Microgames go crazy on the Wii.
What better use for a brand new motion-sensitive controller could there be other than a bunch of hectic 5-second microgames? WarioWare: Smooth Moves is available to play at the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo. The demo, which is very short, serves up a few microgames to each player. Before each game, a picture shows up on screen to explain how to hold the controller for the upcoming microgame. Examples include the following:
- "The Waiter" – Hold the controller in the palm of your hand.
- "The Chauffeur" – Hold the controller sideways, like a steering wheel.
- “The Umbrella" – Point the controller upwards.
- "The Boxer" – Hold the controller sideways, gripping it with one hand.
- "The Samurai" – Keep the controller at your hip and unleash it like a sword.
The games, of course, are very fast paced. Some of the ones I played include swatting-flies, lifting weights, slicing objects, and shredding paper. There’s really not much to WarioWare. Just like its predecessors, it’s totally frantic and a ton of fun. The Wii remote opens up a whole new realm of crazy gameplay options.