Excerpt: FlingSmash doesn't so much sound like a game, but a child's toy designed to cause havoc around the house. You can imagine it being sold alongside Nerf guns as a way to inflict mild pain on your siblings, and in many ways that would be more entertaining than this Wii-exclusive, MotionPlus-enabled,...
Excerpt: FlingSmash is a side scrolling action adventure platformer that has one unique key feature. That unique key feature is your hero is a ball like creature that is almost always in motion. I used a Wii Motion Plus controller (editor: which came in the purchased package) to bat him around the screen.
Summary: A solid game that definitely has an audience. Might lack replay value, could be too short or there are some hard-to-ignore faults, but the experience is fun. How we score: The Destructoid Reviews Guide
Summary: When the tropical Suthon Island is invaded by the evil Omminus, the ball-shaped hero, Zip, is summoned to save the day. Using the Wii Remote controller with the Wii MotionPlus accessory, you'll fling Zip at targets to smash your way across eight colorful worlds.
Excerpt: Flung... and smashed... The backstory of FlingSmash is muddled... something about an evil presence descending on a peaceful island. The bad guys start wreaking havoc and the island king is forced to unlock an ancient chest where our hero sleeps.
Pros: Low cost, Wii Potion Plus controller, Predictable boss battles, Boring mini-games, Repetitive controls
Conclusion: FlingSmash is an interesting title that is at once uninspired yet unpredictable. Harking back to the gimmick-heavy games that clogged the Wii’s shelves during the console’s tentative steps, it’s a title that fulfils its mission statement but does little to justify its pricing as a full release (Wii...
Conclusion: According to the PR blurb, FlingSmash apparently "combines the hands-on fun of tennis with the non-stop action of pinball", but it's more like the arm-knack of the former coupled with the infuriating randomness of the latter.
Excerpt: Fling. Smash. Like Ronseal Five Year Woodstain, the clue is right there in the name. In FlingSmash you use the Wii MotionPlus controller to "fling" Zip, a sort of Pacman meets the ball from Breakout, so that he "smashes" blocks. You do the flinging. He does the smashing.
Conclusion: FlingSmash is simply too good to be considered just another piece of shovelware. While all of it’s basic elements are fairly simple, they combine to create a thoroughly addictive and entertaining Wii experience.