Agree - Calibrate Issue was with Batteries - Great Game
9 October 2011
Summary: We first got this bundle in Dec. 2010. My son, his friends, and I all really enjoy this game. We had the issue with not being able to calibrate the game even with the mandatory 4 ft cleared around the board. We called customer support at (800) 225-6588 and they recommended trying new batteries and that fixed the problem. If new batteries do not fix the issue give them a call. They were quite helpful.
Very Fun Game, Calibrated in 5 min and Played right away
kenandshari "kenandshari", Amazon
4 February 2011
Summary: We just got this game for the family and just finished our first session with no issues. The board is very sturdy for adults and kids alike. Ours calibrated right away with no issues. The included batteries only lasted about 30 min, so scrap those right from the start. I installed a fresh set of Duracell batteries and went through the calibration a second time with no issues. Calibration is required after a battery change.
Summary: The below review was posted for the Xbox 360 version which we received as a gift. But I am reposting it here to spare the Wii owners of the agony. We too could not get the board to calibrate last night. But it was late and we gave up after 30+ minutes. Today I saw that there are 100+ reviews for the Wii version (here) of this game. And many of them are regarding the calibration issue.
Summary: When I purchased this game for my son and husband, I was very worried that we would have loads of trouble calibrating the board to the system. To my pleasant surprise there were no problems AT ALL with the calibration. We had the game up and running within 5 mins and we played it for a couple hours. We haven't had it for too long but so far seems like a fun game.
Summary: SAME CALIBRATION ISSUE WASTED ALOT OF TIME!!!!!! NOT HAPPY!!!!! PROBLEM IS NOT THE GAME!!!! THE BATTERIES THEY INCLUDE WITH THE GAME ARE NOT STRONG ENOUGH TO HIT THE WII SENSOR. AFTER WASTING TWO HOURS TRYING TO HELP MY SON, INQUIRED DID BATTERIES COME WITH IT? WHEN I REALIZED HE HAD INSERTED STOCK BATTERIES THAT CAME WITH THE GAME - REPLACED THEM WITH MY NEW ENERGIZER BATTERIES AND BEHOLD THE GAME CALIBRATED IN 15 SECONDS. EXCELLANT GAME - LOUSY BATTERIES.
Summary: After reading reviews on the board not working i was a wee bit worried. After it arrived I can honestly say it took 15 minutes to set up and start using. My 5 year old boy followed the on screen set up instructions, there was a couple of times I had to help but it was straight forward. My wee boy loves it.
Summary: my 9 year old son got this for christmas. We didnt find the set up difficult although i was dreading it due to many previous reviews. It was really easy and took less than 5 mins. He seemed to be off and running (or boarding) quickly doing an ollie before you know it! My 9 yr old said it could be more exact sometimes its not clear where the board is going, bit hard to control.....otherwise it's fab!