Finding Nemo GameCube

Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
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  1. Nintendo Power
    78
    Excellent graphics, animation, voice acting and control make the GCN adaptation of Finding Nemo a pleasure to watch and play. [July 2003, p.145]
  2. One of the best movie-licensed games I’ve seen so far this year and I highly recommend it for kids and their parents or anyone just looking for a fun and unique game.
  3. It’s frustrating at certain points, while other gameplay is sloppy executed.
  4. Game Informer
    68
    Unlike a lot of titles geared toward the younger set, this one is actually fun and well designed, with great graphics and good sound. [Aug 2003, p.93]
  5. While there have certainly been worse Disney games in the past, this adaptation of Finding Nemo is just an average game with a few kinks that mar an otherwise decent experience.
  6. A pleasant game, surprisingly tough in places and if you're over 13, probably likely to be the cause of quite a few broken joypads in its flawed glory.
  7. IGN
    60
    Horrid load times. There is no reason why it should take more than three minutes to get to a level, especially considering the age group this game is targeted at. And there's certainly no reason the GameCube version should take longer to load or look worse than the PS2 game.
  8. An uncomfortable, awkward attempt at a platform adventure title.
  9. 54
    Whether it is the long loading times, the low framerate, or the poor control, there is really no reason for anyone except a hardcore fan to purchase this game.
  10. If it really was designed with the younger gamer in mind, the excessively long load times should really have been minimized. If the slightly older sibs/parents were also the intended audience, some more button controls during both the 3d and side-scrolling sequences would have been very much appreciated.
  11. netjak
    43
    Making a game intended for children does not make poor game design OK. While children may indeed enjoy parts of Finding Nemo, it is likely it will greatly frustrate them in the long run, and frustration for frustration’s sake is simply no fun.

Awards & Rankings

#56 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003
#24 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2003
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Jul 24, 2015
    0
    This game is so bad that I am writing a review about it at 1:42 in the morning, 12 years later! Probably cause I have nothing better to do.This game is so bad that I am writing a review about it at 1:42 in the morning, 12 years later! Probably cause I have nothing better to do.

    I'm really not sure where to begin here. I've analyzed this game with a team of scientists, and we've all come to the unanimous conclusion that this game is the worst thing since cancer. Never before have I been subjected to such lengthy loading screens. What is it even loading? This ocean isn't even open world! And a game has to be open world to be good. That's just logic for you.

    I'm not even invested in any of the characters! Only people who are used to swimming through bubble rocket launching spinning bubbles of power launches will relate to these fish! If you like throwing controllers at your television because that dumb shark keeps catching you Every. Single. Time. Then sure. Play away. But if you actually care about your health and well-being and you actually want to grow up to be a normal, functioning member of society, well then join the club. The creators of this game owe the world an apology for this abomination of repetitive, sickening, ugly mess of a game. I took their bait so you wouldn't have to. I'm a hero like that.

    And the worst part is that I'll never know how it ends! Because I'm still playing this piece of trash after 23 years!

    You know what. I take back that trash statement. This game is below trash. It's the trash can! The bin of awfulness that keeps all the other awfulness in check! It deserves an improper burial at sea.

    I'd say more, but considering that this game is pretty much filled with awfulness, I guess that's really it. I mean seriously, the creators deserve an award for being able to stuff such awfulness into one compact disk! Perhaps that's why it takes so long to load. And the game is as repetitive as my usage of the word awfulness.

    Guess Nemo will just have to find his own way home cause he's not even worth it.
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  2. Brittney
    Jun 20, 2007
    9
    Good game i like the graphics & the action once u get past the first part.
  3. MichaelF.
    Jul 4, 2006
    2
    one of the best pixar films is now a nightmare with its horrifying appeal. the levels are much too difficult and the loading times are the one of the best pixar films is now a nightmare with its horrifying appeal. the levels are much too difficult and the loading times are the worst i've seen in a game. while very few things were fun, everything else was crass concepts. some parts of the game required the collection of items where a level had 40-60 of them and you had to find them all. another horrifying moment was the puzzles in the fish tank requiring more than skill and strategy, but a LOT of free time you won't have. while i did not want to play this game after i beat it, i never went back to it again. it did not sell in my garage sale and i wanted to make at least $10 off of it. i got better deals selling my gba games. this is worth nothing, just total nothing, garbage. Full Review »