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  • Summary: In Wii Play, the star of the game is you. Create your own personal Mii character with the Wii console's built-in Mii Channel and then play as yourself in this compilation of nine simple, fun games like target shooting, table tennis and fishing. Wii Play comes bundled with a free Wii Remote,In Wii Play, the star of the game is you. Create your own personal Mii character with the Wii console's built-in Mii Channel and then play as yourself in this compilation of nine simple, fun games like target shooting, table tennis and fishing. Wii Play comes bundled with a free Wii Remote, so a friend can instantly join in the action in any of the included games. You can play at home or save your Mii on your Wii Remote and play with it on a friend's console, or use any of the six ready-made guest characters. Wii Play's nine different games are the perfect introduction to what the Wii Remote can do: Shooting Range - A modern version of the Nintendo classic Duck Hunt. Shoot the targets on the screen simply by aiming your Wii Remote. Find Mii - Can you spot a face in the crowd? Use your Wii Remote to point out the correct Mii characters as quickly as you can. Table Tennis - How long can you ping pong? Use your Wii Remote like a paddle to bat the ball and try to beat the computer or human opponent. Pose Mii - Twist the Wii Remote to rotate the Mii characters and quickly slot them into the correct positions as they fall down the screen. Laser Hockey - Tilt and turn the Wii Remote to bash the puck into the opponent's goal, in this high-speed arcade-style game. Billiards - In this version of Nine Ball, aim the Wii Remote at the screen to line up your shot, then pull back and push forward to strike the ball. Fishing - Move the Wii Remote like a rod: dip the hook in the water, wait for the fish to bite (the controller will rumble) and pull back hard to land it. Charge - Take the bull by the horns! Steer your wild steer by holding the Wii Remote sideways, as if gripping reins, and topple scarecrows to score points. Tanks - Take control of a tank with the Wii Remote; aim the cannon, bounce shells off walls, and blast your opponent to bits. [Nintendo Europe] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 41
  2. Negative: 8 out of 41
  1. All nine games are suprisingly addictive, and if you're planning on buying another Remote you really should go for this. [Christmas 2006, p.76]
  2. All of the games in the Wii collection sport a surface-level cleverness that makes them brilliant demos of what the Wii means for the future of game design, but only a few of them offer enough depth for repeated visits. [Mar. 2007, p.86]
  3. As a standalone game at full price, we would rake Wii Play over the coals. But as a pack-in with the Wii Remote that basically costs $10, it’s a winner.
  4. Wii Play is about the best reason to pick up an extra Wii remote, unless you have four already.
  5. 55
    It is simply not worth $50 or, for that matter, even half that. But it's a $10 companion piece to a Wii remote and it does succeed as a technical demo of what Nintendo's new peripheral can do.
  6. Not really a game as such, but a capable if uninspired introduction to the wonders of Wii. [Christmas 2006, p.85]
  7. 30
    Forget what you have heard about this being a title that will “train” you how to use your new hardware - it doesn’t. You can learn much more with the in-bundle magnificence of Wii Sports, or the genuine innovation offered by Wario Ware. Let’s hope that more consideration is put into future first party releases of this ilk.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 59
  2. Negative: 13 out of 59
  1. DJLINK
    Dec 13, 2008
    10
    This is worth a purchase and it's very cheap, being bundled with a Wii remote and a lot of fun. It's a great way to show off the This is worth a purchase and it's very cheap, being bundled with a Wii remote and a lot of fun. It's a great way to show off the Wii for what it is and what it can do and, with medals to achieve, there is come longevity for those that want to be challenged. The only game I didn't enjoy too much was the bubble one but in multiplayer me and my wife played a ton of billiards and the lookelikey game (she liked the Miis we had created being part of the game). As a serious gamer it is a wonderful feeling to get non-gamers (especially partners who tend criticise the hobby) to play with you and have a good time. For this to be so universally panned is cynical and is missing the point. Buy it, it's worth it. Expand
  2. MarcoQ
    Aug 11, 2009
    9
    This game has mini games inside it. The most i like is the tank one, is realy cool and is realy dificult.
  3. Feb 21, 2015
    8
    This game is a great tech demo for the Wii along with Wii Sports. It was one of my first games for Wii. The graphics are great. The games areThis game is a great tech demo for the Wii along with Wii Sports. It was one of my first games for Wii. The graphics are great. The games are pretty fun. My favourite one was Tanks. The controls are satisfying. Wii Play is a fun game and it is worth $10 with a Wii Remote. Expand
  4. KyleW.
    Feb 26, 2007
    7
    Wii play is a very fun game. Except half the games were downright dumb, the fishing give me a break.they could have made the fishing more Wii play is a very fun game. Except half the games were downright dumb, the fishing give me a break.they could have made the fishing more realistic.and the whole pose your mii thing was stupid....id say its worth getting just for the three fun minigames. Billiards,table tennis, and laser hockey. Expand
  5. hglglkjg
    Oct 20, 2007
    7
    It just doesn't have enough content, though tanks is a fun game, and it is worth it's price, since it comes with a wiimote. It just doesn't have enough content, though tanks is a fun game, and it is worth it's price, since it comes with a wiimote. It's good enough to rent. Expand
  6. GrahamH.
    Mar 14, 2007
    6
    For essentially a $10 game, Wii Play exceeds expectations. Although shallow beyond belief, the games are all pretty fun, and do a good job of For essentially a $10 game, Wii Play exceeds expectations. Although shallow beyond belief, the games are all pretty fun, and do a good job of encouraging play by those who may have been disinclined to play video games in the past. The games are intuitive, quick, and even pretty addictive, in the case of the Tank and Find Mii games. Additionally, the 9-ball billiards is definitely worth coming back to a couple of times. Let's face it though - the most important thing about Wii Play is the price: $50 including a $40 controller in the box. Though i don't plan on keeping the game forever, Wii play is without a doubt worth your cash. Expand
  7. AdamNewing
    Jan 30, 2007
    0
    I nearly had to go to court because of this game because I punched someone in the face at a party and smashed her teeth out when playing it,I nearly had to go to court because of this game because I punched someone in the face at a party and smashed her teeth out when playing it, she claimed i assulted her but my deffence was Wii and i had a good larf at it but it got me in trouble so its rubbish and dangerous Expand

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