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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: 59 out of 94
  2. Negative: 20 out of 94
  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. AnonymousMC
    Feb 13, 2007
    10
    I was gonna give it a 9, but naaaaaaaaaaahh, this gets a ten. This is the best, most fun, party game ever made and OH MY GOD I LOVE IT SOI was gonna give it a 9, but naaaaaaaaaaahh, this gets a ten. This is the best, most fun, party game ever made and OH MY GOD I LOVE IT SO MUCH. Having said that its not for everyone. The following are groups of people who will not enjoy it: serious hard core gamers, handicapped people, easily frustrated people, depressed people, stupid people, very very smart people, people without friends, people who hate wii sports and or wii, people who blame games for their own shortcomings, video game haters, lazy people, angry people, and people who only like classic games. No offense to any of those groups.. Expand
  3. Jul 15, 2021
    9
    This game is so much fun, especially with other people. It's fast-paced and very randomized and that's what makes it fun. Now I do have to beThis game is so much fun, especially with other people. It's fast-paced and very randomized and that's what makes it fun. Now I do have to be in the right mood to play this game, but I still have a fun time even when I'm not in the mood. The motion controls don't work 100% of the time, but that is an issue with a lot of Wii games, so that issue isn't exclusive to this game. Expand
  4. DanH.
    Jan 21, 2007
    8
    This game is a must buy for anyone who owns a Wii. Tons of fast paced and odd minigames that never get boring, the only reason you might not This game is a must buy for anyone who owns a Wii. Tons of fast paced and odd minigames that never get boring, the only reason you might not want this game are for its mostly 2D graphics and extreme wackiness. Expand
  5. EddyH.
    Feb 6, 2007
    8
    Lots of fun, even for non-gamers
  6. NateB.
    Jan 22, 2007
    7
    A really fun game that utilizes the Wii's controls excellently, though I don't know if there's enough content in the game to A really fun game that utilizes the Wii's controls excellently, though I don't know if there's enough content in the game to warrent a $50 price tag ($30 or $40 would've been better). With that said, this is one the wildest and funniest games I've played and you are soulless if you don't smile at least once. Some people complain about the graphics, but I think they fit the style perfectly. My biggest complaint is that it would've been nice if each of the mini games had some extended replay to them. For instance, how long can you stay balanced on a ball, or how fast can you do something, etc. and then your performance will give you a rating or unlock trophies or something. Also, I really really wish you could've skipped the cut scenes. A couple were funny, but most drag on way too long (i.e. the dancing cats and dogs). 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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