Hudson Soft serves up a mediocre game of volleyball in its latest SNES release, Dig & Spike.
Court-ing the Beach
Dig & Spike brings home the two most popular volleyball styles: Beach and Court. The Court Mode is a semi-realistic six-man game with international teams and a Tournament Option. The Beach Mode is a two-on-two women- only game that's a little faster-paced and more free-form than the Court game.
The controls for both modes are inconsistent. Setting up plays and maneuvering your players can be aggravating. You get a variety of spikes, bumps, and sets, but this doesn't overcome the slow, sandlot-caliber game play.
The graphics and sounds add little to the package. You get a 3/4 angled view of the court or beach, along with some nice ground tex- turing but boring player animations. The crowd noises and ocean waves go in one ear and out the other.
Even when playing with a friend, Dig & Spike Volleyball is average rental material. After a while, you may want to bury this one in the sand, and not dig it up again.
- Always be ready for a back-court dig in case your front blocker misses.
- The Spikers are by far the best team, with the most balanced attributes in all categories.
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If you ever played beach volleyball, team volleyball or even if you just love watching volleyball, you'll go nuts for Dig and Spike Volleyball.
You can play on two surfaces: court and beach. Each of these has four variations including: player vs. computer, player vs. player, training and World Cup. Each of these offers something unique!
Beach volleyball is played with two players on each side. Each team has its own set of various abilities. Court volleyball can be played like regulation volley-ball, depending on which options you choose.
Go for the spike and attack the net with Dig and Spike Volleyball from the folks at Hudson Soft. Side out!
Play on a six-man international team that plays on the hardwood courts around the world, or play two-man Beach Volleyball mode for thrills and spills in the sand.
Either way, the hottest sports simulation for the Super NES will keep you coming back for more!
- Digitized graphics and super-fast action highlight the play!
- One or two players compete against each other or both vs. the computer!
- Built in Training Mode teaches all the Bumps. Spikes, Serves and Saves to make you the Champion!
- Take your team all the way to the finals in your quest for the Gold Medal!