Curious George (video game)

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Curious George
Curious George Coverart.png
Developer(s) Monkey Bar Games
Publisher(s) Namco
Producer(s) Universal Pictures
Platform(s) Xbox
Nintendo GameCube
Game Boy Advance
PlayStation 2
Microsoft Windows
Release
  • NA: February 1, 2006
  • EU: November 24, 2006 (GC)
  • EU: December 1, 2006 (GBA, PS2)
  • AU: December 14, 2006 (GBA)
  • AU: December 14, 2007 (PS2)
Genre(s) Platform
Mode(s) Single-player[1]

Curious George is a 2006 platform game published by Namco, and developed by Monkey Bar Games, a division of Vicious Cycle Software. It was released for the Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC, and is based on the 2006 film of the same name.

The game used cel-shaded graphics. Most of the animated film's original voices were not used in any of the in-game dialogue (however Frank Welker reprised his role as George).


Plot[edit]

Curious George is a platform game that follows the plot of the movie. You can be able to play as George. Each level has bananas you can collect for the Gift Shop, a reference to a few Donkey Kong games. In the Game Boy Advance version, it follows the plot of the movie as well. To skip levels in the GBA version, just enter a password.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
GBA GC PC PS2 Xbox
Eurogamer N/A N/A N/A 4/10[2] N/A
GamesMaster N/A N/A N/A 45%[3] N/A
GameSpot 6.6/10[4] 6/10[5] 6/10[5] 6/10[5] 6/10[5]
GameZone N/A N/A 6.5/10[6] N/A N/A
IGN N/A 5.5/10[7] N/A 5.5/10[8] 5.5/10[9]
NGamer 61%[10] N/A N/A N/A N/A
Nintendo Power 7/10[11] 7/10[12] N/A N/A N/A
OPM (UK) N/A N/A N/A 5/10[13] N/A
OXM (US) N/A N/A N/A N/A 6/10[14]
TeamXbox N/A N/A N/A N/A 5/10[15]
The A.V. Club N/A C[16] C[16] C[16] C[16]
Detroit Free Press N/A N/A N/A 2/4 stars[17] N/A
Aggregate score
Metacritic 65/100[18] 57/100[19] 58/100[20] 53/100[21] 59/100[22]

The game received "mixed or average reviews" on all platforms according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[18][19][20][21][22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shiva Stella (January 9, 2006). "Curious George Is Gold". Gaming Horizon. Archived from the original on January 11, 2006. Retrieved March 2, 2016. 
  2. ^ Dan Whitehead (January 17, 2007). "Curious George (PS2)". Eurogamer. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Curious George (PS2)". GamesMaster: 84. October 2006. 
  4. ^ Alex Navarro (February 14, 2006). "Curious George Review (GBA)". GameSpot. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c d Alex Navarro (February 10, 2006). "Curious George Review (GC, PC, PS2, Xbox)". GameSpot. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  6. ^ Anise Hollingshead (March 8, 2006). "Curious George - PC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on December 5, 2008. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  7. ^ Mark Bozon (February 15, 2006). "Curious George Review (GCN)". IGN. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  8. ^ Mark Bozon (February 16, 2006). "Curious George (PS2)". IGN. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  9. ^ Mark Bozon (March 7, 2006). "Curious George (Xbox)". IGN. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Curious George (GBA)". Nintendo Gamer: 77. November 2006. 
  11. ^ "Curious George (GBA)". Nintendo Power. 202: 86. April 2006. 
  12. ^ "Curious George (GC)". Nintendo Power. 202: 85. April 2006. 
  13. ^ "Curious George". Official UK PlayStation 2 Magazine: 88. October 2006. 
  14. ^ "Curious George". Official Xbox Magazine: 81. April 2006. 
  15. ^ Rob Semsey (February 6, 2006). "Curious George Review (Xbox)". TeamXbox. Archived from the original on July 20, 2013. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  16. ^ a b c d Scott Tobias (February 21, 2006). "Curious George (GC, PC, PS2, Xbox)". The A.V. Club. Archived from the original on February 23, 2006. Retrieved March 2, 2016. 
  17. ^ Heather Newman (February 26, 2006). "'Curious George' (PS2)". Detroit Free Press. Archived from the original on March 10, 2006. Retrieved March 2, 2016. 
  18. ^ a b "Curious George for Game Boy Advance Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved March 2, 2016. 
  19. ^ a b "Curious George for GameCube Reviews [mislabeled as "Xbox"]". Metacritic. Archived from the original on September 13, 2008. Retrieved March 2, 2016. 
  20. ^ a b "Curious George for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved March 2, 2016. 
  21. ^ a b "Curious George for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved March 2, 2016. 
  22. ^ a b "Curious George (xbx: 2006): Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on September 13, 2008. Retrieved March 2, 2016. 

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