Pac-Man Party :: Wii Game Review
Pac-Man is back with a whimsical and colorful approach in Pac-Man Party for Wii. Read all the details in the Kidzworld review.
Pac-Man is turning 30 and he is celebrating his birthday in style with the release of the new game Pac-Man Party for Wii. The game is a traditional mini game collection (similar to Mario Party) with several options for gameplay: Story mode, Party mode and Mini Game mode.
In Story mode, Pac-Man must chase the evil Blinky to capture Mr. Cookie’s stolen recipe for the world’s most delicious cookie. The player competes against a CPU on a 3D board game, moving spaces and collecting cookies. The more castles one owns, the more cookies they get. If one stops on a free space or free castle, it’s theirs. If another player lands on a claimed castle, players compete in a mini game. Once one board game has been completed they move onto the other until the game is complete.
In Party mode, players compete against friends in one of the five board game levels. Each board game has a different theme and level of difficulty. While the idea behind the levels is creative, the levels themselves lack interest. In Mini Game mode, players choose which mini games they want to play without the hassle of going through the board game.
The mini games are more creative than most compilations, and closely mirror the whimsical approach taken by Mario Party. Mini games include Spaghetti Rollup, Bumpin’ Trapeze, Holiday Hustle, Danger Dish and about 50 others. The games are quite basic and can be completed by players of all ages. One of the best parts of Pac-Man Party is the inclusion of the original Pac-Man arcade game from the 1980s. Parents and older fans will love the nostalgia, while younger players will embrace the colorful charm of the new mini games.
ESRB Rating: E 10+