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  • Summary: Bobby "Scaler" Johnson got more than he bargained for when he stumbled 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. Bobby takes on his enemies in ways kids will only have dreamed of...by transformingBobby "Scaler" Johnson got more than he bargained for when he stumbled 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. Bobby takes on his enemies in ways kids will only have dreamed of...by transforming into one of them. Sneaky, elusive, witty and hysterical ? this unexpected hero will keep you guessing just what will happen next. Shape-sift your way through the levels. Take the shape and abilities of 10 different baddies, key to progressing through the game!
    Camouflage into with your environment to sneak past foes. Work your way through the worlds by vine-surfing, a combination of skateboarding and a roller coaster, used to fly through the levels faster than the speed of light. As you speed along, gather an electrical charge to send an electric shock at enemies. Explore levels full of exotic plants, wondrous creatures and beautiful worlds. An unlikely hero in a strange situation with many comedic moments. [Global Star]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. You've seen all of this stuff in at least a dozen other games, but the whole package is well put together and surprisingly enjoyable.
  2. Scaler is fun and easy to play. Its colorful characters will be sure to satisfy the children out there.
  3. The fast rollercoaster rides and the various lizard forms are fun. Too bad the levels are too simple and straight-forward. [Feb. 05]
  4. Despite being a so-called "budget" game, Scaler's production values are more in line with full-priced software. The graphics are sharp, the polygon count is high, the sight distance is far, the bosses are large, and there's a goodly amount of animation to see (not just in the characters, but in the environment as well).
  5. Scaler was never going to set the gaming world alight, but if you're looking for something to while away a few more of those cold winter hours, you could do much, much worse.
  6. This just isn't an especially engaging game, so it's unlikely that anyone past the youngest of audiences will get too much fun from it.
  7. The only people we can imagine buying this are confused parents who do not understand the world of the mystical home entertainment that is the videogame.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. FilipR.
    Oct 23, 2004
    10
    I could'nt believe it ... for that price I had more fun than any game that came out this year.
  2. Dec 9, 2014
    10
    I loved This game when i was young and i still do now it was fun to play and i loved the story. its a sad thing seeing it go with all theI loved This game when i was young and i still do now it was fun to play and i loved the story. its a sad thing seeing it go with all the older consoles i wish they Made a New version but knowing Sequels to allot of games it will probably turn out bad. :( Expand
  3. Apr 19, 2013
    10
    This game, is one of my most favourite platformers I have ever played. It has fantastic gameplay variety and some great gags here and there. IThis game, is one of my most favourite platformers I have ever played. It has fantastic gameplay variety and some great gags here and there. I got this game at a bargain bin price. Just brilliant. Expand
  4. ShayaG.
    Jun 6, 2006
    10
    I love this game, it's great, but I kinda came on this site to see if there was any cheats. I mean I know it's more challenging I love this game, it's great, but I kinda came on this site to see if there was any cheats. I mean I know it's more challenging without them, but I can't seem to get passed the big lobster thing, the thing that follows you in the air and it shoots those things at you and stuff so if you have any cheats you could send me an email and stuff. But ya I love this game it's like my favorite game even better than grand theft auto San Andreas. Expand
  5. May 6, 2012
    10
    amazing game. In my household even my 21 year old sister likes this game. That is really strange because she is usually the one hating on allamazing game. In my household even my 21 year old sister likes this game. That is really strange because she is usually the one hating on all my video games but really enjoys scaler because of the limitless entertainment Expand
  6. Jan 17, 2013
    10
    A really underrated game that I feel is better than every rayman game on this console. Clearly a wonderful game that does everything right andA really underrated game that I feel is better than every rayman game on this console. Clearly a wonderful game that does everything right and gets you interested from the very beginning unlike rayman. Expand
  7. Nov 2, 2014
    5
    This game doesnt know what it wants to be. Ratch and clank? Jak and Daxter? Crash Bandicoot? Spyro? This is clearly a platformer that came outThis game doesnt know what it wants to be. Ratch and clank? Jak and Daxter? Crash Bandicoot? Spyro? This is clearly a platformer that came out too late to succeed. With many elements featured in other games this is probably something youve already played hundreds of times over. But, that doesnt make it bad. By the time this was out we already had, Jak and daxter and Ratchet and Clank, 2 far superior games that were big in scale and received more ettention as a result.
    Scaler suffored from being the last born, the black sheep, the last sip of juice at the bottom of the glass that you dont bother to consume.
    This games nothing new, but it sure is better than it seems. Probably one of the most hidden of gems ive come across.
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