A fun multiplayer game that offers fun modes but really hurts from its poor single player experience and bad price point
Smarty Pants offers some bland visuals, a terrible menu, but Mii integration and hilarious modes.
The visuals are bland, but the artistic style of the lightbulb in pants (the Smarty Pants, he's the host) and the Mii integration helps that a bit. Plus, what should you expect from a game about trivia?
The game's gameplay in multiplayer is so much fun. It offers simple, easy-to-pick-up-and-play modes with some mini-games that integrate the Wii Remote in fun ways. Too bad the Solo mode doesn't use your Miis. It's just like playing with a random character, which stinks.
The host (the Smarty Pants) speaks and instructs you on how to play. He is voiced well, but slow music hurts this score a bit.
There is a lot of fun to be had in Smarty Pants' off-the-wall fun multiplayer game. It's perfect for parties and offers you to really show off what your brain can do. But the poor single-player experience hurts this a bit, but not by much.
LASTING APPEAL: 8/10
Smarty Pants is an enjoyable game for all ages...except my 4-year old brother who can just barely read. All he does is randomly pick answers, but he has fun doing the dancing and shooting modes.
Overall, Smarty Pants is a great game if you can find it at a sale prace of $30 or below, but for a $50 game I don't think it's worth it. But lucky for me, we got it on sale and we play the heck out of it.