Family Party: 30 Great Games
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Family Party: 30 Great Games has more than 30 fun games to play. Tackle obstacle courses, plate spin, fire laser guns, test your wit at memory games and more. It is optimized for the Wii Remote.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #2637 in Video Games
- Brand: D3 Publisher
- Model: 879278340060
- Published on: 2008-12
- Released on: 2008-12-02
- ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+
- Platform: Nintendo Wii
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: .57" h x 5.41" w x 7.51" l, .0 pounds
- Play 30 fun, highly addictive games optimized for the Wii remote
- Many types of play with both coordination and brain games
- Play single player against computer-controlled opponents, or play against friends
- Choose from a dozen crazy characters to play
- Unique new approach to playground and sports games
Amazon.com Product Description
Family Party: 30 Great Games lets up to four players join in a wide variety of games that are fun for the whole family. Featuring everything from Track and Field competitions to shooting games, and making full use of all the madcap action allowed by the Wii controller, these addictive games will provide hour after hour of incredible entertainment.
Family Party will have you frantically shaking your Wii remote to make your character run, and mashing the A and B buttons to jump over hurdles and smash through paper walls in track-and-field type events. You'll also be kept on the edge of your seat as you hold the remote sideways and manipulate the D pad to get your character across a teetering platform.
More than just physically challenging, some of these games require serious mental concentration, like the counting game that has you counting up higher and higher with only the first five numbers to start you off. From coordination to intense meditation, this pack of games will keep your whole family on its figurative and literal toes.
Work Your Way Through Loads of Fun
Gamers should start off with the single-player Challenge mode. Not only will this familiarize users with the various game types by putting them through a random set of games, but it will also unlock the mini-games for Battle mode where up to four players can go head-to-head. And while there are ultimately 12 character profiles to choose from, several of which are pretty wild, there are some that require you to unlock them first.
In Battle mode, gamers can select up to six games at a time, allowing users to play them all consecutively without having to interrupt the fun every time with the menu screen. There are also five themes that gamers will need to master, including: shooting, muscle, castle, athletic, and variety. And while some mini-games use the same controls, there is a wide enough selection of random challenges to keep gamers working on their skills to gain mastery.
Family Party: 30 Great Games is a challenging but highly entertaining collection of mini-games that will have you coming back time after time, whether you are on your own, or trying to take the title from your family and friends.
Ok game, but will be difficult for children
Although I have not played this game too much I figured I would write a review for those wondering what this game is even about. First, this is suppose to be a "family" game, yet as a 21 year old I found some of the games difficult to "win." If you are looking to get this for young children I would advise you not to. Also, you have to unlock many of the games, which I have yet to do so when you get the game you only have about 18 of the 30 games to play. The controls are sometimes difficult to operate and most of them involve the same motions. I played with 2 players and you play against 2 "computer" plays as well. The computer players were pretty good at the games and I'm not sure if you can change their levels. All the games are really short, 2 minutes or less and are timed. If you don't complete it in the set time the game is over. The games that I played didn't require the nunchuk, only the remote. Overall, this game is "ok" but don't expect too much fun or hours of entertainment.
Great ideas for wii controls, but fails
There are reviews at: familyfriendlygaming, gamechroniicles, gamespot, IGN & gamevortex. all give medicore scores.
all agree the graphics have nice details, but having ALL gameplay in 4 quadrants even in single player mode is annoying, lazy & makes it hard to see.
the instructions are vague but the controls are complex. I found the controls to be interesting complex like an old arcade game, but I couldn't understand what they wanted exactly. you never use the nunchuck for any game. all agreed the simpler the controls, the better it worked. I had trouble with response with even lifting/lowering flags in one simple mini-game & felt that you really had to put oommpphhh into your movements for it to be recognized (or maybe this game is really that broken sometimes).
there is debate about how broken/responsive the controls are or how much the A.I. cheat. some reviewers had trouble with the balance, but I excelled at it & easy for me such as balancing on cushions or running balance. I found the barrel throw was impossible as you have to hit A at the right time & then lift the wii mote in perfect even balance. I found that you needed to have split second millisecond timing for all movements in all the games which is VERY frustrating like it wanted to be a simulation. even firing a cannon had the arc & slowness for further distances like real life or running on a barrel had delayed response like reality.
This game would have been better if there was some humor involved, some of the sound bites help, but there's not enough & the A.I. movements are on a loop before/after or even during a game.
the only customization at first is choosing a family member from kid to grandparent.
There are different sections to play in a tournament, but you have to win all those games to unlock more games. only half the game is unlocked. you can do battle/quickplay of 1 or more games with 1-4 players at any time, but it won't unlock anything.
be prepared to see "FAILED" a lot & a lot of forced replay until you excel at games in order to unlock more.
wisely, I only rent all my games first.
Not very exciting
Kids got this for christmas (12, 10, 7). Played it once and then tossed it aside. They said it was weird and really not any fun. I think they need to give it another chance but they are not interested. We saw it at the store for $20.00 and daugther 10 said "Well, what do you expect from such a cheap game?"
Since when is $20.00 cheap?
I think it is not user friendly enough.