Wii-Play is a Minigames game available on the Wii.
Wii-Play is a Minigames game. Mini games come in a variety of shapes and sizes. What unites the genre is the speed with which players can pickup the games and the relativley short time requried to complete a level or two.
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The must-have game of the year so far has got to be Wii-sports. The connection between player movement and on screen action was almost magical. But as this experience wanes and people start looking for some more Nintendo style competitive action they are inevitably lead us to Wii-play, at least until Wii-Music or Wii-Sports 2 emerges.
The two games obviously have very different remits. Whereas Wii-sports is all about gestures and movement, Wii-play focuses on pointing and prodding. The games included in each pack result from the two styles of interaction. The large active movements lend themselves to the sports titles, whilst the tight pinpoint accuracy of pointing is ideally suited for the leisure activities.
Wii-Play is the game that comes free with a Wii-mote controller. Like Wii-Sports it was available at launch and helped to communicate the versatility of (and unusual approach to) games on the Nintendo Wii.
Party games provide short bursts of fun themed around novel leisure activities. In contrast to sports games that try and recreate whole experiences, party games take one element and create a game around that.
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