Summary: FlingSmash introduces you to the varicolored world of Zip, a curious little critter who looks like a cross between a tropical fruit and a tennis ball. When his home, Suthon Island, is assaulted by the foreboding villain Omminus, it’s up to you to use the Wii Remote and Wii Motion Plus to smack, smash, and fling Zip through various stages collecting items and defeating dark minions.
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. I was also given the choice to hit a female ball character around as well. So FlingSmash is part ping pong, and part Nintendo platformer.
Summary: Parents need to know that while there is some cartoony violence in FlingSmash , mostly in the form of the round hero bashing into things, the action and the plot are generally safe for kids. And the incredibly easy gameplay mechanic is one that can be picked up by almost anybody. But while getting into the game is a piece of cake, excelling at it will take lots of time and practice.
Conclusion: Concept: Bat a cute cartoon character around in some inventive side-scrolling levels
Graphics: The character and boss designs are nice, though it’s graphically unimpressive
Sound: Generic music and sound effects you’ll forget an instant after they’re gone
Playability: Since it’s packed with the built-in Wii MotionPlus controller, I expected more accuracy
Entertainment: This bundle costs $10 more than the standard remote pack, but delivers your money’s worth
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: 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. Nintendo have done well to keep such a repetitive concept fresh throughout the entirety of the game and praise has to be awarded for this.
Conclusion: FlingSmash ist im Großen und Ganzen ein netter Zeitvertreib, der leider über eine etwas ungenau Steuerung verfügt. Die Handhabe ist in der Tat einen Tick zu träge, weswegen man relativ schnell die Lust verliert. Da es sich aber bei FlingSmash nur um eine Dreingabe zu einem neuen Controller handelt, ist dieser Fehler zu verschmerzen.
Pros: Nette 2D-Action, Bunte Grafik, Sympathische Story und Held
Conclusion: H�tte Nintendo hier keine Wii Remote Plus beigelegt, FlingSmash w�re wohl untergegangen. Und viele Spieler w�rden ein fantastisches Spiel verpassen, bei dem man mal wieder so richtig auf Highscore-Jagd gehen kann. Ich w�rde sogar sagen, dass man damit so manchem Gelegenheitsspieler nahe bringen kann, aus welchem Stoff richtige Core-Games gemacht sind.
Pros: Witziger Gameplay-Mix: Flipper, Breakout, Baseball, Sidecsroller, ..., Gelungener Zweispielermodus, Schwierigkeitsgrad steigt gut an, Sehr günstiges Bundle-Angebot
Cons: Umfang könnte größer sein, Sound eher dürftig