This is a capture of me earning a platinum medal in the Billiards mode of Wii Play for the Wii. This was recorded directly from my Wii (not the Wii U).
I had actually been interested in getting Wii Play since shortly after I got my Wii in early December 2006 because it looked like more of Wii Sports. However, I never got around to buying it until 2011, mostly because I made the mistake of listening reviewers who bashed the game. It’s a shame I waited so long because the game is actually quite fun. It reminds me of a lot of the simple black box NES games I played as a kid.
Billiards is another one of the better games in this title. It’s an excellent pool game in its own right, but it’s a variation of 9-ball. I would have preferred 8-ball, or at least the option for that mode, but it’s still quite enjoyable.
On a control-related note, I don’t release the B button as I’m thrusting the Wii Remote forward, despite what the game suggests. I find it works better if I just keep holding B.
To earn a platinum medal in this mode, you have to obtain at least 60 points. I find that this largely comes down to having a lucky break where you sink multiple balls. If your break doesn’t go well, then reset the game and try again.
Recorded with the Hauppauge HD PVR and the Wii’s component cables at 60 frames per second.