Wonder World Amusement Park
Mini-game party titles are an obvious choice for the Wii, but simply aren’t any kind of fun unless they’re of the high standard set by first-party titles like Mario Party or WarioWare. To create a good party title, you need only three things: variety, ease of use and size. It has to have plenty of mini-games, preferably more than you can remember. It needs to have enough variety in the games that you don’t feel like you’re playing a different version of the same game over and over again. It also needs to be quick to get into and devoid of lengthy text boxes or loading screens.
Yeah, so there’s a problem with Wonder World Amusement Park, a reasonably sizable problem. It does none of those things. It’s small, repetitive and irritating to use. Sure, the premise of many of the themed parks is coherent and attractive, but without those basics it was always going to be a second-rate title. So if you’re after a second-rate party title, which uses the Wii Remote reasonably well, this could be worth a pop if you manage to find it cheap, but we’re guessing there won’t be too many people queuing for this one on launch day.