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  • Dec 31, 2007
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We tested this game at my house with a group of players from 16 to 25 in age, and some older spectators. The game was challenging, and provoked lots of hilarity and competition. Still, there is no reading required, and no great advantage to being older or more experienced, so I think that this game would be fun for the preschool set as well.
There are a number of different choices for playing the game, including a random series of quick games, longer games, or a list of games you choose and set in order. I was pleased to see that it is possible to select from the various challenges, since there are a couple (notably one in which players administer shocks to one another's characters) that strike me as unsuitable for young players.
Our testers mostly chose to play the quick game mode. In this approach, players are presented with a brisk succession of fast games using a variety of skills. Many are visual games where players have to quickly match colors, but there are also games involving aim and strategy. For those seeking a fun game with some educational value, Jungle Buzz provides critical thinking and visual-spatial skills practice.
The graphics are fun. There are funny little monkeys in a brightly colored jungle, and they have a variety of adventures. Our kids (male and female) enjoyed dressing the monkeys up in silly outfits, an option offered at the beginnings of the games.
The controller worked well, the instructions were very clear, and there were no problems with using the game. Four can play with a single controller, provided with the game.
This game would be a good choice for young players, and for mixed-age groups.

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Take part in a variety of wild and wacky mini games in a jungle environment. With an easy Buzzer in hand, you can go head-to-head against up to three of your family members or friends to see if you have the skills you need to be crowned "King of the Jungle." Each monkey character has a distinctly naughty personality.


  • Can be played by all ages of players
  • Comes with four easy-to-use buzzers
  • 25 mini-games to compete in
  • Accommodates up to 4 players at a time
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