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  • Summary: EA Playground features games that are easy to pick-up-and-play by fully capitalizing on the unique control mechanics of both the Wii and the Nintendo DS. Swing the Wii remote to excel in tetherball, blow into the Nintendo DS mic to fire spitballs or battle your friends and family in dodgeball. Every game brings its own twist to the controls for the ultimate, all-ages, party game. In EA Playground, you don't always have to be playing with your friends and family in order to have fun. Explore the world on your own as you enter different locations, unlocking new activities, making wacky in-game friends and collecting rewards and stickers to upgrade your abilities along the way. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 32
  2. Negative: 3 out of 32
  1. 80
    For parents, it's nice to have a gaming option that's not tied to licensing for yet another TV show. And the gameplay that is there fun and simple, so when the young gamer in the house does want to play multiplayer, it'll be entertaining for everyone.
  2. 75
    The visuals, music and effects aren't going to break the bank, but certainly do everything that's asked of them.
  3. Although EA Playground is obviously meant for children, it falls short severely in depth.
  4. Unfortunately there are problems with the control scheme (seriously who let this game ship with only d-pad controls) and a lack of a real captivating mini-game. For what is presented, this will entertain your family (kids) for several hours on end.
  5. 66
    There's no mini in EA Playground that's as fun, addictive (or, for that matter, deep, strangely enough) as Wii Sports bowling or golf.
  6. Simple and accessible, with short games and a good use of the Wii Remote. It will please its target audience, the children. However, the other players will just consider it to be too limited. [Jan 2008]
  7. In short, EA Playground is fun for neither kids nor adults. The mini-games don't have the depth of those in Wii Sports or the quirky innovations of those in Wario Ware. The visuals don't have the appeal or charm of a Disney/Pixar game, or even that one about the puppets in the garden Tom likes so much.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Nov 18, 2012
    I love this game. The controls are easy to learn
  2. RickieRoll
    Jan 29, 2009
    My 6 year girl loves this (she can play it all day) and I do to Im 36 years old. Its got something for the whole family as a fun Family multiplayer. Id put it up there with WII sports and Wii play as a family Game. But its different in a Good Way. The only thing is its a little harder to set more than two remotes in on this one but its not bad as you get used to it. Expand
  3. kflof
    Dec 26, 2009
    This game cracks our friends and family up. It's a great game for those first time users too! All will enjoy!
  4. [Anonymous]
    Oct 24, 2007
    Great party fun.
  5. CarterC.
    Oct 26, 2007
    I don't know what IGN is talking about. Dodgeball is super fun especially when you have four wiimotes. This isn't a deep game but that's not what it's for. My friends and I were yelling at each other every single game and laughing the whole time. Wii sports is fun but in a more calm way. This game is great just for having people over and making them play. This is a keeper just for that reason. Expand
  6. [anonymous]
    Oct 30, 2008
    Yeah, repetitive.
  7. Zontar
    Oct 27, 2007
    It's like a crappy WiiSports that costs 50 bucks.

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