Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5

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User Score
4.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 3
  2. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. May 7, 2011
    6
    A playable, but overall, visually unimpressive licensed GBA game. Pros: The backgrounds are pure TNBC; some Castlevania influence that surprisingly works; lots of extras/secrets. Cons: Too easy, too short; visually uninspiring; lacks any kind of innovation the film held. Full Review »
  2. JohnF.
    Oct 13, 2005
    4
    Instead of going for a Mario-esque platform experience, the developers of 'Nightmare Before Christmas: Pumpkin King' have turned a promising idea into a dreary 'Castleroid' rip off with no compelling reason to keep going. The map is expansive, sure, but there's not a whole lot to see. Backgrounds are impressive but sprites and levels themselves look like something from the days of GameBoy Color. Sound effects sound like they were pulled directly from "Super Mario Land". You'll see loads of characters and set pieces from the film but in the end, if that's what you want to see, just watch the movie. You'll have a much better time. And this coming from a hard-core 'Nightmare Before Christmas' fan. Full Review »
  3. RyanB.
    Oct 6, 2005
    3
    Uninspired. Graphics nail the Tim Burton style fairly well, but gameplay tries to lift it's formula from Konami's Castlevania, while providing it's own unique twists - and ends up falling flat on it's face in the process. Full Review »