Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (video game)

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (video game).jpg
European box art
Developer(s) Ubisoft Shanghai
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Platform(s) PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Wii
Nintendo DS
PlayStation Portable
Microsoft Windows
Release date(s)
  • EU: September 11, 2009
  • NA: September 15, 2009 (DS, Wii)
  • NA: September 18, 2009
  • AUS: November 19, 2009
‹See Tfd›
  • KO: January 15, 2010 (PSP)
Genre(s) Platformer
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

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.

Gameplay[edit]

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.

Characters[edit]

  • Flint Lockwood --- The playable character and hero of the game, growing up misunderstood by his father because of inventing interests.
  • Sam Sparks --- A cute weather intern from New York City on whom Flint has a crush. She needs your help in the forest, the Jell-O mold, the Swallow Falls dam and the food covered town.
  • Tim Lockwood --- Flint's father who owns the bait and tackle shop.
  • Earl Devereaux --- The police officer of Swallow Falls.
  • Cal Devereaux --- Earl's son.
  • Baby Brent McHale --- The celebrity mascot of Baby Brent's Sardines.
  • Mayor Shelbourne --- The Mayor of Swallow Falls.
  • Steve the Monkey --- Flint's best (and only) friend that can speak through a thought translator. He is the second players' character for Co-Op gameplay.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
DS PC PS3 PSP Wii Xbox 360
GameZone 6.5/10[1]
IGN 6/10[2] 6.6/10[3] 6/10[4] 6.6/10[5] 6.6/10[3]
OXM 6.5/10[6]
PC Zone 53%[7]
Aggregate scores
GameRankings 50%[8] 53%[9] 66.14%[10] 60%[11] 69.75%[13] 64.18%[12]
Metacritic 50/100[14] 62/100[15] 66/100[16] 60/100[17] 68/100[19] 62/100[18]

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;[13][19] 66.14% and 66 out of 100 for the PlayStation 3 version;[10][16] 64.18% and 62 out of 100 for the Xbox 360 version;[12][18] 60% and 60 out of 100 for the PSP version;[11][17] 53% and 62 out of 100 for the PC version;[9][15] and 50% and 50 out of 100 for the DS version.[8][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aceinet (October 21, 2009). "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - WII - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on April 2, 2010. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ Clayman, David (October 6, 2009). "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Review (NDS)". IGN. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Clayman, David (October 2, 2009). "Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs Review (PS3, X360)". IGN. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  4. ^ Clayman, David (October 9, 2009). "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Review (PSP)". IGN. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ Clayman, David (October 5, 2009). "Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs Review (Wii)". IGN. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs". Official Xbox Magazine: 77. December 2009. 
  7. ^ "PC Review: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs". PC Zone: 85. February 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs for DS". GameRankings. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs for PlayStation 3". GameRankings. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs for PSP". GameRankings. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs for Xbox 360". GameRankings. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs for Wii". GameRankings. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs for DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs for PlayStation 3 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  17. ^ a b "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs for PSP Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  18. ^ a b "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  19. ^ a b "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs for Wii Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 

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