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Fun easy to play but boring when by yourself

  • Jan 1, 2008
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This game is great from many aspects and it's true that it's ageless for family fun. The first day we got this game the kids played it for about 3 hours straight until my husband and I got in on the action. The game play is easy to grasp for old and young alike. They have the Buzz controllers, which basically each have four colored buttons, Orange, Green, Yellow, and Blue, and one big red "Buzz" button. Having looked at what other games are available for the Buzz controller, there appears to be a few quiz games, where obviously, the Buzz button is like on TV game shows, pressed to indicate you want to answer the question.

With Jungle Party, you choose which color Monkey you want as your character in the game, and choose clothing for him/her. You enter a name for your monkey, and choose what length of game you want to play. Short is five of the games, Medium, 10 of the games, Long, 20 of the games, and Marathon which is all 40 games. Mind you, a marathon game can take 2 hours to play.

The games are a mixture of nerve, skill, observation and luck, but they are all really fun to play. As an example, you are all sat in a Jacuzzi type tub with a gorilla, when the gorilla is asleep, you break wind to score points, but if he wakes up while you are still breaking wind, then you get a slap across the back of the head and lose your points. Other's see you throwing bananas at each other to pop balloons, playing Snap, hitting critters as they pop out of holes and others. You don't mind losing the games either as it's fun seeing the consequences of your mistakes.

This is a great game to pick up and play for all ages, you are given instruction how to play the game before you do, and it's easy enough to relay those to younger members of the family if need be. The only gripe I might have with the games is that some are really similar to others, but you are able to create custom lists of games, so that you only play the games that everyone likes.

The graphics are really nice, colorful and the characters, both playing and background are a joy to see. There is a voice-over trying to provide encouragement, but after a few games, this can get repetitive and annoying. This game is great in a party atmosphere, admittedly, only four people can play at one time, but as it is a Buzz Junior game, and really aimed at kids, it's great fun to watch as well as play. Go buy it.

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review by . June 07, 2008
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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.

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  • 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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