Excerpt: The WMG was very excited to get to play, and review Neighborhood Games on the Wii. This family friendly title comes from JetBlack Games and our friends at THQ. The cute little neighborhood kids competing in 24 different events is an interesting take on the casual genre. The twenty four number is a little deceiving since some of these 'sports' are closely related. An example is Shuffleboard, Shuffleboard Bumpers, and Shuffleboard Rebound.
Eclectic party game looks good but has shoddy controls.
Common Sense Media
8 December 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that Neighborhood Games is a collection of short, family-friendly games based on real-world activities, such as horseshoes and lawn darts. Players unfamiliar with these backyard sports will have the opportunity to learn their rules while playing the game. Very mild cartoon violence takes place in water gun fights between kids set in a playful barnyard environment.
Excerpt: If there is one thing that is consistent with the Nintendo Wii it is that there are a large number of party like game games released that include lots of mini-games for people to enjoy. The gaming community at large has been very weary of such games given that so many of them have been sub-par quality. THQ is the latest publisher to step up and enter the party game arena.
Conclusion: In the end, Neighborhood Games is a package that isn't completely terrible, nor is it remarkable in any way. The mini-games that are included are fairly simple to play and could have been a lot more fun if the controls had been fine-tuned. Conversely, while the controls can be frustrating at times they don't completely ruin the experience, especially when playing with friends.
Summary: Ensuring that the fun never ends even if it’s cold, rainy, or dark outside, THQ's Neighborhood Games features 24 twists on popular neighborhood games that are fun for all ages and encourage both competitive and cooperative play.