WarioWare: Smooth Moves

Published by Nintendo, Developed by Nintendo

Genres: Party (1 players)

US release date: Jan 15th, 2007 | EU release date: -

WarioWare: Smooth Moves user review

It's a Wii Wario, and its best yet!

SeAmNiNjA wrote this game review.

Review written by
SeAmNiNjA

Finally this awesome game has came out for the Wii, and I got the last copy up at EB games. And let me tell you guys IT ROCKZ.

And right after I beat this game the first thing I thought was review time. If you havent played any of the other WarioWare games it goes a little something like this.

WarioWare: Smooth Moves screenshotThis game is very different from others, it features something never before seen in any other game besides the ones of the series and that's micro games. "Micro games" are 5-10 second mini games that are extreamly frantic and fast-pased, just one reason why this game is as good as it is. And of course, Nintendo wouldn't let this great idea go to waste, so they made the whole game micro games.

These "micro games" come in sets in the overall story but can all be played in the temple of form. And of course, since this game is made by the one and only Nintendo, it has very very few glitches and all of the micro games work, so if you keep losing one of them, it's not the game as you scream out in loss, it's you. Ok I think that is a good enough description for now, onto the actual review.

Gameplay

Just as I explained in the description, this game is VERY FAST PACED. And really, if you are playing by yourself, use the strap, I have seen controllers thrown and trust me, it's not fun. Basically, this game's gameplay is all over the place, before each micro game, you have to switch the position the wiimote is in quickly in order to play the micro game right, that causes some problems with the multiplay, which you play 16 people with one mote, frequent handing off can lead to things breaking (trust me it's happened) and people losing. But don't let anything or anybody put you down, the gameplay is probably the most well done gameplay out of any other Wii game, and definitely the most FUN. And obviously fun is the only thing that matters, right PS3?

WarioWare: Smooth Moves screenshotPS3: "no graphics are the only thing that matters, I'm going to go slit my wrists in the bathroom, naw naw naw..."

You go have fun dying faster than the N-gage PS3 go have fun.

Lifespan/Multiplayer

WarioWare: Smooth Moves screenshotOk, you're probably wondering why I am adding multiplayer to the lifespan section, and the reason why is, because without the multiplay, the lifespan would be around 6. Ok, now get ready to listen because this is really important... THIS GAME IS A MULTIPLAYER GAME.

This game may have a story mode, that is extremely short and only took me about 2 days to beat it. But don't stop playing after you beat the story mode, you still have to unlock all the micro games, and all the mini games, and all the multiplayer minigames (which can take quite some time).

Now onto the multiplayer part of this. The multiplayer is probably the best multiplayer I have played since halo and halo 2, but it has its flaws. One bad thing about it is you need more than just two people to have a lot of fun in the main multiplayer game (it supports 16 player with one mote as I stated before). And let me tell you, this multiplayer is INTENSE. If you have about 5-6 people, trust me it gets very very competive, and very very fun.

WarioWare: Smooth Moves screenshot

Graphics

If you have never played WarioWare before and you saw the screenshots of this game, you probably think that I'm crazy. But really, the graphics are very well done. The reason why the graphics aren't like any other normal game, is because this game is not normal.

Any game that features Wario is not normal. When you (or if you) play, you will understand why the graphics are how they are. Unlike most other WarioWare games, there is not a lot of real life cutout sprites because of all the wii motes movements. Instead a lot of low polygon 3d models with very vibrant textures are used. But of course as I said before graphics are the most important thing, even thought they were very well done.

WarioWare: Smooth Moves screenshot

Sound

The sound of this game is very upbeat and very nice just like in every other WarioWare game. But of course, as this game progresses, the music starts getting frantic. The music always matches the micro game or the theme that it is in, which (in my opinion) ups the game. The sound effects have been done perfect in every micro game I have played so far and I'm sure you would like them too.

Other Thoughts

WarioWare: Smooth Moves screenshotMost definitely the most fun out of any other WarioWare game. Three Words: BALLOON FIGHTER 3D! Just like every other WarioWare Games, humor based.

Pros

- Probably the most fun game out for the Wii right now. - Very well done graphics, and micro games (No broken or extremly hard micro games). - Multiplayer, fun at parties!

WarioWare: Smooth Moves screenshot Cons

- If the wiimote gets off the screen, the micro game is pretty much lost. - Gets a little boring if you don't play multiplayer. - In multiplayer main game if you lose one micro game, you lose til next round.

Rent or Buy

I'm going to have to say BUY unless you are not a WarioWare fan or not going to play multiplayer, then I say rent first before you buy. But if you love WarioWare definitely buy. Enjoy!

100%

Gameplay: Gameplay score: 10

Graphics: Graphics score: 10

Sound: Sound score: 10

Lifespan: Lifespan score: 10

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