Elebits - hands-on

Each level has a few different ways to complete. One is to reach a specified wattage, another is to find all three hidden pink Elebits and yet another is to try to get every single creature on the level. The more you do, the more you unlock in the robust level editor. You can't go totally nuts, throwing thousands of items or power-ups (homing shots, Elebit treats etc), it's a nice extra to have. Plus, thanks to WiiConnect24, you can send completed levels to your Wii pals for their own enjoyment.

There's a four-player versus mode as well, but the rampant usurping of all things Wii left us to too few remotes to dig in. It's basically a run through the levels with four blasters going, one person navigating. Another option is to constantly have the movement control bounce from player to player so no one gets the advantage.

Elebitswill be out in just a couple of weeks, and it looks to be a simple, diversionary bit of good fun. The premise is certainly captivating, but will hurling furniture get old after a couple of hours? Better check back for our review. Until then, hit up our exclusive gameplay movie for more on the electrifying little buggers.

Brett Elston

A fomer Executive Editor at GamesRadar, Brett also contributed content to many other Future gaming publications including Nintendo Power, PC Gamer and Official Xbox Magazine. Brett has worked at Capcom in several senior roles, is an experienced podcaster, and now works as a Senior Manager of Content Communications at PlayStation SIE.