Continuing in the tradition of previous Sesame Street themed Wii releases, Elmo’s Musical Monsterpiece is a great educational title that’s designed for preschoolers to be able to play. With a focus on playing music and learning about musical instruments, it’s a great diversion from other educational games which focus on reading and arithmetic.
Kids will need to hold the Wii-mote sideways to play Elmo’s Musical Monsterpiece, and can control most actions by either tilting it, shaking it, lifting it up, or pressing the button with the number 2 on it. Even the menus use this simple system, although there are times where it can get slightly confusing when there are too many choices on screen.
There’s a selection of mini-games starring Elmo, Abby Cadabby, the Count and the Honkers, each with one simple action required for success, such as tilting a Wii-mote to direct the right instrument to the right character. There are also a few songs in which kids learn different ways to make and enjoy music, whether it’s as simple as beating a drum in time with a song, or helping Elmo jump up and make different sounds to complement a song that is playing.
Elmo’s Musical Monsterpiece is fantastical musical fun for preschoolers on the Wii. It’s a perfect choice for families who want to include their toddlers in their Wii gameplay, and even allows parents to grab a second Wii-mote and provide a helping hand should they wish. As with other Sesame Street games from Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, we recommend Elmo’s Musical Monsterpiece as a great cooperative and educational game for youngsters.