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Why bother with a back yard or a big city when you can have the whole world? In World Party Games, you go around the globe taking on up to 12 games in 12 different countries.
I say “up to 12 games”, because the first time you play it, you get only one costume - the chef outfit - and can only play three of the twelve games (Pizza Battle, Eiffel Sprint and Spinning Camel.)
To unlock one of the other nine games, you’ll have to get a silver medal or better on one of the first three games - and only one game will be unlocked. To unlock a second game, you’ll have to score a silver or better on a different unlocked game - and so on. This makes getting all 12 games a major headache (why DO they lock them up in the first place? Is the shelf life of this game this short?)
It doesn’t matter if you are in single player or multi player mode, you’ll have to deal with a vast amount of locked material and the headache of unlocking that material.
To get outfits, you have to make sure the minigame is unlocked, and score a Bronze Medal for one third of the outfit, a Silver Medal for the second third and a Gold medal for the final third.
Making matters worse are the controls which are overly complex and clunky. Several games require you to shoot targets, but instead of using just the B button to fire, you have to wave the Nunchuck a certain way (far too often it doesn’t recognize the motion, and nothing happens.)
Other games are nothing more than “how fast can you pump the Wiimote and Nunchuck”. Even here, the game has trouble recognizing the controls, leading to major frustration.
World Party Games is yet another forgettable mini game compilation. SKIP IT.