The Ripping Friends Game Boy Advance
  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Mar 24, 2002
Metascore
38

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 24
  2. Negative: 20 out of 24
  1. 70
    It seems like a shame that there weren’t mini games or other modes for single player though, since monotony and repetition were the ultimate downers to this title.
  2. 58
    This is a fairly average title with no fresh direction and without a real challenge it won’t keep many Gameboy fanatics busy for long.
  3. 48
    The combat is basic, sloppy, and imprecise, and the spastic overhead camera often gets annoying. [Dec 2002, p.152]
  4. 40
    Upon playing the game without actually watching the show, I'm not sure if the game makes the show look bad or this is just a dreadfully poor translation of a good television show.
  5. 38
    The Ripping Friends isn't half-assed. It isn't even quarter-assed. The game is one-eighth of an ass ... at best.
  6. 35
    This game is for little Timmy, not for you.
  7. 32
    Hit-and-miss action. [May 2002, p.140]
  8. 30
    Without nearly enough sight gags or over-the-top style to actually put that humor in the game, it's kind of pointless.
  9. 25
    For a game that offers nothing but brawler-style combat (along with the occasional jump across a ledge), it's simply not acceptable that the fighting itself is such a boring experience.
  10. 40
    This game is even worse than the show.
  11. Discordant level design, irritating controls, sub-par graphics and sound, and a general lack of the proper Ripping Friends spirit are the game's most notable features.
  12. Discordant level design, irritating controls, sub-par graphics and sound, and a general lack of the proper Ripping Friends spirit are the game's most notable features.
  13. This game is even worse than the show.
  14. The combat is basic, sloppy, and imprecise, and the spastic overhead camera often gets annoying. [Dec 2002, p.152]
  15. Upon playing the game without actually watching the show, I'm not sure if the game makes the show look bad or this is just a dreadfully poor translation of a good television show.
  16. For a game that offers nothing but brawler-style combat (along with the occasional jump across a ledge), it's simply not acceptable that the fighting itself is such a boring experience.
  17. This game is for little Timmy, not for you.
  18. 38
    The Ripping Friends isn't half-assed. It isn't even quarter-assed. The game is one-eighth of an ass ... at best.
  19. It seems like a shame that there weren’t mini games or other modes for single player though, since monotony and repetition were the ultimate downers to this title.
  20. 30
    Without nearly enough sight gags or over-the-top style to actually put that humor in the game, it's kind of pointless.
  21. Hit-and-miss action. [May 2002, p.140]
  22. To put it bluntly, this game is not good at all...The utter repetitiveness of hearing the same 20 second beat again and again made the sound more pain than pleasure.
  23. To put it bluntly, this game is not good at all...The utter repetitiveness of hearing the same 20 second beat again and again made the sound more pain than pleasure.
  24. This is a fairly average title with no fresh direction and without a real challenge it won’t keep many Gameboy fanatics busy for long.

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