Saturday, May 31, 2008

A Wii Game of Note

When Steven Spielberg hooked up with EA Games to produce a game for the Wii, one could imagine that it would turn out to be all hype. But Boom Blox lives up to all of the promise that the Wii could be. It is one of the best video games to come along for some time.

Basically, it is a series of puzzles that requires you to throw balls at various constructions or to carefully pull those constructions apart. Some are easy while others are quite tricky to solve. But you can come back to the game and progress in as short or as long steps as you like. Actually, during one long session my throwing arm hurt considerably afterwards. I call that 'exercise.'

You can play with the kids in a cooperative mode too but really, why let them have a go when they can just watch and shout at your poor choices?