Generally favorable reviews - based on 61 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 61
  2. Negative: 0 out of 61
  1. More fun than is probably healthy.
  2. With over 200 microgames at the helm and mulitplayer support for up to twelve players with only one Wiimote, this is by far the most complete WarioWare package yet. In fact, if Smooth Moves doesn't get you hot and sweaty like Wario's pitts on a humid summer's day then you clearly hate games, are a Daily Mail reader and/or Jack Thompson is your God.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. The way the game utilises the controller is beautiful and - as ever - the humour superb, yet it's a game short on long-term appeal because it never really dares to test players.
  6. It’s a game that instantly endears itself to all who strap on the Wii Remote providing fun in short bursts and while the games main character is on the slightly chunky side, WarioWare: Smooth Moves regrettably doesn’t carry as much weight.
  7. A brilliant WarioWare game but, more importantly, it's one of the best Wii game so far. Wario should now take his place alongside Mario and Link as a true Nintendo great. [Jan 2007, p.66]
  8. It's a terrific use of the Wii's unique control features, it looks amazing, and in short, it should be a part of your library.
  9. Smooth Moves is everything we hoped it would be and then some – it’s quite simply a must-have for any Wii owner.
  10. While the single player mode won’t last you a long time, challenging others to break your score is where the game’s bread-and-butter is at. Highly recommended.
  11. It places itself on the short side, as it took me less than three hours to beat completely. Nevertheless, there are over 200 wacky mini-games that you can always practice individually at seven different speeds by going to the Temple of Form located on the map.
  12. 90
    Where the true value of Warioware lies is in both its multiplayer experience - which, depending on how Mario Party turns out, could be the definitive Wii party game - and it's unrivaled charm.
  13. 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.
  14. Wario Ware does it again, still innovating and coming up with all kinds of crazy new ways to play games while delivering a solid, fast-paced, fun-filled package that’s the perfect fit for the Wii.
  15. Without a doubt, Wario Ware: Smooth Moves tops any current Wii minigame collection on the market.
  16. Minor gripes aside, this is a great game with a lot of innovation and fun to be had. [JPN Import]
  17. With very stylish graphics, funky sound and some very addictive gameplay, this game is great as is. The addition of multiplayer only adds for a better package.
  18. If you’re a WarioWare fan, Smooth Moves ramps up very slowly but when it’s firing on all pistons... great fun.
  19. Variety is king in WarioWare, and while the game does not contain an absurd amount of pointless unlockables, or a true high-score mode for individual games, it is still a ton of fun.
  20. Predictably simple, brilliant, and delightful.
  21. Smooth Moves is bizarre collection of micro-games couldn’t be more delightful, and you would be hard pressed not to crack a smile or laugh during the spastic high jinks.
  22. 85
    The diversity of the control styles is incredible and it opens up the doors to what the system is really capable of.
  23. An ideal party game. If you’re buying this Wii for a parent, grandparent or other non-gamer in your life, grab this game with it – they’ll definitely get a kick out of it.
  24. This game, while it lasts, is crazy genius and, as we've already said, will be the one you come back to when you've got a full house.
  25. Smooth Moves is THE game to get if you want to have fun with friends while playing the Wii. It's easily worth the price of admission.
  26. 82
    It’s not perfect, it isn’t the best in the series, but WarioWare: Smooth Moves is an essential piece of the Wii collection, as it’s as much fun ripping through it in single player adventures as it is to shove the controller off on unsuspecting houseguests or non-gamers months and years down the road.
  27. The game tells you HOW, but it doesn't tell you WHAT. This is not bad, except for those few games that you just can't figure out. However, it's easy enough for anyone to just pick up and play.
  28. It’s original and addictive – but it’s not for everyone.
  29. Watching other people play the game is a healthy chunk of the fun.
  30. 80
    It lacks the eye-popping unpredictability of its predecessors. And fumbling to conform to some of the more arcane controller positions can take you right out of the game. Despite these modest shortcomings, though, WarioWare should be a welcome addition to any Wii library.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 162 Ratings

User 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 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. Full Review »
  2. BradJ.
    Jan 22, 2007
    I'm a huge fan of Wario Ware and I've played all the version, but this game falls short of the 9's that the other games were. I'm a huge fan of Wario Ware and I've played all the version, but this game falls short of the 9's that the other games were. The micro games are some of the best and weirdest that have ever appeared in a wario ware game. Sadly the solo game is EXTREMELY short and there isn't much insentive to replay the characters stage. The thing that really got me though was how poor the multiplayer was. Pretty much all the variants are hot potato games and make the game too slow to play. There is only 4 multiplayer gametypes which is sad because multiplayer was the thing I was most excited for. I recommend this for any wario ware fan, but if you are unfamiliar with Wario Ware or isn't into beating your highscores then its just a rent. Full Review »
  3. JustinC.
    Jun 6, 2007
    It was fun, but ultimately too short. You can beat it in an afternoon easily.