There are 12 different games to play in Eye Toy Play
. While Play
really is sort of a 'proof of concept' that shows how the Eye Toy
can be used, the games do have merit as video games in their own right and prove to be quite entertaining as a party game. Eye Toy Play
will get people who don't ever touch controllers to join in and try their luck.
As for the games included, Beat Freak and Disco Stars are basically rhythm games, similar to Dance, Dance Revolution, but without the pad. Kung Foo, Boxing Chump, Slap Stream and Ghost Eliminator are sort of fighting games. Mirror Time has you hitting appropriate buttons in the corners of the screen - but chops up and flips parts of your image, making up down, down up and left right... or not... (can you figure it out in time?) Wishi Washi is a one-of-a-kind game that has to be played to believe.
In Wishi Washi you have to wave your hands around to wipe the soapsuds off of windows. As hokey as this might sound, I've seen young and old play this for quite a while - competitively! I suggest finding a broom handle and using it as a squeegee. Soccer Craze has you playing to see how many consecutive 'keep-ups' you can get. Soccer purists will yell if you try to use your hands, but tend to resort to 'anything goes' when they get three soccer balls in play at the same time. UFO Juggler and Plate Spinner both use a 'waving' motion to spin objects (either balancing plates or flying saucers); Don't spin them too fast or neglect them too long if you want to get a high score. Rocket Rumble actually is reminiscent of the PS2 launch title, Fantavision, but with a much more 'hands on' approach; you wave at or 'touch' rockets of the same color to select them and then hit the plunger at a bottom corner of the screen to explode them.
It will take practice, cunning and perhaps a bit of teamwork to get a high score, but you'll fight to achieve a high score so you can pose for your picture. When a new high score is achieved, the game takes a picture and saves it to the memory card. This picture is displayed as the background for your saved high-score info.
NOTE: IF YOU HAVE A PARTY... WITH PEOPLE THERE... YOU SHOULD HAVE THIS GAME AT THE PARTY.