Unless you love party games, Wii Party probably isn’t worth $50

Dan On October 4, 2010 04.10.2010 with 13 Comments


Wii Party is a fun game. There are a lot of game modes–more than Mario Party. Great music. And upwards of 15-20 motion controlled mini games you’ll want to replay often. But it’s hard to recommend at the full price of $50, unless you’re BFF with Mario Party or are looking for a replayable four player game. I’d say $40 is the most I’d pay. $30 would be a steal. What do you think?

13 Responses to “Unless you love party games, Wii Party probably isn’t worth $50”

  1. CZsWorld says:

    It should just be a $10 downloadable.

  2. Richard says:

    It does look like fun, particularly since I really like the Miis, but I’d only get my money’s worth if I was going to get a ton of 4-player party use from it. So, for now, this one’s a pass for me. If it was $29.99, I’d pick it up just for the replayable minigames.

    That screenshot cracks me up: Those are four ticked-off looking Miis!

  3. Ben says:

    I’m totally getting it this weekend. I am pretty much BFF w/ Mario Party series and I am hoping that Wii Party will make up for the lack of a new Mario Party. I am not going to believe that there will never be a new Mario Party game.

    Could call it Mario Party 8.5 (without the Mario, of course)

    Besides, I have a lot of GameStop giftcards from Xmas that I want to put to good use.

  4. ModestMrGreen says:

    I grabbed it on Sunday, and I’m really loving it. The modes are all really fun, and I like how you can see how long they’re going to take before you even start them. The minigames are pretty good, too, though they’re typically a bit short, but I think it helps keep the game moving.

    I’d definitely recommend it to anyone who has a few friends or some family who just want to have a fun night. Thanks to the Pair Games, even just playing with my sister the past few days has been a blast. Easily better than any Mario Party in YEARS. :D

  5. smiley says:

    im gonna get it because i have a couple friends and over the summer were having the mii summer games 2011 so im gonna need that for the mii games.

  6. young link says:

    im gonna get it because i have a couple friends and over the summer were having the mii summer games 2011 so im gonna need that for the mii games!!!

  7. Skotski says:

    “or are looking for a replayable four player game”
    Isn’t that the point of a party game?

    I’m getting it definitely. Party games wear out quick, but they’re supposed to be played in small doses.

  8. David says:

    This is really a lot of fun. If you have any children, I imagine this would be a pretty big hit. They simplified the Mario Party experience, but kept the fun and humor.

    And the music is freaking addictive.

  9. ac says:

    just buy dokapon kingdom for cheap. no thanks.

  10. gamecollector44 says:

    Erm…I prefer the N64 Mario Partys for that price. :/ I can get Mario Party 1 and 2 with the box and manual for about that much. And the last time I bought a ‘Wii-whatever’ title, I got burned. Luckily I sold it for about as much as I paid for it. (It was WiiMusic, by the way.)

  11. BlueRocks says:

    I will be buying this. I saw a great review done on GeekDad by a reviewer friend’s wife! She loved it as it is a game for the whole family.

    That is right up my alley. Even though I have never played a ‘Party’ game before, I am looking forward to this one.

  12. Nickius says:

    I’ve only played Wii Party for a a few minutes so far, but the minigames were very enjoyable, and compared to the newer Mario Party games, there was far less time in between games.

  13. baby link says:

    yeah i am goin to young links house for the mii Olympics soon.

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