GAMES - Review
14:42 - 29th November 2013, by Michael Dodson

Wii Play: Motion

Wii Play: Motion is the latest in Nintendo's line of Wii titles, aimed at a family audience and starring the lovable Mii characters in a variety of colourful if fairly bland settings. The original Wii Play flew off the shelves in 2006, mainly because it came packaged with a Wii remote. Its nine minigames weren't exactly amazing, but as motion controls were a brand new concept at the time, it kept players entertained during breaks from Wii Sports.

Five years and a number of poorly-supported peripherals later, Nintendo is using Wii Play: Motion in an attempt to sell its latest gadget, the Wii Remote Plus, to the masses. It's clear that most of the 12 games in Wii Play: Motion were designed with its improved motion control accuracy in mind, but when a minigame collection's most engaging game involves skimming stones on a lake, something's gone badly wrong.

Elsewhere, you'll be balancing as many scoops of ice cream on a cone until it topples, racing down a tracks where you steer by catching gusts of wind in an umbrella, and a playing a simple whack-a-mole game.

Players wanting an extra Wii Remote Plus are much better off waiting for the inevitable Skyward Sword bundle later this year.

A poor man's Wii Party - simply not worth your money.
SCORE: 2/5
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