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  • Summary: With the June 13 launch of Wii Play: Motion, Wii owners will be twisting, turning and enjoying themselves like never before, whether they're newcomers to the console or have already discovered the fun of the popular Wii Play game. From catching a gust of wind by tilting an umbrella to fending off garden pests by swinging a mallet, each of the 12 included games will have players smiling wide as they use their Wii Remote Plus controller (or Wii Remote with Wii MotionPlus™ accessory) in a variety of interesting, sometimes unexpected ways. Wii Play: Motion comes packaged with a Wii Remote Plus controller – which combines the original Wii Remote controller with the precision of Wii MotionPlus – to deliver great value, precise motion control and immersive social fun that anyone in the household can pick up and instantly enjoy. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 34
  2. Negative: 6 out of 34
  1. Jun 15, 2011
    At only ten extra dollars when bundled with a new controller, there's enough content and replayability to consistently keep you breaking this one out, especially when friends and family are looking to play.
  2. Jun 7, 2011
    Although a few activities aren't exactly winners, the majority are fun and guaranteed to familiarize new users with the bundled Wii Remote PLus controller. [June 2011, p.87]
  3. Jul 10, 2011
    Wii Play: Motion includes a few boring and bad minigames and doesn't have a Party mode. Most of the games, however, can be pretty fun and work great with the included controller. It's a great extra for anyone that is looking for a Wii Motion Plus controller.
  4. Jun 24, 2011
    As a full price game it'd be a ridiculous con, but if you really must have a Wii Remote Plus then £5 for some half decent mini-games isn't the worst deal on the Wii.
  5. Jul 18, 2011
    Considering that the game is sold in bundle with a Wiimote Plus, Wii Play Motion might catch the attention of all those who haven't yet had a chance to get the "new" controller, but if you're not among them the mini-games on offer will hardly arouse any of your interest.
  6. Jul 10, 2011
    Wii Play Motion is very much alike its predecessor as it is totally different. Since Wii was brand new the last time and since a much-wanted extra wiimote was included, sales went through the roof. This will not happen this time, as the wiimote plus is not that much of a difference and since Wii has already seen its heydays a few years ago.
  7. Jun 28, 2011
    One more thing that just twists the knife a little more is that Nintendo of America decided to bring this wonderful compilation of mediocre games over to our shores, but refuses to release games that would actually propel the Wii's game library to new heights.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. Mar 4, 2014
    Motion is surprisingly good party game. Besides shaking, Nintendo has invented other uses for wiimote. This is harmless casual fun, which can be used to replace board games or extremely dull holiday photograph marathon. [Aug 2011] Expand
  2. Sep 4, 2011
    The idea behind this game is to features the Wii MotionPlus controller's new capabilities. Unfortunately, Wii Play: Motion does not even entirely deliver in that department. Noticed a few annoying glitches while playing 3 or 4 games out of the 12 included. Having played all Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort and it's younger brother, Wii Play, I can say without a doubt that this sequel is the weakest of all four. I got a "been there, done that" feeling when playing the first time and none of the games made me want to come back for more. Despite the fact that you'll probably get bored of solo play within the first hour of gaming, if you can find a group of friends to play along, there's still a good amount of fun you can get with this bundle. In a nutshell, buy this bundle for the remote, not the game and enjoy whatever fun it gives you but don't expect to be amazed this time around. Expand
  3. Dec 25, 2011
    This sequel to Wii Play has a broader range of mini games that certainly allows a fun competition with a friend or to top your own high score. It is a letdown unfortunately, the purpose was to showcase the Wii Motion Plus, which it does not do effectively. Expand
  4. Jan 11, 2013
    Wii Play Motion is a game that fails to excite. It was never meant to be an awfully extensive game, since it's main purpose was to show off the Wii Motion Plus controller, but it is still quite a boring and short-lived game. I didn't really enjoy any of the twelve games on offer. For example, you may be skimming rocks, flying with an umbrella or seeing how many scoops you can get on an ice cream with out it all splattering down. If played with friends, this game might have some replay value, but otherwise it is almost non-existant. Stay away unless in need of a Wii Motion Plus remote. Expand
  5. Aug 29, 2014
    A terrible game that has absolutely no content worthy of holding even a 2 year olds attention.
    That's exactly why wii party U sold so bad,
    people realize these shallow empty games aren't worth paying for when they have iphones. Expand