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Twister Mania

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Motion-centric game is fun for groups of players.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

This game encourages players to play with a group of friends or family. While there is a single-player option, the game is much more fun with others. It also forces players to get up off the couch and engage in mild physical activity.

Positive role models

The stars of this game are the players and their friends/family. There is little in the way of characters or story within the game itself.

Ease of play

This game is more about having fun than providing a deep, challenging gameplay experience. Thus, much of the game is accessible and easy for anyone to grasp. Some of the levels provide a greater challenge, but for the most part players will have no problem completing each obstacle. For much of the game, it's more about who completes the challenge first rather than whether or not the challenge can be completed.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Twister Mania is a party game best suited for multiple players. The game allows up to eight participants to compete, making it ideal for large groups of friends or family. The main gameplay challenge across all game modes is for players to bend and twist their bodies to correspond to shapes that appear on the screen. It is meant to provide a fun experience rather than a mind-bending challenge.

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What's it about?

TWISTER MANIA uses the Xbox 360 Kinect camera to let players move their bodies to match shapes shown on screen. So, if a silhouette of a man doing a jumping jack appears, players need to spread their legs and arms to mimic the pose. The game is designed for group play, so players face off to see who can match the shapes the quickest and most accurately. There are a variety of game modes that determine how shapes are presented, including one where one player strikes a pose and then the competing player has to mimic that exact pose. It is very much defined as a party game.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

Twister Mania is a fantastic game for multiple players. It is fun for two players but even more of a riot as more players are added, with support for up to eight in the standard game modes.

That said, there is very little incentive to play the game in single-player mode. Most challenges are easy; the fun comes in performing better than friends or family. As a result, this game is highly recommended for group play but not for players playing alone.

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Game details

Platforms:Xbox 360
Price:$49.99
Available online?Not available online
Developer:Majesco
Release date:November 8, 2011
Genre:Party
ESRB rating:E for No Descriptors

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Parent of a 7 and 11 year old Written bySmurfette711 December 8, 2011

Family fun for everyone!

My family and I just bought this game today. So far we Love it! I did say the game is educational due to kinesthetics. Awareness of one's body position is a very important skill! Great family fun. I won't have any hesitation letting my son and his friends play this at his 11th birthday party :)
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