Some, but not all, of the seventy-ish minigames let you stand in front of your TV flailing your arms around like a maniac using the Xbox’s answer to the Eye Toy. Unfortunately, it’s quite difficult to make them work well, and even when that happens, it’s not nearly as intuitive or fun as with the Wiimote and Nunchuk. Children will cry, parents will curse, and chances are that something somewhere is going to get broken.
Luckily, each of the games can also be played using the buttons, triggers, and sticks of the regular ol’ controller. To Ubisoft’s credit, these events are dripping with good humor, silliness, and some occasional potty humor (literally – one of them has you desperately shutting bathroom doors on bunnies who are trying to take care of their private business in peace). Some of the whimsy is lost, however, as the competitions lose their sense of inventiveness when you take out the Wii version's gesture-based controls, such as pumping your arms or spinning your hands over your head, and replace them with normal controller fingery. Even when you use the camera, it’s more gimmicky than innovative.