Conclusion: There really isn’t a whole lot to say about this game. Its sole purpose was to give parents a reason to buy Mega Quiz . Given that game shipped with the Buzz Buzzers and is focused on the older demographic, Sony felt obligated to have something for the kids to play. This is their answer. While not a bad game by any, means there just isn’t a whole lot that can be said for a game that’s clearly geared towards the very young.
Excerpt: Buzz Junior: Jungle Party is another game like Buzz! The Mega Quiz where you play the entire game using the provided buzzers instead of a standard controller. Instead of being a quiz game, though, this one is a party game where you compete in a series of mini-games to see who is the top monkey. Graphically, Jungle Party looks very much like a child's cartoon show set in the jungle. The characters are all animals of some kind, very cartoony in appearance.
Excerpt: Making a game for the whole family is something of a fine art, and even so called 'family' games often prove to be too difficult for some, or far too simple for the person who bought the console in the first place. Sony has really taken the bull by the horns with its Buzz! And SingStar range of video games, and Buzz! Junior: Jungle Party for the PlayStation 2 is perhaps the best example yet of a game that really is for the whole family.
Summary: Parents need to know that this party game has mild, humorous cartoon violence in which jungle animals get a few bruises. The game is targeted at kids and designed to encourage them to play in groups of up to four. Most of the Mini games are extremely simple to grasp and verbal instructions are provided for each activity, so kids as young as 6 can play. The game must be played with Sony's easy-to-use Buzzer controllers.
Excerpt: Buzz! Junior Jungle Party is the first Buzz! title specifically for children. The game is ideal for kids of all ages, taking them deep into a fun jungle that is packed with baseball-playing elephants, cheeky monkeys and windy gorillas. Get ready to grab one of the Buzzers that comes with the game so you can go head-to-head against up to three friends or family members to see who has the necessary skills to build a banana empire and be crowned King of the Jungle.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: It'll keep you entertained for a while, but it can't quite keep up in the long run. For parents look no further to keep the kids on their best indoors behaviour, and for all gamers young at heart, we suggest making the excuse that it's for your children or younger siblings...
Excerpt: The Buzz! series has reaped plenty of success and profit for Sony. Much like Sony’s other highly successful franchise, the SingStar karaoke brand, Buzz! has offered plenty of hours of party gaming that appeals to a wide audience, regardless of whether they are a traditional gamer or not. This strong appeal has seen each Buzz! title skyrocketing to the top of the charts following release, and remaining there for a good number of weeks thereafter.
Conclusion: Buzz Junior Jungle Party is a nice surprise for me. I’ve always been a fan of mini games and with a few mates playing this in between quizzes is a good laugh. Younger people will love this and it’ll make a great family Christmas game.
Pros: Different take to traditional Buzz games, Fun mini games, Easy to play