As the holiday season approaches, here at Role Mommy we have product testers (my children) rigorously trying out products that are about to hit stores and sharing their honest opinions about what games their friends should tell their moms they want come gift giving time.
Recently, we got the chance to have a party with my kids – compliments of Nintendo and Domino’s Pizza and during that time, we played several new games. Here’s an overview of all of them and you can decide which ones to add to your shopping list!
wii-party-box-012.jpgWii Party – The cool thing about Wii Party is that up to four members of your family can play at the same time! That means no one has to argue over who goes first. Plus, in addition to the games you can play in pairs (we were particularly proficient at the sinking ship balance game) there are over 80 mini games to play – from a Mario style Board Game to Bingo to kart racing, zombie games and more, I love the fact that there are so many options and you don’t have to play the same game over and over again. Plus, the controllers come to life during the games – they vibrate, they chirp and do all kinds of cool things that’ll entertain kids and adults. The game retails for $49.99 (not including additional Wii controllers)
Kirby’s Epic Yarn – When I first tried this game out by myself, I thought that it seemed a bit young for my kids (my son is 8 and my daughter was 11). Boy, how wrong I was! When the game arrived, my son couldn’t stop playing it and then exclaimed – “Mom, this is the best game ever!” The great thing about the game is its creativity. Kirby has been transformed into a ball of yarn and has to defeat all kind of yarn type creatures in Yarn world. He can also turn himself into a yarn car, swing a piece of yarn to vanquish enemies and of course, capture lots of points along the way. The levels get progressively harder which makes it totally exciting for my kids since they love competing against one another to make it to more challenging parts of the game. Check out the trailer below for a sneak peak. The game was released last week for $49.99, so run, don’t walk to make sure it’s on your child’s must-have list!

PokePark-Pikachus-Adventure_nWii_BOX-tempboxart_160w.jpgPokePark Wii – Pikachu’s Adventure – Put Pokémon in an adventure game on the Wii and you’re sure to have instant fans. My son whipped this one open pretty quickly once it arrived on our doorstep and instantly guided Pikachu through a forest filled with all kinds of interesting Pokémon creatures. In PokePark Wii: Pikachu’s Adventure, Pikachu heads to the PokéPark to find the missing Sky Prism Pieces, collecting points along the way. Cha ching! The game was released on November 1 and retails for $49.99.
For more new Wii games, including great picks for the DS, visit the Nintendo site today.