Pen Pen TRiIceLon (Dreamcast)

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.7
Overall User Score (4 votes) 3.1

Critic Reviews

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If you have younger kids I’d highly recommend Pen Pen. The game is lots of fun and the characters are a blast to watch in action. The only real downside is the relatively small number of courses for racing -- more would have given the game long-term staying power. For older players Pen Pen is a must for a fun weekend rental, but its simple gameplay may pale quickly. TriIcelon is often overly silly, but I like it all the same -- it’s cute and just plain fun to play (even if my wife makes fun of me).
Consoles Plus
Bref, c'est marrant un moment, et ça change des jeux du genre, mais on est loin du Mégahit.
The Next Level
Most players are honestly never going to pick this game up, or even bother to rent it on one of those lonely Saturday nights, which is a bit disappointing. Pen Pen Trilcelon is exactly the type of game which we should see more of in the Dreamcast library. For the very fact that it's a genuinely cute title, sporting numerous Dreamcast effects giving precedence to some solid fun and enjoyment with friends. I am personally hoping for a sequel, more characters and additional levels should Infogrames follow through with a new racing adventure...only this time...I'd like it to consist of some buggy carts, and it's guaranteed more players will look into it.
Super Play
Alltför ofta går Pen Pen för sakta för att vara ett racingspel. Det går ungefär lika snabbt som vanliga racingspel gör i slowmotionrepriserna. Och när det väl går fort går det så fort att man inte kan styra alls. Så kontrollen får ett stort minus i detta annars väldigt annorlunda och originellt designade spel.
Spel för Alla
Självklart är PenPen ett spel för barn, men du kan faktiskt ha kul med det som vuxen också. Kontrollerna är lättbegripliga och det går snabbt att komma igång, men det finns ett par svårighetsgrader att välja på och i de högre nivåerna är PenPen nog så utmanande. Spelets främsta styrka är det sköna flytet och den gulliga grafiken. På minussidan står en smärre brist på variation.
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
As strange as this game is, it's a wonderful diversion from today's me-too style of game. While by no means a game to pay full price for, a discount store will most likely have this one laying around. For people looking for something a little "different," this is one game that should fit the bill.
Player One
Dans le fond, Pen Pen est fort sympathique. Mais le manque de circuit entraîne une certaine lassitude. Dommage, on sent qu'on passe à côté de quelque chose, c'est certain.
Power Unlimited
Pen Pen TriIcelon heeft schattige diertjes, maar dat weegt lang niet op tegen alle negatieve punten. Jammer, want de Dreamcast kan bij zijn lancering wel wat steun gebruiken.
Bei Kindern hätte Pen Pen vielleicht eine Chance. Der Schwierigkeitsgrad passt und die Aufmachung ist auch sehr auf eine junge Zielgruppe zugeschnitten, die sich an den offensichtlichen Fehlern wahrscheinlich nicht so stören wird, wie Jugendliche bzw. Erwachsene. Die werden nämlich angesichts der (aufpolierten) N64-Technik und der schwammigen Steuerung schnell die Nase rümpfen, zumal der Titel auf kurz oder lang keine Herausforderungen bietet. Da nützt auch die ausgefallene Rennspielidee nichts. Höchstens zu ein paar Multiplayerrunden könnte es noch reichen. Alles in allem also glatter Durchschnitt.
PenPen est beaucoup trop peu dense pour permettre de s'amuser pendant très longtemps. Pourtant, au début, on se marre bien à regarder se déhancher les bestioles à l'écran, avec ces graphismes de toute beauté et cette musique si délirante ! :) Malheureusement, PenPen devient lassant, car les courses manquent cruellement d'intérêt...
Defunct Games
There's something to be said for any game that tries to be wholly unique in a tired genre, which Pen Pen TriIcelon certainly does. Unfortunately for the Pen Pens though, even more can be said about what their game doesn't do and that, when all is said and done, could fill a book.
Planet Dreamcast
Unless you're desperately looking for a Dreamcast game for your little tykes to play, you'll probably want to avoid PenPen TriIceLon. It's too short and repetitive to be of much value, but at least it looks nice and may keep kids interested for a short while before they start pawing around for a Soul Calibur CD or something.
The Video Game Critic
Pen Pen should have been a light-hearted romp, but its problematic gameplay and cheesy style prove to be a major turn-off.