Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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When I was a kid, whenever I was stuck waiting around somewhere with my mother she'd whip out a pad of paper and a pen and we'd play TicTacToe. I've got a feeling kids today wouldn't be quite so enthralled, as admittedly I used to get pretty bored of it, but it was better than just sitting. Kids today can enjoy games like Mucho Party, which is a much better experience.
Mucho Party offers up an impressive 30 different mini-games to play, the ability to have up to 4 human or AI players, and the promise of plenty of fun. It actually is fun, too. While the graphics won't wow the world by any means, the simple to learn mechanics of the games will ensure players come back for more.
Each mini-game is fairly varied. One might involve tapping on a screen frantically in order to win a race, while another might be a form of Breakout clone. Others involve bouncing a meteorite at the opposition, or picking out one's phone from a crowd of other devices. Each takes seconds to learn, as well as complete, lending itself to many different age groups and skill levels. Right at the start players are tested on their ability, so the game can adjust accordingly to their skill range.
As one plays the game more, new game modes are unlocked. Somewhat appropriately, TicTacToe opens up with a game board requiring players to complete mini-games in order to match up their icons on the TicTacToe board. Elsewhere are more conventional modes such as a Duel and HotSeat mode.
Consistently varied, Mucho Party is quite the delight. Even for those with the attention span of a goldfish, Mucho Party is sure to entertain. It's certainly more entertaining when competing against other players, but even against the AI it'll make the time pass pretty quickly.