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Wii Play Motion Screens Show Spooks, Stones and Lots of Smiles

Posted by James Newton

Just a touch whimsical

The MotionPlus-enhanced Wii Remote Plus has plenty of potential uses: as a sword in Red Steel 2 or Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, or any number of sporting implements in Wii Sports Resort, but it's about to get a real workout in Wii Play Motion.

Nintendo has published the first screenshots, available below, that reveal a little more about how the controller will be used: stacking a giant ice cream cone, whacking Miis with hammers, reeling in treasure, fanning balloons and more, but potentially one of the more addictive games sees the controller become a stone to skim across a calm lake. If the control scheme works, this could be the next Frisbee Golf.

Check out the Wii Play Motion screenshots and in preparation for the game's release next month.

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User Comments (23)

bboy2970

#2

bboy2970 said:

If this is a 50 dollar pack-in with a Wii Remote I will certainly track it down somewhere for 10-20 dollars. The screenshots for the most part actually look very good. If however it is a 50 dollar stand-alone game, it will simply have to wait.

bboy2970

#6

bboy2970 said:

@ArmoredGoomba: Oh! Thanks for letting me know :D I guess its settled that I will be scouring Amazon and Ebay after launch for a cheap copy by itself :D

LEGEND_MARIOID

#8

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

I'm getting it for the game and the remote.

I loved the original and I can see a lot of major fun potential when I took a closer look at the screenshots. Looks like the shooting game from the original is back :-)

Punny

#9

Punny said:

Certainly sounds more fun than the first Wii Play! I hope that's the case! Then again, I'll probably end up buying 3DS games instead (in two months...).

Sean_Aaron

#12

Sean_Aaron said:

I really need to see a full game line-up for this. What I've seen so far isn't enticing; an updated billiards game would seal the deal for me. At present I actually don't have any Wii Motion Plus games so I don't have much need for the new remote otherwise...

DrCruse

#14

DrCruse said:

There was a mini game in Mario Party 5 named Coney Island in which the player stacked ice cream :P

Despair1087

#17

Despair1087 said:

they should make a new mario party game for wii motion plus. i think the only reason they dont is because not everyone has the attachment or controller+.

RedYoshi999

#18

RedYoshi999 said:

@15
I was just thinking the same thing as soon as I read Coney Island on the picture tag. I just got Mario Party 5 and that's one of the first minigames I unlocked.

Anyway I'm getting it for, you guessed it, the remote. The game is just a bonus. Especially since it's a red remote over here!

SilverBaretta

#19

SilverBaretta said:

"The MotionPlus-enhanced Wii Remote Plus has plenty of potential uses: as a sword in Red Steel 2 or Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, or any number of sporting events in Wii Sports Resort...."

.....like, you know, swordplay.

eviLaTtenDant

#20

eviLaTtenDant said:

bboy2970 wrote:

If this is a 50 dollar pack-in with a Wii Remote I will certainly track it down somewhere for 10-20 dollars.

€ for me though. :)

JimLad

#21

JimLad said:

I mainly want it for the Red Remote plus, but it's surprising how much fun you can get out of these little pack-ins.

JustanotherGamer

#22

JustanotherGamer said:

This game I'll buy for the included wiimotionplus wiimote controller. The included mini games could be worthwhile.

rjejr

#23

rjejr said:

Wii Play did not cut it as a game. Even with my 2 boys who play alot of Wii games they just never went back to this. This looks a bit more like the minigames in WiiFit Plus, which while mainly single player, were still way better than Wii Play.

I can't imagine this will sell anywhere near as well as Wii Play though, a lot of people needed the extra remote back then, how many people need 1 now? May pick this up used at GS for next to nothing (got Link's Crossbow Training game for $2.50 soon after it's release, money very well spent).

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