Flushed away is a game based on the film flushed away, it has the 2 main characters from the film in, Roddy and Rita. The game has a 3+ rating although I do think it should be slightly higher as it is a hard game to play.
The main menu
Start game - this is where you will start the game from the very first level, or the first time you play it, as the load button will not be available unless a game has been saved previously.
Load game - this is where you can load up any previous game that has been saved, you can save up to 3 games in total, it will take you straight back to the last point in the game that you had played, but this will only work if you save the game.
Mini games - these are games that can be unlocked during game play, I have not unlocked many of these myself, but I have only had the game for a few weeks.
The pause menu
If you press the start button anytime during the game, you get the options:
Resume - which will take you back to the game, this, is ideal if you would like to take a small break from the game.
Main menu - this will take you back to the very start, so that you can either restart load etc.
Save game - this is where you save your progress from each level that you manage to do, you can even save when you are in the middle of a level.
Bonus code - this is where you can enter special codes to unlock new features; I have not found any out yet though loll.
The graphics on the game are great, you can clearly see what you are supposed to be doing, and the characters look just as they do in the film only a little smaller. The game always shows what it should, and never jumps to anything else. They have things in the background that change at the right time as to when you move. I have not noticed 1 thing wrong yet with the graphics and I am pretty sure I wont.
The game play
The game is good to play, although I do think it is very hard and I am 29 so how is a kid supposed to play it loll. The game is great on the first level it gives you on screen instructions of how to get past things, how to jump and stun the enemies etc, this saved me a lot of time rather that reading the instruction booklet. I cant quite say how many levels there is but I have gone past at least 5 levels and that has taken me 2 weeks so I am sure that this game would last quite a while.
When I got this game I never actually bought it, it came free with the Nintendo ds, and I don't think I would have bought it either. No fault with the game but its for my daughter who is 6 and I don't think she has the patience for this sort of game. So I decided to try the game out myself. I did enjoy playing the game, but I did find I got stuck on a lot of levels. I think the game needs to be easier to start with or maybe have a setting where you can change the difficulty of game play. Apart from that there is no complaints about the game. The instruction booklet is very helpful and easy to read, and gives you all the information you need, in easy to read text.
The missions are pretty good, and they keep you entertained, sometimes I have been on it hours and never even realised, but it does also get very frustrating at times too, but I would recommend to buy this just maybe for a child who is a bit older and can concentrate a bit more,
Flushed Away lets players relive the movie and beyond as they assume the roles of Roddy, Rita and take the wheel of the Jammy Dodger watercraft. Maneuver through a dangerous underground city filled with enemies, waterfalls and traps in a struggle against the villainous Toad and his evil plans.