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Reviewing: Wild Planet Hypderdash  |  Rating:
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Hyper Dash is probably one of the best new toys made this decade. It's the perfect blend of skill, fun and exercise for about 15 times less than the price of a Wii or Dance Dance Revolution. If you want a family game, that isn't a board game, this is the way to go!

Hyperdash is a little bit of a cross between Simon Says and Memory. The goal in Hyper Dash is to take a hand-held plunging tool and "plunge" on the called out number or colored disk. Hyper Dash records the number correct and amount of time it takes. The next player does the same, and so forth and so on for up to four players.

Sounds simple enough, right? Well, the beauty of this game is you can make it as easy or as hard as you want. The disks are radio frequency-controlled, so you can stick them as close or as far apart as you want. Imagine trying to chase down one number after another on a football field, or a park, or even in different rooms of your house! Better yet, step up the levels in Hyper Dash to where it doesn't just call out a letter or number. Advanced levels involve doing math between the numbers, or hitting the last disk twice, or reversing two disks back.

Another version included is called Micro Dash. This is like Simon Says where the Hyper Dash plunger calls out a series of numbers or colors and you have to plunge them in order. Advanced levels will mix up the numbers and colors. Again, you can make this even harder by spreading the disks out.

The only downside to this game is that the Hyper Dash voice isn't very loud for a game that generates so much energy and excitement. If you aren't listening carefully you can easily miss your order. Just be sure to make everyone else stay quiet when it's your turn!

Other than that, Hyper Dash is a great family game and party game. You can build your short term memory skills and see how much faster your little ones are than you.