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6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15

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  1. Feb 4, 2012
    7
    I'm typically very stingy when spending my MS points (that I earn through bing.com anyway), but my five- and two-year-old loved the demo so much I gave in and bought the game at full price (800 pts), rather than wait for it to go on sale. I'd feel far better about spending 400 points on a title like this because it's a little thin on content -- I think eventually the kids are going to getI'm typically very stingy when spending my MS points (that I earn through bing.com anyway), but my five- and two-year-old loved the demo so much I gave in and bought the game at full price (800 pts), rather than wait for it to go on sale. I'd feel far better about spending 400 points on a title like this because it's a little thin on content -- I think eventually the kids are going to get tired of the few games that are really fun (particularly the ones that flood the room with lava, snow, or birds). That said, the minigames they like are SO popular and interactive it made the purchase worth it to me. Expand
  2. Mar 18, 2012
    6
    Had a little fun with. 2-player mode is incredibly enjoyable: throw lava at each other, feed the birds, dance, jump, crush etc. We were running from one side of the room to another like kids and had a great time. Things changed when another 2 friends signed in... More than 2 players cannot interact! We tried many times to grab some lava and throw it, but only two players were actuallyHad a little fun with. 2-player mode is incredibly enjoyable: throw lava at each other, feed the birds, dance, jump, crush etc. We were running from one side of the room to another like kids and had a great time. Things changed when another 2 friends signed in... More than 2 players cannot interact! We tried many times to grab some lava and throw it, but only two players were actually "playing". The other two were unable to do anything. Sadly underdeveloped. Oh well. Still, it has some good little ideas. Expand
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. May 21, 2012
    69
    More of an interactive demo than a game, it will hold your attention for about the same amount of time as a short demo will.
  2. Apr 3, 2012
    70
    Happy Action Theater is not really a game. It is however an impressive demo that shows what Kinect is able to do. It's fun to see yourself on the screen, instead of a small avatar. Unfortunately, developer Double Fine hasn't fully used Kinect's camera. It just isn't enough.
  3. Apr 2, 2012
    83
    If you opt to try it out, beware that this is the sort of thing you really do need to play with others. Playing is fun, watching others play is fun – but flailing through a bunch of Kinect minigames alone in a darkened apartment is not the Happy Action way.