Boom Blox Bash Party starting May 19

Second installment in EA-Steven Spielberg collaboration tumbling onto the Wii next month.

Steven Spielberg's Boom Blox for the Wii may not have been the breakout hit that EA was hoping for, but it performed well enough for the publisher to commission a sequel. EA Casual said today that Boom Blox Bash Party for the Wii, which was first announced in January, will ship to retailers on May 19.

Close encounters of the fourth kind?

Bash Party is the sequel to the first Boom Blox, which debuted to positive reviews in May 2008. Like its predecessor, it relies heavily on the Wii's motion-based controls, with players attempting to topple various types of blocks with an assortment of projectiles. However, a number of tweaks have been made to the original physics-based gameplay, including new underwater and zero-gravity arenas, block types and shapes, and tools, such as a cannon, a paint ball, and a slingshot.

In all, Bash Party will include 400 stages, up from the 300 seen in the original. EA has also significantly expanded the game's multiplayer component, doubling the original game's 60 group-friendly levels.

The Create mode, in which players can devise their own custom stages, has also seen attention, with gamers now being afforded access to the same suite of tools used by the game's developers. User-generated levels can also be uploaded online for others to play, and EA promises that in-house-produced new levels will also be available for download.

For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Boom Blox Bash Party.

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14 comments
Robertn__07
Robertn__07

I was always unsure about buying Boom Blox, when I bought it though, I couldn't put it down for months! I will be first in line for this game!

rmj540
rmj540

The original is pretty fun so I will be sure to pick this one up too.

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

Normally I prefer... Oh, what am I saying? Boom Blox 2 looks fun.

firehawk998
firehawk998

I may not like party games but when i first played bloom blox it was fun. This game is one of the few rare examples where part games are given a nice development cycle rather than a quick cash in.

travisstaggs
travisstaggs

First Boom blox was one of the very few party games that was actually good, I'm sure this one will be no exception.

Proman84
Proman84

Magnificent news. The first game was stellar and I cannot wait to play this one too! WTG Steven Spielberg! "Steven Spielberg's Boom Blox for the Wii may not have been the breakout hit that EA was hoping for..." This is pure nonsense. First of all, GS has no idea what EA's expectations were. Second, Boom Blox did sell over 920 thousand units to date, which isn't bad for a new title on a single platform at all. Most, importantly, the fact that there is a sequel already speaks volumes about the first game's sales.

AngelCage-2
AngelCage-2

I misread the title and tought it says: "Boom Blox --BUSH-- Party starting May 19" ... It could be a good title actually. Why not.

Xamorok
Xamorok

oh if they have a online multiplayer mode with wii speak :O that would be amazing

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Looks like a good game. not sure about getting it.

wiifan001
wiifan001

I sense a mass improvement, especially in replay value

Marcster1994
Marcster1994

Unlike the other party games, this game is actually ENJOYABLE.