Conclusion: The original Elebits is one of the most enjoyable games on Wii, and Elebits: The Adventures of Kai and Zero is certainly no exception. The vibrant and childish graphics accompanied by the game’s simple difficulty may point to the game being suited for younger audiences. But anyone can love The Adventures of Kai and Zero . If you never had the opportunity to play the original, do yourself a favor and pick up its sequel. Don’t you want Kai to return home someday?
Excerpt: The Nintendo Wii has become more and more a platform for different and original ideas, geared mainly towards gameplay (and leaving graphics concerns behind). Following Nintendo’s innovative philosophy, Konami delivers Elebits , a brand new IP exclusive on the Nintendo console, which stands as one of the best games to be picked up for the Wii in the current line-up.
Excerpt: What makes a "kiddie game," exactly? Cute characters in colorful environments? Bloodless violence? RPG heroes who are always coming of age, yet never seem to get there? Gore and hookers don't make a game good, and neither does their absence. A videogame's longevity isn't due to its paint job—it's what's under the hood that counts. Though Konami's Elebits looks like a Huffy bike, don't be fooled; a Harley-Davidson's motor purrs underneath.
Summary: Parents need to know that this fun puzzle game shows off some innovative gameplay possibilities of the Wii system. Kids can even create their own puzzles and share them over the Internet -- Common Sense Media recommends that parents supervise this part of the game for kids under age 12. This game has mild blasting with a capture beam where no one gets injured. Some of the puzzles encourage recklessness by allowing you to pick up everything in a room and try to break it.
Summary: If only for how well it uses the Wii’s controller and for how much fun anyone can have with it, Elebits is a must have. I would easily place it among the Wii’s top five games at this point. But if you are not sure about the kiddie premise, rent it. I am sure you will have so much fun that you will want to buy it.
Conclusion: Lengthly review for such a simple game, I know. There's a lot going on, though. That said, anyone who tries this game will instantly get drawn into it and express how cool it is. It's extremely addictive, and you'll find yourself throwing objects around after you've completed the level just for the sake of throwing objects around. The game has some really interesting puzzles, and every level has a specific way of doing things to get the highest score possible.