Wii Play with Wii Remote Controller (Wii)
- Mini-game compilation
- Play an updated version of the NES classic, Duck Hunt
- Table Tennis
- Laser Hockey
- Wii Billiards
- Fishing game
- Wii Pose
- Find Mii game
- Includes Wiimote control controller
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- Platform: Nintendo Wii
- BBFC Rating:
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
The Game is PAL Format
In a nutshell:
If you want as gentle an introduction as possible to the world of Wii then this user-friendly compilation of mini-games is just the thing for you, with a collection of games that are as easy to play as they are fun.
It might be easy to use but the Wii is still a pretty unusual beast and a bit of a culture shock from the overly complex controllers of other consoles. This compilation of mini-games aims to ease you in gently with simple to play games that only need the Wii Remote to enjoy. These include games of table tennis, air hockey (or Laser Hockey as the game would have it) and an updated of NES classic Duck Hunt. There's also Wii Billiards, a fishing sim and a number of games which use your customised Mii Channel character, including Wii Pose and the Where's Wally style Find Mii. Since many of these games have a multiplayer mode the game also comes bundled with an extra Remote (but not a nunchuck), which usually sells for £29.99 separately.
Most exciting moment:
Although all of the games are fun the best one is probably the Duck Hunt update (which also has you shooting UFOs and other non-avian enemies). Perhaps what's most exciting about it is that it proves how good other light gun franchises, such as Virtua Cop and Time Crisis would be on the Wii.
Since you ask:
Many of the mini-games included with Wii Play, such as Duck Hunt and Table Tennis, were first seen as technical demos at the E3 trade conference in May 2006, when the Wii was first revealed in playable form.
The bottom line:
The beginner's guide to Wii, with a handy extra controller. - HARRISON DENT
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Top Customer Reviews
There are 9 activities in Wii Play to help improve on your skills with the Wii Remote and here they are...
Stage 1 (SHOOTING RANGE): In this game, you shoot at targets that appear one after another.
This is good practise in aiming the Wii Remote.
A or B to shoot.
If you score a certain number of direct hits consecutively, you get a bonus.
One person can play this game using two Wii Remotes at the same time.
To do so, connect two Wii Remotes, and hold one in each hand.
Two-player mode: When two players play, they compete for the highest score.
Stage 2 (FIND MII): In this game, you have to find the specified Mii among lots of other Miis, within a limited period of time.
This is good practise in aiming the Wii Remote.
To select the specified Mii: Press A.
Press B to check the goal.
If you get it right, you will go to the next level, and the time remaining is extended slightly (10 SECONDS).
If you get it wrong, the time remaining decreases slightly.
Two-player mode: In Two-player mode, the winner is the player who finds the specified Mii first.
Get the wrong Mii, and you lose points (5 SECONDS).
When one of the players finds the right Mii, you both move on to the next level, but the time will not be extended and the winner will be the one with most points at the end.
Stage 3 (TABLE TENNIS): In this game, the aim is to see how many times you can return the ball with the paddle.
This is good practise in manipulating the Wii Remote fast and accurately.
Press A to start the game and move the paddle by moving the Wii Remote.Read more ›
I have deeply mixed feelings about this game. There are some very good points about it, but at the same time those bad things bring it down enough to not give it a 4-star rating.
When you first start playing the game, it seems great as you begin to get immersed in the colour and excitement of the game, and cannot stop playing it for a while - you end up thinking you will never stop playing it!
...One hour down the line, and the novelty is starting to wear off. You have unlocked all the games, and are scrolling through the 9 mini-games, trying to find one you might want to play again. You eventually pick one and play it for a few minutes.
Within another half-hour, the Wii is off and you're busy doing something else. Unless you are a really devoted player, you have not bothered playing them all again loads to win all the gold medals and best scores.
There really isn't much to it than that. A game worth playing for a while, but nothing you will want to devote the rest of your afternoon to.
A good use of the Wiimote and Nunchuck for 'Tanks', making the most out of the Wii's controlling system.
A range of games to keep you occupied, and some that will keep you playing for a while!
Very fun two-player action - a lot more fun multiplayer than single.
Chances to set high scores and challenge your friends and family to try and best them.
You get to use your Mii's in one of the only other games besides Wii Sports - that's got to be great!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Works perfectly as would expect from buying original Nintendo controller and still working!Published 4 months ago by Ed C
Perfect. I cant fault the item or the time it took to post it I ut to me. Years later and it's still working without any problems. Fits really neatly into the gel skin covers too.Published 4 months ago by Nicola Gulliver