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Review: Wii Party

Paul Banas
Author Paul Banas
Submitted 27-12-2010

Take Mario Party 8 and remove the tedium of waiting between mini-games and use your own avatar rather than playing as Mario and you have a good idea whatWii Party is all about.It’s big, big collection of mini-games that gives a fun play option for everyone.

We loved it. It’s simple to play. People can move in and out, and games are short enough that no one gets bored.

I count 46 games that can be played with four people, including five that are three against one. Add on another 40 or so two-player games and there are a lot of games to choose from.

There are also five other “House Party Games,” that use the remotes beyond interaction with the screen. In one, for example, a player hides the remotes and it’s up to the other players to find them within a given time based on their sounds. In another, players have to grab the remote making an animal sound corresponding to the one the screen.

We really like that a lot of the games are label on screen and in the instructions book how long they will take. Many are just five minutes, but some take 60 minutes and that’s the kind of info that’s helpful before dad makes a long term commitment.

Pros:

1. Lots and lots of mini-games, most for four players (or fewer).

2. Use your own avatar!

3. Inventive party games using Wii remotes

4. Easy to play lots of games with little waiting between games.

Cons:

Really didn’t see any cons for this game. There are many games to choose from and it’s a good value for the money.

Wii Party is $49 on Amazon.

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