• 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
  1. 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.
  2. The crazy sense of humor remains intact, but hackneyed and rudimentary motion controls have lost almost all of their luster.
  3. As with the almost limitless number of mini-game collections coming out for the Wii, the overall goal is to have fun. If you can’t find something fun with TV Party then I don’t know what game you’re playing.
  4. If you're in the market for a fun party title that will get all your friends and family involved, you have to give this one a try! The game is really fun in small doses, and it's very easy to pick-up-and-play. No one should feel left out of this party, as the title ensures everyone's included, for good or for bad.
  5. The dancing game has that perfect mix of embarrassment and fun that makes it just as entertaining to watch as it is to play.
  6. 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.
  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. Minigames really aren't for everyone, but Rayman does them very well indeed. [Christmas 2008, p.79]
  9. 80
    While TV Party doesn’t have the most amazing or original selection of mini-games, the inherent charm of the Rabbids make it unique and hilarious.
  10. It’s cute, funny, clever, and the controls are all very responsive and tight for a collection like this with so many different games to build. So, if you’ve got the itch for some light-hearted minigame fun, go out and pick this one up.
  11. 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.
  12. With its third installment in three years, the Raving Rabbids series is quickly growing stale. [Holiday 2008, p.86]
  13. Humour, good minigames and all the Wii complements: The best Rabbids have returned.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Easily the best Rabbids have been, making TV Party the minigame compilation to get. Wobbly and very, very silly. What more can we say? [Christmas 2008, p.44]
  17. 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.
  18. It's a classy package and certainly the best Raving Rabbids game yet but please, we don't need any more.
  19. Rabbids is still the best minigame compilation in town, hands down. If you liked the previous versions even a little, you definitely need to pick this one up. Just be warned, the game really shines with the balance board, so if you don’t have one, borrow one. You’ll see what I mean.
  20. Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party is yet another solid entry into the very populated mini-game genre market.
  21. In summary, TV Party is an Ubisoft Rabbid game. If you liked the first two, you'll love this one.
  22. 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.
  23. Great game from Ubisoft, not only for kids but people of all ages can seriously enjoy this game!
  24. Great fun, and ideal party fodder, the latest Rayman Rabbids is top-notch entertainment for friends and family.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. 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 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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