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Just Monkey Around

  • Jan 17, 2008
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Ever since the world was introduced to "Mario Party" people just can't get enough of party games. "Buzz Junior: Jungle Party" is yet another party game that attempts to capture some of the popularity of the aforementioned game. The problem games like this normally has is if a game requires a special controller, the game normally fails to catch on("Dance Dance Revolution" is a rare exception). Thankfully, "Buzz Junior: Jungle Party" takes care of this problem by not only including the special Buzz Remote (or Buzz Buzzers), but by including four of them (no batteries required). This means that one purchase will fulfill all the requires to get a party together and play "Buzz Junior: Jungle Party." But is it any fun?

Well, being 22 years old, I can't say this is something me and my friends got into. However, a party with a much younger crowd wielded better results. A Sunday school class I help out with once in awhile had a blast with this game. They were laughing at the monkeys antics, buzzing the buzzers to match up with the actions on screen, and squealing with delight whenever they got more points. A particular mini-game, one that involved entering and exiting the mouths of lions, is especially worthy of mention, as this is the mini-game that got the most play time as well as the most laughs. Though the game is rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and up), I found very little to complain about with the game.

It was mildly crude, yes, but also inoffensive. Now, keep in mind, this isn't a game "I" would play in my free time. Most older gamers will find this game to try their patience a bit too much. But little kids are different. Kids love bright colors, funny animals, and cute music. They love playing games that are competitive, but they also like games that don't leave the losers feeling bad about themselves. In this sense, "Buzz Junior: Jungle Party" is a huge success, and an easy recommendation for parents with kids. And who knows, maybe the parents will get into the game too? Because I have to admit, given the right environment, even I found a certain charm to the Buzzers.

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review by . June 07, 2008
Although a little intimidating at first with all of buzzers---and we had never heard of the game---it soon proved to be great fun!! The games are easy to get the hang of...and it provided a little bonding time for the entire family. Once getting the hang of it the trick was getting OFF of it...or at least getting the kids to allow you to get off!! Wonderful fun and a real treat......      DYB
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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.

Features:

  • 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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