Buzz! Junior: Jungle Party

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Buzz! Junior: Jungle Party
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PAL PS2 Boxart
Developer(s) Magenta Software, Cohort Studios (PSN)
Publisher(s) Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
Series Buzz!
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, PlayStation Network, PlayStation Portable
Release date(s) PS2
  • EU: 20 October 2006
  • NA: 30 October 2007
PSN
  • NA: 12 March 2009
PSP
Genre(s) Party
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer

Buzz! Junior: Jungle Party is the first game in the Buzz! Junior series of party games. Jungle Party comprises forty different mini-games (twenty-five in the US version). Many of these mini-games require little knowledge or skill, so that they are more suited to younger children than the normal Buzz! quiz games, although they can also be enjoyed by older children or even adults. Cohort Studios developed a PlayStation 3 version where the player can use a Dualshock wireless controller for the 1st time.

In November 2007, Buzz! Junior: Jungle Party won a British Academy Children's Award BAFTA for best Children's videogame.[3]

A PSP version of the game was released in November 2010.[2]

The game was rated 3+ in Europe, but was rated E10+ in North America for Crude Humor and Mild Cartoon Violence.

Gameplay[edit]

Up to 4 people can play Jungle Party. Each player has their own coloured monkey, either blue, orange, green or yellow, and controls them using a Buzz! controller. The voice-over (Liz Barker) introduces the games, describes how to play them and comments on the results (taking the place of both Buzz and Rose in the quiz version). Some games simply use just the Buzz! button, while others use the four coloured buttons.

In addition there is a single player mode which features specially customised versions of the multi-player games.

Multiplayer Games[edit]

  • Balloon Battle
  • Bridge Out!
  • Bubble Bath
  • Campfire Chaos
  • Card Counting
  • Coconut Catapult
  • Crate Surprise
  • Crazy Climbers
  • Crazy Crocodile!
  • Deadly Dynamite
  • Door Running
  • Elephant Baseball
  • Freefall!
  • High Voltage Voting
  • Hippo Splash
  • Island War
  • Jungle Hurdles
  • Keep It Up!
  • Lethal Lilypads
  • Lion Taming
  • Monkey Bomb
  • Monkey Bongo
  • Monkey Catapult
  • Monkey Slide
  • Odd One Out
  • Ostrich Eggs
  • Primate Penalties
  • Rain Dance
  • Revolvers
  • Rocket Riders
  • Run Around!
  • Shields Up!
  • Simian Shootout!
  • Snap!
  • Splat!
  • Totem Poles
  • Up The Creek
  • Whack A Squirrel!
  • Whacker's Revenge!
  • Wheel Running

Single Player Games[edit]

  • Coconut Catapult
  • Elephant Baseball
  • Hippo Splash
  • Odd One Out
  • Ostrich Egg
  • Primate Penalties
  • Rain Dance
  • Totem Pole
  • Turtle Shoot
  • Whack A Squirrel!

PlayStation 3 (PSN) Games[edit]

  • Bubble Bath
  • Card Counting
  • Elephant Baseball
  • Monkey Bomb
  • Totem Poles

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PSN Games - Buzz! Junior: Jungle Party". Uk.playstation.com. Retrieved 2010-11-02. 
  2. ^ a b "Jungle Party for PSP - GameSpot". Uk.gamespot.com. 2010-08-17. Retrieved 2010-11-02. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Children's Awards 2007 Winners and Nominees". 2007-11-25. Retrieved 2007-12-07. 

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