Wii Party is a party video game developed and published by Nintendo in 2010 for the Wii video game console. It is a game where it features a gameplay that often needs more than two players. A sequel, Wii Party U, was released for the Wii U on October 25, 2013. Wii Party is often compared with the Mario Party series (Another Nintendo franchise), mainly because it heavily borrows game play elements from those games. Wii Party is also the first game in the Wii series (Wii Play/Wii Music/Wii Play: Motion etc.) that Shigeru Miyamoto did not produce. The game was released in Japan on July 8, 2010, in North America on October 3, 2010, in Australia on October 7, 2010, and in Europe on October 8, 2010.
Wii Party has 3 different modes. House Party Games, Party Games & Pair Games.
- Animal Tracker (2-4 players, 5 min)
- Hide 'n' Hunt (2-4 players, 15 min)
- Time Bomb (2-4 players, 5 min)
- Word Bomb (2-4 players, 5 min)
- Buddy Quiz (3-4 players, 5 min)
- Board Game Island (1-4 players, 45 min)
- Globe Trot (1-4 players, 60 min)
- Swap Meet/Mii of a Kind (1-4 players, 30-45 min)
- Spin-Off (1-4 players, 30 min)
- Bingo (1-4 players, 15 min)
- Friend Connection (2 players only, 5 min)
- Balance Boat (1-2 players, 5-15 min)
- Match-Up (1-2 players, 15 min)
- Free Play (1-4 players, 5 min)
- Battle Mode (1-4 players, 5-30 min)
- Solo Mode (1 player only, 15-60 min)
- Challenge Mode (1-4 players depending on the game, 5-30 min)
- Spot the Sneak (2-4 players, 15-30 min)
In Wii Party, there are a variety of minigames, consisting of four types. The host of the game who appears a lot of times is Party Phil. He will help you through everything in the game and you will see him regularly.
Some minigames got lost in development.
The reception for this has been mixed to positive with an average of 68%
- When you play with a Mii that has lipstick, its lipstick is always red, which happens to some of the CPU Miis as well. (Although the lipstick doesn't change when you pick a Mii with red lipstick)
- In the japanese version of the game, a robotic girl voice will explain the minigame.
- There is something exclusive only to the japanese version of Wii Party: a House Party game called Quick Draw.
- In some of the game's official artwork, Miis are depicted wearing outfits that correspond with their favorite color, as opposed to in-game, where a player Mii's outfit color will always correspond with their player color (Player 1 = Blue, Player 2 = Red, Player 3 = Green, and Player 4 = Yellow).