Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party is an intriguing game in a number of ways; not only does it utilise the GamePad and Wii Remotes for quirky minigames, but developer KnapNok Games wasted little time in stating that it'd be incorporating a DLC pricing model to reward early adopters. It may have taken a little time for these additional mini-games to come through, but details of a release date and a price increase have now been confirmed.
Rather than offer DLC as paid extra-content, there'll be a free update to existing owners that'll include extra content and some "tweaks and fixes"; it'll arrive on 13th February in North America and Europe. Once this update is released, however, the price of the game will increase on the eShop, going from $8.99 / €6.99 to $11.99 / €8.99. It's a model rarely — almost never — used on consoles, but is likely to be relatively familiar to smart device gamers — early adopters are rewarded with free additional content as time progresses, while those late to the party pay extra for the improved product.
Details on the update, from the press release, are below.
The update will include:
- The six new minigames that lets you photograph, tickle, twist and mime for each other, bringing the total number of minigames up to 23.
- We are taking pictures of you while you play! View them later in the gallery for laughter or embarrassment.
- Lots of new bonus challenges added for even more variation.
- TV settings: finally you can decide what is shown on the TV by choosing between classic, campfire, clone or camera mode.
- Plus lots of small tweaks and fixes
New mini games:
Act like an Animal
A classical charades game! The GamePad shows a picture of an animal, one player has to mime it, the partner have to guess it. Can you mime a gorilla, a kangaroo or a crab? What about a unicorn, worm or a T-Rex?
Put your Hat on
Use the GamePad screen and camera to search around the room for virtual hats placed in the air. One player positions themselves with the hat on their head. The partner simply has to take a picture.
A game of two, playing ball on the GamePad, using only their feet.
In this game the two players are playing against the audience. The goal of the players is to look into the camera and not laugh. The goal of the audience is do everything they can in order to stop the players doing just so.
Player A holds the GamePad on their knee, player B touches the screen with their elbow. Player A holds the GamePad on their stomach, player B touches the screen with their nose. Player A holds the GamePad on their shoulder, player B touches the screen with their butt.
In nature photographer two players holds the GamePad at the same time standing shoulder to shoulder. They now have to search the room for a butterfly and take pictures of it. This requires tight communication and coordinated movement.
Are you a current or prospective Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party owner? If so let us know what you think of this update and the increased pricing policy.