This is a co-review. Half of it is by me, the other half is by my girlfriend, Kristen.
David: 2/10 First, let me begin by saying that this game is about as much fun as smashing your hand with a hammer. That is to say only a masochist would enjoy this. If you want to play Jenga, go out and buy the actual game; it's much more fun and doesn't cause one to want to throw their controller at the screen.
The block physics are wonky and unrealistic, I'm not sure what to say about the graphics since the core of this game is removing blocks of wood from a tower... but they're (the graphics) are actually OK for a Wii title, as if you cared. The music is awful, completely awful, it reminds me of old arcade games but not in a fond nostalgic sense but an ear bleed inducing synthesizer vomit sense. The controls are horrible to use and playing it for more than twenty minutes was a lesson in pain.
The only redeeming quality about this game is that it made me laugh for approximately five minutes, but not because it was fun, it made me laugh because it's impossible to play.
Don't rent this game, don't even consider it. If you are still considering it, stop, punish yourself (you'll like it since you're clearly masochistic.) and then go buy the boxed game.
Kristen: 2/10 This game is horrible, with the Wii remote it's almost impossible to do anything. Half the time I tried to do something it didn't do what I was planning. Jenga on the Wii is more stressful then fun. So I guess if you are stressed out and you want something to push you over the edge you should rent this game. I actually feel bad that my boyfriend wasted his time renting this game for me.
Jenga is a fun game. I recommend playing it with the real wooden blocks.
The computer version is a poor simulation. I'm pretty good with the wooden blocks, but clumsy trying to use the weird Wii motions that simulate pulling the blocks around with a rubber band. Without a real 3D view, it is hard to tell what might be causing the tower to go into a slow motion fall. Sometimes the tower falls so slowly that you can continue playing while it is falling. Very strange!
remember that game that mom pulls out sometimes when grandma comes over, you play it once, dont feel like picking up all the peices and put it back in the closet to collect dust? well its back, this time in wii form. the fact that someone tried to cash in on your childhood memories with an inferior version of a game you already own is insulting.