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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 21
  2. Negative: 19 out of 21
  1. It follows the beloved storyline with a wonderful cinematic flair, top-notch audio design, colorful yet simple graphics and a basic set of gameplay mechanics. However, a lacking of innovation and overall gameplay and graphical polish stunt the game’s full potential and leave it as a just-above-average title only fans of the material and/or genre will find any value in.
  2. With all of the gameplay and control issues, the game simply isn’t any fun.
  3. The surreal visuals occasionally impress and the voice acting is fair (no Depp though), but there's too little fun. [Oct 2005, p.94]
  4. One of the most celebrated children's tale turns out as a dreadful platformer, sporting way too many flaws to be a remotely fun game.
  5. The game play is too repetitive and a combination of poor controls and poor visuals make it frustrating to complete the levels. It's hard to imagine many people, whatever their ages, having the supreme patience to actually sit through more than a few hours of this game.
  6. 30
    As I painfully maneuvered my Charlie from room to room, I grew more and more desperate in my attempt to find redeeming qualities in the game.
  7. So to sum up – it looks like a homebrew net Yaroze demo, sounds worse than a knackered monophonic mobile phone with the Crazy Frog ring tone on it, moves with all the fluidity and beauty of a giraffe trying to control a pedalo and is so shatteringly tedious and yawn-inducing you could mistakenly think you’ve contracted narcolepsy while playing it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. PeteS.
    Aug 17, 2005
    This game has bad graphics terrible gameplay but johnny depp is hot so that works.
  2. KavveenK.
    Jul 28, 2005
    I love chocolates........ Chocolates for free I love chocolates........ Chocolates for you and me!!!!
  3. YeWorma
    Aug 4, 2005
    Yeah! Who doesn't love Chocalate? And my game came packed with a free chocolate bar inside! Wonderful!
  4. Thinkablefire
    Jul 6, 2005
    Yet another game based on a movie. This game should be rented before bought. If you ever played "The Series Of Unfortunate Events" than you know what the style of this game is. It does feature some interesting things within the game like the creepy umpaloompa. in all the game is ok. Expand
  5. ChrisM.
    Aug 11, 2005
    The game stinks, Flat out normally when I rent a game I play with it for hours. Yep, only one damn for this one. It's for people who have no sense! Expand
  6. BonbonAliano
    Aug 6, 2005
    Better than the GBA version. But the game is BAD.
  7. RobertoL.
    Sep 7, 2005
    So mind-numbingly boring, that I actually died.

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