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Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade

By Mark Raby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Compilation of family mini-games is mostly a bust.

Game Nintendo Wii U 2012
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FAMILY PARTY: 30 GREAT GAMES OBSTACLE ARCADE boasts a substantial number of mini-games. It is unfortunate, however, that almost all of them are just not fun. There are a handful that provide a modicum of enjoyment, like a kayak racing mini-game and cardboard cutout target shooting. The majority of the experience, though, is made up of tedious load times, mini-games that have an unnecessarily slow pace, and frustration over poorly executed or incomprehensible controls. This is all compounded by the fact that the game makes very little use of the innovative GamePad controller. In fact, for the vast majority of the game, the GamePad is literally useless and cannot be used to control the game. It is not a train wreck, but it should not be a recommended title.

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