review
What's it all about?Tweet, tweet, tweet...Contact!Australian release dates
                 
                 
     

POSTED 9/11/10


WII PARTY

Nintendo



We’ve always wanted to casually drop the word ‘urolagnia’, but Nintendo made it too easy this time for it to amuse us. Wii Party is, of course, a grab sack of party games – and what an utterly bulging sack that grab sack is...

Hosted by a Muppetesque character named ‘Party Phil’, who looks suspiciously like Ernie’s mate Bert in his spiffiest Pride gear (and apres eyebrow wax), Wii Party certainly delivers on what it aims to do – pumping your Wii full of diversions for up to four people. Mind you, due to the time spent on most pursuits it’s not so much a party favour as something that’s brilliant for getting a family into interacting, rather than staring blankly at some gogglebox – erm, except it’s actually on some gogglebox - just like those games nights of yore (erp, how granny did that sound?)

Ahem. When we mentioned a huge sack, we weren’t messing about. Naturally all your Miis are invited to Wii Party, be your choice ‘party games’, ‘pair games’ or ‘house party’.
 
‘Party games’ includes classic board game-styled pursuits (COUGHsnakesandladdersCOUGH), globetrotting kinda stuff, match games, bingo and a Wheel of Fortuney thing. Minigames permeate at numerous turns, and there are squidillions* of them.

‘Pair games’ explains itself, with ‘know your partner’ action and more, including a funky balance-your-pirate-ship that our Johnny Rotten Mii done went and stuffed up. Bloody an-ar-chysts.

‘House party’ has nothing to do with hi-top fades, but everything to do with getting your abode involved. Hide and seek, track that sound and beat the bomb are the go.

For solo players this sucks, but as it’s (N)intended for groups we cannae grumble, as in such situations Wii Party’s a fab way of staring at that gogglebox, but interactively.

* Actually, about 80 or so

take me back to the start...

 



CLICK THIS!



CLICK THIS!



 

 

     
                 
                 
     
ALL WRITTEN CONTENT COPYRIGHT © AMY FLOWER 2008-2017. GAME IMAGES COURTESY OF RESPECTIVE GAMES COMPANIES.