Endless Ocean

Published by Nintendo, Developed by Arika

Genres: Adventure (1 players)

US release date: Jan 21st, 2008 | EU release date: Nov 9th, 2007

Endless Ocean

The beauty of Endless Ocean is that players can do as much or as little as they like. The relaxed and calm atmosphere of the game gives divers the freedom to explore special locations such as shipwrecks and underwater ruins, discover and interact with sea-life, complete fish logs or simply relax in the soothing environment.

The game opens with players onboard a diving boat, with a crew member who provides advice and tips on finding the best locations for fish and helps players advance the storyline. Players must assume the role of the diver, opting to go into the water to explore sea-life at their own pace utilising tools such as a camera or fish bait. In the cabin on the boat, divers can access the fish log to check out the fish that have been spotted, as well as carry out missions like photographing marine life. These missions unlock content, such as new items to use underwater, or different diving gear that can be used to customize the diver.

Navigating their way through the depths using the Wii remote, players guide their character using the pointer's cursor, visible as a bright blue dot. When players wish to interact with fish or plants they can highlight them with the pointer and press the A Button. By doing so, players discover new species and build up their fish log. What's more you can also befriend companions like a dolphin which will become your partner and with whom you can train and swim with.

For players really looking to kick back and relax Endless Ocean features several soothing modes. On the deck of the boat is a deckchair that allows the player to sit and watch the sea. Alternatively in the aquarium section of the game players can select fish
they have seen and add them in an aquarium for a closer inspection. What's more this game even doubles up as a tranquil screensaver if the Wii Remote is left untouched. The relaxed setting is further heightened with a tranquil soundtrack from New Zealand songstress Hayley Westenra.

If players prefer to dive with a buddy, the Wii's unique WiFi Connection Service allows players link up with their friends. By exchanging friend codes, two players may dive and explore the ocean together. In this co-op mode they have access to all the tools that can
be used in single player mode, as well as an additional mode of communication controlled with the D-pad. With a fish logbook to complete, items to be salvaged and collected and the ability to listen to your own MP3's via the Wii SD Card slot while you dive, Endless Ocean provides hours of entertainment.

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82%

Very good

Endless Ocean is an experience unique to the Wii. It puts you into the flippers of a scuba diver, navigating your way around a fictional ocean to document the creatures living there. You can also seek out hidden treasures buried along the seabed. This game is purely...read full review

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User comments

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WiiFan15 said:

Watch out Steve!

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plok said:

Heh good one.

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random hero said:

Lol poor Steve. I would say too early, but I think he would appreciate the humour. RIP.

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wii-mote dude said:

Du dun. Da dun. Da dun da dun da dun duh DA DAAAAAH!

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WiiFan15 said:

I know. No offense intended, just thought the picture was ironic.

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Unknown said:

We'll miss you Steve, we'll miss you.

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lloyd said:

Crikey!

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Ja-Mez said:

You were a Marvel to our country of Australia Steve! Are you sure that's Steve?

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WiiFan15 said:

No just thought the picture was ironic. I think it's ridiculous how people are cutting off the tails of stingrays in retaliation. Steve would never have wanted them to do that. He would have understood the animal's natural reaction and forgiven it. RIP Stevie. And if for some strange reason that is Steve then this is one weird game.

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Must..have..wii said:

Lol, wii-mote dude, was that the tune to Pirates of the Caribbean? (one of the greatest movies ever by the way). And nooo! Steve! Why did you have to leave us. Oh the game. Yeah looks boring. Underwater adventures? I don't know how that's going to work.

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DarkVic said:

When you think of Steve Irwin, you think of an outback superman. To bad he wasn't a man of steel as well. R.I.P Crocodile Hunter.

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Swifty said:

I think wii-mote dude was more likely to be referring to Jaws.

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waiting for wii said:

I'm gonna buy the sequel, forever red.

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Owlboy said:

That's the theme to jaws, KNOW YOUR MOVIES! When did this become a memorial to Steve "the manliest man in the world" Irwin? I mean it's great to pay respect to a great guy like him but I've done plenty of that and I'd like to move on with my life and rant about how awesome Forever Blue looks!

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Crimson Demon said:

Steve is watching from a better place. *Sniffle* I'm crying again. I hate it when I get emotional *Sniffle*.

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me I think said:

Has this got anything to do with lost in blue for the DS?

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Owlboy said:

That would be awesome if they did one like that for the Wii but no this looks to be nothing like lost in blue. I think I'll go play that now actually.

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Iza said:

This would be so awesome if it was another Survival Kid's series (better known as lost in blue). Lost in Blue 2 for DS is on the way, and this for the Wii? I thoroughly believe I could survive on a deserted island after playing Lost in Blue. You all should go back and play the Survival Kid's series for GBA, they were good too. Maybe Kyle and Skye will actually look like they're in High School this time. Anyone else think Skye was hot anyways?

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Iza said:

Okay, so it's not lost in blue. It's a deep sea diving game. GRAB THE HARPOON!

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Gonzo said:

I remember Steve, me and my brother used to watch him on tv. But, how you guys know this game is about Steve Irwin. That man can be anyone. That can even be a girl!

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Crimson Hawk said:

Nah dip Gonzo it was a joke.

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Captain Jamesman said:

Iza, who is Skye anyway? And don't lecture me just because I haven't played these games but heard of them.

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Zendalf said:

I never really liked Steve Irwin. He always seemed sort of, well, silly. It's not disrespect or anything I just didn't like him.

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wiimaster said:

Nice presentation.

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Crimson Hawk said:

Look at the second screen shot! What kinda fish is that again, is it a Whale Shark?

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Chaos said:

This game looks great. I really miss Steve Irwin. I used to watch his show a lot as a kid.

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Scooby Jew said:

If they have the main character as an Australian named "Steve" and they promise that this has nothing to do with Steve Irwin, not only won't I be surprised, but I'll also know where they got the idea from- Wii's World!

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i need a wii...eww said:

Ahh the second pic makes me know somehow that steve didn't stand a chance.

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NewtoWii said:

Why doesn't anyone on this site actually review the game? We are new to Wii and would love to read some honest reviews of the Wii games. Please.

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Diablo said:

The game may not be released yet, but it still looks pretty good. Just PLEASE add something more than swimming (shark mode maybe).

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link said:

This looks really good.

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i love wii said:

This game looks sweet!

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Divinity Boy said:

Dudes, I'm australian and I've gotten over steve. You should too. But never forget his saying: "CRIKEY"!

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Steve said:

This looks kind of cool, but I have to wonder do you flail your arms like crazy to swim or just smash the "A" button?

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lolz said:

Let's take this big croc, and put 'im over there!

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Crimson Hawk said:

Alright, those graphics are so cool.

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jskrdude said:

This game looks pretty sweet. What is it? An ocean sim?

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WiiNinja said:

From gameplay videos, this game is a deep-sea diving game, mainly to experience ocean life underwater without getting in scuba gear. I think the programing and computer art look fascinating enough to view various ocean dwelling creatures. This is going to be a great game.

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InsertPageUp said:

Some people will love this game; some people will talk crap about it. If I had money this would be on my list of games to get.

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SSBB Obession said:

Bad news peeps. Endless Ocean just got delayed to Q1 2008 in USA. Europe is still a go for November though.

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Coryd10 said:

This will be fun.

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TheRAcast said:

This game looks stunning, nice original idea for a game, which is refreshing from the flooded market of "shooters" and "racers" etc. I can't wait to just swim around the ocean until the early hours of the morning, some of the video's make it look like there's lots of treasures and secrets in the endless ocean, plus the rumor I heard of listening to your own music via an SD card, so my hopes are up that this will be a great game.

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mr d said:

Having got this game, it's an interesting one. It's cheaper than most Wii games, mainly because it will be of limited appeal to some. I personal like it because it's different. It's hard to call it a "game" in the traditional sense really. You just swim around, poke fish and do some minor mission-based stuff (so far, at least). I just like the exploration, the option to do buddy-dives and the fact that you can add your own music. It's more of a Wii chill-out title.

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Jamie said:

I love the look of this game. It's different to the rest and I can see a lot of appeal in exploring, plus I like fish. Can't wait but will have to until Christmas because my girlfriend is getting it for me as a present.

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Cork Girl said:

I love the look of this game. The graphics are fantastic! I am definitely getting it because I am very interested in underwater life and I am a diver so it is great to be able to experience underwater life without going through all the hassle of getting into the gear.

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rose said:

I love the killer whale, really gets me going.

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Benster said:

Endless Ocean = awesome. Definitely worth the $20, it's a game that'll last a long time. Answer to TheRAcast's question about the SD card: Yes you can transfer music using an SD card, then you can select it when your on the Gabbiano (your boat) and listen to it when diving.

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Michael Muller said:

Now this is an educational game. My favorite teacher, Mr Ottomanelli (US II Honors) loves boating and marine biology. This is going on my Christmas list.

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Mike said:

It's the first computer game my wife has enjoyed. Very different-- struggle to see the purpose, but enjoy it anyway. Young kids like watching it, bit tricky for them to play. No regrets on buying it.

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WiiNinja said:

Wooo, this comes out Monday.

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BOB said:

It's a cool game, especially for its price.

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