Review – Disney Channel All Star Party
A WiiNintendo game review by hattrick.
Game – Disney Channel All Star Party
Version – Wii
Obtained – Review copy from Disney Interactive Studios
What do you get when you combine all the popular Disney Channel characters together in one game? You get over 30 mini-games in Disney Channel All Star Party for Wii. Pick between some of your favorite characters or use your Mii (after you unlock that feature) in various types of mini-games.
The included shows and characters are:
- Phineas and Ferb – Phineas and Ferb
- The Jonas Brothers – Jonas L.A.
- Alex Russo – Wizards of Waverly Place
- Miley Stewart – Hannah Montana
- Mitchie Torres – Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
- Sonny Monroe – Sonny with A Chance
- Zack and Cody Martin – The Suite Life On Dec
Visuals & Sound
The visuals are reminiscent of games like Game Party. They are not overwhelming, but they get the job done well. All characters and environments take a cell-shaded cartoon approach, which works great for the game. Instead of trying to re-create the actual characters in realistic form, which could have been weird, the cartoons offer a fun approach.
The entire soundtrack has a party feel to it. From the menus to the mini-games, there is never a song that feels out of place. On top of that, the mini-games are usually fairly quick that the music will not play long enough to get on your nerves. There are also quite a few songs from the actual shows. That should bring a smile to fans’ faces.
Gameplay & Controls
At the beginning of the game, you have the choice of going with a Party Play or Free Play. If you choose Party Play, you will choose the number of rounds (although, it doesn’t explain that is what you are choosing). If you choose Free Play, you get a list of all the unlocked games to choose from. This is my preferred way of playing. Each game requires four players, so if you do not have enough friends, the computer AI will play the other characters. This is sometimes a problem, as they are not always the best partners.
Each mini-game is different. Some suggest putting the Wii Remote in your pocket to play by jumping or kicking. This was a surprisingly fun experience. Other games will have you swinging rackets or throwing balls. Still others are more point-and-shoot. The least fun were the polls, where you answered a list of five questions to see who comes out the most fun, smart, or some other personality trait. The rest of the games were quite fun, and I could see this title being a great game during a children’s party.
Concluding Overall Impressions
Disney Channel All Star Party is a fun collection of mini-games based on many favorite Disney Channel shows and characters. With over 30 games, there is bound to be something in there for everyone. The only negatives involve a few of the mini-games and the AI.
FINAL SCORE – 4 out of 5
While this might not be for everyone, fans of the Disney Channel shows will enjoy this fun collection of mini-games done well.
*Watch below for my live play-through of the game, where I make additional comments on each mini-game.