|System: PS3, X360, Wii, DS, PSP||Review Rating Legend|
|Dev: Heavy Iron Studio||1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid||4.0 - 4.4 = Great|
|Pub: THQ||2.0 - 2.4 = Poor||4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy|
|Release: June 24, 2008||2.5 - 2.9 = Average||5.0 = The Best|
|Players: 1-4||3.0 - 3.4 = Fair|
|ESRB Rating: Everyone||3.5 - 3.9 = Good|
The sounds of the game certainly dont go unnoticed. The music, as Disney as can be, is catchy and nice for the ears, but where this game excels is in the sound effects area. All the robotic sound effects, voices, etc. are very fun to hear. WALL-Es way of talking is just charming, and the sounds you hear while walking, manipulating objects, navigating through the menus, etc. are pretty cool and never get annoying. During most of the game, youll also hear a loud and manly voice advertising Buy n Large products. Its an ironic touch that nicely represents what our future could be like.
All in all, WALL-E contains nine fun and action-packed levels in story mode; there is also a bonus level and a few secret areas to unlock. Its not a very long game but, thanks to the multiplayer options and numerous unlockables, the fun is not all over after you beat the game.
WALL-E offers multiplayer gameplay and in-game collectibles, images, concept art, videos, and a cheat-entering system. These aspects add replayability, although the collectible objects you amass throughout the game are not to-die-for. You cant even zoom-in to check them out and admire them. Conversely, the multiplayer options really have some value for those who enjoy quick and laid back competition against friends or co-op play. By collecting Wallops (small floating Es) in story mode, youll be able to unlock new multiplayer maps.
The Robot Tag Simulator mode puts up to four players in an arena, fighting to be the first to gather a set number of scraps. You can shoot around and pick up special weapons in order to defend yourself. In Keep the Cube, up to four players fight to hold the cube for a set amount of time; laser-shooting is allowed as well. EVE Aerial Arena will have two EVE units compete to collect as many rings as possible before times up. The Stop the Clocks co-op puts two WALL-E units to work in order to keep the clock running. None of these modes are as exciting as playing Mario Kart, but they can be fun for a while.
Anyone, from kids to adults, can pick up and play this title; its fairly easy to get through it, despite some challenging levels that require more platforming skills. The story is charming but ironic at the same time. Lighthearted humor is served throughout, making WALL-E one of the most fun kids games an adult can play. If youre not into animated movies, you should just skip this one altogether. But, if youre looking to extend your WALL-E experience, this game shouldnt disappoint you!
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