For those who may not know, Wii Play was the launch title for the Wii in Europe and it was released in the USA on Feb 12, 2007.
Wii Play has 9 mini-games. When you first play it you have to play the games in order as a way to learn how to use the wii-mote. All of the games on the disc are one or two player.
Wii Play also comes with a wii-mote, which has proven harder to get than Wiis!
- Shooting Range - Reminiscent of the old classic NES game Duck Hunt, this quick game has you using the wii-mote as a pointer and the B button as a trigger. Because you have a set of cross-hairs on the screen you needn't aim the wii-mote as you once aimed the light gun. This is a short but fun game. The two player mode has both players shooting the same targets.
- Find Mii - The first thing this game taught me is that I need some more variety in my Miis! This is a very simple game where you look at a crowd of Miis and have to find certain ones. It may be as simple as finding your own Mii to as complicated as finding alike Miis in a crowded (and dark) room. My daughter likes this one and, as in Shooting Range, the two player mode is simultaneous.
- Table Tennis - Not nearly as good as tennis on Wii Sports this game attempts to emulate table tennis (or ping pong) on the Wii. It feels like the old classic Pong.
- Pose Mii - In this game you have to cycle your Mii through three different poses and rotate it to fit inside of a bubble. It sounds easy but it is actually quite challenging. The two-player mode is particularly difficult as either player can hit a special bubble that will freeze the opponent.
- Laser Hockey - Similar to an advanced version of Pong this game can be entertaining. Unlike Table Tennis you can move your paddle all over your side of the field and turn it at an angle. By pressing "A+B" during the countdown you can switch to a round paddle and play this game more like air hockey.
- Billiards - Not pool but billiards. In this game your wii-mote is your poolstick. This game takes some patience to learn as we had problems with the wii-mote not accurately responding to our movements. Two player is turn based in this one.
- Fishing - Grab your rod and drop a hook in a pond full of flat fish. Not as interesting as the fishing mini-game on Zelda Twilight Princess.
- Charge! - Cow racing! This game is fun. You hold the wii-mote on its side (similar to Excite Truck) and tilt it forward to speed up, backwards to slow down. Your goal is to knock down as many scarecrows as you can before crossing the finish line. Two player is done via a top/bottom split screen. This game is fun.
- Tanks! - This is probably the best game on here. You can use the nunchuk if you have one (I suggest you do) to steer the tank and the wii-mote is used to target enemy tanks. Beware of shells that ricochet! I have been done in by my own shells because I did not judge the angles properly. Two player mode is not designed to be you vs. your opponent but is a contest to see who can get the most kills.
Those are the games. Please keep in mind that though the game retails for about $50 you are getting a wii-mote in the box (retail $40) so you are only paying $10 for the game. If you already have four wii-motes... check eBay.