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Whilst a lot of fun at first, Wario Ware: Smooth Moves can become slightly repetitive over time. The game really excels in multiplayer with friends, although this feature has to be unlocked first.

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      19.10.2012 20:11

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      A fantastic multiplayer experience

      Warioware Smooth Moves is a game that works excellently on the Wii. Not only is it a great family friendly game, ideal for party situations, it also makes great use of the Wiimote and encourages participants to think in lots of diverse ways to solve the puzzles.

      The main-game here is essentially a series of micro games, each lasting only a matter of seconds, within which time, the player must work out what they need to do in order to successfully complete the game. These things can range from drinking a glass of water (tip the wiimote backwards as if holding a glass) making someone sneeze (tickle their nose) to diverting men and women to the appropriate toilets. These games can be played in turn with the players required to pass the wiimotes back and forth between each other in order to finish each series of micro games.

      The difficulty curve is finely tuned to allow users to learn from their previous experiences but to apply their skills to new challenges. There are also some other fun game modes that can be played, my favourite being where you and an opponent have to both hold either the wiimote or attached nunchuck, and jump at appropriate times to avoid traps.

      I would recommend this game for anyone with a wii that is likely to have friends or family over, it can make for a really good fun hour or so's entertainment on each play.

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      22.11.2011 15:16
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      Time for some Smooth Moving

      Warioware Smooth Moves. Nintendo Wii


      Warioware Smooth Moves is one of the Wii's many party games. It features a series of mini games to play using the Wii remote in often unusual and creative ways. I purchased this game after owning the Nintendo DS version and loving it. After waiting a while for the price to come down I eventually managed to pick up a copy for £14.99 in the pre-owned section of Game Stop in Birmingham.

      Warioware Smooth Moves is made up of numerous mini games. The mini games are split into different stages with different characters. Each stage will teach you a new way to use the wii remote to complete the mini games. Each new technique involves holding the remote in a unique way and each way has been given a special name. For example, the basic position for the remote is called 'The Remote Control' this simply involves pointing the wii remote at the screen as if it is a remote control. More bizarre ways are 'The Mohawk' which involves holding the wii remote on your head and 'The Elephant' which involves holding the wii remote against your nose and using it in the mini game as if it is your trunk.

      Each minigame lasts only around 5 seconds before swapping onto the next, to play this game you need to be quick thinking to be able to swap remote positions and keep up with the speed that the mini games move at. The mini games include things such as balancing a broom on your hand without it falling, for this you must hold the wii remote flat on your hand and balance your hand as if you are balancing a broom. With the flick of a remote you will find yourself Sautéing food and with a chopping action you will be chopping a carrot or other vegetable as quickly as possible. There is also a kind of gross theme to a couple of the mini games which involve plucking hairs and poking a finger up a nose.

      Once all of the stages have been played and unlocked this will unlock a multiplayer mode which can be played by up to 12 people all sharing just one wii remote. Unfortunately my remote skills are preventing me from progressing this far in the game as I am stuck on one of the stages. I find the fact that you have to complete the single player mode before a multiplayer mode can be unlocked really silly as I think this game would be much more fun played in multiplayer mode and this was one of the reasons I bought the game thinking that it would be good for our Wii nights that we have.

      In general I do enjoy playing this game, however the fun has worn off now and I do find myself playing less and less, which is a shame as I still love the DS version. I think the Wii version is harder to progress through than the DS and I think with this type of game unless you can progress reasonably easily the mini games do become boring, repetitive and annoying and this is why I lost interest so fast.

      The graphics are reasonably good. The whole game is very smooth moving and fast to load between games.

      The sound in the game is quite honestly annoying, the music is ok, but the sound effects are quite irritating and make me reach for the 'mute' button.

      The controls are simple, mainly point, click or do something random with the remote for most of the mini games, the controls are shown at the start of each mini game to make sure you know what position you should be in.

      I found this game to be addictive the first few times I played, the mini games are catchy and fun but after a few games the fun starts to wear a little thin and I found myself loosing interest a lot faster than I expected.


      ** Price and Availability **
      I bought Warioware Smooth Moves for £14.99 pre-owned and it is still available or around this price in the pre-owned section or eBay. If you want a new copy you are looking at around £22 depending on where you shop.

      I would recommend this game as it is generally fun and if you can unlock the multiplayer mode I think it would be an excellent party game. Due to the fact that the multiplayer has to be unlocked and that there is a risk of loosing interest quite fast I would recommend buying a pre-owned copy for a lower price than spending the extra pennies on a new copy.


      Thanks for reading :)

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      17.11.2011 14:59
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      An interesting concept that is tiring after a while

      Smooth Moves is a very simple game with a very simple format. It is a game that doesn't require much skill, anyone can play it and it is a lot of fun at parties.

      ==Price and availability==

      The game was more expensive when it came out, I think I paid around £29.99 but gradually as the game has got older it has reduced in price and can now be bought for about £14.00 brand new.

      ==Structure==

      The game is structured around a whole series of mini games that let you do fun and interesting things with the Wii remote. There are many games to choose from, some very easy and some that are quite difficult, the more you complete, the more you unlock. You can enter the game as a solo player or you can compete against your friends. It gives me much more enjoyment to see the game played with other people. Each mini game lasts around 5 seconds.

      If you play by yourself you complete mini games that are based around a map and move around different places. There are mini cartoons with the characters every time you hit a new town on the map. To move on to the next town after completely all the available mini games you get a hard longer game to crack where you only have three lives in order to attempt it. The multiplayer section of the game allows you to compete against the clock in order to beat your friends.

      ==Mini games==

      The type of games you get range from the tedious chores like using the remote to shave a beard, balancing the wii remote on your hand like a plate to more interesting games such as trying to shoot hoops, bouncing a ball on a bat and other games that involve quick reactions and skill. You really get a feel for the Wii remote with this game and it is very interesting the type of activities you can perform.
      After a few drinks this game becomes really fun and it is very interesting watching your friends do silly things with the remote, especially balancing ones! This game does get a bit boring after a while though, the concept is too simple and the novelty of the mini games soon wears off.
      I bet children enjoy this game as some of the games things are very silly, such as picking a giant nose with the Wii remote.

      ==Overall==

      I tend to reserve my judgement with this game, the graphics are simple and the concept is easy to understand. It is quite good fun at first and I enjoyed playing some of the games, however after a while you start to realise that it is the same game just a different image on screen and it becomes more tedious. If people enjoy the short mini game style then this is definitely the game for you, it is easy to pick up and follow. I just find some the games too silly and get a bit bored after a while.

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        22.09.2010 17:48
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        A good game but it is not a multiplayer game :(

        Wario Ware: Smooth Moves

        I have had this game for a while and I really like it, it is entertaining and it is great for all ages. With some games you can get bored with them after a while but this is not one of those games.

        *About the game and my opinion of it*
        It is a one player game which in my opinion is the main flaw with it, as it would be so much more entertaining, interactive and social if you could have more players, as then you may be able to compete with each other. But it is just a one player game.

        But the best thing about this gam is that it more interactive than the other wii games, as it uses the wii remote as the actual in the game and not just the controller.

        In this game you can use the remote in many different ways depending on what mini game you are on. There is only a single player mode on the game and you you select that you can have a number of different player profiles, these are your mii characters. You can have 12 player profiles saved.

        The game set up is a little confusing at first, well on confusing just unusual. You have a map on the screen and a few icons on the map which you can go on and play the mini games. Then when you have completed one of the icons another on will be unlocked and they get progressively harder.

        You can see, when you have either run out of lives or completed the level, what other peoples scores are for that level too. But in my opinion the game would be so much better it is was a multiplayer game.

        There are 200 mini games and you have various ways on which you need to hold the wii remote to be able to complete that mini game in the short amount of time they give you for each one.

        Some of the remote 'positions' include, the umbrella, the remote, the chauffeur, the elephant, etc. It makes the game more realistic, as instead of just pressing a button to control the character on the screen or to perform and action, you are actually moving the remote to do the action.

        For example, on one of the mini game you have to use 'the elephant' which is where you put the wii remote in front of your nose (like an elephants trunk) and then you have to move your head along with the remote. This is in one of the mini games where an elephants trunk comes on the screen and using the remote as described above you have to pick an apple of the tree on the screen!

        It does all sound a bit strange at first and when you see someone doing this it is funny! there are so many different games and it is really unique and I have never seen a game like this before.

        *Additional information*
        On the game they give you little 'lessons' on how to hold the remote for a new game. They also call the wii remote 'the baton' which is a bit random but it just means the remote. With the game you also get the instruction booklet and a nintendo booklet which I think is health and safety.

        Overall, I really like this game but like a lot of games of you can't get past a certain level then you are going to get bored of the game! It says that it is for ages 7 plus on the front as well.

        I bought this a while ago and it is currently priced at £27.99 at play.com, £29.99 at comet and £27 at amazon, which is quite a bit and it has been out for quite a while, so it is not like it is new either.

        Conclusions
        Good points
        *Easy to play
        *retro cartoon game play
        *Cute packaging
        *easy to follow onscreen instructions
        *200 mini games
        *Really interactive
        *Uses the wii remote in loads of different and more interactive ways
        *Funny and entertaining

        Bad points
        *only 1 play (single player)!
        *A bit expensive as it has been out for a while too

        Thank you for reading my review

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          05.04.2010 12:18
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          One of the best, simple games for Wii.

          Well, we've all probably heard of the Wii by now. The remote control , that can be anything from a bowling ball to a set of wings ( if you connect the Numchuck or whatever they like to call it to the remote ). It was created by Nintendo , who also made the Nintendo DS and Nintendo 64. It's great for families as 4 players can play a game at a time and can get you active in the space of your own home.

          Wario Ware was possibly one of the first Nintendo Wii games, after the originals Wii Play and Wii Sports. It's packed with hundreds of mini games on different levels ( or characters ) that you usually just have seconds to complete each one. It has an option for whether you are left-handed or not , which is great as a lot of popular games don't have this.
          There is also another section in this game which has lots of activities like Bungee Jump, a two player game in which one player holds the Numchuck and one the remote, and they jump either together or when obstacles/holes get in their path.

          You should have a Numchuck too for this game as , although not required for most of the game, some levels/characters need you to use this, and for some extra activities like the Tortoise and the Hare.

          It's a nice cheap Nintendo Wii game, guaranteed to tire you out after some but still keep you entertained on for hours.

          If you don't already have it, I'd definitely recommend you buy it.

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          27.01.2010 03:13
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          Very simple but also very fun

          Though hardly a major Wii game, Warioware: Smooth Moves is a lot of fun; it involves you having to solve a large number of puzzles in just a few seconds, gaining a point for each one correctly answered before you wind up at a more complex boss-fight-style climax. You have to traverse several worlds in which you are bombarded with these sorts of puzzles; as a result it's easy to see that there's not much to it, but sometimes less is more.

          What I like most is the game's versatility; it requires that you use the Wiimote in myriad ways, but at the same time the game also requires lightning-fast thinking, and so those new to the Wii might find the time-frame aspect a tad cumbersome. However, as long as you've spent time warming up on other games, it shouldn't prove too challenging and you do get an extent of respite to relax your wrist.

          Visually, it looks rather pants, even for the standards of the Wii. It has a cartoon-style, which has a few moments of flair but is for the most part quite bland. Similarly the aural aspect isn't up to much, and there is in fact no dialogue throughout the game, with awkward-looking speech bubbles detailing everything.

          However, like the very best Wii games, it is a blast to play with others. It only requires one Wiimote and involves you passing it around to other players (with the game accommodating as many as TWELVE players!), with a player being eliminated when they fail their puzzle. This, combined with a rather hefty amount of puzzles, adds substantially to the game's replay value.

          This is a strange game but definitely worth a go, particularly if you have a party coming up. It's quite cheap now, and worth adding to your collection.

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          30.12.2009 22:25
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          its an ok game , get it on preowned

          Warioware smooth moves is a compilation of around 200 minigames that utilise the full aray of movement types on both the wiimote and nunchuk.
          The game is only one player and will require the nunchuk for full completion.

          ===Box===
          The boxes cover features wario with an angry look on his face, as a wii mote swings behind him and the title of the game in the middle. The back of the box gives a small description of what to expect, 'puch,danceand more over 200 frantic micro games'. Below this is an image of four of the micro games and to the side , some of the control styles you will need

          ===gameplay===
          Firstly this game does not feature a true storymode, instead you complete minigames which allow you to move on to other characters on the map and the mini games become increasingly faster and more difficult.
          The minigames controls are shown before the level and are described using a realistic movement of the wiimote in other objects, e.g. there are control movements called the umbrella , the dumbell , the elephant. These controls are easy to remember and are not difficult to apply. The minigames range from driving , balancing a broom on your hand to picking a characters nose. The games are extremely random and good fun but eventually become tiresome as you start to see repetition.

          ===Graphics===
          The graphics in this game are good and is done in many different styles depending on the game , but generally the map has a mario feel to it and none of the games are bad looking or poorley made.

          ===sound===
          The games sounds are very fun and random , but do generally replicate the onscreen task and movements , usually this would immerse you in the game, but the game is so random that if you are an adult you start to feel a bit of an idiot . The game also features a repetitive back track which does get annoying.

          ===Overall===
          This is a good game for kids , but for story and difficulty this game doesnt appeal to me , also The price is very high for what it is.

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          19.10.2009 22:04
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          Awsomely fun game

          Wario ware smooth moves is my favourite game for the nintendo wii. I have an xbox, ps2, psp and nintendo wii and wario ware smooth moves has gave me the most fun out of any games i have for any of the above consoles. There are so many different types of mini games in different fun filled levels which will just make you laugh over and over again. The game is also just so fast flowing and "right in your face" you never actually get the chance to be bored at any point through out the game. There are also boss's at the end of each of the levels which add a bit more excitement and competitiveness to the game. Then if you want to take a break from all the excitement there are multiplayer games like darts which you could play for hours with friends. I would strongly recommend buying this game as one of your first if you are just starting off because as well as it being the best(in my opinion) it also teaches you the different ways the wii remote or "baton" (as it is called in the game) can be used.

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          13.10.2009 12:17
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          A great game! Love it!

          i love this game! i have a nintendo wii but i find that because im on my own i dont play it that much as its more of a family console. but after getting this game as a gift iv use the nintendo wii alot more. Although you can play this game as a multi player iv been playing it on my own and still having a great amount of fun! What kept me going back to play this game was the fact that it has lots of different levels and you have to do all sorts of different tasks on the levels. you are never really doing the same thing twice, it is silly; exciting; energetic and full of fun! I would reccomend this game to anyone whether you are playing it as a group of friends or just playing it on your own to pass the time! It is great for both!!!

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            05.10.2009 15:18
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            not bad

            i love mario/wario games so was really pleased when i got this as a present from a family member. its a game that really keeps you on your toes throughout.
            The aim of the game is to complete a series of challenges in different worlds. As the game progresses the challenges get harder and faster. You are tutored to hold the wii remote in different ways that helps to complete the challenges. If you complete all the challenges a new world opens for you. The challenges themselves are not particularly hard but as they get quicker its harder to make sure you're holding the remote in the right position. There are also extra lessons so you can practice each challenge.
            overall though its a fun party game and ans really funny too. each world has it own funny story to start you off and the characters are really cute too.

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            27.09.2009 19:07
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            Plain weird....

            Crazy! This game is weird.....we first played it at a friends and it is really rather entertaining. It utilisies the Wii remote in a number of inventive and odd ways. You have to simulate various actions quickly to pass and complete a level e.g pestle and mortar moves, elephant trunk, toenail clipping, bottle opening. There are 15 core moves that you have to master and then manifest in some mini-challenge such as the nose picking challenge.... It is all very odd.....

            Some of the moves are difficult to master and we have gotten really stuck at one of the 'boss' levels where you have to place the remote on your forehead and fire bullets - we have given up here as have tried the level sooo many times and cannot figure it out.

            Between each level there is this odd anime style cartoon animation which don't really do anything but you can't skip past and they are quite long and boring.

            All the negatives aside it is quite entertaining and if you can pick it up quite cheaply is worth a go. The mini challenges provide a source of fun which is all good natured and off the wall odd. It is better played wiht a group and it creates much laughter.

            We still haven't been able to get it to play multi-player but when we did at our friends house before we bought it, it was excellent and this is the gaming version I would recommend.

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              04.09.2009 23:46
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              Fun for a while, but there's only so much I can take of these mini games

              Party games and the Wii go hand in hand, and who better to front one than the king of mini games and the anti Mario himself, Wario.

              Wario Ware: Smooth moves is one giant mini game. There are hundreds to choose from at varying difficulty levels and they can be played alone or with friends. Now personally, I'm more of a solo gamer, so I took great pleasure from completing every aspect of the single player campaign so I will tend to dwell on that area of the game, but there is also another reason for this that I will discuss later.

              The single player mode is based around small episodes that require you to complete a certain amount of mini games in order to unlock more. These are selected on a map of the town in which the game takes place and each episode is preceded and superceded by a short, cute cartoon that tells a small story based around one or two characters. The last level is often a boss level, which usually involves a harder, longer minigame. You have three lives on each episode and you must complete it within these three lives or try again.

              You really need quick reactions for this game, as some of the games on the harder levels are over in just a matter of seconds, meaning you have little time to react to what's on screen, but the learning curve is quite smooth, you'll learn to react quicker as the game progresses, and while it's still a challenge it's made much easier by the fact that you've gone through all these levels before on easier settings.

              The real challenge is when you unlock the four elephant buildings. Each of them provides a unique challenge, from a non-stop playing session on the hardest difficulty with only one life to playing level after level, with each level getting faster and faster until you reach some really blinding speeds. These aren't compulsory but are a very fun challenge to complete.

              Playing the single player campaign also unlocks multiplayer games, including, but not limited to darts, pass the bomb where players pass the Wiimote around their group, selecting the type of minigame and the player to play it, taking it in turns to play mini games with the first to make a mistake having the 'bomb' explode in their hands and survival, where players take turns in mini games and are eliminated for losing.

              The multiplayer section of the game gets quite dry quite quickly, after a couple of sessions with friends, I was bored, and so were they. We had all played the single player version, and we were all quite good at it. A few games in, we turned the game off. Maybe this isn't something that's shared by other people, but once I'd played the single player section there was only so much more of the mini games I could take.

              This is also true of the main game, I couldn't play it again. About a year after it's release, I did play it through one more time, but again I was bored after completing the single player section. It has virtually no replay value, and is easily put down when you know what's coming.

              It's quite quirky and fun on the first play through, but after that it loses it's appeal, and I really couldn't get back into it. Even in party situations, it gets quite boring. I've tried it out in numerous settings with various groups of friends but it's not a case of bad set and setting, it's a case of a game that gets old too quick.

              A good game the first time around, but it loses it's appeal in a big way far too quickly for my tastes.

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              16.07.2009 18:47
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              Great Game!

              Wario ware smooth moves requires you to learn different 'moves' with the wiimote. The moves are all really cleaarly explained and then you are ready to go on one of the mini adventures! There are lots of mino adventures and as you do well on one then more unlock and so on untill you have a whole villige of adventures! On each adventure you get 5 lives and if you don't do the move right in order to complete the task then you loose a life!

              This game is really good because each adventure is like a series of mini tasks! The tasks are quick and each one requires you to perform a different 'move' which uses the wiimote in many different ways.

              The only downside to this game is that is can only be played in one player mode! The game is really fun however if you wre competeing against a friend on the mini tasks then it could be even funner!

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              18.06.2009 00:48

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              this game is the game to showcase the wii's motion controls and is a must for any wii owner.

              this game is just simply great family or gamer based fun. everyone will enjoy its delightfully created and thought out mini games, which challenge you to think fast in some comical situations. coupled with wii sports i think this is the game to showcase the wii's revolutionary control system, with the motion controls being fully tested in this game. i have played the previous wario ware games, enjoying each one and this one hasnt dissapointed me. the games are addictive as ever and with the playability values once completed being very good its a must for any wii owner. more mini games are unlocked which are often multiplayer affairs, fun for all the family. this however is only unlocked once the game is pretty much completed, which may be a frustrating point and also the non-existent online play may be a problem for some, not that it is needed in my opinion. so go on give this game a go its a wario masterpiece you know!

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              17.06.2009 23:38

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              Overall a very entertaining game.

              This game is one of the quickest games you can play. The way it makes you use the wii remote in various different ways to do the most random of things, like collect an apple with an elephant trunk to whacking a man on the arm so he doesn't steal food. The amount of levels you have to go through to complete the game is sufficient, not too many and not too little. Playing this game multiplayer is also very good, a lot of fun doing either the survival mode or pumping up a balloon to blow up in someone else's face. Another good thing about this game is the small mini games that are there too once you have completed a certain level. It keeps you entertained for hours with trying to keep a ping pong ball bouncing up through walls or balancing lots of blocks. No matter how silly or random these games are they keep you engaged and entertained.

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            The WarioWare team took an idea so wacky, it could only be made with the latest technology: the Wii Remote controller!