To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. In a technical sense, some of WarioWare looks like absolute garbage. To me it feels like a "b-movie" type video game. The Wii is already bloated with party games, but there's a good chance the frenetic pace and schizophrenic style of WarioWare: Smooth Moves … You can easily blast through it in a couple of hours. If you've played other Wario Ware titles, you know what to expect - several characters, each with a simple story, where you play frantic micro-games. You select one of the residents of Wario's fair city, and a brief, nonsensically charming intro animation plays. There are various forms where you hold the wii-mote in certain ways and you quickly switch between games. The fun doesn't stop there though. There's a problem loading this menu right now. From there, the game progresses as the series has always progressed. The game also has four multiplayer modes, which serve up the different microgames in different ways. These animations are great, are occasionally funny, and look really fantastic. It has a character all its own. I do like the actual games you can unlock, like "ping-pong paddle the ball up a building". Whatever...there's no sense in overthinking it because WarioWare is a fantastic series that gets even better on the Wii with Smooth Moves. That's ridiculous! Many of the old games you'll encounter here are GameCube games. Once you've beaten an area, going back to it puts it into an endless mode where you see how long you can play before running out of lives. This is a family favorite. But it gets even better when you have a crowd on hand to witness the weirdness with you. Smooth Moves is a series of short games requiring constant attention. It's a terrific use of the Wii's unique control features, it looks amazing, and in short, it should be a part of your library. Wario is an absolute nutcase. It consists of hundreds of mini games and you'll never know what's coming next. Games this crazy shouldn't be this popular, should they? One form even asks you to put the controller down for a few games, like one that has you answering a phone. There are plenty of Nintendo classics to see in one of the game's levels. The audio in WarioWare is just as manic and varied as the rest of the package. The WarioWare series has never come at a more perfect time. You'll also unlock modes that throw together all of the different games into one big jumble, as well as more dedicated games, such as a behind-the-back, polygonal rendition of Balloon Fight's balloon trip mode. we had a lot of fun playing when my friends came over at my place and we are all around the age of 25. Clip-art-like monkeys that dance when you shake the controller? There are various forms where you hold the wii-mote in certain ways and you quickly switch between games. smart multiplayer modes that make good use of the Mii Channel. Will it be an 8-bit game from years past? Show less. The game is fun, yes but worth $30, not $50, I wouldn't rate it higher than the games that shipped with the console. You need to be a quick thinker to figure out what each mini game requires. It keeps track of which games you've played and beating different character's chapters unlock new chapters or other game modes. This is my favorite party game especially when people play it for the first time. You will laugh. on January 12, 2007 at 6:21PM PST. But you'll also hold it sideways for tilting in a driving-like motion, or with both hands on it like bike handlebars, or up to your nose for the elephant form, or even on top of your head for the mohawk. Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question. Other than the fact that they made the layout to playing the game more... "attractive," for lack of a better word, I was disappointed in the actual games and the storyline (they repeated Jimmy's story with another guy that looks exactly like him, his story to begin with was boring, now I have to watch it all over again??). Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Smooth Moves is great fun. Reviewed in the United States on July 18, 2008. These intro sequences also set up the action a bit, but there's no way of preparing for what happens next. But there are also plenty of games from earlier eras, including Punch-Out! © 2020 GAMESPOT, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. The best part is to play with others. If you've played other Wario Ware titles. It has several multi-player options as well in which you basically take turns playing the micro-games. Each game uses the Wii Remote in a specific way and requires you to hold the Wii Remote differently. The integration of the Wii's motion controls into the 200+ microgames that this game has to offer. This allows you to have up to 12 players in some cases, but because you'll be frantically passing the controller around, Nintendo's constant dedication to making sure that you're wearing that wrist strap just seems impractical here, if not entirely impossible.