Being familiar with the Bop It series, I was excited when we had the opportunity to check this new version out!
And, I gotta say. I love it.
It’s addicting, much in the way that the older Bop It’s are, but, in a more Zen like way.
Rather than shaking uncontrollably getting ready for you next command, the style of play for this Bop It Bounce forces you to keep a steady hand with focus to get the high score!
The ball is light, the handheld unit is like holding a trampoline. It makes for a VERY easy bouncing experience too. You won’t get frustrated asking how are you supposed to do what is asked. It actually works, and quite well.
Here’s all the game styles :
Max Bounce tests how fast you can bounce in 30 seconds,
Infinite Bounce tests how long you can keep bouncing
Hang Time tests how high you can bounce
Right Height challenges you to match the shots called by the electronic voice
Little-Middle-Big challenges you to bounce at exactly the right height
Free For All lets you bounce it out freestyle
Check out the hands on video of a big kid playing :
At an average price of $15 in the stores, this is a must have for the Bop It fan. No question about it. It isn’t geared towards the youngest of the kids since it takes a bit of hand eye coordination, but, Hasbro has appropriately made the suggested age group of 8+. As seen in the video, it’s also fun for the age group JUST above as well!
Product provided to facilitate this review. Opinions remain my own.