REVIEWS | May 3rd, 2008
WarioWare: Smooth Moves Wii review

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.

Game storyline: While pursuing a strange creature that stole his snack, Wario accidentally stumbles into an old building called the Temple of Form. Inside, he finds a mystical treasure called the Form Baton, which looks suspiciously like a Wii Remote. He discovers that the Form Baton gives him special powers depending on his form – the way he holds and moves the baton. Wario decides to pocket his new treasure, and soon the form craze spreads through Diamond City.

Characters: The cast from previous WarioWare games is back with new microgames. Besides Wario, Mona, Jimmy, 9-Volt, Orbulon, Dr. Crygor and the rest of the old crew, this title also features appearances by Master Mantis, Young Cricket, Penny Crygor and many more.

How to progress through the game: Players must clear fast-paced sets of microgames, changing the way they hold the controller each time. As they do, they'll unlock more stages and pose cards.

Special powers/weapons/moves/features:
1. The game's full-body controls add a whole new level of insanity to an already frenetic experience. Players use the Wii Remote for all the stages, and some stages also use the Nunchuk to play.

2. As is the case with other WarioWare titles, 9-Volt's stage features microgames based on classic Nintendo games. Nintendo fans will delight in new takes on old favorites.

3. Players' Mii characters make appearances in microgames and other areas.

4. There is a multiplayer mode where people can play using a single Wii Remote and Nunchuk

Format: Wii
Launch Date: 01/17/07
ESRB: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Crude Humor, Mild Cartoon Violence
Game Type: Mass Microgames
Players: Mostly 1-player, some 2-5 players, one 12 players
Developer: Nintendo Co. – developed by Intelligent Systems

was reviewed by Videogamepeople.com and rated at 7 /10
"Good"
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