3.86 out of 5
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If you are looking for a great follow up game to Wii Sports, Wii Play might be just right. For the price when purchased with the extra remote, this game is a family fun winner! It was tested by a mom, an eight year old boy, and a six year old girl.
Detailed Review of Wii Play
Fun Factor – 4 out of 5
Because there are several types of games to play, there’s a little something for everyone. We all seem to have our favorites, and games we strive to beat our own best score on. The movements are fun, especially with the Cow Races.
Family/Group Factor – 4 out of 5
This is only for two players, but it’s still fun gathering around and picking out different games to play against eachother. After each game is played, one of the players gets a “point”. You can do this for a few games or all night if you choose.
Too Easy/Too Hard – 4 out of 5
Since the real purpose of the Wii Play is to get you use to some of the movements with the remote, it’s not too difficult to get some of the motions down. We still have some issues with a few of the others games, but over all it gives you pretty clear instructions and isn’t hard to master.
Activity Factor – 2 out of 5
Unfortunately there aren’t any “get up and move” games offered here, and some are even best played while sitting (the fishing and shooting, for example). The cow races are even low energy games, but still extremely fun.
Child Friendly – 5 out of 5
Wii play gets 5 stars for being child friendly across the board on all games. Even the shooting game is mostly shooting balloons and pop cans, with a very quick option of shooting ducks in a few of the rounds. My 6 year old daughter doesn’t like shooting the animals, and luckily her score isn’t effected if she doesn’t.
Variety – 4 out of 5
In all there are nine games, so it’s pretty easy to find enough to do. The only thing it lacks is different options for the specific games (such as the shooting game only has a set amount of round that are the same every time, and the cow races only have one track). Still without the extra options, there is still enough games to play.
Addiction – 4 out of 5
Much like Wii Sports, you are given medals for higher scores. It also keeps track of your scores and gives you a mini score board when you are finished. This alone makes you want to keep playing just to beat your own personal score and get another medal.
Overall this is a nice game when purchased with the extra remote. The kids like to play it, and so do the adults. Even though slightly low on the fitness aspect, it still offers relaxing family fun for everyone.