This game is a good improvement over the original. For example, there are 5 new games, it's the first one in the series that lets you use your Miis, and the party mode has been transformed into a game show. Although it may take a brief moment to figure out to play each game, when you do, it becomes really fun. Also, there is a remix of each game. For example, in Jamga Remix the blocks turn into colors, and you have to draw a card telling what color(s) to pull out. Sometimes a card will even start a minigame, like Bomb, which makes you tap each flashing block, otherwise, KABOOM!!! (translation: game over for you!) Also you can custimize Mr. Potatoe Head to make him look like almost anything, from a cowboy to a pirate. And don't forget the achivements!
posted by Peachysakura24 (TAYLOR, PA) May 13, 2011
Member since May 2011
My son and I had a lot of fun with this game. It is easy enough for him to do well(he is 11), while still challenging for me(I'm 31). Operation starts off easily enough, and then gets progressively harder, but is still a lot of fun. They updated the ailments to include "texting thumb" and "gamer's wrist". There is also the remix version of the game, but neither of us played it.
Jenga is the most stressful game in the bunch, and it is difficult to get more than 5 minutes in before the whole thing collapses. The remix version includes colored blocks and cards, and you must remove a piece of the same color as the card, or if you get a "rainbow" card, you must remove 1 of each of the 3 colors. There are also bomb cards that require you to remove a set amount of bomb pieces before they explode.
Connect 4 is fantastic. My son and I had a great time playing it. You can drop the coins on either side of the 2-sided board, as one side was solid and the other was a ring. They also had blocker pieces, which we never used so I don't know what they do. The remix version adds different elements to the board, but we didn't figure them all out yet.
Bop-It took awhile to get the hang of, but once we did, it was a blast. In the normal game, you will either be given a verbal command or a color, and you will have to figure out what to do. For example, you might hear "Bop It" or "White", and both are triggered by hitting the A button, "Twist It" or "Yellow" means to hold down B and twist the Wii-Mote to the left, and so on. The remix version adds a couple extra commands, and colors, and will also add the challenge of changing the button colors as you go.
Pictureka was a lot of fun, and my son and I often ended up in a tie. I don't think we played the remix version.
There are also 2 game show-type games, one for multi-players that involves spinning a wheel to choose a mini-game, and another for single players.
All in all, it was a fun game for a family night.