Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a video game tie-in based on the film of the same name which is also based upon the 1978 children's book of the same name. The game allows the player to control Flint Lockwood, the film's hero as he must save his town and the world from the rain of food, fighting highly mutated food enemies, and using his gadgets to help him on the way.
While controlling Flint through Swallow Falls (Chewandswallow) you must use six different gadgets to help him proceed through levels. The game has five acts. In the first act each level only allows Flint to use one gadget. Act two allows Flint to switch between two, and act three and up allows Flint to use three in a level. In each level there are 30 Hydronic Foodpods. These have to be disposed with using certain gadgets.
The game was met with average to very mixed reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 69.75% and 68 out of 100 for the Wii version; 66.14% and 66 out of 100 for the PlayStation 3 version; 64.18% and 62 out of 100 for the Xbox 360 version; 60% and 60 out of 100 for the PSP version; 53% and 62 out of 100 for the PC version; and 50% and 50 out of 100 for the DS version.