Product Type: Nintendo Wii games
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Wii Play (Wii)
Member Name: louisechackett
Wii Play (Wii)
Advantages: cheap and get a wii remote too, selection of mini games
Disadvantages: not as good as some other mini games
The one and only reason why wii play came to be in my possession was that when we bought our wii it came with one remote. At the time of purchase obviously we wanted to play games together and so we purchased wii play as it was a party game which also came with a remote included in the pack making it a good option. This is my review of the game.
The game features nine different games which I guess you would say are mini games which are ideal to be played when you don't want to get weighed down by an intense game with lots of story and just want a quick game on the wii. For many of the games you are able to use your own mii character integrated in to the game which my son just loves as he finds it fun that the character he made to supposedly look like him is there in the game. Another good feature with this game is that two players can play the game together as the screen will just split as you play together which is really handy for when you have people round and want a go on the wii.
What I like about the game too is that the game keeps scoreboards for each of the games and so you are aware of how many points you scored last time or what the score to beat is. My son takes great pleasure in beating my score when he can on the games!
The graphics on the game are fine, they are simple and are never going to compare to something like Super Mario Galaxy but I don't think many people who would be playing this game would expect it to live up to something such as that. It is a simple game, with simple graphics which are more than acceptable as far as I am concerned.
The games are really simple to play because you are pretty much just using the A or B buttons on the wii and turning the remote and such like so there isn't too much scope to get confused on many of the games which is good for non gamer such as myself! Within each game there is some kind of wii "lesson" if you will in that each game is designed to develop your use of the remote, especially if you are a beginner. Despite my son being ok with the remote we do still enjoy playing some of the games on this disk though.
Game 1: Shooting range
This is a basic shoot and point game but it is actually one of my favourite games on the disk. You go through various mini levels on this game where you have to shoot disks, cans and finally alien space ships as they try and run away with your mii! You score bonus points for hitting ducks or bonus disks with your opponent's mii on them. This is a fun game which is actually really good for developing aim on the screen which is obviously an important thing you need to be able to do when using a wii remote. The player with the most points is obviously the winner at the end of the game.
Game 2: Find mii
This is another game which my son and I like to play when we are having a go on this game. Basically there are line ups with various miis, some of which are moving or going up escalators and you are asked to find certain miis. At the start this is quite easy but obviously as you progress it becomes more difficult and as you are doing this against a timer it can become quite frantic as you try and spot them! My son is pretty good at this game and I think it helps to develop observation skills in a fun way so I am happy for him to play this one.
Game 3: Table Tennis
This is not really a game that my son and I play very often purely because we are both totally rubbish at it! The aim of the game is simple in that you need to return the ball as many times as possible to your opponent much like in table tennis. The aim here is that you will start to use the wii remote accurately whilst moving it.
Game 4: Pose mii
Again this is a game designed to help with movement of the wii remote and you will find that you have miis floating down the screen in bubbles and you have to use the wii remote to adjust their position to that matching the main bubble on the screen. We don't really play this game very often either to be honest as it isn't a favourite of ours.
Game 5: Laser Hockey
You play this game much like air hockey in an arcade and the winner is the person who gets to eight first by pushing the puck in to their opponents goal. This is another game which my son and I don't really play purely because we don't find it as fun as some of the others.
Game 6: Billiards
Or pool as I like to call it! During this game you need to use the wii remote to aim at the cue ball and then using B pull the wii remote back and hit the ball. This is actually really tricky to do as the cue just doesn't seem to pull back properly and so it can be quite a frustrating game for us and so we don't bother with it!
Game 7: Fishing
In this game you need to swing the wii remote up and down much like if you had a fishing rod in your hand and catch fish. Obviously small fish are worth less points that the bigger fish and so you need to aim for the bigger ones to score high! My son quite likes this game from time to time but it is not one I am fond of because I find it quite slow going and boring!
Game 8: Charge!
This is a game which I really enjoy playing. Basically on this one you need to turn the wii remote sideways and you are controlling a cow which you need to direct round a track, hitting as many scarecrows as you can as well as jumping over hurdles as well. Obviously this is all about control and timing whilst using the remote control and it is a game which always makes me laugh, especially when my son plays and veers completely off the track and gets stressed out!
Game 9: Tanks!
This game is basically a shoot and fire game again where you control a small tank and need to avoid being hit by the other tanks weapons and then shoot them down as well. You progress the levels each time and obviously they become harder as you go along. This is one of my son's favourite games on the disk and one he will often sit and play numerous goes off before quitting.
I am not sure if you can pick up this specific game anymore as I do know they brought out another version which included the motion sense remote but I would say that if you do happen to stumble across this game it is quite a good one to have at home when you are looking for something quick and easy to play. It is not the best game out there by a long shot but I don't think it aims to be that as it is more about small games which are designed to be fun yet help you get to grips with using the wii remote properly.
Thank you for reading my review!
Summary: An ok game with some playable sections
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