• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Sep 27, 2005
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. It's a treat to play something so fresh, and yet so (often frustratingly) familiar. Helmet Chaos strikes the perfect balance between its 20th Century lineage and gameplay for today.
  2. Although not all of the DS’s features were utilized (mainly the touch screen), the challenging gameplay and DS download function more than made up for this.
  3. Frogger isn’t for everyone. While it’s aimed at kids, I find it funny that many kids won’t have the patience that is required to last throughout the levels.
  4. Whereas the console game is bland and broken, the portable game is a lively 3D adventure packed with plenty to see and do.
  5. It's just about the perfect casual game, just right for people who are looking to kill ten or fifteen minutes at a time dodging dinosaurs and snacking on flies.
  6. 68
    It's just a very straightforward game design that, even with its rigid quirks, is more fun than it is impressive.
  7. The game is vibrant, mildly entertaining, and offers an array of puzzles to solve while you navigate Frogger through each level. [Nov p.102]
  8. Certainly seems to be directed towards a younger gaming audience with its colorful environments, cute characters and simple controls. The game is pretty childish with a straightforward story mode and a nice selection of multiplayer games.
  9. Levels are solid in length, interesting in layout, and have a number of challenges that, when the control system fails, come off as being cheap and frustrating.
  10. Helmet Chaos does have a surprisingly quirky sense of humor and some decent voice acting, but it's not enough to recapture the series's long-lost magic. [Oct 2005, p.100]
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. TonyG.
    Dec 3, 2005
    8
    if you liked the gba versions, you will love this ds version. i actually had alot of fun with this title! looks childish, but it's not. if you liked the gba versions, you will love this ds version. i actually had alot of fun with this title! looks childish, but it's not. not worth $30. perfect $19.99 title. excellent job! Full Review »
  2. BlatherscyteBlunderbuss
    Oct 19, 2005
    6
    As a generic top-down, block-pushing, grid-based platform-puzzler, Helmet Chaos is decent enough. It completely fails to capture the spirit As a generic top-down, block-pushing, grid-based platform-puzzler, Helmet Chaos is decent enough. It completely fails to capture the spirit of Frogger, though. Use of every button to obfuscate your traversal of the levels is more annoying than innovative. Full Review »