Tak and the Power of Juju GameCube


Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
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  1. The game's got a distinctive look to it, and some good moments, but some tedious collection tasks and exploration elements drag the game down.
  2. Despite having a large number of fetch-quests, the game is fun, and even attempts to innovate a little with it's magic system.
  3. 60
    An excellent example of a "slacker" game: it gets as little done as it can while making sure it fills its quota so it can be out the door for the day. There isn't a thing new here and it makes no attempt to improve the genre.
  4. Problematically, it just doesn’t do too anything new and doesn’t space itself out from the crowd. It feels like you’ve played this game before and you probably have - in better, more interesting forms.
  5. 50
    Despite its kiddy appearance and theme, it's far too frustrating and unhelpful to recommend for a youngster. Or anyone that hasn't exhausted the many better options, for that matter.
  6. Unfortunately the game has poor layouts for the levels that even adults will have trouble navigating. The game certainly had a strong sense of personality and a well realized world. It's unfortunate that all players can do is run circles in such a nice environment.
  7. Tak isn’t the worst platformer we’ve seen and will certainly appeal to the younger gamers out there; however its sheer insistence on the generic platform formula is enough to deter most people.
  8. Frustrating but still enjoyable, full of character and quirky charm, with a bit more spit 'n' polish and tighter game design Tak could so easily have been a classic.
  9. It doesn't do anything particularly innovative, but that shouldn't stop people from enjoying the game's vast locations, strangely funny Pupanunu people, and quirky use of animals.
  10. If the level design and path finding was a little easy I would be happy to say that this game was brilliant for the kids but in all honesty, I feel even they would get fed up of playing after an hour or so.

Awards & Rankings

#75 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. MarkH.
    Jun 19, 2004
    Chickens- those stupid chicken levels. What were they thinking! I made an omlet out of this game and it gave me indigestion!
  2. DenisP.
    Nov 7, 2003
    This game is great. It's really funny and has good graphics.
  3. HeatherH.
    Oct 22, 2003
    I love this game. I love the quirky humor of it. The graphics are astounding. I only wish it were for more players. The gameplay is pretty good.