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Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party DLC to Make Use of Wii U GamePad's Camera

Posted by Martin Watts

Put on your best smile

Developer KnapNok Games has confirmed that its upcoming update for Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party will include six new mini-games that revolve around the Wii U GamePad's camera.

Due shortly before Christmas, the fresh content promises to use many of the Wii U's bespoke features — such as the gyro, camera, facial and smile detection — in new and exciting ways. Speaking to Eurogamer earlier today, the game's producer, Dajana Dimovska, revealed some specific details regarding this:

For example, one new mini-game will be called "Don't Laugh." The title is pretty self-explanatory. Two players stand next to each other, keeping their faces within the range of the GamePad's viewfinder. The audience will do whatever they can to try to get the players to smile or laugh, thus causing them to lose the game. "What is really great is that we take pictures with the GamePad while all this is going on. So after a minigame, you get to enjoy pictures of yourself looking silly. Oh and these pictures will of course also be saved in a gallery so you can laugh at them later.

Another mini-game called "Act Like an Animal", sees players imitating animals that appear on the GamePad screen, while another player guesses what it is. Those of you that really enjoy looking silly can experience "Put Your Hat On", in which you must line up a virtual hat with your head while looking at the Wii U GamePad camera.

The update will be free for existing players of the game, whereas those who purchase it after the update will have to pay a bit more. Unfortunately, this price point has not yet been determined by KnapNok Games. In the meantime, you can find out whether Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party is worth your hard-earned cash by checking out our in-depth review.


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Striker667 said:

Casual games are what's wrong or "Core" gamers are the problem?... If I was younger and all my friends still lived near by.. we'd be partying it up with this game having a blast.. because that's what games are supposed to be for.. I think "Core" gamers are the lost ones calling anything without a movie story, hyper graphics or a T -M rating a casual game.



SideScreamer said:

Watch. They'll update this game twice, then release it in Australia.
My point been because the price goes up every update.



SKTTR said:

You shouldn't judge between casual and core games.
You should judge between good and bad games.

This is a good casual game.
It is fun and unique, silly but stylish, polished (devs still updating), and has working motion controls (deserves a mention in the abused category partygame). You won't play this for hours and you can't play it alone, but it's always worth a spin at partys with up to 8 players. And that's for just 7 bucks.

Some of the new FREE camera minigames are deeper than I thought. Cool stuff!



MegaWatts said:

@TrueGamer1985 It's a shame you feel that way - Spin the Bottle is a great local multiplayer game and it certainly doesn't hurt the Wii U to have those (especially when other systems are so lacking on that front).

This game with a few friends and some drinks is something I would recommend you try!



SirMime said:

I got this on launch, but haven't yet had time to gather everyone around for proper blast on it. It looks really good fun and these camera DLC games only sweetens the deal (of insane fun).



Sean_Aaron said:

The idea that the existence of a game like this being on Wii U has anything to do with any other titles appearing on the console is nonsense. I suppose the reason GTA V is on PS3 is because of You Don't Know Jack?

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