WarioWare: Smooth Moves
Master on minigames, Wario is back, with a whole new set of moves courtesy of Nintendo's Wiimote.
There’s over 15 different positions to get your controller into as you attempt to balance a broom, pump up a balloon, pick nasal hair, shave a sheep, drink a glass of water etc etc etc.
Those familiar with the series will quickly pick up Smooth Mooves and fly through the first few levels. Others who’ve not stumbled across WarioWare titles in the past may initially struggle, but one or two attempts at a challenge is usually enough to be able to work out what needs to be done within the time limit.
Each time a new position is needed a 1950’s style black and white infotorial introduces the move in a tongue in cheek way. From then on, when that position is needed you’ll see a brief notice on the screen before the game launches.
There are a few games which will infuriate you when your controller loses its line of sight to the TV, such as the elephant move where you need to put the Wiimoteon your forehead and control it like a trunk, but you don’t get much time to dwell on failed attempts as the next minigame launches on the screen.
Complete each level, beat the boss and unlock more areas on the ever-growing map. This is frantic, addictive action although slightly more controlled than WarioWare Touched! on the DS.
As soon as the Wii was announced we were wondering what WarioWare would play like and as expected Nintendo have come up trumps yet again.