Sports Champions gives you the chance to show off your skills across six challenging activities, each of which requires a mix of skill, precision and timing to master.
Take your pick from Disc Golf, Gladiator Duel, Archery, Beach Volleyball, Bocce or Table Tennis and then dive in. Within each event, you can compete for the Champions Cup, a series of increasingly challenging matches against virtual opponents.
Rack up points by playing particularly well and these will be added to your overall total which is posted on the online leaderboards; complete a series of matches and you’ll get the chance to capture a victory pose which can then be posted online via your Facebook profile.
Depending on how well you perform as you progress through the Champions Cup, you’ll pick up trophies, as well as unlocking new outfits, objects and opponents.
Other modes include Free Play, where you can play for fun and brush up your skills, and Challenge Mode, fun mini-games which offer a novel twist on the sport they’re based on. In addition, there are a number of options you can tweak to personalise the game, including the ability to listen to music stored on your PS3 system’s Hard Disk Drive while you strive for gold.
Let the games begin
With the PlayStation Move motion controller in your hand, playing each of the six sports feels natural, intuitive and incredibly accurate. And, in true sporting fashion, if you’re to rise to the top, then you’ll need to spend time mastering each one.
Before each event, you calibrate PS Move by following the on-screen instructions, a simple three step process that takes just seconds to complete. As you tackle each event, a series of tutorials and on-screen hints ensure that you’re up to speed with the latest tips and tricks to help you make it to the top.
With PS Move in your hand, your movements are perfectly rendered on-screen; whether you’re applying spin to the ball or adding power to a strike, everything is reflected in the game.
Some sports, such as Archery, can be tackled by one player with two motion controllers; otherwise, if you’ve only got one, the gameplay adjusts accordingly.