Nov 5, 2013
King of Party isn’t a game itself, but rather a collection of four-player mini-games, unified by a single multiplayer component, and some general mechanics. Every mini-game spawns golden coins that have to be picked up, and that can be spent on various character outfits. By the way, it seems that its design team time-travelled from the nineties, because just look at it. I am now also afraid of looking in the mirror, in fear of seeing one of the characters’ faces, stuck in its grim, wooden smile. I’ve played the mini-games in succession, and here’s a quick rundown on the first three.
First game was skateboarding, where my unblinking, eternally happy shell of a human being was riding along with four other troglodytes on skateboards, in an elimination game, where the winner wasn’t defined by his score, but by outliving his opponents. All the mini-games are like that in King of Party, by the way. The task was to evade all of upcoming obstacles, either jumping over them by swiping up, or ducking beneath them by swiping down.
Next was fitness, where I lifted weights, repeating after Mr. T’s evil twin. I had to press a button with my left, or right thumbs, so my character would lift the corresponding hand. It seemed like a bit of a repetitive workout, but whenever I made a mistake, Mr. T’s evil twin dropped a weight on my head, so I’d remember to not oppose him. Again, the winner was the one who didn’t get his skull smashed in, like a fool.
Third game was balance, where the puppets stood on upright logs, and had to maintain their balance, while the wind blew on them. Of course, in it, accelerometer is used to tilt the angle of the players, so their bodies, probably filled with helium, don’t get blown away by the gusts of wind.
There are also three other mini-games that can be unlocked for fifty gems, which are, obviously, quite hard to obtain, unless you spend some real-world golden equivalent. All of the games are very simple, and not one of them would be worthy a review, but when put together, make for a nice little collection. Overall, although none of the mini-games are that interesting, or varied, King of Party is good enough to waste a couple of minutes here and there, competing with friends or strangers, over the Internet.
King of Party Review Rundown
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