Wicked Monsters Blast for Wii is a target shooting game for Wii that comes packed with two controllers. The shooting “missions” themselves are cartoony and require quick-thinking, as well as fast reflexes and good coordination.
Up to four players can play Wicked Monsters Blast at once, either by aiming a Wii-mote at the screen or using one of the two packed in gun accessories which fit the Wii-motes quite nicely. In the Arcade game mode, you must complete whichever “mission” is assigned to you and can only move on when you complete the task. Family Mode allows players to pick the “missions” they want to do. There’s also a Surivival Mode, which is single-player only.
To give you an idea of the kind of shooting you’ll be doing in Wicked Monsters Blast, here’s a quick look at the game’s 12 different “missions.”
Number Lesson – Players shoot at certain numbers behind the plates, but make sure it’s the right color.
Posture Hunt – Watch a character strike a pose, and then find the same image and shoot it as quickly as possible.
Lazy Brain Attack – Help the giant pig of a teacher by shooting students to keep them from falling asleep.
Craft Wreck – Create sculptures by shooting items and removing “material.”
Dizzy Quizzy – Shoot either yes or no with the correct answers to various questions.
Barrel Shock – Don’t let Gigi the Wicked Monster escape – shoot the barrel he’s hiding in as much as you can.
Fussy Menu – Wait until the food appears in front of Mr. Spreado, and shoot what he wants into his mouth.
No Mercy For Hero – Shoot the falling food before it reaches the hungry hippos at the bottom of the screen.
King of the King – Watch out for various enemies and flying objects as you shoot to survive and take over the throne.
Bottles Battle – Don’t let the monster stop you – destroy all the bottles on the store shelves.
Dime Crisis – Help stop the bad guys from robbing the bank, but be careful what you’re shooting at.
Desert Striker – Destroy the missles and grenades as they launch skyward and eventually towards you.
Wicked Monsters Blast is more than just a point and click shooting game. There’s surprising creativity and depth to the game’s cartoony characters, and each shooting “mission” requires more than just quick reflexes for success. We like how up to four players can simultaneously battle, and also how the game comes with two blaster accessories. Families with older kids and tweens will be pleasantly surprised by Wicked Monsters Blast as a fun, competitive experience.