Disney Channel All Star Party

Game review by
Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media
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Good mini-game set caters to fans of popular shows.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 4 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

The game's overall message is one about fun, friendly competition. There's nothing mean-spirited or snarky about these mini-game competitions.

Positive Role Models & Representations

You can play as either a Disney Channel star or your own Mii avatar, but whoever you choose, these mini-game competitors are generally good sports. There's some minor celebrating for each win, but no major tantrums for a loss.

Ease of Play

The controls are all pretty simple. Most players should have no problem understanding the objectives of each mini-game and how to accomplish them.

Violence & Scariness

In some of the mini-games, "bombs" go off -- but this only means there is a boom noise. One mini-game is a pie-throwing fight.

Language
Consumerism

This game contains characters, locations, and logos from seven different Disney Channel shows and/or movies, including Hannah Montana, Sonny with a Chance, Wizards of Waverly Place, JONAS, Phineas and Ferb, The Suite Life on Deck, and Camp Rock 2.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Disney Channel All Star Party is a collection of party games, best played in groups of four. Be aware, though, that Disney Channel branding -- including logos and stars from all of the network's major shows -- is rampant throughout.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 1, 9, and 11 year old Written byamymomof3girls October 24, 2014

Ugh. The Disney Channel.

My kids do not watch or know of Disney Channel. I sure hope that they never find out about Disney Channel and stick to Nickelodeon and in my two year old's... Continue reading
Adult Written byAstdeaser February 23, 2012
Teen, 15 years old Written byrachael1505 November 5, 2010
Teen, 13 years old Written bytreybear13 February 8, 2011
i Love The Disney Channel All Star Party lt's Fun lt's Game On

What's it about?

DISNEY CHANNEL ALL STAR PARTY is a collection of 30 competitive four-player mini-games, themed around seven different Disney Channel properties. At the start of each round, players will vie for the choice of venue: Hannah Montana, Sonny with a Chance, Wizards of Waverly Place, JONAS, Phineas and Ferb, The Suite Life on Deck, or Camp Rock 2. Each of these shows has a four or five mini-games associated with it that may involve anything from basketball shoot-outs and dance-offs to building robots and flying magic carpets.

Is it any good?

Any party game is only as good as the mini-games it offers, and Disney Channel All Star Party showcases some surprisingly fun and exciting activities. With an overload of licensed characters, this fan-feast has a built-in audience who would probably want to buy it even if it was blatantly lousy -- but parents of those super-fans can rest easy, because the game is pretty darn good. The mini-games show a surprising amount of originality and feature very smooth, simple control schemes that all work very well. And we can appreciate the effort that went into the fun animations -- when you're playing musical chairs, for instance, the characters won't all walk the same way. People who aren't even fans of these shows can simply import their own Mii avatars and still have a good time. It's even kind of fun to simply see your Miis milling about as extras in the background.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about branding and product placement. In what ways does this game function as an advertisement for Disney Channel and its programs? Does the marketing factor bother you at all or take away from your enjoyment of the game? Or do you think all the licensed characters are a plus?

  • In this game you can play as a Disney Channel character or as your own customized avatar? Would you rather plays as yourself? Or do you enjoy the chance to "be" your favorite TV stars?

Game details

  • Platforms: Nintendo Wii
  • Price: $49.99
  • Available online? Not available online
  • Developer: Disney Interactive
  • Release date: October 26, 2010
  • Genre: Party
  • ESRB rating: E for Comic Mischief

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