Wii Music Wii

Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 43
  2. Negative: 8 out of 43
Buy On
  1. 91
    Wii Music may have a hard time winning over the skeptics who just want to laugh at it, but give the game the chance it deserves. You just might realize it's pretty damn fun being in on the joke.
  2. Don't demand an orchestral "Guitar Hero" or instrument simlation and you'll be happy. [Christmas 2008, p.48]
  3. Games Master UK
    88
    While Wii Music is sure to divide gamers, it's just too fun for us to pass up on. [Christmas 2008, p.63]
  4. Videogame or not a videogame. That's not the question. Wii Music offers sensations, gives fun and helps us to understand the meaning of music. It doesn't matter if this title is so casual, as long as composing our own melodies is an easy process for everybody.
  5. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    80
    Bold, original and bizarre, it's better than we anticipated but ultimately too half-baked to fully endorse. [Dec 2008, p.62]
  6. If Nintendo had either ponied up for some proper songs people would want to listen to or, preferably, found some way to allow you to make up your own tunes entirely, this could’ve been something even more special.
  7. Give Wii Music a try if you're growing lethargic of repeating the same songs in the same way over and over -- you might learn something about how music composition works, and you may discover your more creative side. Compared to other games of the genre and casual games in general, Wii Music is really more of a basic creative canvas than a "melt-your-fingers-off" game, but it enables its players to do a lot with a little and to do it nearly however they want -- it pulls this all off with a relative amount of finesse, too.
  8. 80
    Wii Music is a novel and fun experience that will sweep away the hours while you're jamming with your buddies. Give it a chance and you're in for a good time.
  9. Hardcore Gamer
    80
    There is no easier way to make music and play recognizable songs than by playing the Wii Music. [Dec 2008, p.42]
  10. Vastly more entertaining than expected and completely unique amongst a sea of me-too music games.
  11. Although Wii Music seems stupid, it really goes beyond a game. It's not perfect, naturally, as there are failures in the game's production, such as the lack of more Nintendo songs. But with Wii Music, what Miyamoto said about "musical teachings" really comes to mind.
  12. While it hardly features a good wealth of modes and interactivity, Wii Music is an enjoyable experience through and through.

Awards & Rankings

#12 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
#35 Most Shared Wii Game of 2008
User Score
4.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 116 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 28
  2. Negative: 9 out of 28
  1. Oct 20, 2010
    3
    Games such as Wii Sports and WiI Fit are pretty fun, but this game ia simply a terrible racket. Although the idea of playing on all of theGames such as Wii Sports and WiI Fit are pretty fun, but this game ia simply a terrible racket. Although the idea of playing on all of the instruments is cool, the game simply doesn't work. Even if you bring up the stupid note chart, it will still sound awful. You can make your own CDs and videos, but there is no sharing them online. The only mode in Wii Music that is fun is the games, because the bell ringing actually has notes to play and sounds pretty good and the pitch quiz will stump you and have you laughing at the same time. Wii Music could have been fun, but its not. Drumming on cans or is more fun than playing this. Full Review »
  2. May 17, 2011
    10
    I went and borrowed this game from my friends house, it was so epic...Miyamoto has done something epic again. He must not retire or im gonnaI went and borrowed this game from my friends house, it was so epic...Miyamoto has done something epic again. He must not retire or im gonna start a boycott!!! Full Review »
  3. Mar 22, 2011
    1
    i remember seeing this at E3 and just laughing and started wondering if nintendo finnaly fell of the truck into moronville as presenting thisi remember seeing this at E3 and just laughing and started wondering if nintendo finnaly fell of the truck into moronville as presenting this at E3 as there big game of the year . i remember talking to all my friends after waching the E3 press and how some wanted to sell there Wii's ASAP as there thinking this was nintendo's future of gaming . well having rented it for myself just to see for myself how this game actaully was ... well basically all the negitive bashing this game got at E3 was well deserved . i mean who wants to play twinkle twinkle little star on this game or go play some awsome music on games like rock band or guitar hero? maybe some one under the age of 5 and yes thats who this game is pretty jmuch intended for but you have to bash this game and nintendo for having the audacity to make this there showcase game at E3 where pretty much 99.9% of the people waching it are hardcore gamers and wouldnt wipe there ass with this game let alot want to play it .... nintendo removing more smiles from gamers faces. Full Review »