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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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Score distribution:
  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: 51 out of 84
  2. Negative: 20 out of 84
  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. Oct 27, 2010
    9
    Yes it's short, yes it's stupid, yes it has poor graphics, yes these "flaws" are intentional. WarioWare takes what makes games bad exploits itYes it's short, yes it's stupid, yes it has poor graphics, yes these "flaws" are intentional. WarioWare takes what makes games bad exploits it for a great time playing. This is no serious game - it's all about hanging out with friends and family and laughing the whole way through. Those who say it's too short don't realize that it's only supposed to be played 20-30 minutes a day for cutting loose at the end of a tough day when sitting for four hours and playing another one of Nintendo's masterpieces just isn't possible. And on top of that, the multiplayer modes just add to the experience - sure there's not many and they're quite simple, but the minigames keep it fun and can be picked up right away, making it automatically fun for everyone who wants to live and laugh a little. It's competitive, it's weird, it's fun - it's how the Wii was meant to be played. Expand
  4. Jul 24, 2020
    8
    Cool and fun game. You have probably a hundred micro games at your disposal and each one is more or less different. I definitely recommendCool and fun game. You have probably a hundred micro games at your disposal and each one is more or less different. I definitely recommend playing because the game also has a cool graphic style. Expand
  5. JeffZ.
    Dec 4, 2007
    7
    Fun game, but some of the mini games don't make much sense.
  6. RoverTrause
    Dec 27, 2008
    6
    It would be a great game if it weren't for a few drabacks. For 1 its waaaay to short. I got it on my birthday and the next day it was onIt would be a great game if it weren't for a few drabacks. For 1 its waaaay to short. I got it on my birthday and the next day it was on the shelves at GameStop. Secondly, it's just too Japanese. Not to be racist or anything but it has the feel of a Japanese cartoon (like BoBoBo BoBoBoBo if you've ever heard of it) with random things happening with no explanation and strange characters that we Americans just don't seem to get. On the other hand it is very addicting and makes great use of the Wii remote. 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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