Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party (Wii U) Review

By Albert Lichi 10.09.2014

Review for Spin the Bottle: Bumpie

In Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party, playing alone is the equivalent of going to a karaoke bar that has private booths and singing solo, questioning existence. To get the full experience, play with many people and preferably with individuals that are very attractive. Is Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party the definitive bottle spinning game? Cubed3 kisses and tells…

Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party is not like many other party games on the Wii U. It only requires the GamePad, a few Wii Remotes and nothing else. The TV is not required, with participants meant to sit in a circle around the GamePad. What is a necessity, however, is a group of friends or family, at bare minimum two players. Closer to a board game or charades almost, Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party's core gameplay is focused on actual physical challenges that must be performed in real life, using the GamePad to keep a score and tossing the Wii Remote around or using it in some goofy manner. There is fair amount of physical contact that players will have to make with one another, ranging from things like a dancing the tango, spinning each other around, or just generally acting stupid. The more friends or family involved with Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party, the better chances folk are likely to have a good time.

Screenshot for Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party on Wii U

What little graphics this has displayed on the GamePad are admittedly simple, yet charming. A bit on the bland side, they are easy on the eyes and kind of resemble some of the graphics or icons from the Katamari Damacy games. Visuals are certainly not important in a game like this - they are utilitarian and get the job done, but it is appreciated that the aesthetics had some attention.

While there are some unlocks, they are not really important and are just things like stickers or icons. With about 23 mini-games, there is a reasonable amount of content here for such a modestly priced eShop release. Then again, all of these 'fun' tasks can be carried without purchasing the game, too. It is worth noting that the developer has promised free updates and DLC over time…

Screenshot for Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party on Wii U

Cubed3 Rating

6/10
Rated 6 out of 10

Good

For the right customer, Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party will be a lot of fun. For people who want a substantial videogame, though, save the money. Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party is an auspicious title for a sociable group of people who just want to party. It does what it aims to do and, to be fair, it doesn't stumble, but then again it is very hard for a game to screw up when the players are the ones doing all the physical legwork required for it to be good.

Developer

Redgrim

Publisher

KnapNok

Genre

Party

Players

8

C3 Score

Rated $score out of 10  6/10

Reader Score

Rated $score out of 10  0 (0 Votes)

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