The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer
|a game by||Helixe|
|Platforms:||XBox, PC, Playstation 2, GBA|
|Editor Rating:||7/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||8.7/10 - 9 votes|
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|See also:||Movie-Based Games|
The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer is what we had before The Incredibles 2 came out and made over a billion dollars! This is a game that was released on pretty much every platform under the sun around a year after the first Incredibles movie hit theatres. The version that I am checking out today is for the Game Boy Advance.
Ahh, So That’s What Happened
I really enjoyed The Incredibles; it was fun seeing Pixar’s take on superheroes. The movie ended on a bit of a cliff hanger when the dastardly Underminer rose up to cause trouble. Well, that is pretty much exactly where this game starts. I think it is really cool that they used this as the story for The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer. The story is told through these pictures and it has a bit of comic book style presentation to it.
Holy 2D Goodness Batman
Most Disney games look good and this one here is no exception. This game is made with lovely 2D sprites and while the presentation is very, very repetitive as there are only three worlds and a handful of enemies. What is here looks great and is animated well enough. It actually makes me wish they had more time in development to add more stuff as I like what is here.
Is Pixar For Kids?
One of the things that I like about Pixar is the way that their movies are enjoyable for the whole family. Kids will have a great time, but so will the adults. What we have here with The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer for the Game Boy Advance is a game that is very much aimed at junior gamers. You can play as either Mr. Incredible or Frozone. The thing is, Mr. Incredible kind of sucks in comparison to Frozone! Frozone is awesome! He is fast, can freeze enemies and he can use ice to fly around the level. Why would you ever not want to play as him? Mr. Incredible, on the other hand, is slow and boring. I only played as him when I needed his strength to open a gate or smash something. This is a repetitive game so making one of the two characters so boring to play as was a big mistake.
Each level has you run around, beating up bad guys until you get to the end. There is not much variety here at all, but I do get the impression this is a game that is made for younger children.
I would not say that what we have here with The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer for the Game Boy Advance is a horrible game. However, it is a very basic one. This is a prime example of how uninspiring licensed games can sometimes be. While it does not do anything particularly bad, it does not do anything all that great either. If you love The Incredibles or know a junior gamer just starting their gaming journey in life it might be worth checking out.
Final Score 7/10 (and a very generous 7 I might add)
- It captures the look of The Incredibles well
- The story is fun
- It is nice and bright
- Playing as Frozone is kind of cool
- It could be a good game for those new to gaming
- The game is very uninspired in every regard
- Password save only which is annoying