Feb 8, 2013High Voltage Software brings Woody, Buzz and the Toy Story gang back in this new title. The overall concept is fun initially, but the gameplay grows monotonous and ends up becoming somehow repetitive. However, it can be the perfect excuse to dust off that Playstation Move.
Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings
Nov 18, 2014Toy Story Mania
a Decent shooting gallery
Toy story mania is a great party game, I had fun even playing by myself. You can play with up toToy Story Mania
a Decent shooting gallery
Toy story mania is a great party game, I had fun even playing by myself.
You can play with up to 2 players and battle each other through an entire booth or a single game at a time chasing each others high scores.
The aiming feels very smooth.
There are only 5 different galleries though, which is honestly not really a bad thing, the bad thing is that each feel the same while they desperately try not to.
It doesn’t matter which mini game you are playing.
All basically feel the same, hold down the trigger button and go crazy.
There are some lesser mini games thrown in there like an egg catching challenge and a Bo peep challenge that feel very stiff and unresponsive compared to the rest of the game.
I had fun with toy story mania, but it isn’t a game id get excited about playing with someone else.… Full Review »
Oct 8, 2016Toy Story Mania is a party style game originally released for the Nintendo Wii. It is designed primarily for the Playstation Move controllers,Toy Story Mania is a party style game originally released for the Nintendo Wii. It is designed primarily for the Playstation Move controllers, but functions perfectly fine with a regular Dualshock. Every playable area is based around a Toy Story character, although sadly Slinky Dog doesn't make an appearance. Even more sad is that the Toy Story licence is probably the best thing about this game.
A good party game needs variety to keep things entertaining for the group, Toy Story Mania is anything but varied. Every area is stylized as a carnival style shooting gallery. Different objects are worth more or less points, but it doesn't seem to matter where the targets are located as 5000 point targets are often as easy to hit as the 100 point ones. There are a few other games mixed in here and there such as ski ball, and a Fruit Ninja type game, but the main course is the shooting gallery. There is no skill needed for any of these games. You have unlimited ammo, and there is no penalty for missing shots. All you need to do is hold down the fire button for about 2 minutes and you'll rack up points. A curveball comes about halfway through the game when a robotic arm appears and starts throwing pies at the screen. You then need to use the right stick to move a stick figure out of the way of the incoming pies while still attempting to aim at the targets in the background. This adds a patting your head and rubbing your stomach type of multitasking to the proceedings which helps to relieve the otherwise dull shooting.
That's really all there is to say about Toy Story Mania. It can be difficult to judge a party game like a more traditional game, as they are trying to do different things. There's no story to be told, no individual challenges to overcome. That said, as a party game Toy Story Mania leaves a lot to be desired. The games are not nearly varied enough and are far too easy to hold anyone's attention at a gathering. Unless you or a young child you know is a huge fan of the Toy Story series (and I mean huge), there are much better options when looking for a game for you and a group of friends to enjoy.… Full Review »