If you have been looking for a unique way to entertain the kids, and keep them away from the game consoles for just a little bit longer than usual, then Loopz from Mattel is definitely a good way to go. I recently bought this game for my kids and I can tell you that they love it. I don’t know how long it will last, but for the moment at least they are arguing over who gets to play first!
The game device has 4 circular rings in a 4 square pattern, as you can see in the picture above. Each ring has a motion sensor attached to it so it knows when your hand passes through it. The game comes with a large array of different games that you can play, but the main premise is that you listen/ watch a pattern of pulsing lights and music, memorize the pattern and then repeat it yourself with as few mistakes as you possibly can. The game continues until you make 3 mistakes. Mistakes count not only with the order of the noises and lights, but also with the timing that you use.
On the front of the machine there is a “home” button and an “on/off” button. You can use the home button to change the game or restart, and also for adjusting the volume level.
There are 7 different game types available for you to play. The first is called “Repeat the Beat” and is the simple basic premise of the game. Watch/ listen to a pattern and then “repeat” it. “Reflex Master” Has you trying to touch as many lights as you can before the time runs out. “Rhythm and Flow” has you trying to keep the music playing by touching the different lights before they turn off. Then there is the “Free style DJ” and “Music Studio” modes. In the Music Studio mode you can play the device like it was an instrument, there are lots of different sounds and each sound has 10 distinct notes. The last mode is the “versus mode” for getting everyone involved. The versus mode allows for the first player to build a tune for the second player to repeat. Same as with the one player mode; 3 mistakes and you are out.
I would thoroughly recommend this game to all families out there, you might get a little irritated when you keep losing to your kids, but it is really masses of fun for everyone.
Thanks very much for taking the time to read this Loopz review.