Chompy chomp your way to this adorable nine player party on the Wii U.
There are many local multiplayer games available on the Wii U eShop. Most of them deliver a fantastic time and bring players together in brand new ways. The latest to throw a hat into the ring is Chompy Chomp Chomp Party, which brings another nine player party to the system. It already has a crazy title going for it, but is it actually fun? Well yes, even if it contains some faults along the way.
Chompy Chomp Chomp Party is honestly quite a novel game. You are playing as a bunch of little critters called chomps, performing tasks to score points and pretty much become the best there ever was. The game has plenty of customizable rule sets, items and a lot of control options to make the game play how you want. There is a natural chaos and charm that comes with this game and it is why I like it as much as I do.
The bigger problem is that there are just three modes of play to toy around with. My favorite is Chase & Chomp, where every player gets tagged with a colored circle. This circle represents another player on the field and it is your task to walk toward him or her and chomp them up. The color changes over time, so staying sharp and focused is pretty much a requirement. If you chomp the specific player many times in a row this earns you points, but being swallowed up loses you some. You need to balance your concentration with precision and that isn't as easy of a task as you might think.
The other two modes, Keep The Thing and Zone Dash, are very similar in design. In the first you will need to swallow an item and keep it with you as long as possible without getting eaten. Once you do, it gets passed past to the next chompy, who will need to beat your score. Zone Dash, the final option, sees you running to various points on the map to score points. Once again, you do this until you get eaten. They are enjoyable enough, but I do wish there was more things to do.
The game has a simple look to it that works. It won't push any new limits, but the colorful jamboree is fun to look at. There are many stages to compete and each has its own attributes and obstacles. The music brings the quirky feel home. It is a little too loud in my opinion, but that can be fixed by lowering the audio on your television set.
Chompy Chomp Chomp Party is an adorable game with tons of options to make games unqiue. Sadly, there aren't many game modes, and this is what a party game lives by. Players will be done with it at a certain point and then there is nothing left to hold them over]. While it lasts however, I still had fun and so did the players I played with. Sometimes it is enough to grab some controllers, put your mind at ease and have a few laughs. That is what Chompy Chomp Chomp Party provides plenty of!