Happy Feet Two: The Videogame Review and Giveaway

I was recently given the opportunity to test out the new Happy Feet Two videogame for Nintendo Wii and give one away to one of you! First read about the great video contest from Pump It Up and Happy Feet and then read my review and enter to win a game of your own.

Pump It Up/Happy Feet Video Contest

Pump It Up is challenging families to make a video of how their “feet get happy”. Upload the video to Facebook by December 18, 2011. From December 19-December 28, the public can vote on their favorite “happy feet” video. Winners will be announced January 5, 2012. The first prize winner will receive a family home entertainment center with a flat panel television, video game console, and Happy Feet Two: The Videogame. The second place winner will receive a video game console and Happy Feet Two: The Videogame. The next five winners will each receive Happy Feet Two: The Videogame. Visit the Pump It Up Facebook page for all the details and to enter.

Happy Feet Two: The Videogame Review

I like to keep my kids active (obviously!) and I’m always a little concerned about colder weather and how we’re going to deal with being trapped in the house more often. My (crazy) brother just bought my kids a Wii for their birthdays and although I’ve been trying to put off videogames for as long as possible, I relented because at least the Wii keeps you moving.  We haven’t seen Happy Feet Two yet, but the boys enjoyed Happy Feet so I was pretty excited about trying out the game.

The videogame is recommended for ages 6 and up. Cooper’s only 4 and it took a little time and some help from Dad to get the hang of it, but he really started to catch on. In the game you are a penguin and you need to recruit more penguins by dancing. Dancing also helps you to stun enemies and complete certain tasks. There are different exits requiring different numbers of penguins to be recruited. Throughout the levels you collect music notes which help you to unlock more music options for the game. You can also play cooperatively with another player.

Cooper enjoyed the game. I was a bit disappointed. I think I was expecting something along the lines of Just Dance, but a little easier for kids. I thought the game would require actual movement like most Wii games do, but you dance in the game by pushing buttons on the nunchuck controller. The entire time Cooper played the game he was sitting on the couch. The game was still cute and a decent game for kids, but definitely not the get-up-and-move kind of activity I was looking for.

Happy Feet Two: The Videogame (for Nintendo Wii) Giveaway

This is going to be kind of a quick giveaway to ensure that the winner received their game in time for Christmas.

I received a copy of Happy Feet Two: The Videogame. All opinions expressed are my own.




Comments

  1. Looks like fun!

  2. They like to read alot.

  3. To stay active during the winter we often go to indoor play areas. Always a lot of fun 🙂

  4. My son runs the house naked during the Winter, lol.

  5. My kids all take gymnastics in the winter months!

  6. In the Winter my girls love to read and play video games to stay busy until school starts up again.

  7. Frugaluser says:

    We go to indoor play centers when the weather does not let is go outside to play
    Sarah.Tennyson@gmail.com

  8. My kids run around the house in circles. Yikes!

  9. My kids love to play in the snow and snow ski.

  10. Shauna Torres says:

    We are in Texas, so no problems with staying warm here, LOL

  11. My son plays indoor basketball in the winter and our family belongs to the local YMCA so we take advantage of tons of programs there to keep active. And, when it snows, my kids love to play in teh snow and go sledding!

  12. Tracie Trump says:

    We love to ice skating as a family! tracietrump@yahoo.com

  13. Robin Scott says:

    snowboard, play in snow, watch dvds and play video games

  14. We do a lot of museum trips in the winter!

  15. The get together with friends to watch movies or play games (video or board games).
    Thank you!

  16. my grandson goes sledding when it snows
    rjs682 at yahoo dot com

  17. My son plays indoor soccer to stay active during the winter.

  18. Jennifer Marie says:

    We go ice skating!

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