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The Jackbox Party Pack 2 Review | Assorted party merriment

Author:
Carl Phillips
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Reviews
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Amazon Fire TV games, Jackbox Games, Party games, PC games, PS3 games, PS4 games, The Jackbox Party Pack 2, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

The Jackbox Party Pack 2 Review | Assorted party merriment

If there’s one thing Jackbox Games know how to do, it’s create a fun night in. The critically acclaimed You Don’t Know Jack series has continued to gain popularity since its first release back in 1995, but last year the team produced the Jackbox Party Pack. Containing a selection of four party games, including YDKJ 2015, it proved to be a massive hit thanks to its variation, ease of play, and the sense of humour the franchise is known for.

Not wanting to rest of their laurels, Jackbox Games have recently unleashed another compilation of wacky titles. For those of you that don’t know, the Party Packs don’t require you to own multiple controllers to play. All each player needs is a smartphone or tablet with a modern web browser, head over to Jackbox.tv and enter the Room Code on the screen, turning their device into a controller. It not only works incredibly well, but it also means the console owner doesn’t need to spend a small fortune to ensure everyone can play.

However, unlike its predecessor, the Jackbox Party Pack 2 has a new trick up its sleeve – an interactive audience feature.

The Jackbox Party Pack 2 Review | Assorted party merriment

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Mario Party 10 get cheapest price yet - £15.99

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Mario Party 10, Party games, Wii U games

Need a change from Mario Kart at your next Wii U party? Then you'll want to order a copy of Mario Party 10 for £15.99, the cheapest price we've ever seen and £5 cheaper than any other site today. If you opt for Collect+ delivery for pick up, it's free delivery.

Packed with over 70 minigames, this will keep kids and adults amused for hours on end. Amiibo functionality should start to come into its own here too, so you can justify the shocking amounts of money you've been spending on them.

Thanks to Haylium.

Mario Party 10 hits a new low at £22.95

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Mario Party 10, Party games, Wii U games

Mario Party 10 hits a new low at £22.95

Mario Party 10 only released last month already the prices are plummeting. By all accounts this crazy board game/party game hybrid is fun in multiplayer, but misses a few steps.

However, if you fancy a laugh and preferably own a decent Amiibo collection, you can now pick it up for just £22.99 at Gameseek.

That's its lowest price yet, and another stunning deal from Gameseek who are fast becoming the cheapest place to buy Wii U software.

Bust a move with Just Dance 2015 for only £17.99 on PS4 / Xbox One

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
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Just Dance 2015, Party games, PS4 games, Xbox One Games

Bust a move with Just Dance 2015 for only £17.99 on PS4 / Xbox One

It's time to pull on those dancing shoes, folks. Just Dance 2015 is now just £17.99 on PS4 and Xbox One over at Amazon.

To be honest, it's probably best to go Xbone over PS4 for this one if you have the option, with Kinect proving rather better at tracking body movement than the PS4 camera, though you'll still have fun with either. Cheers scatman69!

Do you love local multiplayer? Nintendo Land only £6.85 at ShopTo

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Minigame collections, Nintendo Land, Party games, Wii U games

Do you love local multiplayer? Nintendo Land only £6.85 at ShopTo

Nintendo Land just £6.85 at ShopTo. Click here to buy >>

Nintendo Land isn't the deepest game you'll ever play, but its GamePad-heavy challenges are great fun in  Cheers Gamer_U.

Check out our Nintendo Land Review here.

Get Rabbids Invasion on Xbox One / PS4 for just £11.85

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Games deals, Party games, PS4 games, Rabbids Invasion, Xbox One Games

Get Rabbids Invasion on Xbox One / PS4 for just £11.85

Rabbids Invasion on Xbox One is currently £11.85 from Simply Games - Click here to buy >>

Rabbids Invasion on PS4 is currently £11.85 from Simply Games - Click here to buy >>

First and foremost, do be aware that a Kinect or Playstation camera is required for this to work, so, you know, don't get it if you don't have one! If you do, then this is the lowest price we've seen for the latest dose of Rabbids insanity, with Simply Games' offer undercutting the next cheapest offer by around £3. Combining the recent TV series with a bunch of mini-games, Rabbids Invasion relies on its wacky cast in what has been labelled a rather mediocre game overall, but for just over a tenner it might be a worthwhile distraction for any kids you have in your general vicinity. Thanks to JimbQ @ HUKD!

Bookmark our games deals stream for further savings!

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Got a Wii U? Ready yourself for Boxing Day family fun with Nintendo Land for £4.85

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Nintendo Land, Party games, Wii U, Wii U games

Got a Wii U? Ready yourself for Boxing Day family fun with Nintendo Land for £4.85

Nintendo Land is just £4.85 at ShopTo right now. Click here to buy >>

Nintendo Land might not have been the most stellar launch title ever, but for under a fiver it's a great stocking filler and an excellent purchase if you plan on doing some local mutiplayer this Christmas. Cheers JC2MULTIPLAYER000!

Shake that booty with Just Dance 2015 for £17 on Wii U

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
game deals, Games deals, Just Dance 2015, Party games, Wii U games

Shake that booty with Just Dance 2015 for £17 on Wii U

Just Dance 2015 is just £17 on Amazon on Wii U. Click here to buy >>

As our most popular video ever proved, there's nothing quite as entertaining as people shaking their booty, especially when those people are built for comfort rather than grace... like us. Just Dance 2015 will help you burn off that turkey this Christmas, you'll look like an utter tit, and you'll have the best time doing it.

Make sure you bookmark our gaming deals stream for further bargains!

Keep checking in for more #gamedealalerts on Dealspwn.com and follow us over on Twitter and Facebook for by-the-minute updates. Cheers vakeralshah!

Kinect Sports Rivals £34.99 on Xbox One at Zavvi

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Kinect 2.0, Party games, Sports Games, Xbox One Games

Kinect Sports Rivals £34.99 on Xbox One at Zavvi

Kinect Sports Rivals | Zavvi | £34.99

This would have been a handy launch title for the Xbox One thanks to the bundled Kinect 2.0, but instead you'll need to stump up some cash for some more motion-control sports activities. Zavvi are the cheapest by £4, making this best deal if you're after a new party game or just want your fat kids to be well...less.

Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII at HotUkDeals.

Nintendo Land | £19.99 | Asda | Wii U

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Nintendo, Nintendo Land, Party games, Wii U games

Nintendo Land | £19.99 | Asda | Wii U

Nintendo Land | £19.99 | Asda
Nintendo Land Price Comparison | Nintendo Land Review

Don't buy it if you don't have any friends. No, really. It's a party game, and a pretty fun one. But don't expect it to hold your interest for very long if you're playing solo, even for £20. Nice spot again from andy4diehard.

Game & Wario Pre-Order | £26.99 | Amazon | Wii U

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Game & Wario, Nintendo, Party games, Wii U games

Game & Wario Pre-Order | £26.99 | Amazon | Wii U

Game & Wario Pre-Order | £26.99 | Amazon
Wii U Price Comparison

Nice spot, Andy4diehard!

Game & Wario Pre-Order | £27.99 | Currys | Wii U

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Game & Wario, Nintendo, Party games, Wii U games

Game & Wario Pre-Order | £27.99 | Currys | Wii U

Game & Wario Pre-Order | Currys | £27.99 (save £2)
Wii U Price Comparison

Thanks to benji476 @ HUKD!

BattleBlock Theater Finally Dated For XBLA

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Party games, The Behemoth, XBLA games

Following nearly two years of delays and confusion, The Behemoth (Castle Crashers) have confirmed BattleBlock Theater for an April 3rd release date on XBLA. This multiplayer party brawler will set you back 1200 Microsoft Points, and is certainly colourful and personable enough to grab our interest. Here's hoping it's worth the wait.

Spin The Bottle Coming To Wii U This May, Have An Insane Trailer

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Indie Games, KnapNok Games, Party games, Spin the Bottle, Wii U games

"Pass The Badger"

Spin The Bottle, a bizarre (and ever so slightly phallic) party title from Knapnok Games, will release on Wii U this May. The action takes place solely on the gamepad, which commands players to perform increasingly odd and embarrassing acts on themselves and others. Since B.U.T.T.O.N. was so wildly innovative, we have high hopes for this one.

Anyway, enjoy the colourful, cheerful and just a tad disturbing trailer.

Start the Party: Save the World | £4.91 | PC World | PS3

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Party games, PS Move games, PS3 games, Start the Party: Save the World

Start the Party: Save the World | £4.91 | PC World | PS3

The first Start the Party title for Sony's PlayStation Move motion controllers was an enjoyable collection of minigames. So for less than the price of two pints we think the follow-up is well worth a look. Fishing, fly swatting and diver rescues are amongst the quick-fire multiplayer games to enjoy.

Nintendo Land Review | Land of Hope and Glory?

Author:
Chris Hyde
Category:
Reviews
Tags:
Editor's Choice, Minigames, Nintendo, Nintendo Land, Party games, Wii U games

Nintendo Land Review | Land of Hope and Glory?

Platform: WiiU

Developer: Nintendo EAD

Publisher: Nintendo

When I think of the name “Nintendo Land” my mind rushes off to a far off place, a magical place, full of childhood wonder. It would be a full of children and families, with workers wearing over-sized costumes of Diddy Kong and Link as they mingle with the guests. Everyone smiling from ear to ear as they wander through a theme park bristling with opportunities to be sucked into a world of fun and nostalgia, and all of this is set against the backdrop of the Peach’s Mushroom Kingdom Castle, amazing during the day, but full of awe and mystique when night falls and the fireworks begin. Yet, whilst this image is a blatant rip-off from Anaheim, California, there is a point to it. Although Nintendo Land the game, is nowhere near as grand as the initial image in my head, what it is hoping to achieve is something similar. It is hoping to restore wonder and joy to a fanbase in much need of resurgence. It is hoping to showcase an experience in the WiiU which is new, exciting and something people will want more from. The question is, does it achieve what it set out to do, or does it leave you feeling short-changed and striding for the exit?

Nintendo Land Review | Land of Hope and Glory?

For those not in the know, Nintendo Land is serving as the demonstrative launch game for the WiiU, with it being bundled in with Premium versions of the console in a similar way to Wii Sports was with the Wii. The game itself is set in the titular “theme park” where the attractions are 12 different minigames that showcase the different ways in which you can use the new WiiU controller. The 12 minigames are split into 3 different types; single-player games designed just for the WiiU controller, competitive multiplayer games where up to 5 players compete against each other (up to 4 players use Wiimotes with Wii Motion Plus), or co-operative multiplayer games where players work together towards a common goal. All of these minigames are based on Nintendo’s key franchises, with the likes, of Mario, Donkey Kong, Zelda and Metroid all providing settings for your pleasure, with each displaying different features of the WiiU controller.

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Tank! Tank! Tank! Review | Loaded For Bare Minimum

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Reviews
Tags:
Namco Bandai, Party games, Tank! Tank! Tank!, Wii U games

Tank! Tank! Tank! Review | Loaded For Bare Minimum

Platform: Wii U

Developer: Namco Bandai

Publisher: Namco Bandai

The third party must have thrown a party when they learned that Nintendo Land wouldn't be included with the Wii U basic edition. Faced with buying Nintendo's minigame collection at a whopping retail price, early adopters suddenly have a choice of which Boxing Day party game to buy - allowing any number of publishers to get in on the action with an instantly-accessible and colourful alternative.

Tank! Tank! Tank! could have been that game. It should have been that game. Based on a zany Japanese arcade cabinet, this quirky cut-price exclusive arms players with a dizzying array of war machines and outrageous weapons before throwing us into battle against hordes of enormous robots in destructible environments (which might be the most exciting sentence I've ever written). The simple yet raucously enjoyable competitive multiplayer remains, buoyed up by a lengthy singleplayer campaign. Just a little work and imagination would have been required to bring Tank! Tank! Tank! up to standard, with its vibrant art direction and massive mecha-dragons making publicity a snap.

In reality, though, Namco Bandai clearly couldn't be bothered.

Tank! Tank! Tank! Review | Loaded For Bare Minimum

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Spin the Bottle Promises "Innocent Fun For Innocent Kids"

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
KnapNok Games, Party games, Spin the Bottle, Wii U, WTF?

KnapNok Games have confused us. First of all, it turns out that they're releasing a party game titled Spin the Bottle for Wii U; secondly, they're promising "innocent fun for innocent kids", which seems a little weird to us considering the name of the game; but that's apparently because, thirdly, apparently the emphasis is on "collaborative micro challenges" rather than wanton making out.

Additionally, the trailer reminds us more of Noby Noby Boy than getting hammered and using the evidence to create a game that's a thinly veiled excuse for a bit of a snog.

According to Polygon (thanks for the tip James!), Spin the Bottle will "require player coordination, trust, body contact, dancing and flexibility". That sounds an awful lot like the pre-requisites for a horizontal tango to us, but that can't be right. This is one for the kids.

*facepalm*

However, it does allow us to post an almost completely gratuitous Peep Show excerpt, so that's fine then. Spin the Bottle is set for release next year.

Click here for the trailer >>

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz Vita Launch Trailer

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
News
Tags:
Party games, Platform games, Platformers, PS Vita games, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz, trailer

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz Vita Launch Trailer

The Super Monkey Ball series hasn’t really found a home since the days of the GameCube. But from the looks of this new launch trailer, the PS Vita may be a perfect match for the series.

Featuring optional tilt controls, lots of touchscreen elements and a grand selection of minigames and local and online multiplayer modes this looks very promising. You don’t need me to tell you that everything’s better with monkeys. And this has Monkey flippin’ Bingo. Aces.

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz is out on the PS Vita now and you can see the trailer by clicking the link below.

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