Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
Win Premiere Tickets
To see Mission: Impossible in Vienna.
Reviews
STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
Poor 2 Stars
Tragic 1 Star

PACKSHOT
Wario Ware: Smooth Moves

GAME DETAILS
Released
08 December 2006
Format
Wii
Developer
Nintendo

LATEST GAME REVIEWS
Payday 2: Crimewave Edition
4 Star Empire Rating
Batman: Arkham Knight
5 Star Empire Rating
Yoshi's Wooly World
4 Star Empire Rating
Lego Jurassic World
3 Star Empire Rating
Heroes Of The Storm
4 Star Empire Rating



5 STAR REVIEWS
Batman: Arkham Knight
5 Star Empire Rating
Witcher III: Wild Hunt, The
5 Star Empire Rating
Bloodborne
5 Star Empire Rating
Legend Of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, The
5 Star Empire Rating
Elite: Dangerous
5 Star Empire Rating

Wario Ware: Smooth Moves


submit to reddit

Review
Although the first wave of Wii games tend to stick with traditional genres such as sports and shooters, Wario Ware offers a flood of uniquely surreal challenges. Ever shaken angry flies off a gorilla’s banana? Or plucked nasal hair from a sleeping lady’s nose, only to see fruit slide out of her nostril? And if you’ve ever blown armies of midgets over the edge of a cliff with a hand fan, your life’s clearly exciting enough without buying videogames.

Following the same template as its Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS and GameCube brethren, Wario Ware assaults players with a relentless stream of kooky challenges, each lasting a little under 10 seconds but packed with more ideas, imagination and laughs than a dozen other console hits blended together.

In an ideal world, Smooth Moves would come bundled with the Wii as it’s a superb introduction to using the motion sensitive controls; many of the games use the controller in completely different ways, each of which is explained in graphic detail. And after a few hours using methods such as the ‘umbrella’ (controller turned vertically), ‘sketch artist’ (held like a pencil) and ‘chauffer’ (clutched like a steering wheel), you’ll have all the skills necessary to tackle the other launch titles that demand super-human skills on the newfangled controller.

The unfathomable Japanese gags and pointless cut scenes that can’t be skipped mar an otherwise superb game, but Smooth Moves should be a mandatory purchase for anyone lucky enough to secure a Wii this festive season.


Reviewed by David McComb

Write Your Review
To write your review please login or register.


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Mirror Match: 10 Movies Where Your Evil Twin Attacks
A new challenger enters… and it’s YOU (but with bad facial hair)

Please Explain! With Arnold Schwarzenegger...
Plus Emilia Clarke on pranks, smiles and 'The Robot'

Terminator Genisys: Empire's Verdict
It wants your clothes and your (re)boots

100 Greatest Movie Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains exclusively revealed!

Bonfire Of The Vanities: When Personal Projects Go Wrong
15 hubristic horrors that went straight to movie jail

Hollywood Jackanory: Stars Reading Things Out Of Context
From Ian McKellen vs. One Direction to Hugh Jackman vs. baking innuendos

Before And After: How 10 Books Changed On Their Way To Becoming Movies
...And how their authors reacted

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)