Hey people, it’s the Raucous Rocker here. If you have seen me before, you most likely know I review metal bands, as that’s what I’m good at. But, not always, and today I will be reviewing Wii Play for the Nintendo system. Yeah, I have a Wii but I don’t use it too much, so don’t expect a whole lot of these reviews.
So this game uses your custom Miis and it’s kind of cool to see them in action as many more advanced Wii games do not utilize them. The title has eight mini-games, some of which are fun and some that are just plain stupid. On the menu, these mini-games are positioned in a half-circle around your Mii(s), which stand in the center. If you move the cursor over them and press the A button, they wiggle around.
Our first game, Shooting Range, is surprisingly fun and one of the best games of the eight. It’s very straightforward; just shoot the things on the screen. Targets vary from balloons, to tin cans, to UFOs that are abducting your Miis, etc. Occasionally ducks will fly across the screen, and if you are quick enough to shoot them they give you a large point bonus. It’s really addicting and about the only bad thing I can say is that the levels sometimes become monotonous (especially the tin can level) but otherwise it’s a great game.
Next is Find Mii. This game is not as fun; it is essentially Where’s Waldo for the Wii. Some random Miis are doing things like walking, running, swimming, watching a ball game, or standing on an escalator and you have to fulfill a certain objective like finding two look-alikes or find your owns Miis in the crowd. It’s fun for about three scenes, then it gets boring, especially if you are playing alone. If you like this kind of game, check it out, otherwise you should probably pass it by.
Table Tennis is next, and it is just that, some floating hands without bodies attached playing table tennis. The controls suck — you can’t really control how hard you hit the ball or where it will go, and it’s very easy to miss your target because when you move the Wii remote the paddle just flies all over the place. It’s not too bad once you get the hang of it, but they really screwed up the single player mode where the key is just to hit it back and forth 100 times with the computer and if you miss just once, its game over. You can’t even try to score because the computer will never miss. Quite a mess.