Klonoa: Empire of Dreams Review

Klonoa: Empire of Dreams is an example of how context can radically affect the way a game is perceived. It plays much like its PlayStation and PS2 counterparts, but feels more at home on the 2D-friendly Game Boy Advance than it did on higher powered consoles.

The PS2’s Klonoa 2 was particularly self-conscious in its effort to evoke an earlier era, so much so that the game was shackled by its own nostalgia. The graphics were composed of cel-shaded polygons, but movement was almost always in two dimensions. The quality and depth of the visuals served only to remind you that you were stuck on a limited path.

Not so with Empire of Dreams. Klonoa’s brand of puzzle-oriented platform action is perfectly suited the Game Boy Advance. The graphics are impressive, but they don’t outpace the engaging gameplay. The majority of the game is composed of “Puzzle Stages,” where the goal is to collect the three stars that unlock the level’s exit. Stages are organized so that brainpower is more important than mindlessly jumping on enemies. Since many enemies serve as the catalyst for Klonoa’s double-jump, they become tools rather than nuisances.

The Puzzle Stages are occasionally broken up by two types of “Action Stages,” both of which feel more like traditional platforming. The Hover Board stages are the most fun, with Klonoa speeding through Sonic-style levels while collecting dream stones, hearts, and extra lives. Athletic Challenge Stages take place on constantly scrolling levels, where accurate jumps and timing are key.

Empire of Dreams’ visual and aural strategy is one of subtlety, which matches the game’s generally low-key atmosphere. Pastels are common, with scaling and rotation effects tastefully utilized where necessary. The character sprites and foreground objects are on the small side but well animated. The soundtrack consists of sublime background music that effortlessly complements the levels’ visual design. The only annoyance is Klonoa’s “wahheh” scream every time you throw an enemy (which is often).

Despite being in a genre generally considered outdated, Klonoa: Empire of Dreams feels fresh, evoking only positive comparisons to the classics of the past. Consider it the beginning of a new school of Game Boy Advance platformers.

Graphics

Impressive graphics that show off without being showy.

Sound

The excellent soundtrack is hampered by bland and often annoying sound effects.

Enjoyment

A great choice for those who want strategy and puzzle solving mixed in with their action.

Replay Value

The ability to go back and replay levels you’ve already completed extends the replay value.

Documentation

A quality black-and-white manual explains the stage types, Klonoa’s moves, and the enemies you’ll face.

All Third-Person 2D Action RPG Games

Third-person 2D action RPGs feature real-time combat in a two-dimensional gameworld. Most feature a single controllable character and are played from an overhead perspective.


Examples:
The Legend of Zelda
Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain

Games:
2010 007: Top Agent iPhone 2 Stars
1995 3×3 Eyes: Jyuma Houkan [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1992 3×3 Eyes: Seima Korin Den [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1994 Addams Family Values Super Nintendo Entertainment System 3 Stars
1994 Addams Family Values [European] Sega Genesis
1994 Addams Family Values [European] Super Nintendo Entertainment System 3 Stars
1994 Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Al Qadim — The Genie’s Curse [3.5″ Disk] IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1988 Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance Commodore 64/128 2.5 Stars
1988 Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance Atari ST 2.5 Stars
1988 Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
1988 Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance Commodore Amiga 2.5 Stars
1991 Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance Nintendo Entertainment System 1 Stars
1989 Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Hillsfar Commodore 64/128 1 Stars
1989 Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Hillsfar IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars

1993 Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Hillsfar Nintendo Entertainment System 1.5 Stars
2014 Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom Xbox 360 2.5 Stars
2014 Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom PlayStation 3 2.5 Stars
2014 Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom Nintendo 3DS 2.5 Stars
2014 Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars

2014 Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom [PlayStation Network] PlayStation Vita 2.5 Stars
1986 The Adventures of Valecule [Japanese] Nintendo Entertainment System
1994 Alien Logic IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
1989 Ancient Land of Ys Apple IIGS 2 Stars
1989 Ancient Land of Ys IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2011 Anonymous Notes Chapter 1: From the Abyss [DSiWare] Nintendo DSi 2 Stars
2011 Anonymous Notes Chapter 2: From the Abyss [DSiWare] Nintendo DSi 1.5 Stars
2012 Anonymous Notes Chapter 3: From the Abyss [DSiWare] Nintendo DSi 2 Stars
2014 Anonymous Notes Chapter 4: From the Abyss [DSiWare] Nintendo DSi
2001 Arcanum [European] IBM PC Compatible
2001 Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2003 Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura [European] IBM PC Compatible
2002 Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura [Best Sellers] [European] IBM PC Compatible
1990 Arkista’s Ring Nintendo Entertainment System 2.5 Stars

1985 AutoDuel Apple II 2.5 Stars
1985 AutoDuel Atari 400/800/XL/XE 2.5 Stars
1985 AutoDuel Commodore 64/128 2.5 Stars

1987 AutoDuel Atari ST 2.5 Stars
1988 AutoDuel IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1988 AutoDuel Commodore Amiga 2.5 Stars
1988 AutoDuel Macintosh 2.5 Stars
2015 The Awakened Fate: Ultimatum PlayStation 3
2008 Away: Shuffle Dungeon Nintendo DS 2.5 Stars
1992 Ax Battler: A Legend of Golden Axe Sega Game Gear 2 Stars
1991 Ax Battler: Golden Axe Densetsu [Japanese] Sega Game Gear
2009 Aztaka IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1990 Bad Blood IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
1993 The Battle of Olympus Nintendo Entertainment System 2 Stars

1993 Battle of Olympus [Japanese] Game Boy
2014 Battle Princess of Arcadias [PlayStation Network] PlayStation 3 2.5 Stars
1980 Beneath the Pyramids Apple II 2 Stars
1995 Beyond Oasis Sega Genesis 3 Stars
2012 Beyond Oasis IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2007 Beyond Oasis [Virtual Console] Wii 2 Stars
1995 Big Sky Trooper Super Nintendo Entertainment System 2.5 Stars
2009 Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled Nintendo DS 2 Stars
1996 Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain PlayStation 3 Stars
1996 Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
1997 Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain [European] IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
1997 Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain [European] PlayStation
2009 Blue Dragon Plus Nintendo DS 2.5 Stars
1985 Bokosuka Wars [Japanese] Nintendo Entertainment System
2004 Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django Game Boy Advance 2.5 Stars
2005 Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django [European] Game Boy Advance
2003 Boktai: The Sun Is in Your Hand Game Boy Advance 2.5 Stars
2004 Boktai: The Sun Is in Your Hand [European] Game Boy Advance
1999 Bomberman Quest Game Boy Color 3.5 Stars
2001 Bomberman Tournament Game Boy Advance 3.5 Stars

2001 Bomberman Tournament [European] Game Boy Advance
1994 Brandish [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System 2 Stars
1995 Brandish Super Nintendo Entertainment System 2 Stars
1995 Brandish [European] Super Nintendo Entertainment System 2 Stars
1995 BS Zelda no Densetsu: Episode 1 [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1995 BS Zelda no Densetsu: Episode 2 [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1995 BS Zelda no Densetsu: Episode 3 [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1995 BS Zelda no Densetsu: Episode 4 [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1997 BS Zelda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Triforce [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1991 Cave Noire [Japanese] Game Boy
1996 Chaos Seed [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
2006 Children of Mana Nintendo DS 3 Stars
2007 Children of Mana [European] Nintendo DS
2009 Chronicles of Inotia: Legend of Feanor iPhone 3 Stars
1995 Chrono Trigger Super Nintendo Entertainment System 4.5 Stars
1995 Chrono Trigger [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1996 Chrono Trigger [European] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1999 Chrono Trigger [Japanese] PlayStation
2008 Chrono Trigger Nintendo DS 4 Stars
2011 Chrono Trigger iPhone 3 Stars
2012 Chrono Trigger Android Phone 3 Stars
2012 Chrono Trigger Android Tablet 3 Stars
2011 Chrono Trigger [Virtual Console] Wii 3 Stars
2003 CIMA: The Enemy Game Boy Advance 2.5 Stars
2012 Cladun x2 IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars

2011 Cladun x2 [PlayStation Network] PlayStation Portable 3 Stars
2010 Cladun: This is an RPG! [PlayStation Network] PlayStation Portable 3 Stars
2012 Code of Princess Nintendo 3DS 2.5 Stars
2006 Contact Nintendo DS 3 Stars
2007 Contact [European] Nintendo DS
Crucible [Canceled] IBM PC Compatible
1994 Crusader of Centy Sega Genesis 3 Stars
1995 Crystal Beans From Dungeon Explorer [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1990 Crystalis Nintendo Entertainment System 3.5 Stars
2000 Crystalis Game Boy Color 2.5 Stars
1987 Curse of Sherwood Commodore 64/128 2.5 Stars
1987 The Curse of Sherwood [European] Amstrad CPC
1988 Dandy [Japanese] Famicom Disk System
1999 Dark Arms: Beast Buster 1999 NeoGeo Pocket Color 3.5 Stars

1992 Darklands IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
1990 DarkSpyre IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
1987 Deadly Towers Nintendo Entertainment System 2 Stars
1993 Disney’s Goof Troop Super Nintendo Entertainment System 3 Stars
1987 Doom Games I Texas Instruments TI-99 2 Stars
1988 Doom Games II Texas Instruments TI-99 2 Stars
1989 Doom Games III Texas Instruments TI-99 2 Stars
2004 Dragon Ball Z: Buu’s Fury Game Boy Advance 3 Stars
2002 Dragon Ball Z: Legacy Goku [European] Game Boy Advance
2002 Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku Game Boy Advance 2 Stars
2003 Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II Game Boy Advance 2.5 Stars
2003 Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II [European] Game Boy Advance
2008 Dragon Ball: Origins Nintendo DS 3 Stars
2008 Dragon Ball: Origins [European] Nintendo DS
2010 Dragon Ball: Origins 2 Nintendo DS 2.5 Stars
1994 Dragon View [European] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
2012 Drox Operative IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2012 Drox Operative Macintosh 2.5 Stars
1995 Druid: Daemons of the Mind IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
1989 Dungeon Explorer TurboGrafx-16 2.5 Stars
1995 Dungeon Explorer Sega CD 2 Stars
2011 Dungeon Explorer [PlayStation Network] PlayStation Portable 2 Stars
2007 Dungeon Explorer [Virtual Console] Wii 2.5 Stars
1993 Dungeon Explorer 2 [Japanese] TurboDuo 3.5 Stars
2012 Dungeon Fighter Live: Fall of Hendon Myre [Xbox Live Arcade] Xbox 360 2 Stars
2009 Dungeon Fighter Online IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2011 Dungeons of Dredmor IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2011 Dungeons of Dredmor Macintosh 3 Stars
1995 E.V.O.: The Search for Eden Super Nintendo Entertainment System 1.5 Stars
1999 EGG: Elemental Gimmick Gear [Japanese] Dreamcast
1999 EGG: Elemental Gimmick Gear Dreamcast 3 Stars
1995 Entomorph: Plague of the Darkfall IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1995 Entomorph: Plague of the Darkfall Macintosh 2 Stars
2012 EvilQuest IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
1991 Exile Sega Genesis 2 Stars
1987 The Faery Tale Adventure Commodore Amiga 3.5 Stars
1988 The Faery Tale Adventure Commodore 64/128 3.5 Stars
1989 The Faery Tale Adventure IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
1991 The Faery Tale Adventure Sega Genesis 3 Stars
2005 Fantasy Warrior Mobile 3 Stars
2005 Fantasy Warrior 2: Evil Mobile 3 Stars
1991 Faria: A World of Danger and Mystery Nintendo Entertainment System 2 Stars
1991 Fatal Labyrinth Sega Genesis 2 Stars
2010 Fatal Labyrinth IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
1989 Faxanadu Nintendo Entertainment System 2 Stars
2011 Faxanadu [Virtual Console] Wii 2 Stars
1991 Final Fantasy Adventure Game Boy 3.5 Stars
Final Fantasy Agito XIII [Canceled] Mobile
2012 Fortune Summoners: Secret of the Elemental Stone IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2001 Fox Kids Presents Spooky Castle: The Adventures of Kid Mystic IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2007 Friends of Mana [Japanese] Mobile
2008 From the Abyss Nintendo DS 2 Stars
1993 Gaia Gensouki [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1994 Ganbare Goemon 3 [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1983 Gateway to Apshai Commodore 64/128 2.5 Stars
1984 Gateway to Apshai ColecoVision 2.5 Stars
1984 Gemstone Warrior Commodore 64/128 2.5 Stars
1984 Gemstone Warrior Apple II 2.5 Stars
1995 Gladiator IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
1991 Golden Axe Warrior Sega Master System 3 Stars
1991 Golden Axe Warrior [European] Sega Master System
1988 Golvellius: Valley of Doom Sega Master System 3 Stars
2009 Golvellius: Valley of Doom iPhone 1.5 Stars
1994 Goof Troop [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1993 Great Greed Game Boy 2 Stars
2008 Heroes Lore: Wind of Soltia Mobile 2.5 Stars
1991 Heroes of the Lance [European] Sega Master System
2003 The Hobbit [European] Game Boy Advance
2003 The Hobbit Game Boy Advance 2.5 Stars
1993 Holy Striker [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1984 Icon IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1994 Illusion of Gaia Super Nintendo Entertainment System 2.5 Stars
1996 Incantation Super Nintendo Entertainment System 2 Stars
1992 Kaeruno Tameni [Japanese] Game Boy
2007 Kamikaze 2: The Way of Monk Mobile 2.5 Stars
1995 King Arthur and the Knights of Justice Super Nintendo Entertainment System 2.5 Stars
2004 Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories Game Boy Advance 3 Stars
2005 Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories [European] Game Boy Advance
1992 Knight Quest Game Boy 2 Stars
1991 Lagoon Super Nintendo Entertainment System 2 Stars
1991 Lagoon [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1997 Last Imperial Prince [Japanese] PC-FX
2012 Legasista [PlayStation Network] PlayStation 3 2.5 Stars
2000 Legend of Mana PlayStation 3 Stars
1996 The Legend of Oasis Sega Saturn 2.5 Stars
1987 The Legend of Zelda Nintendo Entertainment System 4.5 Stars
2004 The Legend of Zelda [Classic NES Series] Game Boy Advance 3 Stars
2004 The Legend of Zelda [NES Classics] [European] Game Boy Advance
2006 The Legend of Zelda [Virtual Console] Wii 4.5 Stars
2011 The Legend of Zelda [Virtual Console] Nintendo 3DS 4.5 Stars
2013 The Legend of Zelda [Virtual Console] Wii U 4.5 Stars
1995 The Legend of Zelda Remix: BS Zelda 1 [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
2013 The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Nintendo 3DS 4 Stars
1991 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past [European] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1992 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Super Nintendo Entertainment System 4.5 Stars
2002 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Game Boy Advance 4 Stars
2003 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past [European] Game Boy Advance
2006 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past [Player’s Choice] Game Boy Advance 4 Stars
2007 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past [Virtual Console] Wii 4 Stars
2014 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past [Virtual Console] Wii U
1993 The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening [Japanese] Game Boy
1993 The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Game Boy 4 Stars
1994 The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening [European] Game Boy
1998 The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX Game Boy Color 4 Stars
1998 The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX [Japanese] Game Boy Color
1999 The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX [European] Game Boy Color
1999 The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX [European] Game Boy Color
2011 The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX [Virtual Console] Nintendo 3DS 4 Stars
2001 The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages Game Boy Color 4.5 Stars
2013 The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages [Virtual Console] Nintendo 3DS 4.5 Stars
2001 The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons Game Boy Color 4 Stars
2013 The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons [Virtual Console] Nintendo 3DS 4 Stars
2007 The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Nintendo DS 4 Stars
2007 The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass [European] Nintendo DS
2009 The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Nintendo DS 3.5 Stars
2004 The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap [European] Game Boy Advance
2005 The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap Game Boy Advance 4 Stars
2014 The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap [Virtual Console] Wii U
2010 Legends of Exidia [DSiWare] Nintendo DSi 2 Stars
1995 Lion: A Wildlife Simulation IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1991 Little Ninja Brothers Nintendo Entertainment System 2 Stars
2011 The Lost Town: The Dust [DSiWare] Nintendo DSi 2.5 Stars
2012 The Lost Town: The Jungle [DSiWare] Nintendo DSi 2 Stars
1996 Madou Monogatari: Hanamaru Dai Youchienji [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1990 The Magic of Scheherazade Nintendo Entertainment System 2.5 Stars
1991 Magician Nintendo Entertainment System 2 Stars
2014 MapleStory: The Girl’s Fate [Japanese] Nintendo 3DS
2010 MapleStory: Thief Edition iPhone 3 Stars
2009 Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story Nintendo DS 4 Stars
2005 Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Nintendo DS 4 Stars
2006 Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time [European] Nintendo DS
2003 Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Game Boy Advance 3.5 Stars
2003 Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga [European] Game Boy Advance
2014 Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga [Virtual Console] Wii U
1996 Marvelous: Another Treasure Island [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
2001 Mega Man Battle Network Game Boy Advance 2.5 Stars
2001 Mega Man Battle Network [European] Game Boy Advance
2014 Mega Man Battle Network [Virtual Console] Wii U
2002 Mega Man Battle Network 2 Game Boy Advance 3 Stars
2002 Mega Man Battle Network 2 [European] Game Boy Advance
2003 Mega Man Battle Network 3: Blue [European] Game Boy Advance
2003 Mega Man Battle Network 3: Blue Version Game Boy Advance 3 Stars
2003 Mega Man Battle Network 3: White [European] Game Boy Advance
2003 Mega Man Battle Network 3: White Version Game Boy Advance 3 Stars
2004 Mega Man Battle Network 4: Blue Moon Game Boy Advance 3 Stars
2004 Mega Man Battle Network 4: Blue Moon [European] Game Boy Advance
2004 Mega Man Battle Network 4: Blue Moon [European] Game Boy Advance
2004 Mega Man Battle Network 4: Red Sun Game Boy Advance 3 Stars
2004 Mega Man Battle Network 4: Red Sun [European] Game Boy Advance
2004 Mega Man Battle Network 4: Red Sun [European] Game Boy Advance
2005 Mega Man Battle Network 5: Double Team DS Nintendo DS 2.5 Stars
2005 Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Colonel Game Boy Advance 3 Stars
2005 Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Protoman Game Boy Advance 3 Stars
2005 Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team:Colonel [European] Game Boy Advance
2005 Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team:Protoman [European] Game Boy Advance
2006 Mega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Falzar Game Boy Advance 1.5 Stars
2006 Mega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Falzar [European] Game Boy Advance
2006 Mega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Gregar Game Boy Advance 1.5 Stars
2006 Mega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Gregar [European] Game Boy Advance
2008 Mega Man Star Force 2: Zerker X Ninja Nintendo DS 2 Stars
2008 Mega Man Star Force 2: Zerker X Ninja [European] Nintendo DS
2008 Mega Man Star Force 2: Zerker X Saurian Nintendo DS 2 Stars
2008 Mega Man Star Force 2: Zerker X Saurian [European] Nintendo DS
2009 Mega Man Star Force 3: Black Ace Nintendo DS 2 Stars
2009 Mega Man Star Force 3: Red Joker Nintendo DS 2 Stars
2007 Mega Man Star Force: Dragon [European] Nintendo DS
2007 Mega Man Star Force: Dragon [GameStop Exclusive] Nintendo DS 2 Stars
2007 Mega Man Star Force: Leo Nintendo DS 2 Stars
2007 Mega Man Star Force: Leo [European] Nintendo DS
2007 Mega Man Star Force: Pegasus Nintendo DS 2 Stars
2007 Mega Man Star Force: Pegasus [European] Nintendo DS
1988 Mighty Marvel vs. the Forces of E.V.I.L. Apple IIGS 2 Stars
1997 Milandra [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
2010 Mimana Iyar Chronicle PlayStation Portable 3 Stars
1987 Moebius IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2000 Monkey Puncher [European] Game Boy Color
1992 Musashi Road [Japanese] Game Boy
1993 Neugier [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1990 Neutopia TurboGrafx-16 4 Stars
2011 Neutopia [PlayStation Network] PlayStation Portable 2.5 Stars
2007 Neutopia [Virtual Console] Wii 2.5 Stars
1992 Neutopia II TurboGrafx-16 2.5 Stars
2007 Neutopia II [Virtual Console] Wii 2.5 Stars
1993 Ninja Boy 2 Game Boy 2 Stars
1992 Ninja Taro Game Boy 2 Stars
2007 Odin Sphere PlayStation 2 3.5 Stars
2013 One Way Heroics IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2014 Our Darker Purpose IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
198X Outlanders [Japanese] Nintendo Entertainment System
1994 Popful Mail [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1995 Popful Mail Sega CD 3.5 Stars
1998 Quest for Camelot Game Boy Color 2 Stars
1999 Quest for Camelot [European] Game Boy Color
2010 Ragnarok DS Nintendo DS
2013 Reaper: Tale of a Pale Swordsman iPad 2.5 Stars
2013 Reaper: Tale of a Pale Swordsman Macintosh 2.5 Stars
2013 Reaper: Tale of a Pale Swordsman Ouya 2.5 Stars
2014 Reaper: Tale of a Pale Swordsman IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2014 Reaper: Tale of a Pale Swordsman Amazon Fire TV 2.5 Stars
2010 Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
1991 Rent A Hero [Japanese] Sega Genesis
1991 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Nintendo Entertainment System 3 Stars
1993 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Game Boy 2 Stars
1991 Rolan’s Curse Game Boy 3 Stars
1992 Rolan’s Curse 2 Game Boy 2.5 Stars
2008 Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon Nintendo DS 3 Stars
2010 Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon Nintendo DS 3 Stars
2007 Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon Nintendo DS 3 Stars
1995 Secret of Evermore Super Nintendo Entertainment System 3 Stars
1995 Secret of Evermore [European] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1993 Secret of Mana Super Nintendo Entertainment System 4.5 Stars
1993 Secret of Mana [European] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
2011 Secret of Mana iPhone 2.5 Stars
2008 Secret of Mana [Virtual Console] Wii 4.5 Stars
1991 Seiken Densetsu [Japanese] Game Boy
1993 Seiken Densetsu 2 [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1995 Seiken Densetsu 3 [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1999 Seiken Densetsu: Legend of Mana [Japanese] PlayStation
1987 The Seven Spirits of Ra IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1999 Shattered Light IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1994 Shin SD Gundam Gaiden: Knight Gundam Story [Japanese] Game Boy
2005 Shining Tears PlayStation 2 2.5 Stars
1996 Shining Wisdom Sega Saturn 2.5 Stars
2005 Sigma Star Saga Game Boy Advance 2 Stars
1994 Soleil [European] Sega Genesis
Soma Bringer [Canceled] Nintendo DS
1990 Sorcerian IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
1992 Soul Blader [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1992 Soul Blazer Super Nintendo Entertainment System 3.5 Stars
2014 Soul Fjord Ouya 1.5 Stars
2007 Spectrobes Nintendo DS 2.5 Stars
2007 Spectrobes [European] Nintendo DS
2008 Spectrobes [Disney on the Go] [European] Nintendo DS
2007 Spectrobes [Vilakroma Card] Nintendo DS 2.5 Stars
2007 Spectrobes: Collector’s Edition Nintendo DS 3 Stars
1992 SpellCraft: Aspects of Valor IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1991 Spikey in Transylvania [European] Commodore 64/128
1999 Spooky Castle: The Adventures of Kid Mystic IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2000 Spooky Castle: The Adventures of Kid Mystic [European] IBM PC Compatible
1990 StarTropics Nintendo Entertainment System 4 Stars

2008 StarTropics [Virtual Console] Wii 4 Stars
1986 Storm [European] Amstrad CPC
1993 The Story of Thor [Japanese] Sega Genesis
2006 Summon Night: Swordcraft Story Game Boy Advance 2.5 Stars
2006 Summon Night: Swordcraft Story 2 Game Boy Advance 2.5 Stars
2008 Summon Night: Twin Age Nintendo DS 2.5 Stars
1992 The Summoning IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1992 Super Chinese Land 2 [Japanese] Game Boy
1994 Super Chinese Land 3 [Japanese] Game Boy
1990 Super Hydilde Sega Genesis 2 Stars
1993 Super Ninja Boy Super Nintendo Entertainment System 2 Stars
1983 Sword of Fargoal Commodore 64/128 3.5 Stars
2009 Sword of Fargoal iPhone 3.5 Stars
2010 Sword of Fargoal Legends iPad 3 Stars
2003 Sword of Mana Game Boy Advance 2.5 Stars
1990 Sword of Vermilion Sega Genesis 3 Stars
2007 Sword of Vermilion [Virtual Console] Wii 3 Stars
1994 Taachiyan [Japanese] Game Boy
2001 TechnoMage: Return of Eternity [European] IBM PC Compatible
1979 Temple of Apshai Commodore PET 4.5 Stars
1985 Temple of Apshai Trilogy Commodore 64/128 2.5 Stars
1985 Temple of Apshai Trilogy IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1985 Temple of Apshai Trilogy Apple II 2.5 Stars
1985 Temple of Apshai Trilogy Atari 400/800/XL/XE 2 Stars
1986 Temple of Apshai Trilogy Atari ST 2.5 Stars
1986 Temple of Apshai Trilogy Commodore Amiga 2.5 Stars
1986 Temple of Apshai Trilogy Macintosh 2.5 Stars
1996 Terranigma [European] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1988 Times of Lore Commodore 64/128 1 Stars
1991 Times of Lore Nintendo Entertainment System 2 Stars
1992 Traysia Sega Genesis 2 Stars
1993 Trinea [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1994 The Twisted Tales of Spike McFang Super Nintendo Entertainment System 3.5 Stars
2011 Unepic IBM PC Compatible
2014 Unepic [eShop] Wii U 2.5 Stars
2011 Wanderlust: Rebirth IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2012 WazHack IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2012 WazHack Macintosh 2.5 Stars
2012 WazHack Android Phone 2.5 Stars
2012 WazHack Android Tablet 2.5 Stars
2013 WazHack iPhone 2.5 Stars
2013 WazHack iPad 2.5 Stars
1989 Willow Nintendo Entertainment System 3.5 Stars
1990 Windwalker Apple IIGS 2 Stars
1985 Wizard’s Lair [European] Amstrad CPC
2014 A Wizard’s Lizard IBM PC Compatible
2014 A Wizard’s Lizard Macintosh
1994 Wolf IBM PC Compatible 4 Stars
2007 The World Ends With You [European] Nintendo DS
2008 The World Ends With You Nintendo DS 3.5 Stars
2012 The World Ends With You: Solo Remix iPhone 3.5 Stars
2012 The World Ends With You: Solo Remix iPad 3.5 Stars
2014 The World Ends With You: Solo Remix Android Phone 3.5 Stars
2014 The World Ends With You: Solo Remix Android Tablet 3.5 Stars

All Action Party Games With Ratings

Party games are specially designed to be played by a group of people together. They usually feature an assortment of mini-games, often tied together by a board game activity. Party games tend to be themed around celebrities or franchise characters.


Examples:
Mario Party
Pac-Man All-Stars
Sonic Shuffle
Nickelodeon Party Blast
Crash Bash
Shrek: Super Party

Games:
2009 5 Spots Party [WiiWare] Wii 2 Stars
2005 Ape Academy [European] PlayStation Portable
2006 Ape Academy 2 [European] PlayStation Portable
2006 Ape Escape Academy PlayStation Portable 1.5 Stars
2006 Ape Escape: Academy 2 [Japanese] PlayStation Portable
2011 Apples to Apples [PlayStation Network] PlayStation 3 2.5 Stars
2011 Apples to Apples [Xbox Live Arcade] Xbox 360 2.5 Stars
Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard [Canceled] PlayStation 3
Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard [Canceled] IBM PC Compatible
Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard [Canceled] Wii
Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard [Canceled] Nintendo DS
2011 B.U.T.T.O.N. IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2009 Birthday Party Bash Wii 1.5 Stars
2008 Block Party Wii 1 Stars
2008 Bomberman Land Wii 2 Stars
2008 Bomberman Land PlayStation Portable 2 Stars
2010 Boot Camp Academy Wii 2 Stars
2008 Buzz! Junior: Ace Racers [European] PlayStation 2
2008 Buzz! Junior: Dino Den [European] PlayStation 2
2008 Buzz! Junior: Dino Den [Bundle] [European] PlayStation 2
2006 Buzz! Junior: Jungle Party [European] PlayStation 2
2006 Buzz! Junior: Jungle Party [European] PlayStation 2
2007 Buzz! Junior: Jungle Party PlayStation 2 2.5 Stars
2006 Buzz! Junior: Jungle Party [Bundle] [European] PlayStation 2
2007 Buzz! Junior: Jungle Party [Bundle] PlayStation 2 2.5 Stars
2009 Buzz! Junior: Jungle Party [PlayStation Network] PlayStation 3 2.5 Stars
2009 Buzz! Junior: Monster Rally [PlayStation Network] PlayStation 3 2 Stars
2007 Buzz! Junior: Monster Rumble [European] PlayStation 2
2007 Buzz! Junior: Monster Rumble [Bundle] [European] PlayStation 2
2007 Buzz! Junior: Robo Jam [European] PlayStation 2
2008 Buzz! Junior: Robo Jam PlayStation 2 2.5 Stars
2007 Buzz! Junior: Robo Jam [Bundle] [European] PlayStation 2
2008 Buzz! Junior: Robo Jam [Bundle] PlayStation 2 2.5 Stars
2009 Buzz! Junior: Robo Jam [PlayStation Network] PlayStation 3 2.5 Stars
2008 Calvin Tucker’s Redneck Jamboree Wii 1 Stars
Calvin Tucker’s Redneck Jamboree [Canceled] IBM PC Compatible
2004 Cartoon Network Block Party Game Boy Advance 2 Stars
2009 Charm Girls Club: Pajama Party Wii 2 Stars
2009 Cook Wars Wii 2 Stars
2007 Cranium Kabookii Wii 2.5 Stars
2007 Crash Bandicoot Party Games Mobile 2 Stars
2000 Crash Bash PlayStation 1.5 Stars
2006 Crash Boom Bang! Nintendo DS 1 Stars
2006 Crash Boom Bang! [European] Nintendo DS
2013 The Croods: Prehistoric Party! Wii 1.5 Stars
2013 The Croods: Prehistoric Party! Wii U 1.5 Stars
2003 Dinomaster Party [European] PlayStation
2010 Disney Channel All Star Party Wii 2.5 Stars
2010 Disney Guilty Party Wii 2.5 Stars
2013 Disney Infinity: Toy Box Challenge Nintendo 3DS 1.5 Stars
2004 Disney Move [European] PlayStation 2
2007 Disney Move [European] PlayStation 2
2002 Disney’s Magical Park [Japanese] Nintendo GameCube
2003 Disney’s Party Nintendo GameCube 2 Stars
2003 Disney’s Party Game Boy Advance 2 Stars
2003 Disney’s Party [European] Nintendo GameCube
2003 Disney’s Party [European] Game Boy Advance
2001 Disney’s Pooh’s Party Game: In Search of the Treasure PlayStation 2 Stars
2008 Dokapon Kingdom PlayStation 2 2.5 Stars
2008 Dokapon Kingdom Wii 3 Stars
2009 Drill Sergeant Mindstrong [WiiWare] Wii 1.5 Stars
2006 Every Party [Japanese] Xbox 360
2005 EyeToy: Chat [European] PlayStation 2
2005 EyeToy: Chat [European] PlayStation 2
2003 EyeToy: Play [European] PlayStation 2
2003 EyeToy: Play PlayStation 2 3 Stars

2004 EyeToy: Play [European] PlayStation 2
2007 EyeToy: Play — Astro Zoo [European] PlayStation 2
2007 EyeToy: Play — Astro Zoo [Bundle] [European] PlayStation 2
2003 EyeToy: Play [Platinum] [European] PlayStation 2
2004 EyeToy: Play [Platinum] [European] PlayStation 2
2004 EyeToy: Play 2 [European] PlayStation 2
2005 EyeToy: Play 2 [European] PlayStation 2
2005 EyeToy: Play 2 PlayStation 2 3 Stars
2005 EyeToy: Play 2 [Bundle] [European] PlayStation 2
2004 EyeToy: Play 2 [Includes EyeToy] [European] PlayStation 2
2005 EyeToy: Play 3 [European] PlayStation 2
2006 EyeToy: Play 3 [European] PlayStation 2
2005 EyeToy: Play 3 [Bundle] [European] PlayStation 2
EyeToy: Play 3 [Canceled] PlayStation 2
2006 EyeToy: Play 3 [Platinum] [European] PlayStation 2
2009 Family & Friends Party [WiiWare] Wii 1.5 Stars
2008 Family Fest Presents: Movie Games Wii 1.5 Stars
2008 Family Party: 30 Great Games Wii 2 Stars
2012 Family Party: 30 Great Games — Obstacle Arcade Wii U 1.5 Stars
2009 Family Party: 30 Great Games — Outdoor Fun Wii 1.5 Stars
2010 Family Party: 30 Great Games — Winter Fun Wii 1.5 Stars
2010 Family Party: Fitness Fun Wii 2 Stars
2014 Fibbage Amazon Fire TV 3 Stars
2014 Fibbage [PlayStation Network] PlayStation 3
2014 Fibbage [PlayStation Network] PlayStation 4
2014 Fibbage [Xbox Live] Xbox One
2001 Fuzion Frenzy Xbox 2.5 Stars
2002 Fuzion Frenzy [European] Xbox
2004 Fuzion Frenzy [Platinum Hits] Xbox 2.5 Stars
2007 Fuzion Frenzy 2 Xbox 360 2 Stars

2007 Fuzion Frenzy 2 [European] Xbox 360
2007 Game Party Wii 1 Stars
2008 Game Party 2 Wii 1.5 Stars
2009 Game Party 3 Wii 1.5 Stars
2010 Game Party: In Motion Xbox 360 2.5 Stars
2008 Hail to the Chimp Xbox 360 2 Stars
2008 Hail to the Chimp PlayStation 3 2 Stars
2010 Happy Hammerin’ [WiiWare] Wii 1.5 Stars
2005 Hello Kitty: Happy Party Pals Game Boy Advance 2.5 Stars
2005 Hello Kitty: Happy Party Pals [European] Game Boy Advance
2010 Hubert the Teddy Bear: Winter Games [WiiWare] Wii 1.5 Stars
2008 Imagine: Party Babyz Wii 2.5 Stars
2003 Jim Henson’s Muppets: Party Cruise PlayStation 2 2 Stars
2003 Jim Henson’s Muppets: Party Cruise Nintendo GameCube 2 Stars
2004 Jim Henson’s Muppets: Party Cruise [European] PlayStation 2
2007 KAZooK [European] PlayStation Portable
2012 Kinect Party [Xbox Live Arcade] Xbox 360 3 Stars
2007 Kookabonga: Crazy Monkey Party [European] IBM PC Compatible
2010 Kung Fu Funk: Everyone is Kung Fu Fighting [WiiWare] Wii 1 Stars
2008 L.O.L. Nintendo DS 2.5 Stars
2009 Let’s Catch [WiiWare] Wii 1.5 Stars
2009 Let’s Tap Wii 2.5 Stars
2009 Let’s Tap: Best Buy Limited Edition Wii 2.5 Stars
2012 Lights, Camera, Party! [PlayStation Network] PlayStation 3 2 Stars
2003 Lizzie McGuire [European] Game Boy Advance
2003 Lizzie McGuire: On the Go! Game Boy Advance 1.5 Stars
2009 M&M’s Beach Party Wii 1.5 Stars
2001 M&M’s Blast! Game Boy Advance
2009 MakeMeSay iPhone 1.5 Stars
1997 Mario Party [European] Nintendo 64
1998 Mario Party [Japanese] Nintendo 64
1999 Mario Party Nintendo 64 2.5 Stars
2015 Mario Party 10 Wii U
1999 Mario Party 2 [Japanese] Nintendo 64
2000 Mario Party 2 Nintendo 64 3.5 Stars

2000 Mario Party 2 [European] Nintendo 64
2010 Mario Party 2 [Virtual Console] Wii 3.5 Stars
2000 Mario Party 3 [Japanese] Nintendo 64
2001 Mario Party 3 Nintendo 64 3.5 Stars
2002 Mario Party 4 Nintendo GameCube 2.5 Stars
2002 Mario Party 4 [European] Nintendo GameCube
2003 Mario Party 4 [Player’s Choice] [European] Nintendo GameCube
2003 Mario Party 5 Nintendo GameCube 2.5 Stars
2003 Mario Party 5 [European] Nintendo GameCube
2004 Mario Party 6 Nintendo GameCube 3 Stars
2005 Mario Party 6 [Bundle] [European] Nintendo GameCube
2005 Mario Party 7 Nintendo GameCube 2.5 Stars
2007 Mario Party 8 Wii 2.5 Stars
2012 Mario Party 9 Wii 3 Stars
2007 Mario Party DS Nintendo DS 2.5 Stars
2007 Mario Party DS [European] Nintendo DS
2003 Mario Party-e e-Reader 2 Stars
2013 Mario Party: Island Tour Nintendo 3DS 2 Stars
2002 Mary-Kate and Ashley: Sweet 16 — Licensed to Drive PlayStation 2 2.5 Stars
2002 Mary-Kate and Ashley: Sweet 16 — Licensed to Drive Nintendo GameCube 2.5 Stars
2003 Mary-Kate and Ashley: Sweet 16 — Licensed to Drive [European] PlayStation 2
2003 Mary-Kate and Ashley: Sweet 16 — Licensed to Drive [European] Nintendo GameCube
2003 Mary-Kate and Ashley: Sweet 16 — Licensed to Drive [European] PlayStation 2
2009 Mixed Messages [DSiWare] Nintendo DSi 1.5 Stars
2008 Monkey Mischief! Party Time Wii 2 Stars
1997 Movioke Hybrid PC/Mac 1.5 Stars
2003 My Street PlayStation 2 2 Stars
2003 My Street [European] PlayStation 2
2009 MySims Party Wii 2 Stars
2009 MySims Party Nintendo DS 2.5 Stars
2002 Nickelodeon Party Blast IBM PC Compatible 1 Stars
2002 Nickelodeon Party Blast Xbox 1 Stars
2002 Nickelodeon Party Blast [European] IBM PC Compatible
2002 Nickelodeon Party Blast Nintendo GameCube 1 Stars
2002 Nickelodeon Party Blast [European] Xbox
2002 Nickelodeon Party Blast [European] Nintendo GameCube
2006 One Piece: Pirates’ Carnival Nintendo GameCube 2 Stars
2006 One Piece: Pirates’ Carnival PlayStation 2 2 Stars
2010 Oops! Prank Party Wii 1.5 Stars
2009 Our House Party! Wii 2 Stars
2002 Pac-Man Fever PlayStation 2 1.5 Stars
2002 Pac-Man Fever Nintendo GameCube 1.5 Stars
2010 Pac-Man Party Wii 2 Stars
2011 Pac-Man Party 3D Nintendo 3DS 1.5 Stars
Party Crashers [Canceled] Wii
2009 Party Fun Pirate [WiiWare] Wii 1.5 Stars
1983 Party Mix Atari Video Computer System 3 Stars
2008 Party Pal iPhone 1 Stars
2009 Party Pigs: Farmyard Games Wii 1.5 Stars
2008 PictoImage Nintendo DS 2 Stars
2008 PictoImage [European] Nintendo DS
2001 Pokémon Party Mini Pokémon Mini 3 Stars
2011 Rabbids Alive & Kicking Xbox 360 2 Stars
2011 Rabbids Alive & Kicking [Best Buy Exclusive] Xbox 360 2 Stars
2012 Rabbids Land Wii U 2 Stars
Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 [Canceled] IBM PC Compatible
2008 Rayman Raving Rabbids: TV Party [European] Nintendo DS

2008 Rayman Raving Rabbids: TV Party Wii 2.5 Stars
2008 Rayman Raving Rabbids: TV Party Nintendo DS 1.5 Stars
2011 Rio Xbox 360 2 Stars
2011 Rio PlayStation 3 2 Stars
2011 Rio Wii 2 Stars
2014 Rio [Nordic Games] Wii 2 Stars
2002 Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party Game Boy Advance 2.5 Stars
2002 Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party [European] Game Boy Advance
2002 Shrek: Super Party Xbox 2 Stars
2002 Shrek: Super Party PlayStation 2 2 Stars
2003 Shrek: Super Party Nintendo GameCube 2 Stars

2008 Shrek’s Carnival Craze Party Games PlayStation 2 1 Stars
2008 Shrek’s Carnival Craze Party Games Wii 1 Stars
2008 Shrek’s Carnival Craze Party Games IBM PC Compatible 1 Stars
2008 Shrek’s Carnival Craze Party Games [European] Nintendo DS
2008 Shrek’s Carnival Craze Party Games [European] PlayStation 2
Smart Kid’s Journey to Adventure [Canceled] Wii
2008 Smart Kid’s Party Fun Pak Nintendo DS 2 Stars
2007 Snakeball [PlayStation Network] PlayStation 3 2 Stars
2000 Sonic Shuffle Dreamcast 1.5 Stars
2000 Sonic Shuffle [Japanese] Dreamcast
2013 Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party [eShop] Wii U 3 Stars
2005 SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants! PlayStation 2 2 Stars
2005 SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants! Xbox 2 Stars
2005 SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants! Nintendo GameCube 2 Stars
2005 SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants! IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2005 SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants! [European] IBM PC Compatible
2005 SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants! [European] Nintendo GameCube
2005 SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants! [European] PlayStation 2
2005 SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants! [European] Xbox
2006 SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants! [European] IBM PC Compatible
2004 SpongeBob SquarePants: Movin’ With Friends [European] PlayStation 2
2009 Squeeballs Party Wii 2.5 Stars
2009 Squeeballs Party Nintendo DS 1.5 Stars
Squeeballs Party [Canceled] Xbox 360
2007 Tamagotchi: Party On! Wii 1.5 Stars
2008 Tenchu: Shadow Assault [Xbox Live Arcade] Xbox 360 1.5 Stars

2008 Totally Spies! Totally Party IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2008 Totally Spies! Totally Party [European] PlayStation 2
2009 Totally Spies! Totally Party PlayStation 2 2 Stars
2009 Totally Spies! Totally Party Wii 2 Stars
2010 Truth or Lies Xbox 360 1 Stars
2010 Truth or Lies PlayStation 3 1 Stars
2010 Truth or Lies Wii 1 Stars
2010 Truth or Lies [Bundle] Wii 1 Stars
2001 Tweety & the Magic Gems [European] Game Boy Advance
2001 Tweety & the Magic Gems Game Boy Advance 1 Stars
2001 Tweety’s Hearty Party [Japanese] Game Boy Advance
The Ultimate Battle of the Sexes [Canceled] Wii
2009 Ultimate Party Challenge Wii 1.5 Stars
2009 Ultimate Party Challenge [Bundle] Wii 1.5 Stars
2007 Viva Piñata: Party Animals Xbox 360 2 Stars
2007 Viva Piñata: Party Animals [European] Xbox 360
2010 Wii Party Wii 2.5 Stars
2013 Wii Party U Wii U 2.5 Stars
2013 Wii Party U [Bundle] Wii U 2.5 Stars
2009 World Party Games Wii 1.5 Stars

All Fishing Games With Ratings

Games of this style are based on the real-life sporting activity of fishing.

Games:
1999 BASS Masters 2000 Nintendo 64 2.5 Stars
2000 Shigesato Itoi’s No. 1 Bass Fishing! [Japanese] Nintendo 64
2000 Bass Rush: ECOGEAR PowerWorm Championship [Japanese] Nintendo 64
1993 King Salmon: The Big Catch Sega Genesis 2 Stars
1993 TNN Bass Tournament of Champions Sega Genesis 2.5 Stars
1995 BASS Masters Classic Sega Genesis 2.5 Stars
1996 BASS Masters Classic: Pro Edition Sega Genesis 2.5 Stars
1996 TNN Outdoors Bass Tournament ’96 Sega Genesis 2.5 Stars
1997 Big Bass World Championship With Hank Parker PlayStation 2.5 Stars
1997 Reel Fishing PlayStation 2.5 Stars
1999 Fisherman’s Bait: A Bass Challenge PlayStation 3 Stars
1999 Bass Landing PlayStation 2 Stars
1999 Bass Rise PlayStation 2 Stars
1999 Black Bass With Blue Marlin PlayStation 3 Stars
1999 Fisherman’s Bait 2: Big Ol’ Bass PlayStation 2 Stars
2000 Perfect Fishing: Bass Fishing [Japanese] PlayStation
2000 Perfect Fishing: Rock Fishing [Japanese] PlayStation
2000 Championship Bass PlayStation 2.5 Stars
2000 Championship Bass Fishing [European] PlayStation
2000 Reel Fishing II PlayStation 2 Stars
2000 Action Bass PlayStation 2.5 Stars
2000 Fisherman’s Bait 2: Big Ol’ Bass [European] PlayStation
2000 Reel Fishing: Game & Controller Combo Pack PlayStation 2 Stars
2001 Exciting Bass 3 [Japanese] PlayStation
2001 Saltwater Sportfishing PlayStation 3 Stars
2002 Big Bass Fishing PlayStation 1.5 Stars
2002 Monster Bass! PlayStation 2 Stars
ESPN Great Outdoor Games: Bass Fishing [Canceled] PlayStation
1996 Virtual Fishing [Japanese] Virtual Boy
2000 Bass Avenger Hybrid PC/Mac 2.5 Stars
2001 BASS Strike PlayStation 2 3 Stars
2001 Bass Strike [European] PlayStation 2
2002 Top Angler: Real Bass Fishing PlayStation 2 2 Stars
2002 LakeMasters EX [European] PlayStation 2
2002 Sega Bass Fishing Duel PlayStation 2 2.5 Stars
2002 GetBass Battle [Japanese] PlayStation 2
2003 Fisherman’s Bass Club PlayStation 2 2.5 Stars
2003 Fisherman’s Challenge PlayStation 2 2 Stars
2003 Sega Bass Fishing Duel [European] PlayStation 2
2003 Fisherman’s Challenge [European] PlayStation 2
2003 Sega Bass Fishing + Fishing Rod [Limited Edition Pack] [European] PlayStation 2
2003 Mark Davis Pro Bass Challenge PlayStation 2 2.5 Stars
2003 Reel Fishing III [European] PlayStation 2
2003 Reel Fishing III PlayStation 2 2.5 Stars
2004 Rapala Pro Fishing PlayStation 2 3 Stars
2007 Cabela’s Monster Bass PlayStation 2 2 Stars
2008 Cocoto Fishing Master PlayStation 2 2 Stars
2010 Rapala Pro Bass Fishing PlayStation 2 2 Stars
Trophy Bass [Canceled] PlayStation 2
1998 Super Black Bass Pocket 3 [Japanese] Game Boy Color
1999 Pocket Lure Boy [Japanese] Game Boy Color
1999 Black Bass Lure Fishing Game Boy Color 2.5 Stars
1999 Zebco Fishing! Game Boy Color 2 Stars
1999 TNN Outdoors Fishing Champ Game Boy Color 4 Stars
1999 BASS Masters Classic Game Boy Color 2 Stars
2003 Top Angler [European] Nintendo GameCube
2005 Mark Davis Pro Bass Challenge Nintendo GameCube 2.5 Stars
Top Angler: Real Bass Fishing [Canceled] Nintendo GameCube
1999 Get Bass: Sega Bass Fishing [Japanese] Dreamcast
1999 Sega Bass Fishing Dreamcast 2.5 Stars
2000 Lake Masters Pro: Dreamcast plus! [Japanese] Dreamcast
2000 Get Bass: Sega Bass Fishing [European] Dreamcast
2000 Sega Marine Fishing Dreamcast 2.5 Stars
2000 Sega Marine Fishing [Japanese] Dreamcast
2000 Bass Rush Dream: ECOGEAR PowerWorm Championship [Japanese] Dreamcast
2001 Fish Eyes: Wild [Japanese] Dreamcast
2001 Reel Fishing Wild Dreamcast 2 Stars
2001 Sega Bass Fishing 2 Dreamcast 3 Stars
2001 Get Bass 2: Sega Bass Fishing [Japanese] Dreamcast
2001 Super Black Bass 4 Advance [Japanese] Game Boy Advance
2001 ESPN Great Outdoor Games: Bass 2002 Game Boy Advance 2 Stars
2001 American Bass Challenge Game Boy Advance 2 Stars
2002 ESPN Great Outdoor Games: Bass Tournament [European] Game Boy Advance
2003 Monster! Bass Fishing [European] Game Boy Advance
2004 Rapala Pro Fishing Game Boy Advance 2.5 Stars
2004 Monster! Bass Fishing Game Boy Advance 2 Stars
2003 Pro Cast: Sports Fishing Game Xbox 2 Stars
2003 Pro Cast: Sports Fishing Game [European] Xbox
2004 Rapala Pro Fishing Xbox 3 Stars
2004 Pro Fishing Challenge Xbox 2.5 Stars
2006 Bass Pro Shops: Trophy Bass 2007 Xbox 1.5 Stars
Trophy Bass [Canceled] Xbox
Top Angler: Real Bass Fishing [Canceled] Xbox
2005 Bass Angler Championship TV Games Plug and Play 2.5 Stars
2008 Hooked On: Creatures of the Deep N-Gage 3.5 Stars
2001 Pocket Bass Pro [Pocket PC] Mobile 2 Stars
2001 Action Bass [Palm] Mobile 3.5 Stars
2004 Shark Hunt Mobile 2.5 Stars
2006 Rapala Trophies PlayStation Portable 2.5 Stars
2006 Reel Fishing: The Great Outdoors PlayStation Portable 1 Stars
2010 Rapala Pro Bass Fishing PlayStation Portable 2 Stars
2010 Flick Sports: Fishing [PSP minis] PlayStation Portable 2.5 Stars
2006 Super Black Bass Fishing Nintendo DS 1.5 Stars
2007 Super Black Bass Fishing [European] Nintendo DS
2007 Professional Fisherman’s Tour: Northern Hemisphere Nintendo DS 1.5 Stars
2007 Big Catch Bass Fishing [European] Nintendo DS
2010 Rapala Pro Bass Fishing Nintendo DS 2.5 Stars
2006 XaviXBassFishing XaviXPORT 3 Stars
2006 Rapala Trophies: Pro Tournament Fishing Xbox 360 2.5 Stars
2008 Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm Xbox 360 2 Stars
1999 BASS Masters 2000 Nintendo 64 2.5 Stars
2000 Shigesato Itoi’s No. 1 Bass Fishing! [Japanese] Nintendo 64
2000 Bass Rush: ECOGEAR PowerWorm Championship [Japanese] Nintendo 64
1993 King Salmon: The Big Catch Sega Genesis 2 Stars
1993 TNN Bass Tournament of Champions Sega Genesis 2.5 Stars
1995 BASS Masters Classic Sega Genesis 2.5 Stars
1996 BASS Masters Classic: Pro Edition Sega Genesis 2.5 Stars
1996 TNN Outdoors Bass Tournament ’96 Sega Genesis 2.5 Stars
1997 Big Bass World Championship With Hank Parker PlayStation 2.5 Stars
1997 Reel Fishing PlayStation 2.5 Stars
1999 Fisherman’s Bait: A Bass Challenge PlayStation 3 Stars
1999 Bass Landing PlayStation 2 Stars
1999 Bass Rise PlayStation 2 Stars
1999 Black Bass With Blue Marlin PlayStation 3 Stars
1999 Fisherman’s Bait 2: Big Ol’ Bass PlayStation 2 Stars
2000 Perfect Fishing: Bass Fishing [Japanese] PlayStation
2000 Perfect Fishing: Rock Fishing [Japanese] PlayStation
2000 Championship Bass PlayStation 2.5 Stars
2000 Championship Bass Fishing [European] PlayStation
2000 Reel Fishing II PlayStation 2 Stars
2000 Action Bass PlayStation 2.5 Stars
2000 Fisherman’s Bait 2: Big Ol’ Bass [European] PlayStation
2000 Reel Fishing: Game & Controller Combo Pack PlayStation 2 Stars
2001 Exciting Bass 3 [Japanese] PlayStation
2001 Saltwater Sportfishing PlayStation 3 Stars
2002 Big Bass Fishing PlayStation 1.5 Stars
2002 Monster Bass! PlayStation 2 Stars
ESPN Great Outdoor Games: Bass Fishing [Canceled] PlayStation
1996 Virtual Fishing [Japanese] Virtual Boy
2000 Bass Avenger Hybrid PC/Mac 2.5 Stars
2001 BASS Strike PlayStation 2 3 Stars
2001 Bass Strike [European] PlayStation 2
2002 Top Angler: Real Bass Fishing PlayStation 2 2 Stars
2002 LakeMasters EX [European] PlayStation 2
2002 Sega Bass Fishing Duel PlayStation 2 2.5 Stars
2002 GetBass Battle [Japanese] PlayStation 2
2003 Fisherman’s Bass Club PlayStation 2 2.5 Stars
2003 Fisherman’s Challenge PlayStation 2 2 Stars
2003 Sega Bass Fishing Duel [European] PlayStation 2
2003 Fisherman’s Challenge [European] PlayStation 2
2003 Sega Bass Fishing + Fishing Rod [Limited Edition Pack] [European] PlayStation 2
2003 Mark Davis Pro Bass Challenge PlayStation 2 2.5 Stars
2003 Reel Fishing III [European] PlayStation 2
2003 Reel Fishing III PlayStation 2 2.5 Stars
2004 Rapala Pro Fishing PlayStation 2 3 Stars
2007 Cabela’s Monster Bass PlayStation 2 2 Stars
2008 Cocoto Fishing Master PlayStation 2 2 Stars
2010 Rapala Pro Bass Fishing PlayStation 2 2 Stars
Trophy Bass [Canceled] PlayStation 2
1998 Super Black Bass Pocket 3 [Japanese] Game Boy Color
1999 Pocket Lure Boy [Japanese] Game Boy Color
1999 Black Bass Lure Fishing Game Boy Color 2.5 Stars
1999 Zebco Fishing! Game Boy Color 2 Stars
1999 TNN Outdoors Fishing Champ Game Boy Color 4 Stars
1999 BASS Masters Classic Game Boy Color 2 Stars
2003 Top Angler [European] Nintendo GameCube
2005 Mark Davis Pro Bass Challenge Nintendo GameCube 2.5 Stars
Top Angler: Real Bass Fishing [Canceled] Nintendo GameCube
1999 Get Bass: Sega Bass Fishing [Japanese] Dreamcast
1999 Sega Bass Fishing Dreamcast 2.5 Stars
2000 Lake Masters Pro: Dreamcast plus! [Japanese] Dreamcast
2000 Get Bass: Sega Bass Fishing [European] Dreamcast
2000 Sega Marine Fishing Dreamcast 2.5 Stars
2000 Sega Marine Fishing [Japanese] Dreamcast
2000 Bass Rush Dream: ECOGEAR PowerWorm Championship [Japanese] Dreamcast
2001 Fish Eyes: Wild [Japanese] Dreamcast
2001 Reel Fishing Wild Dreamcast 2 Stars
2001 Sega Bass Fishing 2 Dreamcast 3 Stars
2001 Get Bass 2: Sega Bass Fishing [Japanese] Dreamcast
2001 Super Black Bass 4 Advance [Japanese] Game Boy Advance
2001 ESPN Great Outdoor Games: Bass 2002 Game Boy Advance 2 Stars
2001 American Bass Challenge Game Boy Advance 2 Stars
2002 ESPN Great Outdoor Games: Bass Tournament [European] Game Boy Advance
2003 Monster! Bass Fishing [European] Game Boy Advance
2004 Rapala Pro Fishing Game Boy Advance 2.5 Stars
2004 Monster! Bass Fishing Game Boy Advance 2 Stars
2003 Pro Cast: Sports Fishing Game Xbox 2 Stars
2003 Pro Cast: Sports Fishing Game [European] Xbox
2004 Rapala Pro Fishing Xbox 3 Stars
2004 Pro Fishing Challenge Xbox 2.5 Stars
2006 Bass Pro Shops: Trophy Bass 2007 Xbox 1.5 Stars
Trophy Bass [Canceled] Xbox
Top Angler: Real Bass Fishing [Canceled] Xbox
2005 Bass Angler Championship TV Games Plug and Play 2.5 Stars
2008 Hooked On: Creatures of the Deep N-Gage 3.5 Stars
2001 Pocket Bass Pro [Pocket PC] Mobile 2 Stars
2001 Action Bass [Palm] Mobile 3.5 Stars
2004 Shark Hunt Mobile 2.5 Stars
2006 Rapala Trophies PlayStation Portable 2.5 Stars
2006 Reel Fishing: The Great Outdoors PlayStation Portable 1 Stars
2010 Rapala Pro Bass Fishing PlayStation Portable 2 Stars
2010 Flick Sports: Fishing [PSP minis] PlayStation Portable 2.5 Stars
2006 Super Black Bass Fishing Nintendo DS 1.5 Stars
2007 Super Black Bass Fishing [European] Nintendo DS
2007 Professional Fisherman’s Tour: Northern Hemisphere Nintendo DS 1.5 Stars
2007 Big Catch Bass Fishing [European] Nintendo DS
2010 Rapala Pro Bass Fishing Nintendo DS 2.5 Stars
2006 XaviXBassFishing XaviXPORT 3 Stars
2006 Rapala Trophies: Pro Tournament Fishing Xbox 360 2.5 Stars
2008 Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm Xbox 360 2 Stars

All Formula-1/Indy Racing Games With Ratigns

Games of this style are based on real-life race car competitions. Small, low-profile Formula 1 and Indy racing vehicles are designed exclusively for such events and feature wide tires, no doors, and helmeted drivers. CART racing games also belong in this category.

Examples:
Formula 1
Super Monaco GP
CART World Series
F1 2002
C.A.R.T. Fury: Championship Racing

Games:
198X 3D Speed Duel [European] Commodore 64/128
1997 ABC Sports Indy Racing: Road to the Indianapolis 500 IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1994 Ace Driver Arcade 2.5 Stars
1996 Ace Driver Victory Lap Arcade 2.5 Stars
1992 Aguri Suzuki F-1 Super Driving [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1993 Aguri Suzuki F-1 Super Driving [Japanese] Game Boy
1990 Al Unser Jr. Turbo Racing Nintendo Entertainment System 3 Stars
1998 Al Unser Junior Arcade Racing [European] IBM PC Compatible
1995 Al Unser, Jr. Arcade Racing Macintosh 2.5 Stars
1995 Al Unser, Jr. Arcade Racing IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
1996 Andretti Racing Sega Saturn 2 Stars
1996 Andretti Racing PlayStation 2 Stars
1997 Andretti Racing IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1997 Andretti Racing [European] PlayStation 2 Stars
2007 Andretti Racing [European] IBM PC Compatible
2005 Andretti Racing 3D Mobile 2.5 Stars
1980 Auto Racing Intellivision 2 Stars
1980 Auto Racing [Sears] Intellivision 2 Stars
1992 Ayrton Senna’s Super Monaco GP II Sega Genesis 2.5 Stars
1992 Ayrton Senna’s Super Monaco GP II Sega Game Gear 2.5 Stars
1992 Ayrton Senna’s Super Monaco GP II [Japanese] Sega Game Gear
1992 Battle Grand Prix Super Nintendo Entertainment System 2 Stars
1992 Battle Grand Prix [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
2000 C.A.R.T. Fury: Championship Racing Arcade 3 Stars
2001 C.A.R.T. Fury: Championship Racing PlayStation 2 2.5 Stars
2001 C.A.R.T. Fury: Championship Racing [European] PlayStation 2
1998 CART Precision Racing IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1997 CART World Series PlayStation 2.5 Stars
2007 Championship Sprint [PlayStation Network] PlayStation 3 1.5 Stars
1991 Checkered Flag Atari Lynx 3.5 Stars
1994 Checkered Flag Atari Jaguar 0.5 Stars
Chicane [Canceled] Gizmondo
1987 Continental Circuit Arcade 2 Stars
1989 Continental Circus [European] Amstrad CPC
2006 D1 Professional Drift Grand Prix Series PlayStation 2 1.5 Stars
2001 Driven PlayStation 2 1.5 Stars
2001 Driven Game Boy Advance 1.5 Stars
2001 Driven [European] PlayStation 2
2002 Driven Nintendo GameCube 1.5 Stars
2002 Driven [European] Nintendo GameCube
2003 Driven [European] PlayStation 2
1992 Exhaust Heat [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1993 Exhaust Heat 2 [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1991 Exhaust Note Arcade 1.5 Stars
1976 F-1 Arcade 2 Stars
1992 F-1 Circus [Japanese] Nintendo Entertainment System
1988 F-1 Dream Arcade 2 Stars
1989 F-1 Dream [Japanese] TurboGrafx-16
1991 F-1 Grand Prix Arcade 2 Stars
1992 F-1 Hero GB ’92 [Japanese] Game Boy
1984 F-1 Race [Japanese] Nintendo Entertainment System
1991 F-1 Race Game Boy 2 Stars
F-1 Race-e [Canceled] e-Reader
1994 F-1 Super Battle Arcade 1.5 Stars
1998 F-1 World Grand Prix [Japanese] Nintendo 64
1998 F-1 World Grand Prix [European] Nintendo 64
1998 F-1 World Grand Prix Nintendo 64 3 Stars
1999 F-1 World Grand Prix II [European] Nintendo 64
F-1 World Grand Prix II [Canceled] Nintendo 64
1993 F1 [European] Sega Master System
2004 F1 04 [European] PlayStation 2
2005 F1 05 [European] PlayStation 2
2006 F1 05 [Platinum] [European] PlayStation 2
2006 F1 06 [European] PlayStation Portable
2006 F1 06 [European] PlayStation 2
2007 F1 06 [Platinum] [European] PlayStation 2
2007 F1 06 [Platinum] [European] PlayStation Portable
2000 F1 2000 PlayStation 2.5 Stars
2000 F1 2000 IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2000 F1 2000 [European] IBM PC Compatible
2000 F1 2000 [European] PlayStation 2 Stars
2001 F1 2000 [European] IBM PC Compatible
2000 F1 2000 [CD-ROM Classics] IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2001 F1 2001 PlayStation 2 3 Stars
2001 F1 2001 [European] PlayStation 2
2001 F1 2001 [European] IBM PC Compatible
2001 F1 2001 IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2001 F1 2001 Xbox 3 Stars
F1 2001 [Canceled] Game Boy Color
2002 F1 2002 [European] Xbox
2002 F1 2002 [European] PlayStation 2
2002 F1 2002 [European] IBM PC Compatible
2002 F1 2002 PlayStation 2 3 Stars
2002 F1 2002 IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2002 F1 2002 Nintendo GameCube 3 Stars
2002 F1 2002 [European] Nintendo GameCube
2002 F1 2002 Game Boy Advance 2.5 Stars
2003 F1 2002 [Classics] [European] IBM PC Compatible
2009 F1 2009 Wii 2.5 Stars
2009 F1 2009 PlayStation Portable 2.5 Stars
2009 F1 2009 iPhone 2 Stars
2010 F1 2010 Xbox 360 3 Stars
2010 F1 2010 PlayStation 3 3 Stars
2010 F1 2010 IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2011 F1 2011 Xbox 360 3 Stars
2011 F1 2011 PlayStation 3 3 Stars
2011 F1 2011 Nintendo 3DS 2 Stars
2012 F1 2011 PlayStation Vita 2.5 Stars
2012 F1 2012 Xbox 360 3 Stars
2012 F1 2012 PlayStation 3 3 Stars
2012 F1 2012 IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2012 F1 2012 Macintosh 2.5 Stars
2013 F1 2013 IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2013 F1 2013 Xbox 360 3 Stars
2013 F1 2013 PlayStation 3 3 Stars
2014 F1 2013 Macintosh 3 Stars
2014 F1 2014 IBM PC Compatible
2014 F1 2014 Xbox 360
2014 F1 2014 PlayStation 3
2003 F1 Career Challenge PlayStation 2 2 Stars
2003 F1 Career Challenge [European] PlayStation 2
2003 F1 Career Challenge [European] Nintendo GameCube
2003 F1 Career Challenge [European] Xbox
1996 F1 Challenge Sega Saturn 3 Stars
2013 F1 Challenge iPhone 2.5 Stars
2013 F1 Challenge iPad 2.5 Stars
2003 F1 Challenge ’99 – ’02 [European] IBM PC Compatible
2003 F1 Challenge ’99-’02 IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2000 F1 Championship Season 2000 PlayStation 2 Stars
2000 F1 Championship Season 2000 IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2000 F1 Championship Season 2000 [European] IBM PC Compatible
2000 F1 Championship Season 2000 [European] PlayStation 2
2000 F1 Championship Season 2000 PlayStation 2 2.5 Stars
2004 F1 Championship Season 2000 Macintosh 2 Stars
2002 F1 Championship Season 2000 [Classics] [European] IBM PC Compatible
1991 F1 Circus MD [Japanese] Sega Genesis
1991 F1 Exhaust Note Arcade 1.5 Stars
1991 F1 GP Circuts Commodore 64/128 2.5 Stars
1992 F1 Grand Prix [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
2005 F1 Grand Prix [European] PlayStation Portable
2006 F1 Grand Prix [Platinum] [European] PlayStation Portable
1993 F1 Grand Prix 2 [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1994 F1 Grand Prix 3 [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1991 F1 Grand Prix Star Arcade 3 Stars
1991 F1 Grand Prix: Nakajima Satoru [Japanese] Sega Genesis
1992 F1 Hero MD [Japanese] Sega Genesis
1989 F1 Manager Commodore 64/128 2.5 Stars
1993 F1 Pole Position Super Nintendo Entertainment System 2 Stars
1993 F1 Pole Position Game Boy 2.5 Stars
1993 F1 Pole Position 2 Super Nintendo Entertainment System 2 Stars
1997 F1 Pole Position 64 Nintendo 64 1 Stars
1997 F1 Pole Position 64 [European] Nintendo 64
2000 F1 Racing Championship PlayStation 2 Stars
2001 F1 Racing Championship [European] IBM PC Compatible
F1 Racing Championship [Canceled] Nintendo 64
F1 Racing Championship [Canceled] PlayStation 2
F1 Racing Championship [Canceled] IBM PC Compatible
1997 F1 Racing Simulation IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
1992 F1 ROC: Race of Champions Super Nintendo Entertainment System 2 Stars
1993 F1 Super Lap Arcade 2.5 Stars
1995 F1 World Championship Edition Super Nintendo Entertainment System 2 Stars
1999 F1 World Grand Prix [European] Dreamcast 2.5 Stars
1999 F1 World Grand Prix [Japanese] Dreamcast
2000 F1 World Grand Prix Dreamcast 2.5 Stars
2000 F1 World Grand Prix IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2001 F1 World Grand Prix [European] IBM PC Compatible
2001 F1 World Grand Prix PlayStation 1 Stars
F1 World Grand Prix 2000 [Canceled] IBM PC Compatible
2000 F1 World Grand Prix II Game Boy Color 2 Stars
2000 F1 World Grand Prix II [Japanese] Dreamcast
2000 F1 World Grand Prix: 1999 Season PlayStation 3.5 Stars
1994 F1-ROC II: Race of Champions Super Nintendo Entertainment System 2.5 Stars
1991 Fastest 1 [Japanese] Sega Genesis
1992 Ferrari Grand Prix Challenge Sega Genesis 2.5 Stars
1992 Ferrari Grand Prix Challenge Nintendo Entertainment System 2.5 Stars
1992 Ferrari Grand Prix Challenge Game Boy 2 Stars
1987 Final Lap Arcade 2.5 Stars
1988 Final Lap [Japanese] Nintendo Entertainment System
1991 Final Lap 2 Arcade 2 Stars
2000 Final Lap 2000 [Japanese] WonderSwan
1992 Final Lap 3 Arcade 2 Stars
1993 Final Lap R Arcade 3 Stars
1989 Final Lap Twin TurboGrafx-16 2.5 Stars
1988 Final Lap UR Arcade 3 Stars
1993 Final Stretch [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1999 Flag to Flag Dreamcast 2.5 Stars
1982 Formula 1 Atari 400/800/XL/XE 2.5 Stars
1996 Formula 1 PlayStation 3 Stars
1996 Formula 1 [European] PlayStation
1996 Formula 1 [European] IBM PC Compatible
1997 Formula 1 IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1989 Formula 1 3D: F1 Manager II Commodore 64/128 2.5 Stars
1997 Formula 1 97 [European] PlayStation 3 Stars
1998 Formula 1 97 [European] IBM PC Compatible
1998 Formula 1 98 PlayStation 3 Stars
1998 Formula 1 98 [European] PlayStation
2007 Formula 1 Championship Edition [European] PlayStation 3
2007 Formula 1 Championship Edition PlayStation 3 2.5 Stars
1985 Formula 1 Simulator [European] Amstrad CPC
1997 Formula 1: Championship Edition IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
1997 Formula 1: Championship Edition PlayStation 2 Stars
2004 Formula Challenge [European] PlayStation 2
1985 Formula One [European] Amstrad CPC
1987 Formula One Commodore 64/128 3 Stars
1993 Formula One Sega Game Gear 2.5 Stars
1993 Formula One Sega Genesis 3.5 Stars
2000 Formula One 2000 [European] PlayStation
2000 Formula One 2000 Game Boy Color 2 Stars
2001 Formula One 2000 [European] PlayStation 2
2001 Formula One 2001 [European] PlayStation 2
2001 Formula One 2001 PlayStation 2 2.5 Stars
2002 Formula One 2001 [Platinum] [European] PlayStation 2
2002 Formula One 2002 [European] PlayStation 2
2003 Formula One 2003 [European] PlayStation 2
2004 Formula One 2003 [Platinum] [European] PlayStation 2
1999 Formula One 99 [European] PlayStation
1999 Formula One 99 PlayStation 2.5 Stars
2000 Formula One 99 [European] IBM PC Compatible
2000 Formula One 99 IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1994 Formula One World Championship: Beyond the Limit Sega CD 3 Stars
1990 Formula One: Built to Win Nintendo Entertainment System 4 Stars
2001 Geoff Crammond’s Grand Prix 3: 2000 Season [European] IBM PC Compatible
2002 Geoff Crammond’s Grand Prix 4 [European] IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2002 Geoff Crammond’s Grand Prix 4 IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2002 Geoff Crammond’s Grand Prix 4 [European] Xbox
2005 Geoff Crammond’s Grand Prix 4 [Best of Atari] [European] IBM PC Compatible
Geoff Crammond’s Grand Prix 4 [Canceled] Xbox
1993 Gerhald Berger’s F1 Quiz Commodore 64/128 2.5 Stars
2005 Golden Age of Racing [European] PlayStation 2
2006 Golden Age of Racing [European] IBM PC Compatible
2007 GP Championship 2 [European] IBM PC Compatible
1983 Grand Prix Arcade 2 Stars
1992 Grand Prix Supervision 2.5 Stars
1999 Grand Prix 2 [European] IBM PC Compatible
1999 Grand Prix 2 Power Plus [European] IBM PC Compatible
2000 Grand Prix 3 [European] IBM PC Compatible
2000 Grand Prix 3 IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2003 Grand Prix Challenge [European] PlayStation 2
2003 Grand Prix Challenge PlayStation 2 2.5 Stars
1988 Grand Prix Circuit Commodore 64/128 2.5 Stars
1988 Grand Prix Circuit IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1989 Grand Prix Circuit Apple IIGS 2 Stars
1996 Grand Prix II IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1998 Grand Prix Legends [European] IBM PC Compatible
1998 Grand Prix Legends IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1988 Grand Prix Simulation Commodore 64/128 2.5 Stars
1988 Grand Prix Simulation 2 Commodore 64/128 2.5 Stars
1987 Grand Prix Simulator [European] Amstrad CPC
1989 Grand Prix Simulator 2 [European] Amstrad CPC
1991 Grand Prix Star Arcade 1.5 Stars
2001 Grand Prix Worlds [Best of Infogrames] [European] IBM PC Compatible
1994 Heavenly Symphony [European] Sega CD
Heroes of Indianapolis 500 [Canceled] PlayStation 2
1988 Home Hungaroring [European] Commodore 64/128
1992 Human Grand Prix 1 [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1994 Human Grand Prix 3: F-1 Triple Battle [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1993 Human Grand Prix II [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1995 Human Grand Prix IV: F-1 Dream Battle [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1997 Human Grand Prix: The New Generation [Japanese] Nintendo 64
2009 Indianapolis 500 Evolution Xbox 360 2 Stars
2007 Indianapolis 500 Legends Wii 1.5 Stars
2007 Indianapolis 500 Legends Nintendo DS 1.5 Stars
1989 Indianapolis 500: The Simulation IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1976 Indy 4 Arcade 3 Stars
1995 Indy 500 Arcade 3 Stars
1997 Indy 500 game.com 2.5 Stars
1997 Indy 500 [Japanese] PlayStation
2000 Indy Racing 2000 Nintendo 64 2 Stars
1993 IndyCar Racing IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1995 Indycar Racing 2 IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1996 Indycar Racing II Macintosh 2 Stars
2003 IndyCar Series PlayStation 2 2.5 Stars
2003 IndyCar Series [European] PlayStation 2
2003 Indycar Series [European] Xbox
2003 IndyCar Series Xbox 2.5 Stars
2003 Indycar Series [European] IBM PC Compatible
2003 IndyCar Series IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2004 Indycar Series [European] IBM PC Compatible
2004 IndyCar Series 2005 Xbox 2 Stars
2004 IndyCar Series 2005 [European] PlayStation 2
2004 IndyCar Series 2005 [European] Xbox
IndyCar Series 2005 [Canceled] PlayStation 2
1993 Kattobi Road [Japanese] Game Boy
1994 Mario Andretti Racing Sega Genesis 2.5 Stars
1994 Michael Andretti’s Indy Car Challenge Super Nintendo Entertainment System 2 Stars
1995 Michael Andretti’s Indy Car Challenge [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1990 Michael Andretti’s World GP Nintendo Entertainment System 2 Stars
1980 Monaco GP Arcade 3 Stars
1999 Monaco Grand Prix PlayStation 3 Stars
1999 Monaco Grand Prix Nintendo 64 2 Stars
1999 Monaco Grand Prix Dreamcast 3 Stars
1999 Monaco Grand Prix Racing Simulation 2 [European] PlayStation
1999 Monaco Grand Prix Racing Simulation 2 IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
1999 Monaco Grand Prix: Racing Simulation 2 [Japanese] Dreamcast
1980 Monte Carlo Arcade 2 Stars
1994 Nakajima Satoru Kansyu F-1 Hero ’94 [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1994 Newman Haas IndyCar Featuring Nigel Mansell Sega Genesis 2 Stars
1995 Newman Haas IndyCar Featuring Nigel Mansell Super Nintendo Entertainment System 2 Stars
1994 Newman Haas IndyCar Racing [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1997 Newman/Haas Racing PlayStation 2.5 Stars
1998 Newman/Haas Racing IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1994 Nigel Mansell World Championship Racing [European] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1993 Nigel Mansell’s F-1 Challenge [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1992 Nigel Mansell’s World Championship Racing Super Nintendo Entertainment System 3 Stars
1993 Nigel Mansell’s World Championship Racing Game Boy 2.5 Stars
1993 Nigel Mansell’s World Championship Racing Nintendo Entertainment System 2.5 Stars
1994 Nigel Mansell’s World Championship Racing Sega Genesis 2.5 Stars
1995 Nigel Mansell’s World Championship Racing IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1999 Official Formula 1 Racing [European] IBM PC Compatible
1999 Official Formula 1 Racing IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
1985 On-Track Racing Commodore 64/128 2.5 Stars
1985 On-Track Racing Atari 400/800/XL/XE 2 Stars
2001 Perfect Grand Prix Track Pack & Editor [European] IBM PC Compatible
1983 Pitstop Commodore 64/128 2.5 Stars
1983 Pitstop ColecoVision 1.5 Stars
1984 Pitstop II Commodore 64/128 2.5 Stars
1984 Pitstop II Apple II 2.5 Stars
1984 Pitstop II Atari 400/800/XL/XE 2 Stars
1984 Pitstop II IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
2009 Pitstop II [Virtual Console] Wii 2.5 Stars
1982 Pole Position Arcade 2.5 Stars
1983 Pole Position Commodore 64/128 2.5 Stars
1983 Pole Position Atari Video Computer System 3.5 Stars
1983 Pole Position Atari 5200 3.5 Stars
1983 Pole Position Vectrex 2.5 Stars
1983 Pole Position Texas Instruments TI-99 2.5 Stars
1983 Pole Position IBM PC Compatible 2.5 Stars
1988 Pole Position Intellivision 2.5 Stars
1983 Pole Position II Arcade 3.5 Stars
1986 Pole Position II Atari 7800 2.5 Stars
2008 Pole Position: Remix iPhone 2.5 Stars
2008 Pole Position: Remix [iPod] Mobile 2 Stars
2000 Race Fever [Palm] Mobile 2 Stars
1991 Racing Beat Arcade 3 Stars
1999 Racing Simulation: Monaco Grand Prix [European] Dreamcast
1993 Redline: F1 Racer Super Nintendo Entertainment System 1 Stars
2005 rFactor IBM PC Compatible 3 Stars
2005 rFactor [European] IBM PC Compatible 3.5 Stars
2007 rFactor [European] IBM PC Compatible
1992 Road & Track Presents Grand Prix Unlimited IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
2003 RS3: Racing Simulation Three [European] PlayStation 2
2006 RS3: Racing Simulation Three [European] IBM PC Compatible
1992 Satoru Nakajima F1 Hero GB: World Championship ’91 [Japanese] Game Boy
1985 Scalextric Commodore 64/128 2 Stars
1987 Scalextric [European] Amstrad CPC
1995 SD F1 Grand Prix [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
2003 Sega Ages 2500, Vol. 2: Monaco GP [Japanese] PlayStation 2
2004 Sega Ages 2500, Vol. 8: V.R. FlatOut [Japanese] PlayStation 2
2002 Speed Challenge: Jacques Villeneuve’s Racing Vision [European] PlayStation 2
2003 Speed Challenge: Jacques Villeneuve’s Racing Vision [European] Nintendo GameCube
1985 Speed Duel Commodore 64/128 2.5 Stars
Speedster II [Prototype] Atari Jaguar
2000 Spirit of Speed 1937 Dreamcast 1 Stars
2000 Spirit of Speed 1937 [European] Dreamcast
2001 Spirit of Speed 1937 [Japanese] Dreamcast
1992 Super F1 Circus [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1993 Super F1 Circus 2 [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1994 Super F1 Circus 3 [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1995 Super F1 Circus Gaiden [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1992 Super F1 Circus Limited [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1995 Super F1 Circus: [1995] [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1992 Super F1 Hero [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1994 Super Family Circuit [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1989 Super Formula [Japanese] Arcade
1994 Super Indy Champ [Japanese] Super Nintendo Entertainment System
1988 Super Monaco GP Arcade 1.5 Stars
1990 Super Monaco GP Sega Genesis 3.5 Stars
1990 Super Monaco GP Sega Master System 2 Stars
1990 Super Monaco GP [European] Sega Genesis
1991 Super Monaco GP [European] Amstrad CPC
1992 Super Monaco GP Sega Game Gear 2.5 Stars
1999 Super Speed Racing [Japanese] Dreamcast
1989 Tail to Nose: Great Championship Arcade 2 Stars
1981 Turbo Arcade 3.5 Stars
1982 Turbo ColecoVision 3.5 Stars
1983 Turbo Intellivision 3 Stars
2010 Turbo Atari Video Computer System 2 Stars
1984 Turbo 64 Commodore 64/128 2.5 Stars
1977 TV Arcade Series: Speedway/Tag RCA Studio II 1.5 Stars
1984 TX-1 Arcade 2 Stars
1992 Video Speedway Philips CD-i 3.5 Stars
1992 Virtua Racing Arcade 3.5 Stars
1994 Virtua Racing Sega Genesis 4 Stars
1994 Virtua Racing [European] Sega Genesis
1994 Virtua Racing Deluxe Sega Genesis 32X 4 Stars
1994 Virtua Racing Deluxe [European] Sega Genesis 32X
1996 VR Virtua Racing Sega Saturn 2 Stars
2001 Warm Up! IBM PC Compatible 1.5 Stars
1986 WEC Le Mans 24 Arcade 2.5 Stars
1992 World Circuit IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1996 World Circuit Racing: Grand Prix II IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1995 World Circuit Racing: Grand Prix Manager IBM PC Compatible 2 Stars
1986 World Grand Prix Sega Master System 2.5 Stars

Toki Tori Review (2001 Game Boy Color Puzzle Game)

Despite the cutesy character on the box, Toki Tori is a challenging platform puzzle game, designed with obvious care and inventiveness. The excellent gameplay is engrossing and the puzzles are tough mind-bending affairs that show off the capabilities of the graphics on the Game Boy Color.

Toki Tori, a newly hatched baby chick, sees an unknown force abduct all the eggs on the chicken farm and then drop them inside a castle. From a mountain ledge, he watches as the eggs are scattered all over the place. Your job, as Toki, is to find the eggs and discover the force behind the abduction as you negotiate 60 levels, spanning four lands with 15 puzzles each. You’ll have up to five skills per level out of the possible ten available.

The first land is designed as a tutorial to get you used to game mechanics. You initially have only the “eyes” skill, allowing you to look over the entire game board in order to develop some sort of overall plan. You’re faced with a small time limit in which to retrieve four eggs, but failure to do so simply means you must begin again.

As you proceed from level to level and land to land, you’re faced with more eggs to retrieve, different time limits, more monsters, and gain additional skills. For example, you can use the crate creator to help shield Toki from monsters and a bubble suit to float through a level until the air runs out, though air pockets can be found which keep the suit filled. Skills are limited to a set number of uses, with the exception of the “freeze-o-matic” which is unlimited. Careful planning must go into the placement of crates and bridge gaps in order to retrieve the eggs. If you waste your skills and get in a bind, the only option is to restart the level, which doesn’t hinder your progress up to that point.

Toki Tori doesn’t have much going for him without special skills, as his only real ability is to survive a fall from any height, but so can the bad guys. His basic skills include waddling (faster with a double-tap on the D-pad), climbing ladders, and hopping up to a very close ledge but not across gaps.

Levels are carefully laid out, and gameplay isn’t about fending off tons of enemies while you frantically run around trying to retrieve the eggs. Since the character is so slow, even with the double tap boost, you generally can’t avoid enemies since they lock onto you and follow you everywhere — they even fall faster than Toki. Each level is more challenging and complex than the next, but monsters can be stopped cold with the “freeze-o-matic” skill, which requires some thought as to where and when to shoot since you can’t jump over the enemies.

Beating each level is generally a case of trial-and-error. In a few instances, you can look at the board to determine where you need to go to finish the job, but these epiphanies are rare. Some of the really clever designs trick you into going left when you should have gone right, or make you use a special skill you should have saved for later. Some puzzles can only be solved in a certain way, so expect to restart frequently. Toki Tori is so addictive and fun, though, most gamers won’t care how often they have to reset.

Some of the advanced levels are so challenging and insanely frustrating that younger players may not enjoy them. Unfortunately, gamers who stay away because of the cute anime character on the box cover will miss a wonderful puzzle adventure. Regardless of the number of times you have to restart the levels, you’ll never switch off the Game Boy Color in disgust, only to get some sleep.

Graphics

The GBC technology is pushed to the limit with animated backgrounds and foregrounds, with full use of the color pallet. The yellow used for Toki makes him look fuzzy like a little chick should.

Sound

Sound effects are minimal, and the few used in the game aren’t special. Background music is catchy and fun.

Enjoyment

Despite some incredibly tough puzzles toward the end, the game is simply fun to play. Restarting levels isn’t a bother, and gameplay can be as addictive as Tetris.

Replay Value

After finishing the game, you’ll want to go back and play on the hard level.

Documentation

Full coverage of controls and gameplay, with a few hints to assist you.