Help Wanted (video game)

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Help Wanted
Developer(s) Hudson Soft
Publisher(s) Hudson Soft
Platform(s) Wii
Release
  • JP: November 27, 2008
  • NA: May 12, 2009
  • EU: March 13, 2009
Genre(s) Action, Puzzle,
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Help Wanted (Hataraku Hito: Hard Working People in Japan, Job Island: Hard Working People in Europe) is a game that features a collection of various, Wii Remote-based minigames. The game is developed and published by Hudson Soft and was released in Japan for Nintendo's Wii on November 27, 2008, in Europe on March 13, 2009, in Australia on March 27, 2009, and in North America on May 12, 2009.[1]

Story[edit]

The planet Earth is facing impending extinction as a meteor threatens to destroy the world. In order to delay the extinction and ultimately save the planet, the player must buy special items and weapons using the money earned from various jobs.[2]

Gameplay[edit]

Help Wanted is essentially a mini-game collection that utilizes the Wii's motion control capabilities.[3] Some games require the Nunchuk attachment while others do not. There are 50 mini-games in total, representing different jobs:

1. Cleaning Crew
2. Newscaster
3. Astronaut
4. Babysitter
5. Tropical Waiting Staff
6. Resort Captain
7. Bodybuilder
8. Master Higgins
9. Supermarket Clerk
10. Chef
11. Dairy Farmer
12. Dentist
13. CEO
14. Dry Cleaner
15. EMT
16. Personal Trainer
17. Farmer
18. Firefighter
19. Fisher
20. Arctic Delivery
21. Game Creator
22. Goalie
23. Grill Cook
24. Haunted House Crew
25. Interpreter
26. Line Judge
27. Interviewer
28. Kabuki Actor
29. Clown
30. Lighting Crew
31. Makeup Artist
32. Manicurist
33. Courier
34. Pinch Hitter
35. Pit Crew
36. Pizza Chef
37. Police Officer
38. Crane Operator
39. Art Restorer
40. Security Guard
41. Aerial Photographer
42. Stuntperson
43. Deep-sea Diver
44. Sumo Referee
45. Action Hero
46. Sushi Master
47. Tailor
48. Teacher
49. Cameraperson
50. TV Shopping Crew [4]

The game offers a story mode, quick play mode and multiplayer mode. However, only 15 of the 50 jobs can be played in multiplayer mode.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Help Wanted Release Information" GameFAQs.com. Retrieved on 2 April 2009.
  2. ^ "Help Wanted :: Wii Game Preview" Kidzworld.com. Retrieved on 2 April 2009.
  3. ^ "Hudson announces Help Wanted for the Nintendo Wii" Destructoid.com. Retrieved on 2 April 2009.
  4. ^ "Help Wanted Preview" IGN.com. Retrieved on 2 April 2009.
  5. ^ "Help Wanted :: Wii Game Preview" Kidzworld.com. Retrieved on 2 April 2009.

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