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XboxGameSpy (Nov 04, 2002)
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger is a by-the-numbers platformer. It doesn't take many chances, but it doesn't make many mistakes. Our hero's various boomerangs are an original touch, but they don't really make him stand out in a world overflowing with mascots. The actual Tasmanian tiger has been extinct since the 1930's, but ironically, a report earlier this year says that Australian geneticists are attempting to clone the marsupial from replicated DNA, thus bringing it back to life. Developer Krome Studios seems to have beaten the scientists at their own game. It brought Ty to life simply by cloning other games.
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GameCubeGameSpy (Nov 04, 2002)
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger is a by-the-numbers platformer. It doesn't take many chances, but it doesn't make many mistakes. Our hero's various boomerangs are an original touch, but they don't really make him stand out in a world overflowing with mascots. The actual Tasmanian tiger has been extinct since the 1930's, but ironically, a report earlier this year says that Australian geneticists are attempting to clone the marsupial from replicated DNA, thus bringing it back to life. Developer Krome Studios seems to have beaten the scientists at their own game. It brought Ty to life simply by cloning other games.
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PlayStation 2IGN (Oct 16, 2002)
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger makes no effort in hiding its influences. This is a Crash Bandicoot clone through and through. But at least it's done in a manner that flatters the source material extremely well. There's item collecting, a hub world connecting several elemental mini-worlds, and lots of characters full of personality. Not quite on the same level as say, something from Naughty Dog or Rare, Krome Studios own attempt at platforming is still enough to warrant a purchase from diehard genre fans. Deserving of a multi-hour play test. Check it out.
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XboxGameZone (Oct 24, 2002)
Despite the fact that there is nothing really innovative presented here, Ty the Tasmanian Tiger is still a delightful romp in the old Outback. Gamers will still get a kick out of the charming characters and interesting objectives so this is a highly recommended rental.
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GameCubeGameZone (Oct 24, 2002)
Overall, this is a well done, cutesy, fun title for the Gamecube which will entertain adults and youngsters alike. Even with the repetitive nature of the genre type at times, It’s evident that Krome strived to do some things differently to make it stand on it’s own two feet and give people something a little different. So if you enjoy platformer titles, and don’t mind the fact that it won’t be any groundbreaking new style or won’t change the platforming world, then you owe it to yourself to at least give this one a rental and see if it’s what you’re looking for.
78
XboxIGN (Oct 16, 2002)
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger has lots to like about it. There are some really clever puzzles, and the levels have a good variety to them. Rarely does the game seem old. The short game time is probably a contributing factor. Most skilled gamers can finish this game in 10-15 hours, while younger gamers may actually have some difficulty finishing it, especially with the boss battles, and also figuring out what to do. The game is definitely more challenging than it seems.
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PlayStation 2GameZone (Oct 23, 2002)
With nothing new to bring to the table, Ty the Tasmanian Tiger is an average platform game that is still entertaining enough. I suggest you rent this one before purchasing it.
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GameCubeGame Over Online (Nov 21, 2002)
All in all, Ty is a decent game for beginners looking for a solid platform experience. While it has good graphics, awesome sound and decent play, the brevity of gameplay winds up selling this title short in the end. This may be perfect for your little brother or sister as you try to indoctrinate them to the world of game playing, but for wily vets looking for a solid platform, you’ll probably wind up looking elsewhere.
75
GameCubeGameSpot (Oct 22, 2002)
What ultimately may influence your decision to purchase the game is its length. There are only 17 levels in the game, and while the nine main levels are very large, the others aren't very complex. Trying to find all the optional collectible items, of which there are many, will take some time, but ignoring them and making a dedicated run from the start of the game to the final battle will take less than 10 hours and even as little as four or five hours for some. The short length is somewhat justified by the game's $39.99 price point and the high quality of the game's content. Ty the Tasmanian Tiger is great for younger players and can provide a satisfying experience for teens and adults as long as they don't mind their replay value coming from finding every last collectible in the game.
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PlayStation 2Game Over Online (Nov 21, 2002)
All in all, Ty is a decent game for beginners looking for a solid platform experience. While it has good graphics, awesome sound and decent play, the brevity of gameplay winds up selling this title short in the end. This may be perfect for your little brother or sister as you try to indoctrinate them to the world of game playing, but for wily vets looking for a solid platform, you'll probably wind up looking elsewhere.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot (Oct 22, 2002)
What ultimately may influence your decision to purchase the game is its length. There are only 17 levels in the game, and while the nine main levels are very large, the others aren't very complex. Trying to find all the optional collectible items, of which there are many, will take some time, but ignoring them and making a dedicated run from the start of the game to the final battle will take less than 10 hours and even as little as four or five hours for some.
75
XboxGame Over Online (Nov 21, 2002)
All in all, Ty is a decent game for beginners looking for a solid platform experience. While it has good graphics, awesome sound and decent play, the brevity of gameplay winds up selling this title short in the end. This may be perfect for your little brother or sister as you try to indoctrinate them to the world of game playing, but for wily vets looking for a solid platform, you'll probably wind up looking elsewhere
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XboxGameSpot (Oct 22, 2002)
Ty's main draw, though, is the supporting cast, which in addition to Julius and Maurie also includes anthropomorphized wombats, platypuses, frogs, and various other Australian fauna. The character designs are nicely done, thanks to some costuming to convey the characters' personalities. For instance, Julius' role as the doddering engineer is enhanced by his wearing glasses, a bow tie, and a workman's apron and his having a pencil behind one ear. It's well executed, if perhaps a little clichéd.
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GameCubeDiehard GameFan (Nov 04, 2002)
3D Platformers are sometimes bogged down with excessively tedious collecting, and sometimes veer off the road of fun. Ty The Tasmanian Tiger does have a lot of collecting, but there is also an emphasis on the puzzles and using the boomerangs to attack enemies. The boomerang concept is unique, and it’s cool to have two (one for each hand), but the execution of the boomerangs focus them on attack. It would be a nice twist if the sequel had more puzzles that made unique use of the boomerangs. Still, Ty is an extremely fun and easy to control game, that would definitely appeal to younger or casual gamers. Hardcore gamers might be turned off by the easy nature of the levels and game in general, but it’s such a joy to play and the characters are so appealing that the short gametime is somewhat forgiveable.
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GameCubeJeuxvideo.com (Nov 21, 2002)
Même si cette version GameCube est loin d'exploiter les possibilités de la console autant que Mario Sunshine, Ty : le Tigre de Tasmanie affiche de réelles ambitions qui se traduisent par une réalisation très cartoon et un gameplay inspiré des meilleurs jeux de plates-formes. Les challenges manquent pourtant un peu d'intérêt et d'originalité, et le faible niveau de difficulté le destine clairement aux plus jeunes joueurs. Les autres le considéreront à juste titre comme moins prioritaire que l'incontournable Mario Sunshine sur ce support.
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com (Nov 21, 2002)
Ty : le Tigre de Tasmanie affiche de réelles ambitions qui se traduisent par une réalisation très cartoon et un gameplay inspiré des meilleurs jeux de plates-formes sur consoles. Les challenges manquent pourtant un peu d'intérêt et d'originalité, et le faible niveau de difficulté le destine clairement aux plus jeunes joueurs. Les autres le considéreront à juste titre comme moins prioritaire que Jak & Daxter ou Ratchet & Clank.
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XboxJeuxvideo.com (Nov 21, 2002)
Même si l'on aurait souhaité voir cette version Xbox exploiter davantage les possibilités de la console, Ty : le Tigre de Tasmanie affiche de réelles ambitions qui se traduisent par une réalisation très cartoon et un gameplay inspiré des meilleurs jeux de plates-formes. Les challenges manquent pourtant un peu d'intérêt et d'originalité, et le faible niveau de difficulté le destine clairement aux plus jeunes joueurs.
70
PlayStation 2Gameplanet (Dec 18, 2002)
It's a bright, colourful, fun, low-stress game that lacks originality, but makes up for that with sheer charm, and the great execution of tried and tested 3D platform/adventure game elements.
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PlayStation 2GamePro (US) (Nov 04, 2002)
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger ends up being a very standard platform game marred by a wonky camera. Still, the vast levels that take a while to fully explore offer a lot of gameplay for the buck.
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XboxPower Unlimited (Dec, 2002)
Met de characters is verder niet veel mis. Ty zelf ziet er wel funny uit en klinkt met z'n Aussie accent minstens zo grappig. Z'n eigenschappen zijn weliswaar niet uniek maar je kunt genoeg uitspoken met 'm zodat hij je niet snel vervelen zal. Het grote arsenaal aan goed- en kwaadaardige beesten (een stuk of dertig) zorgt ook voor gezellige momenten, maar helaas zijn er bepaalde randverschijnselen die Ty geen toptitel maken. Desondanks is Ty The Tasmanian Tiger gewoon een leuke platformgame geworden die vooral jongere gamers bekoren zal.
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GameCubeIGN (Oct 23, 2002)
It seems as though the world will never run out of videogame "platforming" titles. Every year -- especially around this end of the year holiday season -- publishers from all corners of the industry bombard the market with a new fully-controllable animal set loose in a colorful 3D world and on a mission to collect X number gravity-defying objects. It's a formula that we've all seen put into practice many times over since the dawn of the 2D side-scroller. And despite recent technological advancements in the art of gaming, it's a formula that publishers won't be giving up anytime soon for one specific reason -- 3D platformers still sell.
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GameCube64 Power / big.N / N Games (Dec, 2002)
Grafisch hat Ty schon was auf dem Kasten. Sämtliche Umgebungen sind schön detailliert dennoch will beim Erkunden kein richtiger Spaß aufkommen. Tys Animationen laufen flüssig, alles ist sehr bunt und niedlich. Der Tiger selber wirkt wie aus einem Cartoon entsprungen, was besonders jüngere Spieler ansprechen wird. Für diese und auch für hartgesottene Jump‘n‘Run-Anfänger ist der Titel eine akzeptable Wahl. Denn die Steuerung und die zu meisternden Aufgaben sind so konzipiert, dass nun wirklich jeder damit zurechtkommt. Für jemanden, der schon so einige Jump‘n‘Runs hinter sich gebracht hat, stellt Ty the Tasmanian Tiger allerdings keine große Herausforderung mehr dar. Und zur Kultfigur ist es für den kleinen Tiger sowieso noch ein sehr langer Weg.
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GameCubeOfficiel Nintendo Magazine (Jan, 2003)
Les protagonistes sont jolis et séduisants, mais le jeu en lui-même est vraiment très classique. Malgré sa réalisation et son enthousiasme, Ty n'a ni la variété ni l'inventivité d'un Mario. Les caméras trop collantes et les sauts peu instinctifs à diriger posent quelques problèmes, même si le jeunes tigre se manie facilement. Ce jeu de plate-forme est donc un très joli divertissement, exotique et agréable, mais tout de même un peu anecdotique.
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XboxGamePro (US) (Oct 09, 2002)
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger: Australian for average.The Hall of Video Game Mascots is reaching critical capacity but that didn’t stop EA Games from trying to squeeze one more through the door. Unfortunately, the only thing Ty the Tasmanian Tiger really adds to the 3D platformer genre is an amusing Australian accent. Expect to someday see him standing behind a velvet rope in the back room next to the likes of Tomba, Chuck Rock, and James Pond.
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PlayStation 2Eurogamer.net (UK) (Dec 28, 2002)
And if that still sounds entertaining to you, then good luck to you and Ty. You truly deserve one another. The rest of us will get along just fine with dozens of other much better games, thanks.