Tigger's Honey Hunt

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Tigger's Honey Hunt
Tigger's Honey Hunt Coverart.png
Developer(s) Disney Interactive
DokiDenki Studio
Publisher(s)
Engine Honey Engine
Platform(s) Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, PlayStation, Microsoft Windows
Release date(s)
PlayStation re-release as Twin Pack
  • UK November 2002
[1]
Genre(s) Adventure game
Mode(s) One player in adventure mode, or in separate minigames section 1-4 players[2] simultaneous
Distribution Cartridge, CD-ROM

Tigger's Honey Hunt is a video game that was released in 2000 for the Nintendo 64, PlayStation, Microsoft Windows. The game was developed by DokiDenki Studio[3] a third-party developer, for Disney Interactive whom published the PC version and co-released the game on home consoles through NewKidCo in North America, while the European release was published by Ubisoft. The game has a spiritual successor called "Pooh and Tigger's Hunny Safari"[4] with much of the same story but with different mini games. In 2002 the game was re-released in the U.K. as part of a two pack of Disney PlayStation games along with the game Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers.[1]

Story[edit]

Winnie the Pooh decides to have a party for his friends but needs more honey. He asks Tigger, a tiger with spring-like tail, to help him collect the honey they will need to have the party. Other friends from the Hundred Acre Wood such as Owl, Rabbit, Kanga, Piglet and Roo, also help Tigger find the honey they'll need. After traveling through six areas and completing three minigames, Tigger goes to talk to Chirstopher Robin about finding more honey and he suggests different kinds of food. The party is a big success thanks to Pooh and Tigger.

Gameplay[edit]

Tigger racing the clock to finish the level in the shortest time.

There are two forms of play in Tigger's Honey Hunt, 2½ dimensional platformer style levels, and secondly one of three mini games, which make up 9 levels.[5] In the platform areas Tigger must find a required number of honey pots to exit a level. He can then return after collecting any of the two special bounces he learns along the way, which will help him find the rest of the 100 honey pots that are hidden in each of the platform levels. Some enemies such as bats, crows, and woozles can be defeated by jumping on them, but others like heffalumps can only be avoided. Each of the games objectives gives the player a percent of the 100% that is possible when playing the game.

  • There is one friend in each of the platform levels which needs Tigger's help finding a hidden item. While most items are not alive, in the 8th level the player must find Roo. Helping them will unlock a Time Trial challenge for that stage.
  • Hidden in each level are 4 pieces of Roo photographs that when collected will unlock artworks in the "Photo Album."
  • Collecting all 100 honey pots will unlock 4 pieces of Rabbit photographs that when collected will unlock artworks in the "Photo Album."
  • Completing the Time Trial challenge will unlock 4 pieces of Pooh photographs that when collected will unlock artworks in the "Photo Album."

Minigames[edit]

There are three minigames that are apart from the main game, which are based on classic games, and can be played separately from the game at the games menu;

  • Rabbit Says, a 1-4 players variation of the game Simon says.
  • Pooh Stick, a 1-4 players game of throwing sticks into a river, and allowing the different speed currents to push them to the finishing line.
  • Paper, Scissors, Owl, a 1 or 2 player version of the game Rock-paper-scissors.

Reception[edit]

Most reviews of the game were positive citing the games graphics, animation, and cut scenes. 64 Magazine described the game as "the most faithful representation of any cartoon character on any games machine so far!"[6] The PlayStation and PC versions of the game have digital animated scenes with voice over, and mini clips from the cartoon;[7] however, the N64 version does not have the voice messages or the cartoon scenes, which N64 Magazine describes as "something that looks, and plays as if it's something still half way through development."[8] Nintendo Power pointed out that "The game relies heavily on text, and more spoken dialogue... would have been more appropriate for its audience."[2]

Video game reviews
64 Magazine 92% out of 100%[6]
GameSpot 6.6 out of 10[9]
IGN 7.3 out of 10, N64 version[10]
6.5 out of 10, PlayStation version[11]
Nintendo Power 7.6 out of 10[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.gamespot.com/disneys-donald-duck-quack-attack-disneys-tigge/ GameSpot.com's release info for the twin pack, "Donald Duck Quack Attack/Tigger's Honey Hunt".
  2. ^ a b c Nintendo Power, Volume 137, page 113, Nintendo of America Inc.
  3. ^ http://games.ign.com/objects/027/027454.html "DokiDenki Studio" company profile on IGN.com
  4. ^ http://www.gamespot.com/pooh-and-tiggers-hunny-safari/ GameSpot.com review and score of "Pooh and Tigger's Hunny Safari".
  5. ^ http://ign64.ign.com/articles/164/164155p1.html IGN review by Matt Casamassina
  6. ^ a b 64 Magazine, Issue 48, Page 41, Paragon Publishing Ltd.
  7. ^ http://psx.ign.com/articles/165/165585p1.html IGN review by Marc Nix
  8. ^ N64 Magazine, Issue 51 page 38.
  9. ^ http://www.gamespot.com/tiggers-honey-hunt/
  10. ^ http://www.ign.com/games/tiggers-honey-hunt/n64-14155
  11. ^ http://www.ign.com/games/tiggers-honey-hunt/ps-15585