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.