Wii Play

a game by Nintendo
Platform: Wii
User Rating: 8.0/10 - 1 vote
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Did you like Wii Sports? Hate it? Want to marry it? You're going to feel the same about Wii Play. Play comes bundled with a Wii Remote for 10 bucks extra ($50 total), so ratchet your expectations accordingly. Like Sports, Play is a Wii Remote tech demo barely concealed by a thin layer of minigames. You've got your fishing (yank up on the Remote when you've got a bite); your cow racing (hold the Remote horizontally, tilt forward to speed up, flick upward to jump); your Duck Hunt-esque balloon-shooting game (light-gun style); your laser Pong/air hockey (move the Remote to control the paddle); and your Combat-like tank battle game, which was my favorite and the only game to use the Nunchuk controller. And then three other not terribly remarkable minigames that I don't have room to describe, but trust me--you're not missing much. Play is for people who don't really like games, and as someone who really does, that's a problem. Sure, most of these minigames are fun... for about 10 minutes. But hey, maybe your grandma will want to marry it.

5

Demian's either feeling incredibly generous (most are fun?) or he's got some grandma in him. The majority of these minigames are most un-fun...even if you only give them 10 minutes. I'd only give two events a halfhearted thumbs-up--and only if you're playing them with a friend. Searching for or matching up Miis in a crowd is casually entertaining (assuming you're also entertained by those games you'd find in the comics section of your newspaper). And playing 9-Ball works well with a friendly interface that lets you thrust the Wii-mote like a pool cue.

5

Demian pretty much nailed it. For someone who barely understands what a videogame even is (Mom!), Wii Play is probably the best playable instruction manual ever. But for anyone who's, uh, ever played a videogame, more than half of the nine minigames are about as much fun as a Remote calibration test. Still, even the suckiest games are OK in multiplayer, and, for that reason alone, it's ideal "family gathering" material.

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  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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