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Hudson Announces New Mini-Game Collection

Posted by Zach Kaplan

Trying out Oops! Prank Party may not be a mistake

Don't let the Wii's over-saturation with party games fool you: not every casual collection is meant for the discount rack and your gullible grandmother's shopping list. Face it – back when it was still cool, you were sanding down your analogue stick in Mario Party like the rest of us. Now the same developer that brought you that experience, Hudson, has announced plans to release Oops! Prank Party, its next mini-game collection.

According to a recent press release from Hudson Entertainment, as well as its new website, the game will feature fun ways for winners to embarrass losers, including humiliating costumes and family friendly pranks. These will include monkey suits, cardboard pants and more, and everything one character does to another will last through the duration of the game.

Another of Prank Party's features is its sprawling avatar creator, which features five hundred customisation options. Surely the more work one puts into making their avatar resemble their actual person will exacerbate the embarrassment they feel when subjected to their friends' mockery.

You can watch the trailer for Oops! below and decide it's worth picking up when Hudson releases it this Fall.

The full press release is as follows:

HUDSON ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES AN ALL NEW WAY TO PARTY WITH OOPS! Prank Party

The New Collection of Action Games and Brain-Teasers Comes to Wii This Year

San Mateo, Calif. – April 9, 2010 – A new spin on party games will arrive in 2010 with Oops! Prank Party on Wii. Oops! Prank Party features 100 party games that test the wits and reflexes of up to four players. The uproarious twist is a variety of family-friendly pranks that allow the winner to taunt the competition, bringing a whole new level of hilarity to the gameplay! Published by Hudson Entertainment, the North and South American subsidiary of Hudson, Oops! features multiple play modes and an extensive character customization feature that allows players to create an avatar doppelganger or a hilarious character to add to the fun.

“The smart mix of games in Oops! Prank Party paired with the good-humor of teasing your competition is a first for Wii party games,” said Mike Pepe, director of marketing of Hudson Entertainment. “Hudson Entertainment is thrilled to bring a fresh approach to the mini game compilation, which is the perfect centerpiece to kids’ parties and also ideal for family time after homework or dinner.”

To add to the hilarity, Oops! Prank Party features embarrassing costumes and pranks for the mini game winner to assign to any losing player, with the effects lasting the duration of the game! Featuring unlockable levels and one of the most robust avatar creators in a party game, players can put their personality directly into the game. With over 500 avatar customization elements, players will have all the tools needed to make their double!

Oops! Prank Party features four play modes to get the party started: Master mode invites up to three players to try and best the master computer player. Board mode puts a spin on gameplay by placing players on one of seven boards in a race for points. Free Play mode gives players total reign to build their own competition from unlocked games while Trial mode seeks to find the best competitor in different game mixes.

For more information on Oops! Prank Party and Hudson Entertainment, please visit www.hudsonent.com.

[via hudsonent.com]

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User Comments (17)

jer18

#3

jer18 said:

Not that it's a biggie, but it would be nice to pull in Mii's instead of creating them ingame.

WiiLovePeace

#4

WiiLovePeace said:

I think they should be making Mario Party 9 instead of dishing out "mini game collections".
Mario Party 8 was awesome! With the right friends of course, the motion controlled mini-games were hilariously good fun.

KnucklesSonic8

#6

KnucklesSonic8 said:

Yes, please more Mario Party. I mean, not to discredit this, but seriously, I want the next one already since they've had more than enough time to bring us another game that would be of note. MP8 was great fun and still is, and I want the MP's on the VC as well. :D

paulcmnt

#7

paulcmnt said:

No thanks, mini-game compilations are just that (even those that have "Mario" in the title...).

Percentful

#8

Percentful said:

If you ask me, "mini-game compilation" is not the right title for mario party. I consider those more of board games.

Linkuini

#9

Linkuini said:

No more Mario Party! It's been running out of steam ever since we were allowed to play as Birdo! :P

If it's possible to reinvent the party genre, I'd like to see it. Despite insisting to ignore Miis, this game actually seems more interesting and ambitious than many games I've seen with "Party" in the name. Go for it, Hudson!

AVahne

#11

AVahne said:

They should make Mario Party 9 that looks like Mario Galaxy, make better games than Mario Party 8 and fix that retarded framerate that was in 8.

In my opinion, 8 was uglier than 7 and ran slower

jbrodack

#15

jbrodack said:

this pretty much does look like one of those shovelware minigame collections.

grenworthshero

#16

grenworthshero said:

If you're going to call Mario Party a minigame collection, then that's the only minigame collection I'm willing to buy at the moment.

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