Nintendo Wii Party U Video Game Event #WiiPartyU

For holiday 2013, Nintendo has released Wii Party U game for the Wii U console. Gaming families get ready!

Nintendo Wii Party U Video Game

Note: I was invited as media to this event. No other compensation was received. Views expressed are always 100% my own.

During their event at the Nintendo World Store, my family tested out the new Wii Party U game and it's more then 80 mini-games and multiple party modes using the Wii U GamePad controller. If you remember, earlier this year we attended Nintendo Wii U Experience and learned a lot about how to use the Wii U for gaming.

Nintendo Wii Party U Video Game

Now at the Nintendo Wii Party U event, we were able to use what we learned!

The Wii Party U game offers unique game play that in a party style for every kind of player – from board games centered on the television to tabletop games that can be played exclusively on the GamePad (no TV required!).

A few of the gaming modes we tried included:

TV Party Mode: Players can get comfortable on the couch as they compete with family and friends in board game-style games using the GamePad and Wii Remote controllers. Players take turns and move toward a goal on several different boards, playing a ton of fun mini-games along the way. One to four players can participate in this mode that combines both chance and skill.

Nintendo Wii Party U Video Game

House Party Mode: The physical and mental games featured in this mode change based on who is playing – new personalities create new experiences. "Button Smashers" has players working together to press a series of buttons on the GamePad and Wii Remote controllers. In "Name That Face," one player takes a picture of his or her funny face using the GamePad camera, and the other players have to guess the expression. All the games in this mode make for a wild party.

GamePad Party Mode: In a unique twist to normal game play, GamePad Party Mode asks players to turn off the TV and put their eyes (and fingers) on the Wii U GamePad controller. This mode offers games that are played exclusively on the GamePad. Players take part in such classic games like "foosball" and "slot-car racing," and using the included Wii U GamePad horizontal stand keeps the GamePad level for standalone GamePad game play.

In addition to the three main party modes, Wii Party U features many other modes that let players select quick-play mini-game challenges, receive activity suggestions based on the current number of players and view archives that display records and Amazing Feats.

Wii Party U comes bundled with a Wii Remote Plus controller and the GamePad horizontal stand, all at a suggested retail price of $49.99.

For more information about Wii Party U, visit www.wiipartyu.nintendo.com

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