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The Adventures of Tintin: The Game

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox 360
65
4.3
PlayStation 3
61
4.5
Nintendo 3DS
59
4.5
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Description

The Adventures of Tintin: The Game is a game based on The Adventures of Tintin, a series of classic comic books created by Belgian artist Hergé between 1929 and 1983. It is released as a tie-in for the 2011 Spielberg animated movie The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn and follows the story. The plot is based on events from different comics, including The Crab with the Golden Claws, Red Rackham’s Treasure, and The Secret of the Unicorn.

The game is a side-scrolling 2D platformer with minor puzzle elements to take out enemies and finding a way to proceed to a next area. Tintin is able to sneak around, steal keys, hide inside barrels, throw objects, roll, grab ledges, and jump to reach platforms. Fights are based on stealthy takedowns, but there is also regular melee combat. In later levels guards are well armed and the player needs to use objects in the environment such as banana peels or wet paint to take them out. Occasionally there is a level boss. Tintin can also send Snowy to sneak through gaps or command Haddock to stand on a pressure plate.

The Solo mode starts at a flea market in Belgium where young reporter Tintin buys a model ship. A collector appears shortly after and tries to buy it from him for ten times the amount. Intrigued, Tintin is brought to someone knowledgeable who tells him it is a replica of The Unicorn, a triple-masted ship of Charles II's fleet, that was blown up by its own captain when it was attacked by the Red Rackham in 1676. Tintin wants to find out why the captain sunk his own ship and finds a document inside the model, but the collector returns and sneakily steals the ship from him. With the help from Snowy he tracks down the collector's house and from there the quest to unravel the secret of The Unicorn kicks off. He ends up at the ship SS Karaboudjan where he meets captain Haddock. From there they travel to Ben Salaad’s Palace, then to Bagghar, a fictional port city in Morroco, and finally back to the home town of Marlinspike.

The game is interspersed with small sequences where it moves away from 2D platforming. These 3D segments include fighting on motorbikes during a chase, plane flights, scent-tracking with Snowy, diving, and on-rails sword fighting sections that are played out aboard The Unicorn back in time. The game can played in a separate Cooperative mode with Tintin, Haddock and opera singer Bianca Castafiore. These separate sets of levels require the players to work together as each character has a different skill. Tintin uses a grappling hook, Haddock moves crates and breaks through walls, and Castafiore can double jump and break glass. There is also a Challenge mode where players can compete against each other.

Screenshots

The Adventures of Tintin: The Game PlayStation 3 Loading screen
The Adventures of Tintin: The Game PlayStation 3 Main menu
The Adventures of Tintin: The Game PlayStation 3 Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Tintinova dobrodružství: Hra" -- Czech title
  • "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn" -- UK title
  • "Les Aventures de Tintin: Le Secret de la Licorne" -- French title
  • "Die Abenteuer von Tim und Struppi: Das Geheimnis der Einhorn" -- German title

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The Press Says

Common Sense Media Xbox 360 Dec, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Cubed3 Nintendo 3DS Jan 14, 2012 7 out of 10 70
4Players.de Wii Nov 02, 2011 70 out of 100 70
newbreview.com Xbox 360 Oct 31, 2011 3.5 out of 5 70
Spazio Games Nintendo 3DS Oct 25, 2011 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot PlayStation 3 Nov 10, 2011 5 out of 10 50
Jeuxvideo.com Wii Oct 20, 2011 10 out of 20 50
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Oct 20, 2011 10 out of 20 50
Jeuxvideo.com Nintendo 3DS Oct 21, 2011 10 out of 20 50
Gameblog.fr Nintendo 3DS Oct 29, 2011 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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