WarioWare: Smooth Moves hands-on

Friday 12 May 2006
Consisting of over 200 bite-sized minigames, there shouldn't be any surprise that it's WarioWare: Smooth Moves that really pushes the Wii remote's flexibility to the limit and we managed to get hands on with the mayhem.

Nintendo's oddball puzzle game has always managed to test the reflexes and the mind in numerous unique ways, but now it has the Wii remote to complicate matters further. In fact, WarioWare uses 15 different ways of holding the remote and so far we've managed to define five of them:

The Handle Bar
The remote must be held in two hands with your fingers wrapped round, just as though you were riding a bike.
• Pumping up a balloon by making up and down movements.
• Keeping balanced on a ball by tilting it as if it was a balancing pole

The Waiter
Held in one hand with an open palm much like you would hold a tray.
• Keeping a balancing broom upright, handle down, in the palm of your hand.