Boom Blox Bash Party
Steven Spielberg has made the sequel to Boom Blox. Once again he’s succeeded in making a good family game where your finger technique is put to the test.
“Boom Blox Bash Party” is about shooting or removing blocks that are gathered in a big pile. The boards are many and the tasks varied. In each round you get an assignment to complete. Sometimes you have a time limit; at other times you get a limited number of shots. The most important thing is to remove the big pile of blocks. Whilst you do this you must make sure that not too many blocks fall down, as this will give you minus points. The physics of the game are impressive – all the blocks and other physical objects move around in a very realistic way. When you’re finished with the many courses you can make your own. This demands patience, but the reward is that you can share your courses online with players from all over the world. Some of the figures in the game resemble animals, but they are completely square and make funny sounds. These you can sometimes get help from when solving a task, but at other times they might just be in your way, which can be quite annoying. The graphics are cartoon style – simple and easy to understand. It’s not a problem understanding what the different tasks are about, and this makes the game very suitable for children.
This is a game that is very suitable for children from seven years of age, and adults will probably enjoy it too. For those who like puzzles with a touch of action, this is great. Some boards can be a bit stressful if you have to complete them within a certain time limit. The game has 400 boards, which will give you a solid dose of good family entertainment.
Suggested age: Suitable from seven years.
Format: Nintendo Wii