“ Manufacturer: THQ / Action / Rating: E - (Everyone) / Published by: THQ „
Rugrats in Paris the game on Playstation came out just after the movie of the same name was released. My son recently started get interested in this programme which I'd never watched much before I have to admit so I thought I'd buy this game cheaply to see what it was all about. It is actually quite fun and I'm sure my son will love it but it's a bit easy perhaps for older children.
At the start of the game you have to pick the character you want to play as. For example, you can play as Angelica, Phil, Lil, Tommy, Chuckie or Kimmy. Once you pick your character you don't see see any of the other characters unless you want to trade something with them. First of all when you begin the game you come to a place and start walking about and gathering up red tickets which are just lying about on the ground.
There is a train station which will take you wherever you want to go in Europe. Every place you go to has some carnival type games for you to participate in and if you win a particular game you get a golden ticket. When you have collected an number of tickets you then have to go to the prize centre and pick something out that will assist you when collecting more. The ultimate aim in the game is to save Reptar and defeat the Robot and these tickets help you do just that.
I think the graphics are pretty good in thie game. The characters look almost exactly as they do in the cartoon on TV and very detailed. They walk about like real people and are not clunky at all. The backgrounds are nicely done too, whether you are roaming about in Europe or playing a carnival game.
The music in this game is quite nice to listen to and the voices of the characters are realistic and true to the show as well which is good.
The controls in this game are relatively simple and you don't really need to use alot of buttons. You pretty much mainly use the x button and don't need to click anything to grab tickets but just walk over them. There is not really too much to the game if I'm being honest but it is for kids primarily.
The game is easy enough but for kids it's not bad and I think they will enjoy it. Worth purchasing for a cheap price.
My 6-yr-old daughter is this game’s biggest fan. It suspect that is about the limit of it’s playability, though, although some of her older friends do join in occasionally. It is probably also suitable for younger children, as you can select ‘easy’ or ‘hard’. This game is similar to the old Rugrats PSX game. The idea is to chase around and earn gold tickets in order to earn a Reptar helmet. The Reptar helmet enables you to control Reptar (just as in the movie where Chuckie drives the Reptar model with the skilful help of his Rugrats chums) and save the Princess. It follows the film faithfully and the characters are the same – including the new character, Kimmie – although only the kids are in it, not the adults. My daughter plays this game for longer than 5 minutes at a time – which is always a good playability test for children. One advantage is that I can join in. My kids often ask me to join them on the Playstation but a lot of the games are beyond me. This one isn't. The humour and music are there and this is generally a good way to waste a bit of time.
Join the Rugrats gang as they travel to EuroReptar to help fix Stu's Robotic Reptar. Players guide their favorite Rugrats character through 16 huge levels of EuroReptar and Paris in search of parts to fix Stu's mechanical Reptar.