Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 26
  2. Negative: 12 out of 26
  1. Jan 10, 2011
    It is not clear how Nintendo has agreed to publish a "first party"in these terms, unless we consider the possibility of promoting the Wii remote with Wii motion plus already integrated.
  2. 40
    The idea of a sort of side scrolling Breakout clone is pretty neat, but punching your rubber ball hero Zip around feels more random than you'd expect from the otherwise precise Wii Motion Plus. You're likely to get a sore wrist from contantly flailing your arms around, and the gameplay lacks both variety and challenge. It does come with a WiiMote plus though, which is nice.
  3. Jan 3, 2011
    The game is bundled with a Wii remote plus controller so you might think this platformer is a delight to play. But the main problem with the game is in fact: the controls. It's very inaccurate and it'll usually make you frustrated. The game has some fun moments, and it looks pretty good, but it's short and some levels are really dull.
  4. Jan 2, 2011
    Short, monotonous, lacking replayability with annoying controls... FlingSmash is the clear example that Nintendo also has wrong ideas sometimes.
  5. Dec 19, 2010
    If you see this going cheap, buy it for the included Wii Remote Plus, otherwise avoid.
  6. Dec 19, 2010
    It's clear that even Nintendo wasn't sure what to do with Flingsmash at retail, so instead of trying to convince the gaming populous to buy it separately or even as a WiiWare download, it's used as a premium to get people to upgrade to the Wii RemotePlus.
  7. Dec 19, 2010
    FlingSmash's reliance on a very basic, flawed control scheme saps most of the fun from all of your flinging and smashing.
  8. Dec 19, 2010
    FlingSmash isn't handball on rails. It's an accessory pimp. And not a very good one at that.
  9. Feb 10, 2011
    Could only lead to a tired wrist and a bored brain.
  10. Dec 19, 2010
    FlingSmash is a waste of an intriguing game mechanic.
  11. Dec 19, 2010
    It's only a cheap pack-in title but this not only fails as a game, it's also a terrible way to show off the Wii Remote Plus/Wii Motion Plus.
  12. Dec 19, 2010
    FlingSmash's title might be short, snappy and to the point, but the game itself only manages the first of those three.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Apr 2, 2014
    As nintendo world report put it: FlingSmash is full of interesting gameplay ideas that would've been a lot more fun if the game controlled well, or at the very least, compensated for the poor controls by being a little more forgiving.

    The game is mediocre and not worth your time. Artoon is horrible.
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  2. Nov 21, 2011
    This game's only problem is the fact that is on CD. It should be damned WiiWare. Controls are okay and main villain is kind of cool, but most of time you just have to mindlessly swing Wii remote to every possible direction. Stages with metal characters shouldn't be in game (game's normal mindlessness times three) The best thing about game is fact that it comes with Wii Motion Plus and it's cheaper than controller alone! Full Review »