WALL-E Review
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System: X360, PS3, 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 don’t 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-E’s 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, you’ll also hear a loud and manly voice advertising Buy n Large products. It’s an ironic touch that nicely represents what our future could be like.

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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. It’s 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 can’t 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 E’s) in story mode, you’ll be able to unlock new multiplayer maps.

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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 time’s 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; it’s 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 you’re not into animated movies, you should just skip this one altogether. But, if you’re looking to extend your WALL-E experience, this game shouldn’t disappoint you!

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
3.6
Graphics
Although the environments are not very detailed, THQ did a good job transporting players to the movie. Visuals are smooth and WALL-E and EVE look entirely authentic.
4.0
Control
Other kids’ games can’t compare to the fast-paced action of WALL-E. Controls are smooth and translate into lots of fun! Minor defects don’t detract from an enjoyable experience.
4.0
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
The game’s sounds fit nicely with this futuristic adventure. The sound effects are especially fun to hear. The characters don’t talk much, but they sound genuine and very cute.
3.8
Play Value
If you want to experience more than just the movie, this is the perfect tie-in. The inventive platforming-action of this game is quite exciting! Multiplayer options help to extend the fun.
3.9
Overall RatingGood
Not an average. See Rating legend above for a final score breakdown.

Game Features:

  • Race through the galaxy to save the planet, blasting enemies and obstacles.
  • Explore nine action-packed worlds.
  • Interact with and change the environment. It’s a different game each time.
  • Fast flying action and exploration with EVE. Game includes shooter-flight gameplay.
  • Play as co-op WALL-E and EVE.
  • Screen Resolution: Up to 1080p (Full HDTV, Widescreen).


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