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Help Wanted: 50 Wacky Jobs (Wii)

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Description

A series of meteors and a main one huger than all the others are plunging towards the Earth. The game's hero is in urge to earn as much money as possible within a week to purchase from a TV shopping channel the Transformowatch, the ultimate anti-meteor tool which will transform the protagonist into a super hero letting him/her save the world.

Money is earned by attaining good results in a collection of minigames, that are what the game consists of; the better the results, the more the gain. Among the eccentric unheard-of occupations, to be a monster in a haunted house, a sumo referee, a red-carpet celebrity interviewer, make-up artist, stunt person, and many more ones. Three game modes compose the gaming offer of Help Wanted: 50 Wacky Jobs.
  • Employment Office, the story mode;
  • Career Fair, a practice mode for those minigames formerly reached in the story mode, that you can play with Mom Grandpa or Grandma as the rivals of yours;
  • Job Battle, a double-player competition mode which in turn offers a set of rules and game options:
    • Free For All;
    • Goal Money, whose winner is the first to earn the amount of a previously set pay cheque;
    • Total Money, seeing the contenders trying to attain more money than one another along a defined number of rounds;
    • Wins, where the challengers select how many wins are necessary to achieve victory.
For each job, several levels of expertise can be achieved, giving access to different levels of difficulty: a higher level will grant chance for higher rewards. As regards the TV, there is not only the shopping channel. The Memorial Channel sells items to be displayed in the memorial hall alongside a collection book which records visitors. The Support Channel is where items giving aid in duties are sold, while Uniform Channels offers new uniforms.

Name and sex of the hero in the game are initially unspecified: it is to the player to assign such characteristics to him/her. All the game is played by Wii Remote and Nunchuk: some minigames require either one or the other, some require both.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Job Island: Hard Working People" -- UK title
  • "Job Island" -- German title
  • "Hataraku Hito: Hard Working People" -- Japanese title
  • "はたらくヒト: Hard Working People" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

GameSpot May 27, 2009 7 out of 10 70
4Players.de Mar 04, 2009 38 out of 100 38

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_-_ (2368) added Help Wanted: 50 Wacky Jobs (Wii) on Jun 23, 2012