Scaler GameCube
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  • Summary: Bobby "Scaler" Johnson gets more than he bargained for when he stumbles upon his next-door neighbor's evil plot to take over the world--by stealing all the lizards and training them to become his mutant army. As Bobby, you can take on your enemies by transforming into one of them. Work your way through the worlds by shape-shifting, vine-surfing, and using camouflage. In levels filled with exotic plants and creatures, this unexpected hero encounters many strange situations. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Scaler is fun and easy to play. Its colorful characters will be sure to satisfy the children out there.
  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. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Wow, generic platform games have reached a new pinnacle of dull and cliche. [Feb 2005, p.113]

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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 else can I say? Now if you'll excuse I'm going to go play some Scaler. Expand
  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.