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  • Summary: Do you have what it takes to save the neighborhood? The Monster House allows players to experience key moments of the movie as they uncover the mysteries of the house in order to save their neighborhood. Players also take on unique adventures that were inspired by the film. With three playable characters, fans of the film enjoy seeing the movie come to life in their living rooms. Explore a living, breathing house full of traps and mystery. Use water blasters to battle creatures created from a combination of different household objects. Spooky surprises and unexpected random events keep players constantly on their guard. Play "Thou art dead", the 2D arcade game that appears in the movie. [THQ] Collapse
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  1. It's not the perfect game and will probably lead some kids into early carpal tunnel syndrome and hand cramping, but for the five hours it takes to complete, Monster House is a blast to play.
  2. Monster House for the DS copies the Smash TV formula with mostly positive results.
  3. The graphics and sound are well put together, the license is put to great use and the gameplay itself is both original and a homage to retro shooters.
  4. So even though Monster House is better than your average kid's movie game, I just have to imagine most kids will put this down long before I did, and go do something more meaningful, like climb a tree or read a book. [Oct. 2006, p.110]
  5. Despite its repetitiveness and the unfortunate lack of multiplayer modes, Monster House is good game that's perfect for some violence on the run.
  6. 55
    The game doesn't borrow enough from the games it's lifting its ideas from - it's got the graphics engine and the control down, but what it needs is the quick pace and aggressive action to give Monster House that addictive element that made those similar games so classic.
  7. The DS adaption wears out its welcome really quickly with its repetitive gameplay.

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