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5.8

355 ratings

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

A Good Party Game that Can Get Redundant

posted by JMichaud (BETHESDA, MD) Apr 20, 2011

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Member since Jan 2008

5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

It’s Carnival time at Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, and the characters from the movie, Rio are out to celebrate by engaging in party games - 31 mini games in this compilation.
I enjoyed playing most of the 31 games, but found repetition between them. In one mini game you have to collect fruit and stand on a perch when the music stops. In another you collect fruit and have to freeze when the music stops, and in another you collect fruit and have to place it in a barrel just before another parrot sees you with the fruit.
Then there’s one game where you hit other players with mudballs, one where you hit other players with mudballs and try to wash off the mud stuck on you, one where you hit other players with a dodge ball.
This much redundancy makes me think that the makers of this game are really scrapping the bottom of the proverbial barrel. There might be about 20 different games in this compilation.
The redundancy continues with the modes. There’s a separate section for multiplayer use, but any section can be played multiplayer, so there’s no need for that separate segment.
And one of the modes is completely disposable: the Story Mode. There’s almost no story going on here - it’s play three games, see a very short cutscene, play three more games, see another very short cutscene and so on.
There are good things about this compilation, though. I liked the Carnival Wheel a lot, and several of the mini games are fun to play with three other friends. There’s a bunch of high scores for players to put their names on, and the game has the same charm and delightful colors that the movie has.
Rio, the game, is good for parties, but they lackluster Story Mode and redundant mini games and game modes takes it down a notch. RENT IT.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Fun Game for up to four players

posted by MomF (AUSTIN, TX) Aug 23, 2011

Member since Aug 2011

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This was a really fun game for all of us to play.

Few things you should know as a parent:
The instructions are printed - so someone who reads must be present when playing the game, without reading the instructions on each level it doesn't make much sense.

Every player needs a nunchuck. You can't play without one.

Other than that, the levels were fun, the animation was cute and the kids loved playing together.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Rio

posted by peanutandamy (CARNESVILLE, GA) Dec 5, 2011

Member since Dec 2011

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Kids loved it, lots of fun multi player games

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

bad

posted by caleb102010 (SELAH, WA) Apr 26, 2011

Member since Feb 2011

3 out of 5 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

only one word it sucks

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

fun game, captures the spirit of the movie

posted by mowie (MALVERN, PA) Feb 11, 2012

Member since Feb 2012

Yes, it's a bunch of mini-games. But they are fun and well-done, capturing the spirit of the movie. If you liked the movie, this lets you live it.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

rio

posted by spongeboy3456 (ASHLAND, KY) Nov 6, 2011

Member since May 2011

that was a little fun but it was kinda boring

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

Rio

posted by Kathiileen48 (REDWOOD CITY, CA) Sep 3, 2011

Member since Sep 2011

Very Poor. The disc is scratched and was unable to be played.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

it's 50 50

posted by rodthompson (NAMPA, ID) Aug 8, 2011

Member since Jul 2011

It was ok but it got old fast

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GF Rating
7

Good

Fair Game

posted by EpicGamerGrl (HOUSTON, TX) Jul 17, 2011

Member since Jul 2011

Some of the controls were off like in the sliding roof game with the logs, for it was challenging to jump. Overall a good game, i liked the quotes in multiplayer, which is all I played and even if you didn't see the movie it makes sense.

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