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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 There are some story segments between levels.
Elebits Wii Hmm, everything is floating out here too...those Elebits sure can cause trouble!
Elebits Wii Use the super strength power up to move objects that are normally too heavy.
Elebits Wii Capturing some assorted Elebits.

Alternate Titles

  • "Eledees" -- PAL title

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The Press Says

Lawrence Jan 27, 2007 8.4 out of 10 84
Official Nintendo Magazine Jan 08, 2008 82 out of 100 82
Eurogamer.de May 08, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Purojuegos 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Dec 15, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Freaks 365 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamer.nl May 13, 2007 7 out of 10 70
The Next Level Mar 06, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
IGN UK Apr 27, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
Jeuxvideo.com May 09, 2007 13 out of 20 65

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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