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Game Reviewed: Wii Party
ESRB Rating: E
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Wii Party just gave another reason for family fun on the Wii! With dozens of games pitting brother vs. sister, parent vs. child or everyone for themselves, Wii Party unloads a constant stream of excitement. Choose from three main categories: House Party, Party, or Pairs. Or pick from a host of mini-games, even pitting yourself against the computer on those days when you need to brush up your skills.
Have little ones? Wii Party is great for children and adults. Games like Hide & Seek, Zoo Sounds, and others can be played with children as young as five, making this game great for play-dates, sleep-overs and more.
With hundreds of combinations of games and many different styles and options, including a “suggestion” mode that tailors a game set to your time limit and number of players, Wii Party is an excellent source for good, wholesome, group entertainment.
What Parents Need to Know
Violence is limited to cartoonish explosions or similar events.
There is not any bad language in this game.
There is not any sexual content in this game.
In terms of spiritual content, there are a couple of mini-games that involve the likes of ghosts or similar creatures. These “Casper-like” beings dissipate when light is shined on them. If they get a hold of your Mii, they merely give a bear-like hug, not letting go until they have been lit up for a long enough period of time.
Samuel (age 4), and Sara (age 3), both were able to play several mini-games and especially enjoyed the Hide & Seek and Zoo Sounds games.
If interaction and competitive game play is the goal, Wii Party scores. The wide variety and combinations in the game make for unique competitions while the ease and adjustable pace of the games offers creative gaming.
My only caveat to this game is hinted at in the name, Wii Party. This is a game for groups, and while you can play most of the mini-games by yourself, Wii Party excels in group modes. Many of the games are simple yet challenging and easy enough to allow for players of nearly any age to jump in and start playing.