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Game Wave Family Entertainment System

3 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

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  • Each players get their own remote
  • No waiting for a turn- everyone plays at the same time
  • Family Entertainment system
  • Also plays DVD movies
  • For ages 8+ years
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Product Description

Product Description

GAME WAVE PLAYER CONSOLE

From the Manufacturer

First Game console for the entire family- each with their own remote control

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 8.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Origin: China
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B000FGM5RU
  • Item model number: Z800A
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 10 - 14 years
  • Batteries 8 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #269,304 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

I've played the GameWave system several times and found that it's a great way to spend an evening with friends and family. We have 5 games now, and I plan to pick up a few more. The system is great because 4-6 people can play at the same time, so it is a very social activity. The best thing is that all the games are non-violent -- words, puzzles, cards, etc, but are competitive enough for adults, and easy enough for kids to play. Adults -- watch out for the preteens and teens -- you may know more, but they're better using the remotes. Prepare yourself for lots of fun. The system is an investment in family entertainment.
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Let's face it; it requires unbelievable optimism, perseverance and possibly a miracle for a small video game developer to offer legitimate competition to the juggernaut that is Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony. A lesson companies like Sega (no lightweight in the industry at the time themselves) learned the hard way. Hence when modest firms like Canada's privately held ZAPiT Games decide to try their hand in the home video game console sector, it's a battle of incredible odds right from the get-go.

Yet in 2005, after two years of development, the company released the Game Wave Family Entertainment System in relative obscurity. Rather than challenge the "big boys" through traditional means such as pixel-pushing graphics, game licensing or online support, ZAPiT went the route of designing a console that would make use of the then-thriving DVD technology to deliver puzzle and family oriented game titles. The time of its release places it within the transition between the waning 6th generation of home consoles and the still current 7th generation (like Microsoft's Xbox 360, which was released around the same time, the Game Wave is generally acknowledged as an early-example 7th gen system rather than a late entry 6th).

Packaged with 4 wireless controllers (each of which double up as a standard remote control for the system, which could also play DVDs without the worry of regional encoding), the system also drove home the point of its multi-player friendliness by including a pack-in family game entitled 4 Degrees: The Arc of Trivia. As if four-player simultaneous support isn't impressive enough, many game titles boast 6-player capabilities and as fate would have it, ZAPiT offers two additional remote controllers packaged in pairs.
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This product broke the first year we got it, The warranty is for something ridiculous like 30 or 90 days, should have researched that before I bought it. ALWAYS a red flag when the manufacturer doesn't guarantee their product for at least a year. Then our friend gave us theirs, they bought a wi, and THAT one also broke within a month! And no, we do not beat on our electronics.... We invested over $250 in this with the extra remotes and many of the games. If we had known it had such a short life span, we'd never have bought it. LET THE BUYER BEWARE, it's a piece of junk. To be fair, we DID enjoy playing it while it worked!!!
Now I'm stuck with all these games and hate to throw them out, but it's just not popular enough to find anybody who wants them... :(
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This gaming system is inexpensive but you get what you pay for.
Pros: Low Price, Famliy friendly, everyone can play at the same time, it plays DVDs well, 6 people can play together.
Cons: Poorly made, most games are very boring for teenagers, remotes are not that responsive.
My husband and I got this as a gift and were hoping to have fun with the trivia games, that's our thing. We used to enjoy those trivia games at TGIFriday's you play at the bar. This is no where near as much fun as that game. The trivia pursuit game on my cell phone is more fun, we play it when we are stuck waiting somewhere. The kids next door, 11y/o and 14y/o, were locked out after school so we brought them in and let them play it. I was going to give it to them if they liked it, but they weren't really into it. I will probably donate to charity now.
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I used a similar system at church and it had issues with remote controls communicating with the console. I thought it was because of batteries. After purchasing this system for my family it too had the same issues but worse. The dvd tray would also eject and close on its own. I tried to return but shipping back would have cost almost as much as I paid for the system. I now have a very large paper weight. I would recommend not purchasing this system. Spend your money on something else.
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I got this system for Christmas and my family and I have pulled it out a few times and had a pretty good time. There aren't many games available (aboutr 10 or less) and I don't think you are really getting your money's worth for it. Its crazy that people are selling them on here for [...] dollars a piece, though. Walk into any Toys R US (one of the only stores you can get it) and there will be rows of them and they are always 50% off, $[...]. I can't imagine ANYONE would buy it from amazon. Go to [...] and get it cheaper. It is a good time a couple of times,
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The GameWave is a fantastic system for all ages. The games are simple and easy to learn (hence also very accessible to non-gamers), but also very addictive with high replayability. It's the same type of games you might expect to find at a bar (trivia, word games, number games, etc) but with the social aspect kicked up a notch (all games are multiplayer simultaneous) and without the smoke and drunk people. At the price you really can't beat it. I've had my Wii for over a year now and it has now become my second favorite party console system behind the GameWave.
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