The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King

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Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King
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European Cover
Developer(s) Buena Vista Games
Publisher(s)
Series The Nightmare Before Christmas
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance
Release date(s)
  • JP September 8, 2005
  • NA October 10, 2005
  • EU November 10, 2005
Genre(s) 2D Platformer
Distribution Cartridge

The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King (ナイトメアー・ビフォア・クリスマス パンプキン・キング Naitomeā Bifoa Kurisumasu: Panpukin Kingu?, lit. "Nightmare Before Christmas: Pumpkin King"), also known as Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King (ティム・バートンナイトメアー・ビフォア・クリスマス パンプキン・キング Timu Bāton Naitomeā Bifoa Kurisumasu: Panpukin Kingu?, lit. "Tim Burton Nightmare Before Christmas: Pumpkin King"), is a game for the Game Boy Advance released in 2005.

The events of the game take place before those of the movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas. The story tells of Jack's first encounter with his nemesis, Oogie Boogie, and how he claimed the title of "The Pumpkin King".

This game was released at the same time in North America as The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge.

Plot[edit]

The game starts with Jack Skellington preparing for Halloween, approximately one year before the events of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Unfortunately, Oogie is upset that no one remembered his own holiday, "New Bug Day". He sends his henchmen, Lock, Shock, and Barrel to kidnap Jack. They however bring Sally, a rag doll-like creature with a crush on Jack, back instead. It's up to Jack to save the now bug-infested Halloween Town and Sally from the treacherous Oogie.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 69.43%[6]
Metacritic 71/100[7]
Review scores
Publication Score
AllGame 3/5 stars[1]
GameSpy 4/5 stars[2]
IGN 6.5/10[3]
Nintendo Power 6.5/10[4]
Nintendo World Report 8/10[5]

The game so far has a score of 69.43% from GameRankings[6] and 71 out of 100 from Metacritic.[7] IGN gave it a score of 6.5 out of 10, saying, "Nightmare Before Christmas might not be all that amazing visually, and audio-wise it's the absolute pits. But it does give kids a solid Nightmare Before Christmas-based adventure, even if it lacks that special "zing" that the unique license could have afforded."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deci, T.J. "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King - Overview". Allgame. Retrieved 2013-12-08. 
  2. ^ Klepek, Patrick (2005-10-25). "GameSpy: The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King". GameSpy. Retrieved 2013-12-08. 
  3. ^ a b Harris, Craig (2005-10-31). "The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King". IGN. Retrieved 2013-12-08. 
  4. ^ "The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King". Nintendo Power 199: 116. December 2005. 
  5. ^ Metts, Jonathan (2005-10-30). "The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King Review". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved 2013-12-08. 
  6. ^ a b "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King for Game Boy Advance". GameRankings. Retrieved 2013-12-08. 
  7. ^ a b "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King for Game Boy Advance Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-12-08. 

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