A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
The game encourages you to play with another by offering two-person games.
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This game is part of the I Spy franchise of books and games.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that these I Spy puzzles for the Wii, are harder than those found in Jean Marzollo's books. The intensity of a puzzle is broken up by minigames that pop up when you click on things that satisfy the puzzle's riddle. While there are two-person minigames, this is a game that is really all about doing the puzzles, without much of a story line. Choose it for kids who like visual puzzles. Parents or older siblings can help with the puzzles by grabbing hold of a second controller.
Is It Any Good?
Ultimate I Spy does a good job of presenting traditional I Spy puzzles in a fresh new setting. The addition of 3-D environments, which can be turned 360 degrees, makes these puzzles harder than those found in the books by Jean Marzollo and Walter Wick. And the addition of playing a minigame to satisfy a riddle is very innovative. For example, in one riddle, you are asked to find "two juggled balls" but you'll only see one ball in the scene. When you click on it, it leads to a minigame where you turn the Wii remote sideways and tilting it back and forth to simulate juggling two balls. When you have juggled long enough to fill up a meter on the side of the screen, the riddle is satisfied.
Because these puzzles are challenging, they are best played by kids who like puzzles and are between 7-12 years of age. Each puzzle has some objects that are hidden so well that it takes careful, slow turning of the environment to find them.
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