Flushed Away (video game)

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Flushed Away
Flushed away.png
PAL region cover art for PlayStation 2
Developer(s) Monkey Bar Games (PS2,GCN)
Art Co., Ltd (NDS)
Altron (GBA)
Publisher(s) D3 Publisher
Engine Vicious Engine
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS
Release date(s) Game Boy Advance
  • NA October 24, 2006
  • PAL November 24, 2006
Nintendo DS
  • NA October 24, 2006
  • PAL November 24, 2006
  • JP June 28, 2007
PlayStation 2
  • NA October 24, 2006
  • PAL December 1, 2006
Genre(s) Action-adventure game
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

Flushed Away is an action-adventure video game based on the animated film of the same name and released in 2006 by Monkey Bar Games for GameCube, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance, and Nintendo DS.[1] It was released in Japan for the Nintendo DS as Volume 17 of the Simple series.[2]

It did not get released for Xbox due to the system's poor sales.

It was the last DreamWorks Animation game released for GameCube.

Gameplay[edit]

Flushed Away is based around platform gameplay, with the player controlling the two main characters from the film and guiding them through hazard-filled environments. Environments and enemies are based on those in the film, although several areas and creatures not seen in the film are also included. Interspersed throughout the game are mini-game sequences involving shooting enemies with a golf-ball firing turret, and taking control of a boat in a chase sequence.[3] Some multiplayer minigames are also included, based around puzzle and shoot-'em-up mechanics.[1]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (GC) 49.67%[4]
(PS2) 47.10%[5]
(DS) 45.75%[6]
(GBA) 43%[7]
Metacritic (GC) 47/100[8]
(DS) 47/100[9]
(PS2) 43/100[10]
(GBA) 43/100[11]
Review scores
Publication Score
Eurogamer 2/10[12]
GameSpot (DS) 6/10[13]
4.3/10[1]
(GBA) 3.6/10[14]
GamesRadar (PS2) 3/5 stars[15]
(DS) 2/5 stars[9]
IGN (GBA) 5/10[16]
4/10[3][17]
Nintendo Power 6.5/10[18]
OPM (UK) 5/10[19]

The game was met with negative reception. GameRankings gave it a score of 49.67% for the GameCube version;[4] 47.10% for the PlayStation 2 version;[5] 45.75% for the DS version;[6] and 43 out of 100 for the Game Boy Advance version.[7] Similarly, Metacritic gave it a score of 47 out of 100 for the GameCube and DS versions,[8][9] and 43 out of 100 for the PS2 and GBA versions.[10][11]

Awards[edit]

Despite the negative reviews, in 2006 the game won an Annie Award for the best animated video game. [20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Provo, Frank (November 3, 2006). "Flushed Away Review (GC, PS2)". GameSpot. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Simple DS Series". DrillSpirits. Retrieved April 26, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Bozon, Mark (November 7, 2006). "Flushed Away Review (GCN, PS2)". IGN. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Flushed Away for GameCube". GameRankings. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Flushed Away for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Flushed Away for DS". GameRankings. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Flushed Away for Game Boy Advance". GameRankings. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Flushed Away for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b c "Flushed Away for DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "Flushed Away for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "Flushed Away for Game Boy Advance Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  12. ^ McCarthy, Dave (December 24, 2006). "Flushed Away (PS2)". Eurogamer. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  13. ^ Provo, Frank (November 6, 2006). "Flushed Away Review (DS)". GameSpot. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  14. ^ Provo, Frank (November 6, 2006). "Flushed Away Review (GBA)". GameSpot. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  15. ^ Edison, Bryce (November 27, 2006). "Flushed Away review (PS2)". GamesRadar. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  16. ^ DeVries, Jack (November 9, 2006). "Flushed Away Review (GBA)". IGN. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  17. ^ DeVries, Jack (November 3, 2006). "Flushed Away Review (NDS)". IGN. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Flushed Away (GC)". Nintendo Power 211: 113. December 2006. 
  19. ^ "Flushed Away". Official UK PlayStation 2 Magazine: 96. December 25, 2006. 
  20. ^ "34th Annie Award Winners". 

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