Parents' Guide to

Start the Party!

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Fun but limited collection of party games.

Game PlayStation 3 2010
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Start the Party! is good but its replayability is limited. That is, these social games are really fun when you start discovering them all (and vie for high-score), not to mention kids will love seeing themselves on the screen interacting with virtual characters, but the fun dies down after a few plays. Sure, this game is ideal for pulling out when friends or family is over -- especially if they haven't seen it before -- but the relatively short number of games, which are over pretty quickly, hurt the game's long-lasting appeal. But at least there are bonus challenges to unlock, stars to earn, and various "rounds," to try, including "quick-fire," "knockout," "winner takes all," "time attack" and "robber" -- each with different rules. Start the Party! isn't a bad game at all, especially for young kids, but you might opt to rent it over a weekend instead of spend $40 on it.

Online interaction: There is no online component to this game.

Game Details

  • Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Release date: September 17, 2010
  • Genre: Party
  • ESRB rating: E for Animated Blood, Comic Mischief, Mild Cartoon Violence
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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