Flushed Away (video game)

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Flushed Away
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Developer(s) Monkey Bar Games (PS2, GCN)
Art Co., Ltd (NDS)
Altron (GBA)
Publisher(s) D3 Publisher
Engine Vicious Engine
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS
Release date(s)
  • NA October 24, 2006
  • EU November 24, 2006
  • EU December 1, 2006 (PS2)
  • JP June 28, 2007 (DS)
Genre(s) Action-adventure game
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

Flushed Away is an action-adventure video game based on the animated film of the same name and released in 2006 by Monkey Bar Games for GameCube, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance, and Nintendo DS.[1] It was released in Japan for the Nintendo DS as Volume 17 of the Simple series.[2]

It did not get released for Xbox due to the system's poor sales.

It was the last DreamWorks Animation game released for GameCube.

Gameplay[edit]

Flushed Away is based around platform gameplay, with the player controlling the two main characters from the film and guiding them through hazard-filled environments. Environments and enemies are based on those in the film, although several areas and creatures not seen in the film are also included. Interspersed throughout the game are mini-game sequences involving shooting enemies with a golf-ball firing turret, and taking control of a boat in a chase sequence.[3] Some multiplayer minigames are also included, based around puzzle and shoot-'em-up mechanics.[1]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
DS GBA GC PS2
Eurogamer N/A N/A N/A 2/10[4]
Famitsu 21/40[5] N/A N/A N/A
GameSpot 6/10[6] 3.6/10[7] 4.3/10[1] 4.3/10[1]
GamesRadar 2/5 stars[8] N/A N/A 3/5 stars[9]
IGN 4/10[10] 5/10[11] 4/10[3] 4/10[3]
Nintendo Power N/A N/A 6.5/10[12] N/A
OPM (UK) N/A N/A N/A 5/10[13]
Aggregate score
Metacritic 47/100[8] 43/100[14] 47/100[15] 43/100[16]

The game received "generally unfavorable reviews" on all platforms according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[15][8][16][14] In Japan, Famitsu gave the DS version a score of one five, one six, and two fives, for a total of 21 out of 40.[5]

Awards[edit]

Despite the negative reviews, in 2006 the game won an Annie Award for the best animated video game. [17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Provo, Frank (November 3, 2006). "Flushed Away Review (GC, PS2)". GameSpot. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Simple DS Series". DrillSpirits. Retrieved April 26, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c Bozon, Mark (November 7, 2006). "Flushed Away Review (GCN, PS2)". IGN. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  4. ^ McCarthy, Dave (December 24, 2006). "Flushed Away (PS2)". Eurogamer. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b rawmeatcowboy (June 20, 2007). "Famitsu review scores (Phantom Hourglass score!)". GoNintendo. Retrieved April 22, 2016. 
  6. ^ Provo, Frank (November 6, 2006). "Flushed Away Review (DS)". GameSpot. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  7. ^ Provo, Frank (November 6, 2006). "Flushed Away Review (GBA)". GameSpot. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c "Flushed Away for DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  9. ^ Edison, Bryce (November 27, 2006). "Flushed Away review (PS2)". GamesRadar. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  10. ^ DeVries, Jack (November 3, 2006). "Flushed Away Review (NDS)". IGN. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  11. ^ DeVries, Jack (November 9, 2006). "Flushed Away Review (GBA)". IGN. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Flushed Away (GC)". Nintendo Power 210: 113. December 2006. 
  13. ^ "Flushed Away". Official UK PlayStation 2 Magazine: 96. December 25, 2006. 
  14. ^ a b "Flushed Away for Game Boy Advance Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "Flushed Away for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "Flushed Away for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  17. ^ "34th Annie Award Winners". 

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