I’m always looking for fun games to play on our Family Wii Nights. Wii is definitely the way to go if you’re looking for family based fun! We’re moving and having fun as a team! Disney Interactive Studios developed the following three games that we were lucky to review.
Disney Tangled: The Video Game – I give this game our IT award! My family and our friends saw Tangled in the theater. My daughter and her friend loved the movie! Disney Tangled: The Video Game for Wii game loosely retells the movie’s storyline where you take Rapunzel and Flynn Ryder on a fantastic quest to conquer challenges and solve puzzles in order for Rapunzel’s wish to see the floating lights and meet her real parents come true. If you have not seen the update of this fairy tale, just watch the opening scenes of the game. Basically, the characters race across storybook lands to collect items and unlock new colors plus interact with some interesting characters. Start off in Rapuzel’s Tower and make sure to paint the mural. My daughter enjoyed painting the mural and the Flynn Ryder Wanted Signs that actually become part of the forest scenery. Each character has a special ability. Rapunzel can use her long locks to swing as well as spin around to instantly grow flowers in the forest. Flynn’s knife can be used to break things and uncover buried treasure. It was tough to get the hang of swinging Rapunzel’s hair and then get Flynn to climb up her golden locks. My daughter’s favorite option is Hold My Hand. Rapunzel and Flynn can grab hands to guide each other around. You also have the option of switching between both Rapunzel and Flynn to use their abilities to get through the levels. We have yet to clear First Frolic but we are excited to figure out the next quest. There is some light cartoon violence where you can break stuff and hurt the guards. Although, I like the fact that the characters don’t die. The game play is easy, amusing and thrilling for my daughter who absolutely loved the movie. One tip- Make sure you look out for butterflies, they give you clues on where to go. Play up to 4 players.
Club Penguin Game Day is based on the online role-playing website, Club Penguin. Create penguins, choose teams, take on challenges and play games in 3 different modes. My daughter’s favorite event is the Java Jump. Watching her “jump” with the Wii remote is hysterical! This is exactly what I love about the Wii. Say goodbye to coach potato kids! Wii Kids are on their feet, laughing and moving. ClubPenguin.com members must be excited about this game. You can earn coins and upload them to the online site. We’re not members of the virtual world but I’d imagine that parents appreciate that they can play with their kids rather than the kids being in front of the computer. I’m not overly impressed with the graphics. They’re fairly basic but that’s not a bad thing for beginner gamers. We kept the events in Easy mode for our daughter while she’s perfecting the movements and remote commands. Don’t fret! There are other levels if you’d like to up the ante. I have a feeling it’s going to be awhile before we conquer the Island. Play up to 4 players
Disney Challenge All Star Party – I’m sure this game is a huge hit for Disney Channel fans. Hannah Montana, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Wizards of Waverly Place and Phineas & Ferb are all the favorites that can be found in Disney Challenge All Star Party. My daughter is far from being a ‘tween’ and has yet to see any of the shows included in this game. Select a Disney Channel Star and Play in the All-Star Party mode or Free Play. You can choose a location and engage in mini-games. Mix up characters and have a water balloon fight, play Tug-O-War or play some Foosball! There are also polls in the game that were too advanced for my young daughter. I do know the personalities featured in the Disney Challenge All Star Party game, but not so familiar with the shows they star in. However, that didn’t distract us from the fun and variety of games that you can play. Disney Challenge All Star Party is a game for 1-4 players.
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