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ChuChu Rocket is an action puzzler, designed predominantly as a multi-player game. You have indirect control over mice, and must guide them to the safety of a rocket, and away from a cat. You do this by placing arrows on the ground, which they will follow. The multi-player game is a frantic all-against-all duel, in which each player's mice will only follow instructions of their own colour. You can play this mode on your own against CPU opponents, or take on a series of predefined puzzles
- チューチューロケット! - Japanese spelling
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Average score: 83% (based on 48 ratings)
Average score: 3.8 out of 5 (based on 71 ratings with 2 reviews)
The insane simplicity combined with incredible addiction. This was actually the game that made me want a Dreamcast, along with a couple others, but mainly this.
I love the speed and mind blowing action that is taking place at almost every moment.
Very shallow learning curve. "Place arrows on the ground to direct the mice the way you want." It doesn't get much simpler than that for a game.
Lack of a full game map maker. Sure you could make puzzles but you couldn't make any online maps (or single machine multiplayer).
Also the fact that nobody ever wants to play me at the game because I'm quite good at it.
The Bottom Line
Just play it. You'll like it.
Dreamcast · by KFactor (76) · 2003
The simplicity of the game is only skin deep - once you get over the spartan graphics and get involved in the gameplay, you'll have a hard time letting it go. It's simply baffling how the game manages to hook people.
The sheer brilliance lies in the hybrid gameplay: it's both a puzzler and an adrenalin-boosting (online) game. Either play the puzzle modes at your own leisure or play head-to-head with online players, computer players, or people sitting right next to you (the latter being the most preferred -since you can smack them from time to time).
It's a great party game, both fun for players and the audience. Be sure to warn your neighbours -since yelling, cheering, laughter and possibly profanity may be at hand.
The audio tends to get terribly repetive in both puzzle and battle mode, and puzzles tend to have a rather irregular pace -sometimes you're getting a terribly easy puzzle after a very hard one.
The Bottom Line
Basically it's Lemmings and Bomberman combined. Both the puzzle element and the sheer, frantic fun have survived in a package of simple and attractive graphics.
Brilliant gameplay without the window dressing, which especially shines when playing this with three friends.
Dreamcast · by shifter (57) · 2003
1001 Video Games
The Dreamcast and Game Boy Advance versions of ChuChu Rocket appear in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
After closing their hardware development branch, ChuChu Rocket! became the first video game released by SEGA on another console, namely the Game Boy Advance, in 2001.
Wallpaper images can be found on the Dreamcast GD-ROM when using it with a computer's disc drive. They are located in the "Extra" directory.
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- MobyGames ID: 3725
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Game added April 9th, 2001. Last modified March 24th, 2023.