Monster House

Game Boy Advance

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
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  1. This fast-paced role-playing game is faithful to the movie and is also downright fun.
  2. 70
    The game looks fantastic and fans of the movie are sure to adore the title.
  3. In my experience, it is usually the GBA title that pales in comparison to the sophistication of its elder sibling. Not so with Monster House. The GBA RPG-like game is the clear-cut keeper.
  4. For fans of action role-playing games, especially those who enjoyed the source material, Monster House offers a reasonable amount of value. If Monster House has one flaw, it's that it may be a bit too difficult for its target audience, specifically younger fans of the film.
  5. This is a well-designed crawl through lots of rooms filled with items to pick up and enemies to blast. Sometimes the action can get a little tedious, but there is enough variety and things to do to keep interest until the end.
  6. It's a pretty good game, especially for a movie license. Young gamers will love it.
  7. Nintendo Power
    Imagine one terrifically long, drawn-out dungeon from "The Legend of Zelda: A link to the Past", then yank out enemy variety, cool weapons, and a constant sense of acomplishment. That's kinda how Monster House for the GBA is. [Sep 2006, p.85]
  8. 50
    The sluggish controls would be forgivable but the graphical glitches like furniture you can get stuck inside of is something that just shouldn't have made it into the game. It's something that should have been caught and fixed in testing!
  9. The controls are just too shoddy, the graphics and sound don't make up for it, and the basic concept has been explored all too many times as it is shown here, with no real evolution presented.
  10. 80
    Older players will recognize its obvious inspiration, and some pre-teens may balk at the surprising level of difficulty, but Zelda knock-off or not, it's a fine game and proof that movie cash-ins on handhelds don't always stink.

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