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Platform Votes Score
Dreamcast 19 1.5
PlayStation 22 1.5
Windows 21 1.4
Combined User Score 62 1.5


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PlayStationAbsolute Playstation (2000)
Following the recent hype concerning the movie of the same name I was quite looking forward to play-testing the Grinch. First impressions weren\'\'t very good as the game opens up in a featureless cave where basic moves can be practiced. However upon entering downtown Who-ville I quickly warmed to the pleasant landscape and refreshing style of play. Once inside you will find a game as frustratingly addictive as you have ever played. If you are looking for something that plays similar to Spyro, but has puzzles as diverse as Tomb Raider, then the Grinch is for you.
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DreamcastVideo Games (Jan 03, 2001)
Na also! Die Kritikpunkte der PS-Version wurden verbessert. Weder die Kameraperspektive noch die geringe Sichtweite stören nun noch das abwechslungsreiche, gelungene Gameplay. Zwar ist The Grinch grafisch noch weit davon entfernt, das DC wirklich zu fordern, doch immerhin kommt die nette Cartoon-Grafik so ansprechend zur Geltung. Da die Steuerung jetzt noch präziser reagiert, kann ich den DC-Grinch eigentlich jedem Jump'n'Run-Fan wärmstens ans kalte Herz legen. Einzig der doch recht moderate Schwierigkeitsgrad wird echte Hardcore-Zocker nicht sonderlich lange fordern. Doch für jüngere X-Mas-Hasser ist dieser Titel somit umso besser geeignet.
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PlayStationVideo Games (Dec, 2000)
The Grinch besitzt in spielerischer Hinsicht durchaus Qualitäten, doch leider trüben die teilweise störrische Kamera und die ungenaue Steuerung den guten Eindruck. Denn die netten und oft schön fiesen Ideen sind stückweise recht unterhaltsam und die vielfältigen Aufgaben lassen so schnell keine Langeweile aufkommen. Grafisch jedenfalls überzeugt die witzige Animation des Grinch, dafür wirkt der Rest des Spiels oft sehr pixelig. Zumindest jüngere Fans sollten auf alle Fälle mal einen Blick auf The Grinch werfen.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany) (Jan, 2001)
Dank abwechslungsreicher Levels ist Der Grinch für Hüpf-Freunde eine nette Abwechslung.
65
WindowsPC Zone (Aug 13, 2001)
The game doesn't break any new ground, either visually or in terms of gameplay. It runs relatively smoothly, the puzzles are fairly tricky and the graphics and sound are certainly passable. Moreover, it's almost refreshing not to have to worry about being blown to pieces and know that the most dangerous thing around the next corner is likely to be an over-enthusiastic child. If you're prepared to make some serious concessions to your inner child, then you and the Grinch might form a beautiful friendship. If, however, you're more of a blood-and-gore type of a gamer, you might find yourself thinking 'Yes, this is all very pretty, but where's the light anti-tank gun?'
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DreamcastGameSpot (Feb 02, 2001)
Thanks to a number of improvements, the Dreamcast version of The Grinch is actually an enjoyable game--provided you're part of its intended audience. Die-hard action-game players will find the game far too easy and much too tedious to be of any real value, but children and Dr. Seuss fans should be well satisfied.
60
DreamcastGame Vortex (2001)
The Grinch is a game that tried to do something neat and failed. In its quest to blend the Spyro minigame concept with the comically dark world of Dr. Seuss, it falls short of both marks. Instead, we get a muddled goal-based platformer that is bested by tons of other games out on the market today. Unless you're a die-hard Grinch fan that can't get enough of our favourite green villain, you'd do best to steer clear of The Grinch.
60
PlayStationSuper Play (Sweden) (Jan, 2001)
Trots att spelet har många ljusa sidor kommer det aldrig riktigt upp till de självklara julklappsspelen. Kanske beror det på att det varken är originellt eller överdrivet välgjort, eller så förstör spelkonceptet helt enkelt julstämningen. Ett helt okej spel är det i alla fall.
60
PlayStationJeuxvideo.com (Dec 01, 2000)
Konami profite de la période de Noël et de la sortie prochaine du film pour nous offrir sa vision vidéo-ludique de The Grinch. Un titre original mais au gameplay un peu trop ennuyeux pour satisfaire les joueurs de plus en plus exigeants dans le domaine de la plate-forme.
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DreamcastJeuxvideo.com (Jan 09, 2001)
Cette adaptation Dreamcast de The Grinch se révèle quasiment identique à la version Playstation et ne propose aucune amélioration majeure. Le gameplay n'est pas très amusant et s'avère trop répétitif. Un plate-forme 3D qui lasse rapidement.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com (Feb 06, 2001)
Cette adaptation PC de The Grinch est en-dessous de ce qui se fait actuellement dans le même genre sur ce support. Le jeu possède un côté recherche qui prédomine sur l'aspect purement plate-forme, mais on erre toujours dans les mêmes niveaux sans vraiment savoir ce que l'on doit faire. L'ennui gagne rapidement, tant le jeu se révèle ennuyeux.
55
WindowsIGN (Dec 08, 2000)
Unless there's a patch released to fix the camera/control problems and tone down the seemingly accidental difficulty of some of the challenges, The Grinch isn't quite recommendable. With the aforementioned problems fixed, however, The Grinch could easily surprise you with more than a few hours of wickedly delightful holiday distractions.
51
WindowsPC Player (Germany) (Dec, 2000)
Leider machen miese Grafik und hakelige Steuerung das Vergnügen fast zunichte.
50
PlayStationCincinnati Enquirer (2001)
The Grinch and his beloved dog, Max, try to ruin Christmas in Whoville in this video game for PlayStation and PC. Although the game audio is good, with classical music and impressive voice acting, outdated visuals spoil the fun. Better to see the movie or read the book.
50
WindowsCincinnati Enquirer (2001)
The Grinch and his beloved dog, Max, try to ruin Christmas in Whoville in this video game for PlayStation and PC. Although the game audio is good, with classical music and impressive voice acting, outdated visuals spoil the fun. Better to see the movie or read the book.
50
PlayStationIGN (Dec 06, 2000)
I have always been a huge fan of the original animated version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Chuck Jones is an animation god (OK, I exaggerate a tiny winy bit), and it had Boris Karloff (Frankenstien and the Mummy among others) as the narrator as well as The Grinch. Unfortunately just as the live action movie couldn't hold a candle to that legacy, neither can the videogame. The game just feels unfinished. If there was a little more direction in the missions, and the graphics were a little smoother, and the levels had some consistency in the level of difficulty, it may have been decent. As it stands right now, the game is painfully average.
50
DreamcastThe Video Game Critic (Dec 24, 2006)
The Grinch is generally fun and easy to play, but a few of the more tedious missions (read: stealth) are bound to turn off certain gamers. The camerawork is better than average, but the controls to select and use gadgets are needlessly complicated. It's rough around the edges, but the Grinch somehow succeeds in spite of itself. This is one of the few video games I can recall with a Christmas theme, making it a nice title to pull out in December.
50
PlayStationGame Informer Magazine (Feb, 2001)
If I had the energy, I'd be writing this review in a Seussian rhyme scheme. Unfortunately, The Grinch has sapped me of all my creative strength. The game initially seems benign, but the repetitive level goals, made difficult by the engine's inadequacies, get old and annoying amazingly fast. With most Crash and Spyro platformers going for $20, there is no need to see How The Grinch Stole My Christmas Money.
50
PlayStationGamekult (Dec 01, 2000)
Malgré les 10 premières minutes légèrement pénibles et les graphismes un peu bâclés, The Grinch surprend avec son parti pris d'humour décalé. Un concept hilarant et un personnage attachant font de ce jeu un titre divertissant qui plaira aux grands comme aux petits. Les missions sont nombreuses, la durée de vie élevée et plus le jeu avance, plus on est pris dans les blagues et canulars à réaliser. Hélas, le manque de précision de l'interface réduit l'amusement qu'occasionne le scénario et rend le jeu souvent énervant. Malgré cela, The Grinch réserve de bons moments de détente et participe à la magie de Noël.
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PlayStationGameSpot (Dec 20, 2000)
It's hard to believe that this is what Universal Interactive and Konami had in mind when envisioning the Grinch, a poorly animated game that's far too complex and tedious for its intended audience. As Dr. Seuss, may he rest in peace, would say: The game's been Grinched.
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DreamcastPlanet Dreamcast (Feb 05, 2001)
I really did have high hopes for this game: 1) It's based on The Grinch, and 2) it's from Konami. Unfortunately, the game stunk. Bad graphics and terrible gameplay ruined a game with a cool license and awesome soundtrack.
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WindowsPC Games (Germany) (Jan, 2001)
Spielerisch gestaltet sich die Filmumsetzung recht abwechslungsreich; grafisch bewegt sich das Spiel deutlich unter dem Niveau gängiger PlayStation-Spiele - von der umständlichen Steuerung ganz zu schweigen.
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WindowsGame Over Online (Dec 08, 2000)
When the Grinch finally realizes the true meaning of Christmas and all is well again in Whoville, this title is simply a dreadful gaming experience. It lacks entertainment, atmosphere, colourful visuals, solid voiceovers, challenging puzzles, a steady camera, good controls, and anything else a game should have. It's gar… gar… garbage. The only thing it has going for it is its name, The Grinch, which kids will instantly fall for after having watched the movie. This holiday season, The Grinch is stealing something alright, but it's not Christmas.
33
WindowsGaming Age (Sep 05, 2004)
The Grinch is a boring, repetitive, bad looking platformer that follows the same footsteps as everything released before it, and there is no real reason to give it a look. And if you think your kids might enjoy it, think again; it’s sure to frustrate them to no end. Go pick up Crash Bandicot 3 or Banjo-Tooie, instead.
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PlayStationGame Over Online (Dec 08, 2000)
When the Grinch finally realizes the true meaning of Christmas and all is well again in Whoville, this title is simply a dreadful gaming experience. It lacks entertainment, atmosphere, colourful visuals, solid voiceovers, challenging puzzles, a steady camera, good controls, and anything else a game should have. It's gar… gar… garbage. The only thing it has going for it is its name, The Grinch, which kids will instantly fall for after having watched the movie. This holiday season, The Grinch is stealing something alright, but it's not Christmas.
25
PlayStationDefunct Games (Dec 23, 2016)
The Grinch is not the worst platform game, But there's no denying it is very lame. The technical messes would not hold sway If the game itself wasn't a chore to play. Though it would seem ideal for this time of year, Move along, Who-folk, nothing to see here.