Ratatouille (video game)

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This article is about the THQ multi-platform game. For the Helixe Nintendo DS game, see Ratatouille: Food Frenzy.
Ratatouille
North American cover art for PC
North American cover art for PC
Developer(s) Heavy Iron Studios
Asobo Studio (Microsoft Windows, Xbox, Wii, GameCube, PlayStation 2)
Helixe (Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS)
Locomotive Games (PSP)
Publisher(s) THQ
Platform(s) Xbox, Xbox 360, PS2, PS3, PSP, GameCube, Wii, GBA, DS, Mac OS X, Windows, Mobile phone
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Platform
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Wii Optical Disc, DVD-ROM, UMD, Blu-Ray, Game Card, GameCube Optical Disc

Ratatouille is a video game based on the Pixar film, Ratatouille (2007). It was developed at Heavy Iron Studios and released by THQ, Nintendo (Gamecube only) and SCEA (PS2 and PS3 only) on June 26, 2007, two days before the first theatrical release in Russia. Ratatouille was initially released on twelve systems—Wii,[2] Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PSP, Xbox 360, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Windows, Mac OS X, and Mobile—making it the most comprehensive simultaneous cross-platform launch in THQ's history. It was the last Disney/Pixar game to be released on Xbox and Nintendo GameCube as well as the last official GameCube game to be released in Europe.

History[edit]

Disney announced on November 6, 2006 that they planned a Ratatouille video game release, which would coincide with the movie's.

Several of the actors from the film voice their characters in the game.[3]

Plot[edit]

Similar to the plot of the movie, the game starts in a farm setting. Remy goes off with his brother Emile to retrieve apple cores for his father. On the trek he is taught the basic skills he will need to know so that he can accomplish what he faces later on. After the task, the old lady living in the farm catches Remy and Emile, alerting the colony, thus forcing them to escape. After Remy successfully escapes the shotgun-wielding woman, he is caught in the rapids of the sewers, and he wakes up in front of Gusteau's restaurant, where the rat witnesses the garbage boy, Linguini, attempting to fix the soup he accidentally ruined by scrambling in a bunch of random ingredients. Remy drops in and fixes the soup, but Linguini witnesses him, thus beginning a chase outside with Linguini on pursuit. After that, Remy joins Linguini and helps him with what he is forced to do for Skinner, the chef. The next day Remy helps Linguini cook the food for the customers while also helping his colony that he has reunited with. Skinner catches Remy, and another chase is on. Later, Remy helps his colony steal prized foods at the market. After that, the food critic Anton Ego, also known as the "Grim Eater," has arrived at Gusteau's for a review; one that will be very important to the cooks. However, they all leave after finding out about Remy. Now it is up to Remy, Linguini, and the chef Colette to cook for many people, including the critic Ego.

PSP version[edit]

The PSP version's plot is after the events that occurred before. About to open their new restaurant Le Ratatouille, Remy's recipes are stolen and he, with the help of his colony (including one teen rat who always wants to challenge him to race with him) must find the recipes by exploring Linguini's apartment, the sewers, a nearby marketplace, the rooftops, and Skinner's kitchen. Enemies include many insects, amphibians, rodents, and "flyers" such as bats and crows, and also bosses like Skinner, a giant sewer turtle and giant crows, who try without delay to stop him.

In this version, Remy cannot sniff (though he can skitter and look around by pressing the up button of the d-pad), run on a ball (though he can jump on a balloon or jump from bouncy surfaces), distract enemies by throwing them explosives, and use an umbrella to glide. However, he can swim, and he can buy the skill of diving from Pierre the Merchant (who also sells upgrades).

Wii version[edit]

In this version, Remy can't swim, but he can use a raft to paddle when the player swings the Wii Remote. This video game only has 13 levels. Dreamworlds are bonus levels in which Remy falls asleep and dreams of a land of food. If the player loses all lives of falling Remy wakes up. The Dreamworld can be accessed when a mission is completed. There are usually 3 dreamworlds in each level. There are also levels in which Remy slides a pipe.

Levels[edit]

  1. Somewhere in France
  2. Destiny River
  3. Home Stink Home
  4. Paris Streets
  5. Soupy Assistance (Main mission is to make soup)
  6. Kitchen Pipe
  7. The City of Lights (There's an escape part where Remy escapes Linguini)
  8. Leaky Pipes
  9. Little Chef, Big Kitchen (There's also an escape part where Remy escapes Skinner)
  10. Underground Fun
  11. The City Market (Remy escapes Skinner again, and the old lady, Mabel, is back from Somewhere in France)
  12. The Slide of Your Life (This was the final slide)
  13. The Desserted Kitchen (It takes us back from Little Chef, Big Kitchen, and this was a final chase from Remy and Skinner)

Dream World Levels[edit]

  1. That's a Loot of Fruit
  2. This is a Steak-out!
  3. Say Cheese!
  4. Dirty Dish Fright
  5. Deserted Wonderland
  6. Pasta Persuasion
  7. Veggie Vault
  8. Soaring Strawberries
  9. Kitchen Chaos
  10. Sausage Shenanigan

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
DS GBA GC PC PS2 PS3 PSP Xbox Xbox 360 Wii
1UP.com C[6] C[4] C[5]
Eurogamer 5/10[7]
Game Informer 5.5/10[9] 5.5/10[9] 6.75/10[8] 5.5/10[9]
GameSpot 7/10[10] 6.5/10[12] 6/10[13] 6/10[13] 6/10[13] 6.5/10[11] 6/10[13] 4.5/10[14] 6/10[13]
GameZone 6.5/10[19] 5/10[22] 6.1/10[21] 7.4/10[15] 6.7/10[17] 6.2/10[20] 6.6/10[18] 7.1/10[16]
IGN 7/10[23] 7/10[25] 6.5/10[27] 6.5/10[27] 5.5/10[28] 6.8/10[26] 5.5/10[28] 7/10[24]
Nintendo Power 7.5/10[29]
Nintendo World Report 7/10[30] 4/10[31]
Official Xbox Magazine 5/10[32]
PALGN 5.5/10[34] 7/10[33] 5.5/10[35]
Aggregate scores
GameRankings 67.70%[37] 58.67%[43] 62.33%[39] 55%[45] 69.67%[36] 56.75%[44] 66.67%[38] 60%[41] 59.32%[42] 62.28%[40]
Metacritic 64/100[49] 65/100[47] 60/100[52] 65/100[48] 65/100[46] 55/100[55] 64/100[50] 60/100[53] 56/100[54] 62/100[51]

Ratatouille was met with mixed reception upon release. In descending order, GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 69.67% and 65 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version;[36][46] 68.50% for the Mobile version;[56] 67.70% and 64 out of 100 for the DS version;[37][49] 66.67% and 64 out of 100 for the PSP version;[38][50] 62.33% and 60 out of 100 for the GameCube version;[39][52] 62.28% and 62 out of 100 for the Wii version;[40][51] 60% and 60 out of 100 for the Xbox version;[41][53] 59.32% and 56 out of 100 for the Xbox 360 version;[42][54] 58.67% and 65 out of 100 for the Game Boy Advance version;[47][47] 56.75% and 55 out of 100 for the PlayStation 3 version;[44][55] and 55% and 65 out of 100 for the PC version.[45][48]

Alex Navarro of GameSpot gave most versions of the game a score of 6 out of 10 and called it "a sufficient, if unfulfilling, platformer." Navarro wrote, "There's little difference to speak of between any of the older console, PC, or Wii versions of Ratatouille. The PC version predictably looks the sharpest, and the PS2 version looks the dullest, though the differences are minor all around" and said "The PC version requires a decent gamepad to play properly, and the Wii version dabbles in motion controls." Navarro said the gameplay is fine for younger players but too simplistic for older players. He said the film's cast gives solid voice work but that the missions are a bit dull and repetitive. Navarro wrote "if your kid is desperate to relive Remy's adventures for him or herself, Ratatouille isn't a bad game to rent" and also wrote "it's the sort of game that will satisfy a younger fan of the film for a few lazy afternoon hours, and then be forgotten about immediately afterward."[13]

Justin Davis of Modojo.com gave the mobile phone version of the game by THQ Wireless a rating of 3 stars out of 5. Davis said the game appears like the game Diner Dash, but it's set in the kitchen instead of the dining area and instead of serving drinks, the player is dropping meat onto a stove, and Linguini's hands are controlled independently. Davis said the game was a "pleasant surprise" but that it was a little too short, with not enough depth.[57] Louis Bedigian of GameZone gave the mobile phone version a score of 7.7 out of 10,[58] and IGN gave it 7.5.[59]

The video game won the award for the "Best Animated Video Game" award at the Annies in 2008.[60]

See also[edit]

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