Wii Party U Review

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Posted: 12 months ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Wii Party U is a collections of games to play with families in the same room. Different modes suite different groups and ages but are all light hearted fun and make use of the Wii U Gamepad in creative ways.

While the games are generally of a similar high quality, some have stood out for families. Using the Gamepad between the two players to offer a simple way to play baseball of football in a real novelty. Lost-and-Found Square is another strong game in the collection, where on player uses the Gamepad to see the game world around them and must describe what they see so the other players can use their Wii Remote to locate them from their instructions.

There are five board games where you advance by playing 80 different mini-games in the TV Party section of the game:
  • Highway Rollers (1-4 players, 45 min)
  • GamePad Island (2-4 players, 45 min)
  • Mii Fashion Plaza (1-4 players, 60 min)
  • The Balldozer (1-4 players, 30 min)
  • Teammate Madness/Team Building (1-4 players, 20-30 min)

There are either modes that offer simple fun party games to play in a group in the House Party section of the game:
  • Button Smashers (2-4 players, 5-15 min)
  • Name That Face (3-4 players, 15 min)
  • Lost-and-Found Square (3-4 players, 5-20 min)
  • Sketchy Situation (3-4 players, 20 min)
  • Do U Know Mii? (3-4 players, 30 min)
  • Water Runners (2-4 players, 10 min)
  • Feed Mii! (3-4 players, 15 min)
  • Dance with Mii (2-4 players, 10 min)

There are seven games you play against other people with the Gamepad between you, in the Party section of the game:
  • Tabletop Foosball (1-2 players, 5 min)
  • Tabletop Baseball (1-2 players, 5-10 min)
  • Mii-in-a-Row (1-2 players, 20 min)
  • Tabletop Gauntlet (1-2 players, 5 min)
  • Tabletop Minigames (1-2 players, 5 min)
  • Animal Matchup (2 players, 5-15 min)
  • Puzzle Blockade (2 players, 5-15 min)

There are seven other mini-game collections in the Mini-game section of the game:
  • Minigame Collection (1-4 players, 5 min)
  • Freeplay Challenge (1-4 players, 5-30 min)
  • Bridge Burners (2-4 players co-op, 15 min)
  • Dojo Domination (1 player, 20 min)
  • Battle of the Minigames (1-4 players, 15-25 min)
  • Tabletop Tournament (1-4 players, 10-15 min)
  • Spot the Sneak (2-4 players, 10-20 min)

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3+

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Release Date: 25/10/2013

Platforms: Wii U

Genres: Action, Platform, Puzzle and Racing

Developer: @Nintendo

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between half an hour and 45 minutes to complete. Duration depends on which mode you select and you can find activities to fit your available time and size of group.
 
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. Games are played with one Wii Remote per player in addition to the Gamepad controller.

CostsCosts

Wii Party U usually costs £19.99.
 

Wii Party U

Wii U £19.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. You can purchase the game with a Motion Plus enhanced Wii Remote in the box.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 3.

ESRB EVERYONE for mild cartoon violence.


Skill Rating: This game is enjoyed by 6+ year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. Some of the minigames work well for super young players, who can then grow into the longer series of challenges with other players.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't recorded accessibility settings for this game yet. Our Wii Party U Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Nintendo) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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