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Nintendo Wii Video Game Review: WarioWare Smooth Moves

Another wonderful party game featuring Wario and many more characters utilizing the Wii technology!

VIDEO GAME TITLE: WarioWare Smooth Moves

PLATFORM: Nintendo Wii

COMPANY: Nintendo

WarioWare’s back with an idea so crazy, it could only be made with the latest technology: the Wii Remote™. When Wario™ stumbles upon a strange device called a Form Baton, he and his friends use it to learn new moves that are as fun as they are wacky. With hundreds of microgames, this game is just as wild as you’d expect from the name WarioWare, but the game play has been revolutionized. Under Wario’s tutelage, and with the help of the Wii Remote, players swing, spin and squat their way to victory.

  • With more than 200 lightning-quick microgames and controls that range from scribbling to flailing, WarioWare: Smooth Moves takes interactive gaming to a whole new level. Players steer cars, twirl pizzas, saw logs and dance their way to victory. All they need to be the champ is confidence, a Wii Remote and their best moves.
  • With games that are as much fun to play as they are to WATCH people play, WarioWare: Smooth Moves brings the party to its feet. It’s hilarious for players and audiences alike.

Finally, “WarioWare SMOOTH MOVES” makes it to the United States on the Nintendo Wii and after a full year of hearing about it, watching the Japanese video clips, was this game worth the wait? HECK YEAH!

The latest installment in the popular WarioWare series features more than 200 lightning-quick microgames and controls that range from scribbling to flailing, WarioWare: Smooth Moves takes interactive gaming to a whole new level.
Players steer cars, twirl pizzas, saw logs and dance their way to victory. All they need to be the champ is confidence, a Wii Remote and their best moves.

Although, WarioWare games have simple storyline, the main storyline for “Smooth Moves” revolves around a pursuit of a strange creature that steals Wario’s snack. Wario then stumbles into an old building called the “Temple of Form” in which he finds a mysterious and mystical treasure called the Form Baton (the Wii remote). Wario learns that the Form Baton gives him special powers depending on the way he holds and moves the baton. Thus with the new treasure, the form craze spreads throughout Diamond City.

Our usual suspects such as Wario, Mona, Jimmy, 9-Volt, Orbulon, Dr. Crygor and more are back in a very innovative way to play the game.

I was very surprised to see how easy this game was to pickup. The controls are easy to learn and playing different games such as using the From Baton to box, a pulling motion to saw, striking the form baton like a sword, using it to place a key and open a door or knock on a door. Nintendo developers did a great job finding innovative ways to use the controller. Most people might think that this is all one player but fortunately after you beat the game, you open the multiplayer section which allows for playing games like darts.

If I had one problem with this game is how easy it was compared to some WarioWare games. Granted, WarioWare games are not meant to be frustratingly difficult but I expect a challenge. Especially during the boss levels.
I found the bosses too easy to beat. For example, on Ashley’s final boss stage, all that was required was required was to put the Wii remote down while a burger was being made and picking it up when it was completed. What challenge is that?

The game will not take long to beat and when you do, you will find yourself playing it again to make sure you opened up all mini games or collected all poses, thus there is replay value.

All in all, WarioWare: Smooth Moves is a fun, innovative game. Not the best WarioWare in the series but still worth the purchase.

POSITIVES:

+ A fun game that utilizes the Wii remote’s innovation.
+ Easy to pickup and learn
+ After beating the game, there is replay value, multiplayer mode and mini-games.

CONS:
– Not much of a challenge. Very easy.
– The boss mode aren’t really that
challenging. Compared to previous WarioWare boss levels, not too much of a challenge.
– Wish there was more music integration like the DS “WarioWare Touched”.

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