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Ultra Mega Xtra Party Challenge

Developer: Xaloc Studios


Competititve Mutliplayer
  • Price: $24.99
  • Release Date: Oct 7, 2022
  • Number of Players: 1 - 4
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  • ESRB Rating: E10+ [Everyone 10+]
  • While perhaps amusing while you see all of the weird micro games it has to offer, it lacks staying power

    One challenge of making games that are so obviously inspired by established Nintendo franchises is that you’re inevitably going to be measured against them, and just between you and me… the house always wins. There is a fun WarioWare-esque vibe to everything here, though lacking Nintendo’s odd assortment of series characters this has chosen a more meme-oriented direction. That’s cool, there absolutely will be some references that can be fun in that vein, sure. The bigger issue is that in terms of implementation the play experience fades between “too familiar” and “less polished”, I’d argue never feeling like it manages to get out of the shadow of its inspiration. That sort of leaves you with diminishing returns for enjoyment, sort of scratching the itch but not quite, and without the lightning in a bottle sort of funky charm the WarioWare series has managed to cobble together over the years this just falls flat. A valiant attempt to make the solo campaign is appreciated, and with some friends you could make the best of it and have fun (though that can be true of anything, the friends become the key instead of what they’re doing), but while UMXPC has its moments it struggles to make a more lasting impression.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Fair [6.4]

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