Review by MT0

Reviewed: 07/16/02 | Updated: 10/23/02

A Clone of the Movie.

Gameplay - 5/10 -

The gameplay in this game is sometimes annoying at times, being very few functions, and when you do pick up special items and such, the controls are very annoying. Anyhow, the controls work for this game, but I probably wouldn't have chosen something as annoying or complex. I would have given them more freedom and such. As an example, when you get the grappling hook, you can only see where you're allowed to shoot it when you open the grappling hook, and also, you have no choice but in their one area. Very unrealistic, very confusing.

Story - 3/10 -

This is a movie game. This game was from the movie that it's title is from, and thus, everything happens just like it does like in the movie. If you've seen the movie, the game's an instant spoiler. There's no extra twists and turns, just exactly what happens in the movie. That's something I don't like in a game, personally. I like to be in suspense until the very end. But, if you like to know exactly what's going to happen, then games like this, and of this genre are clearly your type.

Graphics and Music - 5/10 -

The graphics in this game are classic 3D, just like many games on this console. However, this game was made by a third-party company, so the game also came out on the PSX. Thus, the graphics are not of the high caliber as some of the other 3D games for the N64 console. However, they get an average job done in explaining what the characters look like. But then again, you should already know if you've seen the movie, or even an advertisement for it.
The music in this game somewhat resembles the music used in the movie, in certain section. So, thus again, this is neither creative, nor unexpected. The sound effects are also just like something you'd hear from the movie. Clever how they're very the same, but boring in as though you already know what they're going to sound like.

Replayability - 4/10 -

Once you've beat this game, there's not much else you can do, except to perhaps collect even more tokens then you already have. What good they'll do you, anyone knows. Once you've been to the final boss, that's it. There's nothing else you could do, unless you'd like to explore the levels that resemble the movie. If you want to get a closer look at some of the objects you saw in the movie, that's the only reason to replay this. None other.

Buy or Rent? - Rent -

This game's only worth a rent. If you want something that's Toy Story based as a permanent, buy the movie. The movie is clearly greater than this game, in that the movie's graphics are smoother and the music is less choppy. Other than that, they're exactly the same. The movie would be my choice. However, if you're a hardcore Toy Story fan, which I don't know even know if they exist, buy this game. It'd be a good addition to your collection.

Final Thoughts -

This game was just a classic movie game. There was nothing unexpected, and unless your choice of genre is in these games, then get it. If not, don't waste your time even on the rent. Unless you've got some five dollars laying around your house, taking up space, then rent this game. If not, rent something else.

Rating: 4

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