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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Overall User Score (46 votes) 3.9


Critic Reviews

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100
Sharkberg (Jul 01, 2015)
Along with the standard four-player game, there are various one-player challenge and puzzle modes to whittle away the hours with. Who knows, maybe you’ll even get a little smarter? And since the Dreamcast is internet-ready, you can even make your own puzzles to share with the world, and download the ones others have made! I have no idea if this is still a thing that works, actually. It worked back then though, and it was the best thing ever.
100
GamesFirst! (Apr 03, 2000)
So ChuChu Rocket is an amazing game for all ages. It's one of those games you can play with Mom and Dad and Junior. And if Mom and Dad and Junior all live in different states, well, you can work with that, too. If you ever loved Tetris, or if you've been enthralled with Othello or its imitators, you will undoubtedly love ChuChu Rocket. It is a monumental occasion – Sega produces the first console game with online playability. Too often technical landmarks like this are made by mediocre games. Sega has pulled it off with the utmost skill, charm, and gaming excellence.
100
Game Vortex (Dec 07, 2002)
Overall, Chu Chu Rocket is very enjoyable and there honestly aren't any dull moments in the game. It's fast, fun, and one of the best puzzle games since Tetris. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up.
100
Thunderbolt Games (Jul 30, 2004)
In the end, it’s my humble opinion that this is in fact the best game Sega made for the Dreamcast, and I’d go as far to say that it’s one of my favorite games they’ve ever created, period. While it doesn’t have the speed of Hang-On or the grandeur of Shenmue, ChuChu Rocket definitely has the gameplay and the replay value to really keep you interested in the title. Pick it up today for dirt cheap, and prepare for one of the quirkiest games ever.
99
Sega Collectors Guild (Oct 04, 2003)
As far as puzzle games go, Chu Chu Rocket is practically flawless. Sonic Team has created yet another masterpiece. Not only is this one of the best puzzle games ever created, but it is one of the best multiplayer games ever created! Chu Chu Rocket is fresh and unique and that's always a welcome addition to an industry that is growing stale with crappy first-person shooters (not that there are not good ones, there are just a lot of bad ones) and a genre plagued with Tetris clones. It may come off as a little to quirky and childish for some, but in all honesty, one cannot hope for anything more from a puzzle game and if you have not experienced this game, get a Dreamcast, four controllers, and a copy of this game. You won't regret it.
91
Gaming Age (Mar 08, 2000)
Chu Chu Rocket is stylish, addictive, and a ton of fun. The online multiplayer modes are definitely a big draw, and shows off the Dreamcast's multiplayer functionality quite well. For $30, how can you go wrong?
90
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Jun 28, 2000)
Chu Chu Rocket is a great game, and as will be said over and over, you can hardly argue with the price, but when it comes down to it, the multiplayer element, the part that Sega want to encourage you to use, is let down by laggy gameplay and imprecise controls. As a single player game, you can’t fault it, and the option to download new levels is a godsend, but I can’t help feeling that even 100,000 registered Dreamarena users is a bit of a shallow victory for Sega.
90
ChuChu Rocket är ett pusselspel på speed, det går så otroligt snabbt att nerverna knappt hinner att förmedla impulserna till fingrarna så att man kan dirigera mössen och katterna till rätt plats. Förutom flerspelarläget för upp till fyra personer finns online-möjligheter och pusselsektioner. ChuChu Rocket kan hålla dig och dina vänner i ett järngrepp framför TV:n länge. Mycket länge.
90
IGN (Mar 07, 2000)
That's the thing about Chu Chu Rocket. When you first see it, you will be completely underwhelmed in some senses, and totally overwhelmed in others. But, as soon as you actually dive in and start playing, you'll be completely blown away. It's fast, it's fun, and it's the type of game you simply have to have at a party. The four-player rocks quite hard, and when you throw in all the other modes and the fact that the DC's first Internet game is also selling at the paycheck-friendly price of $29.99, this truly is a hard game to pass up. But harbor no illusions. This is not exactly Internet gaming at its finest. It is, however, a pretty good first run for Sega, and will be worth the money if you're not too picky about that sort of thing. So my advice to you after this rant? Go grab a copy, blow the dust off your DC modem and prepare to get beat down by yours truly on the Dreamcast Network. I'll be the one sending Cats to your rocket.
87
NowGamer (Feb 29, 2000)
The hottest party game we’ve ever seen, with plenty under the hood for those who are ‘sans’ friends. Ahhh.
87
Shin Force (Jul 28, 2000)
Space cats, eating space mice, who are running for their lives, trying to find the rocket to escape. If this sentence doesn't have you saying "aww, cute, I want to play!" then avoid this game. It's a big Tom and Jerry trip with all the fast paced madness in the gameplay. That's what I'd call a riot of a party game. And for the more pensive, there's the puzzle mode, with a puzzle editor to create your own Gordian knot. This game is oodles of fun!
86
Da Gameboyz (Jul 08, 2004)
Chu Chu Rocket is an hysterical game, with great music and goofy visuals that has completely hooked me as it promised to do. My only beef would have to be the fact that Sega doesn't yet have a broadband option yet for connecting to their game network. As soon as that is rectified, their will be some furious gaming happening.
86
Gamer's Pulse (Jan 08, 2000)
Sonic Team set out to make an addicting puzzle game and that is exactly what they have produced. To make it even more accessible to everyone the game is priced lower than most Dreamcast games currently available. There is not a better deal out there even when compared to those found on late night infomercials. You get the wonderful control, simple gameplay, and not one or two, but up to four-player simultaneous action! As an added bonus you get the Dreamcast’s first Internet game along with the Dreamkey browser to view Chu Chu Rocket’s web page. The cute graphics and the plain gameplay might turn you away at first, but to all you Dreamcast gamers out there, you must at least try this game.
85
Mega Fun (Jun, 2000)
Wie bei den meisten Denkspielen entfaltet auch Chu Chu Rocket sein Flair erst nach mehreren Runden. Alleine macht es auf Dauer keinen allzu großen Spaß, aber gegen andere Pad-Heros wird das Ganze zu einer wahren Reaktions- und Schimpfwörterschlacht. Übrigens erhalten alle in der Dreamarena registrierten User Chu Chu Rocket kostenlos von Sega! Ja, ist denn schon Weihnachten?
85
Still, ChuChu Rocket is crazy fun, and the level builder is a deep experience as well. The Dreamcast may have a lot of delusional fans, but they aren't mistaken about this game's brilliance.
85
Jeuxvideo.com (Jun 23, 2000)
Au final, Chu Chu rocket est un jeu qui réconcilie avec les jeux simples. Une sorte de Tetris des temps modernes qui même sans disposer d'une réalisation hors pair promet des parties amusantes et un gameplay qu'on aimerait voir plus souvent.
84
Defunct Games (Sep 04, 2004)
The presentation of the game is good, but not $50 good. The game quickly aged, and even though it doesn't need flashy graphics or anything like that, it also doesn't have a lot of variety. A good game, but far from a perfect game.
83
Gamers' Republic (Apr, 2000)
As the first game to be playable online for the American Dreamcast, the domestic release of Chu Chu Rocket carries with it a rather hefty significance, as it may be the first online experience for many players. It is perhaps a slightly odd choice considering the market, but there are undoubtedly few multiplayer games as fun and addictive as this one.
83
Game Revolution (Mar 01, 2000)
If you're looking for the most graphically impressive, eye-bulging, jaw-dropping game for the Dreamcast, you definitely should not look at ChuChu Rocket. If, however, you want a solid puzzle game with literally infinite replayability, get out there and launch some mice into outer space. I'll hold on to your Keroppi bag and wait for you here.
82
Video Games (Jun, 2000)
(PAL version)
Wahnsinn! Sucht pur! Chu Chu Rocket! fesselt wochenlang an den Screen – so müssen gute Games sein. Auch wenn ihr die knackigen Puzzles gelöst habt, werden euch die genialen Multiplayer-Varianten so schnell nicht mehr los lassen. Was schon ab zwei Spielern eine Riesengaudi bereitet, steigert sich mit der maximalen Anzahl von vier Spielern zu einem absoluten Partyspaß. Durch den Up- bzw. Download von eigens kreierten Puzzle-Screens durch dürfte allerdings auch Single-only-Spielern genügend Herausforderung geboten werden – austesten konnten wir's leider noch nicht. Leute, greift zu – ein Meilenstein!
82
GameSpot (Dec 13, 1999)
Controlled madness is what great puzzle games are made of. When frenzy is harnessed then unleashed - that's where the competition is fiercest and the moments tensest. The rewards are also the greatest. Sonic Team has tapped into the power of the ancient animosity between mouse and cat, added a dash of technoamphetamine, and wrought Chu-Chu Rocket - the most violent game senators won't try to ban - upon the world.
80
Video Games (Jan, 2000)
Wer gerne puzzlet, wer Multiplayer-Fun sucht und die schwache Präsentation in Kauf nimmt, muss zugreifen.
80
Planet Dreamcast (Mar 14, 2000)
Chu Chu rocks, no doubt about it. The core gameplay idea is ingenious, and Sonic Team has done a great job of exploiting most of the possibilities. While the networking side of things is a little immature and the power-ups are unbalanced, it's a great start for the fledgling online console scene. It's safe to say that Chu Chu Rocket is the puzzle game equivalent of Soul Calibur, a franticly good time for two to four players. Add in the fact that it's only $30 and puzzle fans have an essential purchase. Rock.
70
SEGA-Portal.de (Sep 20, 2009)
Die ersten Matches mit Mitspielern sind der absolute Kracher! Bevor jeder das Spielprinzip verinnerlicht und langsam die Übersicht gewonnen hat, herrscht wirklich Chaos. Auch nach dieser Phase wird’s nicht langweilig. Durch bestimmte Ereignisse (Speed-Up,Everybody Move,Mouse-Mania etc.) erhalten die Spiele etwas Abwechslung. Mit wachsendem Können lenkt man fies die Katzen in die gegnerischen Raketen, wird aber im Gegenzug auch von dessen Pfeilen am Mausgewinn gehindert. Schadenfreude und Ärger liegen hier also ganz dicht beisammen. Wie schon angesprochen, geht Chu Chu Rocket trotz angemessenem Umfang leider zu schnell die Luft aus. Da das Spiel aber seinerzeit praktisch kostenlos war, kann man diesen Umstand locker verschmerzen.
69
4Players.de (Oct 12, 2000)
Das Sonic Team hat graphisch und soundtechnisch ein sehr schlichtes Spiel geschaffen, dass dafür umso mehr im Multiplayermodus überzeugt. Das Gewirre auf dem Fernseher fesselt für viele Runden unter Freunden. Habt ihr drei Freunde, vier Controlpads und natürlich eine Dreamcast, rennt zur nächsten Telefonbuchse und bestellt euch ein Exemplar. Nirgendwo bekommt ihr sonst ein gutes Spiel für eine Konsole geschenkt.
58
The Video Game Critic (Mar 15, 2002)
Once you get the hang of it, ChuChu can get addicting. For the solo player there are some thoughtful puzzle challenges that will test your mind and reflexes. The graphics are whimsical but nothing fancy, and a quirky musical tune plays nonstop in the background. The gameplay eventually wears thin, but you have to give it credit for originality.