Full Game Review
Experince the excitement of the lanes with AMF Bowling: Pinbusters! Take one the challenge alone in single-player mode or strike up competition with up to three of your friends in multiplayer mode. Pinbusters! caters to any gamer looking for pick up and play action in a party atmosphere!
My mother bought a Wii about a week ago to help her exercise. Of course, I'm a gamer, so it's naturally I went from helping her set it up, to taking over and playing the games. A few days later, I notice that Walmart was having a sale on older Wii games, and since I love a good bargain I bought a couple. Game Party was one of them, and since I haven't did a review in awhile, I figured I'll go ahead and review this since I unlocked everything.
I actually didn't think they were that bad. They remind me of the older Playstation 2 graphics. I personally haven't seen that great of graphics on any of the Wii games I've played so far, so I'm having a hard time judging them. The bowling allies are beautiful though. They have flashing lights and neon-signs. Every single one of them look like a real place. My only complaint is that there are no other people. Just the bowlers. Which make it unrealistic. It would be nice to see other people watching, or bowling, or something.
Sound & Music
The sounds are the same sounds as a real bowling ally. Each bowling ally has it's own song that it plays and since each place is in a different location, there's a verity of genres. However, the one song per bowling ally is lame and uncreative. At least I didn't find them as annoying as some of the other music on different Wii games. I just feel that they should have add a few songs to each one.
Once again we have a game that doesn't use your Mii, but their own costume made characters. The characters all have different personalities and it's a lot of fun listen to them talk while bowling. However, they only say a few things and it gets annoying after hearing the same single sentence seven or eight times every game. The characters themselves are super stero-typed and doesn't offer much customization except changing the color of their shirts. The DS version of this game offered more then eight characters and even had special moves you could do once you filled up a meter. Sadly, this version of the game does not offer that.
The case brags about a verity of mini-games availble to play. Sadly, there are only two. Pool Bowl, which is the stupidest thing I've ever played. All you do is throw the bowling ball down the lane like normal. The only difference is that you have to hit the black bowling ball that's sitting in front of the pins and make that bowling ball hit the pins. If it doesn't, you don't get points. The other mini-game is Obstacles. It's pretty self explanatory. You play bowling as usual, but they stick crap in the way for you to have to spin the bowling ball around in order to hit the pins. This sounds fun, but the Wii Resort game that came free with the Wii had a better version of this.
It's a bowling game, so I wasn't expecting much. Still, it seems like the bowling game that came free with the Wii is set up a lot better. There's more interactivity and you actually see other characters. Makes it more realistic. Not to mention their versions of bowling is way better then the mini-games that this one offers. Sadly, I don't recommend this and I'm thankful I did not spend very much on it.