How twelve person multiplayer works in Wario Ware: Smooth Moves

By Spencer . December 28, 2006 . 10:55pm

On the back of the box Odoru Made in Wario (Wario Ware: Smooth Moves) says you can play with twelve people at the same time. It’s true you can and the video below is a demo of how it works out. First everyone makes an angel and you’re randomly chosen to do microgames until you mess up. The last person standing wins. Instead of having to deal with multiple remotes, everyone shares one and you have to quickly pass it over to the next person before it’s their turn.

There are three other ways to play Wario Ware: Smooth Moves with 2-5 people. One mode starts off with a footrace and you do mini games to run faster. At the end of the race there everyone is tied up above a pond and you take turns cutting ropes until one person falls into the water. Then there’s the a mode where you take turns pumping a balloon with the Wii remote by using as a hand pump. After you take a turn blowing up the balloon you do a microgame and the next person gets to pump the balloon. You keep taking turns until one person over inflates it and the balloon explodes. The key is to fill the balloon with tons of air in the beginning and barely pump it when its ready to explode (hinted by the flashing red screen). Lastly there is a mode like hot potato where you take turns passing the Wii remote and doing microgames until someone fails their game. The difference between this and the twelve player angel mode is you can choose the style of game they do. If you know someone has a hard time doing tengu (games where the controller is on your nose) you can pick that to throw them off.

 

 

Besides microgame battles there are three other multiplayer games to play if you have two people. You can play 301 darts where you and another player compete to see who can get their score down first. In darts a cursor appears on the dart board and you throw a dart towards the cursor like you were throwing a dart, except you don’t let the remote go. It takes time to get your aim down, but the darts game is pretty good. Then there’s a foot race game where one player holds the nunchuck and the other holds the remote. The goal of the game is to see how far you can run in sixty seconds. You don’t actually run in the footrace game, instead you time your jumps to avoid manholes, mudtraps and pick up cakes that give you the temporary power to fly. You’re supposed to jump, but you can easily cheat by lifting the remote or nunchuck up instead of jumping. Once people figure that out, it takes the fun out of the game.

 

Starnose is my favorite out of the three. Like the footrace game you’re tethered to the other player through the nunchuck. Each piece controls a nose shaped ship where you lift the remote or nunchuck to control your ship. Once you take flight there are icons that increase your nose size and obstacles to dodge. While you could just fly through the maze, you can be aggressive and bump the other player into walls.


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  • http://differentgamer.blogspot.com/ Nymo

    wow, WarioWare Insanity At It’s Best..

    Not Quite The Multiplayer In ‘Mega Party Game$’, But Sure Keeps In The Key Of ‘Share The Controller’ Multiplayer The Franchise Has Been Popular For..

    The Remote/Nunchuk Games Sounds Like The Best, Expecially When It’s 2 People Playing At The Same Time..

    12 Multiplayer? uh..
    well, There Was Many Occasions That More Than 4 People Who Wanted To Play During Parties, But I Thought Mario Party 8′s 8 Multiplayer Was Enough..

    This Is Still Shaping Up As The Must-Buy For The Wii..

  • the_importer

    Great, one person has a cold and 10 days later, boom, 11 more have it!

    Nice thinking Nintendo, don’t you know that there’s more germs on keyboards, mouses and game controllers than on an average home’s toilet seat?

  • Duncan

    Negative Nancy.

  • the_importer

    Negative Nancy.

    Facts are facts fanboy.

    The cold virus is not airborne (unless you sneeze at one inch of someone’s face) nor do you catch it because of the cold weather, you catch it when you stay close to others and use the same objects such as a remote control, keyboard, mouse, telephone and game controller.

  • Casey A.

    I don’t care. I’ll suffer through a bout of the flu if it means 12 player Wario Ware.

    Now only if I can convince 9 of the people playing it to stay for several rounds of 10 player Saturn Bomberman after we’re done with the Wii….

  • indigit4l

    debbie downer, thats your best freakin input? you probably get the cold a lot b/c you think about it so much… i guess you can use that downtime to watch more mythbusters and rap about it on comments sections.

  • the_importer

    debbie downer, thats your best freakin input? you probably get the cold a lot b/c you think about it so much… i guess you can use that downtime to watch more mythbusters and rap about it on comments sections.

    Hey, another Nintendo Fanboy, and this one’s alive. I don’t know if I should bother with you. You seem to be the type that would agree playing a WarioWare game which requires passing the Wii Remote from ass to mouth.

    And FYI, Mythbusters weren’t the pioneers of finding out about germs on keyboards Vs toilet seats. That finding is probably older than you are.

  • Casey A.

    Not to sound like an ad or anything, but I think the power of a Clorox wipe might just solve even the most germaphobic gamer’s reluctance in passing a controller and be able to put out the flames I’m seeing…

  • the_importer

    Not to sound like an ad or anything, but I think the power of a Clorox wipe might just solve even the most germaphobic gamer’s reluctance in passing a controller and be able to put out the flames I’m seeing…

    After seeing that video, I don’t think there’s much time to wipe a controller in-between each players, seems pretty fast paste to me :(

    Also, don’t worry about the “flaming”, I consider those to be nothing but little sparks, kind of like the ones from a lighter without fuel.

  • Pesmerga00

    Someone disagrees with the_importer and they are instantly a Fan Boy. Seriously though, if you are at a party with twelve others, and someone has a cold. Chances are you’re going to catch it. Wii or not.

  • the_importer

    Hey the_importer… get over yourself man.

  • The Dude

    Actually importer, you look like you’re here just to argue with someone more than anything. Stop feeding the troll, everyone.

  • StrandMan

    I need one of those clorox wipes for my brain; that vid clip was HORRIBLE

  • the_importer

    Someone disagrees with the_importer and they are instantly a Fan Boy. Seriously though, if you are at a party with twelve others, and someone has a cold. Chances are you’re going to catch it. Wii or not.

    Nintendo fanboys are the worst, mostly due to the fact that there’s a lot of kids in that surrounding. And if you don’t use precaution and you handle the same objects that someone else used, then yes, you can get that person’s cold. Using the Wii Remote of someone that has a virus is just asking for it.

  • the_importer

    # the_importer Says:
    December 29th, 2006 at 10:50 pm

    Hey the_importer… get over yourself man.

    Lol, you realize that if that comments goes into the comments of the week contest, that you just gave me another shoot at the prize right?

    Dumbass :P

  • Neb

    Although the virus/germ issue is a valid one, I don’t see how a 12 player mode can otherwise be reasonably implemented. Would you rather the game require 12 controllers before that mode can be enabled? Considering the total cost of 11 remotes, that mode seriously would not be used very often.

    Also, in the grand scheme of things, with the physical injuries that many people have already sustained while playing games on the Wii, I really do think that passing a common cold is a non-issue. I think it’s much more likely with a room full of 12 people playing a game, that someone gets a bloody nose by getting smacked in the face by a player, than to pass a cold to someone else.

    Btw, the_importer…..I think that the admin of the site probably has IP logging on, in which case it would be pretty obvious if that post was posted by the same user, especially if they’re running a proper backend (in this case I think it’s wordpress)

  • the_importer

    Although the virus/germ issue is a valid one, I don’t see how a 12 player mode can otherwise be reasonably implemented. Would you rather the game require 12 controllers before that mode can be enabled? Considering the total cost of 11 remotes, that mode seriously would not be used very often.

    I can’t even imagine 8 people in the same room playing in front of a TV, let alone 12. Playing with others is fun, but anymore than 5 or 6 people, it gets crowded. I would prefer playing with 3 others, each with their own remote.

    Also, in the grand scheme of things, with the physical injuries that many people have already sustained while playing games on the Wii, I really do think that passing a common cold is a non-issue. I think it’s much more likely with a room full of 12 people playing a game, that someone gets a bloody nose by getting smacked in the face by a player, than to pass a cold to someone else.

    Ouch, didn’t even think of that one. Gonna have to keep an eye on the web site wiihaveaproblem.com after the game is release, gonna be funny has hell.

    Btw, the_importer…..I think that the admin of the site probably has IP logging on, in which case it would be pretty obvious if that post was posted by the same user, especially if they’re running a proper backend (in this case I think it’s wordpress)

    Very well aware of that, just like I know that he couldn’t have used my e-mail address since it’s hidden. But it would still be funny if the admin used the comment anyway just to get back at the kid who figured he would a smart-ass by using my name.

  • mrchill

    hey the_importer, are you going to never touch a doorknob again as well? Maybe you should stay indoors in your basement playing your xbox, communicating with people only using your personal xboxlive headset.

    Germs are a fact of life. It’s way healthier to build an immunity and be in normal contact with society, than to hole yourself up.

  • the_importer

    hey the_importer, are you going to never touch a doorknob again as well? Maybe you should stay indoors in your basement playing your xbox, communicating with people only using your personal xboxlive headset.

    Germs are a fact of life. It’s way healthier to build an immunity and be in normal contact with society, than to hole yourself up.

    Don’t know about you, but I don’t touch doorknobs besides the one in my own home. I mean the restaurants in my area don’t have doorknobs, neither do the malls. When I go to someone’s house, people open the door for me after I ring the bell.

    And with epidemics going around, you should practice proper hygiene, like those TV ads you see. You can’t become immune from the common Cold and Flu virus, it’s not like the Chickenpox. Sure you can’t avoid getting sick in your life (not without living in a bubble), but your can help preventing common ways of getting infected:

    1- Keep your hands clean (use a those liquid hand cleaners if you don’t have access to a washroom).

    2- Avoid using your hands to pull on the handles of doors in malls and restaurants.

    3- When sneezing or coughing, do it in one of your sleeves instead of your hands.

    4- Believe it or not, even if you are able to do your work, a lot of bosses would rather you stayed home and prevent infecting other employees.

  • Neb

    All germ discussion aside, Wario Ware is indeed a very fun party game. Although I’ve only had about 6 people over at once it really wasn’t too crowded. I do have a projector setup so living room is quite a bit more spacious than others, but it wasn’t bad at all; may come close to the 12 player limit for the new years party, so that should be interesting. Also the hot-potato mode wouldn’t be nearly as hectic if everyone had their own controller.

  • Keepo

    This looks like so much fun. I could just imagine playing this after drinking half a bottle of wild turkey with my buddies. I really like the wii and I think its a great thing to have some sort of physical activity involved in video games now. As long as they don’t kick back to the power glove I think Nintendo is back in the console realm after staying alive with their game boys, game advances, ds’s…whatever. The graphics aren’t really great but hardly anyone has a plasma tv anyways. Nintendo: Keep up the good work! ^_^

  • Eric Fox

    If you’re that paranoid about germs, wear some latex gloves while you play.

    Better yet, you can also wear a face mask and scrubs. Doubtless those 11 other people are outputting a lot of germs into the air as you sit packed together on the couch.

  • The cold

    You… Realize that EVERY game controller can pass germs..?

    Not just Nintendo based controllers.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/fussseries/ Strap

    Hey, I got a question. Is it just the player number displayed, or is it the names that are there, and in this case are the numbers just a default?

  • Kevko

    the_importer, while good hygene is an admirable quality, being a douchebag still makes you a poor human being. I guess it’s a good thing that you probably don’t have a girlfriend, as you wouldn’t want her germs anyways.

    More on topic, this game is going to F’in rock! whooooo! :)

  • WarioWare Fan

    Dude above just has too much time on his hands. Bought a PS3, all the old PS2 games look 8 bit, already beat the 1 good launch title and is bitter cuz cannot get his hands on a Wii!

  • Leslee

    How do you make the game be more then single player? I cannot figure it out

  • manu

    I think this is the most stupid thing nintendo has ever done

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