Similar to its Wii predecessor, the game includes a variety of sports based minigames including tennis, ice hockey, basketball, and bowling. See trailer below for more details on the different games.
Upon release, Deca Sports Extreme received relatively mediocre reception. Nintendo Power gave the game a 5.0 out of 10, and claims that "[it's] fun at first, but it won't hold your interest long enough to justify spending $40." GameSpot criticized the game's replayability and overall enjoyability and bestowed a 3.5 out of 10 overall score upon the game.