Wii Game Party from Midway Home Entertainment is a collection
of seven skill games for the Wii including: darts, table hockey,
shuffle board, ping cup, skill ball, hoop shoot, and trivia. With
seven different games to choose from, thereís something here for
most any video gaming fan.
The Wii-mote plays a starring role in these games as it is used to
aim and shoot. For example, when shooting darts, you hold the Wii-mote
in your hand just as you would hold a dart. First, you press a
button and aim. Once youíve found your mark, shoot the Wii-mote
forward and release the button. The Wiiís motion sensing feature
calculates the force with which you shot the dart and the virtual
dart lands accordingly. If you donít shoot it forcefully enough, the
dart falls short. Shoot it forward too hard and it bounces off the
dartboard. Get it just right, and you might score a bullís eye!
This set of games is ideal for playing with a group of friends. Each
player selects a virtual character and takes turns shooting. A
virtual cast of characters cheers you on as you play with characters
from all walks of life. Depending on the date or seasons, characters
come and go. For example, if youíre playing in December, you might
see a character dressed as Santa Claus.
Wii Game Party has a bar room feel to it and the characters
are modeled after young adults. These characters arenít as cute as
the Wiiís Miis, nor are they customizable, so they are less
appealing to younger players. Wii Game Party is rated E for
Everyone. Parents wonít find much to be offended about other than
the occasional pout on a characterís face when she doesnít get a
This set of games is fun to play occasionally, especially with other
players. Itís ideal for when you want to play skill games that donít
require extensive learning. Players can quickly learn what to do and
For the price, the game isn't bad, especially for younger
players, as there is virtually no learning curve for some of the
games (most notably, darts). It truly favors groups. Overall,
however, the game is uninspired and doesn't have much personality.
- Large amount of content for the price.
- Uninspired and lacking in personality.
For more information, user reviews, or to buy:
for the Nintendo Wii.
Reviewed: August 2009