use the nunchuk and push it towards the base you want the runner to advance to. If, at the same time, you make a drumming motion with the wii remote, they run faster (sprint mode). I think the speed running is overkill. It makes it too easy to get doubles and triples. I found that not using it makes the game a little more realistic.


The game has this powerbar thing. You get points for every hit, great catch, striking someone out, etc. When you powerbar reaches the top you can activate "power mode" or whatever they call it. If you are hitting, it guarantees a home run if you make conatct. If you are pitching, it pretty much guarantees a strikeout. Its is a really fun feature, but should be more geared towards the players real life ability. For example, if some number #8 batter from the Royals with a .203 batting average and has never hit a home run is in power up mode, they should not be able to hit the ball out of the stadium. They should be able to hit the ball better than normal, but not breaking scoreboards with tape measure home runs.


If you are a Wii owner and a sports game fan, the Bigs is worth your time. Its has the MLB and the player licensing and has a lot of great aspects utilizing the wii controls. A few flaws prevent it from being even better, but its a fun game.
32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Fun game. Liked the interface. Bit hard on the wrists July 19 2007
By Joseph Siegler - Published on
Platform for Display: Nintendo Wii
Wii fans who also like baseball have been waiting for this release - it's the first baseball game on the Wii (save for the thing that came with Wii Sports, but that doesn't really count). So I checked this out the day it was released. And it is a lot of fun!

Like most Wii games that require both the nunchuck and the Wiimote, you end up looking rather silly playing the game - so said my wife watching me play. :) But I got a kick out of it.

It also has a learning curve - Unless you want to just throw fastballs all the time, you have to spend some time figuring out how to throw all the other pitches. They all are with the Wiimote and involve holding the A or B button and twisting your wrist to throw the pitch. Plus the speed at which you flick your wrist during that affects the speed. So the bulk of this game is in your wrist of the Wiimote. And that's the crux of my problem with it. You can't play for too long before your wrist starts hurting, and you have to put it down.

But other than that, it's a lot of fun. I like being able to sort of act like the players I'm playing on screen instead of pushing Button A and Button B to swing. If you have a Wii, and are a big fan of baseball, check it out.

Now it's not a pure sim, like say 2K's MLB game, or EA's old MVP Baseball game. This is an "exaggerated" game, in that home runs are much more powerful, it's much more an arcade feel. It's not like the Slugfest game from a few years ago - it's not that silly, but it is definitely not a serious sim baseball game. But it does have one thing I like over pure sim games, and that there are objects. In rookie mode, you make a player, train him, then play games in various towns. But it's not just "9 more innings". You have situations like "down two runs in the 8th, win the game", or "Beat the Texas Rangers in 5 innings while getting 3RBI with your rookie". Stuff like that. Objectives work nicely and keeping it from becoming just "9 more innings of baseball". Which is fine in a sim game.

To be honest, I love the sim games, also I wasn't sure how well I'd like this, but I really have taken to the objectives in the Rookie mode of this game - it's a lot of fun.

And if you love playing games on the Wii, you'll love playing that way, too.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A little learning curve but a big reward in fun! Aug. 9 2007
By Rhetoric - Published on
Platform for Display: Nintendo Wii
I've read the other reviews posted so far and most are pretty accurate. I haven't played a baseball game in something like 5 years because they used to be too difficult and not much fun. When I saw and read about The Bigs, I decided to give it a try. Now, I'm really glad I did.

The Controls:
I actually think they are pretty good. It has a nice Tutorial that you should definitely go through to get the basics. The problem is that there are so many different controls to use, that you can't remember them all. That's ok though. If you can get the basics of hitting, pitching, running, and throwing, which are all pretty intuitive, then you're ready to play. It will take some time to learn diving, jumping, & some others, but they are not really necessary to play the game.

Pitching is pretty good. Each pitcher has 4 pitches to choose from and you must hold different buttons and twist your wrist differently for each. You don't have to do this hard! Just a simple flick and twist is all it takes. There are still a lot of times where it didn't pick up the pitch I was trying to do though, so this could still use a little work. But overall, it works well.

Batting is easy enough. I can see why people feel there is a delay, but it is easy to get used to. I also think that they are so used to the instantaneous swing in Wii Sports, that they forget what it's actually like to swing a bat. In Wii Sports, you swing when the ball is already there and somehow the bat gets around fast enough to hit the ball. In The Bigs, you have to start your swing before the ball gets there like a real batter would.

Fielding is easy as you run with the nunchuck. The flicking left, right, up, or down thing throws to the wrong base a lot. Fortunately, you can use the pad to throw too and this works well.

Base running is easy and intuitive as well. Just make sure to remember to do it when playing multiplayer!

My main problem with the game is that it lacks options and modes. You can't play a full season or start a franchise. You have to do the Rookie Challenge to go through any kind of schedule and even then it's really not a schedule. I also want to be able to play mini-games over and over but haven't found a way to do this yet unless you fail them over and over. But once you complete one, you can't go back to do it again! Strange.... Still, the Rookie Challenge is quite a bit of fun and the Steal Player games are an interesting idea. This means that you can steal a player from another team when you beat them in a particular challenge.

Overall, the game is a LOT of fun. Do the Tutorial before playing a game! Then play a couple exhibition games to get familiar with the basics. In an hour you'll be able to pitch, hit, run, and field. Start your Rookie Challenge and have a great time improving your player, stealing players, and getting better with the more advanced controls playing the mini-games.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A Home Run you'll Never Forget May 4 2008
By M-Amzn - Published on
Platform for Display: Nintendo Wii
The BIGS is really a great game. It's a bit more complicated than the baseball game in Wii Sports. OK, a lot more complicated. It takes a little while to get used to the many pitches, swings, and field plays you can do, but once you've got it all down it's a ton of fun.

HITTING: Hitting is very simple. You swing the wiimote like you would if you normally would if you were playing baseball. You can aim your hit left, right, up, or down, and you can even bunt. Also, you can hold down 'A' for a power shot. Your player's statistics will tell you how they're strength in POWER and CONTACT so you can adjust your swing accordingly.

PITCHING: Pitching is a bit more complicated and can make your arm/shoulder a little sore after a while. Basically, you aim your shot in the box over home plate using the nunchuck. You can hold 'Z' to throw a ball outside of the square. Then, you use a meter to try to throw one of NINE pitches in the green or white area on the meter. You swing your wiimote down, downleft, or downright while holding 'A', 'B', or both. If you throw it to far away, it's a ball, but if it's just right and if you throw with the right amount of power it's a perfect pitch, almost impossible to hit. Your player's pitching stats tell you their best pitches and how well they are at each.

RUNNING BASES: Running is automatically done for you, but if you want you can manually control it by using 'Z' to select one of the runners and drum the remote up and down really quickly to make them run faster. You can round bases and advance runners if you feel they don't automatically go far enough, and you can hold 'A' and swing to slide into a base.

FIELDING: When a ball from the opposing team is hit, you have to use the nunchuck and the drumming motion of the wiimote to run to the outlined spot on the field and catch the ball. You can hold 'A' and swing the wiimote to do a diving catch (specifically helpfull in the outfield when the ball is about to be a home run and your player jumps 15 ft into the air to catch the ball!). Fielding is more difficult because your view is looking onto the field as if you were in the stands. You can use 'Z' to switch fielders and once you have the ball, you hold 'A' and swing left, right, up, or down depending on which base you want to throw to to get the runner out.

Most other things will be done automatically such as catching throws from other players and tagging runners at the base. However, it always seems like the opposing computer team always does better at fielding. The game is unfortunately a bit unrealistic because I pratically get a hit with every batter and I've gotten up to 12 runs before in one game. It's still really fun though, especially in Rookie mode where you can create your own player and do whatever it takes to make them the star of the game.

The other really important part is the Power Play Meter which builds up depending on moves you make in the game such as strikeouts, hits, runs, etc. Once this builds up to 10,000 you can perform a Power Play or Dead Heat where for a hitter you get an automatic home run if you make contact with the ball, or for a pitcher automatic strikeouts.

Overall, The BIGS isn't exactly as realistic as I'd hoped, but you can choose from any team in the MLB and play games and do the Rookie Challenge or Home Run Derby. After a little bit of practice you'll understand it all, but it does take some work to figure out all the options and button combinations. It's a lot of fun and keeps you going for hours. If you like baseball, it's great, and gamers looking to take advantage of the Wii are in for great fun.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Takes a while to get - but then fun Jan. 12 2008
By AEMJ79 - Published on
Platform for Display: Nintendo Wii
This isn't one of the games that you pick up and just go with, you do need to spend some time reading the instructions and practicing. I haven't tried to play the computer yet, because most the time we easily have 2 or more playing. For two people, I think this game is a blast once you get the hang of it. The graphics, sounds and commentators are all very good. The way that you control your players seems to be very much in your remote and numchuck and you seem to really have control both offensively and defensively. We were really excited when we found this game because we are huge baseball fans, and so far it seems to be right up there with Tiger Woods as our favorite game we have played so far.

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