The Spiderwick Chronicles (video game)

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The Spiderwick Chronicles
The Spiderwick Chronicles Video Game Cover.jpg
Developer(s) Stormfront Studios
Publisher(s) Sierra Entertainment
Designer(s) KnowWonder
Platform(s) Nintendo DS, PC, Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2
Release
  • NA: February 6, 2008
  • EU: March 14, 2008
  • AU: March, 2008
Genre(s) Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single-player, co-op, multiplayer

The Spiderwick Chronicles is a video game adaptation of the film of the same name. It was released in February 6, 2008 for J2me, PC, Nintendo DS, Wii, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 2.

Plot[edit]

When Jared, Simon and Mallory Grace move into the Spiderwick estate, they discover the late owner's field guide to fairies. They soon discover a hidden world all around them, populated with creatures such as brownies, goblins and sprites. However, Jared and his family are in grave danger, because Mulgarath, an ogre, wants to steal the book for himself.

Gameplay[edit]

The principle playable characters are Jared, Simon and Mallory, and Thimbletack can be used to explore small areas. Each character has a unique weapon with which to fight against evil creatures. The Grace children can capture Sprites to give them special power-ups.

In the Wii version, either the classic controller or the Wii Remote and Nunchuk can be used.

Reception[edit]

Platform Aggregator Score Reviews References
Xbox 360 GameRankings 63.23% 39 [1]
Xbox 360 Metacritic 59 40 [2]
Xbox 360 IGN 7.6 N/A [3]
Wii GameRankings 64.36% 14 [4]
Wii Metacritic 62 13 [5]
Wii IGN 7.5 N/A [6]
PS2 GameRankings 65.00% 11 [7]
PS2 Metacritic 64 13 [8]
PS2 IGN 7 N/A [9]
Windows GameRankings 63.50% 8 [10]
Windows Metacritic 61 11 [11]
Windows IGN 7.5 N/A [12]
DS GameRankings 64.13% 8 [13]
DS Metacritic 60 8 [14]
DS IGN 7.8 N/A [15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Spiderwick Chronicles (Xbox 360) at GameRankings. Retrieved 2011-01-21
  2. ^ The Spiderwick Chronicles (Xbox 360) at Metacritic. Retrieved 2011-01-21
  3. ^ The Spiderwick Chronicles (Xbox 360) at IGN. Retrieved 2008-03-06
  4. ^ The Spiderwick Chronicles (Wii) at GameRankings. Retrieved 2011-01-21
  5. ^ The Spiderwick Chronicles (Wii) at Metacritic. Retrieved 2011-01-21
  6. ^ The Spiderwick Chronicles (Wii) at IGN. Retrieved 2008-03-06
  7. ^ The Spiderwick Chronicles (PS2) at GameRankings. Retrieved 2011-01-21
  8. ^ The Spiderwick Chronicles (PS2) at Metacritic. Retrieved 2011-01-21
  9. ^ The Spiderwick Chronicles (PS2) at IGN. Retrieved 2008-03-06
  10. ^ The Spiderwick Chronicles (Windows) at GameRankings. Retrieved 2011-01-21
  11. ^ The Spiderwick Chronicles (Windows) at Metacritic. Retrieved 2011-01-21
  12. ^ The Spiderwick Chronicles (Windows) at IGN. Retrieved 2008-03-06
  13. ^ The Spiderwick Chronicles (DS) at GameRankings. Retrieved 2011-01-21
  14. ^ The Spiderwick Chronicles (DS) at Metacritic. Retrieved 2011-01-21
  15. ^ The Spiderwick Chronicles (DS) at IGN. Retrieved 2008-03-06