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Wii Play (2006) is a collection of multi-player party games originally designed for the Nintendo Wii and its motion controller.

Play varies from game to game but each focuses on a motion interaction. The games are mostly short experiences for multiple players. Some of the games stand out and are still avidly played by people years later: Tanks, Find Mii and Fishing. There are also some stand-out imaginative uses of the Wii controller: Spooky Search and Cone Zone.

Wii-Play games:
  • Shooting Range: Like Duck Hunt, you work through consecutive rounds of aiming with the Wii Remote as objects appear on the screen.
  • Find Mii: An observation challenge where you work to spot your Mii cartoon character in a crowd.
  • Table Tennis: Table tennis, although not as detailed as the Wii Sports Resort version.
  • Pose Mii: Press a button to pose your character then rotate the controller to line them up with a silhouette.
  • Laser Hockey: An air hockey game similar to Pong.
  • Billiards: A simplified nine-ball game of pool, using the Wii Remote like the cue.
  • Fishing: Use the Wii Remote as a fishing rod and time your motion to snag the biggest fish.
  • Charge: Cow racing where you need to manage how fast your cow goes to win the race.
  • Tanks: A surprisingly detailed top-down combat for four players. Aiming by pointing the Wii Remote, moving with the Stick.

Wii Play: Motion games:
  • Cone Zone: Use the Wii Remote like an ice cream cone, trying to balance more and more scoops on top.
  • Veggie Guardin: Whack moles with the Wii Remote as they attempt to steal your vegetables.
  • Skip Skimmer: Use the Wii Remote to angle and motion a stone. Release the button to make it skip across a lake.
  • Pose Mii Plus: A more advanced version of this game with additional poses.
  • Trigger Twist: Like Shooting Range, but with more shooting targets, UFOs, ninjas and dinosaurs.
  • Jump Park: Bounce your Mii character off the walls and floor to collect gems.
  • Teeter Targets: Hit targets by controlling rotating flippers to bounce a ball
  • Spooky Search: Find the ghosts hiding around the room by pointing the Wii Remote and using the sound and vibration to home in.
  • Wind Runner: Race your Mii character on roller skates by angling an umbrella to catch the wind with your Wii Remote.
  • Treasure Twirl: Try and unwind an umbilical cable to ensure your diver can explore the ocean.
  • Flutter Fly: Use the Wii Remote to control an on-screen leaf like a fan to blow a group of balloons through an obstacle course.
  • Star Shuttle: Assemble a space station controlling a small rocket with the Wii Remote.
  • Dolphin: Guide a dolphin through a series of rings.
  • Unicycle: Ride a unicycle along a raised obstacle course.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Wii Play 19 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 7 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Simulation game with Brain Game, Physically Active, Puzzle, Race and Sports elements. This is a single-player game.

 
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DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 1 minute and 5 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Although some games (particularly those requiring pointing with the Wii Remote) need some fine dexterity there are many suitable for really young players.

CostsCosts

You can only play this on older systems (Nintendo Wii) but can usually find it second hand on eBay. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 02/12/2006, updated in 2011

Out Now: Wii

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Simulation (Brain Game, Physically Active, Puzzle, Race and Sports)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Developer: @Nintendo (@Nintendo)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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