Rayman Raving Rabbids: TV Party Wii

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Nov 18, 2008
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
Buy On
  1. Whether it’s the TV parodies or inventive balance board support, Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party is a fresh successor to the original. Yes, Wii mini-game collections have been done to death, but TV Party does it right, and does it differently.
  2. Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party is yet another solid entry into the very populated mini-game genre market.
  3. 70
    Rabbids TV Party doesn't rewrite the mini-game genre. It's a tried and true third installment in the series that I feel shares more in common with the original than its boring sequel.
  4. The dancing game has that perfect mix of embarrassment and fun that makes it just as entertaining to watch as it is to play.
  5. The mini-games here are far better than those in last year's disappointing sequel and the Balance Board support gives it some unique novelty value.
  6. 70
    Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party breathes new life in the franchise thanks to the inclusion of Wii Balance Board support and a more appealing set of mini-games. However, it’s time Ubisoft took it up a notch as the Rabbids humour and style is starting to wear thin.
  7. 67
    You probably won't put too much alone time into the game, but TV Party's an enjoyable pick-up-and-play option if you can get few friends or family members on board.
  8. The idea of using all the Wii complements is a nice one for those who have them but it may be a high entry fee for the rest of players. TV Party keeps the whacky humour of the series, but the game mechanics are getting old and the repetition of minigames from past entries show there is a lack of ideas.
  9. 60
    The series' trademark quirky sense of humor is in full effect, but with monotonous gameplay hampered by unresponsive controls, TV Party never really stands out in a sea of mini-game compilations.
  10. The crazy sense of humor remains intact, but hackneyed and rudimentary motion controls have lost almost all of their luster.
  11. With an overwhelming number of party games already on the Wii, including the two previous Raving Rabbids titles, it’s hard to justify spending fifty bucks on this game.
  12. Nintendo Power
    55
    With its third installment in three years, the Raving Rabbids series is quickly growing stale. [Holiday 2008, p.86]

Awards & Rankings

#40 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Aug 24, 2014
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Rayman Raving Rabbids franchise returns with funnier, better and over the top parody of mani games based on television in life. With parody mani games such as Star Wars, Godzilla, jackass, and others. However I complain about some dancing mini games are becoming harder learning bad moves and stuff to learn. I do love some music band mini games each with real songs from ladies night to open book. My favorite mini games is that there are shooting mini games that takes place in real life movies, feeling like I was in the movie. That's all the explanation I say about this games. Full Review »
  2. Aug 8, 2014
    10
    LeonidasRex, this game is good not bad
    its like start the party for the ps3 move or kinect adventures for the xbox 360 kinect
    rabidds is a
    LeonidasRex, this game is good not bad
    its like start the party for the ps3 move or kinect adventures for the xbox 360 kinect
    rabidds is a TV show on nick
    a stupid game can be fun you know
    this game is stupidly fun
    so dont belive in LeonidasRex belive in nintendo gamer
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  3. Nov 26, 2011
    0
    Silly game developers, rabbids are for kids! Rabbids are about potty jokes and simple physical humor. This game repeats the mini-games fromSilly game developers, rabbids are for kids! Rabbids are about potty jokes and simple physical humor. This game repeats the mini-games from other rabbid titles, wrapped in a framing device of watching TV all day. But the kids young enough to enjoy the humor barely understand what broadcast TV was, and certainly won't get all the adult in-jokes.

    For example, a frequent mini-game involves a movie studio where they're filming an old late-night movie, such as Night of the Living Dead, or Red Planet. (I'm 41, and those movies were way before my time.) While they're filming the movie, actors from other movies wander through the set and spoil the shot. Your job is to shoot the invading actors and prevent the movie from being ruined. It's all very clever in an abstract intellectual way, but it's a terrible mismatch with the simple physical humor of the Rabbids.

    My son is 10, and he loved all the other Rabbid games. I'm 41, and many of the jokes left me scratching my head. We turned it off after an hour.

    If you're over 50 and still have the sense of humor of a grade-schooler, then you might enjoy this. Otherwise stay away. The humor is too lowbrow for most adults, and the jokes are too archaic for kids. It's sad because somebody obviously put a lot of work into this. But the concept is self-contradictory.

    And don't be fooled by the positive user reviews. They reek of spam.
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