Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension (video game)

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Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension
Phineas and Ferb Across the Second Dimension PS3.jpg
PlayStation 3 cover
Developer(s)High Impact Games [1]
Altron (DS)
Virtual Toys (PSP)[2]
Publisher(s)Disney Interactive Studios
Sony Computer Entertainment (PSP) [2]
SeriesPhineas and Ferb
Platform(s)PlayStation 3, Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable
ReleasePlayStation 3, Wii, Nintendo DS
  • NA: August 2, 2011
  • EU: September 16, 2011
PlayStation Portable
November 27, 2012
Genre(s)Action-adventure, platform
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension is a video game based on the TV movie of the same name and the first multi-platform game in the Phineas and Ferb video game series. It was released in August 2011 on most seventh generation platforms to coincide with the premiere of the film. An Xbox 360 version was planned for release, but was cancelled due to Disney wanting the game to capitalize on the motion control capabilities of the Wii Remote, which the Xbox 360 Kinect was unable to perform because of its full body tracking functionality.

Gameplay[edit]

The PS3 and Wii versions allow fans to play as Phineas, Ferb, Perry, Agent T, Second Dimension Phineas and Second Dimension Ferb as the major characters while unlocking Isabella, Baljeet, Peter the Panda and Pinky the Chihuahua by collecting tickets from mini games. Players will have the option to work together in two-player cooperative modes while navigating through an old time 1928-style cartoon world, a lawn gnome land, a balloon world, and a gelatin world. In a mission to save the world, players will journey through 25 levels while overcoming obstacles. They also can upgrade new gadgets including the Carbonator, which fires carbonated orange soda that can melt enemies and Ninja Gloves, which allows players to stick to walls. The PlayStation 3 version is the first time a Phineas and Ferb video game features PlayStation Move motion controller compatible gameplay.

In the DS version, fans can play as Phineas, Ferb, and Agent P. Players will jump, dodge, race and battle through five outrageous worlds featuring more than 30 levels. Players will work to earn gadget upgrades including a baseball launcher and Agent P's favorite gadget – the grapple gun, while solving environmental puzzles in an effort to save Alternate Danville. like an earthquake. The DS version has a significant difference from the previous DS games in the series, as it focuses more on platforming than collecting items.

Development[edit]

After the release of the first video game, it was revealed that a Phineas and Ferb Wii game was in development.[3] Later, Disney Germany confirmed a PS3, Wii, and DS game for the series to be in development. The game was officially announced on April 4, 2011 as an Across the 2nd Dimension video game adaptation. The game was featured at a video game press event in New York City in April, alongside other games such as Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game. A trailer for the game was shown at E3 2011.[4] The title was also playable at the event.

In an article of Kotaku, it was noted that the console versions of the game borrow elements from the Ratchet & Clank games. This is due to High Impact Games, the game's developer, being a spin-off company of Ratchet and Clank series creators Insomniac Games. Plans for an Xbox 360 version were scrapped due to difficulties with attempting to reproduce the gameplay of the Wii and PS3 versions, controlled with physical wand-based motion controllers, with the Kinect's unique camera-based controller,[5] a similar problem that may have prevented wand-based motion controller games like The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest from being considered for development on that platform.

Reception[edit]

Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension has received average to positive reviews.[6][7] The game's visual design has been praised, with GamePro stating that the "environments [are] gorgeous"[8] and GameSpot saying that "the entire game faithfully captures the whimsical look of the cartoon",[9] but it has been criticized for its "very short campaign"[10] and for being "extremely easy".[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "High Impact Games – News". High Impact Games. Retrieved November 25, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension - PS VITA, PlayStation Portable games". Sony Computer Entertainment. Retrieved June 10, 2012.
  3. ^ Blum, Matt (September 18, 2009). "Phineas and Ferb: A Sci-Fi Episode, a Soundtrack Album, and an Interview!". GeekDad. Condé Nast Publications.
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsKESaILMUg
  5. ^ Crecente, Brian (June 29, 2011). "Thank Ratchet and Clank for This Wonderful Disney Game". Kotaku. Gawker Media.
  6. ^ a b "Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension for PlayStation 3". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 25, 2011.
  7. ^ a b "Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension for PlayStation 3 Reviews, Ratings, Credits and More". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 17, 2011.
  8. ^ a b Matulef, Jeffrey (August 8, 2011). "Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension Review". GamePro. IDG. Archived from the original on 2011-12-01.
  9. ^ a b Petit, Carolyn (August 2, 2011). "Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension Review". GameSpot. CBS Interactive.
  10. ^ a b Vargus, Nic (August 4, 2011). "Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension review". GamesRadar. Future Publishing.
  11. ^ a b Salmela, Mark (August 9, 2011). "Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension (PS3) Review". 411mania.com. 411mania.
  12. ^ Manning, Patriel. "Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension Review for PlayStation 3 (PS3)". Cheat Code Central. Retrieved August 17, 2011.
  13. ^ Stevens, Nathaniel (August 12, 2011). "Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension". Digital Chumps. Gloomy Tree Productions.

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