Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. In many ways this might just be my favorite GBA title of 2004. The designers have combined some really inventive gameplay that mixes collection, action, and puzzles with a great story and stylish presentation.
  2. A great game for kids, and a definite good choice for Christmas for families, especially if they're fans of the Lemony Snicket books.
  3. You also have the ability to save anywhere. This is helpful for the game not being too frustrating as well.
  4. The need to select actions from a list of commands makes the game move at a slower pace than most platformers, but the variety gives the adventure depth. [Dec 2004, p.150]
  5. There is just nothing that really makes this game pop. It's not memorable. It does not stand out in my mind. And that is the most unfortunate event of them all.
  6. The different characters manage the spice the game up a bit, and should be enough to satisfy younger fans of the film.
  7. 75
    A great game for anyone who likes side-scrolling, collection-based games but wants to try something with a lot of new twists on the genre.
  8. Lacking in everything that makes a game enjoyable, this one should have spent more time on the drawing board before hitting the shelves.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. HenaR.
    May 21, 2005
    It s a okay game because it makes sense with what is happening in the books but the g raphics are horrible. I had just played a DS game before I played the ASOUE one and it was so muh diffrent because the graphics were horrible. Full Review »
  2. Purlysteadshin
    Jan 1, 2005
    I like all the puzzles, and sunny is great. My brother and I both like this game and we are beating it together.