The Fairly OddParents: Breakin' da Rules

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The Fairly OddParents: Breakin' Da Rules
FairlyOddParentsBreakin'DaRules.jpg
North American cover art for Xbox
Developer(s) Blitz Games, Helixe (Game Boy Advance), Gorilla (PC)
Publisher(s) THQ
Distributor(s) Nick Games
Composer(s) Guy Moon
Series The Fairly OddParents series
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube, PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Release date(s)
  • NA November 18, 2003
Genre(s) Action game
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution 1 × Nintendo optical disc
1 × DVD-ROM

The Fairly OddParents: Breakin' Da Rules is a video game released for the Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, and the PC in 2003. It is based on the famous Nickelodeon cartoon, The Fairly OddParents. It was developed by Blitz Games and published by THQ. Its sequel, The Fairly OddParents: Shadow Showdown is on GameCube, Game Boy Advance and PS2. The console versions of this game features a different plot than the PC version.

Plot[edit]

Once again, Timmy Turner's mother and father have gone on a vacation, and left Timmy with the evil babysitter Vicky. When Timmy tries to make a wish, his fairy godparents Cosmo and Wanda tell him that it's against "Da Rules". Outraged, Timmy wishes he didn't have to follow the rules. As a result, Cosmo destroys the book; when Vicky arrives, she gains possession of Da Rules. She wishes that Timmy was still sleeping, and since she has possession of a fairy item, her wish is granted. Timmy, Cosmo and Wanda go to Fairy Court, and are accused of destroying Da Rules. Jorgen gives the three of them 49½ hours to find the missing pages of Da Rules. Timmy must navigate through ten levels and find the pages before Vicky's wishing goes too far. By the end of the game, everything is back to normal and Da Rules has all of its pages back.

The PC version features a different plot. In this version, Juandissimo Magnifico tricks Timmy into wishing the book destroyed so that Cosmo and Wanda will get in trouble for it. It also notably features an appearance by Vicky and Tootie's mother (at Timmy's age, as the level featuring her is set in the past), named Nicky. Here, she is shown behaving a lot like Tootie, and Timmy initially mistakes her for Tootie when he first sees her, although the in-game graphics depict her as resembling a young Vicky.

In the Game Boy version, Anti-Cosmo arrives to steal the book, and Vicky is defeated at the very end to restore peace.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

The game received mixed to negative reviews. IGN gave this game 5.0/10. The GameRankings aggregate score was highest for the PS2 version (73%); the others were lower, as far down as 40% on the PC.

Scores
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings PS2: 73.0% (5 reviews)[4]
GBA: 64.0% (1 review)[5]
GC: 61.5% (10 reviews)[6]
PC: 40.0% (1 review)[7]
Metacritic GC: 64% (5 reviews)[8]
PS2: 60% (4 reviews)[9]
Review scores
Publication Score
IGN 5.0 / 10[1][2][3]

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