Monday, March 12, 2007

Wacky Wii WarioWare

What a difference one week can make. This time last week I was posting about the disappointing Nintendo news regarding the delay of Mario Party 8. Well over the weekend, I had the chance to spend some quality time with Nintendo's WarioWare: Smooth Moves, and this may be my favorite Wii title to date.

WarioWare: Smooth Moves is a bizarre collection of insane mini-games that require you to master a bunch of "forms" (moves) with the Wii-mote. Before each level you are given a tutorial for a new form that will then show up throughout the game. One such form, The Samurai, has you holding the Wii-mote like a sheathed sword that you must quickly unsheathe and slice the air with. In the Big Cheese form, you start with your hands on your hips like a CEO. There are also multiple personal grooming games that, among other things, require you to shave and insert false teeth. I told you it was insane.

Look for a full review of Smooth Moves at soon.

-J. McKinney