Hands On Help Wanted: Milking Cows And Grilling Meat

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In an ocean of motion controlled mini-game compilations what makes Help Wanted stand out? That’s the question I had in my mind when I sat down to try the game. For starters, Help Wanted (aka Hatarakuhito: Hard Working People) has a sense of humor. Any game that has players milking cows by tugging on the nunchuck and remote can’t be taken too seriously. In the cow milking game you can score combos by sticking to a rhythm, but if you pull too fast or at random the cow gets aggravated. Keeping a combo earns players more money and if you’re competing with a friend whoever gets the most money wins.


The money you earn in Help Wanted goes to a comet defense fund. Earth is about to be destroyed from a collision and everyone in the game is doing odd jobs to earn money to save the planet. But, the plan isn’t perfect. Hijinks ensue. Hudson doesn’t want players to take Help Wanted too seriously, it’s supposed to be a light hearted game. One second you’re milking cows and the next you’re flipping meat on a grill by twisting the remote. Watch out, if you burn three pieces of meat in Grill Cook the game is over.




Hudson is preparing 50 games for Help Wanted and most of them are intuitive. The Farmer game has players yank vegetables from the ground by lifting the remote. In Tailor you tilt the remote to steer fabric into a sewing machine. Bodybuilder had players make poses with the remote and nunchuck. Then there is Master Higgins… which Hudson didn’t have ready to play. Yes, there really is a game called Master Higgins, based on the real life button mashing master, in Help Wanted. Other games that caught my eye were Game Creator, Sumo Referee, and Arctic Delivery. However, not all of these games have head-to-head multiplayer only fifteen of them do and that number includes Farmer and Cow Milking.


Here’s the full list of games you can expect to play when Help Wanted comes out on the Wii next summer.


1. Cleaning Crew
2. Newscaster
3. Astronaut
4. Babysitter
5. Beach Waiter
6. Boat Captain (Resort Captain)
7. Bodybuilder
8. Master Higgins
9. Market Clerk
10. Cook
11. Dairy Farmer
12. Dentist
13. CEO
14. Dry Cleaner
15. Emergency Medical Technician
16. Exercise Instructor
17. Farmer
18. Fire Fighter
19. Fisherman
20. Arctic Delivery
21. Game Creator
22. Goalkeeper
23. Grill Cook
24. Haunted House Monster
26. Interviewer
27. Kabuki Actor
28. Clown
29. Lighting Crew Member
30. Make-up Artist
31. Manicurist
32. Courier
33. Pinch Hitter
34. Pit Crew
35. Pizza Chef
36. Policeman
37. Crane Operator
38. Art Restorer
39. Security Guard
40. Aerial Camera
41. Stunt Car Driver
42. Submarine Crew
43. Sumo Referee
44. Action Hero
45. Sushi Master
46. Tailor
47. Teacher
48. TV Camera Person
49. TV Shopping Crew
50. Volleyball Referee


Images courtesy of Hudson.

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