Summary: The sound effects, music, and graphics are all top notch in this game. You can play with just the Wii controller turned sideways (which is what we do, much easier for the kids) or with a Wii controller and nun-chuck. The controls themselves are not too complicated - again perfect for a kid's game.
Summary: My 6 year old likes Wii games but isn't one of those kids that plays all the time for hours. He has about 6 games total and this one is a new favorite. Easy to use for him and doesn't need a lot of parent support like some other games (Toy Story 3)
Summary: Mario Sports Mix is a great game for kids under 10 years-old and their parents (if they play together). It can be picked up and played easily by a newer gamer. It can get a bit repetitive for older kids or hard core gamers but they shouldn't buy this game anyway.
Summary: The games are fun but like a lot of Mario games, they mess it up with a bunch of gimmicks that adults like myself can't understand. Even the 'gimmick-free' stadiums have all sorts of tricks that take hours to figure out.