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Obnoxiously Charming and Addictive!,
This review is from: Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party (Video Game)
Rayman and the Rabbids are back! We own both the first and second of this game, and you'll see much of the game's format has stayed the same. In this edition, Rabbids have taken over the television and all its channels, leaving it up to you to win the games in different timeslots on different channels with catchy titles like Trash TV and Macho TV. Win a game in each timeslot, and you earn a new day with new games to play. We have played Monday and are working on Tuesday. New for this edition is the Wii Balance Board games. Know using the board is optional, and all games can be played without. However, be ready to calibrate the board before each mini-game. As a mom of a 5 and 6 year old, I have to agree with the previous reviewer. You should preview all games before deciding whether to let your little ones in on the fun. This edition seems to be a little more edgey and obnoxious than the previous ones. For example, one of the games is called Pimp my Rabbid, and even though you just dress the Rabbids as directed, I don't want to explain or add pimp to the boys' vocabulary. :-) As in the past, you don't win by being nice to the other players, so there's no cooperative play. It's every Rabbid for him/herself. Be prepared for body humor (think fart rockets! and laxative commercials) and some comical violence. However, if it all works for you, then this is non-stop fun. The games are fun and mostly originals, and I love finding the comparisons to real life shows. There's a Cult Movie channel that's on Monday's line up that asks you to shoot chickens in a graveyard as two rabbids are being chased by zombies. I don't know why, but these simple games are addicting, and use of the balance board makes them more so. For example, in one game you mow over your opponent with a tractor on a race track. The balance board is used like the gas and brake pedals to accelerate and skid. In another game, you surf on an ironing board and the balance board really makes it feel all that more real. Another example is when you sit on the board to slide down a snow covered mountain on the stomach of a Beast in a game called Beestie Boarding. So as I said, obnoxiously charming and addictive! Just beware it may not be suitable for your kids, but that's for you to decide. Rave on!