WarioWare: Smooth Moves Review

WarioWare: Smooth Moves
Publisher: Nintendo
System: Wii

Here we have another quirky, zany, fast-paced not-so-mini-game collection added to the WarioWare franchise. Like all other WarioWare games, this one is no different. Over 200 (I believe) minigames within the game flash by you, in which you must accomplish the given task in a short amount of time. The star of the game is not the games; it is the Wii Remote. But, does this factor make the game stick out like Wario’s zig-zag mustache?

Let’s start with the basics. Behind the flashing mini-games, there is a somewhat storyline. Each character in the game has their own little “time to shine” stage. But, the main focus is that Wario accidentally stumbles upon the Form Baton (the Wii Remote) that allows him to move things. Of course, here’s another get-money-quick scheme of his that will have him rolling in a bunch of Franklins.

The game starts out simple: you begin with one single “Form”, called The Remote Control. You go through its mini-games, come to a boss, and you’re done, right? Wrong. Many more stages follow, many more Forms follow, from the Janitor to the Big Cheese (which has your hands at your sides, thrusting out your chest and pelvis).

Sadly, the game is dreadfully short. Though the game is super fun, it ends just as fast as its mini-games; you feel great playing it, but when it ends, you’re like, “Okay, what’s next?” And sometimes, the Remote doesn’t respond as well as you want it too. Get too close to the screen, and your actions become null. If you aren’t pointing just right, then the game falls flat.

But, on the bright side, the game makes you laugh. There is one game in particular that I enjoy; it has a falling woman you must catch. To catch her, you must reach out with the Remote and grab her. Simple, and fun.

WarioWare is a fun game, but it has its downsides. But, the good part of it outshines the bad, and it leaves you with a fun time all the while.

My Rating: 7/10


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