Parents' Guide to

Wii Party U

By Mark Raby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Lots of group fun encapsulated in 80+ mini-games.

Game Nintendo Wii U 2013
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+

Very violent mode

At the tab "Minigames" there is a game, where you have to hit the mii's heads so hart that they die and, sometimes, a mii may get fling, exploded, or any other violent stuff. I hope you have a wonderful day, and goodbye!

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (11):

Wii Party U is one of the increasingly rare examples of a video game that works perfectly if you have four people together in the same room. It's just good old-fashioned fun. The game also is tailored to work with two or three players. Although it can be fun to play with the single-player options between multiplayer game sessions, that's not where the meat of the game is. The various game modes help keep the game fresh for a long time.

There are also some very unique uses for the Wii U GamePad controller, including mini-games wherein one player looks at the GamePad screen while everyone else sees a different perspective on the TV, as well as mini-games that use the GamePad exclusively. The bottom line: When it comes to choosing a video game that a group of people can play at the same time, Wii Party U is an easy recommendation. It's not quite as good if you don't have four, as it will add a virtual player to many of the games. Regardless, it's a must-add to any Wii U library.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii U
  • Subjects: Hobbies: board games, building, sports
  • Skills: Collaboration: cooperation, group projects, meeting challenges together, teamwork, Communication: conveying messages effectively, friendship building, Thinking & Reasoning: memorization, problem solving, solving puzzles
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: October 25, 2013
  • Genre: Mini-games
  • Topics: Friendship
  • ESRB rating: E for Mild Cartoon Violence
  • Last updated: August 25, 2016

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