Animaniacs: The Great Edgar Hunt Reviews (GameCube)
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Game Vortex (Oct 27, 2005)
Animaniacs is an okay game that can be lots of fun, but if you get frustrated easily, this is not a game you should pick up.
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network (Oct 19, 2005)
An acceptable game that is worthy of its low price. I highly recommend this to younger gamers and anyone who was a fan of the show! Experienced gamers may be turned off by its simplicity but that shouldn’t stop them from enjoying an overall fun game!
GameSpot (Jan 25, 2006)
It's been about seven years since the Animaniacs animated series was canceled, and at least a few years since it disappeared even from syndication. But that hasn't stopped Warthog and Ignition Entertainment from bringing out a new platform game based on the smart-alecky Warner brothers (and sister). Animaniacs: The Great Edgar Hunt is very kid-friendly, with only mild cartoon violence, so it makes you wonder who exactly the game is aimed at. Those of us who grew up enjoying the antics of the Animaniacs are all in college or older, while the adolescent age group this game seems to cater to probably wouldn't recognize the characters at all. Despite that conundrum, The Great Edgar Hunt is a good, if not very original, platformer in its own right, offering up some funny writing and interesting environments to explore.
64 Power / big.N / N Games (Jul, 2005)
Das Gameplay erinnert an Crash. die gestellten Aufgaben sind teils sehr witzig, erfinden die digitale Hüpferei aber nicht neu. Dennoch müssen sich die Animaniacs gerade mit Hochkarätern wie Sonic Heroes messen und hier erblassen sie doch vor allem vor dessen Technik und Spielwitz. Flashpoint selbst sieht dieses Problem offensichtlich auch und stellt Animaniacs: The Great Edgar Hunt für den Freundschaftspreis von 30 Euro in die Regale. Allerdings kosten die Genrekönige derzeit auch nicht viel mehr.
Mag'64 (Aug 12, 2005)
Dazu die vielen Upgrades und dem damit verbundenen Hin und Hergewusel zwischen den Welten. 3 Charaktere die man steuert und viele witzige Dialoge der deutschen Sprachausgabe wissen zu gefallen. Zwar ist der Schwierigkeitsgrad nicht bei allen Aufgaben im Spiel wirklich knackig, dennoch kommt man für 90-100% im Spiel auf gut 15 Stunden Spielzeit. Einen wirklich dicken negativen Punkt hat das Spiel eigentlich nicht. Wie immer wünscht man sich mehr Welten und noch mehr Aufgaben. Aber das liegt in der Natur des Spielers, dem ein solches Spielprinzip gefällt. Die Zielgruppe der Animaniacs liegt sich tiefer als bei einem Mario Sunshine, dennoch macht man keinen Fehlkauf. Im gesamten eine ordentliche Umsetzung mit viel Humor und sinnvollen Gameplay Inhalten ohne das Rad neu zu erfinden.
GamersHell.com (Sep 26, 2005)
While Animaniacs: The Great Edgar Hunt might not be the best-looking game on today's market, the thought behind it is certainly well appreciated. Playing with Yakko, Wakko, Dot, Pinky and The Brain will bring back happy memories to older gamers and will certainly amuse younger gamers with its humor and cartoon feel.
Video Game Generation (Nov 28, 2005)
Animaniacs: The Great Edgar Hunt is by no means the best platform game on the system, but it does all the right things to make it the best Animaniacs game to date. Combine that with a MSRP of $19.99, and it's a good purchase for children or nostalgic adults.
GameZone (Nov 11, 2005)
Animaniacs: The Great Edgar Hunt is a decent enough game, but not what it could have been. The Warner Bros. (and Sister) are a hoot and a great premise for a console game, but the idea wasn’t developed enough. The Pinky and the Brain mini-games are right on target in utilizing the humor of the show, but the platform action isn’t very exciting. There’s not enough variety in collectibles, and the lack of information about what to do next bogs down the gameplay. The levels are fairly well designed, but not fun enough to keep revisiting again and again after all the collectibles have been gathered. Parents may want to think about this game before purchasing, as they will probably have to help the younger kids play.
Game Critics (Feb 08, 2006)
Even with these problems, the game still manages to be an above-average platformer, and a credit to its source material. It's not the best platformer of last year, nor does it break any new ground. Still, there's something here for just about everyone. For fans of the show it's a wonderful new piece of new Animaniacs content. For everyone who isn't lucky enough to have seen the show, it's a solid piece of gameplay along with an opportunity to connect with some really wonderful comic characters.
GameBump/Gaming Horizon (Oct 25, 2005)
Animaniacs: The Great Edgar Hunt is a decent game if you are between the ages of five and ten and enjoy the cartoon series. Older gamers will find it to be far too simplistic and often frustrating since it can be difficult to know what to do or where to go next. The use of the Animaniacs license is refreshing, especially after so many years, but the game needed some more fine-tuning before being released, especially on the camera and integrating a help system. I would recommend this game for young players who are fans of the television show; however there are better children’s games out there that provide more entertainment for your dollar.
Game Chronicles (Oct 28, 2005)
It's hard for me to see a good game ever being made out of a cartoon like Animaniacs. In that light, I give Ignition Entertainment marks for effort, if nothing else. But even if you're working with a franchise that's difficult to translate into a control pad and gigadisc, there isn't any excuse to saddle it with shoddy, uninspired trappings.
Gaming Nexus (Nov 04, 2005)
After a throw-away attempt on the DS, Warthog has constructed a passable platformer with the Animaniacs franchise. You won't find anything fresh or spectacular, but the gameplay is competent and the show has (finally) been recreated with some decent accuracy.
Cubed3 (Sep 25, 2005)
This could potentially have been so much better, but for reasons unknown the potential was thrown out of the window, leaving a game that I could not seriously even recommend to younger children. A wasted opportunity...
Jeuxvideo.com (Aug 03, 2005)
Si on se faisait une joie de trouver la petite troupe des Animaniacs dans un nouveau jeu vidéo, on déchante rapidement. La jouabilité ne suit pas du tout et couvre le plaisir qu'on pouvait avoir à les suivre dans leurs folles aventures. Tant pis, ce sera peut-être pour une prochaine fois.
Netjak (Jan 18, 2006)
When the game manages to find its groove, it’s absolutely hilarious and incredibly fun. But between those moments of inspired lunacy and brilliance are vast half-hours of monotony. The great moments in the game seem to underline more that there was so much more potential left untapped. There are a couple of Animaniacs die-hards, like myself, that will glean some joy out of this game. But for the vast majority, it’s one step towards a great licensed game, which only serves to highlight where it falls deficient.
Diehard GameFan (Oct 18, 2005)
The Great Edgar Hunt is okay, but certainly not something that you’ll sit down and play for hours at a time. Between the camera and the lack of direction, chances are you’ll find yourself becoming frustrated and choosing to turn the game off rather than continue on. There is some addictiveness to be found within, however. Along the way you’ll run into a number of Pinky and the Brian mini games which are both entertaining and amusing. Combine these with the main game’s inherent humor, and fans of the original series will probably find themselves curious as to what sight gag or reference will show up next. Again, it won’t keep you glued to your television, but there is enough here to keep you interested for small stretches of time.