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Disney's Tarzan

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Nintendo 64

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A far leap ahead of "Jungle Hunt"... Windows Chris Martin (1097)

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Nintendo 64 3 4.2
PlayStation 4 4.1
PS Vita Awaiting 1 votes...
Windows 10 3.5
Combined MobyScore 17 3.8

The Press Says

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Nintendo 64Total! (Germany)
Der Schwierigkeitsgrad des Games ist eher auf Jump&Run-Anfänger zugeschnitten. Die erfahrenen Gamer unter euch werden das Spiel trotz der 13 Level und der Bonusstages relativ schnell durchgespielt haben. Dennoch ist Tarzan ein Titel, der allen Jump&Run-Freunden und Disney-Fans aufgrund der wirklich toll in Szene gesetzten Filmumsetzung eine Menge Spaß machen wird.
Nintendo 64Nintendo Power Magazine
You can't argue with quality. Tarzan looks, feels, and sounds great. Hardcore gamers will find it a bit too easy, but the game really is designed for a younger audience. This makes a good case for why sidescrolling games should never be abandoned.
PlayStationAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
As a fan of platform games, I have to admit the genre’s been a bit stagnant lately. I had high expectations for this title before ever cracking the box open, and while I must admit Disney’s Tarzan doesn’t go above and beyond the call of duty, it does provide a wonderful breath of fresh air compared to most of the other stale offerings out there. Go into this one expecting a fun frolic through the jungle that’s a quick, yet exhilarating fix for your platform addiction and you won’t be disappointed.
WindowsPower Unlimited
Ondanks m'n aanvankelijke scepsis moet ik toch toegeven dat Tarzan een alleraardigste platformgame is waarmee ik me heel wat uurtjes vermaakt heb. Vooral de wisselende camerastandpunten en de verschillende onderdelen per level zorgen voor genoeg variatie. En nu heb ik trek in een tros bananen.
The biggest disappointment of the Tarzan Action Game is how quickly it passes because it really whets our appetite and makes us hunger for more. The presence of many revolutionary game play elements effectively breathe new life into the tried-and-true side-scroller genre and take it to another level. Through thoughtful and innovative narrative and aesthetic pacing, Disney feature films have often appealed to young and old alike; with the Tarzan Action Game, Disney Interactive looks to pursue the same goals with interactive entertainment. Despite its brevity, we are inclined to borrow a line from another summer blockbuster to summarize our review: "the force is strong with this one."
Certains reprocheront à Tarzan de trop ressembler au Roi Lion et ils auront raison. L'idée est en effet la même et les décors sont là pour le rappeler. Cependant, l'action est très bonne, la réalisation est à la hauteur de nos espérances tout en apportant de nouveaux effets. Un bon jeu.
Nintendo 64IGN
Recommended for the younger audience and those who are willing to forgive an extremely short, simple quest in favor of a fun-filled few hours. And if nothing else, a rental is a must for platformer fans and Tarzan admirers alike.
All in all, Tarzan is a pleasant surprise. The game looks good (as good as the film), sounds good (better than the film, as you can "X" out of anything you don't want to listen to), and plays quite well. While the game is not particularly mind-stumping or sophisticated, it is challenging and does require a good amount of skill, whether in jumping from place to place, knowing where hidden items might be, or fighting belligerent leopards who lunge a lot. Even if movie-license games turn you off, this game is an exception and worth taking a look at. If you can't stand Disney and have no interest in the franchise, this game is still worth looking at.
PlayStationAbsolute Playstation
Tarzan is a fun game with good graphics and sounds. The movie clips are a great touch to set up each level. This game is definitely geared to a younger audience. Older gamers may find this game a little easy and juvenile. The objectives are simple at times, but still a lot of fun. The best part of this game had to be the number of movie clips included. I enjoyed watching these scenes from my Options menu. These clips added a little something special to the game play. Disney does a good job making these two elements work together. I found myself wanting to complete each level's objective just so I could watch the movie clips. As for the actual game, I see little replay value once you complete the game there really is no reason to play the game again. The lack of choices makes each objective straight to the point. There is little as far as strategy.
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Ich muß sagen, sowohl Film als auch Spiel haben mir gut gefallen. Obwohl Tarzan nur eine Mischung genreüblicher Zutaten ist, stimmt der Spielwitz. Das liegt vor allem an der exakten Steuerung, die die Levelerkundungen zum Vergnügen macht. Die eingestreuten Filmschnipsel sorgen für die passende Atmospähre. Und sogar an eine Speicherfunktion nach jedem Spielabschnitt haben die Disney-Interactive-Entwickler gedacht. Schade nur, daß die beiden Kampfszenen unter der unpräzisen Kollisionsabfrage ein wenig leiden. Sonst gibt's aber wenig zu meckern. Wenn Sie auf der Suche nach einem klassischen Jump-and-run sind, können Sie unbesehen zugreifen.
Tarzan isn't the game of the century, and it has it's fair share of problems, too, but it is fun, and is magical in the same way the movie is. Luckily it doesn't fall down the hell-hole that so many other movie license games do. Disney's Tarzan stands on its own.
PlayStationCincinnati Enquirer
Tarzan's simplicity, beautiful graphics and enjoyable game play are a welcome change from the traditional movie-licensed title. So often such games rest on the laurels of the big-screen attraction and fail to bring any excitement to the small, interactive screen. Fortunately, Tarzan strays from this Hollywood/Silicon Valley formula and delivers a fun, addictive side scroller worthy of carrying the king of the jungle's name.
PlayStationPower Unlimited
Tarzan ziet er ook op de PSX prima uit maar dat is dan ook de grootste pré. Het spel is te makkelijk voor jou en mij, en kan op z'n hoogst je kleine broertje boeien. Een typische Disney-game dus.
WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
Игра для детей. Игра для тех, кто любит мультипликацию. Игра, по большому счету, для всех. Ненапрягающая, без безумных пальцемучительных уровней Star Wars: Phantom Menace. Игра, заставляющая ваши сердце и разум отдыхать под зеленью пальм. Все в ней хорошо и слов плохих найти я не могу. Чистая радость, которую вы можете подарить своему ребенку.
Nintendo 64Jeuxvideo.com
La réalisation du jeu est excellente, la N64 semble ici donner sa pleine mesure : graphismes somptueux et travaillés, animation rapide et fluide, zooms et changements d’angles de vue, bande son de grande qualité, tant sur les bruitages que sur les musiques, jouabilité très appréciable, malgré un petit rebond dans les commandes. L’aventure est variée et belle, les développeurs ont vraiment réussi là un très bon jeun que les bambins devraient goûter goulument.
WindowsPC Joker
Die Suche nach Jane, punktespendenden Symbolen oder energiereichen Bananen führt durch viele abwechslungsreiche Szenarien. Die einfache Steuerung unterstützt den Spieler im Kampf gegen Nashörner oder wilde auch die gelegentlichen Hochgeschwindigkeitspassagen lassen sich mit Tastatur oder Joypad gut bewältigen. Ein weitgehend gewaltfreies und musikalisch schön untermaltes Actionabenteuer für Affenmenschen jeden Alters.
If you are a fan of side scrolling platform games and you really like Disney, you should enjoy this game. Playing through I felt that there was not much that I had not seen before elsewhere (namely Disney’s own Hercules). The frustrating controls may turn off some of the younger gamers because it may be difficult for them to get past the first few levels. The game is actually pretty easy to play through but it takes more time than it should because of unnecessary deaths. But still, you can't argue that the game does not look great.
This is one of the better movie-to-game translations to come along in a long while, and for kids obsessed with the ape-man's adventures, this is a perfect addition to their budding game library. For grown-ups though, it feels a bit too small to be an entire meal, but could serve as a nice appetizer. In the end, it feels just like the movie it's based on -- a lot of flash, but not that much depth.
WindowsPC Gamer
Disney cranks the movie merchandise machinery into overdrive again - but for once, this quickie cash-in is actually fun for kiddies and their parents.
PlayStationMega Fun
Disney-Fans werden erneut bestens bedient. Gerade die jüngeren Fans des Kinostreifens werden unweigerlich dem Charme des Hüpfers erliegen. Trotz solider technischer Umsetzung bleibt jedoch für anspruchsvollere Zocker der Spaß begrenzt, bedingt durch die starke Linearität des Jump & Runs. Andere Titel dieser Gattung weisen mehr Tiefe auf. Trotz altem gerade für Einsteiger ein empfehlenswerter Titel.
Nintendo 64HappyPuppy
Without the intended replay value, Tarzan becomes a very thin game indeed. While I wouldn't rule out a rental, it hardly seems worth the purchase when there are better platformers out there. Unless, of course, you're a big Phil Collins fan.
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Disney-Spiele haben Tradition. Beinahe jeden Film flankiert ein interaktiver Ableger, der, einfach zu bedienen, Kindgebliebenen Laune macht und den Nachwuchs zuverlässig ruhig stellt. Auf einen Abriss der Geschichte sei verzichtet. Sie Tarzan, auf der CD Jane - genug gesagt.
Nintendo 64GameSpot
However, all in all, Tarzan on the N64 is a pleasant surprise that rises from its rough spots with a fair amount of success. While the game is not particularly mind-stumping or sophisticated, it is challenging and does require a good amount of skill, whether in jumping from place to place, knowing where hidden items might be, or fighting belligerent leopards who lunge a lot. Even if movie-license games turn you off, this game is an exception and worth taking a look at. If you can't stand Disney and have no interest in the franchise, this game is still worth looking at.
WindowsPC Player (Germany)
Selbst ein schmächtiger Spieleredakteur schlüpft gerne kurzfristig in die Haut dieses Anabolika-Monsters. Die einfach zu handhabende Steuerung und die Disney-typisch niedliche Aufmachung sorgen für Kurzweil. Jedoch gleichen sich die einzelnen Level optisch und spielerisch allzu sehr. Auch der schnell ansteigende Schwierigkeitsgrad ließ meinen flotten Urschrei schnell zu heißerem Keuchen mutieren. Wer schon im Kinofilm eine Träne vergoss und Pandemonium gemocht hat, kann getrost zugreifen. Alle anderen sollten lieber einen Blick auf Rayman 2 werfen.
PlayStationGaming Age
With its pleasant pseudo-2D graphics and refined old-school mechanics, Tarzan will certainly please anyone who desires some traditional, entertaining gameplay, as well as fans of the movie. Tarzan offers nothing particularly groundbreaking, which fans of side scrollers may very well appreciate. After all, if it ain't broken, don't fix it, right? If you answered "yes," by all means, give Tarzan a try.
PlayStationThunderbolt Games
Tarzan is by no means a bad game. The level design is almost consistently decent with the exception of that abysmal later level. The amount of the varieties from level to level is fantastic, but one flaw holds back this game from being a true contender in the dying 2D genre. Getting rid of the enemies is just so unnecessarily challenging and silly. If you’re a fan of the genre or movie, I suggest buying this game because it’s so cheap. Everyone else should probably give this a rental or just steer clear of it. Fruit flinging sucks.
Nintendo 64Daily Radar
There's something comforting in the play of a side-scrolling platform game. The rhythms and patterns of jumping and throwing often make playing a form of meditation. The new Disney's Tarzan game enters the side-scrolling, 2.5D world with little innovation but a fun and well-designed environment. Control is loose, and the play area could be larger, but good graphics and good sound make Disney's Tarzan moderately enjoyable. It's not exceptionally exciting, but the target audience is someone younger than you, no matter what your age.