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PostHeaderIcon Wii Cheer 2 Review

Wii Cheer 2 Review

Average Score: 4.71 out of 5
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The first We Cheer has always been one of our favorites. When the second one came out, we couldnt waite to get our hands on it. It did not disappoint, and is even better than the first. New songs, new moves, better levels, and new characters. This has become a fast addiction!

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Fun Factor – 5 out 5
As if the first one wasn’t fun enough, this one is even better. There’s some new moves and lots of new songs (quite a few that mom is in love with, actually). It’s even more addicting than the first one, that’s for sure.

Family/Group Factor – 4 out of 5
An improvement to the first We Cheer is they added boys to the squad. Even though my 9yr old son still isn’t quite interested in it, some boys might be. Not all the songs are “girly girl” songs, so they could get into it too. There’s also a 2 player option as in the first one, where you can cheer together using just 2 remotes.

Too Easy or Too Hard – 5 out of 5
Another improvement from the first We Cheer is they’ve added an “easy” level which you can work on and still unlock new songs. Instead of “hard” and “harder”, there’s now “beginner”, “intermediate”, and “advanced”. The little ones should have no problems getting past the beginner levels, but still a challenge for the advanced levels so it keeps you playing.

Activity Factor – 5 out of 5

At first I thought it was slightly less than the original We Cheer, but quickly found out this wasnt the case. It does get you moving and I was VERY sore the next day after playing this for just an hour.

Child Friendly – 4 out of 5
There’s still no voice in the second We Cheer, and you are forced to read some things on the screen. This could be a problem for younger ones wanting to play. Also some of the songs, while edited, you may have a problem with. Songs such as “Just Dance – Lady GaGa” and “Girlfriend – Aviral” may not be the best for little ones.

Variety – 5 out of 5
Another improvement in the second addition of our favorite game is the amount of variety. You have the ability to unlock songs faster, and start out with more than in the original. There’s also a new challenge area you get to unlock as you go up in rank.

Addiction – 5 out of 5
Several hours logged and we still have yet to “beat” the game. This is for sure addictive, and it’s hard to find a stopping point. I’ve heard myself saying “just one more song!” many times, even going back to my favorite songs and trying to beat my high scores even though I haven’t gotten through everything yet.

Additional Comments

As mentioned before, they’ve made a LOT of improvements to the first We Cheer, making this one of our new favorites. Even still we go back to the orignal once in awhile to play some of our favorite cheers, but this one has kept us well entertained. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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PostHeaderIcon Wii Review: We Cheer

We Cheer Review

Average Score: 4.29 out of 5
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An adorable game for little girls packed full of fun and an awesome addition to your Wii game collection! We couldn’t wait to open this game up and play it, and were very pleased with the amount of engergy it takes to play We Cheer. If you are looking for a game that gets your girls up and moving, this is the game without a doubt!


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Fun Factor 5 out 5
Fun Factor – 5 out of 5 The adorable girls on the TV and the great music is super fun to do the routines to. You can’t help but have a blast dancing to the music! Because of the variety in the moves and songs on We Cheer, you don’t get bored easily.

Family/Group Factor – 3 out of 5
Unless you have four remotes and an all girl family, this game doesn’t score very high on the group factor. Of course the boys aren’t going to want to be cheering, and we don’t have the extra remotes to really take advantage of this option. However, the option IS there for multiple players, thus the reason for the 3. The music choices will probably please both kids and parents, since there are both older and newer songs available to cheer to.

Too Easy or Too Hard – 4 out of 5
Each routine and song has a difficulty factor displayed before you start, so you decide the difficulty level. Plus you go through a practice section before you jump into the main game play, making it pretty easy to get started. The routines aren’t easy, but then again mom was never a cheerleader so can’t do the moves as well as the pros can. We wouldn’t want the game too easy either, or else the kids would get bored.

Activity Factor – 5 out of 5

I couldn’t believe the workout this game gives you! I really wasn’t expecting a whole lot of movement, so it really did surprise me how much you do have to move with the cheers. Even the easy routines have you jumping and really moving your arms. If the basic game area wasn’t enough, they even have an excercise section. FANTASTIC on the activity scale!

Child Friendly – 4 out of 5

The only minor setback in this game is the lack of voices. Most screens and instructions need to be read, so if you have a younger one, be ready to help them out by reading. Although you play somewhat of a “follow the leader” when learning how to use the remotes together, so any child could do it. The adorable characters you get to cheer with and the fact there are no real harsh comments when you don’t do it perfect makes We Cheer child friendly as well.

Variety – 4 out of 5
When you get started, you have the option of picking your cheer captain out of several different girls. You also have quite a variety of places to cheer at with various difficulty levels, with more to unlock as you go. There’s also a practice area and an excercise area to choose from as well. Over all the variety of this game isn’t bad even keeping with the cheering focus.

Addiction – 5 out of 5
The drive to get a better score and get others to join your team is enough to keep you addicted. Plus the option of unlocking new songs and cheers makes you want to play more. Even older girls will love to play this one!

Additional Comments

Overall, We Cheer for Wii did not disappoint us. I wanted a game specifically for my 6 year old daughter to play that would get her really moving (she has weight issues), and this game was everything I hoped it would be. While I would like a game that gets my son involved, this one is great for her and me to play individually.


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PostHeaderIcon Wii Review: Mario Kart

Average Score:
4.00 out of 5

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Wii Mario Kart Review
by Julie Miller
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This is easily my family’s favorite Wii game and the one that is now part of our New Year’s Eve tradition with the invention of the Miller Mario Kart Cup. My family ages ranging from 40 to 3 love this game.

Fun Factor 5 out 5
With in seconds of picking your character and vehicle all the way until the end of the 4th race, you are having a blast.

Family/Group Factor – 5 out of 5
Even though the game doesn’t have room for everyone in my family to play (we have 5 and up to 4 can play Mario Kart at a time) we still enjoy taking our turn at sitting out and watching the others. We usually have at least one race for the championship after my husband gets home from work. Everyone comes running from different rooms when we here “Mario Kart Wii”

Too Easy or Too Hard – 3 out of 5
We have the Wheels to place the remotes in and I think that makes it easier, especially for little ones. And it does take some getting used to how hard to steer into the turns and how to use your presents. It has taken our 3yo a good 6 months to really be able to play well.

Activity Factor – 2 out of 5
There isn’t much activity involved with Mario Kart as some of the other games. Basically hold the wheel in your hands and making slight turning movements. If you are looking a good workout, this isn’t the game to give it to you.

Child Friendly – 3 out of 5
While this game is a lot of fun, it can emphasize winning and losing and if a child has a hard time learning just how to handle the wheel, they could be hearing, “Oh no lose again” from certain characters a lot.

Variety – 5 out of 5
There are many different ways to play Mario Kart form the traditional races, to teams races, coin or balloon battles, motorcycles, etc. There is even an option to create your own rules for the races.

Addiction – 5 out of 5
As you get better and better at Mario Kart, you get new race courses unlocked, different characters, more vehicle options. If you get good enough, you can even unlocked an option to use your personal Mii as your driver.

Additional Comments

All in all Mario Kart is a great family game and worth the extra month spent on the additional remotes and wheels. In all the months that we have had this game, it has yet to not be played at least once a day.


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