Super strength, super speed, invisibility and elasticity -
these are your powers. Bombs, bullets, robots and lasers -
your enemy controls them all. The only way to survive, being
the Incredibles, is to truly be incredible. The Incredibles
movie tells the story of a family of undercover superheroes
that are trying to live a quiet, suburban life, but are forced
back into action in order to save the world. This action/adventure
game is based on the characters from the movie, and allows
you to play as the film's main characters...
am always apprehensive about movie-tie in games. Sadly, more
often than not, they are pretty poor affairs - usually rushed
out to ensure that they hit the shelves to coincide with the
movie release. So far the majority of games based on Pixar
movies have been very disappointing. Finding Nemo and
A Bugs Life were both mediocre affairs and it was a surprise
to see that The Incredibles very nearly pulls it off.
game nicely intercuts the action with cut scenes from the
movie. While the game doesn't really follow the narrative
of the movie, this actually helps more than hinders, as one
of the biggest complaints with this genre of game is that
they fail to capture the excitement of the movie.
start off as Mr Incredible and once you've complete the first
level you switch to playing Mrs Incredible. Both characters
have their own powers. Mr Incredible has super strength, while
Mrs Incredible has stretchy arms which can reach long distances
and grab hold of the bad guys.
looks nice, in a cutesy sort of way, and there are plenty
of different elements to keep you glued to your console. In
truth though, this game's real target market is the 7-11 year
biggest problem I had with this game was the fact that it
does not allow you to reverse the camera controls. This, for
anyone who is used to switching their horizontal and vertical
camera position, has the desired effect of making it difficult
to pan the camera around while you are moving.
could have been a lot worse than it is, and for young fans
of the movie, this is a pretty enjoyable offering.
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