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Wii Party (Wii)
Member Name: oioiyou
Wii Party (Wii)
Advantages: good family and friend fun
Disadvantages: a couple games sometimes don't do at they are supossed but only 1 or 2
We had a pile of old games we never play so I got them together and headed into town to do a bit of a trade-in. Thankfully with the trade-ins I got £38 so more than enough to buy Wii Party (£34.99). I had a little chat with the guy behind the counter to see if the game is available to buy without the remote as we already have 4 but sadly it's not sold separately (yet). I was hoping he'd say yes and then I'd have more trade-in money left to spend.
My son and partner had seen the adverts and were very excited to have a go. We put the baby to bed and got the game going. With three of us playing we just add a computer player in where needed. My 7 year old can figure out the games and how to play them which is always a good start. He asks to play it all the time and he and his friends have fun giving it a go after school.
Moving on from the kids being able to understand the games it's quite nice that some of the games are luck and not skill. Means that some of us (me) who aren't always as good at skill games have a chance to kick some tail!
There are games to play on your own and games to play with family and friends. One of my favourites is a solo bubble blasting game. I found it by going to the suggestion bit which takes some details about number of players and what mood you're in and gathers some game ideas for you.
Our family favourite is to do a minigames battle which you can do best out of 3 or 5 games. Good fun, random games are chosen and if my son wants to play and we can't be bothered it's rather quick to finish.
My partner and I tried the pass the bomb one that you see on one of the adverts and to be honest it's rather boring. Maybe if we had four players (and some drinks) it would have been more interesting.
Bingo is rather fun for a quiet evening. It not only pulls up bingo pictures but also offers some minigames. Sadly we played once and didn't get a single minigame but the other times we got a few.
Free play allows you to choose from all the games so if you fancy playing a certain game you can have a go.
We played a cheater game where one person's remote will vibrate to give them the winning advantage in a game and at the end of that game everyone votes on who the cheater was. Only problem with this game is that you can hear the remotes buzzing as you're all sitting next to each other!
There are a couple of games where we've done exactly what the instructions say and yet our characters don't always do the moves which is a bit annoying but it's only one or two games so no big issue.
Some games only show up when playing as two players and some when only playing solo which makes me wonder because for the ones I've seen I can't understand why four players can't play them but oh well.
At first we tried them on easy mode and found we wanted some more competition so put it up to advanced thinking this should be a good laugh and yet we all still easily beat the computer person (aside from me in the jungle rope swing!).
To buy or not to buy:
Wii Party has a good selection of games and the kids like it so that's a plus from me. Add a couple drinks for some adult fun.
© oioiyou 2010
Summary: Add a couple drinks for some adult fun
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