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Tak: The Great Juju Challenge

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
73
3.6
PlayStation 2
69
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Xbox
75
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Combined MobyScore 1 3.6


The Press Says

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91
GameCubeGaming Age
Tak 3 is a complete package. It combines some fine storytelling, great presentation values on every level, interesting puzzles, and great platforming to make for a fun ride that doesn't leave too soon or overstay its welcome.
85
GameCubeGamersHell.com
Whether you're 6 or 60, Tak: The Great Juju Challenge is a truly outstanding series addition that will please any fan of the adventure genre. The game's balanced humor ensures that players won't lose interest, and the ability to jump in and out of proceedings by a second human player definitely adds an extra dimension to what's already a great adventure platform title.
83
GameCubeGame Chronicles
Tak: The Great Juju Challenge is an extremely fun platformer with the best cooperative gameplay I’ve seen all year. All the glitches have been eliminated for yet another hilarious, family friendly addition to the Tak series. With its beautifully animated characters, lush environments, and overall artistic game design, Tak and Lok are poised to fight for the championship in The Great Juju Challenge.
81
GameCubeN-Zone
Im Grunde genommen ist Die große Juju-Jagd nichts anderes als eine aufgepäppelte Variante von Tak 2. Das Leveldesign stammt vom selben Entwicklerteam, auch die Grafik-Engine wurde recycelt. Dennoch überzeugt Teil 3 durch eigene Ideen wie die netten Teamrätsel und den Koop-Modus für zwei Spieler.
80
XboxIGN
This latest Tak entry might have still been a decent platformer even without the following new addition, but it's made a much better one because of it. In the Great Juju Challenge, players don't merely control Tak -- they control Lok, too, and all the time. The two characters remain most inseparable, which makes for some humorous in-game antics and dialogue. More importantly, though, are the entertaining new gameplay dynamics made possible with the dual-character configuration. Gamers can switch between either warrior at any time with the tap of a button. When they take control of Tak, Lok becomes an AI-maneuvered sidekick and vice-versa. Tak is a great sorcerer who can swim. Lok is a great warrior who can climb.
80
XboxGameSpy
Tak and the Great JuJu Adventure is nicely presented, features a variety of tasks and puzzles, and brings enough unique flair to keep you interested beyond the first switch/tile/door thingamabob. Its multiplayer co-op hook is also a nice hook for getting brothers and sisters or moms and dads involved as a sidekick for a little family game action. That's never a bad thing.
80
GameCubeIGN
- Can there really ever be too much of a good thing? Not, according to development studio Avalanche Software and publisher THQ, whose partnership has wielded two successful platformers in the original Tak universe. The continuing adventures of the pint-sized sorcerer and would-be hero to the Pupanunu people have sucked in a dedicated fan base of platformer junkies young and old alike. Now, Avalanche and THQ have created a third installment in the series, Tak: The Great Juju Challenge.
80
GameCubeGameSpy
Tak and the Great JuJu Adventure is nicely presented, features a variety of tasks and puzzles, and brings enough unique flair to keep you interested beyond the first switch/tile/door thingamabob. Its multiplayer co-op hook is also a nice hook for getting brothers and sisters or moms and dads involved as a sidekick for a little family game action. That's never a bad thing.
80
PlayStation 2IGN
Can there really ever be too much of a good thing? Not, according to development studio Avalanche Software and publisher THQ, whose partnership has wielded two successful platformers in the original Tak universe. The continuing adventures of the pint-sized sorcerer and would-be hero to the Pupanunu people have sucked in a dedicated fan base of platformer junkies young and old alike. Now, Avalanche and THQ have created a third installment in the series, Tak: The Great Juju Challenge.
80
PlayStation 2GameSpy
Tak and the Great JuJu Adventure is nicely presented, features a variety of tasks and puzzles, and brings enough unique flair to keep you interested beyond the first switch/tile/door thingamabob. Its multiplayer co-op hook is also a nice hook for getting brothers and sisters or moms and dads involved as a sidekick for a little family game action. That's never a bad thing.
79
XboxGameZone
A Juju Challenge wouldn't be very challenging if you had all day to complete each trial. You know what that means: time limit! Every level is timed. Check points and time limit items increase the number on the clock, giving you more time to see what's waiting for you on far off platform #201 (or whatever presumed number the platform may be). Bonus items and various secrets are out there, but the focus is on the level and how quickly you can get through it.
79
PlayStation 2GameZone
Not since Banjo and Kazooie has there been a pair of characters as interesting as Tak and Lok. In The Great Juju Challenge, their latest surreal adventure, the two heroes must work together in unique and entertaining ways. Sound familiar? The gameplay premise sounds like the other guys, I know. But this isn't the other guys. It's Tak and Lok's adventure, taking place in a weird fantasy world that'll gain numerous "ooooohs!" and "ahhhhhs!" from kids everywhere.
78
XboxTeamXbox
Each challenge that Tak and Lok will take part in is designed as an obstacle course with a timer. While timed missions are the definition of “un-fun” in gaming, there is some wiggle room with The Great Juju Challenge. Players will take part in the standard issue set of platforming game elements throughout each challenge, such as jumping from ledge to ledge, rope climbing, and collecting various objects. While generic in nature, the lush jungle setting, combined with the humor between the game’s two heroes makes it an enjoyable trip.
76
GameCubeKombo.com
Hopefully for their inevitable fourth outing; which for the sake of the franchise will hopefully be next-generation only, Avalanche will be able to take what they have now established in the first three titles and create something truly fresh and remarkable. The material is strong; it’s just time for the gameplay to match the quality of the presentation. With that being said, this is by no means a bad game and if you are a fan of the series or even just a fan of platformers, Tak and the Great Juju Challenge is worth checking out.
75
GameCubeGameZone
While this is Tak’s third adventure, it is our family’s first encounter with him. We’ve been wanting to play an adventure with Tak – he looks like a fun-lovin’ dude. Well, we have had fun with Tak, but not quite as much as we had hoped. It’s time for the Great Juju Challenge, a special tournament played every 60 years in honor of the Moon Juju goddess. This tournament is where competing teams from different tribes get together to demonstrate who’s really the best. Tak and Lok have been chosen to represent the Pupanunu tribe, and may the tribe with the best Juju win!Tak is the brains of the outfit, and Lok is the muscle. Tak’s expertise lies in spell-casting, and while Lok also can use magic, his main contribution in the beginning is the fact that he can pack a mean punch. When they first begin their adventure, they don’t have any spells, but as they progress they will gain new spells and abilities. This is a team competition, and Tak and Lok will play as a team for the entire game.
70
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.fr
Au programme : des sauts, de la grimpette, des descentes en liane, beaucoup d'humour, des personnages attachants, des décors variés et attrayants... bref, tout ce qui fait un bon jeu de plateforme.
70
GameCubeCubed3
Whilst not being the world's most inventive platform adventure on the market, the clever use of character interaction and speed challenges keeps the whole game fresh. If it was not for the rudimentary basics of the genre not being spruced up, then this would be a definite for recommendation. Instead it turns into a 'rent' or 'find cheap' sort of game.
70
GameCubeJolt (UK)
Nonetheless, it’s hard to squabble with a title that lets you slide down endless vines before flying off to whack a few enemies around the head with a large mallet. If that sounds at all immature, then that’s entirely appropriate. Platform titles on the whole are still finding their feet a decade on from the dimensional leap that was almost forced upon them. To Avalanche Software’s credit, The Great Juju Challenge represents a valid step towards a final acclimatisation.
70
GameCubeAceGamez
Tak: The Great JuJu Challenge takes a fairly average platforming formula and puts a unique turn with it, making each level a race against the clock where speed is of the essence, but so is exploration. Other than that, there isn't anything strikingly new in this game, but if you are a fan of the genre or the Tak TV show, there is enough here to make it worth a look, and while the addition of co-op play and characters with unique abilities that must work together to solve puzzles isn't original, it is certainly very well implemented here, making this a light-hearted bit of gaming fun for platform fanatics of all ages, but ideally suited to the kiddies.
70
XboxGame Informer Magazine
Someday, there will be a great game starring these characters, but I have yet to actually see it. Tak and Lok (who is now playable) are funny and endearing, but the gameplay has yet to live up to the characters' potential.
70
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
Someday, there will be a great game starring these characters, but I have yet to actually see it. Tak and Lok (who is now playable) are funny and endearing, but the gameplay has yet to live up to the characters' potential.
70
PlayStation 2Jolt (UK)
Nonetheless, it’s hard to squabble with a title that lets you slide down endless vines before flying off to whack a few enemies around the head with a large mallet. If that sounds at all immature, then that’s entirely appropriate. Platform titles on the whole are still finding their feet a decade on from the dimensional leap that was almost forced upon them.
69
GameCubeGame Freaks 365
What can be said in conclusion? Well, you probably won't have much reason to replay this game after you beat it, as there is no reason to do so that I am aware of and the game lacks the addictiveness of Super Mario Bros. 3 or even Super Mario 64, but the game is fun while it lasts and seems to have a fair length to it. If you are a fan of the previous Tak games, you'll probably enjoy this one as well, and if you are a fan of platformers, it is also worth looking into.
65
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Même si la série n'est pas dénuée de charme, on se rend bien compte que les épisodes de Tak se suivent et finissent par se ressembler un peu trop. Bien que le système de progression ait subit quelques modifications, le déroulement de l'aventure ne nous étonne pas assez et laisse un sentiment de déjà-vu. Reste heureusement les bonnes idées inhérentes à la progression en duo, avec notamment la possibilité de jouer à deux simultanément.
65
GameCubeNintendoWorldReport
Tak: The Great Juju Challenge is respectable with some high moments, but the last set of levels aren’t quite as fun, and the final Proving Grounds battle is outright frustrating and repetitive. Since the game can be easily beaten in a day or two, it may be best as a rental.
65
GameCubeNintendo Spin
The original Tak is one of my least favorite current generation platformers. Then Tak 2 came along and got some fairly decent ratings from game journals like IGN. So I'm not so sure where Tak 3 fits into this. Again, it's just average, mediocre, generic fluff with a heavy tint of annoyingness. Fortunately, the game is so forgiving, it's hard to stay mad at it. With a half-decent co-op mode included, Tak 3 has more charm than Tak 1 ever could achieve. But a problematic game is still a problematic game, no matter how many people get involved. If you really want good co-op, check out the Four Swords Adventure or LEGO Star Wars. Tak 3 is strictly last resort bargain material.
65
GameCubeJeuxvideo.com
Même si la série n'est pas dénuée de charme, on se rend bien compte que les épisodes de Tak se suivent et finissent par se ressembler un peu trop. Bien que le système de progression ait subit quelques modifications, le déroulement de l'aventure ne nous étonne pas assez et laisse un sentiment de déjà-vu. Reste heureusement les bonnes idées inhérentes à la progression en duo, avec notamment la possibilité de jouer à deux simultanément.
63
PlayStation 2Next Level Gaming
Ho hum. That's the feeling I got playing this game. I love a god action adventure game, but this one left me wanting. The controls felt loose and sluggish, and so did the rest of the game. It doesn't have much graphic firepower, and really the only things I enjoyed were some of the puzzles when I could get Tak and Lok to do what I needed them to do. This is one of those games that if your 9 year old pointed to on the shelf at Blockbuster, then you could justify the rental fee. But this is not a game for any serious gamer.
62
XboxGameSpot
Tak 3: The Great Juju Challenge is the third iteration of the Nickelodeon-fueled Tak franchise, which focuses on a young (or maybe he's old--but he's certainly cute either way) tribal boy named Tak and his dopey buddy Lok. The story centers around a competition that happens once each generation, called, you guessed it, The Great Juju Challenge, which tasks competitors with completing various levels, competing in vehicle destruction challenges, beating the clock, and scoring the maximum number of points. The gameplay focuses on the balance between Tak and Lok's different moves and how they work together, and you can play single-player with the computer's help, or you can play split-screen cooperative mode with another player. Tak 3 certainly has some adorable moments, but they're overshadowed by a frustrating design and sloppy gameplay mechanics. If you're looking for a fun and interesting platform experience that won't infuriate you, you can do much better than Tak 3.
62
GameCubeGameSpot
Tak 3: The Great Juju Challenge is the third iteration of the Nickelodeon-fueled Tak franchise, which focuses on a young (or maybe he's old--but he's certainly cute either way) tribal boy named Tak and his dopey buddy Lok. The story centers around a competition that happens once each generation, called, you guessed it, The Great Juju Challenge, which tasks competitors with completing various levels, competing in vehicle destruction challenges, beating the clock, and scoring the maximum number of points. The gameplay focuses on the balance between Tak and Lok's different moves and how they work together, and you can play single-player with the computer's help, or you can play split-screen cooperative mode with another player. Tak 3 certainly has some adorable moments, but they're overshadowed by a frustrating design and sloppy gameplay mechanics. If you're looking for a fun and interesting platform experience that won't infuriate you, you can do much better than Tak 3
62
PlayStation 2GameSpot
Tak 3: The Great Juju Challenge is the third iteration of the Nickelodeon-fueled Tak franchise, which focuses on a young (or maybe he's old--but he's certainly cute either way) tribal boy named Tak and his dopey buddy Lok. The story centers around a competition that happens once each generation, called, you guessed it, The Great Juju Challenge, which tasks competitors with completing various levels, competing in vehicle destruction challenges, beating the clock, and scoring the maximum number of points. The gameplay focuses on the balance between Tak and Lok's different moves and how they work together, and you can play single-player with the computer's help, or you can play split-screen cooperative mode with another player. Tak 3 certainly has some adorable moments, but they're overshadowed by a frustrating design and sloppy gameplay mechanics. If you're looking for a fun and interesting platform experience that won't infuriate you, you can do much better than Tak 3.
50
GameCubevideogamer.com
Tak: The Great Juju Challenge will please fans of the series, particularly when played with a fiend. The co-op nature of the gameplay causes a few problems if tackled alone, and the camera takes some getting used to, but the characters and story are often humorous enough to make persevering worthwhile. It's no classic, but it's certainly a game kids should enjoy.
50
PlayStation 2Pro-G
Tak: The Great Juju Challenge will please fans of the series, particularly when played with a fiend. The co-op nature of the gameplay causes a few problems if tackled alone, and the camera takes some getting used to, but the characters and story are often humorous enough to make persevering worthwhile. It's no classic, but it's certainly a game kids should enjoy.