Wii, Boogie and Getting Games Cheap

WiiAfter spending several weeks with our Wii, I think another quick review is in order. The Wii has not lost its playability as we keep trying new games (mainly through the game rental service GameFly). So far the games we have kept from our rental have been Boogie and Mario Party 8. But we have tried Excite Truck and Elebits, though neither one worked for our Wii parties or younger kids.

The big games we are looking forward to trying are Mario Strikers Charged, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (mainly for me), and Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree. I wish there were better golf games…something hard where I would hit the occasional bogie.

So far, I think renting games through GameFly has been the best choice for us. We would have spent over $200 but instead I simply setup the GameFly 10 day trial. You don’t need a code to get the 10 day trial…there is a link on the page that say no code, no problem.

Wii BoogieGame rentals aside, so far the most hilarious game has been Boogie. There are several play modes, including single dance, dance-off “party mode” and karaoke. I have read multiple on-line reviews that discount the game since the dance mode is simply moving the Wiimote around on beat. I think the reviewers missed the point of the game. When you have more than two people playing (we’ve played Boogie with 18 people), the karaoke mode is hilarious, especially if you let someone else do you dancing while you sing.

The best overall family game is Mario Party 8. My daughters, my wife and I have logged many hours on this game. The best adult game would have to be Wii Sports tennis. Not the sit on the couch variety, but get up and dive for the ball. I am pretty sure this version of Tennis will cost me a Wiimote as some point.

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