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WarioWare: Smooth Moves

by Mike Sklens - May 10, 2006, 2:01 pm EDT
Total comments: 3

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.


wanderingMay 10, 2006

I was a little concerned that having you hold the controller in different ways would be a little confusing....but this standard set of 5 positions sounds like it'll take care of that.

Smooth Moves sounds very much like it could be the best of the Warioware's and the perfect party game. Woo-hoo.

StrikerObiMike Sklens, Podcast EditorMay 10, 2006

There are a lot more than five controller positions. Those were just some examples. There were maybe 15 total, but I'm not sure exactly. Anyway, a picture shows you how to hold the controller beforehand, and it works fine.

PaleMike Gamin, Contributing EditorMay 10, 2006

If the crowds aren't too bad tomorrow I plan on camping one of the screens and writing them all down. Some of them were just too funny to forget. We'll need to start using the names in our stories... "The Chauffeur". Heh.

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Odoru Made in Wario Box Art

Genre Party/Parlor
Developer Intelligent Systems
Players1 - 12

Worldwide Releases

na: WarioWare: Smooth Moves
Release Jan 15, 2007
RatingEveryone 10+
jpn: Odoru Made in Wario
Release Dec 02, 2006
RatingAll Ages
eu: WarioWare: Smooth Moves
Release Jan 12, 2007
aus: WarioWare: Smooth Moves
Release Jan 25, 2007
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