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Elebits (Wii)

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Description

A combination of the words 'electricity' and 'bits', the elebits are an important part of how the world runs in this game's universe. However it seems they have vanished or gone on strike. Therefore it is the player's job to control a ten year old boy named Kai to use the Wii Remote as a zapper physics gun and uncover the hidden elebits. Objects have a specific weight and mass assigned to them that is realistic, however nothing really breaks as everything "bounces" as Kai targets them from a 1st-person perspective.

Elebits found earn Kai an increase in his zapper's power, to lift or move heavier objects, similar to the Katamari games, as well as the ability to use various electrical appliances in the game world. Locations in the game include Kai's house, the street where he lives, an amusement park and other areas of the city.

A time limit for each stage keeps the action moving, and the player must activate the electric items in the current area to be able to lift the largest objects, which are likely to hold most elebits.

Screenshots

Elebits Wii Edit mode; select a room to modify!
Elebits Wii Some more Elebits...
Elebits Wii Use the vacuum to suck up Elebits...and cars, trucks, and who knows what else!
Elebits Wii When beginning a mission the room is dark and there are many sleeping Elebits.

Alternate Titles

  • "Eledees" -- PAL title

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The Press Says

nRevolution Mar, 2007 9.3 out of 10 93
Video Game Generation Feb 12, 2007 8.8 out of 10 88
4Players.de Apr 30, 2007 85 out of 100 85
Computer Bild Spiele May 02, 2007 1.87 out of 6 83
IGN Dec 11, 2006 8.3 out of 10 83
GamePro (US) Dec 12, 2006 4 out of 5 80
GamerDad Jun 15, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Australia May 15, 2007 7.4 out of 10 74
IGN UK Apr 27, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
Yahoo! Games Dec 22, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Elebits appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Keeper Garrett (963) added Elebits (Wii) on Dec 20, 2006