Glover (Nintendo 64)

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.8
Overall User Score (11 votes) 3.9

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מאוד אהבתי את המשחק, את העיצוב ואת המקוריות שלו. אישית, אני ממליץ.
Total! (Germany)
Zeitgleich mit der PC-Version erscheint Glover am 20. November. Wer also gerade seinen Weihnachtswunschzettel ausfüllt oder sich selbst eine Freude machen möchte, sollte eine Weile probespielen und sich diesen Handschuh ruhig einmal „überstreifen“. Denn der paßt verdammt gut, und es macht eine Menge Spaß, die Bälle und Kugeln durch die abwechslungsreichen Welten zu führen.
In the end, Glover is just plain fun--I have to admit I have become quite addicted to it. In the game, it's not always obvious what you're supposed to do next and, for me, a game that keeps me thinking keeps me coming back. Sure Glover is not perfect, but with totally unique gameplay and characters that are an absolute riot, Hasbro Interactive has a winner on its hands. That's a good thing, because I'm sure that if they make a Glover 2 or Son of Glover or whatever, it will be even better than the original, and that's not bad at all.
Video Games
Für mich ist Glover eine gekonnte Mixtur aus Marble Madness, Marioesken 3D-Welten und einer Scheibe Sony. Einerseits ist die Steuerung genauso intuitiv wie beim Klempner-Kollegen Mario. Glover hüpft, rennt, verschiebt Objekte, und die Kamera hält in feinster 3D-Manier Schritt. Andererseits erinnert gerade die Zauberkarten-Thematik stark an Sonys Maskottchen. Der Fausthieb im Herunterfallen z.B. entspricht fast exakt Zerschlagen einer Kiste per Bauchplatscher bei Crash. Was dieses Game jedoch unverwechselbar macht, ist die geniale Trickserei mit den Bällen. Habt Ihr einmal zu dribblen, zu balancieren und zu jonglieren gelernt, merkt Ihr, wieviel neue Gameplay-Elemente hier gefeatured werden. Obwohl es bei der Grafik (schlappe Texturen, wenig Details, unscharf) ziemlich hapert, hat Glover richtig Klasse.
Power Unlimited
Glover is op het eerste gezicht een vreemde game met ietwat lastige controls, maar wanneer je die eenmaal onder de knie hebt, is het pret met hoofdletter P.
Hasbro's first game shows a lot of creativity and promise. This is a very good game. It would be a great game if the worlds were better fleshed out, the camera angles were easier to maneuver, and the character controls were more intuitive and natural (though I understand this is extremely challenging). Basically, they should have played a few more games of Super Mario World before they called this one done. I would only recommend this game to fairly hard core video gamers who like comic animation games.
Game Revolution
Glover reminds me a lot of Iggy's Reckin' Balls in that they both look like simple or boring games, but underneath the kiddie candy-coated exterior lies a good game with an amazing amount of depth. Kudos to Hasbro Interactive for bringing something original to the tired platform genre. If you've got the time, try Glover on for size.
Nintendo Power Magazine
Although Glover doesn't have the big name like Zelda or Turok 2, it's a quality game that won't disappoint. Its worst failing is that it is being released at a time with so many other great games. It's completely original and inventive, and the play control is extraordinary.
Mega Fun
Glovers Abenteuer präsentiert sich vor allem erfrischend anders. Die Idee, einen Ball durch einen Jump&Run-Level zu dirigieren, ist zwar nicht völlig neu (ich erinnere mich zum Beispiel an Soccer Kid für der Amiga 500), aber recht unterhaltsam in Szene gesetzt worden. Wenn allerdings nur die Steuerung nicht so haarsträubend empfindlich reagieren würde! Unfaire Spielsituationen und folgende Frustration scheinen mir deshalb vorprogrammiert. Daher bleibt trotz interessanter Ansätze der Spielspaß etwas auf der Strecke.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
I'd love to be able to wholly recommend this for it's original perspective on a tired genre, but it's let down by some flaws that can't be ignored. The controls seem to rely more luck than judgement, not in the least because Glover himself and the ball seem to operate under different laws of physics. On top of this, the camera system is incredibly obstructive and often makes solving the simple puzzles more difficult than necessary.
Voilà un jeu qui s'annonçait bien : un concept novateur qui paraissait séduisant, des photos d'écran alléchantes, mais la mauvaise jouabilité ternit le tableau. Souhaitons qu'Hasbro continue dans la voie de l'innovation, mais en portant une plus grande attention au gameplay de ses jeux.