Boom Blox Bash Party :: Wii Game Review
Have a Wii? Have friends? Then Boom Blox Bash Party is the Wii game of the year so far for you.
Boom Blox Bash Party is the sequel to the awesome Wii puzzle game, Boom Blox. EA and Steven Spielberg have brought the series back for another go-round, and there's more than just new puzzles this time.
What's Boom Blox?
Boom Blox is an action puzzle game, with several different puzzle modes built out of Jenga-style stacks of different sorts of blocks. Some games are exactly like Jenga, with the player trying to pull pieces out without dropping the whole stack, while many more have the player trying to knock down all that he can with baseballs, or even other blocks. The game is interesting in its endless 400 puzzle-long single-player mode, but even better with a bunch of friends who can fight it out for who rules the blox.
First of all, there's now a slingshot control mode, which lets you grab anything and shoot it across the level to knock over the other blocks. There are also underwater and outer space environments, which, not too surprisingly, cause your blocks to float through the air after being knocked about. The biggest addition, however, is the ability to make and download extra levels, which allows for a nearly unlimited number of levels, LittleBigPlanet-style. The level creator is a bit difficult to work inside the game, but is exciting for the more creative of us who think we can make even better layouts than EA themselves.
Should I Buy It Again?
If you have the original Boom Blox, is there enough here to make you want it again? If you loved the original and love the idea of 400 new puzzles and tons more downloadable, then yes. Otherwise, you'll most likely be better off getting Punch-Out!! for your Wii instead. The multiplayer can be awesome, and the puzzle creator can be fun, but it's your choice whether it's worth another 50 bucks.
ESRB Rating: E for Everyone