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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, 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. Playing multiplayer doubles the fun and all I could ask for is the option to share this with four players at a time, but two is all you get, which makes sense in most of these games anyway.
  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. 60
    On one hand it's very simple and addictive for non-gamers, but on the other hand it's more of a novelty for core gamers. The price is high, although the "free" controller makes it more than worthwhile if you're looking for a second controller and a cheap set of mini-games that are fun for a few hours.
  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. More varied but less fun than Wii Sports, this collection of mini-games basically adds $15 to the price of a new Wii controller. Sounds like a good deal, but it turns out it's barely worth even that.
  7. Although bundled with a Wii Remote, it's still impossible to recommend Wii Play. Many of the mini-games feel clumsy, and the ones that don't are destined to be short-lived at best. [Christmas 2006, p.136]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 57
  2. Negative: 12 out of 57
  1. Mar 31, 2014
    10
    This game came bundled with my Wii Remote and is really is addictive and competitive. I'll say it really is a great deal for such a great game to come bundled with. Expand
  2. Feb 16, 2014
    10
    This game was actually kind of fun. I got my copy for $2.99 from gamestop and it was nearly new,no scratches, and it even came with 20 club points free. I played this game for hours. Expand
  3. ahm
    May 20, 2013
    9
    Fun Family Game. - Has 9 mini games. - Mini Games can go on until loss. - Perfect fun for 4-5 year olds. ( From Website Rates ) - Gameplay rated 6. - Graphics rated 8. - Sound rated 8. - Lasting Appeal rated 5 - Fun for a while, but then gets boring. Pros: - Has a bunch of fun minigames that you can play - Games are multiplayer, more than one player allowed to play at once - Controls are actually very simple to understand - There are 9 minigames Cons: - All minigames have to be unlocked - I would’ve tried to increase how the graphics look - I also would’ve tried to create more mini games than 9 Wii Play is rated E for everyone because it actually has no blood or intense violence it the game. This game is a very fun and competitive game because you could always be trying to be your previous score. This game has actually 9 mini games inside of this disc. All of these games are fun to play because each one has no similarity with the other, it’s different every time. The 9 games are: - Fun Family Game. - Has 9 mini games. - Mini Games can go on until loss. - Perfect fun for 4-5 year olds. ( From Website Rates ) - Gameplay rated 6. - Graphics rated 8. - Sound rated 8. - Lasting Appeal rated 5 - Fun for a while, but then gets boring. Pros (Good things what I loved): - Has a bunch of fun minigames that you can play - Games are multiplayer, more than one player allowed to play at once - Controls are actually very simple to understand - There are 9 minigames Cons (Bad things what I didn’t like), and how would you improve on it (next steps): - All minigames have to be unlocked - I would’ve tried to increase how the graphics look - I also would’ve tried to create more mini games than 9 Wii Play is rated E for everyone because it actually has no blood or intense violence it the game. This game is a very fun and competitive game because you could always be trying to be your previous score. This game has actually 9 mini games inside of this disc. All of these games are fun to play because each one has no similarity with the other, it’s different every time. The 9 games are: - Fun Family Game. - Has 9 mini games. - Mini Games can go on until loss. - Perfect fun for 4-5 year olds. ( From Website Rates ) - Gameplay rated 6. - Graphics rated 8. - Sound rated 8. - Lasting Appeal rated 5 - Fun for a while, but then gets boring. Pros (Good things what I loved): - Has a bunch of fun minigames that you can play - Games are multiplayer, more than one player allowed to play at once - Controls are actually very simple to understand - There are 9 minigames Cons (Bad things what I didn’t like), and how would you improve on it (next steps): - All minigames have to be unlocked - I would’ve tried to increase how the graphics look - I also would’ve tried to create more mini games than 9 Wii Play is rated E for everyone because it actually has no blood or intense violence it the game. This game is a very fun and competitive game because you could always be trying to be your previous score. This game has actually 9 mini games inside of this disc. All of these games are fun to play because each one has no similarity with the other, it’s different every time. The 9 games are: Shooting Range Find Mii Table Tennis Pose Hockey Billiards Laser Hockey Tanks Fishing Charge Expand
  4. Nov 17, 2010
    8
    Now here is an excellent 2 player game.Lets be honest,you can play solo and have fun for a limited amount of time but the 2 player is the reason to own this game.My wife and I have tons of fun to this day with this game and Wii sports resort. Expand
  5. Mar 6, 2011
    6
    This mat just be a mediocre selection of mini games, the real reason to buy this is the fact that you get a controller with it, so it's a pretty good deal if you need another controller, but if not you can pass on this. Expand
  6. Nov 26, 2010
    5
    It's an improvement on Wii Sports, but that's not saying much. I only bought it for the extra Wii remote it comes with, otherwise this game was a complete waste of money. Expand
  7. Dec 25, 2011
    3
    Its a fun game and playing it with a friend to compete for supremacy adds in a replay factor. Other than that this mini game collection left potential on the table for improvement. Expand

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