Wii Play: Motion

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Wii Play Motion

Wii Play Motion

All yesterdayís parties.

Wii Play may go down in history as one of the best-selling console games of all time, but it feels a bit like the video game equivalent of a drugs cheat. The millions who snapped it up probably werenít exclusively drawn to it by the prospect of some middling mini-games, after all: the bundle was also a smart means of grabbing an extra controller for that quirky new console that had its whole life ahead of it.

Wii Play Motion seems like a straight sequel, then, yet itís actually got very little in common with the first game. The Remote Plus that comes as a pack-in is glossy and red and thoroughly beautiful, but itís for use on a console that has all but run its course. Balancing that, however, is the fact that the mini-games are a little better this time around. If they have to serve as the main lure for this package, there are at least a couple of quiet classics in there.

The best of the collectionís 12 offerings is probably Spooky Search. Itís also that rare game that really shows off the MotionPlus difference - in this case, via the console's ability to keep track of the controllerís positioning when itís not pointed directly at the sensor bar.

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Nintendo Wii Play: Motion release date

Nintendo Wii Play: Motion release date

Packaged with red Wii Remote Plus.

Party game sequel Wii Play: Motion will launch across Europe on 24th June.

Nintendo's new set of mini-games makes use of the Wii Motion Plus add-on. Wii Play: Motion comes bundled with a Wii Remote Plus, which has the add-on built in.

The original Wii Play is one of the best-selling games of all time. What the heck? It's true - the original included a Wii Remote for free. This time around Europeans get a red flavoured Wii Remote Plus. North American gamers have the title a week earlier and are gifted a black coloured remote instead.

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Nintendo announces Wii Play: Motion

Nintendo announces Wii Play: Motion

Bundled with Wii Remote Plus.

Nintendo has announced a sequel for mini-game collection Wii Play.

The original title went on to sell a staggering 27 million copies, largely due to the inclusion of a free Wii Remote. Although the cow-racing mode was fun.

This time around gamers get a Wii Remote Plus, which has the Wii's upgrading Motion Plus attachment built in. There are also 12 new mini-games, including frisbee throwing, whack-a-mole, and what looks like some Mary Poppins-style umbrella flying.

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