Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Jul 27, 2012
    40
    For four times the price of the eShop game, this is definitely not worth the investment. Stick to the original or opt for something far better for creative minds, New Art Academy.
  2. Nov 19, 2012
    48
    Freakyforms Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive! is an admirable premise that spoils well before its implied expiration date. Creating hilarious living monstrosities out of crude odds and ends yields satisfying and impressive results, but endearment becomes tragedy when you discover there's nothing of interest to do with them. The simple act of creation might be enough for some, but I was bored to tears after that particular novelty wore off.
  3. Aug 24, 2012
    65
    Great for kids - to save on construction paper. [Oct 2012, p.89]
  4. Jul 31, 2012
    70
    There's no denying the dungeons are a minor addition, however, so anyone who owns the original 3DSWare release may not see the value in upgrading. Everyone else, you'll need to still have that childlike sense of play and a certain ability to make your own fun – or at least some children of your own – to get the most out of this.
  5. Aug 14, 2012
    67
    If you can't get enough of creating colourful and unique creatures, you'll get the right tool with this game.
  6. Jul 25, 2012
    65
    If you haven't played FreakyForms before, this is probably the version to get, though the few improvements aren't enough to make the extra investment worthwhile for those who already own the downloadable version.
  7. Sep 24, 2012
    70
    When a game is so far outside the square in terms of creativity, it can be a dangerous dance between something ridiculous and genius. Fortunately FreakyForms Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive! falls into the almost genius category with its charming and simplistic gameplay with massive customisation options. With fun gameplay, easy controls, this is definitely the most quirky game of the year and if you're looking for something totally different, check it out!
  8. Aug 15, 2012
    75
    Freakyforms Deluxe might be one of the most bizarre games we have played on the 3DS so far. It's a chaotic combination of silly jokes, childish graphics, platform action, weird music and your own creative mind. One moment you're saving a king with a pink, smart phone owning dinosaur and the next you'll be scrubbing the back of your own car… underwater… with a moustache. In short: this game makes absolutely no sense, yet it is brought in a way that makes it quite fun to play.
  9. Jul 30, 2012
    50
    The creature editor is still fun, but this is no more a video game than the first version and considerably less value for money.
  10. Jul 31, 2012
    65
    Freakyforms comes alive only if you invest the time. Don't, and there's not much here besides sticking eyes on shapes and making them jump through hoops.
  11. Nov 11, 2012
    60
    It's a bland platformer filled with repetitive tasks. [Nov 2012, p.76]
  12. Oct 1, 2012
    65
    It shows so much promise, and you'll love your first couple of hours, but it will become stale well before it should.
  13. This enhanced version of the eShop gem is best for those who haven't already bought the predecessor. Still a great laugh regardless.
  14. Jul 27, 2012
    60
    You're not buying much of a game with Freakyforms Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive! but if you're of a creative persuasion, that shouldn't stop you from taking a closer look.
  15. Jul 30, 2012
    65
    A simple proposal to foster creativity, especially in the younger players. An entertaining game that has jumped from the digital stores to the retail and somewhat lacks some more content.
  16. Jan 23, 2013
    57
    If you want a game that captures what Freakyforms Deluxe tries to do, you're best served hunting down the Drawn to Life games for the original DS. Kids might find the game entertaining in spite of the number of demos, but without a demo, it's hard to recommend risking the cost.
  17. Aug 11, 2012
    65
    This game is difficult to describe. It is somewhere childish, but it's also cute. It's all about creating and exploring. It's a decent game but a little bit weird to play and understand.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Nov 24, 2012
    10
    Fun and interesting, it just doesn't make me stop playing! It's a expanded version of the old "freaky forms: your creations, alive!" with aFun and interesting, it just doesn't make me stop playing! It's a expanded version of the old "freaky forms: your creations, alive!" with a dungeon, a all new power-up, and more parts! I like how they put four types of formees that you can make, which are: speedy, aggressive, defensive, and ???(Find out yourself!) It's like rock, paper, scissors! I also like how you can fight against the guest formees in the dungeon. It's a game that will make me never stop! Also, the dungeon makes it like a adventure instead of nothing. Without this, there will be no action, it will just be a simple game without this. With the power-ups, it makes the game even funner! There's like about 50 of them! They are useful when you go through the dungeons. Some of these power-ups you can use outside of a battle! Finally, there's the multiplayer game where you create formees with friends! Good thing we don't need multiple copys of "freaky forms deluxe: your creations, alive!" The host will be able to pick a theme(the person who writes the theme is random!) or without a theme. You can also take pictures of the formees you and your friends made(with a qr code and a picture with all the formees!) One thing I wished they added was if they added formee vs formee(player vs player) by doing wireless multiplayer. At least we could make it since the guest can be go against us in the dungeon!(player vs guest) Full Review »
  2. May 27, 2013
    6
    Colorful, creative, customizable. It's weird and consistent, but can get too repetitive and fairly bland after a while. There's enough replyColorful, creative, customizable. It's weird and consistent, but can get too repetitive and fairly bland after a while. There's enough reply value but I can't say it's so fun that I'd want to go back and try to complete everything there is to do as what's there doesn't really give a great sense of accomplishment or reward. The 3D effect isn't too effective either as this is essentially a 2D game with the potential for some cartoony depth. A fair distraction. Full Review »