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  • Summary: [WiiWare] Helix is an innovative music-rhythm game designed for the Wii console. Use the Wii Remote controller to do dozens of exciting moves, including punches, circles, back fists, hooks and more. Be mesmerized by the eye-popping background visuals, which pulse to the beat of the music. Enjoy incredible replay value with 26 songs to play and three difficulty levels. Try to unlock all of the songs. This game is great for getting exercise plus having fun. No buttons are required, so it's easy for anyone to pick up but difficult for even the best players to master. [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. The game has a ton of real value because there are plenty of songs to unlock, difficulty levels and the price is so low it makes it worth while to pick up even as an impulse purchase.
  2. Though similar to many other titles in the rhythm genre, Helix is a unique experience and feels more like real dancing than DDR ever has. The soundtrack is enjoyable and fun, and will keep you grooving until the end.
  3. Wii Fit is a pricier option for health conscious players who like to have a good time while getting in shape, but Helix does the trick and then some at a budget price of $10.
  4. Like any other rhythmic game, Helix is not a hardcore title and probably won't make the ones who are too serious about it happy.
  5. But if you're looking for an extensive gaming experience, you won't find it here, as once you unlock all the songs, it's just a matter of repetition.
  6. Much like its robot host, it's a bare bones facsimile of something with a lot more soul. Samba de Amigo may cost four times as much but even in its slightly disappointing Wii incarnation, it's still four times as much fun as well.
  7. The whole concept of Helix is better encapsulated in one of "Rayman 3"'s minigames. Alas, Helix isn't even remote-ly fun or entertaining. [Dec 2008, p.74]

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  1. AdamKrasneski
    Nov 27, 2008
    The little robot is entertaining, the background visuals are pleasing, and the music is very enjoyable. But two things will ultimately make or break this game for you. One, the gameplay is hard AND easy. About 6 of the 10(ish) gestures can be read by the game if you actually just swing the wiimote(s) forward and to the right. But, reading the gestures on the hard difficulty level can still prove to be a challenge even if you are "cheating" the system this way. I personally just do the gestures without cheating and find this game to be loads of fun. The second thing that will make or break the game for you is the soundtrack. They are all "electronica" so to speak. Now let's face it, your not really supposed to "get down" with metal, or alot of rap, but if you actually dislike or hate techno, trance, dance, r&B or any other heavily electronic music laden genres, then i would not recommend this for you. On a side note, i picked up this title after i moved, and, while dieting as well, lost 30 pounds in about 3&1/2 months. That leads me to one more small criticism. I'm now in good enough shape that i need more songs with alot of energy! All the hardest workout songs compiles a list of about 7. Although any song on hard is at least a small work out. Even if your not looking for a workout and just want to play a fun rhythm game i would recommend Helix. Expand