Based on the 4Kids, Rare, and MicrosoftViva Piñata franchise, Party Animals lets players compete in over 50 different mini-games and races, framed in a game show like Fuzion Frenzy 2. Featuring a cast of eight different characters, you can choose your favorite alter ego as you battle your way through contests to reach maximum candiosity. Players compete in foot races to gain a multiplier which is then used to boost their scores in a variety of mini-games.
The game is designed for party play with up to 4 family members on the same couch or any combination thereof over Xbox Live. The title also features "drop in and drop out" play letting users join in with the press of a button or drop out by leaving the controller for a short time where the AI will regain control.