Monday, August 11, 2008

Goes down Smooth

Anyone who's played any of the WarioWare games knows how fast-paced, incredibly fun, and utterly ridiculous they are. And that's a good thing.

For those unfamiliar, the game requires players to play a number of microgames in quick succession. For example, the first game might be controlling a claymation figure doing the hula with a giant donut. The next could be shaking a bottle of champagne and then spraying it on the winning Nascar team. These wacky games continue until lose 4 games. Every so often, they speed up, making it hard to think fast and even harder to win. Remember, these are not your 1 minute mini-games. Most of the games literally take less than 5 seconds to complete, and that's on the slow setting. But that's where the fun. Try and complete crazy mini-games and do it crazy fast.

WarioWare Smooth Moves for Wii takes everything great about previous iterations and kicks it up a notch with motion controls. The microgames have different control schemes, which are shown to you before each game. For example, one of the positions is called The Elephant, where the player holds the Wii Remote up to their nose, like an elephant. This is just one of many poses the player must strike to play the many microgames included. Each time you encounter a new pose, you get a description of how to do it, which is an absolute riot. Imagine Ben Stein reading descriptions written by Napoleon Dynamite.

These poses, combined with the absolutely ridiculous themes of the microgames make for one incredibly hilarious gaming experience. What other game makes you flap your arms like a bird, whack some random guy in the back of the head with a baseball bat, and then put grandma's dentures in? And all in less than 20 seconds.

All of these elements make for a fun, exciting, and ultimately fulfilling experience. Plus, there's great multiplayer. If you've never played WarioWare before, this version is a perfect place to start.

This game has earned a Blatantly Biased

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Haha, this game is hilarious. Whenever I think about it, I remember hearing you laughing while playing it while I was in our room reading a book :) I'm so glad we were able to find one for a good price and I'm glad you had a fun time :)