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
Platform(s) Dreamcast, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation
Release Dreamcast
  • NA: October 31, 2000
  • EU: December 15, 2000
Game Boy Color
  • JP: November 22, 2000
  • EU: November 24, 2000
  • NA: November 2000
Microsoft Windows
  • NA: December 4, 2000
  • EU: December 15, 2000
PlayStation
  • EU: December 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 does uncredited work as the Narrator of the game.

Gameplay[edit]

As the Grinch, the player can jump, ground pound, and use his smelly breath to guide his way through various obstacles in the game.

Plot[edit]

The Grinch stares down at Whoville through his telescope from Mount Crumpit, planning to take the Whos presents using one of his gadgets. He goes in his cave, and looks through his blueprints deciding which gadget to use. However, the Grinch accidentally falls off his mountain of boxes and his blueprints fly away down to Whoville and various parts of Wholand. The Grinch visits Whoville, Whoforest, Whoville City Dump, and Wholake, destroying Christmas presents and recovering pieces of his blueprints in the process so he can steal Christmas.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
AggregatorScore
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
PublicationScore
AllGame(PC) 3.5/5 stars[9]
2.5/5 stars[10]
(DC) 2/5 stars[11]
EGM2.67/10[12]
GameFan69/100[13]
Game Informer5/10[14]
GamePro2.5/5 stars[15]
GameSpot(DC) 6.3/10[16]
(PS) 4.8/10[17]
GameSpy4/10[18]
GameZone8/10[19]
IGN(GBC) 9/10[20]
(PC) 5.5/10[21]
(PS) 5/10[22]
Nintendo Power6.7/10[23]
OPM (US)1.5/5 stars[24]
PC Zone6.5/10[25]

The Grinch received mixed 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]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ a b "The Grinch for Dreamcast". GameRankings. Retrieved 2013-11-10.
  6. ^ a b "The Grinch for PlayStation Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-11-10.
  7. ^ a b "The Grinch for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-11-10.
  8. ^ a b "The Grinch for Dreamcast Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-11-10.
  9. ^ House, Michael L. "The Grinch (PC) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on 2014-11-13. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  10. ^ Deci, T.J. "The Grinch (GBC) - Overview". AllGame. Archived from the original on 2014-12-10. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  11. ^ All Game Guide. "The Grinch (DC) - Overview". AllGame. Archived from the original on 2014-11-13. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  12. ^ EGM Staff (January 2001). "The Grinch (PS)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. Archived from the original on 2001-01-29. Retrieved 2013-12-19.
  13. ^ "The Grinch (PS)". GameFan. 2000-11-16.
  14. ^ "The Grinch". Game Informer (94). February 2001.
  15. ^ Star Dingo (2000-12-13). "The Grinch Review for PlayStation on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on 2005-02-08. Retrieved 2013-11-10.
  16. ^ Provo, Frank (2001-02-02). "The Grinch Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2013-11-10.
  17. ^ Provo, Frank (2000-12-20). "The Grinch Review (PS)". GameSpot. Retrieved 2013-11-10.
  18. ^ The Mad Giraffe (2001-02-06). "The Grinch". PlanetDreamcast. Archived from the original on 2001-06-19. Retrieved 2013-11-10.
  19. ^ Suzi Sez (2001-02-13). "The Grinch Review - PlayStation". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2008-02-07. Retrieved 2013-11-10.
  20. ^ Harris, Craig (2000-12-01). "The Grinch (GBC)". IGN. Retrieved 2013-11-10.
  21. ^ Shif, Gil Alexander (2000-12-08). "The Grinch (PC)". IGN. Retrieved 2013-11-10.
  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.