Brief Reviews of Some Nintendo Wii Games


Our local Blockbuster has a deal we’ve taken advantage of over the past month. For $22, we can swap video games as much as we want over a 30-day period. That has let us try quite a few different games for the Nintendo Wii!

All Star Cheer Squad: Sherree wanted to try this because it uses the balance board. Unplayably stupid.

Cake Mania: In the Mix!: Plays just like the computer game, for better or worse. Some of the text is really small, even on our 42-inch TV.

Cooking Mama World Kitchen: This was the first game Sherree got, and found it quite disappointing. The gameplay was very elementary and repetitive.

Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures: This is the type of game that typically frustrates me because I’m no good at it, but this one was a lot of fun. The Lego aspect adds some humor and working with the Legos to build objects needed to advance is a great idea executed well. I’d like to play Lego Star Wars and Lego Batman now.

Rayman Raving Rabbids 2: Funny, engaging, and stupid in the right way, this was a lot of fun to play. Unfortunately the claimed “50 minigames” is more like “10 minigames with five variations of each.”

Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party: Just like Raving Rabbids 2, I thought this was funny, engaging and a lot of fun to play. It seemed to have fewer unique minigames, however, with more slight variations on them. It’s use of the Wii balance board makes some games a lot of fun, but then multiplayer games become single-player.

Wii Music: I was excited to play this game, but found it kind of disappointing. There are only a few games to it, and the music “lessons” don’t really relate to how you play an instrument. In other words, it doesn’t matter whether you goof off or really try to play the instrument — you still complete the lesson.

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