Wario Ware: Smooth Moves

Nintendo’s next big game on the Wii, after The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, isn’t a Mario game, but a game from his evil cousin, Wario. For those of you who’ve played the previous WarioWare games, WarioWare Twisted! (GBA) and WarioWare Touched! (NintendoDS), you’ll feel right in place with Wario’s next project, WarioWare: Smooth Moves.

Just as WarioWare Touched! utilized the Nintendo DS’s touch-screen ability, WarioWare: Smooth Moves does the same with the Wii Remote. With over 200 microgames to play, there are plenty of ways the Wii Remote can be used.

For those of you who haven’t played a WarioWare game, you might be wondering, “What the hell is a microgame?” and I don’t blame you. It’s kind of hard to explain without really showing you the actual game, but microgames are sort of like mini-minigames.

When playing the game, you’ll go through at least five or six microgames a minute and that’s including the break time in between. They rapidly come at you one after another until you’re out of lives. Every time you fail a microgame, you lose a life.

Smooth Moves introduces nearly 20 positions in which the Wii Remote can be held to play called forms. Before each microgame, the game will show you each form and how to hold the Wii Remote. Some of the different forms include The Remote Control, The Thumb Wrestler, The Chauffeur and The Umbrella, just to name a few.

When playing a microgame with The Remote Control form, players will need to hold the Wii Remote like a TV remote and point at the screen. But when using The Chauffeur form, players will need to hold the Wii Remote horizontally, like a steering wheel. Because each microgame only lasts about five seconds, you don’t have too much time to figure out each form.

WarioWare: Smooth Moves might be the most unique game on the Wii, but it’s also one of the best that utilizes the Wii Remote. With over 200 microgames, nearly 20 different positions to play and a multiplayer mode to share the fun, there’s plenty to look forward to with Smooth Moves. It makes a great party game, but make sure you’re not showing off your “smooth moves” to just anybody. Some of those forms really make you look like a jackass while playing.


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