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Rayman Rabbids TV Party was one of the first games my family ever bought on the Wii, probably as we were just looking for a fun looking game all of us could play, and the rabbids on the front cover of the game just looked so cute and weird. The fact that we could use it with the Balance Board was a great plus as we had got that with the Wii to and wanted a game besides the Wii Fit to use it with.
The game is rated for seven plus, and this is probably most likely down to the "violence" (basically rabbids hitting each other in various parts of the minigame) that is supposed to be included within this game. Although I'd say overall this game is probably better for seven and up, some younger children may be able to play the easier games such as the ones that include using the balance board. As long as you have 4 wii remotes and nunchucks, you can play with up to eight people, either with friends or family.
The graphics are well designed throughout all of them, being clear and well detailed. The team who have made this have stuck to the Rayman look, making all the characters as cute and weird as they possibly can be. Many of the rabbids each have their own distinct look and some have some crazy costume choices, adding to the humorous side of the game.
The "plot" of this game basically revolves around the rabbids invading Rayman's television and messing up all the channels on his television. You basically play as the rabbids invading the different channels on his television, with really fun minigames based on this so called invasion.
There is a single player option, to follow this plot of the game, and play through each of the games involved within this plot. There are 3 save slots, really helpful if you have family members that use games randomly when you're not around like mine! Even playing this game alone was fun, as I was constantly trying to beat the high scores to get new outfits for my rabbid. Although I did complete it within a couple of hours from playing straight through, trying to beat these high scores took more hours than expected and made me keep wanting to play.
This game however is better to play multiplayer, as it makes the overall experience much more challenging. You can play with eight people, which is more than I have ever seen in a Wii game, which makes this game just perfect for parties. It's always a challenge playing against someone, whether its in the Normal mode, Rabbid mode or Car Boot Sale mode. I love playing this game against people as the games are so different, funny and have a wide variety of games that it never gets too repetitive or boring.
If you like a particular game, and just want to get straight to playing them without having to go through the TV guide, there is also the option of Free Play. This was great if I didn't have too long to be playing the Wii, as I could just pick a few of these games to play, as they are quite short. There is also a small online option called World Contest, where after unlocking enough costume pieces, you can enter your Rabbid into Pimp my Rabbid - however this is a pretty pointless feature.
The games themselves are some of the best minigames I have played on the Wii. There is a real variety between them with each having different charm and humour between them. From the Pimp My Rabbid game where you can dress up your rabbid to be voted for by the rabbid audience, to the dancing games where you must follow the dance moves on screen and also the great racing games forcing you to use your bum on the Balance Board to control the rabbid and their transport. Having such a great variety of games makes time fly when your playing.