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  • Summary: Based on the book series and the feature film, this game tells the tale of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire, whose parents perish in a fire. Soon after, they are sent to live with their sinister uncle, Count Olaf, in a cavernous mansion. Now you can help the Baudelaire orphans by usingBased on the book series and the feature film, this game tells the tale of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire, whose parents perish in a fire. Soon after, they are sent to live with their sinister uncle, Count Olaf, in a cavernous mansion. Now you can help the Baudelaire orphans by using their special skills to journey through 15 missions, from the deep catacombs beneath Olaf's mansion to the gloomy shores of Lake Lachrymose. Collect household items and assemble them into contraptions for puzzle-solving and combat. Wield those items to battle Olaf's minions. Expand
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  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. You also have the ability to save anywhere. This is helpful for the game not being too frustrating as well.
  3. A great game for kids, and a definite good choice for Christmas for families, especially if they're fans of the Lemony Snicket books.
  4. 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.
  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 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]
  7. Lacking in everything that makes a game enjoyable, this one should have spent more time on the drawing board before hitting the shelves.

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  1. Purlysteadshin
    Jan 1, 2005
    10
    I like all the puzzles, and sunny is great. My brother and I both like this game and we are beating it together.
  2. HenaR.
    May 21, 2005
    5
    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 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. Collapse