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endless ocean 2 screenshot A screenshot from the new Nintendo game Endless Ocean: Blue World. (Photo courtesy Nintendo)

Endless Ocean: A Video Adventure

Train animals, solve mysteries, and have fun learning!

By Susan Hepburn | April 6 , 2010

Game Name: Endless Ocean: Blue World
Format: Wii
Publisher: Nintendo


The newest game from Nintendo, Endless Ocean: Blue World, puts you in the role of trainee ocean diver while taking you an a journey into the depths of the South Pacific, Antarctic Ocean, and Amazon River.

The game starts out with an introduction to the main characters: Jean-Eric and Oceana, Jean-Eric's granddaughter. Using your Wii Remote to input your personal information introduces you to the characters and adventure. If you impress them, Jean-Eric and Oceana will hire you to be part of L&L Diving Service on Nineball Island!

Immediately after you reach the island, you embark on a wild adventure through all the oceans of the world. To unravel an ancient mystery, you start training as a diver in the Southern Pacific.

Soon after your training begins, several other characters tumble into the mix, including a hotshot diver named GG and a brilliant scientist named Hayako Sakurai. They, along with Jean-Eric and Oceana, help you to solve the mystery.

In the game, your new home is Nineball Island, which is just as spectacularly animated as the characters. The graphics in this game are amazing and realistic whether you are under the water or above it. But this is just one of the many features that makes Endless Ocean worth playing.

When you are diving, you interact with stunningly realistic wildlife—you can even take rides with whales and dolphins. You also train your own pet dolphins, teaching them tricks with food rewards you hand them using your Wii Remote.

While diving, you discover injured dolphins and rehabilitate them at your island. After they are better, you train them alongside your other dolphins.

Another feature is the educational value. While diving, you can salvage ancient artifacts and learn about lost civilizations and languages. Players also earn points making geographical maps and cataloging species of fish that can be used to "buy" new diving gear and clues to the mystery.

This game involves some brain-boggling activities, but can be enjoyed by anyone who loves animals. I would definitely recommend this game for anyone looking for a totally new game experience. It's like taking an adventurous vacation without ever leaving your house!

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