Mattel Loopz Memory And Rythm Game Review

Posted: Jun 18 2010, 12:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 9:31am CDT, in Reviews | Toys

 
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Specifications and Modes
Loopz has seven different game modes and runs on batteries that are included. The game stands upright and has adjustable volume and four "C" shape cutouts that control the game. The game uses motion sensors to know when the player activates the area.

The Loopz game has seven modes as I already mentioned. The modes include Repeat the Beat for one player, rhythm and Flow for one player, Versus mode for two players, Reflex Master for one to four players, Musicology for one player, Freestyle DJ for one player, and Music Studio for one player. The most popular modes in my house were the Reflex Master and Repeat the Beat modes.

In Use
A few of the game modes are just fooling around modes where you can use the Loopz setup to make music and different beats. I like the Reflex Master mode. In this mode, the lights light up and the goal is to put your hand into the openings that light up as fast as you can. The mode reminds me a bit of whack-a-mole without a hammer, or moles. The more of the lights you are able to tap, the higher your score will be. As you progress through the levels, more and more lights will glow at once to make the challenge harder.

I also like the memory mode where the lights glow in a specific order and you have to repeat the same exact sequence. You have three tries before the game is over. The Loopz game includes four AA batteries so you can play right out of the box. There are two buttons on the front of the game, one turns it on, and the other resets the game mode. When you are in the mode for choosing a game, you use the two top openings to scroll back and forth in the selection menu and the Loopz game will say what the game mode is. Once you find the game you want to play, you swipe your hand in either of the lower sections to choose.

I did have a few issues at the start of using the Loopz with it recognizing my hand movements. I watched the tips video on the Loopz website and was able to fix that issue. You have to keep your fingers closed when you pass them through the sensors and keep your hand flat. You can pass your hand through the sensors from the front or the side.

The Loopz game is lots of fun for the whole family and while Mattel rates the game for seven and up, my five-year-old daughter was able to play Loopz without issue after some coaching. She had fun with the game and could play with no problems shortly after.

Verdict

Conclusion

Pros

  • Multiple game modes
  • Some games support multiple players
  • Ready to play out of the box

Cons

  • Sensors missed some hand movements

Verdict
The Loopz game is a lot of fun and perfect for the family that likes to play games that require memory. Kids and adults alike will have fun with Loopz.

9.0
10
 
 

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