Rugrats in Paris: The Movie, is set in Euroreptarland - Mickey has been replaced by Reptar, and Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Phil, Lil and Dil are free to roam the park, and enjoying the amusements that they find. At first the game might seem a bit simple - collecting chocolate bars, and defeating bosses is all very good and well, but it's only after a few goes that the full potential of the game becomes obvious.
Gameplay is made up of adventure and minigames. The minigames seem quite well thought out, and should provide a lot of gameplay for younger gamers, although the difficulty level of a few of them does seem a bit steep at times. The best minigame by far is Chuckie Chan, which involves Chuckie using karate moves.
The Crazy Golf game is brilliant fun, but it sometimes seems to be more based on luck than skill. Baseball throwing and Squirrel bashing are also very addictive and notable parts of the game. Sadly the Bumpercars can't be played head to head, which in a multiplayer game would have been great fun, and instead, like the rest of the game, it is turn based.
Graphics are more impressive than previous Rugrats titles, and will be plenty good enough for younger gamers, who will be there for the fun, and not the graphics quality, but even so, the graphics do seem to be a bit glitchy in places.
Sound is an improvement over the graphics - the music is great, and captures not only the brilliant theme tune, but also some excellent sound effects - on the other hand the voices of the characters are too hard to hear clearly, and some sound effects do seem very low quality. A shame, seeing as the cartoon on TV is so crisp, clear and vivid.
One downpoint which could cause boredom is that things seem so far apart in the park. Surely the amusements could have been closer together - making the park seem massive adds to the "huge big park" feel, but surely when it takes ages to get to where you want to go, this isn't really a price worth paying?
Also the collecting of Reptar bars is only fun for a short time, and it then becomes a bit of a chore. Having said that, the minigames soon out-weigh these problems, and make up for any slower parts of the game.
One for the younger gamers, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie is definitely a game that you can simply pick up and play though. Many of the mini-games have the "just another go" feel to them, and playing the game is fun from start to finish, which at the end of the day, is what makes a game so good.Overall score: 6 out of 10
Players: 1 to 4
Recommended Price: £19.99
Available: NowBuy Rugrats in Paris, from Amazon.co.uk