Top 5 – Wii Party (Multiplayer) Games

There are a lot of good party game (most of them mini game collections) for the Wii. The following ones are my favorites – as always highly subjective.

  1. Rayman Raving Rabbits 2
    The whole series is good, but I think RRR 2 is better than its predecessor and its sequel Rayman Raving Rabbits TV Party.
    These are probably the most wacky of the whole bunch of Wii party games. Pretty rubbish as a single player game (especially the first one; or maybe I think this because this was the last one I really tried to play alone) but great fun with a bunch of friends.
  2. Boom Blox Bash Party (and the prequel Boom Blox)
    These two stand out from the rest, as in contrast to the other games on this list they are also great single player games. Actually in my opinion these two games are the most under-appreciated games of the Wii library.
    Basically you there are structures (ships, castles, towers, etc) made out of blocks  think – of Jenga. In hundreds of level you need to do different things: extract single blocks without toppling the tower, throwing balls at the blocks to topple the tower, shooting cannons at the blocks to hit as many colored blocks as possible, etc.
    The gameplay is great and the handling is pretty precise. Combined with the adorable art style and wacky block characters these are two great games – in single or multiplayer mode.
  3. Wii Party
    Wii Party is a lot of fun if you play with a couple of people.
    The flow of the game is much quicker and there is little time wasted between the actual games (this was a major negative point of Mario Party 8 for me).
    My favorite mode is “Battle” in which you just play mini game after mini game (up to 4 players simultaneously) without any meta game, until one player reaches 3 or 5 wins. See also my Impressions of Wii Party
  4. Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games
    The sequel Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is in my opinion the weaker game. The are by far the most sporty games of this list. For lots of the disciplines you actually need to work hard to win. For example running requires you to move the Wiimote and the Nunchuk up and down repeatedly and very very fast.
  5. Wii Sports Resort
    The sequel to Wii Sports, featuring motion plus controls. Some of the games are great (Sword fighting, rowing) some are just average. Also fun when playing alone – at least for a bit.

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