Cons: Very poor gameplay for single players, lacks computers to versus
The Bottom Line: Bad for single players, but could possibly be fun for those who can play multiplayer mode.
I live alone and have no one to play video games with in the city I live. I do not even keep an extra Wiimote in my apartment. I thought this game seemed fun, but it turned out it is not at all made for us people who can only play single player. Sure they have a single player mode, but it does not let you save your progress or even let you be a Mii character in this mode, which is something it tells you that you can do in the multiplayer modes. I can understand that this trivia games needs you to compete against other for the saving feature to make sense as well as the supposed special Wiimote movements, but why cannot they have a way to versus a computer for single players to enjoy these features. I did like playing the trivia, but it just is not worthwhile as a Wii game if I cannot really play most of the game features. It looks promising as a fun multiplayer game with a competitive friend mode and a cooperative family mode, but since I could not try any multiplayer mode I cannot say if that part is good or not. I would think that it is worth trying if you have a group of friends or family to play the Wii with, but if you are a single player gamer like me skip this game.
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From the EA Casual Entertainment label, Smarty Pants finally levels the playing field for people of all ages, allowing simultaneous play using age-targeted trivia plus action-based gestures, making it a truly trans-generational game made exclusively for the Wii.Tailoring questions to the contestant's age, gamers from eight to eighty can join in on the fun all at the same time. Every player's answer is tracked, and the game automatically adjusts the difficulty level to provide continuous stimulation and interactive challenges that are age appropriate. Exciting Wii gestures make everything a game, from spinning the category wheel and tug-of-wars over correct answers, to "dance-offs" for additional points.