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
  1. A beefy and satisfying adventure on a system that probably doesn't have many big games left in the pipeline.
  2. 80
    TOSE has done a topnotch job of proving it's possible to create a licensed game perfectly playable by children and adults alike without insulting the intelligence of either, one of the highest compliments that can be laid on games with such a shameful expectation attached.
  3. It's dramatic and overdone in typical Burton style. You can continue where you last saved or simply quit, but I'd recommend letting Jack die at least once just so that you can witness how cool it looks.
  4. 65
    Nightmare Before Christmas might not be all that amazing visually, and audio-wise it's the absolute pits.
  5. Strip away The Pumpkin King's look and feel and you're left with a "Castlevania"-influenced platformer with only a handful of weapons and run-of-the-mill boss battles. [Dec 2005, p.116]
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 »