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Waggle is a control scheme or game mechanic that is Cool, but Inefficient at best and a Scrappy Mechanic, unwanted upgrade, or Interface Screw at worst. It is thrown into a game to capitalize on a video game console's latest features — specifically, the interface and control schematics — but it worsens the gaming experience because it violates the game's mood, basic ergonomics, or playability.

Whether or not something is waggle is a source of debate among gaming fans, of course, like everything else. The color of the sky, for example.

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The term originated from derisive reviews of early Nintendo Wii software.

May cause Fake Difficulty and Gameplay Roulette.

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