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The Princess and the Frog (Nintendo Wii Version)

The Princess and the Frog (Nintendo Wii Version)



The Bottom Line
This is the best version for muliplayer games.
This Wii version is the best for families wanting to play together while enjoying the antics of the characters from the movie. The game is made up of a series of minigames loosely connected with a story line. With 25 minigames, each playable by up to four players, there's something for everyone. The games range from memory to music and dance games, as well as targeting and cooking games (a la "Cooking Mama"), with a little dress-up and decorating thrown in.
The game's setting in Tiana's newly opened restaurant is from the end of the movie. Tiana needs the players' help in earning improvements for the restaurant before its grand opening. Those improvements are earned by playing the minigames.
Kids access the minigames by exploring different hubs, represented by different characters found inside the restaurant. As each character reminisces, players are introduced to a set of mini-games, which, once played, unlock for unlimited play. By reliving their memories, characters introduce the player to the movie's story.
This game's navigation takes some getting used to. And while many of the 25 games are quite fun, not all are winners. For example, the controls for the dancing games are hit-and-miss, whereas the memory games and the ones about leaping in the air to perform tricks are quite good. All in all, the experience is positive, and this game provides a way for groups to have fun with the new Princess Tiana.

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The Princess and the Frog (Nintendo Wii Version)
Company: Disney Interactive
Price: 49.99