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.
Excerpt: If you're looking for a game that demonstrates the kinds of crazy gameplay the Wii is capable of producing with its motion sensing controls, Elebits may be right up your alley. Functionally it's a first-person shooter for younger audiences, and the goal is less to shoot and more to capture. Think of it like Ghostbusters, except that instead of ghosts, you're capturing teensy creatures called elebits.
Pros: Gameplay is an addictive blend of shooting and puzzling, Cute art style, There's a nice level-editing mode that lets you trade levels with friends online, Some very cool power-ups
Cons: Very easy to play, to the point where it's tougher to fail a stage than it is to complete it, Multiplayer is a jumbled mess, Graphics are chunky and drab looking, Awful voice acting
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.
Excerpt: Product Description NINTENDO/KONAMI
Nintendo Wii Elebits
Model: wii elebits
Elebits thrusts players into a game of hide and go seek as they try to track down a group of mysterious creatures.
A revolutionary game of hide and seek! Search high and low for mischievous little Elebits using the innovative features of the Nintendo Wii controller to push, pull, lift, throw and interact with anything and everything in the environment.