The Grinch (video game)

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The Grinch
Grinch video game cover.jpg
Developer(s) Artificial Mind & Movement (DC & PS)
Konami Computer Entertainment Nagoya (GBC)
Konami (PC)
Publisher(s) Konami
Distributor(s) Universal Interactive Studios
Platform(s) Dreamcast, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation
Release date(s) Dreamcast
  • NA October 31, 2000
  • EU December 15, 2000
Game Boy Color
JP 20001122November 22, 2000
EU 20001124November 24, 2000
NA 200011November 2000
Microsoft Windows
  • NA December 4, 2000
  • EU December 15, 2000
EU 20001208December 8, 2000
NA 2000
Genre(s) Platformer[1]
Mode(s) Single-player

The Grinch is a platform video game based on the film of the same name. The game was released shortly after the film hit theaters. George Lowe, best known for voicing Space Ghost on Space Ghost Coast to Coast and its spin-off Cartoon Planet, does uncredited work as the Narrator of the game.

Overall story[edit]

On the top of Mt. Crumpit, his eye pressed to the telescope, the Grinch observes Whoville. He mumbles something that his dog Max hardly perceives: "I've got it! I have a great idea! This year, the Whos will pay!" The Grinch just despises Christmas and this year, he wants it to end. "That, in fact, is the misanthrope scheme. Build gadgets from blueprints. Halt the holiday theme". He enters into his spacious cave to decide which of his gadgets he should build first. The Grinch the blueprints include such inventions as the Rotten Egg Launcher, Slime Shooter, Binoculars, Octopus Climbing Device, Rocket Spring, Grinch Copter, and Marine Mobile. He then makes a decision, but before he can get to his gadget, he slips on one of his boxes, resulting in his blueprints getting blown out of his cave. But the Grinch doesn't let this debacle stop him. He takes out his notebook and makes a few schemes that's sure to ruin the fun for everyone.


The game was revamped in 2007 with the all new Dr. Seuss: How The Grinch Stole Christmas! video game for Nintendo DS.[citation needed]


Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (GBC) 67.00%[2]
(PS) 56.06%[3]
(PC) 50.00%[4]
(DC) 49.67%[5]
Metacritic (PS) 55/100[6]
(PC) 55/100[7]
(DC) 51/100[8]
Review scores
Publication Score
AllGame (PC) 3.5/5 stars[9]
2.5/5 stars[10]
(DC) 2/5 stars[11]
EGM 2.67/10[12]
GameFan 69/100[13]
Game Informer 5/10[14]
GamePro 2.5/5 stars[15]
GameSpot (DC) 6.3/10[16]
(PS) 4.8/10[17]
GameSpy 4/10[18]
GameZone 8/10[19]
IGN (GBC) 9/10[20]
(PC) 5.5/10[21]
(PS) 5/10[22]
Nintendo Power 6.7/10[23]
OPM (US) 1.5/5 stars[24]
PC Zone 6.5/10[25]

The Grinch received mixed to negative reviews from critics. Aggregating review websites GameRankings and Metacritic gave the Game Boy Color version 67.00%,[2] the PlayStation version 56.06% and 55/100,[3][6] the PC version 50.00% and 55/100,[4][7] and the Dreamcast version 49.67% and 51/100.[5][8]


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  12. ^ EGM Staff (January 2001). "The Grinch (PS)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. Archived from the original on 2001-01-29. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 
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  19. ^ Suzi Sez (2001-02-13). "The Grinch Review - PlayStation". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2008-02-07. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
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  22. ^ Conrad, Jeremy (2000-12-06). "The Grinch (PS)". IGN. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  23. ^ "The Grinch". Nintendo Power 138: 132. November 2000. 
  24. ^ Steinman, Gary (December 2000). "The Grinch". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. Archived from the original on 2001-01-27. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  25. ^ Pratchett, Rhianna (2001-08-13). "PC Review: The Grinch". PC Zone. Archived from the original on 2007-09-15. Retrieved 2013-11-10.