Myth Makers: Orbs of Doom Review
Myth Makers: Orbs of Doom box art
System: Wii Review Rating Legend
Dev: Data Design Int. 1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid 4.0 - 4.4 = Great
Pub: Destineer 2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
Release: Dec. 31, 2007 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 Myth Makers characters are mostly childish and not very attractive. They are supposed to be cute little kids dressed in different costumes, but they don't seem appealing enough even for children. If you dare to play this game you'll encounter a little baby girl with bunny ears, a witch, a pumpkin-head, a snowman, a kid in a Santa costume, and more. And their names are? Pixie, Zeek, Felicia, Jack, etc. It seems like the game was made for kids, doesn't it? However, it's so faulty and difficult to play children will spread butter over hardwood floors and slide rather than play this game. The character design is acceptable when compared to the rest of the game. The stages are made of terrible blocky textures the Wii shouldn't have to see ever again. When you fall off the stage, your eyes will be "delighted" watching the incredibly pixilated backgrounds of the game, as if the rest wasn't bad enough.

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The tunes are catchy and cartoonish, and they could work on a better children's game. However, they shouldn't be repeated in every level or they'll make your ears beep and your brain gurgle. I don't know this for sure, but I bet they used this soundtrack in other games of the series, as most elements of this title are just a rehash of Myth Makers: Super Kart GP, and Trixie in Toyland.

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This title is amateurish all the way around, and I would have been more forgiving if the game were just a mistake, but it seems like these people are determined to create low-quality games to sell for a low price and fool the minds of those who can't or don't want to pay much for their games. This is the kind of game that brings the Wii down to embarrassing levels, and everyone should be against that. The Nintendo Wii wasn't made for casual gamers; it was made to introduce people into gaming and demonstrate that gaming is not just for nerdy kids. Someday playing games will be as acceptable as going to the movies, but in order to get there we need quality games first!

By Maria Montoro
CCC Site Director

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
2.0
Graphics
Fine for Game Design students, but should have never made it into a commercial game.
1.6
Control
Frustrating and very inaccurate. Stick to Super Monkey Ball or Kororinpa: Marble Mania.
2.5
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
The game needed a soundtrack and they gave it some decent tunes. Nothing special though.
1.0

Play Value
This game needed more than polishing to become enjoyable. Thanks, but no thanks.

1.5
Overall Rating - Avoid
Not an average. See Rating legend above for a final score breakdown.

Game Features:

  • Balance your way through a mixture of twisty bends, narrow ledges, and peculiar obstacles.
  • 8 magical Myth Makers characters to choose from.
  • Over 40 amazing brain busting levels set across 5 lavish environments!
  • Try setting new records by racing against the clock and explore the other exciting modes of play.
  • Knock the other competitors off the track in the exciting multiplayer mode allowing you play with up to 4 opponents simultaneously.


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