September 19th, 2007, 17:30 Posted By: Shrygue
via Computer and Video Games
Ubisoft has cooked up another giant serving of beserk mini game action in Rayman Raving Rabbids 2, and unlike the original, the controls in this more polished sequel actually work.
We've recorded three videos of the nonsensical madness in store, each one giving you a taster of the different styles of play in the various mini games and the cool ways it uses the motion controller.
The first video contains three of the shorter, simpler mini games. In Burp, you shake the Wii Remote to build up the fizz within the short time limit, then rip the cap off with the A button and tip the Remote upside down to drink. The harder you shook the Remote, the louder the Rabbid belches and, in turn, the higher the score.
Burgerinni has you holding the Wii Remote flat in your hand. You tilt the Remote to guide the Rabbid to the fat bloke in the background making sure to balance the tall burgers on the plate.
Dial R for Rabbid is a good laugh. You're in the cinema where mobile phones are supposed to be switched off. It's a game of dare as you raise the Wii Remote to your ear to talk on the phone, watching out for the inspector. When he bursts in you have to lower the Remote to stop talking and hammer the A button to send a text message to your opponents, causing their phones to bleep. Anyone caught talking or receiving text gets a giant cup or statue in the face.
In the second movie we plunger-gun our way through one of the shooting gallery levels in the game. The background is actually real-life filmed footage with a cleverly implemented physics map built in, so you can actually shoot plungers at object in the environment.
And the third video is of the rhythm action game that has you beating the Wii Remote and Nunchuk like drumsticks to the beat of a rocking tune. Getting the timing right when you're essentially hitting thin air is tougher than it seems.
These videos are taken from early preview code and already the game looks and plays better than the original, and although we're not the biggest fans of the new mini game trend, this could be the best party game on Wii.
Look out for a review closer to its November release.
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