Kinect’s Motion Sports Rips Off Tackle Alley

Posted July 10th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Kotaku got a chance to try out Motion Sports which is a launch title from Ubisoft for Xbox 360 Kinect. The description below for one of the mini-games that make up Motion Sports will seem awfully familiar. Yeah, its basically a motion controlled version of Backbreaker’s “Tackle Alley”.

The American Football mini-game is simple. You control a running back who is trying to avoid opposing players as he runs to the end zone. The running is automatic. But you can jump, duck, stiff-arm or even do a 360-degree spin to evade.

Tackle Alley was introduced years ago as a physics tech demo and first arrived on the iPhone before being included with Backbreaker. What Motion Sports is offering looks and sounds almost identical to it outside of the motion implementation. You can check out the full article from Kotaku here. The impressions given on the mini-game make it sound awkward and pretty much unnecessary. So just about par for the course with motion controlled games.