gamers (69%) found this review helpful
Those Rabbids have taken over the TV with their brand of zany, crazy humor (It still won't be as offensive as many other programs found on TV today.) It's your job to get through the week by beating mini games that spoof TV shows. There's a good selection of games, and the controls work fine - except when precise movement is asked for. One example is drawing Tetris shapes to destroy incoming ships. Another is the dancing game that hit me with a wrong move for reasons I don't understand. Still, the writing is top notch, and there are a lot of good games. Racing down a snowy incline on a cow doing jumps and tricks is a lot of fun. If you want to spread the Rabbid madness by bringing in up to three other friends, there's muliplayer. It works fine, but I would've like to have a better choice as to what mini game we could play. I say rent Raving Rabbids TV party, give it a spin, then decide for yourself if you want to buy it.
Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party continues the party-game series with a new twist: television parodies. The rabbids are back in action and just as manic as ever. They send up reality television, classic movies, gameshows and extreme sports with the trademark humor of the series. It's entertaining, but it's also very familiar. The mini-games require you to move your Wiimote and nunchuk in various ways, utilizing the analog stick, motion sensor controls and IR sensor depending on the game. From sledding on an elk down a snow-covered slalom to shooting at rabbids in chicken hats to bouncing around a side-scrolling course picking up coins, the Wii's unique controls are utilized to the fullest. And if you have a balance board, you can use that as well. Each of these games play quickly and have fun moments, making the overall experience very enjoyable. Unfortunately, that quick pace equals a short game in single-player and a limited amount of replay value. Getting high scores will unlock accessories for your rabbids, but considering they are used for exactly one game (Pimp My Rabbid), this reward is of little use. And sometimes, the motion sensors get in the way. The rhythm games (playing musical parts and dancing to licensed music) seem to misread some of your actions when you'd swear you're doing everything right. The real value in this game is the multi-player. And if you have a party of four around the TV, you'll probably find the game more enjoyable. If you've played the other raving rabbid games, you know what to expect here. It lives up to the series history, but doesn't really do anything new.
The game looks like a lot of fun. However, without the instructions, it is difficult to figure out what to do and how to use the controller. So, if you know someone who has played the game before and can show you, then the rating probably would be much higher. Otherwise, it's a 5.