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2.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

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  • Summary: Step inside the magical world of Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory. Based on the feature film directed by Tim Burton and the classic Roald Dahl book, the game allows players to explore deep inside the factory and play the beloved story as Charlie Bucket. Find a Golden Ticket and, along with four other children, win a personal tour of Willy Wonka's factory guided by the notorious and reclusive candy-maker himself. Embark on a fantastic adventure exploring the many extraordinary environments of the factory, including some from the book that do not appear in the film. Discover what happens after the other children, greed-driven and unrestrained, wreak havoc throughout the factory. Then save the chocolate factory from their destruction by solving mystifying puzzles and using inventive candy powers. By helping the Oompa-Loompas and restoring order to the factory, Charlie can earn the respect of Willy Wonka and win an unexpected prize. Acquire incredible abilities by using fantastic new candies in order to save the factory. Stop the "rotten" children from causing chaos and destruction throughout the candy factory. Repair huge, bizarre candy-making machines by solving puzzles and enlisting the help of the Oompa-Loompas. Explore numerous rooms and environments inside Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. [Global Star] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 8 out of 8
  1. Kids aren't going to want to rescue the bad guys of the movie, kids want to explore the factory, swim in the chocolate lakes and hijack cars.
  2. 35
    The whole game feels rushed. The graphics are very poor and the characters besides the Oompa Loompas really don’t look like their movie counterparts.
  3. Atrocious. And not "atrociously good fun" either. Simply atrocious. It's like biting into an Oh Henry and discovering that it is indeed, a big fat solid chunk of stanky human dung and undigested peanuts.
  4. This game is terrible in every area, with unresponsive controls, choppy graphics, and uninteresting minigames that look and feel a lot like the free Java/Flash games available on the Web.
  5. With little satisfying gameplay to back it up, Charlie's $30 price tag borders on insult. [Nov 2005, p.80]
  6. Like Veruca Salt, this game should be dumped down the garbage chute. [Nov 2005, p.79]
  7. The controls are awful, the camera is beyond appalling, the graphics are hideous, the environments are bare, the gameplay is unbearably repetitive and the whole thing is an utter chore to play.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 8 out of 11
  1. Jan 23, 2013
    0
    DEFINITELY not a game. Just a prequel to a good movie and a government experiment gone wrong. You will have much more fun playing a bad user created level in Little Big Plant than this. Expand
  2. Jul 11, 2013
    0
    Dear god! What is this....... what god-forsaken hole did you crawl out of, you horrible abomination of a game! This game should be cast out into the depths of hell! Expand

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