Parents' Guide to

Help Wanted

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Weird and witty minigame compilation with some iffy humor.

Game Nintendo Wii 2009
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age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+
a very good wii game

Is It Any Good?

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Clearly, Help Wanted isn't a standard collection of mini-games. Not only does it offer up a truly eccentric narrative made to seem all the more odd by the seemingly mundane jobs that our protagonist takes on, it also delivers a surprisingly deep single-player mode that ought to take most players several days to work through. The mini-games, though not particularly innovative, take time to master, and come with three levels of ascending difficulty (and increasing monetary reward) that are unlocked as players improve their skills. And with a variety of game variables -- such as helpful support items available through the shopping networks that aid players in mini-games (like better work gloves for carrot pulling) and a variety of random events (such as younger siblings who occasionally hide said support items) -- players are always kept on their toes. How much players enjoy this strange little game will likely depend directly on their level of appreciation for quirky Japanese humor.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Hudson Entertainment
  • Release date: May 13, 2009
  • Genre: Mini-games
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Comic Violence, Mild Cartoon Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes
  • Last updated: November 5, 2015

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