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Guinness World Records: The Videogame

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Entertaining minigame collection has some crude humor.

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Despite its unlikely origin (how many video games are you aware of that are based on books of trivia?), Guinness World Records: The Videogame is actually a smartly designed and surprisingly entertaining play. The world record challenges are well-designed, fun, and unexpectedly physical. Don't be surprised if, after an hour of moving your arm back and forth rapidly to pop balloons, pushing the remote up and down to make a pogo stick bounce, and repeatedly flicking your wrist to toss plungers, you find yourself puffing -- and having a great time.

Unfortunately, the fun may last only a weekend or so. Avid players could burn through all of the game's activities and unlock most of its rewards in just a few days. Still, there's reason to keep at it thanks to online functionality that lets players upload their best performances and see how well they stack up against those of other people in their state, country, or around the world. These online standings suit the game's record-beating theme perfectly and motivate players to put in an extra hour or two of practice on their favourite events to see if they can land a place on their regional, national, or worldwide leaderboards.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo Wii , Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Release date: November 11, 2008
  • Genre: Party
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Animated Blood, Comic Mischief, Crude Humor
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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