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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: Interplanetary Mission (PlayStation)

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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
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PSX Nation
Nostalgia overwhelmed me all throughout my short few hours with "Interplanetary Mission", but not enough to blind me to the averageness of E.T.'s latest interactive adventures. Less edutainment and more game seems to be NewKidCo's latest mantra, and we couldn't be happier that it happened to such a nice and lovable character. The PS2 version of "E.T." is the one worth getting excited over, but this PSOne scavenger hunt will amuse those willing to rent or buy it for a few hours.
72
GameZone
Graphically this game features solid animation of E.T. and other creatures. The polygonal environments and plants may seem a little sharp, but that is to be expected. The environments are diverse and entertaining. This is not the most challenging game ever created for the PlayStation, but it is a pleasant diversion. Rated for Everyone, E.T. The Extraterrestrial: Interplanetary Mission will not be for every PS game player, but it will satisfy fans of the movie.
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Playstation Illustrated
Interplanetary Mission is below average on many levels, and especially with the thoughtful design of NewKidCo's GBC release under this license, I'm surprised at this subpar title. The whole spirit of the license is subverted by things like the Heart Stun and the action oriented gameplay, but even putting that aside, the game doesn't make a lick of sense. Without a backstory, the developers could at least have offered some interesting gameplay, but this is a one-trick pony. Level after level of sameness is not enjoyable, and don't try telling me it's just because Interplanetary Mission is aimed at a younger audience. The idea of playing E.T. in a videogame has appeal, and watching the character could be amusing for the first 5 minutes, but most parents will want to run the other way when they read that a critical aspect of gameplay has E.T. 'neutralizing dangerous animals and threatening government agents.' Take a pass on this one.
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Game Vortex
Interplanetary Mission is below average on many levels, and especially with the thoughtful design of NewKidCo's GBC release under this license, I'm surprised at this subpar title. The whole spirit of the license is subverted by things like the Heart Stun and the action oriented gameplay, but even putting that aside, the game doesn't make a lick of sense. Without a backstory, the developers could at least have offered some interesting gameplay, but this is a one-trick pony. Level after level of sameness is not enjoyable, and don't try telling me it's just because Interplanetary Mission is aimed at a younger audience. The idea of playing E.T. in a videogame has appeal, and watching the character could be amusing for the first 5 minutes, but most parents will want to run the other way when they read that a critical aspect of gameplay has E.T. 'neutralizing dangerous animals and threatening government agents.' Take a pass on this one.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Il faut reconnaître que le titre de NewKidCo accumule bien trop de défauts. Son aspect technique assez repoussant et sa jouabilité exécrable font de ce jeu une mauvaise expérience en matière de jeux de plates-formes.
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Cheat Code Central
There is no reason for Newkidco to have made this game, and directly proportionate to that line of thinking, there is no reason for you to play it, unless you hate yourself. If that's the case, then play this one in the bathtub with the TV and the PlayStation submerged with you. And use an extension cord that is showing the bare wires. Don't even rent this for the kids, to give them a piece of nostalgia, they will just think you are stupid. And well, I can't argue with them there. The coolest thing you could do as a parent, is NOT rent or buy this game. Case closed.