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EA Playground review

Not all the rage if you're of age. But if you're eight you'll think it's great

The simplistic motion controls work phenomenally,every movea breeze to pull off while registering every time. Tetherball and Paper (plane) Racers in particular were fun enoughto get us all misty and nostalgic to the days of sunshine and juiceboxes. But then we remembered the booze to wedgie ratio and snapped right back into our 9 to 5 reality.

The only control issue we had was while controlling your character around the titular Playground in between the actual game. You have to run around with D-pad with no camera control, making collecting objects or manuvering in tight quarters a pain in the ass. But this is the sacrifice the game makes for allowing use of the Wii Remote alone, and luckily none of the gameplay is hindered.

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DescriptionA solid game where you can relive the schoolyard competitions of your youth (sans the angst and bruised limbs) with dodgeball, hopscotch, and even a spitball-launching sim.
PlatformDS, Wii
US censor ratingEveryone
Release date24 October 2007 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)