The fun of Help Wanted comes in the 50 different jobs that you can perform. You can think of the overall game as a tie in for the 50 mini games, which are where the fun is at. The game has a Anime style to it with long cut scenes that require the player to rear text and click the A button to progress. You can skip larger sections of the dialog by pressing the number 1 button.
The dialog itself can be tedious because there is often lots of it before you can get to what you really want to do in the game -- the jobs. The point of the game is to work odd jobs (and I mean odd) to earn money to buy a watch from the TV shopping network that can transform you into a superhero to destroy an asteroid that will hit the Earth. The watch costs 50,000 points and you must buy things form the shopping network to earn points.
Among the things you can buy with the money earned from your jobs are trinkets like masks that can give you more time before the meteor strikes the Earth. You can also spend your money on new uniforms to let you take on more jobs to earn money.
Each of the mini games uses the Wii controllers in a different way. Some games only need the Wii remote while some need the remote and nunchuck. Early jobs include a farmer, courier, and fisher. With the farmer, the goal is to flick the Wii remote when a spinning circle gets into the correct section. When flicked at the right time the character will pick carrots and toss them into a truck earning the player money. Flick at the wrong time and you get nothing.
Another early job is the courier, which has the player trying to deliver packages through a maze of sprinklers, pets, and hedges to a person for money. The fisherman job was one of my favorites and uses the Wii remote and nunchuk to control a boat and throw a net over schools of swimming fish. Each fish caught gets you money to spend on new uniforms to ultimately get the transforma watch and destroy the asteroid before it hits the earth.
Other jobs you can unlock include an astronaut, dry cleaner, tailor, manicurist, pizza chef, dairy farmer, dentist, crane operator and many more. There is a two-player mode, which allows you to challenge another player on the mini jobs in split screen action.
The game is fun, despite the fact that many of the cut scenes get tedious. Fans of motion based Wii games will find something to like with Help Wanted. One of the best features is the price, Help Wanted retails for $29.99.
Help Wanted offers a variety of fun games that are often delayed by tedious cut scenes that add little to the game. Ignore these cut scenes and Help Wanted is a fun game that the family will enjoy.
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