WarioWare: Smooth Moves

Common Sense Media says

Party hearty with Wario's 200 microgames on a Wii.





What parents need to know

Positive messages

One of the microgames requires you to pull out nose hairs, and another challenges you to shove in an old woman's dentures.


A little mild animated violence. You will push down people, karate chop objects, and use a sword to cut a barrel in half.

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there is some mild animated violence in the game, such as pushing down a person with your palms (holding the Wii controller, of course). This E+10-rated game has an ESRB's "Crude Humor" warning because the gameplay includes pulling a hair out of someone's nose and putting dentures into an elderly woman's mouth. That said, most of the 200 microgames are wacky, silly, and loads of fun.

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What's it about?

In case you haven't played an older WarioWare game, these titles offer increasingly challenging microgames that take only a few seconds apiece to complete (along with a few slightly longer Mini games). In WARIOWARE: SMOOTH MOVES, all 200 or so microgames are divided into \"forms\" based on how you're supposed to hold the controller. For example, the basic controller form is called \"remote control,\" where you hold the Wii remote like a TV remote (pointed at the screen); a related microgame may have you shine a flashlight to expose a little critter hiding in a dark room or vacuum up blowing leaves by moving your arm up and down. At the end of each section is a final \"boss\" level, with a slightly longer and more difficult task to complete.

Is it any good?


While the story is difficult to follow, the animated cut-scene sequences are amusing to watch before and after each group of microgames is completed. The entire game can be completed in a weekend, but at least you can unlock additional content -- including Mini games such as an Arkanoid-style breakout game and ping-pong -- as well as a few multiplayer modes for up to four players, animated story sequences, and collectible cards.

Quite simply, WarioWare: Smooth Moves was made for the Wii. This fantastic game for short attention spans takes full advantage of the clever Wii remote and its built-in motion sensor. This family-friendly collection of microgames is a blast to play -- and even fun to watch someone else try.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the zany premise behind this game. Do you even notice the game's storyline when the Mini games take just seconds to play? What about the wacky animated shorts between Mini games -- do these add to the game or should there be more activities? What's your favorite way to wield the Wii? What game would you create to match this playing style?

Game details

Platforms:Nintendo Wii
Available online?Not available online
Release date:January 16, 2007
ESRB rating:E10+ for crude humor, mild cartoon violence (Nintendo Wii)

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Teen, 15 years old Written byhypemiitrudog07 August 27, 2011

think fast

great game. it is really easy to learn, but very hard to fully master. if you get this, be ready to think very fast. (btw, you also should be ready to move fast). great game. get it.
Kid, 10 years old January 16, 2010

Just A Little Bit Disturbing

The Thing is that wario ware smooth moves is a silly game where you can do most any thing. there might be some violent things and some gross behaviors but other wise its fine. And its really fun by the way. all you so is random things!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Teen, 13 years old Written byMaddy5123 December 31, 2009

Fun for All

It is a fun-filled game. Actually, it's a game full of mini-games. Some may challenging for younger kids because of the lack of explanation on how to do some of the mini-games. The only un-positive messages are some of the mini-games. In one game, you pick someone's nose, but that's probably as "bad" as it gets. |: | Besides that, it's a fun, entertaining, and funny game for all ages.
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