What can I say about WarioWare: Smooth Moves? It was crazy, outlandish and down right fun. Playing this through the first time in single player, I about peed my pants every time a new position was shown. This game is probably the best collection of mini games that Nintendo put together for the Wii. Let's get this party started with the review!
WarioWare: Smooth Moves was release in 2007 by Nintendo. This is pretty much a puzzle game made out of mini-game that last for about five seconds. Each mini-game requires you to hold the wii-mote in a specific way, such as holding it vertically and sometimes even putting the butt of the wii-mote against the nose.
At first I thought, this game is crazy. Who came up with this crap? Shortly after playing through the first "level" and failing miserably, I was hooked. Each mini-game goes by so quick and you have to think fast.
This game is very imaginative. The graphics can be down right silly and the music is up beat and fun. I love the creativity that went into the game and all the different artistic styles, but that doesn't make up for what this game lacked.
Things get repetitive after awhile and with no real instructions on what to do, it gets really frustrating. Once you have played each mini-game a few times, you finally master it, but then the game throws in something else like another step, and messes your mojo all up.
After playing through the game on my own, I invited a friend to play in multiplayer. Overall the multi-player game is fun as long as the other players have actually played it before - otherwise they just stand there and ask "What am I supposed to do?!" There are 4 modes to play in multi-player along with a few other "games." Throwing one wii-mote between multiple people could be a major problem if you fear germs, but otherwise it's just a pain in the butt. Some people don't give you the wii-mote in time, others throw it at your head (seriously, it happened to me).
Now this game sits on my bookshelf collecting dust. This game WAS fun at first (don't get me wrong, I was hooked for a few months), but then the novelty wore off. From one seasoned gamer to another, this just isn't a game I would recommend.
I give this game 2 out of 5 bits.
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