This game is a lot of fun, enjoyed it with all members of the family even grandparents. The rating seems a bit harsh. Easy for younger children my 9 yr old really liked the game. We actually now own this game.
I used to like going to arcades and Billy Bobs to play some of these fun filled games, now I am able to enjoy them at home.
I am only disappointed in one of the many choices of games and that is Darts: Cricket. If you play this on any computerized dart board it keeps track of your scoring when a target is still open. On the Wii your score is based on how soon and how many darts it takes to close all of the targets.
Other than that, this is a must have for friends and familys everywhere.
I played this game for about 2 hours last night and realized why it is only a $20 (retail priced) game. It has a sort of "rushed-to-market" feel about it - you can't use your Mii, the graphics are jittery, and the details are not all that well thought-out. I was lured in by the promise of "unlocking new features," only to find out that most of these "rewards" are only new characters and different colors for your skee-balls or basketballs. The Ping Cup game is downright frustrating. The best game is Shuffleboard, which might be fun to play with other people. The biggest disappointment for me was Table Hockey. While all of the other games are in the first-person point of view, Table Hockey is viewed from the side. I have no idea why Midway decided to do this - maybe they couldn't fix programming issues in time (which helps my theory of this game being rushed out).
Bottom line - this is worth renting if your other games have Low Availability, or if you REALLY love Skee Ball or Shuffleboard or Table Hockey but live a hundred miles away from any of them.