Loopz is a slick updated version of Simon Says and is one of the games at Toy Fair I wish I had the opportunity to actually play a full game of. You use your hands and motion them through the rings to activate the sensors to play. I was only able to watch the demonstration and check out how the piece of equipment worked before moving on. It sure looked like everyone there was impressed with this toy/game.
Loopz plays into a few of the different areas that me and my boys enjoy. Games that involve speed and hand-eye coordination are top notch in our house, but Mattel has also tacked on the memory element and the ability to play solo. Add all of that together and I think that Mattel will have a hit game on their hands. Not too much more for me to say since I did not get as much time as I would have liked to play around with Loopz, but I look forward to seeing it when it shows up in the store.
Loopz™ is an interactive memory game consisting of four independent semi-circular rings, or “loopz.” Combining music, motion and memory, this game really gets people moving as they match the patterns of light and sound by motioning their hands through the rings as different patterns emerge. As each ring pulsates, players must quickly put their hand through the lit loop to keep the music sequence going. Sound tones and lights continue to lead to more difficult and exciting challenges. An internal counter keeps track of time, completed levels and rates overall performance. Loopz has seven different games and can be played solo or as ”head-to-head” competition.
ARP: $29.99 Ages: 7+ Available: June 2010