WarioWare: Smooth Moves Wii

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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, changingWario 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. 90
    I had a great time with Wario Ware: Smooth Moves, and you'll get a lot of value out of the game if you're the type that hosts parties or if you have a group of friends or family already that are enjoying games like "Wii Sports" or "Rayman: Raving Rabbids" together.
  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. Nintendo Gamer
    83
    Smooth Moves has the best and worst of WarioWare. What can be done with the remote will amaze you, but the games are a bit lightweight and you'll miss the mad multiplayer of old. [Feb 2007, p.50]
  5. Bonus mini-games have the most long-term appeal, particularly a sublime version of darts.
  6. 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.
  7. netjak
    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: 45 out of 76
  2. Negative: 20 out of 76
  1. JosephV.
    Nov 15, 2007
    10
    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. Expand
  2. ChuckChuckerster
    Dec 29, 2006
    10
    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! IfI 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
    9
    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 appearWarioWare 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.
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  4. Sep 21, 2016
    8
    WarioWare: Smooth Moves builds on the formula and gameplay of its predecessors: you have to complete mini-minigames (or microgames) in quickWarioWare: Smooth Moves builds on the formula and gameplay of its predecessors: you have to complete mini-minigames (or microgames) in quick succession before time runs out, but like every WarioWare game before it, Smooth Moves manages to replicate this but also manage to keep things fresh - this time with the introduction of the Baton (aka the Wii Remote) and the addition of motion controls. Whether it be shaking the Wii Remote just right to get your unnamed man across a tightrope, or swinging it for dear life to escape an incoming boulder, the motion controls and interactivity allow for microgames to be fast-paced, to be fun, and most importantly to be enjoyable. And the speaker on the Wii Remote even blurts out random speech and noises from time-to-time, allowing for a more immersive and funny experience. New characters also come along too, most notably the ninja duo of Young Cricket and his teacher Master Mantis, both of whom have been recurring characters in the series.
    But, here's where my main issue with Smooth Moves is, and that's the length. There's only a few quick character missions each, and then the story mode is over and done with, and there's not a whole lot you can do after.
    Overall, Smooth Moves is a highly-enjoyable, fun and humourous game that kids in particular will really enjoy. The addition of motion controls is a welcome one, and gets you up and moving around, and really making you immerse yourself in each seconds-long microgame. Smooth Moves isn't too expensive either, if you have a spare ten pounds or so and you're interested in Smooth Moves then I say just go ahead and buy it. Smooth Moves is great fun... while it lasts that is.
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  5. Nov 13, 2011
    7
    Smooth mooves as some of the best fun you can have with friends or by yourself... for about an hour. The problem with such short minigames isSmooth mooves as some of the best fun you can have with friends or by yourself... for about an hour. The problem with such short minigames is that they don't add up to much game. Anybody with a pulse and a working body will have fun with Smooth Mooves, but just not for long. Surely worth renting. Expand
  6. TomH.
    Jul 27, 2008
    4
    This game was a good introduction to the Wii and uses the unique Wiimote capabilities very well. The mini-games are fun to start with, but This game was a good introduction to the Wii and uses the unique Wiimote capabilities very well. The mini-games are fun to start with, but soon become very boring. I wish I hadn't paid full price for it. For the more mature audience, it makes a fun party game whilst imbibing adult beverages. The darts extra gets more play than the actual game...I wish they had expanded on that. Due to the games fast pace, it's not appropriate for Grampa or Grandma, it just moves to fast for it to be any fun....they'll have more fun watching. Expand
  7. GainsJ.
    Jan 4, 2007
    0
    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 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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