Just over a year ago, developer GlobZ released Mucho Party (Free), an enjoyable collection of mini-games that can be played alone or, more ideally, with up to seven of your friends. When I reviewed it, I found it to be a lot of fun to play with other people, even if it wasn’t quite so enjoyable to play against the computer opponents. That version of the game had a respectable 31 different mini-games loaded into it, but the game has seen several updates that added more. That said, it was kind of a hard sell due to its up-front cost of $3.99, so it never seemed to catch on all that well.
Mucho Party just got another update, adding three more mini-games to bring the total to 40 in all. With this update, the game has gone free-to-try, with five of the games playable at no cost. The remaining games are locked behind a single $3.99 purchase. GlobZ assured me that players who already paid for the game will still have access to all of the mini-games without having to pay again. It’s probably the way the game should have been from the start, but better late than never.
The three new mini-games are pretty cute. One is called Froggy Chain, and it has you leading a chain of characters across a Frogger-like river filled with logs. Another is called Loop Fight, where each player pilots a little plane and attempts to shoot down the other. The last is called Coin Up. On this one, players need to race to the top of a series of platforms to grab the coin waiting at the top. All three are a hoot to play, though Coin Up really stretches the screen real estate if you’re playing on a smaller iPhone.
Anyway, if you were interested in the idea of Mucho Party but were hesitant to buy before trying, you’re all sorted now. You can grab the game for free as of today and try out some of the mini-games to see if it’s your thing or not. If you enjoy the games available in the trial, I can pretty much guarantee you’ll enjoy the rest of the bunch.