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This game creates a great environment in which to test theories about how to solve puzzles and encourages cooperative play.
Violence & Scariness
Cartoon violence resulting from throwing balls and bombs at the blocks and the block characters (chickens, dogs, cows, etc). No one is ever seriously injured, and characters who are knocked over, simply appear with a ring of stars over their head until the right themselves.
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Products & Purchases
This is the second game in the Boom Blox series of games.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a collection of puzzles based on the concept of destroying block structures. But these puzzles are so much more than merely knocking down block towers; they require players to use logic, experimentation, and planning to be successful. The game is great for families because there is both competitive and cooperative play. You can create your own puzzles to share with friends over the Internet, and if you are lucky, your creation might be selected to be shared with others on Electronic Arts' server. These uploaded puzzles are vetted by Electronic Arts before shared.
Is It Any Good?
Boom Blox Bash Party is a great game for all ages. The puzzles vary greatly from throwing balls to using a slingshot to destruct block towers. Some of the structures are floating in space with no gravity, whereas others are underwater or on land. Some even look like a miniature golf course where you sling pucks across a path to ricochet off other blocks and eventually make it to the flag pole hole.
For families with little kids, there's a cooperative mode which allows a parent and a child to work together to solve the puzzles, each using his/her own Wii remote. For teens or families who like a little competition in their gameplay, there is a robust competitive mode which uses up to four controllers. Plus, this game's creation mode is easy to master so that you can build puzzles of your own to share with others. And if creating is not your thing, you can keep exploring additional puzzles by downloading new ones created by others and vetted by Electronic Arts (who decides which ones to post for sharing).
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