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  • Summary: Most video games require players to focus their attention on a screen. Now Nintendo brings the action into the living room with Wii Party, a game that changes the way people interact with other players. Featuring 13 different party game modes and 70+ minigames, Wii Party can be enjoyed by everyone in the family, regardless of age. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 42
  2. Negative: 3 out of 42
  1. Oct 20, 2010
    But what it does have it wears on its sleeve - hundreds of hand crafted miniature challenges - and that's what I keep coming back for.
  2. Oct 20, 2010
    I think it speaks volumes to just how low the level of quality in most Wii party games has become that all it took was Nintendo putting together a competent, though still largely familiar package, to put everyone else to shame.
  3. Oct 26, 2010
    Party games lovers should absolutely buy Wii Party. The number of minigames is just impressive and they are also very ingenious. Of course, there are some dull challenges but for the most part they are fresh and amusing, exactly like the improved Mii's look. Unfortunately Wii Party doesn't support any online feature and WiiMotion Plus is absent too, but is not a great lack.
  4. Oct 20, 2010
    Despite a few hidden gems, Wii Party doesn't do anything special to stand-out in the mini-game compilation realm, although it is better than most of "the rest" out there.
  5. Oct 26, 2010
    Wii Party is a pretty good game for your familiar and friendly evenings (but also mornings, afternoons and even nights) at home. Unfortunately it's on Wii, a console with a pretty wide variety of similar games... and this is not the best of the bunch!
  6. Oct 28, 2010
    Wii Party threatens to become the life and soul of the party if played in the right circumstances. But without four players, and a stern awareness that the Game Board, House Party and Balance Boat modes are where the fun lies, Wii Party
  7. Oct 20, 2010
    Dumbing down Mario Party sounds impossible, but this strips out every ounce of fun or thought from the concept to create the most vapid Nintendo game ever.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Jan 3, 2014
    Wii party is one of the top 5 wii games BY FAR. There are tons of different minigames, and they are all awesome! You can play a game that is about an hour, or one that is about 3 minutes.

    This is a great game for all ages! I would suggest this to EVERYONE!
  2. Jan 28, 2011
    It's a Wii series game! Perfect to play with friends. SO FUNNY! The mini games are so enjoyable, everyone can play with your Mii in every mini-game. The only thing I think this game should have more is boards. There's only one! What Mario Party did wrong this one did right! Expand
  3. Oct 8, 2010
    I love this game! This is one of the best party games on the wii by far and it has plenty of brilliant game modes. Its also very simple to play so your nan,mam,little brother, anyone can play it. Miss this game at your peril Expand
  4. Mar 12, 2011
    Wii Party is a very underrated party game. With lots of play modes - a variant of hide and seek, a Mario Party type of game, quiz shows, Bingo, Wheel of Fortune type of games and more - there is something for everybody. My wife is about as uninitiated as they come in regards to video games and we love playing this game together with friends who are similarly unfamiliar with video games. Simple controls, a bunch of play modes and a variety of fun mini-games that won't always be won by the person with the fastest thumbs make this a great game for everyone that picks up a Wii controller. The mainstream critics have it right that this is a stripped down game aimed at a less hardcore gamer, but since when has simple and fun become the sole domain of the non-gamer? If you have a bunch of casual gamers in your home that enjoy a fun game that encourages teamwork as much as competition, then consider plunking down the $30 or so dollars you can find this great game for. You and your family won't regret it. Expand
  5. Oct 27, 2010
    This one a great one to play with friends and family. Some reviewers think its no good, but I think it's better than Wii Sports, which is far too over rated. The amount of mini games in this is amazing, I have yet to play a mini game twice yet. The idea of the outside the game mechanics work well, I like the idea of hiding the wii remotes around a room for the others to find. This game is really fun! Expand
  6. Aug 28, 2013
    Every so often, a new 'mii series' game comes out for wii- these are basically a party series that exclusively uses your wii's miis to play. They have ranged from great ones, like Wii Sports Resort, to mediocre ones like Wii Play.
    But the basic make-up of them all is generally similar: minigames.
    Wii Party is the latest entry in this series. This minigame collection sees players using the wii remote to play various mii-exclusive minigames. Some are good, some are bad. Some use the wii remote in clever, enjoyable ways, others abuse it. Some don't use the motion sensing capabilities at all.
    But overall, what you're getting is a rather predictable however entertaining package. On your own, there is not a single thing to do- all the options are available from the start. But that's fine, because since when was a game titled 'Wii Party' a single-player experience?
    The issue with the game comes with some of the modes. In addition to minigames, there are some modes that use these minigames- balance boat is a good two-player mode which uses only co-op minigames. The aim is to balance 20 miis on the boat. But to get the right size miis, you must succeed at the co-op minigames. But for every great game like Balance Boat, you get an unengaging minigame like Globe Trot, which is a competitive game that requires players to explore the world in between playing minigames.
    Wii Party is a good multiplayer game, a riot with friends, but the fun wears off quickly.
  7. May 5, 2012
    this game sucks because it is nothing like a party. even if the game says that you're invited, do not go to it, like Project X (2012 film, R), because it won't be fun. It is also a terrible rip-off of the positive-to-mixed-reviewed Mario Party series. Expand

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