Wii Play: Motion

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Wii Play: Motion
Developer(s) Arzest, Chunsoft, Good-Feel, Mitchell Corporation, Nd Cube, Nintendo, Prope, Skip, Vanpool
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Series Wii Games
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s) NA June 13, 2011
JP July 7, 2011
EU June 24, 2011
KO February 9, 2012
Genre(s) Party
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (4)
Input methods Wii MotionPlus
Compatibility 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Wii Play: Motion
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Wii Play: Motion, known in Japan as Wii Remote Plus Variety (Wiiリモコンプラス バラエティ, Wii Rimokon Purasu Baraeti), is a party game for the Wii video game console and the sequel to the 2006 game Wii Play and a member of the Wii Game Series. All retail copies of Wii Play: Motion are bundled with a Wii Remote Plus controller. Like its predecessor, Wii Play: Motion is a minigame collection that features Miis as playable characters. Twelve minigames are available to play with both single-player and multiplayer modes. All the minigames require use of the Wii MotionPlus accessory, which allows Wii Remote movement to be detected with greater accuracy.

Emulation Information

Wii Remote Speaker

The Spooky Search mini game uses the Wii Remote speaker as a radar, emitting bips to guide the player. Wii Remote speaker isn't emulated properly, you'll get crackling and delayed sound, sometimes mixed with high noises and causing the Wii Remote itself to randomly disconnect (influenced directly by the bluetooth adapter/stack). As result, this mini game is almost impossible to pass and you can't make any further progress on Wii Play Motion. A workaround is using the Hybrid Wii Remote option, making the Wii Remote Speaker sounds be redirected to the system speakers but this option was removed in 5.0-7038

Wii Remote Plus Controllers on Windows 8/10 can also play Wii Remote Audio over the Wii Remote correctly. This does not work with standard Wii Remotes with Motion Plus adapters. Bluetooth Passthrough will resolve this issue overall.


Wii MotionPlus

This title requires the Wii MotionPlus add-on. Dolphin prior to 5.0-10056 was not capable of emulating the Wii MotionPlus; the only way to play this game was to use a real, physical Wii Remote with Wii MotionPlus add-on or a Wii Remote Plus controller. See issue 4282. Resolved with Wii MotionPlus emulation implemented in 5.0-10056 and later.


Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed.

Wii Remote

Config Setting Notes
Enable Speaker Data On Required for Spooky Search mini game

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Wii Play: Motion since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21604 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
4.0-1349 Windows 8 AMD FX 6300 @ 3.6 GHz AMD Radeon HD 6450 45-60FPS. Playable. Faefdsedf
5.0-4607 Windows 10 Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Perfect. This game requires a real Wii Remote Plus or Wii Remote with Motion Plus accessory to play. SuperSonic
5.0-10516 Windows 10 Intel Core i7-4670K @ 4.3 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Perfect. 170fps with DX12, EFB/XFB to texture only, Ignore format, fast depth, fast texture accuracy, 3x IR, 4x SSAA, 16x Anisotropic filter. Emulated Motion+ works relatively well. Miksel12

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