Scaler GameCube

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. 80
    What it lacks in innovation it more than makes up in style, humor and solid game mechanics. Controls feel smooth and responsive and the action is always brisk. The inclusion of evolutionary transformations is an especially nice touch.
  2. With living, breathing backgrounds, smooth animation and a colorful cartoon presentation the graphics are nothing short of amazing for a game in this price range.
  3. Scaler is fun and easy to play. Its colorful characters will be sure to satisfy the children out there.
  4. To be fair, the game is aimed at kids and it's by no means poor – the fact that it's available for less than twenty quid doesn't exactly hurt either.
  5. Although much of the action is standard platformer fare, sliding on vines is zany fun. [Feb 2005, p.113]
  6. It's not entirely engaging or original, but it is fun. It's attractive, sounds nice, and the story-for all its faults-can be ignored safely with no detrimental effects.
  7. There's nothing especially wrong with it to make it something worth drawing ire over, but at the same time, it never finds a way to actually draw you into its experience, and it just seems to lack the intangible qualities needed to make a truly successful platformer.
  8. 66
    There is an element of comedy in Scaler and it is very welcome -it does lack the wittiness of, say, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, but it does make the game that much more enjoyable.
  9. Straddles the line between good design and mediocrity so consistently that it's hard to love it or hate it.
  10. It does well by the proven conventions of the games before it; The story is, at the very least, entertaining to watch unfold and there's more than enough game for $20.
  11. Wow, generic platform games have reached a new pinnacle of dull and cliche. [Feb 2005, p.113]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. AlisaH.
    Jun 1, 2007
    It's a fun entertaining game that sometimes if you just feel like crawling like a lizard or something this is the game to play, what It's a fun entertaining game that sometimes if you just feel like crawling like a lizard or something this is the game to play, what else can I say? Now if you'll excuse I'm going to go play some Scaler. Full Review »
  2. Kat
    Apr 19, 2005
    I don't care what Game Informer said. They can't tell good games when they see them. I think a game starring lizards is great!
  3. ZudyTheDestroyer
    Jan 5, 2005
    Do we need another platform game starring dragon with bright childlike graphics? NO.