Platforms: Xbox / GameCube / PC / PS2 (cancelled)
Average Review Score: 19.6%
What the press release promised: “Anything goes in this highly competitive, totally wild, all-out, all-star Nickelodeon™ challenge. Taking the best of the party games that have come before it, Party Blast offers a freestyle game approach, focused on fast and furious rounds of competitive gameplay, where you step into the game as your favorite cartoon star.”
What the game actually delivered: A multiplayer experience so overwhelmingly bad that it somehow managed to beat titles like Shrek Super Party, Fuzion Frenzy, Monopoly Party and Sonic Shuffle onto this list. In fact, according to averaged review scores, this game is considered worse than Imagine Party Babyz.
Let us repeat that. Worse than Imagine Party Babyz.
Even if, for some sad and strange reason, you wanted to play a party game based on annoying Nickelodeon shows, this would not be worth your time. The mini competitions make absolutely no sense (basketball-hockey on skates!) and slog down with four players on screen. That’s right – to get Nickelodeon Party Blast working seamlessly, you must play alone. Seriously, though, who would have agreed to play with you in the first place?
The nicest thing anyone had to say: “It is sort of confusing.” – Metacritic user
The most scathing review quote: “Kids may never want to play games again after playing this.” – IGN