This party isn’t Mario’s party, its Wii’s Party. Like any other party game, any Wii3 enthusiast should know how Wii party works. It is a collection of about 80 minigames (yep, another minigame) designed for an assembly of friends and family. Minigames have been here for a long time and yet, surprisingly, they’re still quite a hit even for younger generations. Wii Party minigames are designed in quite a number of variations. You can play them in a party-style board game or a globe-trotting style board game, bingo style, other luck-based games such as the wheel-of-fortune and many others. With all its cool and exciting modes, you will never be bored at playing the game.
Playing Wii Party can definitely give you truck loads of fun especially when you have a room filled with friends and family. The wonderful variety makes the game very exciting. From kart racing to being chased by zombies, there’s a minigame for everyone. Games like the Hide n’ Hunt game or the animal sound tracker make it perfect for little kids. Wii Party also offers games for more mature players like Walk Off and Word Bomb. You will see some previous minigames, which were recycled by Nintendo but they have added a few bonus twists and tricks to give the minigame a different feel, most revolving around the clever use of the wiimote.
These games are great as it takes computer games off the TV screen and gives a whole new meaning to computer gaming amusement. The game captures the essence of Wii, and that is “interaction” as supposed to “isolation.” And the best thing about Wii Party is that you don’t have to be a video game expert to play. As long as you know how to have a good time, satisfaction is guaranteed.
Unfortunately, Wii Party game modes are as dull as the visuals that go with them. Other games are quite sluggish and make a kind of haphazard play, which takes the fun off the minigames themselves and aside from getting high scores there are not enough incentives to keep you in one mode for a long time. And although the tilting and turning of the Wii remote can be a lot of fun for some, it could be very frustrating for others, especially for those who are new to Wii controllers. And what’s worse, most of these frustrations usually come up just when everyone is already having fun with the game— what a spoiler!
Auspiciously, its wide breadth of games and the different ways you can experience them definitely make up for its overall lack of depth. Then again, I guess this seemingly shallow nature of Wii Party is probably what makes these minigames fun. It is not about the computer game but the fun you get out of it. Wii party can definitely give you a rolling-on-the-floor kind of amusement and if you have great friends to share the experience with, this game will surely give you a blast!