• Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Aug 16, 2005

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
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  1. 60
    It's actually fun for someone who A.) Loves Hello Kitty B.) Hates alien invaders and C.) Loves to kill aliens while on roller skates.
  2. For the adolescent girls it's targeted at, the game does a fine job at capturing the cuteness of the Sanrio universe in video game form.
  3. A good children's game that will provide some amusement for young girls. With more content and variety, it could have been a great game, but it still compares well to other similar games.
  4. While the basic gameplay concepts are put to good use, poor design muddies what potential there was. If you're a die-hard Sanrio fan, though, this is definitely worth a playthrough.
  5. An incredibly good "gateway" game. If you want to take a child away from their Dora the Explorer and Barbie games and guide them into the more difficult, more rewarding games that the older children play, Hello Kitty Roller Rescue is the game to do it with.
  6. 40
    If you can't go anywhere without your Chococat pencil case, go ahead and pick up Roller Rescue. We're sure you'll manage to delude yourself into thinking it's great.
  7. AceGamez
    The gameplay is very basic, the story is almost non-existent, the sound isn't what it should be and the graphics are okay but have their drawbacks. Yet my nine-year-old sister loved Hello Kitty Roller Rescue to bits. Its simple, it's accessible and it's very rewarding - because you can unlock new costumes for Kitty.
  8. Possibly the single most important factor for a kid's game is control. The game will likely be inaccessible to kids under five unless you spend a lot of time coaching them.
  9. Nintendo Power
    Guilty pleasures aside, though, Hello Kitty: Roller Rescue falls flat. While the surreal, candy-colored world looks nice, the game mechanics are unresponsive and shallow. [Oct 2005, p.99]
  10. Basic reading ability is required-which is a bit disappointing, as voice actors would have made this a slam dunk for children too young to read-but it's an otherwise simple and straightforward title that should provide hours of enjoyment for the adolescent set.
  11. The actual game is an uninspired snooze fest that not only insults the popular franchise but its target audience as well.
  12. 70
    Geared towards the adolescent gamer, this game will still have Sanrio fans of all ages swooning with delight at the chance to take control of the Kitty herself.
  13. Hello Kitty Roller Rescue can be summed up in four words: bright, pink, short, easy. This colorful GameCube adventure, clearly aimed at children and fans of the popular characters, delivers a cute fracas that should delight its intended audience.
  14. The basic format will be laughably familiar to any half- experienced role-player, but the shortness of the levels, the bright graphics and the arrows to help you on your way make this a game that will delight, rather than frustrate.

Awards & Rankings

#39 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2005
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Jul 22, 2016
    I was surprised I liked this game. I thought I would give it a 4 but no? It is an 10? The game has good music and good gameplay. I haven'tI was surprised I liked this game. I thought I would give it a 4 but no? It is an 10? The game has good music and good gameplay. I haven't played the PS2 version yet but I am sure the ps2 one will suck so the xbox too. Full Review »
  2. Nov 22, 2013
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  3. JohnnyK.
    Aug 19, 2005
    There's nothing wrong with a light-hearted game for children...