A Party Game
for the Wii
, released in July 2010 in Japan and October 2010 elsewhere, Wii Party
is a descendant of the Mario Party
games with Miis
in place of Super Mario Bros
characters. Its modes include a couple of Board Games
, a Wheel of Fortune
-like game show mode, Bingo
, a version of hide and seek, and some longer puzzle games, among others.
A sequel, Wii Party U
, was announced on January 2013 as a in-development title for the WiiU
Wii Party includes examples of:
- Door Roulette: Meet And Greet, a co-operative minigame where two players simply have to open the door to the next room in order to meet in the middle. And avoid opening the other doors.
- End Game Results Screen: The end of Spin Off shows a line graph with each player's performance charted, like Mario Party.
- Guide Dang It: Party Phil's name if you don't pay attention. He only mentions it once.
- Harder Than Hard: Expert and Master, which have to be unlocked. Expert will give you a run for your money. Master will leave you in the dust on any non-luck-based minigame.
- Luck-Based Mission: No matter how skilled you are at the minigames, how well you do in the big picture is heavily influenced by random factors. And that's even if you're NOT playing Bingo.
- Also, some missions are entirely luck-based. The most prevalent is Lucky Launch: choose the right firework out of four, and you win.
- Spiritual Successor: Beyond the obvious similarities to Mario Party, the structure of the Globe Trot mode is similar to Sonic Shuffle, another licensed party game made by Hudson.