|Developer(s)||Jet Black Games|
|Release||January 12, 2009|
Neighborhood Games offers players 24 versions of neighborhood games, including football, basketball, baseball, golf, tennis, lawn darts, horseshoes, and bocce. Games can be played just for fun or competitively in a tournament mode, in which players battle "backyard bosses" to conquer the neighborhood. Players can also create their own customizable and playable characters. In multiplayer games, when it is not a player's turn, they can "taunt [...] opponents from the sidelines to break their concentration".
Anise Hollingshead of GameZone gave the game an overall score of 6.0 out of 10. She enjoyed each minigame's design, but found that the "unpredictable" controls made many of them frustrating to play. The visuals were appreciated by Hollingshead, who noted that they would appeal to kids because of their inviting atmospheres. She found the game's overall presentation adequate, remarking that its concept is not new to the Wii. Concluding the review, Hollingshead called the game a good idea, and wrote that its flaws are "a shame, because there are lots of varied and attractive games included in this compilation. Best for families with older children that don’t frustrate easily."
IGN was particularly disappointed with the game's music, which it said "has to go". They criticized the game as having poor controls, and called the character designs "truly bad". They were also unhappy with the game designs, describe all of them as a "lob the Wii Remote" design.
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- "THQ's Neighborhood Games for Nintendo Wii Brings Classic Games Indoors for Year-Round Fun". GameZone. 2008-09-29. Retrieved 2009-01-29.
- Hollingshead, Anise (2009-01-29). "Neighborhood Games". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2009-01-31. Retrieved 2009-01-29.
- Harris, Craig (2009-01-29). "Neighborhood Games Review". IGN. Retrieved 2009-02-09.