A game sold with Wii
remotes made to help new players learn how to use the contraption for future purchases
. Whether or not Wii Play
became the Gateway Series Nintendo
wanted it to be, it did manage to become the second best non-bundle selling game ever. There are nine different games:
- Shooting Rangeis similar to Duck Hunt, this helps you find your cursor and keep it on screen while aiming for targets.
- Find Mii (Not to be confused with a much different game in Street Pass Mii Plaza) is a memory and matching game. Now that you can keep your cursor on screen, the game teaches you how to be more accurate and how to use two different buttons.
- Table Tennis pits you against a computer you must return a certain number of volleys to or your friends, who you just have to beat traditionally. This game introduces a new camera angle and helps improve player reaction time.
- Pose Mii has you make your Mii perform various poses so that they can fit in different silhouettes. This game requires you to twist the Wii-mote and helps the player learn to do this while hitting buttons and aiming.
- Laser Hockey is a simulation of air hockey with pretty neon light graphics. It takes the twisting mechanic introduced in Pose Mii and makes you twist your wrist in different directions while the cursor is moving at high speeds.
- Fishing introduces the rumble mechanic as well as the concept of depth, as the you move the Wii-mote further and closer to the screen in addition to left, right, up and down. Every fish is worth a different amount of points with a certain species becoming more valuable at certain periods of time.
- Billiards is a nine ball version of pool. This game deals with moving the Wii-mote further and closer to the screen again but the real focus is on teaching players how to hit things hard and how to tap lightly.
- Charge is a cow racing game and the first game that requires you to hold the Wii-mote sideways. You tilt the Wii-mote left and right to steer, tilt forwards and backwards to speed up or slow down and quickly raise it to jump.
- Tanks puts you in control of a One-Hit-Point Wonder tank and shoot shells at other tanks. You can also lay land mines. Nunchuck play is introduced in this game and it focuses on aiming in one direction while moving in another and avoiding enemy attacks.
Like its brethren Wii Sports
and Wii Sports Resort
, Wii Play
got a Wii Motion Plus sequel called Wii Play: Motion
This Game Contains Examples Of
- Book Ends: The final level of Tanks is the same than the first level, but with tougher enemies.
- Bouncing Battler: In Wii Play: Motion, the "Jump Park" game turns your Mii into one of these.
- Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: You can tell each enemy tank's attack pattern by its color
- Color-Coded Multiplayer
- Crowd Formation: Miis gather to watch your game of table tennis. The longer it goes the larger the crowd.
- Everything's Better with Cows: Charge.
- Floating in a Bubble: Bubbles contain an image of the pose required for your Mii to pop them.
- Flying Saucer: These come to abduct your Mii in Shooting Range.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: Pressing A over the Mii's crotch will makes the Mii's eyes widen.
- God Damn Bats: Catching certain fish reduces your score, ignore them and they'll disappear but they can still mess up the chance to get the fish you really wanted.
- Land Mine Goes Click: They can be manually detonated and blow up walls in tanks
- Law of 100: 100 returns nets you a gold medal in the one player version of table tennis
- Light Gun Game: Shooting range
- Lost In A Crowd: Find Mii
- 1-Up: reward for surviving in tanks.
- Painfully Slow Projectile: Most shots in Tanks, including your own. Most of the time, the number shot, placement of lines and the fact that they ricochet off walls have to be put together to hit anything, which is just as well since one hit will do anything in.
- Rule of Three: Green stationary tanks, the most annoying enemy in the game, fire fast shells that ricochet off of the walls three times
- Scoring Points: high enough scores will get you medals.
- Shout-Out: The intended targets in shooting range are targets, pop cans, balloons and clay pigeons but the ducks from Duck Hunt occasionally fly by too and you can hear a dog's bark in the back ground.
- The Catfish: The mystery fish, not too hard to catch but very hard to get within the bonus time.
- Timed Mission: One player Charge, with two players, it's a weird Racing Game.
- Video Game Remake: Shooting Game and Tanks are remakes of Duck Hunt and Combat, respectively.