Finding Nemo (video game)

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Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo Coverart.png
Developer(s) KnowWonder (PC & Mac)
Vicarious Visions (GBA)
Traveller's Tales (GCN, PS2, & Xbox)
Publisher(s) THQ
Composer(s) Andy Blythe & Marten Joustra
Engine Crash Bandicoot, Haven: Call of the King (GCN, PS2, & Xbox)
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Network, Xbox[note 1]
Release
Genre(s) Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single-player

Finding Nemo is a 2003 action-adventure video game developed by Traveller's Tales, and Vicarious Visions. The game is based on the film of the same name by Disney and Pixar. The Game Boy Advance version was also released on a Twin Pack cartridge bundled with Monsters, Inc. in 2005. This game was developed by GameCube, PlayStation 2, and Xbox.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

The goal is to complete different levels under the roles of film protagonists Nemo, Marlin or Dory. It includes cutscenes from the movie, and each clip is based on a level, e.g. hopping through a batch of jellyfish. It was also the last Pixar game developed by Traveller's Tales.

Reception[edit]

Finding Nemo received "mixed or average reviews" on all platforms according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[2][3][4][5][6] In Japan, where the Game Boy Advance, GameCube and PlayStation 2 versions were ported and published by Yuke's on December 6, 2003,[citation needed] Famitsu gave it a score of 27 out of 40 for the PS2 version; and 26 out of 40 for the GameCube version.[7]

In the United States alone, Finding Nemo's Game Boy Advance version sold 1.2 million copies and earned $30 million by August 2006. During the period between January 2000 and August 2006, it was the 10th highest-selling game launched for the Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS or PlayStation Portable in that country.[8] The PlayStation 2 version received a "Platinum" sales award from the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA),[9] indicating sales of at least 300,000 copies in the United Kingdom.[10]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
GBA GC PC PS2 Xbox
Eurogamer N/A N/A N/A 6/10[11] N/A
Famitsu N/A 26/40[7] N/A 27/40[7] N/A
Game Informer N/A 6.75/10[12] N/A 6.5/10[13] N/A
Game Revolution N/A N/A N/A C+[14] N/A
GameSpot N/A 6.2/10[15] N/A 6.2/10[15] 6.2/10[15]
GameSpy 2/5 stars[16] 2/5 stars[17] N/A 2/5 stars[18] 2/5 stars[19]
GameZone N/A N/A N/A 6.9/10[20] N/A
IGN N/A 6/10[21] N/A 7/10[22] 7/10[22]
Nintendo Power 3.8/5[23] 3.9/5[24] N/A N/A N/A
OPM (US) N/A N/A N/A 3/5 stars[25] N/A
OXM (US) N/A N/A N/A N/A 4.4/10[26]
PC Gamer (UK) N/A N/A 46%[27] N/A N/A
Common Sense Media N/A N/A 4/5 stars[28] N/A N/A
Aggregate score
Metacritic 71/100[2] 62/100[3] 66/100[4] 63/100[5] 63/100[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Finding Nemo / Monsters, Inc. (GBA) - GameFAQs". GameFAQs. Retrieved January 14, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Finding Nemo for Game Boy Advance Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 7 May 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Finding Nemo for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Disney/Pixar Finding Nemo for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 7 May 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "Disney/Pixar Finding Nemo for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Finding Nemo for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c Ignis, Vauglan (26 November 2003). "Notas de Famitsu y Dorimaga" [Notes by Famitsu & Dorimaga] (in Spanish). UveJuegos. Retrieved 7 May 2017. 
  8. ^ Keiser, Joe (August 2, 2006). "The Century's Top 50 Handheld Games". Next Generation. Archived from the original on October 10, 2007. 
  9. ^ "ELSPA Sales Awards: Platinum". Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association. Archived from the original on May 15, 2009. 
  10. ^ Caoili, Eric (November 26, 2008). "ELSPA: Wii Fit, Mario Kart Reach Diamond Status In UK". Gamasutra. Archived from the original on September 18, 2017. 
  11. ^ Reed, Kristan (3 October 2003). "Finding Nemo (PS2)". Eurogamer. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  12. ^ Mason, Lisa (August 2003). "Finding Nemo (GC)". Game Informer (124): 93. Archived from the original on 16 November 2003. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  13. ^ Reiner, Andrew (July 2003). "Finding Nemo (PS2)". Game Informer (123): 107. Archived from the original on 24 February 2005. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  14. ^ Liu, Johnny (June 2003). "Finding Nemo Review (PS2)". Game Revolution. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  15. ^ a b c Tracy, Tim (3 June 2003). "Finding Nemo Review (GC, PS2, XBOX)". GameSpot. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  16. ^ Gibson, Jon (24 June 2003). "GameSpy: Finding Nemo (GBA)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on 31 December 2005. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  17. ^ Pavlacka, Adam (27 June 2003). "GameSpy: Finding Nemo (GCN)". GameSpy. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  18. ^ Pavlacka, Adam (7 June 2003). "GameSpy: Finding Nemo (PS2)". GameSpy. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  19. ^ Pavlacka, Adam (27 June 2003). "GameSpy: Finding Nemo (Xbox)". GameSpy. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  20. ^ Bedigian, Louis (18 June 2003). "Finding Nemo - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 4 October 2008. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  21. ^ Perry, Douglass C. (27 May 2003). "Finding Nemo (GCN)". IGN. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  22. ^ a b Perry, Douglass C. (27 May 2003). "Finding Nemo (PS2, Xbox)". IGN. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  23. ^ "Finding Nemo (GBA)". Nintendo Power. 170: 146. July–August 2003. 
  24. ^ "Finding Nemo (GC)". Nintendo Power. 170: 145. July–August 2003. 
  25. ^ "Finding Nemo". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 99. August 2003. 
  26. ^ "Finding Nemo". Official Xbox Magazine: 130. November 2003. 
  27. ^ "Finding Nemo". PC Gamer UK. December 2003. 
  28. ^ Gudmundsen, Jinny (2003). "Finding Nemo (PC)". Common Sense Media. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Xbox version of this game is not compatible with Xbox 360.

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