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  • Summary: Wario and his pals learn fun, wacky moves after discovering a strange book and a mystical device called the Form Baton. Familiar characters from the WarioWare universe will return to this installment and some new ones will appear. Players must clear fast-paced sets of microgames, changing the way they hold the Wii Remote each time. As they do, they'll unlock more microgames and souvenirs. The WarioWare team took an idea so wacky, it could only be made with the latest technology ... the Wii Remote. WarioWare is back with a whole new set of moves. 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 will swing, spin and squat their way to victory. With about 200 lightning-quick microgames and controls that range from scribbling to flailing, WarioWare: Smooth Moves takes interactive gaming to a whole new level. All players need is a Wii Remote and their best moves to be the champ. [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. Positive: 55 out of 61
  2. Negative: 0 out of 61
  1. The party-style game play in "Smooth Moves" is one of the young Wii's better experiences. It offers fun, easy-to-learn things to do that show off what the system does so well and puts your movements in the game.
  2. Yes, it’s short, but the replayability value is massive, and will provide much entertainment amongst friends as they see you adopting various positions with the Remote. Anyone can play it, and everyone will love it.
  3. From stick figures to rough polygonal approximations of popular franchise titles, Wario Ware dares to impress via sharp and insanely creative (or is that just insane?) art direction rather than traditional horsepower or amped up visuals.
  4. More fun than is probably healthy.
  5. Going solo will end fast (maybe a couple of hours), but grab up to 12 people and you've got the definite Wii party experience.
  6. 80
    An excellent addition to the Wario Ware series and the ideal game to show what the Wii can do. Its lifespan may be a little on the short side but there's definitely enough enjoyment here for your money.
  7. 56
    Sadly, like many other previous WarioWare games, Smooth Moves doesn't have much replay value. Even though there are 200 mini games and about 20 different controller positions, there isn't much to do once you've completed the game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 74
  2. Negative: 20 out of 74
  1. JosephV.
    Nov 15, 2007
    Only a loner in a basement with a pre-determined mindset could possibly call this game a waste of money. It's an absolute blast. Gamers in my home love to get competitive with this game. Non-gamers in my home end up laughing so hard that they hold their sides in pain and wipe tears from their eyes- even those who aren't playing. And I'm talking about social adults, not little children. The game is anything but boring. If you don't like this game, you don't like laughter. Expand
  2. ChuckChuckerster
    Dec 29, 2006
    I am from the Future along with these reviews! it is the best game ever released by Nintendo to come out before it has been released! If you have a chance to go to the future and play this game DO IT!! otherwise you will have to wait till it's actually released you NOOB! Expand
  3. Nov 16, 2010
    WarioWare Smooth Moves is a fun game to play straight out of the box. The graphics are cartoony and suit the Wii well, so they don't appear clunky or dated. The games are fun - they have a variety of 'forms', ie ways to hold the Wiimote (eg 'The Diner', 'The Umbrella', and my personal favourite 'The Elephant'). The character roster features old favourites like Wario, Mona, Dribble & Spitz and Dr. Crygor, but adds new characters like Crygor's daughter Penny. Old minigame favourite Pyoro also returns in 'Pyoro S'
    Overall a brilliantly fun and funny game with a great sense of humour - highly recommended.
  4. EBrusselford
    Jan 22, 2007
    If you are familiar with and enjoyed the previous games in the series, this version will likely be of little surprise, but you'll like it. However, it is rather short (yes, replayable, etc) and it feels that some of the games rely on the novelty of the controls as opposed to being interesting in and of themselves, as in the first in the series. At the very least, it's a fun party game that has a sense of humor and makes creative use of the "form baton". Expand
  5. NickW.
    Mar 28, 2008
    If you're not a fan of previous warioware games, you won't like this one. If you _are_ a big fan, you'll find some fresh content here, definitely some new stuff that most will find enjoyable. Some of them are confusing and you won't figure out what to do the first time you play it, but since every warioware game has had a couple of those these shouldn't be too unexpected. You'll either find this game below the par or above it depending on whether or not you have lots of friends to play with. Personally, I find that: Twisted > Touched > Smooth Moves. I give this a 7 / 10; OK, but only for fans of the series. Expand
  6. BenihanB.
    Dec 25, 2007
    Beat the game way to fast. Everybody said this was a great party game, one of the first I bought almost a year ago. We hate it! The biggest waste of 50 bucks ever...What kind of mini/party game only alows one player at a time? We beat it and have never played it since...Buy something different or better yet, nothing at all. Expand
  7. GainsJ.
    Jan 4, 2007
    I find no enjoyment whatsoever in this. It's painful to look at. How can I enjoy a game, regardless of the controls if I can't stand the graphics? Expand

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