Excerpt: Since most of Muppets Party Cruise takes place in the form of mini-games, the graphics take on many different forms and usually aren't the main focus of things. For the most part, the characters and the environment are in 3D, though you usually won't be looking too hard at them.
Excerpt: It seems deceptively simple: create a board game; throw in some addictive mini-games and voila! You have a “Party” game! Then why is it that no one can seem to do it as well as Hudson has with
Excerpt: Before you ask, the answer is simple. I love party games. There, I’ve said it – its out in the open. Mario Party is the undisputed heavyweight champion, although Sonic Shuffle was a fair old jaunt for what it was. Mention Crash Bash however, and the blood-letting will begin.
Summary: When I first unwrapped the Muppets Party Cruise, I wasn’t sure what to make of it. While I was excited to see the Muppets ensemble, I was a little worried that the game would be just another lame attempt at the party genre.
Conclusion: MPC might be just the thing for a family holiday period or a rainy afternoon with friends, and has some excellent mini games to unlock, but it's a bit of a slow burner and I think most gamers will lose interest before even the shortest "Long Cruise" game is over.
Pros: Board game-style fun for 1-4 players., Fozzie's in it!, You get to shoot and throw stuff at Miss Piggy!, Some of the mini games are excellent., Sensibly priced - £16.99 from Amazon.
Cons: Some uneven difficulty., You can't kill Miss Piggy., Games do plod on a bit, with no mid-game save facility.