Game & Wario Review
Posted: 4 months ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
The games vary greatly, but fit together here rather than Wii Party U because each one is a little bit silly. Still, each one offers light-hearted and well-designed gameplay challenges.
There are 12 single-player games:
- Arrow: You defend a crop of strawberries from robots using the Wii U Gamepad as a bow to launch arrows at opponents.
- Shutter/Camera: Is an observation challenge where you hold the Gamepad up in front of you to zoom into the picture on the TV screen and take photos of specific individuals amongst a crowd of characters.
- Ski: Holding the GamePad vertically you tilt to steer down the ski slope while the TV screen shows an action camera of your progress.
- Patchwork: You use the GamePad's touchscreen to place patchwork puzzle pieces in the correct spots to solve each puzzle.
- Kung Fu: You tilt the GamePad to guide your character over a series of platforms and collect dumplings.
- Gamer: You are a child sneaking in some classic Nintendo gaming on the Gamepad, but must keep an eye on the TV screen to duck under the covers when you see your parent coming.
- Design: You draw specific shapes on the GamePad, trying to following particular instructions (length, angle, circumpherence).
- Ashley: Tilt the GamePad to guide fly through a dessert world on a broom.
- Taxi: Use the GamePad to ferry passengers whilst fighting off UFOs that are trying to snatch them.
- Pirates: Watch the TV to learn the rhythm, then move the Gamepad around in front of you to match the movements and protect your ship.
- Bird: Use you elongated tongue to grab fruit falling from the air, trying to keep them from touching the ground.
- Bowling (1-2 Players): With another player, use the GamePad screen to swipe and bowl at pins in the shape of the characters seen throughout the game.
- Disco (1-2 Players): Take it in turns to create rhythmic button presses that the other player must bounce back in time to the music.
- Fruit (2-5 Players): One player uses the GamePad to secretly select a character to be the thief. They then must discreetly steal multiple fruit amongst a crowd of similar looking characters. At various intervals, hints will appear on the TV showing the rough location of the thief. At the end of the game, the guessing players take turns to select who they believed to be the thief.
- Islands (2-5 Players): Take turns using the GamePad to launch Fronks characters onto a target board featuring various scoring zones knocking each other's Fronks around in the process.
- Sketch/Artwork (2-5 Players): Like Pictionary but one player uses the GamePad to draw and the others guess.
Rating: PEGI 7+, ESRB EVERYONE
Release Date: 28/06/2013
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
Rated PEGI 7 for fear and violence.
ESRB EVERYONE for Cartoon Violence and Crude Humor. In one mini-game, players use a “cartoony” cannon to fire at a spaceship from a first-person perspective; in another mini-game, players fire arrows at small Wario-like robot characters and over-sized robotic vehicles. A handful of sequences depict crude and/or bathroom humor: mucous hanging from nostrils; a character emitting a flatulence sound.
The Wii U has some limited settings, such as disabling rumble and selecting mono audio... read more about system accessibility settings.
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