Conclusion: Bonsai Barber might sound like a totally senseless idea for a game, but it's just the kind of oddball creation WiiWare was designed for. You wouldn't think cutting shrubs would be a fun pastime, but everything from the use of the Wii Remote, to the perfectly rationed regimen, makes for a great, little daily ritual. The game is as inviting as Sesame Street, yet the mechanics and humor are rewarding no matter how old you are.
Excerpt: Some games have pretty mundane premises. Sometimes there’s an intergalactic war with high-tech soldiers fighting an army of aliens. Alternatively, an emotional young man skilled with a sword wants to end the reign of a powerful tyrant who has a variety of individually skilled friends to accompany him. These are the norm. However occasionally, and probably not without the help of a large amount of acid, games like Bonsai Barber pop out.
Excerpt: Zoonami recently gave us an insight into what the game would be like, and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Bonsai Barber , purely for the reason that I used to stick strips of paper to chairs and pretend to be cutting hair when I was younger. Now with the interactivity of the Wii Remote, this game could turn out to be a hair-raising success!
Pros: Great use of Wii remote, Freedom to create any cut, Fun characters
Cons: Five customers per day isn’t quite enough, Can be tricky to get five stars in a cut, Difficult to cut to precise lines
Excerpt: Have you ever found a mouldy old potato in a dark corner of the kitchen? Often is the time we come across one, and with our cupboards usually as vacant as the Hubbard household's, it's often a choice between carefully cutting off the sprouts that have appeared, or heading out to shop. It's an easy choice - waste not, want not and all that.