We bought this mostly for the controller. Even though not everyone reviewed the games highly, we figured it is just an extra ten bucks so we would go for it.
I enjoyed the games... there have been enough specific reviews here so I won't go into all that. But I will say this...
Though experienced gamers may find themselves bored after going through each one a couple of times, these games are PERFECT for young kids or really anyone new to the Wii system. The purpose of these games is to teach you how to use the Wiimote.
My 5 year old girl was having some issues with learning how to use the controls with other games. She is great at Bowling, but when it came time to use the Wiimote SUBTLY in other games, she had a hard time. But after just a few times playing the Wii Play games, her skills have improved DRAMATICALLY! My 8 year old boy enjoyed the games (especially the shooting game) and it has helped him refine his skills.
I highly recommend this game to new Wii owners or to parents who have young kids just learning how to play the Wii.
For experienced gamers, you may want to skip this... or add it to your library for your friends to play the first time they come over to play the Wii with you.
gamers (70%) found this review helpful
This game is a lot like Wii Sports. I find Wii Sports to be tens times better than this game. There are 9 games in all that you can play. If you play by yourself your going to find yourself bored to death in about 2 hours. Playing with other people though is really fun. I think they could of put a lot more into this one. Basically I think it's just a little bonus when you buy the wii-mote. I would definatly try this one out though. But it will get old really quick. There is only so much you can do in this one.
gamers (64%) found this review helpful
Why buy it? Because it would be a total rip off to rent it. It's a great game for what it is (9 mini games designed to further adjust us to the next generation controls of the wii.) The thing is, unless you had more money that most of us at wii launch time you were left with one or two wii motes. This is the best shot and getting one it seems, and that makes this game cost about $9.99 when you figure in the FREE controller. But it isn't just the bargain you get, the games really are fun and kind of addictive. That is why i gave it a 10. It's so perfect you should buy it!!!!!