Elebits

Action/Adventure Game - Wii - MPN: 40051
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A revolutionary game of hide and seek! Search high and low for mischievous little Elebits using the innovative features of the Wii Remote controller to push, pull, lift, throw and interact with anything and everything in the environment.
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ESRB Rating E (Everyone)
Game Genre Action/Adventure Game
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Elebits
4 Star Review  GameZone - Dec 28, 2006

Once upon a time there was a world where creatures provided our electricity. They were tiny creatures – short, chubby little things that conjured memories of Pikmin, the ant-like plant people dancing in Shigeru Miyamoto's head (and in our GameCubes). Referred to as "Elebits," the electrically charged creatures are not eager to power our daily needs. They're in no hurry to fuel our televisions, traffic lights, or vacuum cleaners. Elebits are greedy critters who want to take their energy and leave! Fortunately for you, Elebits do not live in Perfect (the world Walgreens commercials speak of).

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Elebits
4 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Elebits receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 3.08 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #2,294 game of all time, #6 game of 2006 for the Wii and #21 Wii game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 25 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

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Elebits
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 6, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 10 expert reviews for Elebits and the average expert rating is 77 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Great game for the Wii!
5 Star Review   By member jayger - Jun 6, 2007   

Strengths: Great tutorial included, so it's easy to master.

Weakness: Frame rate suffers when the physics get intense.

Elebits is a worthwhile game for the Wii. It makes good use of the unique controls of the system, which suffer in a lot of other games. The tutorial you can choose to review is an excellent primer to master this game. The opening cutscenes, music and dialog, are atrocious, but once you get past that, you'll find this game to be a gem for the Wii!

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Great use of the wii remote
4 Star Review   By member neuromix - May 11, 2007   

Strengths: interactive enviroment, physics

Weakness: lack of multiplayer modes

This was one of my anticipated launch titles for the wii. The ability to pick up, throw, push, pull objects all over the place was fun. The physics in the game is excellent. Zapping those creatures with the wii remote can be tiring though. My hand was hurting after a few levels. The controls such as pulling and turning the doors open were a bit tricky to me, sometimes it didnt recognize my action. Other then that, the aiming controls were spot on. I thought the story was pretty lame, tends to aim to children. Multiplayer is fun for a while, but I wish it had more modes. The ability to build your own course helps add replayability. Hoping for a sequel with bigger environments and different objects! Pick up this title.

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Wacky Concept. Underrated Game
5 Star Review   By member krunch - Apr 27, 2007   

Strengths: Fully interactive environment. Great use of wiimote.

Weakness: Multiplayer mode is lacking

In Elebits, players are in a fully interactive environment where they can open, lift, or even throw various objects. The ultimate goal is to find any elebits that might be hiding in your home. I think it's one of the most innovative Wii games out there right now. The only flaws I've found so far are in the voice acting and the multiplayer which gets old quickly. I recommend this game to anyone looking for a different Wii game or anyone who enjoyed Katamari.

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Elebits
5 Star Review   By member illuming - Apr 23, 2007   

Strengths: good use of wii remote, use of wii connect 24 allows trading of designed Elebits levels, long gameplay

Weakness: levels range from really easy to extremely difficult, occasionally the physics will go wonky

Elebits is Konami's first attempt at a game for the Nintendo Wii. The concept is that you are searching for little characters called Elebits and finding them will power a "capture ray" that will enable you to find more of them an capture them as well. You can trash the entire area you are in to find them and make your ray stronger. While it sounds like it may be a boring game, it is far from boring and will have you having a good time very quickly.

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Elebits
4 Star Review   By member shipwreck1 - Apr 3, 2007   

Strengths: Good use of Wii remote, fun environment and characters, lots of replay value

Weakness: Some of the levels are really difficult

Elebits is one of the first games to really take advantage of the Wii's controls. The remote is used to pick up objects and capture small creatures known as "Elebits". The more creatures you capture, the bigger objects you can pick up. There is a lot of replayability in this game as there are lots of secrets to find. The game is a good length with a lot of fun levels that are set around a family's house. This is definitely a good showcase game for the Wii, and hopefully we'll see a lot more creative games like this in the future.

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First-person fantasy adventuring
4 Star Review   By member botticus - Apr 2, 2007   

Strengths: Creative design, fun, good length

Weakness: Some slowdown, inconsistent physics

Elebits is a great first-generation Wii game. It shows what the system has potential to be great at (first-person anything), while lacking the polish for a truly great game. The graphical presentation is acceptable, while the voice-overs is truly atrocious. The only true negative aspect of the game is some pretty bad slowdown in later levels when there are a large number of objects on the screen. Other than that, one of the minor issues I have with the game is inconsistent physics. Some objects react very similar to how you would imagine they would in the various situations, while others (namely large objects) don't. Definitely a game worth trying out once it drops from its $50 price tag, but most will be more excited about the same team's next Wii project, Dewey's Adventure.

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Elebits
4 Star Review   By member mojave - Apr 1, 2007   

Strengths: Fun Katamari Damacy-like gameplay that makes excellent use of the Nintendo Wii remote

Weakness: Framerate suffers horribly on some levels

Elebits is an excellent and much-overlooked game for the Nintendo Wii console. Unlike most of the other games that came out in the first few months for the Wii, this one was built from the ground up with the Wii in mind. As a result, it controls perfectly on the system. You play a young boy who must collect Elebits, which are the source of electricity. To do this you use a gun, controlled by aiming the Wii remote at the screen in the most intuitive way possible. The game is played in the first person perspective and you move around the levels by using the Nunchuk attachment. Move the Wii remote to the edge of the screen and your view turns. The system works perfectly and is a model for how future FPS games should work. At first you start out in the child's bedroom and you have a fairly low power gun. With this you can zap any Elebits you see, and as you zap more your power increases. With increased power you can lift larger items (often finding Elebits under or inside them). You can also turn on various electrical appliances once you reach their wattage thresholds, with Elebits usually tumbling out of them as a result. In this sense of starting in a small area with limited abilities and advancing to larger and larger areas and dealing with bigger objects, the game plays very much like Katamari Damacy, though with a very different control scheme of course. Eventually you are out in the town tossing cars and buildings around to find Elebits, which can be a very satisfying experience. The main flaw in the game is exposed in some of these outdoor levels as the sheer number of objects flying around (once you start throwing several up in the air) is too much for the game's engine to handle and the framerate suffers as a result. Hopefully there is room for improvement here and this can be fixed for any sequel. If it weren't for this flaw I would have rated the game 5 stars, easily. The main game takes a good 15-20 hours to get through. Most of the levels involve collecting Elebits, though there are a few boss fights as well. To mix up the gameplay, there are certain levels where you must not make too much noise (by breaking items) or where the gravity is turned off (and all the objects float around in the air - very fun!). Beyond the main game, there are many unlockables and it will take considerably longer than 20 hours to achieve 100% of everything the game has to offer. You get a score for each level (with the 'S' rank being the ultimate goal). You can also unlock special challenge missions which usually have to trying to collect a certain number of Elebits with a strict time limit. There are also hidden powerups that can be found and unlocked permanently in the game. Beyond that, there is multiplayer play where one person controls the movement and up to 4 others can zap Elebits with their own remotes. One excellent and unexpected feature of the game is the ability to create your own levels by placing objects you have unlocked into the various levels (which you also unlock throughout the game). These levels can even be shared over the Nintendo Wi-Fi connection with people on your Wii friends list. This is the first (and to date still the only) game to feature any kind of Internet capability. To summarize, I consider this game a must buy on the level of Zelda Twilight Princess. Though it lacks that game's overall polish, it is notable for the fact that it was designed from the start as a Wii game, and it contains exactly the type of innovation and creativity we want to see more of on the system.

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Elebits
5 Star Review   By member jch302 - Mar 16, 2007   

Strengths: fun, hide and seek, easy to control

A game of hide and seek with tons of little light bulb guys, with some added challenges (like not breaking too many things, not making too much noise, etc.) The game is fun and challenging and is fun for everyone. One of the better Wii games out at the moment.

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Elebits
3 Star Review   By member plm66 - Mar 14, 2007   

Strengths: Easy to understand and use unique remote

Weakness: No challenge for anyone over 5yrs.

Very simple game, but boring. Using the unique Wii remote does not justfy buying a game for $49. However if you want an easy game for young children under 6, Elebits may be your game. My grandchildren 6 and over, played it one time and have not touched it since. They like Excite Truck, etc. or Gamecube games instead.

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Cool Game For The Entire Family
4 Star Review   By member kchoi10 - Feb 21, 2007   

Strengths: Good use of the Wii remote

Weakness: Didn't find any

My 4 year old son and I played this game and we both loved it. It takes less than 5 minutes to get the hang of the remote. The graphics is decent and characters are cute. We were surprise how much more fun this game is being interactive from the use of the remote. You actually have to turn the remote to turn the door knob and pull the remote back to open the door. You can toss things around the room searching for these creature. The game is geared more toward young children, but it fun for all ages.

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A revolutionary game of hide and seek! Search high and low for mischievous little Elebits using the innovative features of the Wii Remote controller to push, pull, lift, throw and interact with anything and everything in the environment.
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ESRB Rating E (Everyone)
Game Genre Action/Adventure Game
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Product Title Elebits
Manufacturer Konami
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Elebits
4 Star Review  GameZone - Dec 28, 2006

Once upon a time there was a world where creatures provided our electricity. They were tiny creatures – short, chubby little things that conjured memories of Pikmin, the ant-like plant people dancing in Shigeru Miyamoto's head (and in our GameCubes). Referred to as "Elebits," the electrically charged creatures are not eager to power our daily needs. They're in no hurry to fuel our televisions, traffic lights, or vacuum cleaners. Elebits are greedy critters who want to take their energy and leave! Fortunately for you, Elebits do not live in Perfect (the world Walgreens commercials speak of).

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Elebits
4 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Elebits receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 3.08 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #2,294 game of all time, #6 game of 2006 for the Wii and #21 Wii game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 25 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

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Elebits
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 6, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 10 expert reviews for Elebits and the average expert rating is 77 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Great game for the Wii!
5 Star Review   By member jayger - Jun 6, 2007   

Strengths: Great tutorial included, so it's easy to master.

Weakness: Frame rate suffers when the physics get intense.

Elebits is a worthwhile game for the Wii. It makes good use of the unique controls of the system, which suffer in a lot of other games. The tutorial you can choose to review is an excellent primer to master this game. The opening cutscenes, music and dialog, are atrocious, but once you get past that, you'll find this game to be a gem for the Wii!

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Great use of the wii remote
4 Star Review   By member neuromix - May 11, 2007   

Strengths: interactive enviroment, physics

Weakness: lack of multiplayer modes

This was one of my anticipated launch titles for the wii. The ability to pick up, throw, push, pull objects all over the place was fun. The physics in the game is excellent. Zapping those creatures with the wii remote can be tiring though. My hand was hurting after a few levels. The controls such as pulling and turning the doors open were a bit tricky to me, sometimes it didnt recognize my action. Other then that, the aiming controls were spot on. I thought the story was pretty lame, tends to aim to children. Multiplayer is fun for a while, but I wish it had more modes. The ability to build your own course helps add replayability. Hoping for a sequel with bigger environments and different objects! Pick up this title.

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Wacky Concept. Underrated Game
5 Star Review   By member krunch - Apr 27, 2007   

Strengths: Fully interactive environment. Great use of wiimote.

Weakness: Multiplayer mode is lacking

In Elebits, players are in a fully interactive environment where they can open, lift, or even throw various objects. The ultimate goal is to find any elebits that might be hiding in your home. I think it's one of the most innovative Wii games out there right now. The only flaws I've found so far are in the voice acting and the multiplayer which gets old quickly. I recommend this game to anyone looking for a different Wii game or anyone who enjoyed Katamari.

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Elebits
5 Star Review   By member illuming - Apr 23, 2007   

Strengths: good use of wii remote, use of wii connect 24 allows trading of designed Elebits levels, long gameplay

Weakness: levels range from really easy to extremely difficult, occasionally the physics will go wonky

Elebits is Konami's first attempt at a game for the Nintendo Wii. The concept is that you are searching for little characters called Elebits and finding them will power a "capture ray" that will enable you to find more of them an capture them as well. You can trash the entire area you are in to find them and make your ray stronger. While it sounds like it may be a boring game, it is far from boring and will have you having a good time very quickly.

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Elebits
4 Star Review   By member shipwreck1 - Apr 3, 2007   

Strengths: Good use of Wii remote, fun environment and characters, lots of replay value

Weakness: Some of the levels are really difficult

Elebits is one of the first games to really take advantage of the Wii's controls. The remote is used to pick up objects and capture small creatures known as "Elebits". The more creatures you capture, the bigger objects you can pick up. There is a lot of replayability in this game as there are lots of secrets to find. The game is a good length with a lot of fun levels that are set around a family's house. This is definitely a good showcase game for the Wii, and hopefully we'll see a lot more creative games like this in the future.

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First-person fantasy adventuring
4 Star Review   By member botticus - Apr 2, 2007   

Strengths: Creative design, fun, good length

Weakness: Some slowdown, inconsistent physics

Elebits is a great first-generation Wii game. It shows what the system has potential to be great at (first-person anything), while lacking the polish for a truly great game. The graphical presentation is acceptable, while the voice-overs is truly atrocious. The only true negative aspect of the game is some pretty bad slowdown in later levels when there are a large number of objects on the screen. Other than that, one of the minor issues I have with the game is inconsistent physics. Some objects react very similar to how you would imagine they would in the various situations, while others (namely large objects) don't. Definitely a game worth trying out once it drops from its $50 price tag, but most will be more excited about the same team's next Wii project, Dewey's Adventure.

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Elebits
4 Star Review   By member mojave - Apr 1, 2007   

Strengths: Fun Katamari Damacy-like gameplay that makes excellent use of the Nintendo Wii remote

Weakness: Framerate suffers horribly on some levels

Elebits is an excellent and much-overlooked game for the Nintendo Wii console. Unlike most of the other games that came out in the first few months for the Wii, this one was built from the ground up with the Wii in mind. As a result, it controls perfectly on the system. You play a young boy who must collect Elebits, which are the source of electricity. To do this you use a gun, controlled by aiming the Wii remote at the screen in the most intuitive way possible. The game is played in the first person perspective and you move around the levels by using the Nunchuk attachment. Move the Wii remote to the edge of the screen and your view turns. The system works perfectly and is a model for how future FPS games should work. At first you start out in the child's bedroom and you have a fairly low power gun. With this you can zap any Elebits you see, and as you zap more your power increases. With increased power you can lift larger items (often finding Elebits under or inside them). You can also turn on various electrical appliances once you reach their wattage thresholds, with Elebits usually tumbling out of them as a result. In this sense of starting in a small area with limited abilities and advancing to larger and larger areas and dealing with bigger objects, the game plays very much like Katamari Damacy, though with a very different control scheme of course. Eventually you are out in the town tossing cars and buildings around to find Elebits, which can be a very satisfying experience. The main flaw in the game is exposed in some of these outdoor levels as the sheer number of objects flying around (once you start throwing several up in the air) is too much for the game's engine to handle and the framerate suffers as a result. Hopefully there is room for improvement here and this can be fixed for any sequel. If it weren't for this flaw I would have rated the game 5 stars, easily. The main game takes a good 15-20 hours to get through. Most of the levels involve collecting Elebits, though there are a few boss fights as well. To mix up the gameplay, there are certain levels where you must not make too much noise (by breaking items) or where the gravity is turned off (and all the objects float around in the air - very fun!). Beyond the main game, there are many unlockables and it will take considerably longer than 20 hours to achieve 100% of everything the game has to offer. You get a score for each level (with the 'S' rank being the ultimate goal). You can also unlock special challenge missions which usually have to trying to collect a certain number of Elebits with a strict time limit. There are also hidden powerups that can be found and unlocked permanently in the game. Beyond that, there is multiplayer play where one person controls the movement and up to 4 others can zap Elebits with their own remotes. One excellent and unexpected feature of the game is the ability to create your own levels by placing objects you have unlocked into the various levels (which you also unlock throughout the game). These levels can even be shared over the Nintendo Wi-Fi connection with people on your Wii friends list. This is the first (and to date still the only) game to feature any kind of Internet capability. To summarize, I consider this game a must buy on the level of Zelda Twilight Princess. Though it lacks that game's overall polish, it is notable for the fact that it was designed from the start as a Wii game, and it contains exactly the type of innovation and creativity we want to see more of on the system.

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Elebits
5 Star Review   By member jch302 - Mar 16, 2007   

Strengths: fun, hide and seek, easy to control

A game of hide and seek with tons of little light bulb guys, with some added challenges (like not breaking too many things, not making too much noise, etc.) The game is fun and challenging and is fun for everyone. One of the better Wii games out at the moment.

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Elebits
3 Star Review   By member plm66 - Mar 14, 2007   

Strengths: Easy to understand and use unique remote

Weakness: No challenge for anyone over 5yrs.

Very simple game, but boring. Using the unique Wii remote does not justfy buying a game for $49. However if you want an easy game for young children under 6, Elebits may be your game. My grandchildren 6 and over, played it one time and have not touched it since. They like Excite Truck, etc. or Gamecube games instead.

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Cool Game For The Entire Family
4 Star Review   By member kchoi10 - Feb 21, 2007   

Strengths: Good use of the Wii remote

Weakness: Didn't find any

My 4 year old son and I played this game and we both loved it. It takes less than 5 minutes to get the hang of the remote. The graphics is decent and characters are cute. We were surprise how much more fun this game is being interactive from the use of the remote. You actually have to turn the remote to turn the door knob and pull the remote back to open the door. You can toss things around the room searching for these creature. The game is geared more toward young children, but it fun for all ages.

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Elebits!!
4 Star Review   By member mirado182 - Feb 15, 2007   

Strengths: WiiConnect24, Multiplayer

Weakness: Occasional weird physics

This is Konami's first attempt at a Wii game and they did a fine job. You're supposed to try to find these things called "Elebits" that inhabit your household and capture them. While it doesn't sound exciting, you'll probably have a blast with this!

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Konami's First Nintendo Wii Title
5 Star Review   By member Tricky02 - Feb 15, 2007   

Strengths: Elebits makes great use of the Wii Remote. The WiiConnect24 option enables you to create your own custom Elebits levels and trade them with friends over Nintendo's network.

Weakness: I have not found any Weaknesses.

In Elebits you will find yourself zapping and throwing objects upward. The fact that just about every object and item in the various Elebits stages can be manipulated means that you will have more fun than you probably should just creating a mess in the rooms buy tossing objects around. The objective is to find the creatures as they hide under objects before time runs out. Elebits is Konami's first Wii game and they did a great job.

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