Rayman Raving Rabbids: TV Party



More fun, immature minigames starring the wacky rabbids.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

As usual, the rabbids are an impressively immature bunch. Expect burps, farts, and lots of Three Stooges-style tomfoolery. Still, it's G-rated stuff. Plus, the multiplayer mode, which supports up to eight players on one TV, makes for an excellent social gaming experience.


Lots of mildly aggressive shenanigans, including plenty of whacking and smacking, wrestler bodyslams, and minigames in which plungers are used as projectiles.

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A few vaguely inappropriate names pop up, such as mountain called Mount Beehind.


This game is part of the Rayman Raving Rabbids series of games. What's more, the game's theme is television, which means players spend their time surfing channels and selecting shows that turn out to be games. Ads for fake products such as cereal and soap occasionally pop up.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is a party game featuring a group of androgynous, slightly off-kilter bunnies wholly lacking in common sense. They enjoy whacking each other, releasing bodily gasses, riding cows down ski slopes, and generally making goofs of themselves. Only the goof is really the player, since he or she is the one controlling the rabbids. That said, it's all in good fun. The game is immature without being particularly offensive -- there's no sexuality, language, or extreme violence, though its TV theme does create a rather commercial mood. It offers a local multiplayer mode that makes for great social gaming experiences.

What's it about?

Those rascally rabbids are back in RAYMAN RAVING RABBIDS: TV PARTY, a collection of minigames with a boob tube theme. The game begins with a group of the bug-eyed, bunny-like creatures being struck by a lightning bolt that simultaneously makes contact with the TV antenna of Rayman's house, transporting them inside his television set. Now they star in his programs all day long, seven days a week, taking on the roles of athletes in sports programming, pop stars on the music channel, and characters in old horror and sci-fi movies.

Predictably, these programs are actually minigames. Solo mode has players surfing channels from dawn till dusk, selecting the games they want to play as they're broadcast, while Party mode lets up to eight players take turns or go head-to-head in series of seven or more minigames. If you do well enough in each game, you'll unlock new costume pieces and accessories, which can be used in TV Party's final mode: World Contest, a challenge that sees players dressing up their rabbids to fit a particular theme (such as \"in the wild\"), then voting on which costumes are the best.

Is it any good?


The first game in the Raving Rabbids series was a hot seller for the Wii because it let players experiment with the unique capabilities of Nintendo's remote and nunchuk controllers. It's been two years, and there are now plenty of games that offer fun, unexpected things to do with these peripherals, but TV Party keeps the Raving Rabbids franchise on the leading edge of innovative motion sensitive interface with minigames that see players using Nintendo's controllers as everything from a motorcycle's handlebars to a flashlight. What's more, TV Party makes use of the Mario Kart Wii steering wheel peripheral as well as the Wii Fit Balance Board (which players can sit on and then lean from side to side to steer a cow down a mountain).

That said, there are also a few too many rehashes. TV Party's music rhythm games, which involve shaking the remote and nunchuk in accordance with on-screen cues, have been seen before in both previous entries in the series. Ditto for the plunger shooting episodes, which place players behind a camera on rails and have them point the remote at the screen to target stray rabbids wandering about movie sets. It's fun stuff, just not quite as compelling as it once was.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the sort of slapstick comedy exhibited by the game's rabbids. Why do we often find humor in people who hurt themselves while involved in inadvisable activities? Is it ethical to laugh at this sort of misbehavior? Assuming it can be funny under appropriate circumstances, do you laugh at yourself when you get a bruise or a scrape while doing something you know you probably shouldn't have?

Game details

Platforms:Nintendo Wii
Available online?Not available online
Release date:November 18, 2008
ESRB rating:E10+ for Animated Blood, Cartoon Violence, Crude Humor, Mild Language

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Teen, 14 years old Written byAlicornQueen February 5, 2015

Many Wrongs

I can see why a lot of kids like this game. it's colorful, silly, and makes you laugh. But there are many wrongs about this. First of all, Rayman tried to commit suicide when the Rabbids were making so much noise. If you look closely at one scene, Rayman had a pillow over his face. It was like he was trying to suffocate himself (this shows that the character is suicidal). Then, Rayman tried to DROWN the Rabbids by putting the TV into the sink and just fill it with water. This shows Rayman is a murderer (Rayman also killed an enemy in Rayman 3 which is not suitable for kids even though it claims it is). However, this backfired. Also, parts of the game gives kids nightmares (such as the beast or Rayman with the swirly eyes. Or even the eyes of the Rabbids as they turn red). In one music minigame, they sang the F word. Another minigame includes a stereotypical weight losing pill with a tapeworm in it. Back then, people used to eat tapeworms PURPOSELY to lose weight. Do you still think this is appropriate for kids?
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 10 years old December 10, 2013


. I like the megacliker game,the snowborad game(on a cow) on the part when one rabbid was talking about another rabbid about him sliading(looks behind self) BWAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! (GETS HIT)UPDATE:12/25/13:YAY I got it! I started and it's awsome! but there was one bad word so far but it's good.
Kid, 12 years old October 22, 2013

aha, much better

much better than the other rabbids games, very good


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