Monsters vs. Aliens (video game)
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Monsters vs. Aliens boxart
Amaze Entertainment (Nintendo DS)
Monsters vs. Aliens is a 2009 video game based on the film with the same name. The game was released on March 24, 2009 on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, and Wii.
The game, developed by Beenox on all platforms except the Nintendo DS which was developed by Amaze Entertainment, allows users to play through scenes from the movie as Ginormica, B.O.B., and The Missing Link, and features drop-in/out co-op.
A significant feature has Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Will Arnett, and Rainn Wilson reprising their roles from the movie, however Hugh Laurie & Kiefer Sutherland do not, they are replaced by James Horan & Fred Tatasciore respectively.
This is the last DreamWorks Animation game to be released for PlayStation 2.
It is also the last DreamWorks Animation game to be developed by Beenox.
Players take control of B.O.B., Missing Link, Dr. Cockroach P.H.D. and Ginormica/Susan Murphy in all platforms, as well as Insectosaurus on the Nintendo DS version of the game. Each level is divided into multiple stages in which the player takes control of each monster's unique abilities to fight off enemies. The Missing Link can stick to the sides of large robotic bosses, take control of missile turrets, and outwit his opponents with superior acrobatic skills. B.O.B. has to solve complex one step at a time 3-D mazes, can turn floating plasma generators into personal Turrets, slide through grates and use enemies as living Key cards/ammunition. Dr. Cockroach serves as a secondary co-op player to B.O.B. or The Missing Link with new abilities such as the tractor beam being purchased in the DNA lab, and finally Ginormica can use cars, Jeeps and hover platforms as roller skates to dash, kick, jump, and duck through enemies and fight all bosses to devastate enemies. The music was composed by Jim Dooley, with live brass recorded at the Warner Brothers Eastwood Scoring Stage.
- Reese Witherspoon as Susan Murphy/Ginormica
- Seth Rogen as B.O.B.
- James Horan as Dr. Cockroach P.H.D.
- Will Arnett as The Missing Link
- Fred Tatasciore as General W.R. Monger
- Rainn Wilson as Gallaxhar
The game received mixed to positive reviews from critics. The PlayStation 2 version of the game received a 64/100 from Metacritic, and the Xbox 360 received 63/100. All platforms scored 5/10 at IGN, with an exception for the Nintendo DS version, which scored a 3/10.
- Monsters vs. Aliens - Release Summary
- BBFC rating of Monsters vs. Aliens
- "Monsters vs. Aliens Review". Retrieved 2009-07-11.
- Dan Goldwasser (2009-03-09). "Jim Dooley scores the Monsters vs. Aliens video game". ScoringSessions.com. Retrieved 2009-03-15.
- Monsters vs. Aliens For PlayStation 2
- Monsters vs. Aliens For Xbox 360
- Monsters vs. Aliens - IGN