Excerpt: With characters from the original two Disney movies and inspirations taken from the real-life 4D Toy Story Mania ride at the Disneyland, Wii gamers can now experience this attraction with a variety of mini-games using the cordless controllers of this console.
Excerpt: My hubby is so good to me. He is always on the look out for games that I will take an interest in. He does that for all of us here at Family Friendly Gaming. He tirelessly wades through hundreds of press releases finding the good games for families, and then campaigns with the companies to get a reviewable copy. Well he worked on getting a gifted copy of Ghost Mania on WiiWare. He told me that he had a game right up my alley.
Excerpt: Ghost Mania is Legendo's latest offering to the falling block puzzle game field. It is being published by Nintendo as part of their WiiWare series of downloadable games. The advantage to this is that anyone with a Wii can grab it, and also these games are normally pretty inexpensive. Ghost Mania easily falls into that category. At it's heart, this is simply a falling block puzzle game.
Conclusion: In short, it’s a shame that Ghost Mania’s Arcade Mode is being trumpeted as the core gameplay choice for the puzzle title as the replayability necessary for the genre is inhibited by an unfair block generator. Perhaps if the gameplay was as refined and polished as its presentation, we would be talking about a must-have puzzle title gracing the WiiWare. As it stands, Ghost Mania is a diverting but non-essential 500 point purchase.
Excerpt: Ghost Mania is a Wiiware puzzle game by Legendo, one of their three games on Nintendo’s console. Meet Ghost Guardians: Becky and Tim, who have accidentally let their spiritual captives free and must travel across the world to retrieve them or risk getting fired. A falling-block puzzle game , Ghost Mania has you bringing down blocks (ghosts) from the top of the screen to then destroy using flashing blocks of the same colour, all the while more blocks appear slowly from...
Woody and Buzz host zany arcade shooting gallery minigames.
Common Sense Media
18 May 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that this minigame collection is primarily a bunch of carnival-inspired shooting galleries where kids aim at bull-eyes or paper cutouts. While shooting is the primary play mechanic, no one is ever hurt. This is a game about target practice, not inflicting violence. The game is particularly fun to play with two kids together, but can accommodate up to 4 with kids having to take turns.
Excerpt: Spend a fun filled day with Woody, Buzz and a cast of your other favourite characters from the Toy Story saga at the carnival staged in Andy’s room. Toy Story Mania is based on the actual Disney attraction that is found at Disneyland Resort and Disney World. It is a collection of mini-games offering a variety of carnival themed games that the whole family can play including balloon pop, skee ball, ring toss, plate break, shooting galleries, and many more.