posted by scooby (SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA) Jul 23, 2006
Member since Aug 2005
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
My daughter (9 yrs old) and I had a good time playing this together.
Overall, the gameplay is a bit repetitive but the storyline is engaging enough and had some nice humor moments. While you won't see anything you haven't seen in other games I do appreciate a co-op game that you can play with your kids. Though I am getting a little weary of sarcastic cartoon creatures they were mostly cute and funny.
Though you can play as a few different animals from the movie there's not too much difference in their ability to make an actual difference in the progress of the game. There's some side games that you can unlock along the way but nothing all that compelling that you'd want to go back and unlock additional levels.
It didn't take us too long to finish and none of the boss battles were overly difficult. The camera angles were a bit frustrating at times but nothing we couldn't work with or haven't seen before. Sometimes the screen got a bit cluttered with all the animals hitting each other so you couldn't tell where you were. There weren't any puzzles or things that required much thinking; it was just basically bonk all the baddies before they get you.
It was especially fun when one of us would die and the other would have to stay alive in order to avoid restarting the level.
If you're looking for something nice to play with your kids because they get too frustrated with the difficulty of many of the games out there then this is a good, though not great, game to try. Another good one (even better IMHO) co-op game to play with your kids is Tak 3 - the Great Juju Challenge.
Why did i play this you ask? To make sure a write a review so you wont get it.
Gameplay: Its a movie game based for kids what do you expect? The grapchis are like my N64, nah jk but they still aren't that good. Not much gameplay and not that much action. But you shouldn't expect that much from this kind of title.
Story: Based on the movie but add those kiddy puzzles.
Overall: Rent it if your a 9 year old or younger, give it to your little cousin if you accidently bought it. No renting it at all unless your messed up in the head.